About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.

Wickedly Sweete, The Draven Witch Series

Today's Spooktacular Spotlight Author is Zoey Sweete!
She's here to introduce the The Draven Witch Series.

Blood Magic
The Draven Witch Series Book 1
Available Now
A witch/vampire hybrid, Renee Draven was sent to fulfill her destiny. Hell-bent on destroying the Evil One that has tormented and defiled her lineage for centuries, she must take back the power that was stolen long ago. Racing against time to destroy the darkness that threatens her life and those she loves. She must confront her demons. Losing faith in herself, and her power, she stumbles across William Angelo, the one she was said to bring home and save. While on her dark journey she must find Dante Angelo, his blood is the key to awakening her vampire side and defeating Damaskeos. Struggling to stay alive, she is torn between wanting a normal life and her duties, Renee must learn to believe in herself and the magic that flows through her blood, if she is to save the lives of those she loves. Will she find the strength to defeat Damaskeos and end his reign once and for all? Or will she fall as all the other Draven Witches before her? Blood Magic will take you on a mystical ride into alternate dimensions, the magical world of the Draven witches, and the supernatural creatures that would give their life to protect them.
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Blood Vengeance
The Draven Witch Series Book 2
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There is an evil rising that wishes to seek havoc….Renee Draven believed her battle was over but her nightmare is just beginning. There is a darkness lurking seeking vengeance; with vengeance comes loss and family secrets will be revealed. Renee will question her lineage and her power; while other Evils play on her doubts she must determine truth from lies. Or will the lies be enough to rip the light from our heroine’s soul? With the past revealed the future holds a shocking conclusion. New heroes will be found and new allies will be made…lives will be lost and hearts will be broken…are you ready for the ride to hell and back?

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Blood Wrath
The Draven Witch Series Book 3
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Renee Draven the witch/vampire hybrid sent to save the mortal realm has failed. She has been beaten, bruised, and left for dead. Half of her soul has been torn away with losing her true one and loyal mate William Angelo. Now, she must look inside herself and find the strength to avenge his death, while unleashing her wrath against Demon Queen, Demya; the one who tore him away from her loving arms. But Demya is only one of many demons Renee will face. Old Ones will rise, and the King himself will lead them to chaos. Between battling the darkness that is slowly eating away what is left of her sanity, she must somehow survive the greatest battle she has ever faced. Will our heroine rise above the demons that are coming for her life or will the fate she suffers be worse than death?

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Blood Fury
The Draven Witch Series Book 4
Releasing Nov. 16th 2013
The war is upon us as the blackness has consumed Renee Draven’s soul. There is nothing left to fight for. She has lost everything; done things that were unforgivable, seen things that were unbelievable, her mind twisted, and she has laid her mighty sword down. The time for a revelation is coming and darkness has arrived. Warriors will be slain, allies gone, and from the ash she will rise. Destinies have been entwined, seeds buried deep within, lies have been discovered as truths, and her light has faded. What is coming will leave those left standing consumed with fear and the Draven bloodline will be torn apart. Barriers will be broken, heroes are no longer, and the mortal realm as you knew will be forever changed.

A little Facetime with the Author

K.S.  Hello and welcome to the blog. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself.  

First I would love to thank Katie for having me on today, it’s great to be here. My name is Zoey Sweete and I am currently the author of The Draven Witch Series and The Draven Dynasty. I have been writing since I was about twelve. I always felt like putting my feeling son paper was easier than saying how I felt. It became therapy for me.

K.S.  Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?

I have to have my playlist going when I write. I am an avid rock n roll girl, my hubby calls it my angry music but it helps me focus on certain scenes.

K.S.  When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?

I had always written teenage angst poetry which later lead to a novel I have been working on since I was about fourteen. It’s still sitting, lol, but then the paranormal wave hit and I had all these ideas. Of course I researched for a year or so before I actually wrote Blood Magic but it felt amazing to finally get it out there.

K.S.  What genre do you write?

I started out with paranormal fiction, but have since done a poetry collection, erotica, and some of my current works in progress are psychological thrillers, horror, and a crime family themed novel.

K.S.  What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?
My father was my greatest inspiration to write. He always said the paper will never talk back never judge, it is there for you to spill your heart out to.
My favorite authors would be Stephen King and Dani Shapiro. I love Stephen King’s Rose Madder, which hits close to home to me, and I love his style, the way he draws you into the book. Dani Shapiro wrote Playing with Fire and it is the exact opposite of King’s writing. Her writing is very raw and emotional. 

K.S.  What does your family think of your writing?

My family is very supportive. My hubby is my biggest fan and my Ma pushes me hard everyday and stays on me. I am lucky to have so many people around me that push me to keep my dreams going.

K.S.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book/s?

How much of a bitch I can really be. As my series has grown my main character has gotten darker and its been fun writing her that way.

K.S.  What inspires you?

My daughter. She is the sunshine of my life and gives me the strength everyday to keep going.

K.S. Tell us the story behind the story. What inspired you to write this series? 

I had always been a fan of the paranormal and picked up reading it or watching it. And Ijust got this storyline stuck in my head and couldn’t get rid of it. I was quite a party girl back then so most of my male leads are named after La Bare dancers. Draven Angel(at the time was Draven Shadows) inspired the name series name, but each male in those books came from one of them that I was close with. A bit of their personality is there. But I just saw so many paranormal books out there and I wanted something different, something where each book took you deeper into the lead female’s past, and leaving you with a cliffhanger.

K.S. Tell us about these book covers. How do they represent your books? How did you choose the artwork?

These books have been through so many covers but I was lucky enough to stumble across Sam Briggs on deviant art and I absolutely fell in love with his vampires. They fit her better than anything. So between his artwork and Bloodmoon Designs these covers could not better describe what is written inside the pages.

K.S. Where can readers find out more about you and your work?