Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Alien Vampires are Real - Patricia Josephine Guestpost

Today, I am hosting Patricia Josephine as she releases her new novel: Abducted Life. I mean, what says Valentine's more than sucking face with an alien vampire? Pucker up!

The dream I had that inspired Abducted Life was about a vampire trying to escape aliens. He had the cliché vampire traits like fangs, but for Abducted Life I wanted Savannah and Evan's looks to reflect the fact that aliens messed with their genetics to make them less human––especially in Evan's case. Not so much for Savannah. I had some ideas in mind and there were a couple real life creatures that really inspired me.

When it came to Evan and alien vampires, I had one specific animal in mind: a sea lampray. Specifically, it's mouth. I wanted Evan's changes to be something he had to cover and in doing so would make him stand out in a crowd. It also had to be horrifying. He shrugs it off in the story, but it's not an easy change to cope with as he makes it seem.

As for the alien creature, what I had in mind was something aquatic. I imagined something like the opposite of whales which breathe oxygen, but can spend hours under water. These creatures can spend hours on land, but only breathe underwater and hold their breath when out of the water. But since Evan is human and breathes oxygen, he can't breathe underwater. If he had been a fish spliced with this creature that'd be a different story. ;) Also, imagine something with a body like a crocodile, but the scaly skin isn't as rough.

Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no memory of what happened to her. Savannah struggles to move forward as strange, new abilities manifest.

Evan Sullivan never gave extra-terrestrials much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. While Savannah’s memory was wiped clean, he remembers every horrific detail. Constantly reminded of the experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him. But neither can let the other go.

When their paths cross, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren’t safe. There’s more to fear than what’s hiding in the stars.

Available for 99 cents at Amazon.

About the Author

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes young adult under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow, and an obsession with Doctor Who.

You can find her lurking on Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, and Wattpad. Find the latest news at her website or sign up for her newsletter. A link to all her books can be found here.

Does the introductory image remind anyone else of Dune? If you could alter your DNA, what would you change?


  1. Creatures like sea lampreys can be scary on their own, especially when they are really big like in the film Deep Rising.
    Congratulations, Patricia!

  2. I hope to see this on the sci-fy channel one day!

  3. Sounds like a fascinating read.

    Happy VDay, Tamara:)

  4. Thanks for having me, Tamara! I couldn't pass up celebrating Valentine's Day with this book. ;)

    @Alex, OMG let's not think about that.
    @Elizabeth, *dreams*
    @Sandra, I might be biased, but I think so. ;)

  5. I write/read vamp stories and this one sounds fresh. The story of Savannah and Evan sounds like a great take on vampire storytelling. Congratulations, Patricia!

  6. When I read about Evan, that was exactly what I had visualized! :) Congrats, Patricia!

  7. Love the dream and what it led to! Great concept :)

  8. Sounds wonderful. The thought of him watching from the shadows as her life goes on without him is reminiscent of Alex Sokoloff's novels.

  9. Congratulations, Patricia. What an interesting idea. Lovely cover too. Best of luck to you.

  10. Alien vampires. You definitely can't beat that! Congrats to Patricia!

  11. @Denise, thanks! I try. =D
    @Chrys, w00t!
    @Jemi, thank you.
    @Liz, isn't it? MUAHAHAHA! I shall give you nightmares.
    @Joylene, that's interesting. =)
    @Bevely, thank you.
    @Stephanie, yup! Thanks.

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