Dorian Gray’s New Novel Brings Fresh Blood to Vampire Genre

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When a man is made vampire, instead of evil he goes on a crusade for justice

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Vampires are everywhere in popular culture. “Twilight.” “True Blood.” “The Vampire Diaries.” There are so many versions of the basic theme of undead stalkers that they’re becoming difficult to tell apart. It is exactly that lack of variety that debut author Dorian Gray wants to address with his new novel Killing Time (published by iUniverse).

Alister Black has it all. As the heir to his family’s fortune, the world is at his command. His seemingly ideal life, in an instant, is turned upside down, when he is knocked unconscious by the bite of a vampire. Upon awakening in excruciating pain, he finds a strange note in his coat pocket as his only possible clue to who might have bitten him.

What comes next is what the common reader wouldn’t expect. “It will shine a light,” Gray says, “on some moral and ethical issues that have been virtually unaddressed to date in the vampire genre.”

While initially meeting his new fate with disdain, Alister soon comes to welcome this imposed reality – as it gives him certain powerful advantages over his human counterparts. He takes these strengths to form a newfound passion, to right injustices and atrocities routinely committed by humans. He embarks on a moral crusade to make the world a more just place, using his new powers to eradicate those he deems immoral in the extreme.

And through it all, Alister continues his quest for answers – searching for the elusive identity of the vampire who mysteriously attacked him.

About the Author
Dorian Gray was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and has lived much of his life in the American Southwest. He has a degree in business from the University of Arizona and is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He has lived in both Tucson and Los Angeles. Killing Time is his first book.

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