What others are saying…

Posted on 11/22/10 3 Comments

“At last, a fresh, haunting, and unforgettable vampire story for everyone who eats. The Vampire and The Vegan will make you think twice before your next bite.”

— Tracye McQuirter, MPH, Author of By Any Greens Necessary: A Revolutionary Guide for Black Women Who Want to Eat Great, Get Healthy, Lose Weight, and Look Phat

The Vampire and The Vegan is a story you can really sink your teeth into! But beyond the engaging and beautifully written tale is a thought-provoking subtext that could change your life!”

— Neal Barnard, President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

“Read this steamy, necromantic tale and believe the ‘true story’ of those at the very apex of the food chain – vampires – and the rest of us mere mortals who behave similarly. Merlene Vassall may fundamentally be changing the vampire genre by employing the essence of the vegan message in a clever and subtle way. Your food will not appear the same.”

— Saurabh Dalal, President of the Vegetarian Society of DC

The Vampire and The Vegan is a great read. Merlene Alicia Vassall draws us into the darker side of human nature while cleverly showing us a more compassionate way of living.”

— Jonathan Balcombe, Author of Second Nature and Pleasurable Kingdom


  1. John Rowles says:
    Monday, May 2, 2011 at 6:27pm

    The Vampire and the Vegan allows all readers to fall into a world that has not been thought of in the past. The fact that the vampire, Pearl, can visualize the animal slaughter while feeding was a place I was not expecting to go. I’m glad I did because it gave me a different take on my diet and on how vampires are viewed in literature. Her relationship with Salaam blossoms throughout the book and Salaam’s sensibilities are well played through the author. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a different take on what they already have read about vampires. This book is well written with excellent character development and the story keeps the reader involved to the last page. I look forward to the rest of the series.


  2. Minnedore Green says:
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 6:40am

    I enjoyed reading The Vampire and the Vegan. I learned as well about why a vampire must be selective in picking its prey.
    It is was a fast and fun read.

    I am not a vegan nor a vampire!!!


  3. Ibrahim Gassama says:
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 3:23pm

    I enjoyed this book immensely. It was absorbing, thought-provoking, mature, titillating with a wry sense of humor. It is fundamentally optimistic about the human condition. Sardonic in places. Good style. Merlene Vassall might single-handedly stop one-night stands.


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