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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Blog Tour- WITCHBLOOD by @MatthewErman & @lisa_sterle With Matthew & Lisa's Favorite Video Games & A #Giveaway! @thevaultcomics, & @RockstarBkTours

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the WITCHBLOOD by Matthew Erman & Lisa Sterle Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:

Title: WITCHBLOOD: The Complete Series (Witchblood #1-10)

Author: Matthew Erman, Lisa Sterle (Illustrations),Gab Contreras, Jim Campbell

Pub. Date: April 26, 2022

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 256

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD, Bookshop.org

A non-stop supernatural action adventure bathed in magic, blood, motorcycles, mayhem, vampires, and an unconventional. 1,000 year-old witch named Yonna.


A modern, Wild West road trip about a witch named Yonna cruising the Southwest as a band of bloodthirsty biker vampires, The Hounds of Love, hunt her scattered coven for the source of all magic: witch blood. From the critically acclaimed creators of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck and Long Lost comes Witchblood, a blend of action, lore, and Americana—perfect for fans of Buffy and American Gods.


"Loud and brash and high-energy, the kind of thing that makes readers yearn to see what will come next...[packed with] gripping, stylish thrills." ― Women Write About Comics

"A mixtape in comic form, that blends familiar lore, with the roughness of the Wild West...the creative team has successfully given us a character who although vulnerable, packs some serious attitude, you can’t help but root for her, and with the dangers she has stumbled upon and the revelation of her WITCHBLOOD, we are on our way to be treated to some action-packed, magic in the making." ― Geek Network

"Witchblood #1 is a fun, splashy start to a stylish series." ― AV Club

"Want a chaotic, fun time? Witchblood is just the levels of chaos you need in your life." ― Wandering Nerd Girl

"Witchblood is the most beautiful form of a passion project...This comic really is something special, not just for fans of witchcraft and vampires, but for anyone who loves colour, representation, and the craft done right." ― The Valkyries

Named one of "the comics and graphic novels worth mentioning from 2021" ― THRILLIST


What are some of your favorite video games?

Matthew: Now this is a question I can get behind! I am a firm believer that game design and game narrative are such a unique and special way of telling a story. I’ve always loved the 2nd-person storytelling and videogames exist almost exclusively in that space along with ttrpgs.

Here are some of my favorites:

Grim Fandango — Really beautiful game. So unique. One of the most interesting, captivating worlds imagined and the writing is topnotch. Love the character of Manny Calavera, he is so cool. I remember playing that game as a kid and being so influenced by the idea you can write stories like that. They don’t have to be anything except what you want them to be, and the freedom to write something that’s funny and dark and weird and noir and beautiful was really enlightening.

Disco Elysium — Maybe the best written game of all time? It felt like reading an excellent novel. Seeing a film that sticks with you for weeks. I haven’t stopped thinking about Disco Elysium since I beat it and I can’t wait to go back to it in a couple of years to relive the story.

Elden Ring — Literally can’t stop playing this masterpiece.

Final Fantasy 9 — The best one!

I’m also a big fan of roguelikes, so things like Hades and Binding of Isaac are great. Since the pandemic I also really got into Magic: The Gathering and while that isn’t a video game I really do love playing.

Lisa: Ok right now it’s Elden Ring which was a shock even to me as Matthew is a diehard FromSoftware fanboy and has been trying to get me to stick to one of these games for years. But I’ve been sucked in, I can’t help it, it's great even though I never want to ever fight any big bosses ever haha. Fallout 3 is probably my favorite of all-time, I love the aesthetic and world-building and quirky stories of that game, and it was my first foray back into videogames in college. Some others are Final Fantasy 6, Hades, Horizon Zero Dawn, Silent Hill 2, Psychonauts, Bayonetta. I’m kind of all over the place!

About Matthew Erman:

Matthew Erman is a comics writer from Columbus, Ohio. Alongside Lisa Sterle, he co-created the critically acclaimed comic horror series, Long Lost, which was optioned for Film/TV by Producer Jenny Klein (The Witcher, Daisy Jones and The Six). Erman has since worked on the comic book series Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and graphic novel Power Rangers: Sins of the Future with BOOM! Studios, series Care Bears: Unlock the Magic with IDW, the upcoming  science fiction/ horror / humorous romance original graphic novel BONDING, with artist and co-creator Emily Pearson for Vault Comics, and the smash supernatural action adventure comics series (with artist/co-creator Lisa Sterle) from Vault Comics, WITCHBLOOD. His short work can be found in anthologies such as Corpus (2018), Dead Beats (2019) and Everything is Going Wrong (2019).


Website | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon


About Lisa Sterle:

Lisa Sterle is a Columbus artist with work spanning from comic books to concept design to pop-culture-fueled illustration. Her work is often bright, expressive, and occasionally tinged with horror— marrying her two favorite themes: the beautiful and the grotesque. She has worked with HarperCollins, IDW, Image, Archie Comics, Vault Comics, BOOM! Studios, and many others. She is the co-creator of monthly comics Long Lost and Submerged (Vault Comics), and Witchblood (Vault comics), as well as creator of The Modern Witch Tarot Deck, a modern and diverse interpretation of the classic Rider-Waite tarot deck. Currently she is working on the graphic novel Squad with writer Maggie Tokuda-Hall for Greenwillow Books.

WITCHBLOOD is the first time Lisa Sterle’s wider (witchy/tarot/occult) audience has access to her all-new  book (to be found in book stores in which they frequent), and it is her first creator-owned project since The Modern Witch Tarot.

As the creator of the smash, best-selling, The Modern Witch Tarot, Lisa has a super rabid fan base, and with over 16K Twitter followers, she is known as one of the most “influential witches in the world!”  Further, Lisa was voted by Watkins Body Mind Spirit Magazine as one of the Top 100 Most Spiritually Influential  Living People  (Pope Francis is #1, Dalai Lama is #2; Lisa is #92 – Neil de Grasse Tyson is #93!)

Here’s more about Lisa Sterle’s  diverse, all-female, Modern Witch Tarot:

    • The Modern Witch Tarot has sold over TWO MILLION UNITS since its release on October 1, 2019
    • The Modern Witch Tarot is the #1 Bestselling Tarot in the world – ever!
    • It is the #1 BESTSELLER in Amazon’s Tarot category
    • It is the #2 BESTSELLER in Amazon’s Fortune Telling category
    • It is the #4 BESTSELLER in Amazon’s Witchcraft Religion & Spirituality category
    • The Modern Witch Tarot has over 13,000 reviews
    • The Modern Witch Tarot is rated 5 stars on Amazon
    • The Modern Witch Tarot has been in the TOP 500 Books on Amazon since release
    • The Modern Witch Tarot reinvented the Rider-Waite deck for modern use

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Goodreads


Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of WITCHBLOOD, US Only.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


Writer of Wrongs

Excerpt or Guest Post


Wottaread Blog

Excerpt or Guest Post


BookHounds YA

Excerpt or Guest Post/IG Post


Sadie's Spotlight

Excerpt or Guest Post/IG Post


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Excerpt or Guest Post


See Sadie Read


Week Two:


A Court of Coffee and Books






The Momma Spot



Celia's Reads



Bri's Bookish



A Bookish Dream



Lifestyle of Me


Week Three:


Fyrekatz Blog



Eli to the nth

Review/IG Post





The Clever Reader

Review/IG Post


Nonbinary Knight Reads



Two Points of Interest





Week Four:


My Fictional Oasis




Review/IG Post


Bookish Rantings

Excerpt or Guest Post/IG Post





Two Chicks on Books

Excerpt or Guest Post



IG Post



Review/IG Post

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