Release Day Book Blast – Demetrius by Marie Johnston


As if overthrowing the vampire government and helping implement a new council to make vampires, shifters, and hybrids play nice wasn’t enough, Demetrius Devereux finds a bigger problem to deal with in an innocent, stubborn, and privileged beauty. In DEMETRIUS by Marie Johnston, a sinfully sexy alpha finds his match in a fiery female vampire, and the sparks fly from the first moment they meet. This is the first book in the edgy New Vampire Disorder Series, and it will leave you ravenous for book two.

Join Marie Johnston and the Killion Group as we celebrate the release of Demetrius with this 14 stop Release Day Blast on April 12th. Included in this celebration is exclusive content, a spotlight of the book, reviews, and a giveaway. One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a SIGNED copy of Fever Claim!

As if overthrowing the vampire government and helping implement a new council to make vampires, shifters, and hybrids play nice wasn’t enough, Demetrius Devereux finds a bigger problem to deal with in an innocent, stubborn, and privileged beauty.

Callista Augustus is the over-protected daughter of a once-powerful vampire leader. Discovering her desperate father has tapped into a well of pure evil, Calli swallows her sense of betrayal and turns him in. She almost regrets it when she meets the infamous and arrogant Demetrius. Forcing herself to work with the male who ruined her family, Calli’s only concern is saving her father.

When Demetrius gets past the infuriating personality of the righteous female, he realizes Calli’s the one in great danger. He gives her his help out of duty, until it becomes clear that if he loses her, he loses everything.


I was immediately drawn to the cover of this book (no idea why) and after reading the book blurb I knew that I had to get my hands on a copy.  I was delighted to be asked to be part of the book blast for the release day.  The book was great, I really, really enjoyed it. The plot was fast paced and the characters were brilliant.  I enjoyed it from the start through to the end.   The writing style was flowing and it kept me gripped.  Without any spoilers, for me it had just the right mix of content and a little romance too 🙂  5 stars from me and looking forward to the rest of the series and more from Marie Johnston – I’m looking forward to Rourke’s story!  The book is out today – so you can grab your copy now!  Available Here: Amazon


An exclusive excerpt from the book is shown below – check it out:

“Calli pulled into the circular drive and angled her car toward the row of garages. She hit the button on her dash and one of the large doors moved up, opening a yawning black hole of nothingness.

Well, almost nothing. Calli pulled in next to the Rolls Royce her father refused to sell. They’d gotten rid of so much stuff since the Vampire Council dissolved. Not that they’d had much, but enough to put on a good show pretending they weren’t nearly destitute. Jewelry, fancy cars, anything that could sell went. Thank you eBay. They could barely afford to keep the mansion heated.

It’d been less than a year since life as she knew it had changed.

And what a relief. Faced with desolation, her father finally let her—gasp—get a job.

Twenty-four damn years old,” she muttered, killing the engine.

I must insist on a stipulation Callista, her father had said almost a year ago. Please work with the very young or very old. I cannot have you exposed to the hazards of youth.

And that means what, father? Sex. She knew her father meant sex. To say he was extremely protective would be like saying Oprah was sort of rich and famous. But he hadn’t been the same since the night her mother had left them. So yeah, she could take pity on the old guy and keep her panties on.

Everything else was up for grabs. She’d been sneaking out for years. To avoid her own kind and the tales that would work their way back to her father, she stuck to places prime families didn’t often frequent, like human clubs, and even the library.

She climbed out of the used car she’d gotten an excellent deal on and slammed the door. Thank whatever being out there who’s watching over vampires for technology. The internet made her teenage years bearable and helped her attain something akin to autonomy as a cloistered adult. After her mother had taken off with all their money, they only kept one butler around. The rest of the upkeep around the home fell to her. Callie relied on YouTube while her father could barely power on a computer. He preferred the old tomes that cluttered their library.

She hit the button to lower the door. It made a loud noise and the annoying light on the roof flashed.

Of course. Why wouldn’t that be broken, too?

Less than a year without money and the butler, the place looked like it’d been abandoned for decades. The wet winter had encouraged lush growth, and now that they were headed into fall, the greenery lost its luster. Brown, withered foliage covered the mansion from vines left untrimmed. Bushes looked like a haircut gone awry and the grass was brittle with little green left in the blades.”


About Marie Johnston:

Marie Johnston

Marie Johnston lives in the upper-Midwest with her husband, four kids, and an old cat. Deciding to trade in her lab coat for a laptop, she’s writing down all the tales she’s been making up in her head for years. An avid reader of paranormal romance, these are the stories hanging out and waiting to be told between the demands of work, home, and the endless chauffeuring that comes with children.

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