Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Throat, R. A. Nelson

One of my favourite reads last year was Teach Me by R. A. Nelson. He has a paranormal offering, Days of Little Texas, featuring a ghost which has been in my TBR for too long. I was thrilled to discover that his next novel is paranormal too and features vampires, the aptly named Throat.

From Goodreads:
R. A. Nelson takes us on a supernatural thrill ride, a modern-day vampire story set on a NASA base and filled with space-and-science intrigue. Seventeen-year-old Emma feels cursed by her epilepsy—until the lost night. She's shocked to wake up in the hospital one morning, weak from blood loss. When her memories begin to return, she pieces together that it was a man—a monster—who attacked her: a vampire named Wirtz. And it was her very condition that saved her: a grand mal seizure interrupted Wirtz and left Emma with all the amazing powers of a vampire—heightened senses, rapid speed—but no need to drink blood. Is Emma now a half-vampire girl? One thing soon becomes clear: the vampire Wirtz is fierce and merciless, feared even by his own kind, and won't leave a job undone.
A vampire novel set on a NASA base with space and science! This isn't going to be your typical vampire novel, methinks. Being a psych major I'm also intrigued about how the seizures are going to feature. Throat is available in the US January 25, 2011.


  1. What a unique combination of elements - sounds like fun!

  2. And that is a stunning cover! I enjoyed Teach Me as well, and so will keep this on my radar. Thanks!

  3. I'm always open to new vampire ideas. I hope this one will be done well. But yes, interest is piqued. And beautiful and simple cover too!

  4. Hmm, really compelling cover. Not sure how I feel about the premise (too much?), but if I hear good things, I definitely give it a try.