Book: The Gentle Man by Michelle Montague Mogilcategories: Book, Vampire, Fantasy, Alcoholism, Family, Mortality, Mid-Life Crisis
Michelle Montague Mogilabout this book: I began to write this story shortly after I was laid off from my 17-year position at the university in the spring of 2012. I was scared, worried about the future, and trying to find the energy and motivation to insert myself back into the job market. So, the story reflects a lot of my fears and wishful thinking.
I was also battling a creeping addiction to alcohol and what it was doing to myself, my marriage, and my relationship with my family.
Lastly, I wanted to explore this over-written genre in as logical a manner as I could. If one could be infected with vampirism in real life, what sorts of real-life physical changes would occur? How would a middle-aged woman, thus infected, distinguish these peculiar changes from the onset of menopause? How would her relationships with her family and close friends change?
Ana, my heroine, is experiencing a mid-life crisis like no other. She drinks too much, whines too much, and goes around generally feeling way too sorry for herself. Enter an odd little man who begs her for sanctuary and proceeds to calmly turn her world upside down. She must now deal with a singularly peculiar change-of-life, and it ain't menopause...
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