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Charlaine Harris says ‘Blood Oath’ thriller but not a vampire novel August 22, 2010

Posted by Diana McCabe in Authors, Fun stuff.
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OK — so I guess I’d go with that on some level. But I still see Cade as my next vamp hero. Charlaine Harris — author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels — that have drawn in even more fans with the True Blood HBO series by Alan Ball — met BLOOD OATH author Chris Farnsworth at ComicCon (they were on a panel) and she got a copy of his book. Here’s what she had to say after reading it:

His premise is so logical (at least, to my mind) that it’s amazing no one thought of it before. For many decades, the president of the United States has had a vampire at his disposal. Nathaniel Cade, sworn to a Blood Oath, must obey the orders of the president or his representative. At the beginning of the book, Nathaniel’s breaking in a new minder, kind of his daytime guy. Zach is more than a little deplorable, but he eventually proves his worth. This is a clever thriller that I’d never actually call a vampire novel.

Which makes me wonder — just what the heck do people call vamp novels now? I think the genre has morphed into a zillion directions. My hubby thinks the whole vamp craze is unwinding now. Ummmm — not so fast. There are still lots of new books and movies coming out. As long as they’re good, I’ll go see a supernatural flick or read a book any time. And we haven’t even touched on the YA market — which is really big on the fae and ghosts and teen angst. (Kind of my faves right now. Good summer reading.)

For those of you who have read BLOOD OATH, check out this drawing of the evil Konrad on the Blood Oath Facebook page HERE.

And in case you missed it, here are my interviews with Chris and Charlaine:

Chris Farnsworth — ‘Blood Oath’ author on his vampire, movie and what part of the novel is true!

Charlaine Harris — Her latest Sookie book and HBO’s TRUE BLOOD

Chris Farnsworth and Chris Marie Green.

Charlaine Harris mingling with the crowd.

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