Hi everyone! First, I want to thank Michele for inviting me to guest blog on VampChix.
I’ve been fascinated by the concept of vampires since I was a little girl. To live forever, to be nearly invincible – young, strong and beautiful. What’s not to like? And I always thought vampires got a bad rap. I believe that like humans, there are good and bad vampires in the world, and this whole secret underground of good vampires is trying to protect us mere mortals from their evil counterparts. Okay, so maybe I don’t actually believe this, but it’s always been so much fun to imagine…which led to writing my first book.
My first novel, To Kill a Vampire was just released on December 17th from The Wild Rose Press. My vampires are unlike any other vampires out there. Sure, they turn to dust in sunlight and they drink blood. But my vampires are not undead. In my mythology, when a vampire bites you, it is either to drink you dry or to “prime” you for the demon possession. And if you drink their blood after being primed, you invite a demon into your body. This demon is privy to all your thoughts and shares all your physical experiences. The demon craves blood, but as long as you keep him fed, you maintain control – most of the time. They are sneaky devils though, always trying to mess with your head, like that bad little devil on your shoulder. And if you try to starve them, watch out – they take full control and can easily suck dry a small town before you wrestle the wheel away from them.
When you feed, you transform into a human version of the demon, which is when you are most vulnerable to the demon. You can still eat food, and you can even catch a buzz from a bottle of whiskey, but your body will metabolize everything so quickly you never gain a pound.
Of course, my vampires can’t reproduce, but they are immortal. Their soul is bound to the demon/vampire who created them. If they kill their creator, they forfeit their soul to hell, and only the demon remains alive in their body, in its hideous bloodthirsty demon form. Not pretty.
So if you are looking for something a little different, I hope you’ll check out my book. And if you leave a comment today, you can win a paperback copy of To Kill a Vampire.
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