On September 2, DARK HUNGER, the second book in the Brethren Series of vampire romance by Sara Reinke hits bookstores shelves nationwide. Continuing the story introduced in last year's DARK THIRST, which Romantic Times magazine called a "new twist on the vampire legend," DARK HUNGER takes readers on a whirlwind, cross-country adventure.

Tessa Noble-Davenant will do anything to protect her brother, Brandon, even if that means traveling across from New Orleans to California with Rene Morin. A cynical, brooding, yet startlingly sexy vampire, Rene seems to take pleasure in finding fault with Tessa's every move. Despite this, a sensual attraction begins to develop between the two, one to which neither can afford to succumb. Rene and Tessa are being followed -- and a single misstep will put them at the mercy of forces more dark and powerful than they can even imagine...

New York Times best-selling author Lara Adrian calls DARK HUNGER "a paranormal treat to be savored" while Romantic Times hails, "[Reinke is] definitely an author to watch!"

DARK HUNGER is available in mass market paperback from Kensington Publishing's Zebra imprint for only $4.99. You'll find an excerpt, purchase links, the promotional video and more online at www.sarareinke.com

You'll also find Sara Reinke all over the web this month, sharing behind-the-scenes scoops on the book, as well as excerpts and more. In addition, she'll be giving away copies of DARK THIRST, the first book in The Brethren Series at different hotspots online , so be sure to visit any of the following, post a comment or question and be eligible for the chance to win:

Through September 5: Reinke will be blogging at Novel Thoughts all week long, sharing interviews daily with some of the cast of characters from DARK HUNGER. She'll also be giving away a copy of DARK THIRST every day! www.novelthoughts.wordpress.com.

September 2: DARK HUNGER Release Day Celebration at The Haunt! Reinke is the Featured Author with the Haunt at PNR all day long on this, the official release date for Dark Hunger, Book Two in the Brethren Series of vampire romance. Join in the fun on this interactive Yahoo! group. And no party would be complete without prizes, so be sure to post a comment or question during the day and be eligible to win some great goodies! To join the celebration, visit here.

September 5: Join me HERE at my Coffee Time forum for a virtual party celebrating the release of DARK HUNGER! There will be excerpts and giveaways galore all day long! Part of the Coffee Time Alphabet Authors celebration.

September 8-10: Guest Blogger at Novel Spotters "Behind the Scenes" -- Join Reinke for three days of tips, tidbits, tales from the trenches and more! Visit here for more information.

September 10: Guest on Raven Happy Hour Radio -- Join Reinke as she chats live and on the air with authors Michelle M. Pillow and Mandy M. Roth. 11 p.m. to 12 a.m. midnight (Eastern, U.S.) You can chime in on the conversation, too, by calling in with your questions or comments: (646) 595-3998! Visit Raven Radio online here and catch up on their latest podcasts while you're at it!

September 13: Book-Signing at Waldenbooks, Oxmoor Center, Louisville -- Be one of the first to get your mitts on a signed copy of Dark Hunger, the latest installment in the Brethren Series of vampire romance between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 13. Reinke will be at the Waldenbooks at the Oxmoor Center (7900 Shelbyville Road, Louisville; 502-423-1596), signing copies of both Dark Hunger and the preceding book, Dark Thirst. (No book giveaways, but Reinke will have cover flats and other Brethren goodies to give away!)

September 26: Guest Blogger at The Romance Studio -- Reinke will be stopping by The Romance Studio for the day, so swing by their blog and say hello! Leave a comment or ask a question and you might just win a prize!

For a complete listing of upcoming contests, events and appearances, or for additional information, visit online at www.sarareinke.com.

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