“Vampires are meant to be glamorous and powerful, but I’m here to inform you that being a vampire is nothing like that. Not one bit. On the contrary, it’s like being stuck indoors with the flu watching daytime television, forever and ever. If being a vampire were easy, there wouldn’t be a Reformed Vampire Support Group. …God I’m sick of it.”
And so we meet Nina; a fifty-one year old vampire who’s had a chip on her shoulder since she was infected at the age of 15. Tired of a listless, sickly life stuck in her mother’s house, Nina writes a vampire adventure series with a vampire heroine who’s everything she’s not: powerful, sexy, confident and strong. Nina and the rest of the pathetic, anemic, whiny, unattractive vampires in the group feed on guinea pigs (because they’re small, “their drained cadavers can be concealed without much effort,” and they breed quickly) live in a constant state of fear about being discovered and destroyed. But when one member of their group is staked in his home, the group (at least Nina and Dave) are propelled into action (which is very against their nature) to root out the killer before he can come after anyone else.
What ensues is a suspense-filled, comical murder mystery full of plot twists, memorable characters, and lots of action and adventure. And along the way through this unique vampire story, Nina realizes that her immortal existence may have more to offer that she thought – even though some of the other members of the group still get on her nerves.
- Posted by Cori