Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Hump Day Hook #HDH – The Vampire of Blackpool


Hello and welcome to the Hump Day Hook. Today I share another excerpt from my NaNoWriMo 2012 novel, The Vampire of Blackpool. I have yet to return to the project for edits, but I certainly plan to have this one published in the future. This excerpt is a conversation between our protagonist, Meredith Hanson, and a young witch called Samantha Morris.


            “Hi,” she said nervously, “Um, I thought maybe we could talk?”
            I frowned.  This was highly irregular.
            “About what?” I replied coldly, and I saw her shiver at my icy tone.
            She swallowed, and when she spoke again her voice trembled.
            “Um,” she said, “I don’t know.  Stuff.”
            She waved her free hand vaguely in the air, as though I should understand what she was indicating.  I simply stared at her, unmoving once again.
            “We have nothing to discuss,” I said in the same cold tone.
            The girl chewed her lip.  I tried to enter her mind to discover why she had taken an interest in me.  At first her thoughts were a jumble of everyday nuances, but she quickly felt my presence, and she threw up a rather impressive shield against me.  I inclined my head, unable to hide my surprise.  She smiled, realising my reaction.
            “Yes,” she said more confidently, “I might be new to this, but I know how to protect my thoughts from vampires.”
            I smiled faintly, showing my amusement.
            “Very well,” I said.


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18 comments:

  1. Me thinks he is not gonna be so frosty in the future. Lol

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    1. Actually the vampire is a woman! This story is a rather unexpected lesbian romance... with a few complications!

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  2. An awkward moment between the two, but I think he sees her differently now.

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    1. Yes indeed, the old vampire can still learn a lot about the people around her!

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  3. Hey, she showed him something unexpected, and I think he liked it. His powers are daunting though,and he probably has more in the depths. I can't wait for more of this book!

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    1. Thanks Flossie! Meredith is certainly a powerful vampire character, for all of her mystery and reclusive nature...

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  4. I like she has shown some power against him after seeming a little meek at first.

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    1. She is stronger than she looks, and very brave!

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  5. I like the shift of power within this snippet - well done!

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  6. Wow. Nice. A resister. Always a challenge to even the most seasoned vampire. Nice hook!

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  7. I love that she surprised him! You go girl :)
    Great hook!

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  8. Interesting, I wonder why she was so cold towards the girl.

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    1. Time will tell... Thanks for commenting!

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