I have had an idea for a book rattling around in my head for a long time. It's not an alternate history style book, but a "secret history" style story.
Zombies, werewolves and vampires seem to always be at one point or another in the horror spotlight. Those stories always seem to the creatures in the spotlight and everyone is aware of them as the movie builds to the climax. Back in 2003, I started thinking about how sightings and encounters could be covered up and hidden from the general public. Allowing movies to be made would help convince the masses that the creatures are mere superstition. Now, with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter set to have a major studio release, I thought it was about time to kick the writing into gear, since there is a market for this kind of storytelling.
Through several time periods and historical events, we would learn how these creatures have skirted notice, influenced everyday life and who the people are that fight and risk their lives to keep them a secret.
War, politics, religion, disease, fact and fiction will all be explored along with ancient and modern historical events mixed in.
Would you read this book?