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Kerrelyn Sparks | Where Would You Hide?

January 28, 2008

The Undead Next Door, which releases January 29th, tells the story of a French vampire named Jean-Luc Echarpe. Jean-Luc has done many things since his transformation in 1513. He’s been a knight, a musketeer, a lieutenant-colonel in the Great Vampire War of 1710, the owner of a fencing academy in Paris, and the Coven Master of Western Europe. That’s him on the cover. What a hunk!

Having lived through many different styles of clothing, Jean-Luc knows fashion. So much so that he began designing evening wear for vampires in 1922. By the 1930’s, he was secretly designing evening wear for the Hollywood elite. In 1975, he expanded his business into the mortal world and became a great success! What a great life! He’s a celebrity, surrounded by beautiful models. What more could a guy ask for?

Unfortunately, the media has realized that Jean-Luc hasn’t aged in over thirty years. They’re following him everywhere, hounding him with questions. There’s only one thing Jean-Luc can do—go into hiding. He’ll disappear for twenty-five years, then return to his beloved Paris, posing as his own son. He’s too recognizable in Paris or Milan, New York or Los Angeles. Where can he go where no one will know who he is?

The hill country of Texas! There, high fashion is a great pair of jeans and a cowboy hat, and the most exciting topic in the small town of Schnitzelberg is the next high school football game. How will Jean-Luc manage to fit in? And how will he handle a feisty Texan girl who gives him hell? Yee-haw!

And that leads me to the Question for the Day: If you needed to go into hiding, where would YOU go? A haunted castle in the Scotland? A white-washed cottage on a remote Greek isle? Frodo Baggin’s Hobbit house in New Zealand? Or maybe you’d like to share your hideaway? How about sharing a little grass shack with Josh Holloway on a lost island in the Pacific? Now we’re talking!!

Enter my one day blog contest and tell me your ideal hiding place (and if you like, your ideal hiding partner). One lucky castaway will receive a signed copy of Be Still My Vampire Heart (the third book in the Love at Stake series). To find out more about the series and play vampire games, please visit me at!

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