I have now uploaded a new edition of Suzie and the Monsters to Amazon, dropped the price and updated the blurb to:
Suzie doesn’t need a man, but she wants one. One in particular. She’s hungry for blood and vengeance, and she’s closing in for the kill.
Being a vampire isn’t as easy as it looks in films, and lately she’s been feeling very lonely, but Suzie’s enjoying eternity as a woman of the twenty first century. Part-time investigator and part-time stripper, she loves causing mischief – and when it comes to sex she doesn’t take no for an answer.
It’s March 2012, London, and the hunt is on, but it doesn’t stop Suzie falling in love with Cleo, who’s young, human, and very adventurous.
For reference, here is the old one:
Suzie Kew, vengeful vampire, capricious lover, and disciple of the Dark Goddess, is enjoying eternity as a woman of the twenty first century. It’s March 2012, London, and Suzie’s out for blood, causing mischief as she goes, but her life is about to get very complicated…
I have also shortened the accompanying excerpt, and changed the content warning to:
Warning! Explicit sexual content and other adult themes. This is a vampire tale. It is not erotica. Rather, there is explicit sexual content that is sometimes erotic and sometimes disturbing – and sometimes both.
In addition to correcting a number of typos (one of which is described in this post: The error of my ways), I have made the following changes:
- I have added a title page with general information about the novel, and including the content warning.
- I have changed the paragraph formatting, reducing the paragraph spacing and adding first-line indents.
- Two cross-references to events earlier in the novel stated the weekday incorrectly.
- The incident in London where Suzie first met Isabelle was in 1940, not 1942.
- In the original, Suzie sets fire to a van using diesel fuel, but I’m troubled by this. I don’t think diesel burns very well. Pertrol would certainly burn fast, however, so I have changed ‘diesel’ to ‘petrol’. (I’m not very comfortable with this change.)
Finally, there was a continuity error, where Suzie buys a tracksuit, but this disappeared mysteriously within a few paragraphs – I hang my head in shame. I have solved the problem thus:
I went to the 24/7 last night after leaving Kew Gardens, got there half an hour before it shut which was enough time to buy a dark, hooded tracksuit and new trainers, as well as gloves, cord and a few other things. I parked a few streets away from home and approached on foot, dressed inappropriately for a night of skulduggery …