A big welcome to M. L. Brennan who is here counting down her Top 10 Vampire Influences and celebrating the release of Generation V, American Vampire #1 (published on May 7, 2013 by Roc). Does she list any of your favorite vampires? Want to win a copy? Enter via the widget below.
M. L. Brennan’s Top 10 Vampire Influences
Thanks so much for inviting me! I’ve always had fun with vampires in fiction, so when I sat down to write my own vampire book, Generation V, there were a lot of different influences bouncing around in my mind. What I love so much about the vampire is that everyone who uses them takes the basic mold that exists and then makes changes or adjustments to fit this creature into the world that they have created. So when I was thinking about the vampires that had influenced me, what I was also thinking about was how each was a different variation on the theme.
So here’s a list of those influences:
M. L. Brennan
I cut my baby bibliophile teeth on my older brother’s collection of Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert, but it was a chance encounter with Emma Bull’s War For The Oaks as a teenager that led to genre true love. Today, I’ll read everything from Mary Roach’s non-fiction to Brandon Sanderson’s epic fantasies, but I’ll still drop everything for vampires and werewolves in the big city. I live in Connecticut with my husband and three cats.
One copy of Generation V by M. L. Brennan
Available on May 7, 2013 by Roc
Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human.
But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn’t quite sure how.
But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue mission might just kill him.…
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