Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Book Excerpt - Vampyres of Hollywood



VAMPYRES OF HOLLYWOOD
St. Martin’s Press
On-sale July 8
Hardcover

Thanks to Anna of Authors on the Web, I'm bringing you an excerpt of what promises to be a sizzling new novel! Review to come soon.

Excerpt:

There’s a theory in this town that whenever a star dies, two more follow within days. Those are natural deaths; these were anything but. It was Tommy’s death, the third in less than fourteen days, that convinced me I had a problem.

A serious problem.

The police came to the logical conclusion: someone was picking off the Hollywood A-List. They were thinking deranged fan, celebrity stalker, pissed off paparazzi. I knew better. Jason, Mai, and Tommy had one thing in common and it wasn’t their A-List status.

Eddings, Goulart and Gordon were all vampyres.

Yes, vampyres: undead, blood-suckers, call them what you will: they were vampyres.

Most of the above the line names in Hollywood are. You see, it was the birth of the cinema that led the Undead to their true calling: movie stardom. The screen magnifies their presence. They’re luminescent on film. You can’t take your eyes off them. And you can forget everything you think is true about vampyres, including the garlic, mirrors and silver allergies. Because everything you know about the race is informed by movies, and everything you know is wrong, because Vampyres control the cinema.

I know.

Because I, too, am Vampyre.

I am Ovsanna Hovannes Garabedian, Chatelaine of the Clan Dakhanavar of the First Bloodline. I am full-born, not made, pure-blood, able to create others in my image.

But you know me as Ovsanna Moore, writer and star of seventeen blockbuster horror films, several less than successful ones and a few that went straight to DVD.

I love the irony: a horror movie scream queen is a real vampyre.

Excerpted from VAMPYRES OF HOLLYWOOD © Copyright 2008 by Adrienne Barbeau and Michael Scott. Reprinted with permission by St. Martin's Press. All rights reserved.


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