My buddy and Writing Excuses cohost Dan Wells recently released his hilarious gothic vampire novel A NIGHT OF BLACKER DARKNESS as an ebook. I’m embedding a preview of it below, and you can get it on Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and Smashwords.
This is still one of my personal favorite novels—quirky and strange, but very amusing and borderline genius. It’s the story of a man in the 19th century who fakes his own death, and when he rises from his coffin that makes a bunch of vampires think he’s one of them. (The fact that he can go out in sunlight and stand garlic proves to them that he’s the vampires’ “chosen one,” destined to lead them to glory.) With cameo appearances by historical figures like John Keats and Mary Shelley, it’s an absolute blast to read.