All Whiny Vampires Will Be Asked to Leave
Hello to everyone! ^_^ My name is Megan, I am Head Minion at Less Than Three Press and I am here today to show off our shiny collection of vampire stories :3
Paranormal is very much a love/hate thing right now. Many of us are loving it (I am an ardent fan of Teen Wolf, the new Sleepy Hollow, and one of these days I need to catch up on Supernatural. My list of books is ridiculous), and others really really wish the rest of us would go away and take our werewolves and vampires and other creatures with us. I apologize profusely to that latter group, cause this post and tomorrow’s is aalllllll vampires.
Which I love. Even sparkles cannot ruin my love of vampires. I’ve read all the old books, I even made it through all the Anne Rice books (Armand was my favorite). I played the shit out of that one Castlevania game. I adore Vampire Hunter D. This list could go on forever. If I didn’t think my editor would smother me with a pillow I would write them even more than I already do. There is rarely a vampire that I completely hate.
That being said, I hate whiny vampires (How did I make it through Anne Rice, you ask? It was high school. Guess what made me really start hating whiny vampires). These days, if a book is about how much a vampire hates being a vampire, he’s a poor tortured soul(less) with a Tough Life, I quit.
This is what provoked the series being presented to you today and tomorrow, dear readers. My partners at LT3 allowed me to put forth a submission call that led to our Proud to be a Vampire collection. You will get vampires who are violent and gleeful, chill and just wanting some quiet, old vamps, new and still getting used to it vamps, fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, and even historical. But none of them are whiny about being card-carrying blood drinkers.
It’s a pretty awesome set, I must admit. Over the span of five weeks we will have eighteen stories for you—fifteen short stories and three novels. Fifteen are m/m, and three are f/f, because sexy lady vampires deserve love too (one of the earliest vampire novels ever was about a lesbian vampire, in fact).
And what fun is a post like this without a Giveaway? Because LT3 works in threes, on Monday, October 7th I will draw three winners, and each one will get to choose one Proud to be a Vampire ebook. Just leave a comment telling me one of your favorite vampires and a way to reach you ^__^
The first set of shinies in this collection include:
Danse Macabre – If you like your vampires dark, violent, and mobster-like, look no further.
To Serve the Count – A touch of old school for those who can’t resist a classic take.
The List – A modern-day type world where vampires fight for their rights as citizens.
Thicker than Water – A story set far in the future, where the world we know is long gone, and vampires are a very real evil.
Convergence – A tale of treasure hunting and the dangers that come with it.
Reprisal – Dead humans, dead vampires, drugs, and two reluctant cops forced to cooperate.
Bloody Kiss – School trips are not supposed to include statues that come to life and bite people.
Promise of Forever – A clueless vampire, a missing ex-boyfriend, and a guy who just wanted to be left alone.
Marked – Drugs, generally speaking, are bad. They’re even worse when something goes wrong and vampires are involved.
Death and the Lady – A club owner just wants to auction off humans in peace, but old friends aren’t quite ready to leave her alone.
The Taste of Her – The end of World War II, a woman in mourning becomes less than human in exchange for information about her dead lover
You can check out the entire collection (and buy in bundles for 15% off) at the LT3 site (and individually at all the usual suspects).
Tomorrow I will return to babble at everyone again :3 Many thanks for dropping by, and to Sid Love for having me. ^__^