A number of people have asked me about VampCon, and what kind of book it is. I want to begin by stating that it is nothing like Anne Rice’s vampire stories, nor is it anything like the Twilight series.
In terms of plot and narrative, it actually has more in common with shoot-’em-up conspiracy thrillers than with what people think of when they hear the words “vampire fiction”. In fact, it might be helpful to think of it as one of those types of thrillers that just happens to feature vampires and (if I don’t say so myself) very good writing.
If that piques your interest, please check out the synopsis below which is what I would put on the back cover of the book if it were up to me (I’ve tried to minimize spoilers):
Jonathan Stoker is a reluctant vampire who wants nothing to do with the dark world that turned him. He isolates himself, sucking nonlethal quantities of blood from helpless drunks and making a marginal living. Jonathan’s tired peace is broken, however, when he learns that someone he holds dear has been lured to the VampCon, a cut-throat vampire summit, forcing Jonathan to deal with his kind – the good, the bad, and terribly sadistic – again. But Jonathan and company quickly learn that the VampCon is a cover for a conspiracy to open a door to another world, a world that holds the key to both the creation and extinction of all vampires. Now Jonathan has no choice but to come to terms with his own dark side while working with a small band of troublemakers to stop a nightmare from coming true.