Read books by AWers!
I liked Tale of the Body Thief. Vampire experiencing mortal life... Interesting concept.
I must say - when I came into AW today, I freaked the hell out!
Working on historical romances:
Hesperides - 5,000 words
Epitropios (sequel to above) - 7,000 words
Yes, I'm resurrecting this thread. I honestly cannot believe I've been here as long as I have without seeking it out and posting.
And really, I couldn't care less what she says the books are about. I know what they mean TO ME*, and that's all that really matters. And for the record, I plan to pass all of my beaten up AR paperbacks to my Daughter Claudia as soon as she shows any interest in reading "grown up" novels
* I've always interpreted the Vamp Chronicle vampires as a lens through which I'm reminded how fascinating and precious we humans, as a species, are. Call me cheesy, but I need to be "told" how wonderful and short life is every so often when I feel like its just a big trough of crap.
ETA: Anyone read The Wolf Gift? I pre-ordered it for my Kindle, and am sad that I just wasn't able to get into it. I don't think I made it through the first chapter :/
I read Interview as a youth and loved it. Read it again as an adult and wondered why everything was glittering. The wet streets glitter, eyes glitter, hair glitters, glittering glitter glitters. I think I know what gave a certain other Vampire writer an idea about glittering vampires.
btw, I'm a big Anne Rice fan. Read all the vampire books, but the MAyfair series -- Witching hour, Lasher, and Taltos, are my favorite.
Overall, it was Ok...some interesting stuff...but (spoiler), Anne Rice usually has a way of telling amazing backstory and origins to her immortals and creatures that have lived a long time...not this time. the back story of the original man-wolf was kinda lame. I wanted to like this so much, but its just "meh."
Anne Rice is a favorite author of mine, I enjoy her early vampire chronicles, until I found them changing too much witout development but among the author's beliefs. Love Interview with the Vampire Through Tale of the Body Thief.