Today we have Mary Abshire here at the Bite Club blog talking about why she writes about vampires. My review will be posted in the next couple of days so stay tuned. Mary has generously agreed to give away one e-copy of her book, Claiming the Evil Dead, and I will have details at the end of this post. So let's all welcome Mary Abshire *clapping and cheers*
Love vampire books? Me too. I always have. I guess the question is, why? For me, I go back
to my childhood days when I watched a lot of science fiction and horror shows. (Thanks
Mom). Whenever I saw a vampire, he was so…seductive, luring, inviting, powerful… and
most of the time, decent looking. They were mysterious and a little nibble on the neck
never hurt anyone. Right? Then in my teenage years, Anne Rice was popular and she really
knew how to make those vampires seem so…real and lifelike. Sure, they were darker and
had a few problems. (Don't we all?) They were definitely more dangerous and sexier. I
got "sucked" into their world. (Armand was my favorite.) Today, vampires seem complex,
oh-so-sexy, way more dangerous with their "supernatural" abilities, and even more
mysterious. Today, some vamps are heroes, noble men, and saviors. Vampires are the good
guys who like to sip a little blood. Why not? And today, we talk about sex with vampires,
even better. Let the imagination run wild! In short, my love for vampires started in youth
and blossomed over time. Whether it's a dark vampire with a goal or a good guy vamp out
for justice, I'm hooked. Vamp love is in my blood.
So, when I started writing seriously a few years ago, I wanted to write a different kind of
vampire novel. I didn't want it to be solely about a vampire, yet a vampire as one of the
main characters was a MUST. (Come on—I love them.) For my vamp, Drake, I stayed along
the lines of mysterious, sexy, complex, and a noble man with heart and soul. (Yes, vampires
have souls and they are not always good.) Drake works for an organization and he values
human life. Love? Over eight centuries, he never found it. Then he met Jessie, a half-demon
who can send evil souls to hell, and she changed his world. Surprise, surprise, demons and
vampires can get along.
Here is the blurb from Claiming the Evil Dead:
Half-demon Jessie Garrett is searching for an evil vampire that's been preying upon
children. She wants to claim the rogue vamp's soul and send it to hell. To find the dead
man walking she must partner with another bloodsucker, Drake, even though she
doesn't trust him. While Jessie works with Drake, she learns not all vampires are killers
and discovers the cold-blooded vamp is a temptation too difficult to resist.
After the fiend abducts another child and Jessie has a near fatal experience with
vampires, she turns to Jeremy, a demon she bumped into at a club, and makes a
deal with him for his help. Drake disapproves, and Jessie soon finds herself wedged
between two volatile creatures. When the chance comes to save the child's life and
claim the evil vamp's soul, she must decide whom she can trust—a vampire who cools
her feverish desires, or a demon hell-bent on seducing her.
Claiming Evil Dead is the first soul catcher novel. More soul catcher novels are on the way
in 2011. It is paranormal erotic romance and not for youngsters (sorry).
The first chapter can be read The first chapter can be read on www.nobleromance.com or at Amazon.
Links are on most third party sites too (Manic Readers, All Romance Ebooks, etc.)
I have excerpts to the other soul catcher novels on my website www.maryabshire.com
If you love to read as much as I do, you can find me at these other places:
So tell me, why do you love vampires? Leave a comment and one person will be
selected for a free copy of my book in electronic format.
Lastly, thank you Michele/Anna for inviting me as a guest on your blog.
*Now here are the pesky contest details:
You need to leave a meaningful comment answering Mary's question about vampires. And leave an email addy if one is not easily available in your profile (I need to pass the winner's info on to Mary). This contest will run until February 4th.