Robin Covington | SEX & THE SINGLE VAMP
March 27, 2014
Did vampires help us win the American Revolution?
That was the question that popped into my mind when I was brainstorming ideas
for my first paranormal, SEX
& THE SINGLE VAMP while I strolled the streets of Colonial Williamsburg
with my family. Not the path of inquiry I would normally take when planning a
sexy, dark romance between two vampires but it sparked an idea that just
wouldn't let me go.
In my story, Deacon and Cici have known each other for over 200 years and they
have quite a colorful past together and apart. They met in Williamsburg , VA in
1774, when what was to become the United States was on the brink of war for its
independence. As I vacationed that week and heard tale after tale of how the
Revolutionaries formed secret groups and spy rings to carry the word of
rebellion I wondered how many people assisted in the cause—people who
risked it all for the idea of freedom but are omitted from the history books. It
was a time of bravery, fear, and high emotion that sent many a young couple into
the path of passion as they grasped life with both hands when tomorrow was
But what if some of the people who worked as spies, soldiers and patriots
And what if the men in the halls of power, in the U.S. and abroad, knew it and
used their particular skills for their cause?
SEX & THE SINGLE
VAMP is set in a modern-day world where the "Others"—vampires, weres,
shapeshifters, witches, etc.—are out and living side-by-side with humans.
Given freedom to live openly by the signing of the Equal Rights Amendment in the
1970's, the world now knows that the "Others" served their nations for centuries
in the capacity of spies, agents and soldiers. And like any group who is
"diferent", they have their supporters and their enemies.
Cici and Deacon have worked together through several wars while they battled the
passion that raged between them and in this book they are thrown together by the
danger that now threatens Cici's immortal life. A subversive group has started
killing high-profile clients of Cici's matchmaking business —Your Other
Half—which specializes in the coupling of humans and Others. The murders
drive Cici into the office of Deacon to ask for help from the man who broke her
still-beating heart over 200 years ago.
It was a blast to weave in their history together throughout the story. Tales of
fighting Nazi's and drinking with Marshall Earp after the shootout at the OK
Corral gave me a power over history that made me laugh as I let their romance
Sometimes it takes 240 years for a couple to get their happily ever after...but
it is always worth the wait.
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14 comments posted.
Re: Robin Covington | SEX & THE SINGLE VAMP
I'm interested in any books that have to do with the World Wars, and this one would be no different. I'm very interested in reading your slant on things, and would probably find your book to be a good read, even though I've never read this genre before. I really enjoyed your posting today, and could totally relate to the way you felt, walking through Williamsburg. I also pick up strange vibes when I go through Historical places, although vampires don't come in the equation, but nonetheless, I do pick up feelings from people whose spirits are still there, and for the most part, I get a feeling of peace.
(Peggy Roberson 8:24am March 27, 2014)
The book sounds interesting. I like the thought of vampires helping in American History.
(Pam Howell 9:13am March 27, 2014)
That sounds very different and interesting. Sounds like there is a lot going on that will be a lot of fun to read.
(Larena Hubble 12:40pm March 27, 2014)
What an interesting premise for a book, certainly different
from what I have been reading.
(G. Bisbjerg 12:43pm March 27, 2014)
Sounds really really interesting! Thanks for sharing!
(Colleen Conklin 12:43pm March 27, 2014)
What an interesting take on history. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
(Marcy Shuler 5:26pm March 27, 2014)
This sounds like an interesting and fun story.
(Janie McGaugh 8:58pm March 27, 2014)
It would make a very interesting world if vampires, weres, and other supernaturals do exist and go through life as a normal person would.
(Kai Wong 12:20pm March 28, 2014)
Sounds really good can't wait to read.
(Donna Reynolds 9:19am March 28, 2014)
Looks like an awesome book.
(Tina Lechuga 1:04pm March 28, 2014)
i have been wanting to read this sounds so good thanks so
(Denise Smith 2:55pm March 28, 2014)
Vampires in books are so yummy!
(Callie Stuck 10:02pm March 28, 2014)
OK!! That's some question. You wouldn't be a writer by any
(Mary Preston 3:32am March 29, 2014)
It will very interesting to discover that vampires really
existed and that maybe they helped humans through out history
or tried to make us fail, who knows? i'm looking forward to
reading this book
(Sarah Hansrote 10:26pm March 31, 2014)
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