Author Sherrilyn Kenyon shows off her new vampire fangs at a book signing.
photos by FLLewis
New York Times bestselling author, Sherrilyn Kenyon brought her wildly exciting book tour, complete with vampire fangs, special gifts, and prizes to Burbank on August 8. Even though I was familiar with Kenyon’s incredible success, I was still surprised to see so many local folks willing to sacrifice part of their Friday night to meet the famous writer.
At 7:30 p.m. the line snaked around a corner of the 4200 block of Burbank Boulevard where the funky and hip Dark Delicacies is tucked away. For the past 14 years, Sue and Del Howison have operated the shop of fantasy & horror, which is stuffed with gifts, books, and collectibles.
Well over a hundred fans would wait patiently outside on the sidewalk with Kenyon books in hand. The store is small, so only about 20 people were allowed inside at a time.
Kenyon is promoting her new book, Acheron, number 12 in the Dark-Hunter vampire series. The hugely popular series is heavy on mythology, magic, suspense, action, and sensual romance.
Most of the readers are women, however, according to Kenyon’s website 40 percent of her fans in the U.S. are male. By the way, Kenyon’s website is quite extensive with a ton of information including an assortment of book covers, downloads, and videos.
Kenyon is a very prolific writer of paranormal, science fiction, and nonfiction. As Kinley MacGregor, she writes historical and Arthurian fantasy. The Tennessee mother of three has jumped into the comic book market as well.
You would think Kenyon would be exhausted and perhaps a little bored with the author book signing routine. No way. At the Burbank event, Kenyon was smiling and relaxed; taking time to chat and pose for photos with her fans.
Frequently, Kenyon would greet an adoring fan with, “Hey, baby. How are you?” I asked the author if her hand was getting cramped? “Nah. I’m good.” Kenyon flashed me that trademark smile and kept right on signing books.
Kenyon will be touring across the country through mid-October of 2008.