The Vampire Cure The Vampire Cure Series Book 1 by Kat Stiles Genre: Urban Fantasy, SciFi
In the search for a cure to a viral pandemic, scientist Liz Meyer discovers something far more deadly…Vampires exist.
And what’s even more amazing, they’re immune to the virus.
Liz is both afraid and intrigued. Gifted with dreams that reveal the future, she sees how bad the pandemic will become. A blood sample could be the solution to a cure.
Sexy vampire Ryan awakens a desire within Liz, something she's never felt before. Too bad the rest of the coven want nothing more than to feast on her blood.
Can Liz get the blood she needs to find a cure? Or will it be her blood that’s taken instead?
Please note: If you're a die-hard believer in the MAGA movement, for the love of God don't buy this book. You will NOT be amused.
Fans of The Vampire Diaries series and authors like Ivy Smoak, Richelle Mead, and Bella Forest will love this sci-fi take on vampires.
Kat Stiles is a USA Today Bestselling Author, and huge fan of both sci-fi and urban fantasy. Nearly all of her stories include a super power of some kind and a strong, funny heroine. If you like The Vampire Cure, check out her other series:
Most of his skin was charred black, with pieces of it hanging off in chunks. It reminded me of B-horror cheesy prosthetic makeup. But this was real and completely terrifying.
In my panicked state, I glanced around the room to try to find something, anything to fight him with. And on the far wall, I saw my salvation.
A giant set of thick curtains were draped down, from floor to ceiling. Which means there must be a window there.
As fast as my feet could run in my weakened state, I bolted toward the wall.
I looked back and James followed slowly, looking entirely too amused. Like a cat that plays with a mouse before killing it.
With a burst of energy, I swung open the curtains, fully expecting sunshine to pour into the room and save the day.
“Wow, you’re both stupid. Did you really think I would allow functional windows in my home?”
There was no light to save the day anymore. And Ryan certainly wasn’t going to save me.
A sick feeling washed over me as I realized it was over.
James had won.
A knowing grin appeared on his face, made only more terrifying by his fangs elongating. He grabbed my hair and yanked my head to the side. And for the second time, his fangs descended into my neck.
USA Today Bestselling Author of Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Young Adult Fiction.
Originally a Jersey girl, sunny Texas is where I now call home, in a town way up north in the panhandle called Wellington. I write super-powered urban fantasy that's sexy, fun and dark. For fun I like to read urban fantasy, horror, and existentialist fiction, as well as watch cartoons, movies, and sometimes even cartoon movies. I try not to take anything in life too seriously and I tend to smile often. Hop over to my website, katstiles.com for bonus material, fun blog posts, news about upcoming releases, and awesome giveaways!
It’s no big surprise 2020 was a huge influence on me when I wrote The Vampire Cure. The parallels are pretty obvious in the book. I was a participating author in a vampire-themed box set when the covid outbreak happened. Frustrated with how the elected politicians were handling the outbreak, I found comfort in my writing. That and listening to the song, “Zen” by X Ambassadors. A lot. The result was a mashup of urban fantasy and sci-fi, with unapologetic political undertones. It’s not your typical vampire story, but I’m hoping people will enjoy it nonetheless.
This book was hard for me to write, to be honest. I’m not a huge fan of vampire books – I’m more old school horror vampire, in which the vampire is a predator, not a lover. Plus the relationships in those books are cringy to me. The woman falls hopelessly, helplessly in love with a man who could murder her at any second. It seems like something you would see a therapist about, you know? So I knew I’d have to do it my way to be okay with it. In The Vampire Cure, the heroine Liz Meyer is fearless but smart.
As a strong proponent of women in STEM, most of the main characters in my books are either in technology or science-related fields. Liz was more of a challenge to write for me, as I work in an IT field, not a science one. I did a lot of research for this book, and I learned some fascinating things about vampire bats, the scientific method, and technical terminology such as “hematoporphyria,” which is a sensitivity to sunlight. I had a blast writing this book, and I’m looking forward to writing the rest of the series. The next novel, The Vampire Cure 2: A New Breed, is due out in late July and it’s available to preorder.
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