Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tall, Dark, and Vampire by Dion Crosse

Human blood is an illicit and addictive drug--if you're a vampire. Termed Red, it causes insanity and death. Red-addicted vampires called Poisoners are killing women, leaving behind bodies and risking exposure of the vampire race. Then one victim survives…

Tall, Dark, and Vampire
"I was drawn in right away and stayed up late to finish. Hope this is the first in a series!"

Vampires look human. They sound human. They eat Pastrami on Rye just like the rest of us.
But they’re not like the rest of us. They’re like humans…on radioactive steroids.
Twenty-five years ago physician and vampire Evan Nichols lost everything. Now he’s got a second chance, but a crazed vampire from Evan’s past has other ideas…
Dr. Evan Nichols, oncologist and vampire, has chosen a monk-like existence, focusing on patient care and research benefitting his vampire brethren. Twenty-five years ago his world changed forever—the night he lost his fiancee and discovered his vampire heritage. Now his government has ordered him to choose a partner. It’s an unwelcome prospect, until he meets a human female.
Wary of relationships, Tara West pours her energies into inventing cutting-edge climbing equipment. Avoiding romantic entanglements has simplified her life. Despite her best intentions to resist, she finds herself involved with Nichols.
When a Red-addicted vampire poisons Tara, Evan rescues her, but that alone won’t save her life. The toxin kills in one hundred hours. Tara’s only chance is an antidote, a cure requiring the venom of the bastard who poisoned her. Evan must find this Poisoner before the madman dies of his addiction. With time running out, Evan races to formulate the cure before he loses his chance at love.

Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved vampires. Books, movies, daytime TV--it didn’t matter. The creatures weren’t frightening as much as fascinating, and Dion would have loved to meet one. She was sure they had to be real, and the media had added all the scary parts that couldn’t be true: sleeping in coffins, turning into a bat, biting everyone in sight, burned up by sunlight. Weren’t they more human than animal? Yes, they were like humans, but with a little superhero mixed in. And wouldn’t it be fun to write it all down!
After years of workshops and countless false starts, Dion hopped on a computer and began typing the story of her imagined vampires and their world. It was paranormal, but there had to be romance, right? She wrote. And edited. And rewrote. And edited and rewrote some more until the vampires were ready for primetime in the world of fiction. She has a fascination for paranormal romance and hopes to one day have a second career as an author, but for now she’ll keep her day job.
Dion lives in the Midwest and is at work on another manuscript.


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