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***Vampire King of New York is Back by Susan Hanniford Crowley

Happy Halloween, everyone!  In my house, we tend to celebrate Halloween all month long.  this year's pumpkins

Why are these pumpkins laughing in their own special way.  It’s because the Vampire King of New York is back and I’m doing a special contest. One lucky commenter will win an ebook of Vampire King of New York in their choice of Kindle, Nook, or Kobo.

All you have to do to be eligible is to write “I love Max” in the comment box.  If I do ten posts and you put “I love Max” in my ten comment box, then your name goes in the hat ten times.  There can only be one winner and they will be randomly drawn on Nov.1st and posted in my last comment box.  Good luck to everyone and this contest is void where prohibited by law.

Now a sneak peek:

“Good evening,” said Laura, all smiles. Her fangs had descended. Evelyn couldn’t help but smile. Her sister made fangs look good. “I was planning a night of vampire movies. The rain has put me in the mood.   Blood coolers? Popcorn everyone?”

She went to get the refreshments while David went through the dvds, pulling a selection of movies. Evelyn felt like a teenager on her first date.

Max sat on the large, floral print sectional sofa. “Would you like to sit next to me, my…, no, I mean Evelyn.”

She smiled even though she was shaking inside, as she sat beside him. He didn’t touch her, and she wished he would.

“I enjoyed a lot of today. I think my favorites were The Cloisters and the puppet show in Chinatown.” She didn’t look at him, pretending to be interested in what David was doing.

“I’m glad you had fun.”

Evelyn couldn’t bear looking into his eyes.

Laura came out and put an orange soda on the coffee table in front of her sister then three blood coolers and one large bowl of popcorn.

“Okay,” said David taking his seat on the sofa. “We’re starting off with the classic Dracula with Bela Lugosi.”

“Yay!” Laura hopped onto the sofa and into David’s lap.

He dimmed the lights and pressed the remote control. For a short while, Evelyn actually become absorbed into the movie—the grim atmosphere, Jonathan Harker’s arrival at the castle.”

“Listen to the children of the night,” said Dracula, standing on the stairs.VampyreKingOfNewYork_higres (2)

“Oh, I love that. David, say it.”

David paused the movie. “Listen to the children of the night.”

Laura giggled. “We should go camping in the woods and listen to the children of the night.”

David nuzzled her neck. “We’d be the most dangerous thing in the forest, my darling.”

Max laughed. Evelyn loved watching her sister and brother-in-law. She enjoyed the fact that love that true was possible. It was something everyone wished for in their hearts. She knew she did.

David pressed the play button, and they settled in again. Max got the bowl of popcorn and offered her some. She took it. Even if she didn’t want any, she knew fear stopped her from doing so many of the things she truly wanted in life.

He ate some popcorn too. They shared the same bowl and before long it was empty.

“Do you want more?” asked Laura.

“Do you?” Max turned to Evelyn.

She shook her head no. The bowl stayed empty on the coffee table.

In the movie, the three wives of Dracula were having a little fun with Harker. Evelyn shivered.

“Have you ever had three wives?” she asked Max.

“Any man having more than one wife should have his head examined. One wife is a lot of work,” said David.

Laura bopped him on the head. “So I’m a lot of work, huh?”

“Never you, dearest, I meant in the general population.”

“Good answer.” Max couldn’t hold in the laughter any longer.

David hopped up and put in the next movie—”Love at First Bite” with George Hamilton.

Evelyn whispered to Max, “You didn’t answer my question.”

“I’ve only married once.”

Evelyn sipped her orange soda. They all laughed when Dracula was rousted from his castle by a communist gymnastics team and went off in search of true love in New York City.

The movie was filled with vampire humor. When they got to the disco where Dracula asked the model, Cindy Sondheim, to dance, they grew quiet. George Hamilton was amazing on the dance floor.

“Are all vampires great dancers?” Evelyn asked.

“No,” Max shook his head. “Not at first. I send all the new vampires to dance classes. I mean we have a reputation to keep up.”

She stared at him. He looked so serious saying it. Laura started to giggle. Evelyn narrowed her eyes at Max. “Oh, you’re joking. Stop that.”

He laughed. His fangs had descended. Damn, he looked so sexy like that. All kinds of feelings rushed through the lower part of her and dancing wouldn’t cure that.

“I’ve got to get something in the kitchen. Come on, David. Come help me.”

Next thing Evelyn knew, she was alone with Max. She tried to concentrate on the movie, but it soon become evident to her that Laura had done this purposely. Her sister and brother-in-law had gone off to bed.


Well, what happens next?  Giggles.  For those that cannot wait, Vampire King of New York is available in Amazon Print and Kindle, Barnes and Noble Print and Nook, and Kobo.   Otherwise, if you want to try to win, put “I love Max” in the comment box with your name and email please.

Susan Hanniford Crowley

1 Comment

  1. Laurie P says:

    I love ”Love at First Bite” with George Hamilton.

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