Wednesday, March 7, 2012

K.T. PINTO-WOMAN IN HORROR


K. T. Pinto writes some great tales of horror, but she still manages to get some fun into her life. Take a look on her blog in progress on the pictures page and you'll see what I mean. Viva la fun! Her take on vampyre stories runs different from many, but that is a good thing.

KT was born in Brooklyn, NY, where children are raised with strong opinions and city attitudes. She spent most of her young life with her nose in a book and, when she was bad, she was punished by being sent outside to interact with other children.

She started writing science fiction when she was 12, and then began a teen romance series entitled The Left-Overs that - over six years - became 25 novels long. None of these novels have made it to print yet because, in her own words, these novels need a loooooooot of work. She then tried her hand at adult romance and fantasy, until she found her niche in horror... but not the horror she's writing today. Although vampyric in nature, the novel she began writing in college had a different supernatural mythos and a heroine that was completely human.

The mythos of Celeste didn't occur until KT created her as a one-shot for a LARP she had a hand in running
, and three years later Celeste was still "alive" and causing trouble. That's when KT decided to write her story. The "Sto's House Presents..." series started as a serial on KT's website to keep a happy balance against the dark of the vampyre stories. Eventually she had enough for a full manuscript.


Book description for Celeste: The Books of Insanity 1:

What do you call a day when the bacchanal is running late, your sacrifices are getting cold feet, you catch your werecat lover in bed with your high priestess, and the heads of the vampyric families want you hung off of the Acropolis at dawn?
Celeste DeCumpania calls it a Tuesday.
Born in a war camp and thought to be an illegitimate child of Julius Caesar, Celeste starts her life knowing that she is equal—if not better—than her male peers, but she knows that men still run the world, and learns to use them to get what she wants.
When she becomes a vampyre, the world doesn’t change much for her. She still knows that she needs men to help her move up and gain power in society. That’s when she discovers the power of sex. Not the actual act of sex—which she saves for special occasions—but the sexual tension that makes men (and women) tend to do what they may not have done normally. A coy smile, a fluttering of lashes, body parts touching as she brushes past...Celeste becomes a master of these games, and uses them to gain more powerful allies around her, such as Marco, the Roman soldier turned vampyre, and Vanity, her half-faerie/half werecat bodyguard.
Ironically, the more powerful she becomes, the more enemies she obtains, so the more powerful she has to become. It’s a vicious cycle that Celeste seems to feed off of. So much so that she raises her status from noblewoman to goddess, and quickly gets a following of human fanatics eager to be at her mercy...
Book 1 of the The Books of Insanity serieshttp://ktpinto.com/

Don't let your bacchanal run late! Read some of K.T. Pinto's stories now.

K.T. Pinto is a Woman in Horror!

Blaze

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