Excited to share the YA Vampire Innocent Series by Matthew S. Cox with you. Book 13 in the series just released.
Genre: YA, Genre: Dark comedy, vampires, urban fantasy, paranormal
Intended audience: Ages 13 and up
Sarah Wright was a happy, well-adjusted ordinary suburban high school grad looking toward college with equal parts excitement and dread. All her life, she’d been the good girl who never did anything wrong, except for dating Scott Deacon.
Death normally gets in the way of plans, and Sarah’s no exception. After she wakes up in a morgue with no memory of how she got there, she soon learns there’s much about the world she never knew―like vampires are real.
On top of her anxiety about moving out of state, being killed pushes her straight to “can’t even.” Sarah rushes back to the safety of her home and family, who seemingly take her news in stride.
While she may have the powers of an immortal, she’s still living (more or less) under her parents’ roof and beholden to their rules. She once thought high school came with a lot of drama…
But it’s got nothing on being a vampire.
Book One: A Nighttime of Forever
Sarah Wright woke up a few times after parties in strange places―but the morgue’s a first.
At eighteen, she’s eager for a taste of independence, moving out of state to attend college. A change of scenery is extra-needed due to a bad breakup with her boyfriend, Scott. However, soon after escaping the body cooler, she makes two startling realizations: vampires are real, and she is one.
There’s nothing quite like an untimely death to ruin plans. California’s sunny beaches aren’t the best place for vampires to chill, and worse, not only does she wind up stuck in Seattle, she’s still living (figuratively) with her parents.
They take the news surprisingly well―after all, it’s better than burying her―even helping move her bedroom to the basement. A disinterested sire, distraught friends, nosy Men in Black, and awestruck younger siblings complicate her adjustment to the new normal of being an immortal still subject to her parents’ rules.
Undeath has its perks, but it also brings enemies. Without a copy of ‘Fangs for Dummies,’ Sarah’s left scrambling for answers when one such new enemy attacks her siblings and friends. If she can’t figure out how to vampire, her attempt to spare her family the grief of losing her may wind up killing them.
Reviews for the series:
“It's whimsical and wicked funny and it's heartwarming. But also bloodcurdling in spots.”
“Cox makes Sarah come alive as a millennial teenager turned unwitting vampire. She is relatable and quite amusing. You feel her pain and her joy just as vibrantly as she does. Her indomitable will is the only thing that sees her through. I can't wait to see what she will get up to next!
This series is suitable for mature young adult through adult readers who enjoy quirky heroines in their offbeat young adult supernatural comedic thrillers with plenty of laughs and hijinks to dampen the horror and tragedy until they are tolerable.”
“Sarah and her family's escapades are never ending!there is always something new and exciting wherever they turn. Plenty of action, adventure and growing pains for vampire and human alike. A very entertaining world!”
Author Bio: Originally from South Amboy NJ, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. It took a while, but he eventually decided to take writing seriously. His first published novel, Division Zero, released in 2014.
His books span adult, young-adult, and middle-grade fiction in multiple genres, predominantly science fiction, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, and fantasy.
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, developer of various homebrew tabletop RPG systems, and a fan of anime, British humour, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of humanity, reality, life, and what might happen after it.
He is also fond of cats, presently living with two: Loki and Dorian.
Follow Matthew here:
Prophet of the Badlands (excerpt) – Honorable Mention – Writers of the Future
Evergreen – 2019 Reader’s Choice awards honorable mention (YA Action)
The Cursed Crown – 2019 Reader’s Choice awards honorable mention (LGBT)
My Dad is a Mad Scientist – Reader’s Favorite Gold Medal (Children’s lit 2020)
The Girl Who Found the Sun – Reader’s Favorite Silver Medal (Dystopian 2020)
Book 13: Hunting Vampires for Fun and Profit just released!
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