How do you like your whiskey? Dash of coke, a few ice cubes? Some blood?
One of my favourite vampire films is Blade. To this day, I still get a buzz on the rare occasion I hear the song, “Confusion” by New Order or “Operation Blade” by Public Domain – played during the early club scene in the film, a club filled by vampires raving away and about to be covered in human blood dispensed from the sprinklers above. I loved the quick flashes we got of Deacon Frost (played moodily by Stephen Dorff) as he moved through the club. I wondered what would happen if a couple of human girls were to walk through those club doors, and if one of those girls caught the club owner’s eye.
That’s where Dark Whiskey came in. The cover below was designed by Clarissa at Book Cover Art. Check out her gorgeous artwork if you get the chance.
Jesse senses something off about the nightclub. She wants to leave, but her best friend, Tasha, is determined to have a night to remember. There’s no way she’s turning down an invite to the VIP section.
Against Jesse’s better judgement, she follows Tasha up the ivory staircase to the mysterious room above. The whiskey and champagne are flowing, and pretty soon the blood will be too.
Instead of finishing the editing on a novella I should have released last month, I veered off in favour of writing a couple more short stories. Is there much of an audience these days for pieces of short fiction? Or do most readers like to sink their teeth into long novels? Any whiskey drinkers in the house?