Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Night House by Rachel Tafoya Blog Tour: Guest Post + Giveaway


Welcome to my stop in the THE NIGHT HOUSE by Blog Tour hosted by Chapter By Chapter. Today on my stop we have a Guest Post + an awesome Tour-Wide Giveaway!!

The Night House

The Night House

Bianca St. Germain works at a Night House, a place where vampires like the aristocratic Jeremiah Archer, pay to feed on humans, and she doesn’t much care what others think of her. The money is good, and at least there, she’s safe. Bianca also doesn’t care that the Night House is killing her. All she cares about is: nauth, the highly addictive poison in vampire bites that brings a euphoria like no drug ever could.

But when Bianca meets James, a reclusive empath who feels everything she does, for the first time, she considers a life outside of the Night House and a someone worth living for. But Jeremiah has decided to keep Bianca for himself; he won’t allow her to walk away.

As she allows her feelings for James to grow, she struggles to contain nauth’s strong hold on her life. If they are to have a future, James must make her see what she’s worth, what she means to him, before Jeremiah and nauth claim her for good.

The World building of THE NIGHT HOUSE.

So when I was in tenth grade, I sat down with my biology teachers and asked her what the most logical form of vampirism would be, as a species. In the world of The Night House, vampires aren’t magical, they’re just a different life form. So we discussed how consuming blood might work. She told that drinking blood wouldn’t give you nutrition. Drinking blood is pretty bad for you. So we figured that the most logical way to consume blood with fangs would be to have a direct source of blood going into your bloodstream. And thus my vampires were born!

The particular Night House in my story is in Philadelphia, in the basement of a building that doesn’t quite exist. I wanted to write something that was sort of local to me, but I figured Night Houses would really be something in the city, not the suburbs. Vampires want to stay secret, so rather than risk discovery by attacking people out in the world, they bring people to them, and have them work and stay in the Night House. People like Bianca, who are having a hard time, who were homeless and needed a place to stay. People the world wouldn’t think about it. It is definitely not a place I’d want to visit!

Rachel Tafoya studied creative writing while at Solebury School and was published in their student run literary magazine, SLAM. She attended a writing program for teens at both Susquehanna University and Denison University, and the Experimental Writing for Teens class and Novels for Young Writers program, both run by NY Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry. Rachel is the daughter crime author Dennis Tafoya.

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