Let's All Take a Trip to ColdtownChrissa Hardy

Just when I thought I was done with vampire stories, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown had to come into my life and completely blow my mind. (Enter our giveaway below to win a free copy) Here’s the thing. Vampires are monsters. And finding a way to take a vicious monster and bring something tender and vulnerable out of him/her is no easy task. That’s part of the fun. That’s the intriguing concept that all of these stories share. It’s like keeping a lion as a pet. HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE? And sure, there have been animal trainers to successfully tame wild beasts before. It doesn’t mean that training will stick though. And that’s where the excitement comes in. It’s in the risk that one day, out of the blue, instinct will trump training and the beast will attack.

Unlike the vampire stories that have come before it, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is unique in the survival rules of vampires, and in the way they coexist with humans. In this story, the main character, Tana, wakes up in a bathtub after a night of partying at her friend’s house. Stumbling out of the bathroom, she discovers that the friends she had a blast with the night before are now dead, their bodies scattered around the house. Somehow vampires got into the house during the night and are responsible for this horrifying bloodbath. She finds her irresistibly-charming-and-he-knows-it ex-boyfriend tied to a bed, still alive, and he tells her that he knows he was bitten. Which means he has “gone cold,” and if given the human blood he’s now craving, his transformation into full-blown vampire will be complete. In the same room is a mysterious guy that she is sure she’s never met and doesn’t remember seeing the night before. The three of them escape the house before the lingering vampires attack and drive off into the night with no plan and no one to turn to.

Their only option is to meet their dark destiny by heading into Coldtown. Coldtowns are a group of barricaded cities that the infected humans – known as “the cold,” are quarantined in to either turn or remain locked in a cell in an attempt to ride out the infection. Which is possible, but rare to achieve since the craving for human blood is overpowering for anyone who has gone cold. Each Coldtown is also a place for healthy humans to live out their twisted fantasies and live amongst the infected and the vampires. Vampires, if caught, are also placed in Coldtowns to keep the outer areas safer. They can feed on willing humans and everyone can party together like it’s 1999 while a live feed is broadcast to viewers at home.

Are you intrigued yet?

This is a book that you simply will not be able to put down. Tana’s journey to Coldtown and her experience inside are filled with fascinating and rich characters. The scenes are violent and beautifully detailed. This book is on sale as of September 3rd so make sure you pick up a copy!

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In the comments below, answer this: If you decided to leave your life behind and head to a place like Coldtown, what’s the one thing you’d bring with you?

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  1. I would bring all of my art supplies, who wouldn’t?

  2. I’d bring my laptop so I could document the experience, if I survived of course!

  3. If I left my life behind and moved somewhere strange, I’d take my set of Harry Potter books with me. They’d create a sense of comfort and normality for me.

  4. All I would bring would be a pen – because you never know when you’re going to need one.

  5. Chapstick!

  6. I would bring my favorite sparkly shoes to Coldtown- so that I can prowl around in style, and kick any unruly vamps in the face. Form and function!

  7. I would bring my laptop!

  8. My sister!

  9. The clothes on my back. I would assume that Coldtown would have everything I could want/desire. :)

  10. My Kindle (and charge cord)! I never go anywhere without it.

  11. I would have to bring my journal. It’s a part of my soul, the other part of me…filled with lots of memories and pictures that I would not want to lose, and by the sounds of it I would have LOTS to write about in Coldtown.

  12. My dog Bandit because… I would miss him.

  13. My gaming gear… or my camera

  14. My pet sloth. Because I would live in a fictional universe in which I could finally own one.

  15. If I were to head to a town like Coldtown I would bring my mp3 player with awesome music. Seems that even in the darkest of times, everybody needs a good party to pass the time. ;]

  16. If I decided to leave my life behind and head to Coldtown, I would bring all of the garlic I could carry. That way if at some point while there I wanted a little personal space, I could cook up a garlicky feast for myself and repel my vampire friends for a little alone time. More importantly, just because garlic = yum, and I bet a town populated with vampires would be in short supply of my favorite seasoning!!

  17. My cell phone – music, Internet access and pictures of all my loved ones

  18. If I decided to go to Coldtown and leave my life behind I would for sure bring my TV with me. I could never miss an episode of New Girl, my favorite show! It sounds like a party all day long in Coldtown but I need my New Girl fix :-)

  19. My Yankee Blankee. Coldtown sounds cold, and it’s so comforting. Yes, I love my blankee.

    I would say my cat, but what if it was like Twilight and some may settle for animal blood? Not a good idea.

  20. If I decided to move to Coldtown, I would for sure bring some board games. Vampires get bored too, right?