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My Roommate Is a Vampire (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Vampire Plus-One (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Jenna Levine
During the day, Jenna Levine works on increasing access to affordable housing in the American South. By night, she writes romance novels where some ridiculous things happen to beautiful people.

When Jenna is not busy writing she can typically be found starting knitting projects that she will not finish, crying over k-dramas, and spending time with her family and small army of cats.

Jenna Levine has always enjoyed writing. For as long as she can remember writing off-the-wall stories has been a solace and comfort during times of need. The global pandemic coincided with the perfect writing prompt, she figured it was time to see if her hobby could be something more. She spent her days working her job as a lawyer and her free time at a laptop weaving a tale that was inspired by Beth O’Leary’s novel “The Flatshare” and “What We Do In The Shadows” (FX’s vampiric mock-documentary series). The result was her debut novel “My Roommate Is a Vampire”, a fresh new voice in this ever expanding genre.

In these fandom spaces that she had spent a fair amount in, there was this writing prompt floating around about a human roommate living with a vampire. When she is stressed, sad, or just dealing with a lot, her brain will seek solace in the wacky or the quirky as an escape. She thought it’d be fun to have a roommate/vampire situation which matches the tone of “What We Do In The Shadows” instead of something more gory.

In “The Flatshare”, a lot of the romance between the two lead characters develops over this series of Post-It notes. This book is a combination of elements from these three different ideas. Jenna wrote it just because she wanted to see if she could it. She was never expecting such an outcome.

Jenna wishes she could say she woke up every day at six o’clock, had breakfast, and then from nine til noon she wrote, but it wasn’t nearly as organized as she wishes it could’ve been. She believes that is largely due to the creative muse cannot be tapped into during set times. She tried to set up a schedule for herself since she also has a very different job which takes up a bunch of her time. But it just did not work out that way. Basically the steps that she took were she wrote it. Then rewrote it. She tried putting herself on a schedule, which didn’t work. Then she cried. Which helped more. Then it just sorta got done. She handed it off to her editor, who had a lot of feedback for Jenna. She then incorporated that feedback.

The pandemic really helped her become an author because for the first six months she was at home after her family relocated. With that said, she has always wanted to be an author, it was always in the back of her mind as being something she wanted pursue. The pandemic helped her pursue it and see if it would actually work out for her.

For this first novel, she did not really cut too much out of it. She rewrote a lot of it, but nothing much was really removed. For the second novel, she probably deleted as much as she wrote for it.

“My Roommate Is A Vampire” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2023. True love is at stake in this charming romantic comedy debut novel.

Cassie Greenberg loves being an artist, however it is a tough way for her to make a living. Close to eviction, she is desperate when she finds this too-good-to-be-true apartment in a gorgeous Chicago neighborhood. She knows that there has to be some sort of catch, only somebody with a secret to hide would rent a room out for such a price.

Obviously, Frederick J. Fitzwilliam (her new roommate) is far from normal. The guy sleeps all day, goes out all night on business, and talks just like he walked out of some Regency romance novel. He also leaves these heartmelting notes around the apartment for Cassie, he cares about her art, and asks her about her day. And he does not look half bad shirtless, on the odd occasions that they are both home and awake. However when she finds bags of blood in the refrigerator which definitely were not there earlier, it is time for Frederick to come clean.

Her sexy new roommate is a vampire. And he has this proposition for her.

“My Vampire Plus-One” is the second stand alone novel and was released in 2024. Amelia Collins has grown tired of all the constant questions about her non-existent dating life, so she decides to get everybody off of her back once and for all by inviting the absolute worst person she can find to pose as her date to a family wedding: Reginald Cleaves.

Reginald is an extremely handsome man (which isn’t in his favor for Amelia’s purposes), however he is also infuriatingly arrogant, rude, and wears a riot of clashing clothes which make him look like he got dressed in a skip. All factors in the plus column.

The date goes well: everybody at the wedding (and that includes Amelia) is horrified by Reginald and all of his actions. These include: starting up a breakdancing routine on the dance floor, crashing the bar, and encouraging the children to play frisbee with the fine china that is being used for dinner. It truly is a shame that he is so attractive.

Reginald, after the evening is over, admits to Amelia that he is a vampire, which does not frighten her the way that he had been expecting. In fact, she asks him if he’d be willing to accompany her to a few more events over the course of the summer in order to help her further her goals of getting everybody to just leave her alone. However there is a fine line between love and hate, and the very last thing that either one of them was expecting is that there may be a growing spark between the two of them.

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One Response to “Jenna Levine”

  1. Gail Neuenfeld: 3 months ago

    I loved ‘My roommate is a vampire’. Would love to see a continuation of the Cassie/Frederick story. Thank you.

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