TERENCE TAYLOR is an award-winning children’s television writer, whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon and Disney, among many others. After a career of comforting young kids, he’s now equally dedicated to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three Dark Dreams anthologies. He is a member of the Writer’s Guild of America East.
A Vampire Testament
St. Martin’s Griffin – March 30, 2010
The secret war between vampires and humans escalates and the world will never be the same again…
Christopher Jude Miller—fully grown and still human—has returned to New York to seek answers about his past. It is there he meets Joie, a young woman connected to his past, and falls into a twisted love triangle. He and Joie also realize that the magical forces that made both their lives possible have unexpected side effects, as they discover that united they have abilities neither knew of before—including the power to cure vampires.
Created after the incidents that brought in the National Guard to contain the vampire zombie plague on the Lower East Side, Clean Slate Global is a covert ops organization formed to rid the world of vampires, run by ex-deputy mayor Jonathan Richmond. But Richmond unleashes an ancient evil with darker motives. It plots to use Christopher and Joie’s power to eliminate all vampires from the Earth…with the exception of its own new and improved indestructible army of the undead.
Praise for BLOOD PRESSURE
“Taylor’s New York is a chillingly familiar world filled with new and deadly possibilities. More than just a vampire novel, Blood Pressure is a story that keeps you up at night long after you’ve turned the last page.“—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Undone
“Fascinating flashback sequences explore the Harlem Renaissance and prewar Berlin, and a powerful romance between young Joie and aging voodoo-practicing vampire Turner will melt readers’ hearts. Taylor keeps readers enthralled while setting the stage nicely for the next installment in this complex, fascinating world.“—Publishers Weekly
A Vampire Testament
St. Martin’s Griffin – September 15, 2009
Bite Marks is an urban horror novel set in the downtown art world/ club scene of late 80s New York. At heart, it’s the story of Steven and Lori, artist and writer, a couple working their way through a bad break up, but bound by a contract to do an illustrated coffee table book on vampires.
At the same time, a teenage runaway is killed and brought back to life to feed on her bastard child, by a sadistic vampire. The undead infant escapes, triggering a citywide search for a vampire baby whose existence threatens to expose the entire vampire society. And they will stop at nothing to make sure that doesn’t happen. When Steven and Lori stumble onto the truth about this undead infant, they find their feelings for each other intensify as they’re reunited to battle monsters they scarcely believe exist.
Praise for BITE MARKS
“I’ve never read anything like it.“—Whoopi Goldberg
“Taylor pens a gritty, screenworthy supernatural noir set in 1980s New York…Truly enjoyable and imaginative, this thrilling, convoluted yarn is sure to delight any vampire fan.“—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Terence Taylor delivers masterful world-building, edge-of-your-seat prose, and characters to die for—his is an exciting, fresh voice in vampire literature.“—LA Banks, New York Times Bestseller and author of The Vampire Huntress Legends Series
“Vampire readers, rejoice: Award-winning television writer Terence Taylor thrusts us into fresh territory with his debut novel, Bite Marks. With creepy images and characters real enough to believe in, Taylor takes us on a detective’s journey through the vampire underground so convincing that you’ll be glad to see the sun rise. Bite Marks is a must-read for fans of vampires and well-crafted paranormal fiction—just in the nick of time.“—Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of Blood Colony
“Bite Marks may be Terence Taylor’s first novel but his many years as a writer in the television industry shine through. He builds scenes and characters effortlessly. His writing is technically flawless. And once Taylor has your attention, he doesn’t let it go until the last page has been turned. I give Bite Marks a solid recommendation, not just for vampire lovers, but for horror fans in general.“—Clayton Bye, Horror Fiction from The Deepening World of Fiction