OUT FOR BLOOD Campy fun and giveaway with Mike Walker

National Revealer’s Clark Kelly carved out a killer career as Hollywood’s most-feared gossip columnist following one golden rule:“Everyone’s got a secret…and someone’s dying to tell it!”

Clark never reveals his to-die-for secret!

NEWS FLASH:

Dude’s a vampire!

Studly, witty—and scary—Clark flies the night skies to spy on Hollywood’s behind-closed-doors kinky-jinks!

BEWARE, ladies! Our beyond-the-grave badboy’s BITE will make your blood boil! Just ask smokin’ hot starlet TayLo Logan!

DANGER!! Can Clark stop a stalker out to drain TayLo dry? Or wreak revenge on a killer cabal feeding stars’ pets to coyotes?

Finally…triggered by avenging fury, Clark goes “rogue vampire!”

Hold the front page! He’s…

Out For Blood!

My take on OUT FOR BLOOD ~ 4 Stars ~ Campy fun

Meet Clark Kelly, The Revealer’s feared gossip columnist who also happens to be a vampire.  Any true student of history knows that gossip is news and gossip becomes history.  Gossip leads Clark to murder, plots against Hollywood’s brightest young starlet, animal cruelty, and a killer new drug from South America.  Can Clark save those who need it and ensure justice for all?   

Are you a fanof Fright Night (first one only), Love at First Bite and Once Bitten?  If so, have I got a treat for you. 

A little campy, a little snarky, with a sharply humorous slightly b*&%hy edge, OUT FOR BLOOD isn’t your typical run of the mill vampire tale.   

Gossip columnists, in one form or another, have been around forever, Procopius’ Secret History anyone?  Even people who claim to have nothing to do with gossip occasionally dip their toe in while there are others who take malicious delight in it.  As a vampiric profession it ranks right up there with rock star. 

Even gossip columnists have principles. Well, the good ones, anyway, who are artfully filthy and funny, but always fair—cutting, but never cruel. That’s why all but a handful crash and burn.

From old Hollywood glamour to new Hollywood reality trash,Clark’s been there for it all. Prepare yourselves for a rollicking romp delivered in a chatty style.  

Dragomir Craiovescu aka Clark Kelly was re-born three hundred years ago in easternRomania.  Dragomir’s mother invited her friend, Countess Drina Pavlenko, to visit and seduce her son.  Oh the good ol’ days…Dear mom was unaware that her BFF was also a vampire who later turned Dragomir.  After the death of his best friend James Dean Dragomir went to ground and resurfaced about seven years ago as Clark Kelly.  

Wally ~Clark’s very own Renfield, kinda sorta.. Wally is Clark’s faithful right hand so to speak.  He also figured out on his lonesome what Clark is.     

Elspeth, Clark’s Girl Friday at The Revealer’s office. Elspeth ensures that everything that’s supposed to happen does. She knows all, with the exception of Clark’s secret, and keeps his ‘lil corner of the work world running smoothly. 

Vanillo Pezzullo is Clark’s “club girl” but she longs to be a member of Clark’s gossip inner circle.  

Taylor Logan aka TayLo ~ Tinsel Town’s hottest new young starlet and a hot hot mess. Taylor has an advantage though, she can actually act and is truly a nice person so what’s driving that self destructive streak?  

Damon Strutt ~ latest studly British import plays the vampire Kragen on TV’s hit Bold Blood Series.  Damon and Clark have bonded over their mutual love of motorcycles, speed, and TayLo.  

Roma Kane ~ Mega rich heiress who’s famous for being rich, partying, and hanging with celebrities.  Roma’s not a nice person and isn’t anyone’s friend when it all comes down.  

Scummy Bear, a friend of Roma’s who does her dirty work.  His moniker is apropos, Scummy is a nasty piece of work.   

When snippets of gossip begin to coalesce into a very real threat toward TayLo, Clark finds himself in the unenviable position of having several mysteries, all linked by a common thread, to solve if he wants to keep Taylor on this side of the ground. 

Clark’s most deeply held wish has finally been granted. For the first time in his life he’s deeply, irrevocably in lurve.  This rarefied state with its attendant sentimentality and romanticism only slightly blunts our intrepid gossip columnist (whod’ve thunk it?) hero’s edge. This is, after all, uncharted territory forClark and the object of his affections is smart as a whip and highly unpredictable.

Don’t let the hint of romance deter you though.  OUT FOR BLOOD has too much action, double dealing, murder,Hollywood agents, and overall nastiness to be eclipsed by such a tender emotion.  Heads up, there is some gore smattered throughout but only one aspect of it bothered me. Guess we can all be fairly bloodthirsty given the right circumstances huh?

I had a ball with Clark et al.  The whole ride on this gossip train from hell was hilarious, thrilling, and educational (oddly enough), with just the right dash of sappy.  My only hiccup came at the end.  With all the scenarios I’d envisioned the actual ending was in no shape, form or fashion remotely close to any of them.  Honestly, I’m still not sure how I feel about it.  Maybe I’m not LaLa Land or calculating enough (Thank God for small favors) to have considered and or appreciate it immediately.  I can say that if Clark and crew, with a few less members hopefully, make a return engagement I’m there.  

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TWCS is giving away a digital of OUT FOR BLOOD.  Please Like Mike’s FB page & tell me, what do you think of a gossip columnist vampire hero?  Giveaway ends @12am est 11-11-13 with the winner announced shortly thereafter.  Good lucky y’all!

Dubbed “a one-man media conglomerate” by New Yorker magazine, Mike Walker became Tokyo’s youngest-ever foreign correspondent.

After launching his iconic gossip column, The National Enquirer’s #1 feature, and his show on CBS radio nationwide, Walker became weekly co-anchor on TV’s Geraldo and guested on such top shows like Nightline. After writing and hosting two successful MGM-TV specials, he created the daily series, National Enquirer TV!

Mike became the only reporter ever to write two bestsellers on one story when his books on the O.J. Simpson trial hit #1 and #5 on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Dubbed “The King of Gossip” by Publisher’s Weekly, he played his weekly “Gossip Game” on The Howard Stern Show for a record 16 years.

He’s lectured at distinguished journalism schools at Columbia University and UC Berkeley; and received a prestigious invitation to become a Fellow of Ireland’s legendary Trinity College, Dublin.

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  1. Don’t use FB: sounds like a fun hero

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