I received an email this morning that contained the following words. I did verify that this was not a hoax but an email from a new publicity intern.
I’m from [major New York publisher]. I would like to spread the word on two of our new Vampire novels. The first is [name of Book 1], and the second one (that I just began to read) is [name of Book 2].
Vampire literature is my favorite reading genre, and I think your website is great for people like us, who are true fans of vampirism. However, as of late a lot the genre has been oversaturated with smut, than overall content.
I assure you these two new novels offers something innovated and exciting.
We’ll send free copies of the books if you’re interested.
For the record, we are not requesting the books because they don’t sound interesting to any of us, but it shows the danger of the mass emailed publicity inquiry. Because if the publicity intern had read the blog, she would know that we are all about the smutty vampire novels. The FiMD is spreading. Need more lolcats (although I read at Gawker or Wonkette that lolcats are so 2007).