In Anticipation: Forever Vampire

It's Hauf time! (Please excuse my punniness, but I just had to.) ^_^ I recently came across a blog post from author Michele Hauf, reminding me of the impending release of a book that I've been looking forward to reading. Tis called Forever Vampire, and has a connection to a world/story she'd previously created:
     Vail the Unwanted is a pure-blood vampire. But raised in Faery, he has neither home nor peace, and when his aid is sought in the recovery of a priceless diamond gown, his price is information. Specifically the whereabouts of his accursed father. His goal is revenge, and the supernaturally sexy Lyric, the icy blond vampiress with whom he must work, is a distraction he can't afford.
      Outwardly as cold as the diamond dress in which she was kidnapped, Lyric has her own secrets. Desperate to break free from her criminal family, she aligns herself with the brooding Vail. Together they seek justice while each secretly works for freedom and a fresh start. For Lyric that means holding herself apart, even from the smoldering blue-eyed Vail. For Vail, it means a battle to the death for revenge—and for a temptress he can't deny.
I'm very much looking forward to this book because of its connection to Hauf's Seducing the Vampire. It's not quite a direct sequel; in fact, the protagonist of Forever Vampire was introduced only in the last few pages of StV. But the lore is there, and some of the things that transpired in the first book will almost certainly have immense bearing on the events of this one. The simple fact is I really enjoyed StV (here's my review of the book), and look forward to being able to revisit that world. Sure, StV was mostly historical fiction, and this book is most likely all contemporary...but that makes things even more exciting and epic, in my opinion! ^_^

Michele Hauf had mentioned in one of her blog posts that "Vail is one of my favorite heroes so far." That's a strong endorsement if I ever heard one. I adored Rhys from StV, but I'm all for falling even harder for another one of Hauf's delicious heroes.

Forever Vampire  is currently scheduled for release on April 19, 2011 by HQN.

8 comments:

  1. I am looking forward to this one too. I read Seducing the Vampire and loved it!

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  2. I do enjoy connected tales :) Well written promo there!

    Come on over to http://readseverything.blogspot.com/ and check out your blogger spotlight; It is out now!

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  3. @Shannon. Indeed, same here. The fact that it sort of continues the legacy of the story is so intriguing! I hope Vail lives up to the standard set by his predecessors. ^_^

    @Blodeuedd. Thank you, m'lady! ^_^

    @Deepali. Thanks Dee! It's fun when the tales are connected loosely enough that you get snippets of the previous book(s), but aren't reading a rehash of events.
    And again, thank you for the spotlight! ^___^

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  4. Congrats! You've been awarded the Seven Facts Award by BeefcakeandBabes: http://beefcakeandbabes.blogspot.com/2011/02/seven-facts-award.html

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  5. Love this cover. You can get this one off NetGalley if you're interested.

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  6. @Evolet: Thank you mucho! ^_^

    @VampFanGirl: Oh, you bet I picked this up ASAP! ^_^ I've got high hopes for this one. Vail, don'tletmedown! Thanks for the headsup, though. Do you plan to read it?

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  7. Twilight is the only vampire book I have read.. THe cover page look interesting..

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