Meljean Brook has a new book coming out June 5. It’s called Demon Moon and is about Colin, the most beautiful vampire in the world. In fact, he’s so beautiful that MJ is petitioning People magazine to put him on its annual list of gorgeous people. Below, MJ states her case for Colin, or you can get all the juicy details on her blog, including how to win some free books and Amazon gift certificates:
Dear People Magazine,
Every November, you come out with your â€œSexiest Man Aliveâ€ issue; every spring, you print your list of the â€œWorldâ€™s Most Beautiful People.â€
But in 2007 â€” and for the last two hundred years â€” the sexiest man and the most beautiful person has been â€¦ a vampire.
George? Pffft. Brad? Come on! Jude? â€¦no.
Why isnâ€™t it that Colin Ames-Beaumont hasnâ€™t graced your cover? Is it simply because his picture cannot be taken? (Heâ€™s so beautiful a blank cover with just his name on it would make your readers drool.) Because he usually only comes out at night? (How is that different than Johnny Depp?) Because you think he hasnâ€™t bared his assets for a Hollywood camera?
Are you afraid of his tainted blood? You shouldnâ€™t be: one look will not send you to the Chaos realm, surrounded by flying dragons and the screams of the damned. Only Colin sees that realm when he looks into a mirror â€” it will not trouble you. Is it the woman heâ€™s falling in love with? Geeks need love, too, People Magazine â€” a fact you have long overlooked (but that is another campaign to be won.)
Is it the fear that if you met him in a dark alley, the words â€œOh my God youâ€™re so beautiful!â€ would hardly be past your lips before he had you up against the wall for some hot sexing that you wouldnâ€™t remember the next day?
No; none of those things are true impediments to being called â€œthe sexiestâ€ or â€œthe most beautifulâ€. I think the problem is that youâ€™ve been stuck on one pesky little word in the â€œSexiest Manâ€ title: Alive.
But there are those of us â€” readers and authors, geeks and norms â€” who know that Undead can be just as sexy as Living. And weâ€™ve got hundreds of paranormal romances to prove it.
So Iâ€™m beginning my campaign to get a vampire on the cover of your magazine. To no longer be forced to stare longingly at men who canâ€™t read my mind. Men who canâ€™t use a sword. Men who canâ€™t wear satin-lined capes and look good doing it. Iâ€™m calling for all readers, living and undead, to fight for vampire equality.
And Iâ€™m nominating Colin Ames-Beaumont to the be first representative of the â€œSexiest Man Alive (and Undead)â€ for 2007. What separates him from other vampire romance heroes, you wonder? Heâ€™s strong, as they are. He sucks blood, as they do. Heâ€™s got out-of-control sexual appeal, as they do. But there is one thing, People Magazine, that makes Colin stand out from the rest of the vampire heroes.
Colin â€¦ is blond.
But do not take my word for it; judge for yourself. And because he is cursed, unable to see his reflection or to have any pictures taken, the only proof I can offer is in Demon Moon. The book cover cannot do him justice â€” you must look inside. Want a peek? The first four chapters are in a PDF here. Or you can buy it at Amazon (it is available June 5 in stores everywhere).
Living and Undead Readers for Vampire Equality
Join the L.U.R.V.E. Train – Because vampires are beautiful people, too.
Wow. I think that’s all I need to say.