Archive for January, 2012

Anita Viljoen has just published a sequel titled Hybrid which tells the story of Gem, who is the product of a human mother and a vampire father.

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By Monisha Martins – Maple Ridge News
Published: January 26, 2012 8:00 AM

There are a lot of parallels between the people Anita Viljoen meets while working as an aesthetician in Maple Ridge and the characters that fill her books.

At work, she’s sees the human desire to stay young forever manifested in requests for creams and cures. In her novels, the vampires suffer eternal life.

“Aging scares a lot of people,” says Viljoen, whose has just published a sequel to her first book Feeders titled Hybrid.

“The vampires are immortal, but they see people around them, who they love, die. They feel quite deeply about it and more deeply than we could ever fathom.”

Hybrid is the story of Gem, who is the product of a human mother and a vampire father.

She is a hybrid and the first female of her kind, a secret kept by the McKay coven of vampires for two and a half decades.

The reappearance of Sire Raymond Pitout in Canada threatens and compromises Gem’s secret, and the International Vampire Council sends out its head of security Lord Malcolm Murphy – the first hybrid – to protect her and destroy Sire Pitout.

Malcolm finds things becoming complicated, especially when he falls in love with Gem.

He meets Gem’s friend, Deidre Wolff, who turns out to be an alter-seer (an oracle-vampire hunter) and Gem’s human sister Grace O’Sullivan, who has the same unique trait as her father’s twin sister Meghan.

With all these unique attributes under one roof, Lord Malcolm has his job cut out for him.

In Hybrid, you’ll get a story with unexpected twists, turns, intrigue and romance.

Just like she did in her first novel, Viljoen drew inspiration for her characters from her clients and colleagues at Temptations Salon and Spa.

She’s also set scenes in familiar locales including Metro Vancouver and Cochrane, Alberta – the city she first lived in when she immigrated to Canada.

“I think it makes the characters more real,” she says.

“It’s a lot of fun because you have a power to change up the character if you want.”

Born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa, Viljoen met her husband Martin at the young age of 16, fell in love and was married soon after high school.

With a love story of her own to draw from, Viljoen felt compelled to write one for the book.

The vampires in Hybrid, unlike humans, wear their emotions on their sleeves. They are not afraid of love and show it passionately.

“I call them humans on steroid,” says Viljoen. Each couple in the book has battles to fights and battles to survive.

“I’m a romantic,” says Viljoen, unabashedly.

“I like to watch people, especially young love. Young love and new love is such an adventure. But you are never too old to be in love. When I see a couple in their 80s still holding hands, I always get the warm and fuzzies.”

New book

Anita Viljoen’s new book Hybrid is available at Bean Around Books, 22626 Lougheed Highway and Temptations Spa, 150-22470 Dewdney Trunk Road in Maple Ridge. You can also order it online from her blog or Amazon.



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Hi everyone, Good news!!

100 copies of Hybrid have arrived and will be on sale tomorrow at Temptations Salon and Spa – I am working and will be available to sign your copy of Hybrid after 2PM.

They will be going for $20.00 cash only, as I’m not set up to take Debit /Credit. Sorry!


If you not in Maple Ridge – which sucks v-v  Then you can click on the Hybrid link on the right of the blog to take you to my official publishers website and order directly from my publishers.


I thank you all for your support and love to hear or see you soon.

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This is one of the most Amazing action packed Vampire romance novels I have ever read 😀 The characters are wonderful and the story really draws you in the more you read. God the ending made me cry, but I can’t wait to read Hybrid to see what happens next 😀 There are three new couples brought together in this story and one of them gets torn apart 😦 Someone pass me some tissues please. Beautiful ending all in all because of what happens after the sad part but you need to read to find out why this book is amazing 😀 Almost forgot to mention this is NOT YA. 🙂    ♥♥♥♥♥

OMG, this book is GREAT. It is some what better then the first one. The characters are all amazing. Each romantic couple has their own inner battles to fight as well as the battles to survive. This is a very amazing vampire romance, I still can’t believe another wonderful character dies. God did I cry. It made me cry again at the ending 🙂 so beautiful. I so hope you are making another one 😀 Wonderful paranormal romance, with plenty of action to keep you happy till the end 😀    ♥♥♥♥♥


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Golden Ears Writers

Lobby Nights


Lobby Nights 2012 Begins January 17th  with a panel of Local Self Published authors.

This Month: Self Published Panel

Wonder what it takes to self-publish?  Hear the experiences of local self-published authors.

Don Waite

Photographer and Historian


Andrea Lister

Author and Historian


Anita Viljoen

FIction Author of Feeders


Joe Picard

Science Fiction Author


Jack Emberly

Retired Teacher and Author


Joe Robinsmith

Poet and Songwiter



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Monthly Poetry Critique Group

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January 17th, 2012

7 pm to 9 pm

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Maple RIdge, BC

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