I fell in love with the slayer sent to destroy me.
Morgan Taylor-Jackson can’t wait for high school to end. In six months she leaves for UCLA and says goodbye to La Jolla, California and her parents’ messy divorce. But when Morgan is bitten by a four-year-old boy, she becomes infected with a mysterious condition. Fever, insomnia, and a new bustline are only the beginning; Morgan morphs from nerd to bombshell.
As far as Van Xander is concerned, all vampires are evil, even the ones who reject human sacrifice and call themselves Puritans. When Helsing Incorporated sends Van to La Jolla to investigate the local coven, Morgan is his prime target. Pretending to be interested in her, Van asks Morgan out and puts her through a series of tests to determine her killer nature.
Morgan is thrilled to be dating a hot guy like Van and falls for him hard. As Van strings Morgan along, he grows increasingly guilty. Morgan is kind, compassionate, and a gooey romantic. Just as Van’s mind begins to change, evil forces threaten everything. When prom night arrives, there are only two ways out of the ballroom: death or immortality.
Louise Cypress believes in friendship, true love, and the everlasting power of books. She has never met a vampire, but she has been to a Love Sucks concert on Valentine’s Day. Louise can often be found curled up with a romance novel on Saturday night, diet soda in hand, secretly wishing bustles were back in fashion. Louise lives in San Diego, California, where the beach is crowded and summer is immortal.
What is on your nightstand?
A big stack of People magazines that my mom gave me to read. I am ridiculously interested in the upcoming royal wedding. I also have an Amazon Echo, which is great for listening to Audible books while I walk on the treadmill.
What author would you totally fan?
I’m still a huge Stephenie Meyer fan, even though I recognize that there are some things about the Twilight series that are “problematic.” If any boyfriend snuck into my bedroom to watch me sleep I’d dump him. Still, there was something about TWILIGHT that hooked me from the first chapter. I’ve even been to Forks, Washington and taken pictures of Bella’s red trucks. There are two of them there, the book version and the movie version.
What makes you cringe?
I don’t like seeing people get attacked on social media, especially teen readers. I get that in the world of YA there are some books that you “should” like and some that you “shouldn’t,” but I don’t think that any reader—especially a teenage reader, should be attacked for liking a book. Literature should bring us together, not tear us apart.
Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
I am a hard-core plotter. BITE ME is book one in The Puritan Coven, which is so far a three-part-series. Before I wrote the first sentence of BITE ME, I created a fifty-page encyclopedia of the series. I mapped out every character and made a detailed outline for each book. My goal was to publish BITE ME, HUNT ME, and SLAY ME in quick succession so that readers could binge-read.
Is there a word you love to use?
Encouragement is one of my favorite words. I’d rather cheer someone on, than sabotage them.
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