July 2, 2012

Zombies Vs. Vamps: Who Makes the Better Monster?

Hi, ya'll!  I'm back. After having a crazy June, which included a wonderful vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN with one of my daughters and grandkids (check out FUN IN THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS), I'm ready to jump back into my blog.  

I have Cinsearae S. as my first guest after the hiatus. Cinsearae has a great blog about Zombies vs. Vamps: Who Makes the Better Monster?  Be sure to leave a comment letting us know what you think!

 by Cinsearae S.

If it's not vampires, it's zombies.....and if it's not zombies, it's vampires. What is it about these two creatures of the undead that keeps us fascinated? There's plenty of humans out there that are getting quite sick of both, but for the rest of us, they continue to fuel our excitement, our cravings, our drive for more of the same.

Although at opposite ends of the spectrum, these creatures have terrified us for years, with vampires taking a more romantic spin after Bela Lugosi's take on Dracula. However, there is nothing---repeat---nothing romantic about the walking dead...unless someone considers themselves a necrophiliac!

In my latest novel, "Diary of a Vampire Stripper" Poor Audra has a lot on her hands. Her life is tough enough as it is, forcing herself to work as a stripper to make ends meet. But finding out her lover is a vampire at the worst possible moment, then being turnd by him against her will, not only does she have to deal with the cumbersome task of drinking blood in her own special way, her human boyfriend is turned into a ghoul by her rather jealous husband. Although there's not a whole lot of time for romance, Audra's human boyfriend sticks by her side through thick and thin, so when her jealous maker decides to hurt her by hurting him, well, there's some scores that have to be settled. Ghouls are considered beneath their kind and are frowned upon; the absolute bottom-of-the-barrel monster (next to zombies), and having a ghoul for a boyfriend is like taking care of an overgrown, messy zombie baby...if there ever was such a thing. Cadaver munchers don't make for pleasant company, and it takes a hell of a lot of love and devotion to stick by your signifigant other when they have a taste for somethig from the roadkill cafe. And this is only a small part of the whirlwind of insanity that has swept her up and refuses to put her down!


Trying to juggle college tuition and rent, young Audra Perez seeks a fast fix to her financial woes by auditioning as a stripper for the Hoochie Coochie Club. What she didn’t expect was to actually bechosen. Barely a few months into her new job, she becomes acquainted with a mysterious, distinguished gentleman by the name of Darren Von Eldon, and they secretly begin dating against club rules. Then one passionate night at his beach house changes Audra’s life forever.
Now as a newly-awakened vampire, this only adds to her day-to-day mundane burdens. Refusing to drain humans, she hunts birds for nourishment, and finagles a way to avoid going to classes during the day. But bigger problems loom ahead. Radical cops that know about her kind roam the night, seeking to destroy any and all ‘monsters’, and her best friend’s family has a bone to pick with Audra’s. Headless human bodies are turning up on vamp and were turf, each side blaming the other for the murders. It’s up to Audra and her friend Lu to figure out who’s doing the killings before an all-out war happens between their families, their search leading them beneath the city streets to encounter an abomination neither one of them will ever forget.
And the relationship issues? Well, it’s not easy dealing with a boyfriend and a vampire
husband, so let’s not even go there…

Available now for Kindle atAmazon.com or in print at https://www.createspace.com/3778782

Dark Paranormal Romance/Horror author Cinsearae S. is the creator of The ABRAXAS Series and BOLEYN, Tudor Vampire, a Top Ten Finisher at the Predators & Editors Readers Poll in 2010. A digital artist, jewelry designer, and still-photographer, she is also Editor/Publisher of award-winning, Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine. She also received the Author's Site of Excellence Award in 2007 from Predators & Editors, and is a Cover Artist for Damnation Books and independent authors. Her website recently won a Golden Horror Award from Horrorfind.com, and her shop, Mistress Rae’s Decadent Designs on Etsy recently won the Fright Times Award for Best Horror Collectible. She absolutely lives for Halloween.

PS. Cinsearea was on my blog before, check out her post on Boleyn-Tudor Vampires for another interesting Vampire blog post!

1 comment:

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Hi, Cinsearae. Thanks for dropping by today. Wow, I'm dizzy just reading about the happenings in your book. Sounds like a lot is going on, but it also sounds fun! Thanks for sharing it with us.

BTW, I think I'd prefer a vampire over a zombie. As you pointed out, rotting flesh just isn't a turn on to me!