The Fangover

The Fangover

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Written by: Kathy Love

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425253236
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


When rock-god vampire Johnny Malone commits suicide, the rest of The Impalers gather for an Irish wake and jam session to send their bandmate off in style. But alcohol-laced blood and grief make for one hell of a combination…

When her brother, Johnny, dies, Stella Malone’s grief lands her in the buff arms of The Impalers’ bass player. While her tryst with Wyatt had some serious bite, Stella isn’t looking for a relationship, especially after a tipsy argument leads to her getting stuck in bat form at the wake. The rest of the hungover Impalers are in no shape to help her, meaning that Stella’s one night stand is the only one who can help her figure out what really happened last night. Only Wyatt doesn’t have a clue what happened last night, either, nor does he know that Stella is the bat currently dive-bombing his head. But he does have her purse and that has to be a start, right? Or not.

On the other hand, there is a priest passed out in the bathtub and an alcoholic parrot squawking about a chapel of love…

Which might explain the ring on Berto Cortez’s finger. How did a night of rock ’n’ roll debauchery result in him turning sexy washboard player Katie Lambert into a vampire and then marrying her? He wouldn’t. He couldn’t. But he can’t quite remember, exactly. Which means these four friends turned amnesiac couples have only one choice: hit the famed Bourbon Street for some answers…


Dear Reader Letter

Dear Reader,

Co-author Kathy Love and I both love horror films and TV shows. We have actually spent nights hanging out and running a marathon of paranormal and ghost hunting shows and scary movies until inevitably every light in the house is on. Kathy tends to jump more easily and sees things in the shadows, whereas I tend to be more skeptical, which usually leads me to pranking her by moving objects or leaving a creepy doll I have in her bed in the guest room she’s staying in. I know, not very nice, but it’s funny. Ultimately she loves the scare and I love the laugh, and what’s the sense in scaring yourself spitless with horror movies if you can’t crack up afterwards?

Which is why when we decided to write a vampire story together, inevitably we wound up adding humor and elements of spoof. While the idea of drinking blood and living forever raises some serious questions of ethics and brings spine chilling imagery to mind, there is also some inherently ridiculous questions that come to mind (at least our minds)— such as “Are diabetics like a dessert wine to vampires?” So in the same way that Drag Me To Hell and Cabin In The Woods made movie viewers both jump and giggle, we hope you find The Fangover, our November release, to be the same. When rockers Wyatt Axelrod and Berto Cortez wake up with no memory of what happened the night before, with a vampire missing, a new vampire appearing, and a priest passed out in the bathtub, things are bound to get interesting … and scary.

Happy Reading!

Erin McCarthy