Urban fantasy and horror writer Nancy A. Collins, author of Sunglasses After Dark, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the completion and publication of Kill City, the first new novel in the Sonja Blue series in ten years.
If the campaign is successful, Kill City will be the first traditional print novel from Collins’ Hopedale Press.
Traditional publishers deemed her initial book proposal for Kill City to be “uncommercial” — largely due to “a biting take on a certain popular series of vampire novels aimed at the Young Adult market.” So Collins is taking her case directly to the fans of the Sonja Blue series.
Kill City opens with vampire/vampire slayer Sonja Blue still doing what she does best–hunting down and killing undead and other dangerous “Pretenders”–inhuman creatures, such as werewolves and demons, who pose as humans in order to prey upon mankind.
She receives a letter from the aged Senator Holden, looking to sell her a rare occult artifact. But upon arriving at his estate, she soon discovers that he knows who and what she really is, and wants her to search for his missing granddaughter, who was spirited away by a man on the internet claiming to be the vampire protagonist from the wildly popular Eventide series.
The Kill City Kickstarter campaign runs until November 28.