Want to read about living side by side with vampires. women moving in with someone they’ve only been on three dates with because of lockdown and much, much more? Hop on over to Wattpad, where you’ll find me (@SavvyDunn) and millions of others…
Wattpad is the biggest storytelling platform in the world with some 90 million users a month. I’m on their stars programme, and I’ve published all of my books on there. You can read them for free. Yup, free.
Two of the books on Wattpad that aren’t published anywhere else are A Leap of Faith and Beautiful Biters.
Beautiful Biters was picked for the Wattys2020 awards, a competition entered by more than 44,000 writers. The book was my attempt at a fresh take on the vampire trope.
We didn’t want to take Rosie to the hospital. The trip could very well kill her. But as Sharon and I watched my sister’s fever steadily rising and coughs racking her little body for three days straight, we knew we had no choice.
If the vampires didn’t get her, the chest infection would.
Nineteen-year-old Maya has too much on her plate. Trying to protect her younger sister. Struggling with crushes on unsuitable guys. Justin is a newly converted vampire, battling to resist the urge to kill and desperately worried about his brother, converted at the same time but AWOL ever since. If the authorities find him first, he’s toast.
When the two of them meet through the vampire Maya earmarks to help her with an exciting project aimed at making money, both are taken aback by the mutual attraction. First rule of vampire-human integration though…? You don’t go that far.
And while living in this bleak world poses its own hazards-not least because those in charge are too ready to ride rough shod over vampires and happy to accept backhanders, Maya and Justin still need to cope with the day to day stuff. Going to college, fighting with your mum, obsessing over the food you can’t eat, dealing with unpopularity and online trolls.
Original artwork (the pictures illustrating some of the chapters) by Jennifer Mijatovic @wee_mij on Instagram, who also created the lovely cover.
What the readers said…
“Thanks for writing this, supernatural stories are great way to escape. 🤓👍”
“I love this genre. I like your more practical take on the subject matter. I find it more interesting than the overly romantic versions.”
“I enjoyed this book SO MUCH. I couldn’t stop reading – I just wanted to know what happens next. I think the world you’ve created is brilliant and so clever. It’s a really, really fun take on vampires that I’ve certainly never come across.”
My book, A Leap of Faith, a COVID-19 lockdown love story, is now complete and available to read for free on Wattpad. You can find it by clicking on this link.
Here’s the blurb…
Sophie and Tom are in the early stages of a relationship. Events around the world have just pushed the fast-forward button on everything.
Can they negotiate these new troubled waters? Will an intense physical attraction conquer all? This couple are about to find out if a tick on a ripped torso equals long lasting love in this modern love story for lockdown times.
Copyright ©Emma Baird 2020