Science Fiction / Fantasy / Romance

She Wanted to Kill Him – But Fell in Love Instead

January 10, 2013
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VBT The Vrykolakas Deviation Book Cover Banner copyKeeva lives her life on the run, changing identities and personas. She is running from monsters she has never seen — vrykolakes, vampire creatures her father, Sandor, has told her stories about all her life.

Keeva had almost convinced herself that these monsters had all died in a volcano eruption on the island of Strongili long ago.

But, in Sherri Lackey‘s novel “The Vrykolakas Deviation,” when a vrykolakas named Severin kills Keeva’s best friend Mandy, she discovers the vrykolakes are alive and well.lackeysherri

Keeva knows about Severin from her father’s stories, and her first impulse is to kill him and rid the world of the evil vrykolakas. However, she feels drawn to him, and takes him prisoner, hoping to better understand the vrykolakes and perhaps better understand herself.

You see, Keeva is over two thousand years old. She doesn’t know who or what she is, but she wants to find out. In order to do that, she has to discover her past.

And Severin might be the place to start looking for a connection to the past.

Or he could be the worst mistake Keeva has ever made.

Sherri will be awarding a $25 GC from Amazon to a randomly drawn commenter during her virtual book tour. Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

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In a recent blog post, Sherri Lackey calls fantasy her “door to reality”:

I guess I see it a different way. Fantasy allows me to communicate an idea in a fresh way. In fantasy writing I am not constrained with real world governments, societal issues, fads or trends, etc. I can build a world around an idea I want to communicate. I can create governments which oppose or support the idea I’m communicating. I can take certain aspects of human nature and blow them out of proportion like I did with the vrykolakes in my novel The Vrykolakas Deviation. The entire story can be a metaphor if I want it to be or a series of metaphors describing a worldview. Really, what’s not to like about the fantasy genre? For that reason, I think I’ll continue to write fantasy for a long while to come.

And don’t miss Sherri’s book trailer for “The Vrykolakas Deviation”

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22 Responses to She Wanted to Kill Him – But Fell in Love Instead

  1. January 10, 2013 at 7:07 am

    Thank you for hosting today

  2. January 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Thanks for having me here today, Bill! It was great meeting you and I look forward to getting to know your readers.

  3. Rita Wray
    January 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    The story sounds great.


  4. momjane
    January 10, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Love the blurb. This story sounds really exciting.

    • January 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm


    • January 2, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Aj, du kom på mig. I själva verket kör jag histkerpläder och reppar genuint passionerade italienska kommentatorer som Crudeli varje gång fotboll kommer på tal. YO.Jag tycker du ska göra en live-podcast av dom där mytomspunna promenaderna du brukar ta efter en match av Bonera eller liknande.

    • February 5, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Je veux bien mettre un costume de tout-petit pour partager ce repas tendre et chaleureux. Les boulettes sont très appétissantes, et ta vaisselle a le charme des tables que l'on n'oublie pas.

    • May 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      It’s easier to assign blame than to believe in random chance. We all want to believe there’s something we can do to avoid crap like this happening, even though we can’t. It’s comforting to believe “they brought this on themselves” because that means you can make a choice that will prevent calamity from striking you. It’s a load of crap–bad stuff happens to the righteous and unrighteous as well–but accepting that we just can’t do anything to prevent bad stuff from happening isn’t very comforting.

  5. Mary Preston
    January 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Fantasy is awesome to read. Let your imagination fly & I will read it.


  6. January 10, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Thanks again Bill, for having me at The Bookcast today!

    • January 11, 2013 at 5:16 am

      My great pleasure, Sherri — I think “The Vrykolakas Deviation” is a terrific book and I wish you great success with it!

  7. Mary Pendergrass
    January 11, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Sherri, so glad I was finally able to see a part of your virtual book tour. The first time I tried I could only see another author not you when I clicked the link. Your new book sounds very interesting.

  8. Karen H in NC
    January 11, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    • January 2, 2017 at 8:22 pm

      a picture of baked goods this week and head over to my “mom blog” here to link up in support of the iniflae-l-re Food Blogger Bake sales going on nationwide on April 28,

    • March 27, 2017 at 8:27 am

      A propos de la vache, il est probable que sa corne est été coupée par l’éleveur, c’est une pratique assez courante pour éviter qu’elle ne se blessent entre elles.

    • August 29, 2017 at 10:10 pm

      Did you see a lot of evidence of Turkish influence? I’m talking in terms of Turkish products on store shelves, to Turkish construction companies (and perhaps workers), as well as Turkish businesses (banks, cell phone companies, etc)?

  9. Emiliana
    January 19, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    I loved what I’ve read so far, looking forward to read more about you book.


  10. Lena
    January 19, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Very creative setup, was it difficult to create?


  11. Ami
    January 22, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    The books looks pretty interesting.


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