Julian Childes here with Hunter’s Quarterly. We’re honored today to interview two extraordinary hunters who have experienced vampyres first hand! Let’s find out more about how these hunter’s work:
Julian: Taz and Javi, glad to see you lived to tell the tale of the vampyre attack on Detroit. Can you tell us what is the most effective weapon against these legendary creatures?
Javi: The most effective weapon? A blood mage. Seriously. Screw the shotgun and crossbows, a blood mage who’s willing to sling up a few rounds of magic. ‘Course most of them are evil so a good one is about as rare as a vampyre but if you can’t have one of those, I’d say a machete.
Taz: Definitely a machete. Gotta sever the sons of bitches spinal cord to kill ‘em. Also, I’d highly recommend some of that Vick’s stuff to rub under your nose. You really can’t understand the stench until you’re up close and personal with one of these things.
Javi: God, the splatter. Shit gets on your skin and that’s all she wrote. Right?
Julian: How did you get into hunting? What led you down that very dangerous path?
Taz: It’s the family business. And if you make one joke about those brothers on TV I will do some damage. Seriously, if I had to spend all my time in the same car with my brother, I’d probably hurt him. Almost all of us are hunters, and my sister can kick anybody’s ass east of the Mississippi. Although, I do have a cousin who’s an accountant. We’re still trying to figure out how that happened.
Javi: Shit, it’s a family business too. Pretty much cut my teeth on hunting knives. Most of us can kick ass. Yeah, we’ve got a damn librarian in our family. No idea what what happened to her. Probably dropped on her head or something.
Julian: As we all know, vampyres are extremely rare and most of us won’t see one in our lifetime. Werewolves on the other hand. Pestilence. What do you find is the most effective tool against werewolves?
Javi: Werewolves? Lighter fluid, hairspray and a Zippo. Silver knives are good but they don’t hold an edge. I also don’t know if it does any good to kill them because they’re like those Bozo clown things you hit and get back up. You know, those smelly vinyl things with weights on the bottom.
Taz: Hey Javi, did he really just say pestilence? Why are we doing this again? I don’t know anybody who actually reads Hunter’s Quarterly. You think Ciarnan and Darren will meet us at the Checkerboard for pancakes?
Javi: Mmmmm pancakes. Ciarnan makes this french toast thing with cream cheese and some fruity stuff. Pancakes sound great. We definitely should do some food thing soon. I’ve got to get him out of the house and meet some actual people. Shaddock does not count as people.
Julian: If you had to choose the most difficult beast to fight, what would you choose?
Javi: A human. When it’s all said and done. I think a human is the most difficult beast to fight. Sometimes I answer a call and there’s a person on the other end of the horror. Other than that, there is some crazy ass shit in the swamps of Florida. I don’t know if they’ve got were-crocs down there or something but I’ve chased down some scaly white thing with teeth while slogging through the mud and insects. Wily shit. Never caught up with it. Ate its way through a chicken ranch my aunt owns.
Taz: No kidding? Were-crocs. Shit. Remind me to tell Darren we’re never vacationing in Florida. I don’t trust my luck. Gotta tell you though, these vamps? Scary fuckers. I didn’t think something like that was real until I saw it with my own two eyes. You hear all these legends and hell, most of it is complete bullshit. Until it’s not. Yeah, I won’t be forgetting these vamps for a long time.
About Creature Feature 2
Two Men. One Apocalypse.
Rise of the Revenants by Poppy Dennison
Vampyres are on the loose in Detroit, and novice hunter Taz Cohen is on the job. The mission seems simple: stop the vamps. But Taz knows nothing about the mythical creatures, so he’s in for the fight of his life. Then he meets insanely attractive construction worker Darren Foster, who jumps into the battle with both feet. Sparks and bullets fly as they struggle against the vampyre horde and their attraction to each other. Avoiding gruesome death from the undead might be easier than shielding their hearts from each other.
Legacy of Blood and Death by Rhys Ford
For Javi Navarro, Detroit will become another blood-splattered city in his rearview mirror after he puts its dead back into the ground. Expecting an easy hunting job, Javi instead finds a kiss of ancient vampyres on the hunt for a descendent of their long-dead creator.
Reclusive Ciarnan Mac Gerailt abandoned his family legacy of blood and death magic after it nearly destroyed him. Unfortunately, the Motor City can only be saved if Ciarnan resumes his dark arts and joins forces with Javi Navarro, the hunter who brought the vampyre apocalypse—and hope for the future—straight to Ciarnan’s front door.
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
About Poppy Dennison
A sassy southern lady, Poppy Dennison developed an obsession with things that go bump in the night in her early years after a barn door flew off its hinges and nearly squashed her. Convinced it was a ghost trying to get her attention, she started looking for other strange and mysterious happenings around her. Not satisfied with what she found, Poppy has traveled to Greece, Malaysia and England to find inspiration for the burly bears and silver foxes that melt her butter. Her love of paranormal continues to flourish nearly thirty years later, and she writes steamy love stories about the very things that used to keep her up all night. If her childhood ghost is lucky, maybe one day she’ll give him his own happily ever after.
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About Rhys Ford
Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker. And at the Starbucks down the street. No really, they’re 24/7. And a drive-thru. It’s like heaven.
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Don’t forget to check out Nikyta’s review of Creature Feature 2 to see what she thought of it!