Not Your Grandma’s Vampire

I know… not a great title, but I wanted to be catchy.

My most recent novel released in print back in February. It is now live in eBook format. So for those of you who are like me and only order books electronically, the wait is finally over.

Enough propaganda (I’m sure we’re all sick of that with what is going on here in the U.S.) and on to the point. I’ve read many vampire stories. They are all very interesting, but it seems things haven’t changed with the rest of society. Most stories are the same concepts set forth by Bram Stoker in 1897. I think, Stephanie Meyer tried to make a more modern vampire with Twilight, but it was all very PG and cheesy (IMO, and before the Twilight fans come back at me, I’ve read all the books, and watched all the movies, and in all honesty, I enjoyed them). This isn’t a post to rip apart her work. I was entertained. But after a Twilight binge watching session with my wife (and not the first time we watched the movies), I gave her my thoughts on vampires. When I think of vampires, I think of sex, blood, alcohol, drugs, etc. But at the same time, I wanted to be different. This was the idea for The Vampire’s Curse.

I gave my wife my own ideas and she told me I should make it into a story. Two months later came NaNoWriMo and I said “Fuck it! Let’s do this.” I wanted to stay true to Bram’s original idea, but I wanted to modify it. In The Vampire’s Curse, the vampires are very similar to ordinary people. The sleep like humans, they don’t burn up from the Sun. They exist within human society and try to keep their identities a secret. They were created by Lucifer in rebellion of his fate. But God created his own minions to counter the vampire’s of Earth. I’m going on a tangent, but what I tried to create was a unique vampire story. They use magic. They exist, although hidden in modern society. They have even infiltrated the oval office. I wanted to create a non-PG vampire story and I think I was successful (although you all could tell me otherwise.) I wanted to create an MC that was a mix of Deadpool, but yet still a vampire. He’s not a superhero, and in fact finds trouble around every corner.

So if any of this sounds intriguing, please check out The Vampire’s Curse: Life Eternal. And there will be more. I’m currently working on the next book.

Here is a link to the physical book

And Amazon hasn’t linked the two versions yet, but if you are looking for the eBook, you can get a copy here

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Vampire’s Curse is Live on Publishizer

Vampire’s Curse is ready. I’ve decided to do something different with this book, and I am crowdfunding it Publishizer. This will allow me to connect with publishers. So each pre-order copy you make helps increase my visibility with publishers.

Head on over to the site and check out the pre-order options I have available. You can order a single copy, multiple copies, or even have a character named after you.

 Thank you in advance for your support, and if you could, please share this post to help increase my visibility and help me drive more people to the site.

https://publishizer.com/vampires-curse/

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Update on Vampire’s Curse

I’m still in full-editing mode for Vampire’s Curse. I also still plan on crowdfunding this through Publishizer. I meant to have it up this week, but after talking with a couple other authors, I’m making a few changes. First, I’ve identified way too many extraneous words. This needs to be fixed before I send it out. I also was back and forth on present or past tense. I wrote it in past tense, but after experimenting with present on a couple chapters, I feel like it reads and fits my MC’s voice so much better. Considering I’m reading it again to pull out a few extraneous words, I also decided to pull the trigger and change the whole book to present tense. It will be a lot of work, but I think it’ll pay off in the long run.

In the interim, here is a picture of the cover. What do you all think?

 

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Once this is done (hopefully in the next week or so) I have the fourth and final book in the Keepers of the Orbs Series mapped out and will immediately begin working on it.