My Horror with Heart Newsletter, Halloween Edition went out today, the same day that my paranormal thriller Dark Knowledge was published. The newsletter doesn't paste well into a blog, but here's a sample from it, including the expertly alterted image of me as an (almost) ageless vampire.
A Horror Writer's Halloween Craving
May this Halloween fulfill what you desire most, be it candy or eternal youth, but be careful. With either satisfaction comes a price: empty calories or an empty soul.
I can satisfy either of your desires, but you must choose which. Don't rush your decision. First, acknowledge your hungers. Listen to their moans but also understand hunger is only the ache of desire. Feel the ache. Follow it inside yourself, look upon your true desires, and then choose which hunger to feed.
I'll abide by your decision. Come scare me on my doorstep, and I'll give you chocolate. Summon me, and I'll satisfy both of our deeper cravings.
Don't be shocked to learn of my Halloween feedings. If you think about it, satisfying this yearly craving isn't all that different from what I do every other day. The characters in my novels don't change beyond the pages. If I leave them at 22, they remain 22 forever, ageless and immortal--unless I kill them in edits or delete their entire existence, evaporating them like they were never born. The only difference on Halloween is that the immortals left behind aren't created, they're transformed. They are, however, still mine.
So I ask you again to understand your true desires. If mortality has become a burden, if endless youth beckons, this is the night I can help you. No need to call. Once you decide, just concentrate on the pulse in your neck. Close your eyes, and drown out all other thoughts until you hear the blood surge with each pump of your heart.
When you feel my presence, you have a choice to make. No, not the one you're thinking. You've already made that decision. But you can choose whether to experience your transformation or not. Open your eyes and look into mine, and I'll make sure you remember it only as a vague dream.
But to experience the orgasm of change, keep your eyes closed when you feel my hot breath on your neck, my tongue tasting your skin. There will be some pain upon penetration--I can't help that--but then I'll begin sucking. It'll be over before you want it to be. I promise.
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