Vampires in Flint? – A Guest Post by Roxanne Rhoads
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Vampires in Flint?
Guest Blog by Roxanne Rhoads
Many wonder why Flint? And why vampires in Flint?
Well I’ve always heard write what you know- and I know Flint and vampires.
I’ve been a vampire aficionado ever since I was 11 and discovered an old copy of Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice at a garage sale. After that I was hooked on fangs.
I’ve lived in Flint my entire life, watched it go from a decent place to live to hell and then try to come back again in short spurts of redevelopment over the years.
The renewal of the area usually ends when funds run out or whoever was pushing for it A) is no longer in whatever political office they were in or B) loses interest or C) decides it’s a lost cause because the unrest, decay and destruction always seem to win.
One day when I was driving through the downtown area and the outskirts I thought to myself “what if there were supernatural reasons for Flint’s decay? And what if once the humans left Flint “Others” took their place? Others being vampires, witches, demons, ghouls, ghosts and whatnot. Then the phrase “Vehicle City Vampires” popped into my head and thus the idea for my series was born.
In the Vehicle City Vampires series, vampire pretty much run the town. The top fang is Satinka Tala. She keeps her eyes on everything and owns a lot of land. And she’s very philanthropic. She wants the city to thrive. But everything seems to work against her. So she created a group of Guardians that are the paranormal equivalent to police. But they can do things the human police cannot- like take down demons and vampires-things bullets don’t stop.
Satinka tries very hard to keep the humans safe and the “Others” under control. She even throws an annual Vampire Ball to entertain everyone and lets humans and vamps mingle safely. Vampires disguised as humans dressed as vampires.
Hmmm. Do you think this is what this happening at the actual Flint Vampire Ball? Yes there is a real vampire ball in Flint every year. It is hosted by Vertigo Theatrics and partial proceeds go to the Flint Farmer’s Market.
And it’s been a wonderful source of inspiration for me. Vampires in Flint. Yes they are everywhere. Especially in October. And more so than ever in 2012 because not only do we have The Vampire Ball we have Flint Fang Fest which includes HorrorCon, The Monster Mash Burlesque Show, The Vampire Emporium, Bella Morte Concert and the Vampire Ball along with a multi-author paranormal book signing at a local library.
So yes the vampires are running amuck in Flint this October- as are zombies, witches and who knows what else.
Join us if you dare. You can learn more about local Flint Halloween happenings at www.flintfangfest.blogspot.com and you can learn more about my new book Hex and the Single Witch book one of the Vehicle City Vampires series while it tours with Bewitching Book Tours.
Anwyn Rose is descended from a long line of powerful witches yet she can barely cast spells young witchlings have mastered. She has one functioning witch gift, the power of knowing, which she puts to good use as a Detective on Flint’s Preternatural Investigation Team.
It’s a new era in Vehicle City, supernaturals are running the town.
The P.I.T has their hands full with paranormal crimes. Top priority is a serial killer, who appears to be a vampire, draining young women in the city.
Anwyn is on the case with her sexy partner Detective Mike Malone. Complicating things is her relationship Galen, a vampire who looks more guilty than innocent, although Anwyn trusts her instincts even if her power is on the fritz.
Mysterious spells, compromising situations, and a possible demon on the loose make it hard to focus on the case, but Anwyn has to make things right before the human police execute the wrong vampire.
Hex and the Single Witch contains magick, a little bit of mystery, a lot of supernatural mayhem, and a sexy love triangle that will leave you wanting more.
About the Author:
When not fulfilling one the many roles being a wife and mother of three require, Roxanne’s world revolves around words…reading them, writing them, editing them, and talking about them. In addition to writing her own stories she loves to read, promote and review what others write.
Roxanne is the owner of Bewitching Book Tours and operates Fang-tastic Books, a book blog dedicated to paranormal and urban fantasy books.
When not reading, writing, or promoting Roxanne loves to hang out with her family, craft, garden and search for unique vintage finds.
Visit her online
Author blog www.roxannesrealm.blogspot.com
Book Blog www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com
Bewitching Book Tours www.bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com,