Aside from the fact that she is both a vampire and a bit of a shut-in, Harley Savage views her quiet life in New York City as mostly ordinary, and she likes it that way. Unfortunately, everything goes haywire when Miles Church, a friend of her sire’s and general bane of her existence, crashes into town and back into her life. Before long, she is ensnared in his troubles, which include a powerful Alderman accusing him of a slew of messy and public human killings and a coven leader with a century-old vendetta against him. Totally reluctant but hemmed in by his enemies and her own sense of duty, Harley goes along with Miles in an effort to solve his problems and recover her precious peace and quiet.
So I’m publishing this book on Kindle today. It’s a vampire novel, and I know that with the recent flux of YA vampire fiction it is not easy to be taken seriously when you say “I’m publishing a vampire novel,” but the truth of the matter is that I’ve wanted to write a vampire novel since I was eight, and during a recent discussion with a close friend, I realized that I should go ahead and write what I wanted instead of worrying about what people might assume about it based on recent trends. So I did, and this was the result, and I’m pretty damn happy with it.
The question I imagine you might be asking (if you haven’t scrolled on past yet) is “Why should I choose this vampire novel over all the rest of the new ones out there?”
I’m glad you asked. If you’re the sort of person that likes vampire fiction but is tired of seeing “vampires” who can roam around in broad daylight and refuse to die after a good staking, this may be the book you’re looking for, and I’ve prepared a brief list detailing some of the reasons why.
- The narrator is not a teenage kid. She’s a seventy-year-old vampire. On that note, these vampires don’t really brush elbows with humans very often (except when they’re eating them).
- These vampires are morally grey. Most of them are killers. All of them drink human blood. None of them are angsty about it.
- These vampires conform to a lot of classic vampire lore. So maybe they don’t shrink away from garlic, and they may be a little more self-aware than the blood-engorged corpses that were essentially the first vampires, but rest assured, from their lack of reflection to their inability to enter a human home uninvited, these guys are inspired heavily by tradition.
- It’s only $3.99 (or the equivalent price in different countries). We’re talking over 100,000 words for roughly the price of a fancy latte (and I guess that depends on which coffee shop you’re going to or where you live, but you get the picture). Additionally, that money will be helping me continue writing, which is all I’ve wanted to do since before I lost my first baby tooth. Essentially, you’d be helping to make a dream come true. Irresistible, right?
- Yeah, I thought it was a little thin. If you’re still not sure, perhaps you should read the first chapter. It’ll give you a sense of whether you’ll enjoy the whole story or not, and it’s free, so what are you waiting for?
(ps – even if you decide to pass, maybe you could help me out and reblog this anyway, because it might cross the radar of someone who is interested. I’ll appreciate you forever)
(and one last thing—if you’re interested but you don’t have a Kindle, allow me to direct you to Amazon’s free Kindle apps for PC, Mac— here, here’s a whole list. This will allow you to read from the comfort of your computer screen/phone/iPad/device of your choice.)