Just Your Friendly Neighborhood Vampire

August 8, 2012
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indie author Candy Korman

Willie is a young woman who’s just had her wedding plans yanked out from under her. Catching your fiancee in bed with another woman will do that. So she’s now spending the month that would have been her honeymoon in Italy, pet-and-apartment sitting on Tompkins Square in New York.

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As Willie tries to reboot her life, she watches too many woman-in-jeopardy movies on TV, and pays entirely too much attention to the pontificating parrot in her care.

But gradually she comes to a startling conclusion: the attractive man who lives next door is a vampire.

We read Willie’s diary entries and email, we listen to her voice mail, as she spells out what is going on, in Candy Korman‘s comic twenty-first century Dracula story “Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet.”

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A “monster” of a series

“Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet” is the second in Candy Korman’s series that she calls “Candy’s Monsters.” She blogs about her writing here.

This is an excerpt of what she wrote recently about “Bram Stoker”

…once again I’ve written something that falls between genres. It’s not a paranormal romance or horror, but what is it? There are comedic elements, but it’s not straight out comedy. It has aspects of psychological suspense, but I wouldn’t characterize it as a suspense novella. There’s definitely a shaggy dog component — two, if you count the shaggy dog in the story.

The protagonist’s internal monologue skirts around some profound philosophical questions, but believe me — this is NOT a deep contemplation on the nature of life. Nothing that includes Jerry Springer, The New York Daily News and bad made-for-TV movies is completely serious. This is not to say there aren’t some pretty serious moments in the story and some ideas worth talking about.

Confirmation once again, if I may observe, that indie authors are – as a rule – far more willing, and able, to cross traditional genre boundaries than traditionally-published authors are (or can be).

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10 Responses to Just Your Friendly Neighborhood Vampire

  1. August 8, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    What a great interview! This is literally my first audio interview or my first try of a podcast? I’m not even sure of what the correct terminology is but I think I’m hooked! Thanks very much and good luck with Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet Candy! I’m a fan already and I think you’re on a winner here.

    • August 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks for listening to my first interview with The Bookcast. I hope that talking about Bram Stoker’s Summer Sublet helps to start a buzz going.

      • January 2, 2017 at 6:01 pm

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  2. Bob Zane
    August 9, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Candy’s Monsters are awesome.

    • August 18, 2012 at 3:56 pm

      So glad you think my MONSTERS are awesome.

  3. Howard Coron
    August 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    Hopefully fans will love the books. I enjoyed listening to her and her reasons for doing them. One smart Cookie !!!!!!!!

    • August 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      I’m a cookie monster! Glad you enjoyed the interview. Help get the word out so more people will ready my Candy’s Monsters ebooks on their Kindles or, with the Kindle Reader App, on their computers, Tablets and phones.

  4. Nancy Kaboolian
    August 14, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I just finished Candy’s new book and I loved it.

  5. August 18, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    So happy to get this comment AFTER you’re read the book! It means even more this way.

    Help get the word out!


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