Friday, September 14, 2012

Why I Hate Vampires Guest Blog and Giveaway with E Van Lowe

Okay, now that I've got your attention I have to admit, I don't really hate vampires. I just have a bone to pick with them.

When I was a kid I loved vampire movies.  Bela Lagosi's black and white Dracula, Peter Cushing's Dracula, with so much outrageously red Technicolor blood it should have been laughable. But it wasn't. It was really, really scary. And who can forget the original Salem's Lot. The movie was as good as the book. I had to sleep with the lights on for a week after I saw it.

When my mother would let my older brother and I watch horror movies, I would always shut my eyes at the scary parts. "What's happening now?" I'd say. "What's happening now?" My brother was so cool.  I'd say things like: "Is it okay to open my eyes now?" and he'd say "Yes." But never to trick me into seeing something ghastly, only when it was safe.  As a child I must have sat through 100 horror films, but I can't honestly say I saw any them all.  And that's my point. Vampires used to be gruesome, ghastly creatures that scared the bejesus out of us. They had an equally scary man servant, who from what I remember, ate spiders or rats. Yech!

Fast forward to Bill Compton, Edward Cullen and Damon Salvatore.  And if you don't know who these guys are, you’re not into vampires.  What they are is gorgeous. These are beautiful vampires.  I mean, come on, even I think they're beautiful and, trust me, I like girls. When I was a kid you can bet if a vampire tried to bite me I'd run like hell. But today, I'd have to think about it. What guy doesn't want to be thought of as attractive by beautiful women? Hey, and even if they don't think you're attractive right off, you just glam them, and bam, sexy lady is all yours.  So yeah, I wouldn’t run from a vampire.  I actually might run toward one.  Today’s vampires are rock stars.  And they don't even have to sing or play an instrument.

So now for my confession. I don't hate vampires. In fact, I am jealous of vampires. I want to be a vampire.  Not the ghastly gruesome vampires of my youth, but the handsome, sexy vampire of today.  

If I ever meet Damon Salvatore, I am going to invite him to dinner--Me!  The only way I'd pass on dinner with Damon is if someone introduced me to Eric. And ladies, I'm warning you, if I get made by Eric--look out!

Now that I’ve had some fun with you, I’m hoping to glam you a little bit into checking out my new novel, The Zombie Always Knocks Twice.  It’s the first in my new Hollyweird series.  

Don’t let the word “zombie” in the title throw you. It’s got sexy undead people in it, a really neat mystery, and a fifteen year-old necromancer protagonist, Kristine Golden, that I think you will come to love.  So look into my eyes: “read the except, and then click on the link and buy, buy, buy.”  Good bye  ;-)

The Zombie Always Knocks Twice
E. Van Lowe
Hollyweird #1

Genre: YA Paranormal
Publisher: Imajin
Cover Artist: Ryan Doan

Kindle ebook: 978-1-926997-74-2
Trade paperback: 978-1-926997-81-0

Page Count: 177 pages

Book Description:

Hollywood California, Swimming pools, movie stars… and now the risen dead

Hollywood can be a difficult place to grow up, especially if you’re Kristine Golden, a fifteen-year-old necromancer with a sworn duty to lay the risen dead back to rest and no desire to be in the movie business.

When handsome deadie Alex Romero swaggers into her life, Kris must keep her promise, despite her growing feelings for him.  If that’s not enough to give a girl a headache, a murderous zombie comes knocking at Kris’ door, rocking her world and threatening her family.

Can Kris solve the mystery of the rampaging zombie before someone else winds up dead? Or will the walking dead take over Hollywood and turn it into… Hollyweird?

About the Author:

E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." 

He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award.  His Best Selling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel,” are the first two books in the Falling Angels Saga.  “The Zombie Always Knocks Twice” is the first book in his Hollyweird series.

E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.



Unknown said...

Wow, this sounds like a really fun book. I can't wait to see how the author pulls together all the different components. Vampires and necromancers - what's not to like?

Roxanne Rhoads said...

Thanks for dropping by E, always a pleasure to have you on one of my blogs.

I loved this one, just knew when I seen the title you were not really going to hate on the vamps.

Everyone knows I love my vamps- from dark and scary, to seductive and sexy. I would definitely invite one to dinner, and depending on the vamp I might even offer myself up as dinner (especially if it were Damon) LOL

This book is going on my Kindle and I'm sharing it with my daughter, I think she'd love it

E. Van Lowe said...

Thanks Guys. I hope you love the book as much as I loved writing it.

desitheblonde said...

wow you got some great goodies and i love to collect them and then i am reader and blogger i love to putthem on all the sites