American Vampire

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The American Vampire books:

Reality Bites

Fortitude Scott’s life is a mess. A degree in film theory has left him with zero marketable skills, his job revolves around pouring coffee, his roommate hasn’t paid rent in four months, and he’s also a vampire. Well, sort of. He’s still mostly human.

But when a new vampire comes into his family’s territory and young girls start going missing, Fort can’t ignore his heritage anymore. His mother and his older, stronger siblings think he’s crazy for wanting to get involved. So it’s up to Fort to take action, with the assistance of Suzume Hollis, a dangerous and sexy shape-shifter. Fort is determined to find a way to outsmart the deadly vamp, even if he isn’t quite sure how.

But without having matured into full vampirehood and with Suzume ready to split if things get too risky, Fort’s rescue mission might just kill him.…

Generation V is published by Roc, and can be ordered at IndieBound, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or wherever you prefer to purchase your books! Paperback or Kindle.

He’s a slacker vampire. She’s a shapeshifting fox kitsune. THEY FIGHT CRIME.

Fort’s adventures continue in Iron Night.

Underemployed by day. Undead by night.

Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. He’s learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shapeshifting friend Suzume Hollis, and has actually found a decent roommate for once.

Until he finds his roommate’s dead body.

The Scott family cover-up machine swings into gear, but Fort is the only person trying to figure out who (or what) actually killed his friend. His hunt for a murderer leads to a creature that scares even his sociopathic family, and puts them all in deadly peril.

Keeping secrets, killing monsters, and still having to make it to work on time? Sometimes being a vampire really sucks.

Iron Night can be purchased at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, or wherever you like to get your books! Paperback or Kindle.

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Fort’s adventures will continue in Tainted Blood, coming November 4, 2014.

In the third Generation V novel, Fortitude Scott proves that working with family can be deadly…

Former film student Fortitude Scott is finally gainfully employed. Unfortunately, said employment happens to be with a group of sociopathic vampires—his family. And as much as Fort is loath to get too deep into the family business, when his brother, Chivalry, is temporarily unable to run the territory, it’s up to Fort to keep things under control.

So when the leader of a powerful faction of shifters turns up murdered, Fort finds himself tracking down a killer while navigating dangerous rivalries, longtime grudges, and hidden agendas. Even with the help of his foxy kitsune sidekick, Suzume, he’ll need to pull out all the stops to hunt for the paranormal assassin.

But as he calls on fairies, witches, and ghouls for help, he discovers that the problem is much bigger than a single dead werebear. The supernatural community is preparing for a massive shift in power within the Scott family leadership—and Fort has landed right in the middle of the gathering storm.…

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And coming in August 2015, Fortitude Scott’s world will get even more complicated in…. Dark Ascension

  1. judith murphy

    I loved the book!!!! It reminds me of the best of Michael Crichton – am I dating myself? Just enough biological realism to keep me completely hooked on the story.

  2. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed GV. I appreciate the time you took to develop the vampire biology. The use of Japanese mythology was a welcome surprise. It was a pleasure to review your work, and I’m looking forward to GV2!

    • Thank you SO much, Terrance! I’m so delighted that you enjoyed the biology and the Japanese mythology — those were two areas that I really spent a lot of time researching and trying to get right, and it’s wonderful to hear that it worked for you! I really appreciate the time and effort that you put into your review, and I loved that you used the phrase “shmendrick with good intentions” to describe Fort, because that is the way that I really wanted to start him!

  3. REALLY enjoyed this book–the bookshelves are packed these days with supernatural fiction, so it’s hard to find something that stands out and really engages your imagination. The addition of the kitsune was a great new twist, and I loved the quirkiness and playfulness of the fox characters. The story line was unpredictable a must in my mind, because if I know what’s going to happen, what’s the point in reading the book? Really a great novel, can’t wait for more.

    • Hi Emily! I’m so glad that you enjoyed the book, especially the kitsune characters! I loved bringing in a fox shapeshifter — they had a very different energy than werewolves, and I had a lot of fun coming up with Suzume’s pranks and dialogue!

  4. I’m looking forward to the next book in the series. I’ll be sure to pick it up as soon as it is out for sale. Thanks for the story!

    • Hi Tony! Thanks so much for picking up Gen V, and I’m so glad that you enjoyed it! Iron Night will be published in January 2014, and I’m already hard at work on Book Three — I really hope that you enjoy them, and I’m so grateful for the support!

  5. Just finished reading Generation V. Love Fort and Suzu! Enjoyed watching Fort mature and realize he isn’t a door mat. Also I was highly amused by Suzu’s antics, while relieved I get to observe from a safe distance and don’t have to worry about her actually rummaging through my house. Very enjoyable, enough twists and turns to keep me guessing and interested, also very engaging characters. I am looking forward to more.

    • Hi Heather! Oh, I’d be terrified to have a friend like Suzume — nothing in the house would be safe! She’ll definitely be back in Iron Night, and I think you’ll also enjoy Fort continue growing up and building self-confidence. Thanks for picking up the book, and thanks for taking the time to comment!

  6. I just finished the book and I’m eager to read the next one! It’s refreshing to read a book without a love triangle, or much romance at all for that matter. I found the book really interesting and I enjoyed learning about the vampire world, especially about the elves and kit sune which I wasn’t very familiar with. I’m usually not a big fantasy fan, but as I won an arc from goodreads I figured I’d give it a chance. I started reading with no expectations and I was thourghly impressed! I’ll definitely be recommending this to my friends :)

    • Hi Rebecca! Really glad that you enjoyed the book, especially the way that I presented the elves and the kitsune. The lack of romance has gotten an interestingly mixed reaction — some people really liked it, others were kind of disappointed. But I’m so glad that you liked it, particularly since you aren’t usually a fantasy fan! Thanks for taking a chance on it!

  7. I really really loved Generation V. I absolutely love urban fantasy but it’s been awhile since I found a new series that just blew me away. I like that you used kitsune, they don’t appear very often. I thought your vampire lore was very intriguing. I put off reading the last 10 pages for hours because I didn’t want it to be over. I can’t wait for the next one. Also, my husband claims that I act like Suzume, but I can’t imagine what he means.

  8. Marking the date for Iron Night as we speak. Can’t wait! :D

  9. I really loved the book. It hooked me after the first few pages! I especially loved the characters, their stories and how the mythology unfolded.
    I’m looking forward to GV2! Only a few more days :D

  10. Interesting read. Enjoying the character development.
    I’ve just chewed through both books. I’m always looking for fresh
    authors. Pleased to stumble across your work.

    P.s…a double barreled 20, will NOT chamber a 12 guage.
    It might shoot 3″, in addition to the standard 2 3/4″ shell…
    but that’s length vs guage’s diameter. There is the option
    of a slug, rather than loose shot, for maximum effect, at range.

    Kind of a minor quibble, but thought you might want to know.

    Thanks, Ern

  11. I really loved both books. They’re interesting and refreshing! You can see the characters develop and the story is totally awesome. I can’t wait for the 3th book! :))

  12. I have only one thing to say … WRITE FASTER! What a great twist on an old idea … I’m hooked and can’t wait until #3 is released. Thanks

  13. I was looking for a new book series to get into and was pleasantly surprised to find yours so engaging. I loved both books and have burned through them in 2 days. I need more :) You have written a rich narrative that kept me up waaaay past my bedtime, so thank you and please share more of your vision with the world

  14. I’m a 40 something lady with little time on my hands to read a book, and very little patience for bad writing. However, I was completely absorbed into the book by the 1st chapter of Iron Night. I can’t find the words to describe how enthralled I am by your writing and ability to capture my attention and make me want to shout from the rooftops that “THIS IS HOW AN AUTHOR SHOULD WRITE”. You are one of the best authors I’ve read in over a decade. I told my daughter (who is 13 and an up and coming author) about your book. She also is not easily impressed and very critical of books she “tries” to read. This book was a happy surprise for her as well. We are completely captivated by your style of writing and think you are a MASTER at your art. Truly….these words do not convey how I want MORE and won’t ever settle for less again!
    PS: I’ve never went online before looking for an author, or bothered with online feedback for anything. You are the BEST!
    Carrie and Paris Monet

  15. I love all your books, so fabulous and fun! I really hope the Vampires will be ok in the end, I love Fort and Chivalry to death and it would really kill the story for me if Chivalry died. Fort needs a good strong brother in his life, sibling drama keeps things interesting and it also offers a nice warm touch to balance out all the chaos that Fort is dealing with. Please don’t kill off Chivalry. please please please, I’m begging you. The guy needs to stick around and be Fort’s protective older brother. Also, how long until Fort starts getting his new powers? Fangs even? I’m really looking forward to the day he starts getting his fangs, that will be so much fun! heheheh!

  16. I just want to say that I recently started reading Generation V. and it was awesome so far. I couldn’t stop laughing. I rarely pickup Urban Fantasy books these days, especially if they’re about vampires, because a lot of them are disappointing. But Generation V is really awesome. :D I can’t stop laughing. I am already apprehensive as to how I will write my review for it when I’m finished because I may not be able to fully convey how I love Fort and Suzume. I will read Iron Night as soon as possible.

    Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

  17. Is there going to be a 4th book?

  18. I love your series!! What’s the name of the 4th book? I want to put it on my wish list! :-)

  19. Thanks. I’ll be on the lookout for it!!

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