Mercy Thompson is a mechanic by day and a coyote-shapeshifter pretty much whenever she wants to be. Raised by werewolves and neighbor to the local pack’s alpha, she can’t help getting involved in paranormal politics. Particularly when they’re all threatened by something no one’s seen before – a vampire possessed by a demon (yeah, we did a double-take, too).
This thrilling ride is the second in Patricia Briggs’ well-crafted series. (The first, Moon Called, focused on werewolves and we’re not sure they exist, so we’re starting here instead.)
I’ve been getting death threats lately. Or maybe they’re undeath threats? In either case, can a vampire become a ghost?
Sincerely, Afraid to die (for real)
Ghosts are the remnants of souls of those who have passed on. Sadly, since vampires don’t have souls, there’s no way for you to become a ghost. Hopefully the threats you’ve been receiving are just that, but to be on the safe side, please contact the appropriate authorities. In particulary, the Constabularius Corpus should be able to help.
You may have noticed the sparkly vampire delivering Christie’s Cranial Delights in our first episode. Well, you’ll be seeing more of him next month, but in the meantime, we thought you’d enjoy this fun tale from novelist Jim McDoniel.
When thousand-year-old Yulric Bile wakes after a three hundred year slumber, he’s surprised to learn that modern vampires are young, sexy, and, worst of all, sparkly. He sets out on a quest to find out just what caused vampires to become “good”, and all sorts of hilarious adventures ensue.
Our twitter interview with the author is archived on Storify!
I’ve been seeing this human for a while now, but every time I drink her blood – no matter how much – my hands and feet turn blue. If I keep drinking, it spreads up my arms and legs. What’s happening?
Starting to worry, Blue Blood Blues
First off, ask your human friend to find out if she’s anemic. If that doesn’t take care of the problem, then you might be experiencing an allergic reaction to your new friend’s blood. Currently, there are no products that treat vampiric allergies, but a thanatologist can help you figure out the best solution. Best of luck!
I just moved to southern California from Seattle, and all the sunlight makes me sparkle like crazy. It’s really cramping my style. And I don’t want the girls to know I’m a vampire. Is there anything out there that can tone down the glitter?
Lurking in shadows, Glitterglum in LA
You should be proud of your glitter, and sparkling will actually help you blend in in Tinsel Town. But if you’re really worried about it, try Matte Finish Sunscreen, from Fangceuticalz. They have a full product line dedicated to vampires who prefer a toned-down look.