Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Why Vampires? Guest Post with Author Lauren Hammond

Love Sucks

Today author Lauren Hammond is here with a guest post on why she chose vampires as the subject for her new book Love Sucks.  Welcome Lauren!
In real life, we take our lives for granted and for one second we never imagine that each day we live could be our last.

Let's face it, the vampire genre is a hot commodity right now. What initially drew me to the genre was that fact that it's so unknown. The unknown is something has fascinated me for most of my life. That's why I chose to write a vampire book. Because I don't really know what's out there and I find that refreshing. I rake over the questions a million times in my brain, and my most favorite question of all is what if?

Love Sucks began as a vivid picture nestled deep inside my imagination. I knew it was a vampire story from the moment I thought of it because, Cara Jones, punched her fist through the lid of her coffin and punched a hole into my thoughts. I chose to write about a female vampire because I wanted to display a strong, independent, woman who can keep up with the boys. There are so many vampire books out there yet, most of them revolve around male vampires so I thought I should change it up a little bit.

This is not only a romance but a character growth novel as well. You follow Cara through her years of life from the 1700's when she gains her life as a vampire until she wakes up in the year 2010. A vampire around that long can get into a lot of trouble, right?

Allow Love Sucks to take you on the journey of a lifetime, literally. Now, are you ready to be sucked in??
Thanks for sharing Lauren.  To connect with Lauren Hammond and find out more about Love Sucks, check out some of the following links:

Lauren Hammond's blog

Facebook page

Interviews and Guest Posts:

Courtney Reads
Reading Teen
A Buckeye Girl Reads
Vampires.com

Reviews of Love Sucks:

Books with Bite
Novel Thoughts


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