Kathleen McFall, CCAS BS ’84, and her husband Clark Hays co-wrote their second novel, Blood and Whiskey (Pumpjack Press, 2012) in the Cowboy and Vampire Thriller Series.
Their first novel, The Cowboy and the Vampire (Midnight Ink, 2010), is a darkly comic mystery that explores cowboys and vampire myths through the thrilling story of two lovers, Lizzie and Tucker. Blood and Whiskey, the newest installment, keeps the adventure and the romance alive with new threats from a vampire world on the brink of extinction and a price on Lizzie’s head:
Lizzie Vaughan, Dead or Alive. Relationships are always hard, but for a broke cowboy and a newly turned Vampire, true love may be lethal. After barely surviving an undead apocalypse in The Cowboy and the Vampire, Tucker and Lizzie hightail it back to quirky LonePine, Wyoming (population 438), to start a family. But she’s got a growing thirst for blood and he’s realizing that mortality ain’t all it’s cracked up to be when your girlfriend may live forever. With a scheming Vampire nation hot on their boot heels and a price on her head, how far will Lizzie and Tucker go to protect their unlikely love? Blending evolution, religion and an overly sensitive cow dog named Rex, Blood and Whiskey drags the Vampire myth into the modern west, delivering double-barreled action, heart-pounding passion and wicked humor.