Hello everyone, we’re very happy today to have M.L. Brennan on the blog. You don’t know her? Really? She writes an amazing series: American Vampire and the second book was released in January. You want to know more about it? Of course you want to! You can find our review here. As you can see this series is a must read!
And because we love you, you’ll also be able to discover this little interview with Fort, the main character of the series and I’m sure he’ll convince you to read the whole series! Enjoy! And thanks to the author for the answers.
– Can you present youself and your family?
My mother is over six-hundred years old, and the most powerful vampire on the East Coast. She controls a good chunk of the Eastern seaboard in an iron fist, and she’s had a hand in every presidential election that this country has ever had. Before that she would meddle in town council meetings. She might look like a sweet little old woman, but she’s got fangs — literally, she’s got fangs. They look like she stole them from a tiger.
My sister Prudence dates back to the American Revolution, and her sociopathic tendencies work really well with her day job in the financial industry. She’s threatened to kill me before, and once tried to let someone else do the job, but lately she seems less homicidal and more curious, which is enough to terrify me.
My brother Chivalry is the one I’m closest to — he was born around the end of the Civil War, so he understands me a bit better, given that he’s the only other member of my family who doesn’t pre-date the cotton gin. I think of him as a very refined Bluebeard — he’s on wife #19.
And then there’s me — I’m 27, have a degree in film theory from Brown, and my latest field of employment is waiting tables. I happen to think there’s a moral issue with killing people — my family doesn’t really get it. They also don’t get why I’m a vegetarian.
– Is it difficult to come from a family like that?
Oh, absolutely. I’d seek therapy, but then my sister would probably kill my therapist.
– Is it really important for you to live away from them?
Even though it means living in a periodically-vermin-infested (the landlord just sprayed) apartment and depending on a revolving-door of horrendous roommates to make rent, yes. I would never want to live with my family again.
– If you could, would you prefer to be human?
Of course! I’m still transitioning (think of it as vampire puberty and you’re not far off), but how can I know that on the other side of it I’ll still be who I am, and feel the way I do now? How can I know that I’ll still have the same values and beliefs? My siblings couldn’t find empathy with a flashlight and a slide-ruler — I’m very afraid that I’ll lose that.
American Vampire, Book 2
Synopsis: Underemployed by day. Undead by night.
Underachieving film theory graduate and vampire Fortitude Scott may be waiting tables at a snooty restaurant run by a tyrannical chef who hates him, but the other parts of his life finally seem to be stabilizing. He’s learning how to rule the Scott family territory, hanging out more with his shapeshifting friend Suzume Hollis, and has actually found a decent roommate for once.
Until he finds his roommate’s dead body.
The Scott family cover-up machine swings into gear, but Fort is the only person trying to figure out who (or what) actually killed his friend. His hunt for a murderer leads to a creature that scares even his sociopathic family, and puts them all in deadly peril.
Keeping secrets, killing monsters, and still having to make it to work on time? Sometimes being a vampire really sucks.
Thanks to the publisher you can win a copy of Iron Night but the giveaway is open to US&CAN only.