Talked to My New Editor
We talked about the publication schedule -- both in the UK and in North America -- for new version of THE VAMPIRE SHRINK. And about the best genre category for the book and the cover.
She said it looks like the book will be released in the UK in September, 2011. She thought an e-version might come out at the same time. And the North American version would follow in April of 2012. But things could change! That's the nature of publishing.
We're brainstorming the best genre category for the book. It's got so many different elements, it's hard to pin down: dark urban fantasy/vampire urban fantasy with romance elements, mystery/suspense (murder), humor, sex, light horror, and metaphysics with a contemporary vibe.
Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight, Ph.D., doesn’t believe in the paranormal. She especially doesn’t believe in vampires. So what happens when she finds herself neck-deep in the vampire underworld?
Kismet is smart, witty and attractive. She’s respected in her field, successful and prosperous. She’s followed all the rules—done everything right. So, what’s the problem? Her life is empty. There’s no passion. No vitality. No excitement.
That is, until a new client introduces Kismet to the vampire underworld, and a drop-dead gorgeous, 800-year-old vampire named Devereux. Kismet isn’t buying the vampire story, but can’t explain why she has such odd reactions and feelings whenever Devereux is near.
When one of her clients shows up in her office almost completely drained of blood, Kismet finds herself immersed in an ongoing murder investigation. Kismet is questioned by irreverent, handsome FBI profiler Alan Stevens, who warns her that vampires are very real. And one is a murderer. A murder who is after her.
In the midst of all this, Kismet realizes she has feelings for both the vampire and the profiler, but even though she cares for each of the men, facing the reality that vampires exist – along with all the other supernatural insanity she discovers – is enough of a challenge. For now.