WLW is a recurring blog segment in which I highlight a book I have on my wish list. Sometimes it's a new release, sometimes a beloved classic, and sometimes it's a hidden gem.
I should be done with vampires, but I keep coming back to them. Even when the story isn't all that imaginative, if the vamps are at least interesting characters, I'm in. Throw in an intriguing plot to boot, and I will definitely take notice.
Samhain's horror line has a new novel called Donor, which is the debut effort from Elena Hearty, and after reading a review of the book and interview with Elena over at Dreadful Tales, I just had to put this one on my wish list. Here's the back cover pitch:
Richard is a modern vampire who likes to eat in. That’s why he always keeps a fresh victim trapped in his home. All of his captives eventually die; Lenore hopes to be the first to escape.
Life at Richard’s is short but never dull. Not with Richard’s vampire friend, Paul, constantly popping in. Paul loves toying with Richard’s victims before they die. But is Paul getting too attached to his plaything? His human servant, Charles, certainly thinks so. Charles is next in line to be turned and wants to eliminate the competition.
If Charles’s schemes don’t kill Lenore, then Richard’s hunger surely will. Lenore has a plan to survive, but someone will have to die in her place. She now has something terrible in common with her captor: she must kill in order to live.Sounds good to me. How's your appetite for vampire fiction these days? Are you worn out or can you not get enough?