Author has written 70 stories for Eastern Promises, Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Mysteries, and Hunger Games.
Thank you to Fangbangers Anonymous for this fabulous review of my Eric and Sookie story, Drained!
"If you are a fan of a strong, intelligent Sookie who can act as an advocate on her own behalf, this is a story for you. Bill is missing and in trying to find him, Sookie uncovers a plot that puts her and those she cares about in grave danger. When she turns to the Sheriff of Area 5 for help, she finds that she must instead take extreme action to save his undeath and keep him safe. It is this unusual circumstance that allows Eric and Sookie's relationship to blossom in ways that it would be unable to within the normal framework of their lives. Suki59 skillfully recasts familiar characters such as Sophie Anne, often portrayed as one-dimensional, as more complex and interesting. You will hold your breath through a rollercoaster ride of dangerous circumstances and near misses as our beloved couple work their way towards a creative and thoroughly satisfying HEA."
As you can see, I love to write. In addition to my fanfiction stories, I've started two original book series, writing as Suki McMinn. The Hogback Series is a contemporary series of small-town capers with a touch of sweet romance and humor and begins with The Vampire of Waller County, and Christmas in Waller County. L.A. Vamps is an adult vampire romance series set in contemporary Los Angeles and begins with Drop Dead Gorgeous.
Writing as Susan McNabb, I've published The Opposite of Famous, A Hollywood Memoir, a collection of funny essays about my life in L.A. working as a model, commercial actor, and in many other professions for nearly three decades. I worked for Elvira for seventeen years and dated Jerry Seinfeld for eight. Now, I'm spilling the beans. The Opposite of Famous is only 99 cents on Kindle April 18-25. 1. Also on sale in the UK. Enjoy!
If you like my short stories, I have two original stories published. "The Iris" is a dark paranormal romance originally published in the anthology Love in Bloom, and now on Amazon for only 99 cents. "Smitten with Kittens in the Desert" (also 99 cents on Kindle) is a contemporary romance and part of a shared world series with writers in Phoenix, Arizona.
Check out this lovely interview I did with author Sherri Hollister about our romance anthology, Love in Bloom. Fanfiction author Thyra10 also has a story in the book, and there's an interview with Thyra on the same blog the week before mine. My short story is "The Iris," a dark sexy vampire romance set in Hogback, the town I created for my books in Waller County. Enjoy!
In The Vampire of Waller County, Nathan Waller interferes with an evil scheme to create an army of vampires, putting everyone he loves in danger. Can he save sweet Holly McReady in time? Can he step up to be the hero of Waller County? Can he do it in wet pajamas and Big Foot slippers? Halloween in Hogback will never be the same, and neither will Nathan Waller.
Here's what Elvira, Mistress of the Dark said about The Vampire of Waller County on her Facebook page: "Perfect for Halloween! A quick, fun and spooky read by my 'Elvira, Mistress of the Dark' movie double/stand-in, Suki McMinn"
Mel C on Amazon gave it five stars and said, "Such a great start to this series! The prose is almost poetic, it is so beautiful. The story of sweet Nathan will hook you from the start. Can't wait for the next installment!"
The Vampire of Waller County is only 99 cents on Kindle May 7-14. 1. Also on sale in the UK. Enjoy!
Book Two, Christmas in Waller County, is out in time for the holidays.
Christmas in Waller County is only 99 cents on Kindle May 7-14. Also on sale in the UK. Enjoy!
In Drop Dead Gorgeous Derek Randall had a perfect life as an L.A. supermodel falling in love with Clara Devereux, his dream girl. But when he’s murdered and becomes a vampire, his world is turned upside down by his evil maker, Madeline. He struggles with his new existence, finds help from his nest of brothers, and goes to Clara. They renew their love and hatch a plan that will get him back in the modeling spotlight, but it’s a dangerous game, and as Madeline circles closer, Derek has to choose: his life or Clara’s.
Here's what Ysar at Fic Central had to say about Drop Dead Gorgeous: "There’s love, lust, angst, danger, and heartbreaking sacrifice amidst Los Angeles modeling scene, and it makes for an incredibly fun ride!"
DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is only 99 cents on Kindle May 17-24. Also on sale in the UK. Enjoy!
Most of my fanfiction is based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries. I love to both read and write about Charlaine Harris’s wonderful characters. I have been fortunate and humbled that I and many of my stories have been contest winners and awards nominees in the SVM fandom.
I also have two stories based on The Hunger Games. Everdeen is a multi-chapter, a new ending for the series, and is nominated for a Galeniss Award.
Gale is from his POV, also multi-chapter, and also nominated for a Galeniss Award.
As you can see, I have a lot of stories, so I’ll try and sort them out for you and guide you to what might suit you the best.
For my SVM readers, if you like vampire Eric, here are my vamp stories:
Drained (nominated for three You Want Blood Awards) is my most popular multi chapter story. It’s a dark drama that opens in Book 1 and sends Sookie to Eric for help once she’s made a frightening discovery.
My second most popular vamp story is actually a series of multi chapter stories, and the first ones I wrote. Read them in this order: Thoughts in the Night, Taking Action, Eric’s Story, One Year Later, Pam’s Take on Things, Back to Normal, and Payback. (Dear Diary in a one-shot follow up to the series.) This series picks up where Book 8 left us, but Sookie and Eric embark on a different relationship that leads them through many adventures. The banner for Taking Action is by s. meadows
A Different Turn of Events, Sookie is Stunning, and The Rhodes Less Traveled is a trilogy of multi chapter vamp fics that finds Sookie hasn’t survived Debbie Pelt’s bullet and she is turned by you-know-who.
Over the Moon (nominated for two You Want Blood Awards) and Under the Stars are to be read together. Sookie is a telepathic reporter who meets a mysterious and sexy vampire before they’re out of the coffin.
Stolen Beauty finds Eric the victim of a body thief. It’s a drama, but has a sprinkling of comedy as well.
Back to the Future Again (a Giggle/Snort Award nominee) and Back to the Past are companion fics that parody Back to the Future. One’s funny; one’s more dramatic.
Sookie Stackhouse’s Facebook Feed (a You Want Blood Award nominee) is a look at Sookie’s Facebook pages: funny.
Coda This! (a You Want Blood Award nominee) is a parody of After Dead, Charlaine Harris's coda: funny.
I have a bunch of vamp one-shots:
Samhain (second place contest winner) finds Sookie in Italy and Ireland and guess who she finds. Banner by Zigster
Take Me (second place contest winner) follows Eric from England to Kenya in the 1920s and guess who he finds. Banner by Zigster
Taken (second place contest winner) is its sequel. This time, we hear from Sookie and she solves a real murder in 1941. Banner by BlackDeadOrchids.
Let’s Talk About Sex is a Giggle/Snort Award nominee, my most popular one-shot, a Weekly One-Shot Challenge story, and is funny.
Dances with Werewolves is a parody of Dances with Wolves: funny.
Seven Again is a parody of Seven: funny.
First Blood, Kinda Sorta (tied for first place contest winner) is a parody of Cliffhanger: funny. Banner by sapfirerose
Nobody’s Fool (second place contest winner) finds Sookie facing a changed Eric: funny. Banner by peppermintyrose
All in a Day is a parody of Dead Reckoning: funny.
A Guy with Skills is a funny Weekly One-Shot Challenge story. Sookie and Eric crash on a deserted island just like in Seven Days and Seven Nights.
In the Eye of the Beholder is a funny look at what one possible reality for our vamps might be.
Happy Birthday is a short funny one-shot written for a collection of birthday fics.
Shertacomm is a short funny one-shot written for a collection of get-well fics.
A New Day is a Valentine’s Day fic.
Forgiveness is a dark Weekly One-Shot Challenge story with a multiple choice ending.
Taking Flight is a dark Weekly One-Shot Challenge story with a sequel, Sookie’s Turn—also very dark.
Sweet Dreams is a Weekly One-Shot Challenge story that takes a dark peek into Eric’s head.
A Different Path was written for the Support Stacie Auction where Kitchycoo won me. It’s a dark look at Sookie’s glimpse into the future. Banner by s. meadows
The Auction is a funny one-shot written for the women who bid on me at The Support Stacie Auction.
The Contest is its funny sequel written to pimp the Home Sweet Home Contest that I hosted with the lovely Thyra10.
The Exchange is its funny sequel written to thank the hosts of Sookie's Secret Santa fic exchange.
Reservations and No Reservations are companion stories that follow Sookie to New York. Guess who else follows her.
In Youthful Arms (a You Want Blood Award nominee) is an Octavia/Barry story written for the TwoWrongsMakeaRight Challenge.
Portia is a Portia/Tray story also written for the TwoWrongsMakeaRight Challenge.
Suki's Weekly Hans von Hozel Collection houses all my one-shots written for The Weekly Hans von Hozel Challenge. Silly.
Sleepless in Shreveport was written for the 2011 Sookie's Secret Santa fic exchange. It's a sweet romantic homage to Sleepless in Seattle.
You've Got Dead Mail was written for the same fic exchange, but in 2013, and it's a sweet homage to You've Got Mail.
Dark Fic is a silly Weekly One Shot Challenge story about warning labels.
Sookie's Super-duper Happy Ending is a funny one-shot that tied for first place in the Sookie's Happily Ever After Contest.
And now, if you like a human Eric …
Hair and Makeup is my most popular multi-chapter human story and was nominated for two Lemon Tart Awards and a You Want Blood Award. Sookie is a makeup artist and Eric is a movie star in Los Angeles. Banner by Kitchycoo
Runway is a close second in popularity and features Eric as a supermodel and Sookie as an L.A. based agent. Banners by mystic-notions and dancinchick32
Universal—also set in Los Angeles—has a show director Eric and a waitress/wardrobe assistant Sookie.
I also have a popular human series that should be read in this order: Love Isn’t Easy, Love In L.A., More Love In L.A., Love Still Isn’t Easy, and Love Is Hard. Eric and Sookie meet in college and we follow them out to Los Angeles for trials and tribulations.
A World Away is a multi chapter drama set in World War II, nominated for a Lemon Tart Award, a Fangie, and a You Want Blood Award. Eric is a pilot and Sookie is a nurse.
And now for my human one-shots:
Blue Jean (promo for I Write the Songs contest) finds Sookie in L.A. in 1984 working on a Bowie video as a wardrobe assistant. Yes, Eric's there too. Banner by Dazedrose.
Chihuahua Mountain parodies Brokeback Mountain: funny.
Gone with the Passing Wind parodies Gone with the Wind: funny.
The Butterflies parodies The Birds: funny.
Dead Boys and Beyond Dead Boys are companions that tell a dark part of the SVM story through human eyes.
Through the Doors of Fate sends Sookie to Romania to find someone special—you’ll never guess who.
And Hopeful is my very first fanfic (and a very lonely one) based on the movie Eastern Promises.
Hopefully, I’ve helped steer you through my little library so you can find what you want whether it be vamp or human, funny or dramatic, long or short. I hope you enjoy them!
I’d like to also mention that I host The Weekly One-Shot Challenge every week. Please check it out and write us a fic based on the challenges there. It’s a great way to get your feet wet if you’re a new writer or just get your juices flowing if you’re a veteran. There is no longer a deadline, so feel free to peruse all the past challenges for ideas. Just mention which week and year you’ve chosen. Here’s the link to the thread: http://forum.fanfiction.net/topic/55534/12658168/1/
I'm also happy to say that I'm one of the hosts of The Weekly Hans von Hozel Challenge as well. I hope you'll check it out. It's silly fun.
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