Williamsburg vampire novel

What My Sockpuppets Are Saying

images-4No, humorless fools, I do not have any real sockpuppets. No one is saying anything about my new book because — it hasn’t even been published yet!

But here are some things I hope people will say:

Blood Diva is the bestest book ever!

It’s like Dexter if Dexter were a female vampire who used to be a hooker.

Finally, vampire erotica for opera lovers!

I prefer this version of Violetta meets Germont to the original.

La Traviata with vampires!

Who doesn’t love a beautiful sociopath?

So What Do YOU Think of the Cover?

latestblooddivaI may not have the book ready yet, but here’s the cover. How did I come up with it? A happy accident I assure you. I had in mind something Galetea-like. I know that may surprise you as the book is a kind of vampire-mash up with a “real” historical figure, but she’s a figure who invented herself with a little help from the men in her life, and she’s more likable when we see her that way.

LafontainedecoquillagesI was thinking of maybe a statue of a lady on a pedestal dripping blood. I was searching through images and somehow found this one by Georges Barbier.  I’d never heard of Barbier before, but as it turned out, I think this was a perfect choice. He often drew women who were both innocent and dangerous and did opera posters as well. As you can see, I made some changes. It’s not water flowing in our illustration, but blood. There’s a dash more red on the lips, and the figure is