Title: Communion
Author: B. Patterson
Genre: YA/Urban Fantasy

Synopsis:
"Lester Fuller knows isolation well.  It has been his only friend since Jadarius Singleton humiliated him last year.  But one night after Jadarius's taunts go too far, Lester stumbles upon Gwynn's body.  He's sure she's dead.  Until she bites him.

Vampires are extinct.  There are only the dhampir.

Now something more than human, Lester struggles to determine where he fits in this new society.  Just what secrets about the dhampir are his friends keeping from him?  And what will he do when a notorious figure from dhampir history sets her eyes on him?"


About the Author:

I’m a 25 year old writer.  I’m a graduate of North Carolina State University where I majored in Psychology and minored in Japanese.  I currently live in Maryland.

I wrote a lot as a kid.  I began a new story (or 3 or 4) every school year, but rarely finished them. I finally finished one when I was 16.  It was about ninjas.  It was really bad.

Communion, my first completed novel worth publishing, will be released October 1st. I have that and many other works coming down the pipeline.  I plan to be writing for many years to come. 

My values as a writer include:
Writing high-quality books
Diversity
Integrity
Entertainment


Interview:

1. What inspired you to write this book?
I imagined an African-American vampire who didn’t get along with other African-Americans, who hoped he would have better luck with the vampire race.  This original character was too soft, timid, and emotionally weak to be interesting.  Les, who this character originally evolved into, is more conflicted about his change to dhampirism yet is also aggressive and arrogant at times in the way he treats other people. 

2. What characters do you connect with most?
Of course I connect easily with Les.  But I also see a lot of myself in Brent, the comic relief dhampir of the group. 

3. What's your favorite book-turned movie?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

4. If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be? 
Roman.  That guy can make a hell of a drink and we can use his house for parties.

5. Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?
Sure, I’ve begun planning out a prequel for Communion titled, “The Hemocide.” 

Also, a shorter story called Sparkle, which will be available in April.

“Yes, they’re vampires.  Yes, they sparkle.  Yes, they’re b*d*ss.”

6. What do you do in your spare time?
Besides write?  I read and… OH!  I do other stuff too!  I’m a huge football fan and I’m in multiple fantasy football leagues each year. 

7. Who's your inspiration?
Donald Glover, the actor from the TV show Community. He’s talented in practically everything but still presents himself as an upstanding, intelligent guy. 

8. If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?
Camellia Rosario.  Highly intelligent and resourceful, yet easy on the eyes.  Although she is a tad bit crazy…

9. Team Edward or Jacob?
Team Jacob.  I always prefer Vampires to Werewolves but DEM ABS…

10. Team Peeta or Gale?
Team Peeta.  Nice guys finish last far too often. 


11. What are you reading now?
Trickster by Jeffery Somers

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21 comments:

Thank you so much for having this giveaway!

This is a fascinating concept; a dhampir turning people. I cannot wait to read this book. I love paranormal books and this is a creative look at a very often tired genre. Thanks for the giveaway. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(dot)com

this looks to be an awesome read!

Thanks for this giveaway! The book looks awesome!

The cover looks awesome!

thanks for the giveaway!

Great cover! Sounds like a great read too! I love meeting new (to me) authors, I look forwarding to reading Communion. Thanks for the giveaway!

Thank you for a generous giveaway! I love the cover of the book...very cool! My teen will love this book!

Barrie

Thanks for sharing the great interview and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

Thank you everyone for the comments. I hope you enjoy Communion and best of luck in the giveaway!!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Thank you for the giveaway!

Thank you!

wow the cover looks amazing did a great job.

I love adding new authors to my reading list. Fantastic.

oooo I love the cover. It just grabs the attention!

sick cover!

Sounds like an interesting book.

Awesome giveaway!

sound grat! hope to read it soon!

This looks really good and I love the cover can't wait to read it Thank you for the giveaway.

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