Author Theresa Basile Treats Readers to a Suspenseful Vampire Tale

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New book ‘Fanged’ chronicles the adventures of four teenagers whose only goal is to graduate from high school without anyone discovering their supernatural identities.

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Blending in is not always so easy. Sixteen-year old Sean finds it even harder to do so because he happens to be a vampire. In “Fanged,” author Theresa Basile reveals an exciting young adult story that will captivate readers and introduce them to a unique group of vampires as they learn the challenges of friendship.

Sean is a sixteen-year-old vampire who just wants to finish high school, but as it turns out, survival is about much more than just avoiding the sunlight. Two vampires in his group cannot stand him, he is barely passing math, a pretty cheerleader smells a little too good to him, and her jealous boyfriend is always close by. With the help of Hannah, the group leader and his best friend, he manages to fly under the radar and keep out of trouble. But when the junior class president is found dead under mysterious circumstances, the truce among Sean and his fellow vampires falls apart. As each person reveals a secret that could threaten their lives, Sean tries to control his hunger. Will he be able to turn over a new leaf, or will the temptation for a pretty girl’s blood be too strong to overcome?

Basile originally intended to write a parody of vampire stories. “I made up my own rules about vampire mythology concerning the sunlight, garlic, crosses, etc,” she shares. “As I established my rules and began writing short-short stories, I realized that I had a set of real characters with interesting stories to tell. I scrapped the idea of a parody novel and started from the beginning, writing a more realistic story about a group of teenage vampires who are just trying to make it through the world.”

The first in the series of four books, “Fanged” will take teen readers into an enjoyable adventure that will let them explore their own struggles with identity and help them deal with the issues they face in everyday life.

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About the Author
Theresa Basile graduated from Hofstra University with a degree in English Education in 2006. A former teacher in the New York City public school system, she now works at a nonprofit organization that serves children with Autism. Her piece "My Mom, the Reader" was a featured story at SMITH Magazine, and her article "Gratuitous Nudity and Complex Female Characters in Game of Thrones" was featured on the BUST Magazine blog. She is a monthly contributor for Bitch Flicks and an occasional contributor for Feminspire.

Fanged * by Theresa Basile
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 195 pages; 9781493111695
Trade Hardback; $28.99; 195 pages; 9781493111701
e-book; $3.99; 9781493111718

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