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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Ellen Schreiber  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

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Ellen lived in Chicago for five years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Before becoming an author, Schreiber was an actress. She majored in theatre and spent a summer in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Schreiber lived in Chicago for five years. In Chicago, she graduated from the Second City Training Center and performed improv, Shakespeare, comedies and dramas. Schreiber and a classmate from Second City created and performed a two woman show for a year. After that, she tried her hand at stand-up comedy and during this time she began to write an adult novel about a rock star - Johnny Lightning. From there, Schreiber's writing career took off.


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Love Bites (Vampire Kisses, Book 7)
ISBN: 0061689424

Katherine Tegen Books. 2010

As a mortal girl dating a vampire, Raven knows that love isn't always easy. Now that Alexander's parents have returned to Romania, Raven and her dreamy vampire boyfriend are happy to resume their cryptic romance.

But soon another visitor comes knocking: Sebastian, Alexander's best friend, arrives for a stay at the mansion. At first Raven is wary, then thrilled—this is the perfect chance to learn more about her darkly handsome boyfriend and his past. Raven has been wondering whether Alexander will ever bite her and make their love immortal, and Sebastian could be her guide to the love habits of Alexander and his kind. But when Sebastian falls for a particular Dullsvillian, will another mortal beat Raven to the bite?

With suspense, danger, and a fabulous vampire party, this seventh book in the bestselling Vampire Kisses series continues the exciting nocturnal romance of Raven and Alexander.

Dance with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses, Book 4)
ISBN: 0061778982

Katherine Tegen Books. 2009

The most important night of the year is drawing near . . . but not without a little trouble from the Underworld

Dullsville's newest night-faring intruder may be only a tween, but Raven knows that Valentine Maxwell, the younger sibling of two nefarious vampires, is a full-size menace. Valentine becomes even more of a threat when he befriends her brother, Billy. Raven must try to shield Billy, even as the biggest excitement of the year approaches: attending prom with her immortal love, Alexander. And while Alexander is one kind of vampire—sweet—Raven soon learns Valentine is another.

Could Valentine somehow know Raven's private thoughts about turning into a vampire?

Vampire Kisses: The Beginning (Vampire Kisses / Kissing Coffins / Vampireville)
ISBN: 006177894X

Katherine Tegen Books. 2009

A new guy in town.

Rumors of vampires.

Dangerous first love.

This is where it all begins. . . .

The mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood empty for years. But one day it seems to be occupied, and its mysterious, handsome inhabitant Alexander Sterling becomes the source of much talk around town. Raven, a vampire-obsessed Goth-girl who has always considered herself an outsider in "Dullsville," is determined to uncover the truth surrounding the secretive Alexander. As she gets to know him, and their spark intensifies, Raven finds herself in some unanticipated situations. Can Alexander make her lifelong dream come true? But love always has its complications—especially when it can only be awakened at nightfall.

The first three books in Ellen Schreiber's bestselling Vampire Kisses series capture the thrill of a most unusual romance.

The Coffin Club (Vampire Kisses, Book 5)
ISBN: 0061288861

Katherine Tegen Books. 2009

It's tough for love-struck Raven to imagine what's keeping her nocturnal boyfriend from returning to Dullsville. So there's only one thing to do—find Alexander. Along the way, Raven can't resist the spot where she feels most at home, the Coffin Club. But when she stumbles upon a secret door in the club, she descends into a dim catacomb—to a hidden hangout where the house drink happens to be type A or B. Drawn to one of its shadowy members, Raven suspects she's in over her head. But exploring the covert club is too tempting, even after coming face-to-face with Alexander's trouble-stirring enemy.

Can Raven delve further into the Underworld unbeknownst to Alexander—and also solve the mystery of her true love's own secrecy? Ellen Schreiber's sizzling Vampire Kisses series continues with its darkest installment yet.



Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 6/24/2008
  • Pages: 192
  • Reading Level: Age 13 and Up

Royal Blood (Vampire Kisses, Book 6)
ISBN: 0061288896

Katherine Tegen Books. 2010

Alexander's spooky mansion feels like home to Raven . . . but could his residence in Dullsville be coming to an end?

Summer break is over, and Raven's sleep-filled days and romantic nights with her immortal boyfriend, Alexander, must end. The shock of daily attendance at Dullsville High isn't the only change in store. An unexpected letter turns up at Alexander's mansion—announcing his parents will be coming to town! Once they arrive, it seems just about everyone has had a sighting of the macabre couple except Raven. Is Alexander hiding something about his parents' homecoming? Will Raven ever meet them, and can she face the biggest threat yet to her love with Alexander?

Vampire Kisses
ISBN: 006009334X

Katherine Tegen Books. 2003

In her small town, dubbed "Dullsville," sixteen-year-old Raven -- a vampire-crazed goth-girl -- is an outcast. But not for long...

The intriguing and rumored-to-be haunted mansion on top of Benson Hill has stood vacant and boarded-up for years. That is, until its mysteriously strange new occupants move in. Who are these creepy people -- especially the handsome, dark, and elusive Alexander Sterling? Or rather, what are they? Could the town prattle actually ring true? Are they vampires? Raven, who secretly covets a vampire kiss, both at the risk of her own mortality and Alexander's loving trust, is dying to uncover the truth.

Ellen Schreiber's spooky and stirring romance tells the story of two outsiders who fall in love in a town where conformity reigns, and ends with a shocking surprise.



Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 8/5/2003
  • Pages: 208
  • Reading Level: Age 13 and Up

Kissing Coffins (Vampire Kisses, Book 2)
ISBN: 0060776226

Katherine Tegen Books. 2005

The sequel to Ellen Schreiber's popular Vampire Kisses follows goth teenager Raven as she searches for her true love Alexander, whom she's discovered is a vampire.



Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 7/26/2005
  • Pages: 176
  • Reading Level: Age 13 and Up

Vampire Kisses 3: Vampireville
ISBN: 0060776250

Katherine Tegen Books. 2006

For goth-girl Raven, dating her dream boyfriend is complicated, especially because Alexander's secret means that they can see each other only at night.

And now the pair must be extra wary in the dark with Alexander's archrival, Jagger, appearing around town. As if Jagger isn't enough cause for worry, Luna, his strikingly pale sister, has also surfaced and seems to have her sights set on Raven's longtime nemesis, Trevor. Together, Raven and Alexander must begin a terrifying search for Jagger and Luna's hideout to drive them away -- that is, if it's not already too late to save Dullsville from becoming Vampireville.

In the latest installment of her popular Vampire Kisses books, Ellen Schreiber continues the startling story of two teen outsiders -- she from the mortal world and he from the Underworld -- who share a thrilling, extraordinary romance.

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume I
ISBN: 0061340812

Katherine Tegen Books. 2007

The absolute last thing goth-girl Raven and her vampire boyfriend, Alexander, need is another hitch in their nighttime-only romance—but dark trouble hovers on the horizon when Raven and Alexander discover four freshly dug graves filled with empty coffins. When a crew of sketchy vampires takes up residence in Dullsville's lonely graveyard, Alexander finds this motley bunch led by his very own blood-sucking cousin, Claude Sterling. Shocking! Claude and his creepy crew can only spell out more problems for the pair, especially when Raven finds them in daylight in the very last place she could ever imagine. What could Claude and his invaders be doing—or searching for—in Dullsville?

Vampire Kisses: Blood Relatives, Volume II
ISBN: 0061340820

Katherine Tegen Books. 2008

Who says dating a vampire is easy? Raven's nocturnal romance with her immortal love, Alexander, is definitely dicey, but even more so with Alexander's meddling half-vamp cousin in town. Claude and his sketchy gang are on the hunt for a stash of blood-filled vials that can turn them into pure vampires. With an old family feud casting a shadow on the search, they'll do anything to get their hands on the vials. Raven and Alexander must swiftly mastermind a plan to outwit them, but will the very lure of the vials create more risk for Raven than she could ever imagine? And deepen her own quandary about the possibility of becoming a vampire?


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