Friday, April 3, 2020

Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic, Part I

 While on their way home from a Mexican comic convention, vampires Katheryne, Donita, Tommy, and Dorian find themselves accidentally plunged into an alternate reality following a radar detector malfunction, and they find themselves parked alongside a beautifully unspoiled river on a bright, sunny day. Power exhausted from the unexpected travel between dimensions, Donita's trusty '62 Cadillac Coup De Ville is useless until its battery can recharge, leaving the foursome stuck for the time being.

Since Katheryne and Donita are half-bloods, the sunlight poses no problem to them, but it also means that full-blooded professor Tommy is stuck in the trunk, while Dorian is trapped inside his Rob Platypus costume, which at least lets him remain mobile in the sunlight. (Even though Donita won't stop telling him he looks like an asshole.)

After taking stock of their situation, the vampires do what vampires generally do when faced with the unknown: they wanna go check shit out. Vampires are a curious bunch, y'see!

But it doesn't take long before our heroes encounter their first native in this brave new world, and--as usually happens where vampires are involved--things start to spiral out of control.

So begins the first installment of the new (R)Evolution By Night novel, Tales From The Banks Of The Mighty Mutagenic! Today's offering includes the first three chapters of this action-packed tale of hilarity, horror, and mayhem, wherein you'll see our protagonists turned loose in a world that's probably not ready for them.

For new readers, please note that you don't need to know ANYTHING about the (R)Evolution By Night universe to read and understand what's going on here...this tale is a full-on standalone, and everything you'll need is contained within. I'm also calling this a "Drive-In Movie Novel," as the focus here is on action and adventure, and I was going for the easily-digestible, fun-filled feel of an old movie, including more monsters and mutants than you can shake a stick at!

So grab your favorite drink, put on some loud, trippy music, and let the world go away for a while as you find yourself in a new, unexplored realm, discovering it along with a group of stranded Hollywood vampires!

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