I have not written enough things about vampires. This is something that I’ve always regretted…right up until I remembered that I can actually write anything I want at any time! And so, as part of my guest blogspot here, I’d like to share some of my ideas for stories involving vampires that you might see coming out of my head sometime in the future.
A Rat’s Tale: The year is 2026 and a new health craze is sweeping the nation: Vampirism. For a rather extreme price, you can head into a clinic and come out tall, sexy, and fanged. For those who are more interested in the economy package, there are various forms of lycanthropy: Werewolf is the best, followed by werecat, weretiger, weregorilla…all the way down to the cheapest version of lycanthropy, the humble wererat. When Qiwi – a street urchin living in the slums of San Francisco – is shot during an altercation between a mysterious vampire and a wererat, she is infected by the wererat’s blood and transformed against her will. Now she is sucked into a massive, globe-spanning conspiracy hatched by an ancient, brooding evil.
A Dark and Terrible Stalker of the Night: Ian didn’t believe in vampires. He read about them, mind you. But he read about a lot of things: Superheroes, vampires, zombies, space ships - if it was in a comic book, Ian read it. Then, while out clubbing with some friends, Ian met Zack. Zack was the most beautiful man Ian had ever met and easily the best vampire cosplayer ever. When drinks turned to making out and making out turned to sex, Ian found out that Zack wasn’t just a badass cosplayer…he was a real, actual, factual vampire! And now…Ian is one, too, turned during the throes of passion. But Ian isn’t a brooding loner or gothic depressive; no, Ian realizes what he has: superpowers. Super-strength, flight, the ability to change shape! And so, he does the only logical thing possible. He becomes a superhero. Zack is less than amused.
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Genre: YA science fiction
Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam
Number of pages: 294
Cover Artist: Karen Gadient, www.karengadient.com
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/CJnnk8jX2g8
1.5 million kilometers above the surface of the Earth
Drusilla Xao has only seen a tree in movies and vid-games. She has never breathed air that wasn’t recycled, re-filtered, and re-used a hundred times over again. She has never set foot on the Earth.
And now she never will.
When a terrorist attack by a radical separatist group on Luna destroys the space elevator that had called so many – including her parents – to live permanently in space, Dru is cut off from any hope of ever reaching Earth and her beloved girlfriend, Sarah. The Chinese-American Alliance declares immediate war on the rebels and conscripts everyone they can get their hands on…including Dru.
Cast adrift, forced to become a soldier, trapped in a nightmare of vacuum and loneliness, Dru’s training will help her survive, but only Sarah will be able to bring her home.
Heavily influenced by George Romero movies and bad, poorly dubbed anime, David Colby decided to start writing almost twelve years ago. It went poorly. But, despite these early setbacks, David continued to work and write and send out submissions until someone was mad enough to accept him. Currently living in Rohnert Park, California, while working on his English Bachelor, David Colby continues to be fascinated by George Romero movies and has realized that animes have subtitles.
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