Sunday, March 1, 2009

"A Drop of Red"

Chris Marie Green writes the Vampire Babylon series, including Night Rising, Midnight Reign, and Break of Dawn.

She applied the Page 69 Test to the latest installment in the series, A Drop of Red, and reported the following:
My most recent release, A Drop of Red, Vampire Babylon, Book Four, is a series reboot of sorts. The initial trilogy covered the adventures of Dawn Madison and her vamp hunting team as they vanquished an underground society in Hollywood. Here, the team travels to London, where there are strong signs of another Underground. They’re tracking down clues to locate this community when page 69 appears, showcasing a “breather” in the first big action scene.

Frank, Dawn’s vampire father, is chiding his daughter and her spirit protector, Breisi, for running off alone to chase what they think might be a “bad” vampire. They’ve seen red eyes in the night, and it reminds Dawn of the grotesque Guard vamps who acted as sentries for the Hollywood community. Page 69 also shows the reader a couple of weapons/tools Dawn uses as a hunter: throwing blades and a “locator,” which can be tossed at a target and attached to their clothing in order to track them.

Best yet for the page 69 test, the page ends on a cliffhanger of sorts: “Fear creeping over her skin, Dawn saw the red eyes come to light several yards above [Frank’s] head, from the utter darkness of the inside-out building’s tubes….”
Read an excerpt from A Drop of Red, and learn more about the author and her work at Chris Marie Green's website.

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--Marshal Zeringue