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Monday, June 6, 2011

Guest Post with Allison Van Diepen, Author of The Vampire Stalker

by Allison Van Diepen
Scholastic Point **June 1, 2011 
I glanced at him, and felt like the air had been sucked out of me. 
His profile was straight and chiseled. Dark brown hair curled slightly over the collar of his long, cape-like coat. A line from Otherworld came to mind: He would have been classically handsome were it not for the forbidding expression on his face.

I gave my head a shake. After all I’d just been through, I was still thinking of Alexander Banks. It must have been a mirage—my mind’s way of bringing me comfort after the terror.

What if the characters in a vampire novel left their world--and came into yours?

Amy is in love with someone who doesn't exist: Alexander Banks, the dashing hero in a popular series of vampire novels. Then one night, Amy meets a boy who bears an eerie resemblance to Alexander. In fact, he IS Alexander, who has escaped from the pages of the book and is in hot pursuit of a wicked vampire named Vigo. Together, Amy and Alexander set out to track Vigo and learn how and why Alexander crossed over. But when she and Alexander begin to fall for each other, Amy wonders if she even wants him to ever return to the realm of fiction.

Top Ten Reasons Why Boys in Books are Better

10.   The immortal ones stay young and gorgeous forever. And if you want to as well, he’ll be happy to hook you up.
9.       He has incredible physical prowess—or even supernatural powers—that can get you out of a sticky situation.

8.   If you ever need a break from him, you can just close the book. (Though, really, why would you?)
7.       He’s out-of-this-world gorgeous.

6.       He’ll put his life, his very soul, on the line to be with you.
5.       He’s not sitting around watching the game, noshing on chips and playing video games. He’s saving the world—or you.

4.       He would break the rules of society, physics, heaven/hell, and suffer an eternity of torment, just to be with you.

3.       He’s utterly courageous, fearless. His only fear is losing you.

2.       He lingers in your mind and heart long after you’ve finished the book.
1.       All he wants, all he’s ever wanted, is YOU. 

Allison van Diepen is the author of six teen novels: Street Pharm, Snitch, Raven, The Oracle of Dating, The Oracle Rebounds, and The Vampire Stalker. Her novels have been named ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers and New York City Public Library Books for the Teen Age.

Allison holds degrees in History and Education. She is currently Head of English at an alternative high school, where her focus is on literacy. She lives with her husband and son in Ottawa, Canada. Official Website


bookchewer said...

Haha this is so true and so great! I wish there were some guys like this in real life. Thats why I read so many books...The guys are always better.

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Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I adore this concept. So fairytalesque!

Denise Z said...

Awesome trailer, makes me want it right now!