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An Unattractive Vampire Book Release with Author Jim McDoniel

March 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

Bucket O’Blood Books & Records is pleased to host local author Jim McDoniel for the release of his book AN UNATTRACTIVE VAMPIRE.

Jim McDoniel’s debut novel, An Unattractive Vampire, is one of the first books to be published by award-winning science fiction and fantasy themed-book club and podcast Sword & Laser.

Full of unlikely heroes and improbable villains, McDoniel’s unique brand of satirical storytelling gives us a witty and delightfully macabre take on the tired vampire craze. A darkly comic urban fantasy, An Unattractive Vampire asks the question: in a world of modern, beautiful, and, most disturbing of all, well-intentioned vampires, what is an ugly, bloodthirsty, villainous vampire to do? Full of dark humor and light-hearted irreverence, McDoniels’ story offers a delicious alternative to fantasy readers full on Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse.

After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile — also known as the Curséd One, the Devil’s Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors — awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible.

About the author Jim McDoniel is a writer of weird, funny things. A graduate of Minneapolis’s Brave New Workshop and Chicago’s Second City Conservatory programs, he has spent several years writing stories of mad science and mole-people for the sci-fi audio drama Our Fair City. An Unattractive Vampire is his first novel.

About The Sword & Laser The Sword and Laser (S&L) is a science fiction and fantasy-themed book club, video show and podcast, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of sci-fi / fantasy buffs, and to discuss and enjoy books of both genres.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author! We’ll also have some light refreshments available. This event is totally FREE to attend! We hope to see you here!


March 18, 2016
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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