The theme for the Dirty Birdies blog this month is favourites, and I had a book release yesterday, so how to skilfully tie that in with August’s theme? *twirls evil bookpimping moustache*
The thing is, A Little Death is very close to my heart, but is it my favourite from the books on my backlist? That would be difficult to answer. It’s certainly been part of my life for a long time. I wrote the first draft way back when I was eighteen, many, many moons ago. The trouble is, it was absolute rubbish, no two ways about it. I binned the manuscript, all 150k words of it but rewrote it from memory several times. Rewrote? Maybe reworked would be a better term. I dropped some characters, brought in new ones, changed the setting, gave the FMC a new name, changed the title of the book several times.
When I had my first novel, Long Time Coming published, that was a big clue that maybe, just maybe, I was an erotic romance writer. Maybe that was what was missing from this vampire story that would not die.
Well, whadaya know? I was right. Apparently being undead is no barrier to being a pervert.
And yesterday, Mallory (human, female), Cian (vampire, a bit twisted) and Jonathan (vampire, a pervert) finally made it to publication.
Seeing dead people is all very well…unless one of them wants to kill you.
To Mallory Sharpe, vampires are a fact of life. They exist, walk the streets, and for the most part mind their own business. As a second-year university student, she doesn’t pay the undead much attention until she meets Jonathan Cutler. He has needs, and blood is only one. The other, Mallory is more than willing to help him with. After all, he has but one rule: to never spend more than one night with a woman. He won’t get attached, or consciously put anyone’s life in danger.
Another vampire, Cian Ambrose, isn’t so troubled by conscience. Mallory’s fair game, a weapon to taunt Jonathan with. In fact, it might be fun to make her his grail, or living blood donor, and Cian Ambrose doesn’t take kindly to the word no. He hasn’t heard it often in his one hundred and fifty years and it usually results in the other person ending up dead.
So with Mallory’s tolerance for undead guys running very low, Jonathan has to re-gain her trust, stop Cian killing her, oh…and for God’s sake, not fall in love.
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content and graphic language.
Go on. Buy the book here. You know you want to.