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    Blog Tour: The Vampire Fighters: How my idea for a new kind of vampire story came about by Pete Johnson

    Now this is going to shock you. The first and biggest influence on The Vampire Trilogy was ‘Gregory’s Girl.’ Yes, that’s right; the charming, low-budget film comedy from the early eighties was my initial inspiration for a series of books about fangs, vampires and blood ghosts. Let me explain. I watched ‘Gregory’s Girl’ first as an adolescent. And it spoke to me about all the rites of passage ahead. I still think it’s one of the wisest films ever made. Gregory, as you may remember, is the gangling adolescent who falls for this aloof, mysterious, independent girl who also happens to be the star of the school (otherwise all male) football team. His unrequited love leads him into…

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    The Vampire Hunters – Pete Johnson

    “Hi. I’m Marcus, and if you’re reading this now, then I’m in massive trouble.  This is a top-secret blog, which if it got into the wrong hands could cause terrible damage. And by the wrong hands, I mean every single human being. Yes, even you.” After the bombshell landed on Marcus’ 13h birthday that he was a half-vampire everything changed. Marcus went through the first phase of transition from human to half-vampire and things hardly went smoothly. Now he’s over that though most things can go back to normal. Except they can’t. Marcus’ friend Tallulah had to have her memory wiped of an incident involving Marcus and a full blown…

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    The Vampire Blog – Pete Johnson

    “Saturday 30 September – 7:15pm Three things you never want to hear your parents say: ‘Let’s talk about the facts of life.’ ‘We’re going to start dancing now.’ ‘Soon, a white fang will appear in your mouth.’ My parents have just told me the last one. Then they went on to tell me…. Well, you just wait.” Marcus has just found out he’s a half-vampire, just like his parents – though he only just found out they are too. He doesn’t know how to handle it and like everything else in life he tries to make a joke out of it. Until weird things start happening to him. His breath…