Monday, August 13, 2012

What do vampires and space have in common?

Today I'm excited to welcome author Casey Wyatt as my guest. Casey's latest release The Udead Space Initiative is one of the most original stories I've read this year.
To find out what space and vampires have in common read Casey's latest book. I've included a sneak preview below.

Reality settled in. We were leaving the Earth. I’d be strapped into a tube and hurtled into space. If we survived the journey, I’d be on my way to Mars.
 My kneecaps dissolved to water. I clutched the railing, trying to calm my stomach and stay upright.
“You don’t have to go, Cherry,” Ian said from behind me.
I stiffened. His offer seemed more tempting by the minute, yet I couldn’t abandon my family. “I’m afraid to board the ship. But I can’t disobey my sire.” 
“You could ask him to emancipate you. You’re plenty old enough.” 
“Why are you still here?” Old enough? No woman likes to be told she’s old. Especially when it’s true.
“Concerned is all,” he shrugged and joined me by the railing. He stared out, side profile as handsome as the full frontal.
“Don’t be. I’m a big girl,” I chirped with way more bravado than I felt. Now I knew what Alice experienced when she fell into the rabbit hole. Afraid, confused. Freaked out. I reminded myself Jonathan was a great leader. Even though we had our personal baggage, he would do his best to ensure we survived. He hadn’t let us down yet.
Heavy machines moved into position. The workers unlatched more hoses, wires and mechanical items from the ship’s side. Blood pounded in my head, caused by my tight jaw and grinding teeth.
“I didn’t mean to offend. Or imply Jonathan can’t defend you.” Ian’s voice softened. The low tone made my toes curl. “I hoped we could prove our innocence together.”
Available now from:
Otherworldly Adventures in an Ordinary World
Mystic Ink - Available now! - Soul Mate Publishing and at Amazon and B&N!
The Undead Space Initiative - July 2012 - Pink Petal Books
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Casey Wyatt has no personal knowledge of the paranormal, but she hopes someday that may change. If there are ancient Gods, elves or satyrs living nearby, they’re more than welcome to visit. Bring pizza and chocolate please!

Her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels have won or placed in numerous RWA contests. When not writing, Casey enjoys time with her family, loves to read, and enjoys knitting and crocheting. She lives in a bustling Connecticut with her husband, two sons and an assortment of pets (none of which are shape-shifters.)

Visit Casey on the web:  or at You can also find Casey on Facebook and Twitter (@CaseyWyatt1).


  1. Great excerpt, Casey. Can't wait to read more. You are next up on my TBR pile stuffed onto my Kindle:-)

  2. Thank you, Casey, for being my guest today. I'm glad you didn't give any spoilers here; as I've not finished the book yet.

  3. Fun excerpt and so timely with Curiosity on Mars! Congrats!

    1. So true, Pauline, I didn't even think of that.

  4. Sounds very interesting. I've been toying with an idea for a vampire/space travel story (they would be going a lot farther than Mars) but I haven't been able to get it to "gel." Seems to me if I can get a spaceship full of witches, I should be able to get one full of vampires ...

    1. Jim, you should Casey's book. She made it look so easy.

  5. Great excerpt. I loved The Undead Space Initiative. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. This is definitely a must read.
    Can't wait for your next book, Casey.

  6. Hi Casey, I am reading it now and I love, love, love it. I love the snappy dialogue. I agree with Janna, once you start, you simply can't put it down. Great read. I'm really enjoying it and highly recommend it.

    1. I agree, Gerri. Oh, can't wait for your book to come out this month either.

  7. Wow! Everyone thank you so much! Marian thanks for having me today.

    1. Always fun having you as a guest, Casey. Keep those books coming!

  8. Marian, that thank you was the most beautiful rendition I have ever read. You go girl, my Brooklyn comrade. We are truly blessed to part of this CTRWA. I have never known such a giving group. And I have had experience with groups in my years and years and years in business.

    Casey, I enjoyed the excerpt from your book. The Undead Space Initiative. Best blessings to you and great sales.