Are you ready to meet a vampire gossip columnist? Clark Kelly is waiting to tell you his story. So let's talk about Mike Walker's new novel, Out for Blood.
CATEGORY: Fantasy / Paranormal, PUBLICATION DATE: Oct 31, 2013, ISBN (PAPER): 978-1-61213-157-3, ISBN (E-BOOK): 978-1-61213-158-0
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National Revealer's CLARK KELLY carved out his killer career as Hollywood's most-feared gossip columnist by exploiting mankind's most ancient vulnerability:"Everyone's got a secret...and someone's dying to tell it!"Clark never reveals his to-die-for secret!NEWS FLASH:Dude's a VAMPIRE!CUE SCARY MUSIC...our undead gossip guru flies the night skies to spy on Hollywood's hottest stars--then inks about their bedroom kinks! Imagine our studly, urbane journalist jotting notes as he hovers outside Scarlett Johansson's bedroom window, or peeks into Tom Cruise's "bachelor pad."Star secrets...?This vampire BITES!And what's sexier than vampires, ladies? Just ask smokin' hot starlet/tabloid terror TayLo Logan--this Wild Child gets crazy with bad boy Clark because his bite makes her blood boil!Then it's LIGHTS...CAMERA...ACTION! But not in a good way: Vampire Boy and Tabloid Train Wreck TayLo unwittingly end up stars of a sizzling sex tape--destined for worldwide display on the notorious vampire fan sex site, FANGBANGING.COM.Still, the duo's beyond-the-grave love story simmers away as Clark rips the lid off a murder cover-up--then discovers a murderous plot against TayLo!DANGER! Can Clark stop a stalker who wants to drain his lover dry? Or wreak revenge on Tinseltown billion-heiress Roma Kane for her poisonous plot to paralyze TayLo--and her career? Can he foil a murder cabal so evil it feeds stars' pets to coyotes?AND THEN...talk about the plot thickening! Roma's billionaire granddaddy, mogul Montague Kane, taking a breather from the nymphet "nannies" paid to play his naughty high-chair games, springs a backstab surprise--buying out Clark's beloved National Revealer.Suddenly, "deadline" takes on a whole new meaningTriggered by vengeful fury, Clark goes "rogue vampire!"Evil is punished...and the sun shines once more when he creates a Hollywood happy ending that makes everyone (undeads included) a STAR!Hold the front page! Because Clark Kelly's . . .OUT FOR BLOOD!
~BOOK REVIEW BY CAMILLA~
How many times have we exclaimed-while reading gossip trash sheets or websites about celebrities-that those journalists really are bloodsuckers? Sometimes, together with the paps, they feed to the public all the lurid details of stars' life, with no respect for privacy or even for truth.
But what if the journalist were an actual vampire?
Come, meet Clark Kelly, king of gossip and vampire extraordinaire.
Well, Clark is not a Twilight-like supernatural creature. He doesn't sparkle in the sun, I mean, and particularly, he's not venomous. He can drink and leave his victim alive, which, you will admit, changes things a lot. He's absolutely a ladies' man, but he has different ways to establish a relationship with a woman. So, from some ladies he takes blood, from others only sex, and from some both. The best of two worlds.
Born Dragomir Craiovescu (Yep, a Carpathian) and changed on his own request, Clark had a first fling with Hollywood some decades ago; then, depressed by the death of James Dean-a great human pal of his-he took a long nap near the beloved actor's grave, to emerge in present times and create, under a new alias, the National Revealer's gossip column. He never lies or invents, because his preternatural senses and his glamour allow him to discover the best concealed secrets.
He is extremely successful, feared and loved, and he adores his chosen playground: Tinsel City, that is to say. Our hero has a sense of humor, you see, not common among immortals. In his own words:
Vampires truly are, as human lore depicts us, a damn somber bunch. "Funny vampire" ain't no proud sobriquet among my undead homies.
And there is plenty to make you laugh in his description of Hollywood. You will make outrageous discoveries and will be fully entertained. For instance, did you know that not only the celebrities, but even the horrible paparazzi have an intriguing life?
Here's Hollywood's dirty little secret, brought to you by Clark Kelly: quite a number of modern-day camera-flashers--the so-called paparazzi--are actually werewolves. It had happened gradually over the years.
I am sure that if you think about it, you will exclaim "But of course!"
What is the rest of this story about?
~ A GUEST POST BY MIKE WALKER~
Mike Walker does "Gossip Games" on several media outlet.This is one of those games.You can leave a comment on who you think the post is about, and then in a week the answer will be revealed.Here is your "Gossip Game" Question:
This star, who's famous for playing a big-screen superhero, shocked cast and crew on the set of his latest flick when - after flubbing a line on-camera - he suddenly broke into ear-splitting barks and howls, like a wounded dog. Freaked by his batty behavior, everyone froze but a moment later, our star calmly stepped back into character and nailed the scene. Later that day, after flubbing a line again, our star instantly started yipping and yowling like a werewolf in heat - then stopped abruptly, signaled for a retake and delivered his dialogue perfectly. And later, during a break, our star explained to his bewildered co-workers that his mad dog outbreaks are just his way of clearing his head.
So, Gossip Fans, who is our yipping, yowling star? Was it:
A)Henry Cavill, (Superman)
B)Chris Hemsworth, (Thor)
C)Robert Downey Jr., (Iron Man)
D)Val Kilmer, (Batman)
LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR ANSWER!
ABOUT MIKE WALKER
Dubbed "a one-man media conglomerate" by New Yorker magazine, Mike Walker became Tokyo's youngest-ever foreign correspondent.After launching his iconic gossip column, The National Enquirer's #1 feature, and his show on CBS radio nationwide, Walker became weekly co-anchor on TV's Geraldo and guested on such top shows like Nightline. After writing and hosting two successful MGM-TV specials, he created the daily series, National Enquirer TV!Mike became the only reporter ever to write two bestsellers on one story when his books on the O.J. Simpson trial hit #1 and #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List.Dubbed "The King of Gossip" by Publisher's Weekly, he played his weekly "Gossip Game" on The Howard Stern Show for a record 16 years.He's lectured at distinguished journalism schools at Columbia University and UC Berkeley; and received a prestigious invitation to become a Fellow of Ireland's legendary Trinity College, Dublin.
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