Today I have Alexia Purdy on my blog telling us how she has meshed Vampires and Dystopia to create the epic Reign of Blood series!
Meshing the Vampires and Dystopian Genres
Guest Post by Alexia Purdy
When I began writing the Reign of Blood series, I didn't find it too difficult to combine vampires and a dystopian world. My love for both genres goes deep and it felt right for my story. The world I imagined required a catalyst of some sort, a protagonist in a sense. I had a dream that involved the opening scene in book 1 where the feral vampires are staring hungrily down at April and her family as they raced against the setting sun to get out of the city of Las Vegas til dark. If a world was to have such destruction, I needed these vampires to be a big part of the crumbling world. It was an easy fit and the story molded itself around this story structure.
Overall, writing dystopian is one of my favorite genres. It’s always amazing how to see how society will function in a different setting. Most times, like even how it functions presently, it has it’s downfalls in more ways than one. It’s never perfect, but if it was, then it would not be dystopian now would it? We’d be living the Utopian bliss, which I think is kinda boring. It’s always much more fun to mess it all up, no?
Disarming (Reign of Blood #2)
By Alexia Purdy
The world has changed. One must adapt to survive or hold on to the crumbling shards of humanity.
April continues to hold her fragile world together, but the ties that hold her family together are quickly unraveling. Rumors of a massive human underground settlement draw her to the shadows of the city once more in search of other survivors more like her, even with the hybrid vampires opposing her every move.
The darkness hides secrets along with the continued threat the Feral Vampires create, but a greater evil hides within the city. Something tells April that the humans will be less than welcoming of her, and that's if she can find them before the Vampires do. Joining sides with the enemy might be the only choice she has left.
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Disarming (Reign of Blood #2) Teaser #1
Testing out my fingers, I slowly curled them into my palms, making sure it wasn't obvious enough for Miss Dictatorship to notice. If I could gain control of my body before getting thrown into the cell, maybe I’d have a chance against whatever was lurking in there. The sedative was strong and made me question what sort of heaping dose they had given me. I hoped I would get a separate cell and discover they had been joking all along. Come on body, wake up!
“No, not that one! Put her in the cell with him.” The woman’s voice hissed. She sounded upset but I was pretty sure it wasn't completely my fault. “I brought you a little snack.”
This was not going to be pleasant.
Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.
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