Interview with a Jewish Vampire
is free on Kindle August 25-28,
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18 4.5 star reviews plus rave editorial reviews:
“With wild irreverent humor, Erica Manfred's Interview With a Jewish Vampire turns upside down and sideways all the vampire cliches and stock images. Jewish vampires keeping kosher, old lady vampires on the prowl--this book is above all fun!”
--Rachel Pollack, author of Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction Award winner Unquenchable Fire, and World Fantasy Award winner Godmother Night
“Filled with knowing winks to readers of vampire fiction, from Dracula to Lestat, Interview with a Jewish Vampire is unexpectedly credible, even while pumping Catskill-flavored jokes through its basically silly premise. Interview is told in a fast, punchy style: “I was a Jewish divorcee of 41 who claimed to be 35. He had been dead for a long time, but I didn't know that right away." You know exactly where it's going, but the road there is a lot of fun.
HYSTERICAL!!! Smoothly written, stereotypes jab you right and left, cliches abound with luxurious abundance, the setting is authentic (in New York and Florida, two places I can drive around in without a GPS), and the CHARACTERS POP OFF THE PAGES!!! I'm planning to gift a Kindle copy to a friend who could use a great laugh.
--Jacqueline Lichtenberg, winner of the Galaxy Award for Spirituality in Science Fiction with her second novel, Unto Zeor, Forever from the Sim-Gen series.
Rhoda barely blinks at learning her hottie date is undead—a zaftig divorcee could do worse on JDate. Undercover as Hasidic (pale, covers mirrors, shuns others’ food? No problem!), Sheldon loves late-night shopping and tantric sex. When Rhoda persuades him to turn her ailing mother and her retiree pals into vampires, the “goils” go wild. A snortingly funny page-turner.
“One of the more hilarious books we’ve encountered lately…focuses on a “zaftig middle-aged journalist” (our favorite kind) named Rhoda Ginsburg, and follows her JDate-arranged love affair with the first “drop-dead gorgeous” person in history named Sheldon…an explanation for those nasty old lies now known as a blood libel. ”
--Times of Jerusalem