“Some days you wake up, and you just have to write a vampire novel.”
After all, “there is no shortage of vampire novels already out there. If you search Amazon for "vampire" you get 2,616 books to choose from. There are opera-loving vampires, horny vampires, southern vampires, emotional vampires, bondage-loving vampires, and (of course) Canadian vampires who solve crimes.”
“Maybe there are too many vampire novels,” says author Scott Westerfield, on his web page dedicated to peeps. “But that was part of the challenge, to see if I could do something that felt new and interesting, while still being full of bitey goodness.”
You and I get our chance Thursday to find out if he succeeded. If the Kirkus Review is anything to to go by, it'll be a fun romp. Good thing Friday is SWMBO's payday, isn't it?
"Both medical thriller and science fiction, this fast-paced,
captivating modern vampire story is enriched with biology and history. . .
Entrancing throughout—but squeamish readers beware."
—Kirkus Reviews, starred review