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Matheus Taylor didn’t ask to be murdered.
To be fair, the percentage of people actually asking to be murdered is probably small enough to be safely ignored, but he felt it was worth stating regardless.
His life might have been ordinary, but it was his life and he wasn’t done with it yet. Quin didn’t care. A seventeen-hundred old Roman, Quintus Livius Saturnius had a different view of morality than most people. Killing Matheus and hijacking his undead existence seemed perfectly acceptable to him.
Now, Matheus spends his nights running for his life, questioning his sexual orientation, and defying a mysterious new threat to the vampires within his city. Not that he set out to do any defying; he just wanted to be left alone.
Unfortunately, that was never going to happen.
Targeted Age Group: Late teens and up
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
I like writing urban fantasy because it gives me a real world to ground my stories in, but still allows me to play around with the rules. I feel like genre fiction has more freedom. As long as the story remains consistent, I can make things as serious or as silly as I’d like. Sometimes within the same scene. Because real life is often a mixture of both. Within urban fantasy, I think it’s easier to dive into the story, since there is no time wasted building a world around the characters. I admire writers who do build their own worlds, but I prefer to focus more on the interactions between the characters.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
First, read. Read everything, classics, trashy romance novels, YA books, non-fiction, everything. Then write. Write a lot. Everyday, if you can. Learn to accept criticism, and realize that not your work is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. Understand the rules of writing, and figure out when it’s all right to break them. Talk to other writers. But mostly, read and write as much as you can.
Amy Fecteau grew up in the wilds of suburbia, along with a younger sister and brother. As a child, Amy wanted to be a doctor-farmer-princess, but unfortunately the market for doctor-farmer-princesses just isn’t what it used to be. Also, Amy was born in the United States, severely limiting her chances to become royalty.
Amy wrote her first story at age twelve, the stirring tale of friendship and witch burning. She was cruelly robbed of first place in the district writing contest by Randa C., whose story of a handicapped girl overcoming her disability was nothing but a blatant grab for the judges’ sympathy. Fifteen years later, Amy would like to say, “Suck it, Randa,” but that would be petty and childish, so she will refrain.
Amy lives in southern Maine. She collects keychains, owns a cat (named CAT) and creates eclectic art in her spare time. Currently, she is studying computer science. She blames her love of sarcasm and snark on her large, strange, wonderful family.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I wanted to write a vampire story that brought the darkness back. I never quite bought the notion that a however-centuries-old vampire would insist on keeping his or her lovers human. In my mind that seemed like a human dating a cow. The initial story sprung for that thought, but soon expanded to include themes of maturity, and discovering one’s self-identity and place in the world. And a lot of snark.
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