Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lily Drake Tour Guest Post & Giveaway: Why Vampires? with T. Michelle Nelson

Life & Death of Lily Drake by T. Michelle Nelson
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Pages: 252
Recevied: for honest review/blog tour
Buy Now: Amazon | Inkspell

For Lily Drake, slaying vampires is easy...Dating them is the hard part.

Lily Drake is your everyday hard-working single mom…until a gorgeous vampire shows up on her front door who she mistakenly assumes is her blind date for the evening. As one crazy scenario after another unfolds, Lily finds herself falling in love with two vampires, slaying the evil ones, and being prophesied as the savior of the entire undead race.
Deciding between pizza and Chinese take-out will no longer be one of the hard decisions facing Lily Drake once she is emerged into vampire society. Humanity or immortality? That doesn't hold a candle against this question - which of the two handsome vampire cousins?

The Life and Death of Lily Drake is not your typical vampire love story. It’s a tale about the humorous mistakes a woman makes simply trying to survive not only life, but the dating scene. How will Lily manage working full-time, taking care of her young son and fighting the undead at every turn?
Lily will have to figure it out, but who better to save the world than a mom?

Why Vampires?

My answer, why not?!  Maybe it was growing up in the era where vampires were transformed into good-looking hunks versus the Nosferatu creepy monsters.  The first vampire movie I remember watching was at the age of five, "Love at First Bite" starring George Hamilton.  I remember declaring to my mother that it was my first favorite movie.  George Hamilton with that insane tan and super-white teeth was the object of my first vampire crush.  Go ahead and laugh now.

Then at age 20, "Interview with a Vampire" was made into a movie.  Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise. What more can you say? Anne Rice set the idea in stone.  Being a vampire had officially become sexy.  So all of my favorite story elements are in one place...  You have the monster / horror element, attractive, dangerous men, and in Lily's story I threw in some graphic violence and made my female main character one kick-butt, tough chick.  Are vampires for everyone?  No, probably not, but it's my thing for sure.
About the Author:
When T. Michelle Nelson was a little girl she told people she was going to be a skeleton when she grew up. Most people assumed she confused the question with "What do you want to be for Halloween?" She doesn't remember, but thinks it's debatable either way. With her love of all things monster and horror, it's possible she actually did want to grow up to be a skeleton.  Years later, little has changed.  T. Michelle still loves her monsters, but now she writes about them.

Originally from Western Kentucky, T. Michelle is a graduate of Murray State University.  She now resides in picturesque Mount Vernon, Ohio, which is also the setting of her novel, The Life and Death of Lily Drake. When she isn't vicariously living through her characters, T. Michelle Nelson is a not-so-mild-mannered mother, semi-decent baker and lousy volleyball player.



  1. thanks for the great post and giveaway!

  2. Sounds like a great book! Looking forward to it!

  3. I'm going to love reading about Lily Drake.

  4. This looks really interesting! I wanted to sign up for the blog tour but it was adult so it didn't fit my blog. Still I'm hoping to win a copy so I can read all about Lily!

    1. I hope you get the chance to read it. I loved it. :) Good luck!


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