Now, let's talk about vampires... some more.
What you may not know is Twilight had a little influence there as well. Around the time I came up with the idea Twilight was big and I was a fan. I was reading every vampire book I could get my hands on and discovered Kerrelyn Sparks. The thing that kept bugging me about these books was that, while I devoured them, I was starting to miss the vampire that was a bad guy. Sure there were bad guy vampires, but we never got to see into their heads much. We were stuck in the good guy vampires and they were emo and never happy about the fact they were undead, had to drink blood, and generally rich.
What I really wanted was a vampire unapologetic about drinking blood.
That was what I was craving in a vampire story. Yes, I love the good guy vampire fighting his instinct to drink blood and getting the girl. But I also wanted to see more. A vampire who, in his own way, was quite human in he was just trying to live his life and that involved drinking blood and killing humans.
Only surviving isn't that easy. The hunt for blood can be tricky when humans know to fear the night. Desire sits on the edge of his mind, urging him to become the monster humans think he is. Vampire Forces, a special branch of police, is determined to turn every vampire to ash. Tommy included.
The only human Tommy can trust is his twin brother. A bond connects them, and with Danny's help, Tommy starts to understand the human world he struggles to survive in. He'll learn what friendships means and feel the sting of betrayal, find that sometimes the worst monsters are very human, and come to understand that family means more than blood.
Tommy just wants to survive and he knows what he needs to do. But with the number of humans that mean more to him than a meal growing, Tommy learns there's more to life than simple survival. He'll discover being human doesn't mean being a human.
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