Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Christian Vampires? Sacrilegious!

Something about me starting back up again made me go back through the archives of old files.

First and foremost, I want to apologize for how little effort I put in to making the suggested edits from my conglomeration of editors. I got frustrated and antsy and just wanted the damn thing done. I know now that you gotta try to put out something of value if you want others to see it that way. I'm doing much better with Book Two by far and I'm not embarrassed to talk about this output which is a good sign. I'm still embarrassed to talk about The Seventh Horn honestly. I think a lot has to do with I have no way of describing it properly to a potential reader.

That's where I need you to come in.

I guess I need to be a little more fair in my description of Blood Testament. One of the reviews on Amazon granted me an illustrious single-star rating because of religious overtones. I didn't realize that using mythology as a background for a story was an automatic failure, but everyone has their opinions and are entitled to them.

So, here goes: Yes. The book using biblical references throughout it's story insomuch that I go about having characters (namely a holy man - surprise!) quote actual Scripture. I know, you're probably giving me the finger or throwing the evil eye horns at me or something. Truth is, the bible is fiction that I spent about a decade of my childhood studying and memorizing. Don't misconstrue the book as either a Christian pamphlet or me trying to tear up someone's religion, at one extreme or the other. It's simply an established history I chose to bend to my own machinations.

This reviewer demanded I move the genre of the The Seventh Horn from fiction/sci-fi to religious fiction. That'd be like, I dunno, putting Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell in religion because it contained the word Hell in the title. That's extreme, but you get me.

Some would also classify it as a "vampire novel." While, sure, it features vampires quite prolifically, I don't see it necessarily as that either. I've been infatuated with vamps since Anne Rice and Stephen King way too early in life.

SPOILER? It's dystopian, awful love story, with vampires, set in the Apocalypse of real-world Philadelphia, and a hilariously selfish and misogynistic main character with super powers. He's a terrible human being, but I hope you laugh at how much you hate him. END MAYBE SPOILER.

Give it a try for a buck. Or go all out and get a paperback one. If you're in NJ/PA area, we can probably work out getting you a copy direct. Outside the tri-state? Try the Purchase link at the top of the page. It's not the revenue I'm looking for though. I want opinions and reviews. Tell me about it. Post reviews that aren't biased by revulsion of religion. Send me your thoughts directly. Hell, post a comment here if that's all you wanna do.

And I say thank ya, sai.
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