Alice Johnson is just an everyday, ordinary twi hard on her way to a vampire fiction convention. But soon she finds herself caught in a love triangle that will change her life forever.
Twi Hard is a love letter to vampire fiction fans everywhere, setting up the Twin Fang Saga to come.
Lacy Maran & Kevin Michael are the writers of Twi Harder, The New Wizard Of Oz, Cupid's Dating Disasters, Wacky Whisker Wisdom, Zombies Eat Lawyers, Banned, and Undead Reckoning.
Team Vamp or Team Wolf? The brooding hunk that made your heart skip a beat, or the shirtless best friend aspiring to be more? Two extraordinary men fighting over one ordinary girl. Some people didn't understand allure of the Twin Fang Saga. But for Twi Hards, the only question that mattered was which side you were on. Sometimes falling in love was a hairy situation, other times it just bit. But the decision wasn't to be taken lightly. At least not by Alice Johnson.
Alice had read all the books. She'd seen all the movies. And she had the bumper stickers and fangtastic t-shirts to show her Twi pride. She had even dabbled in a little fan fiction from time to time--putting herself in Ella's place, of course. But wishing and dreaming you were Ella was one thing. Actually having to pick between Vamp or Wolf was another.
And yet there Alice stood in Convention Hall H having to make just that decision. She'd come to San Diego for the Mother of all Twi Hard conventions, but she'd be leaving with a hunk on her arm that would make all the other girls smolder with jealousy. The question was, which hunk?
Alice had started the convention off far more inauspiciously. With just a ticket and a dream as a matter of fact. Ali had driven three hundred miles to be among the fanged faithful to be the first to see the new Breaking Down trailer. But it was more than just bragging rights. The convention was one of a kind. A chance to share her fandom with people that actually understood her fervor instead of condemning it.
Unlike Ali's family and even some of her friends, the convention goers had Twi hard bumper stickers, Team Vamp t-shirts, and an insatiable appetite for anything Twi related. Meanwhile at home, Ali had a grown brother that had plenty of energy to twiddle away on Fantasy Football, but balked at the thought of fantasy fiction. Ali's parents worried that if she'd take her head out of vampire books every once in a while, maybe a real boy would sink his teeth into her. And as a newly minted High School Graduate, most of Ali's summer job coworkers were busy scaring up the next round of adult beverages while chastising Alice for reading little kid books.
Alice got tired of people asking why she cared so much about vampires. But those people just didn't understand. What girl wouldn't love to have her pick of two dreamy guys? Who wouldn't want to be loved, desired, and fought over? Besides, vampires were the ultimate bad boys. Not to mention the fact that all the Twi Hard swooning wasn't over some coked up super model or walking eating disorder. No, the guys in Twi Hard series had their eyes on one simple, every day, ordinary girl. Someone just like Alice.
But although some Twi Hards turned to the books for an escape, Alice felt a special affinity with Ella. Alice had also traded sunny skies for the overcast forecast of a new town. She also had trouble making new friends. And her Dad was more of a stranger to her than a Father Figure.
But being a Twi Hard was about more than just sharing an affinity for the books characters. It was about sharing an affinity with the fans that loved the books. And some of them were pretty wild characters themselves. If the Twi Hard kingdom was a family the Soccer Moms that turned their mini vans into rolling shrines were like the black sheep Aunts got a little loose with the gin and tonics during family reunions.
And for Twi Hards, there was no greater reunion than a convention. Hall H had welcome Alice with open arms immediately upon arrival. And Alice sunk her teeth into the festivities fang first. She'd raided the merchandise booth like a vampire at a blood bank, got autographs for a few of the movies supporting characters, and even swung by the Twi Hard Trivia panel. But that was all just a piddly appetizer compared to the main course. The trailer for Breaking Down wasn't just a movie preview. It was the end of an era. There would be no more books to follow. No movies. Just unrequited yearning for more fanged content.