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Subject: Help me find this vampire story?
Date Posted: 11/30/2010 10:13 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2007
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I came across a book that I wanted to put on my Wish List, but I didn't get to it at the time and now I can't remember the title.  What I remember is this.  The heroine was a human, but is now a vampire.  She had a vampire turn her in the hopes that she would have a better life as a vampire.  She thought as a vampire she could attract others, but it turned out even as a vampire she still not all that attractive.  Her looks didn't change much.  She has frizzy hair and no magnetism.   It seemed like a funny vampire book rather than a horror novel or a romance vampire novel.

Does this book ring a bell for anyone? wink

Date Posted: 11/30/2010 10:54 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2009
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Haven't heard of it, but gotta say that would be my luck. Find me a vampire to turn me in hopes of becoming more attractive only to not change all that much. Poor her. lol. Hope someone knows the title for you. :)

Date Posted: 12/1/2010 2:32 PM ET
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It would be my luck too.  LOL!  Thanks.  I hope someone knows this book.   I've Googled it based on the info I remember, but nothing comes up. 

Date Posted: 12/1/2010 2:40 PM ET
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I found it!  Google came through after all.  It's a short story in an anthology called The Best of Dreams of Decadence by Diana Pharoh Francis.  I guess I must have remembered the review by member Lenore D.   "


My favorite was "All things Being Not Quite Equal" by Diana Pharaoh Francis...about an ugly contrary girl hoping to become a vampire in order to get their "animal magnetism" for the opposite sex...but instead is now an ugly vamp with frizzy hair. And, its hard to eat when you can't seduce your prey. There are compensations though, as she can do partial shape changes, has freakish strength, even for a vampire, and can't "hear" the mind calls and controls of other vamps - including the extremely handsome de facto ruler of the vamps.