Thursday, October 31, 2013
Coffin Hop: Jolie du Pre's Zxxtergins
In The M Series, author Jolie du Pre is focused on Zxxtergins, little-known monsters that roam the earth. They aren't vampires. They aren't werewolves. So what the heck are they?
1. Zxxtergins look human
Is your neighbor an Zxxtergin? These creatures look human and, generally, act human. However, Zxxtergins are definitely not a part of mankind. For one thing, human beings live up to about 100 years. An Zxxtergin's life span is 1,000 years.
2. An X loves the taste of blood
An Zxxtergin (or X for short) doesn't feed on burgers or salads or milkshakes or pasta. An X feeds on humans. Similar to vampires, they love the taste of blood, and, similar to vampires, they need it to survive. But it's not just blood that Zxxtergins have a passion for; they love human organs too - livers, kidneys, intestines and especially the heart. A human heart to an Zxxtergin is like chocolate to a human.
3. Zxxtergins have fangs and claws that emerge during killing and feeding
So if you're an X, and you capture a human (which isn't too hard to do, by the way), how do you get to the good stuff?
When an Zxxtergin is ready to kill, it gets extremely excited. As a result, its fangs and claws appear. (Fangs and claws are perfect for tearing a human body open.) After an X feeds, its fangs and claws retreat back into its body.
4. An X is produced in two ways
1) Similar to the legend of the vampire, an X can bite the neck of a human and turn that human into an Zxxtergin.
2) An X can mate with another X and have an Zxxtergin baby.
5. There's two sure ways an Zxxtergin dies
Zxxtergins die of old age at 1,000 years. Or if you want to kill one before that, shoot it in the head. (It doesn't have to be a "silver bullet.")
The first book in The M Series is LITRIA available on Amazon.
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