Interview with Evelyn Lafont, Creator of VampLure

If you plan on breaking his heart — better read VampLure first…

Today marks the return of the amazing Evelyn Lafont, aka The Keyboard Hussy.  Fresh off the success of her first book, The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating, Evelyn returns to tell us about her latest venture, the online magazine VampLure, and her next book, The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 2!

Okay, Evelyn, you know I read and loved your first book, The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating. And I have no doubt if vampires existed and were accepted members of our society, a magazine like VampLure would be very popular.  In addition to the humorous articles (“Suicidal Jeans” was hysterical!) do you have any plans to sneak in some “bonus content” about this world you’ve built?  I would love to see a feature called “A Look Back” (or whatever) recounting the day vampires came out of the coffin (TM Charlaine Harris, I think).   Or perhaps the day a constitutional amendment made the undead full citizens?

Thank you! In The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 2: Travel and Transformation (tentative title), I address the “coming out” of vampires, from Josie’s point of view. I may get into politics a little bit on VampLure.com, but this monthly e-zine is no Atlantic or Vanity Fair. It’s very much a trashy monthly mag for vamp-obsessed girls. The girls who read VampLure, already happy to give up a little piece of their pride just to cling on to a vampire boyfriend, would probably not care very much about the politics behind their emergence. So amendments and laws may be referred to in articles, but they won’t be the focus. Honestly, it’s like picking up Cosmo for relationship tips…I mean, really?

The magazine VampLure says he’s a VampModel…

Human nature being what it is, I suspect gorgeous male vamps would always be the target not only of gold-diggers, but of people desperate for immortality — “grave-diggers,” maybe?  While reading VRG #1, I had the idea (subtext, not text) that vamps weren’t empowered to make other vamps at will; there was some kind of taboo, either political, religious, or magical.  Will you address “grave-diggers” (or whatever you want to call them) in Vamplure?
I love the term grave-diggers! For as humorous as all the volumes of VRG are, there is a definite subtext about power and who gets to have it. There is a process for wanna-be vamps that involves a vampire panel and proceedings. You must be ridiculously attractive, first of all. But you also must be….useful and a good “bet” in terms of financial success because you must help maintain the balance of power. It wasn’t always this way, but vampires have a plan now. As you read the books, you will find there is also a recruitment angle–kind of like model scouts use, but for very different reasons. The vamps have established that it’s an exclusive club, and they are not flexible about this.

You have an amazing gift for satire.  Is there any particular cliché of vampire fiction you plan to address in either Vamplure or your next book, The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 2?

Again, thank you! This is a hard question because sometimes I address things that I’m not sure other people even notice. For instance, in book one I talk about vampires investing in fixed securities. To me, this is just a funny practical touch that, if I were reading it in a normal paranormal romance novel, I would die laughing about. I love these teensy little average details. I’ve got a few of those in book two but I also address Weres and heroines with…kooky plans….and that’s all I’m saying…

Thanks, Evelyn!  Can’t wait for the next book!  In the meantime, for anyone who somehow missed it, take a look at the awesome book trailer that started it all…

Promotional material states: photo of Evelyn Lafont, sober.  This site makes no claims or guarantees.

BIO:

Evelyn Lafont is an author and freelance writer with an addiction to Xanax and a predilection for snark. Her debut novella, The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 1: Meeting and Mating is a comedy about dating, sexing, and living with vampires and is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords. She has also developed a monthly e-zine to accompany the series, which can be found at VampLure.com.

3 thoughts on “Interview with Evelyn Lafont, Creator of VampLure

  1. The video didn't work but otherwise enjoyed the heck out of this interview.Vampires and long term financial investments…a natural connection but still it's funny to think about a Vamp CPA.

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