Today we have special guest, T. Michelle Nelson here talking about vampires! She has a fantastic Photo contest going over at her blog during this tour. Here's the great swag pack you could win:
My answer, why not?! Maybe it was growing up in the era where vampires were transformed into good-looking hunks versus the Nosferatu creepy monsters. The first vampire movie I remember watching was at the age of five, "Love at First Bite" starring George Hamilton. I remember declaring to my mother that it was my first favorite movie. George Hamilton with that insane tan and super-white teeth was the object of my first vampire crush. Go ahead and laugh now.
Then at age 20, "Interview with a Vampire" was made into a movie. Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise. What more can you say? Anne Rice set the idea in stone. Being a vampire had officially become sexy. So all of my favorite story elements are in one place... You have the monster / horror element, attractive, dangerous men, and in Lily's story I threw in some graphic violence and made my female main character one kick-butt, tough chick. Are vampires for everyone? No, probably not, but it's my thing for sure.
With a doting husband and a new job training a vampire military, Lily Drake was living up to the prophecies of being the best. Her life was seemingly perfect, until tragedy strikes bringing her a loss she's not sure she can endure.
The hard-working super mom / vampire slayer, Lily Drake, has just learned problems still exist even after you become immortal.
As everyone knows, even if you find the perfect guy, you don't always get a happily-ever-after. Lily may have found temporary happiness being a newlywed, but the honeymoon is over. When she finds her husband going out for late night bites with another woman, Lily has to fight to try and regain what she wants most, love and a happy family.
If Lily thought being a single mom was hard, she’ll find being married can be a bloody mess.