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GRACE KIMBLE NEEDS BLOOD

SHE NEEDS IT NOW

The vampire crime series continues, picking up where The Blood Detail

and One of Them left off.

 

Former police officer Grace Kimble

is starving, on the run from a covert agency hellbent on transforming her into the perfect warrior.

 

She has one place left to turn, a secret gathering of her own kind,

the same undead vermin she had

once sworn to destroy.

The letter V in a brushtroke circle. The international sign of the vampire.

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a novella series

HARD-BOILED

BLOODSUCKING

THRILLERS

A red and black splash illustration for the novella The Blood Detail. Blood and rainwater mix, with beat-up, damaged typography.

The action begins: read the first Vigil novella for free!

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A NOVEL SERIES

Sci-fi with character

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The moon of Verdan is no paradise

High adventure in an alien wilderness

From the year 2213

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What happened to the city of Echograd?

A mystery on the other side of the galaxy

From the year 2234

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Bio

Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Arvin Loudermilk hand wrote his first novel—a high school superhero fantasy based embarrassingly, and almost entirely, on himself—at the age of seventeen. As a young man he had moderate illustration skills, leading friends and family to believe he was good at drawing, when unfortunately, he was barely decent, at best. Despite this, his desire to create comic books was strong, yet without an

able illustration hand, his potential was limited.

 

In May of 1989, Arvin met Mike Iverson, an illustrator and designer looking for part-time work in a new and still unknown town. By the end of their first hour of conversation, Mike and Arvin had joined forces on New Guard, a Soviet era superhero comic. Sadly, the late lamented New Guard never found a publisher, despite numerous submission efforts. A second comic book concept, Vigil, a crime fiction epic featuring a gun-wielding vampire vigilante, had better success, finding publication with Innovation in 1992. Twenty-one more issues of Vigil followed, from two more publishers, ending

its run at over a thousand pages.

 

A myriad of follow-up projects were juggled and considered, but Collective, a science fiction soap opera, won the day. Collective’s first storyline saw four print issues, before Arvin  and Mike, desperate to see this specific work in color, shifted to the new and unstable ground of web publishing. The series' initial run was completed online, totally in at more than three hundred and fifty pages. Additional Collective stories were on the drawing table, but tragedy and the real world intervened.

 

In the years that followed, Arvin became more and more convinced that Collective and Vigil would be natural fits in the world of prose. The development process to shift to this new creative platform was long and frustrating, but the end result, an assortment of novels and novellas, began its long-term publishing schedule with the 2012 release of In a Flash.

 

 

 

CREDITS

 

Vigil

Writer, Comic Book Series

Innovation Publications, 1992 -1993

Millennium Publications, 1994 - 1996

Duality Press, 1997 - 1999

 

Collective

Writer, Comic Book Series

Duality Press, 1999 - 2000

Duality Entertainment, 2001 - 2002

 

Grace: Wildchild

Writer, Web Comic

Duality Entertainment, 2002

 

Collective

Writer, Web Comic

Duality Entertainment, 2003 - 2004

 

Collective

Writer, Novel Series

The Concentrium, 2012 -

 

Vigil

Writer, Novella Series

The Concentrium, 2013 -

Books

In a Flash

A Collective Novel

From the year 2234

A New World

A Collective Novel

From the year 2213

Rivers of Pale

The New Collective Novel

Coming in 2015

The Blood Detail

Vigil Novella #1

Officer in the vicinity

One of Them

Vigil Novella #2

Caution: Subject BD-01

The Underground

Vigil Novella #3

A Time of Gathering

Glitterati

Vigil Novella #4

Available October 2014

A Thrill to Kill

Vigil Novella #5

Available April 2015

Coming: Digital Comic Book Collections

Series

Collective

Generational Science Fiction

Vigil

Vampire Crime Fiction

Coming: An Age of Heroes

Contact

If you have a question or would like additional information about Arvin’s books, connect with him on one of these social media outlets.

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