Sorry for the late posting, but I was too tired last night after the gym to anything but eat ramen noodles and watch The Hangover.
Since I’m quickly running out of finished stories to share with you (I’m notoriously bad at finishing things) I’m getting dangerously close to begin sharing chapters from my novel with you. This is both exciting and terrifying for me. But it’s why I have this blog so it’s time to man up, as they say.
My story entitled A Mouth Full of Teeth is about werewolves and vampires. I know this genre has been very popular as of late, and I’m a little worried that maybe it’s been too overplayed lately and people will be like, “Ugh, not another vampire story.” I’m hoping that isn’t the case, or at the very least that the true fans of the genre – people like myself – will be into it regardless. I’ve been into vampires and werewolves ever since I was a little kid. They used to scare me back then, so much so that if I had to get up to get a drink in the middle of the night I would walk down the hall with my index fingers pressed together like a crucifix, but I still loved them, and my fascination with them has not waned with time.
Also, I would like to say that I started this story way before the vampire/werewolf craze came around. I’m pretty sure I came up with my characters and general story line before the first words of Twilight were ever typed up. Just keep that in mind when you start reading my excerpts. There are a few unintended similarities that I’m a little concerned about, and will need your opinion on.
A Mouth Full of Teeth is really the first of what I hope to be 3 novels. I’ll go ahead and give you the premise now that I’ve had enough Jimmy to give me courage. The main character is Jade – she is the only female werewolf ever. Two supporting but very important characters are Jacob – a bad ass alpha male that she’s in a very complicated relationship with (also a werewolf, this is the biggest and most problematic similarity to friggin Twilight) and their best werewolf friend Etienne – who is sort of the only one with his shit together and is everyone’s source of guidance. The other main character in this story is Gabe – a human vampire/werewolf hunter. I tell the story in first person from both Gabe and Jade’s point of view.
The story takes place in modern day Paris, France. Jade and her gang are there hunting down a rogue werewolf that has gone and killed too many people. Gabe and his father are in Paris hunting down the vampire that killed Gabe’s older brother. Gabe and Jade meet by chance and become romantically involved without knowing the truth about one another. After a series of very unfortunate events they discover the truth about each other and that the things that brought them to Paris are closely linked. Shit hits the fan, and we find out if “love” really does conquer all. I’m not going to spoil the ending, but it’s probably not what you expect. I tried to make this different from all the other human-meets-monster stories that are out there. At the very least there is a lot of action and violence, so that’s fun.
Well, there it is in a nutshell.
So now I’m going to turn it over to you again, dear reader, and I really need you to respond and respond honestly. Does this sound like a story you’d want to read? Do you want to know more? Are you so sick of monster stories that you want to punch someone in the face?
That’s all I have for now. I look forward to reading your thoughts.
Thanks for reading! =)
Yes, yes, and it is a genre that has been around forever and doesn't look like its going away. Which is good. This may seem like a kick in the heart, but you might consider changing the Jacob name. More than likely a publisher will tell you the same thing. I'm sure you can think of a better and stronger name. Jim Bean, really?
Thanks for the feedback! I'm beginning to consider considering changing the name. I'm quite stubborn so it might take me a while to actually work up to that.And noo, not Jim Bean. I'm far too classy for that (ha ha). This was a Jimmy of a different sort.