**RMFW COLORADO 2014 GOLD WINNER IN SPECULATIVE FICTION**
For eighteen-year-old Iris Greene, eternal beauty is a bite away. Iris isn’t tall or short. She isn’t skinny or fat. She is nothing worth remembering—a ghost through high school. But one bite on the neck will suck that away and fix every flat-chested flaw. One bite will give her a beauty that inspires confidence.
A small-town girl from Idaho, Iris moves to L.A. with dreams of an alabaster immortal draining the heat from her pores under a moonlit sky. What she gets is a scratchy mustache sucking on the back of her arm behind an alleyway Dumpster. Her fangs come in, and her heartbeat stops, but her body and face remain unchanged. She looks exactly as she did when she was human, except now, as a vampire, "average" is ugly by comparison.
The only one who can fix her now is the man who sucked her dry. With the help of Nolan Dayburn—an amateur vampire slayer unaware of what she is—Iris will face alleys, nightclubs, and the monsters who inhabit each for answers only an Elbow Biter can provide.
A Werecat’s Journal: First Life makes me think of Jean-Claude Van Damme meets Goodfellas; two things I enjoy. It follows the life of Alexander: an orphaned werecat who lived on the streets, a man who fought and won a family. Read this expertly weaved tale by Booth and Woods and you’ll be purring for Second Life. Am I sure about this? Definitely. -- Jesse Duckworth, author of A Song of Betrayal and Co-Founder of Harren Press
About the Authors
Roy C. Booth is a published author, comedian, poet, journalist, essayist, screenwriter, and internationally awarded playwright with nearly 60 plays published (Samuel French, Heuer, et al) with nearly 800 productions worldwide in 28 countries in ten languages as of 2/1/14. Also known for collaborations with R Thomas Riley, Brian Keene, Eric M. Heideman, William F. Wu, and others (along with his presence on the regional convention circuit), Roy hails from Bemidji, MN where he also manages Roy's Comics & Games with his writer wife, Cynthia, and their three sons. For more on Roy and his work check out his pages on Facebook and at Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/roycbooth.
Computer programmer by day, writer by night, Brian Woods tries to bring his readers the best of fantasy. But for Brian, its more than bringing just a story about characters he wants you to know and love, he also desires to put a little of himself in each story. In previous works, he has tried doing this with the characters, but in A Werecat's Journal, he has decided to do this in the areas that he is from. The Werecat series starts in Atlanta, Georgia; a place where Brian called home for a few years. Over the next several books in the series, Brian hopes that he and Roy C. Booth can show you a side of the South East never seen before in fantasy literature.
Brian currently resides in North Alabama, but still never wanders far from Birmingham, his true home.