I came up for the idea for the Dead in the City series when I was walking through Times Square very late one night. A group of unusual but beautiful women strolled past me and, to be honest, they looked like they could have been vampires. Nobody even looked twice at them. These ladies blended in with the dark gritty city easily and it occurred to me that if vampires were real, Manhattan would be the perfect place for them to fit right in.
I’ve lived just outside of NYC for my entire life and, I’m not going to lie, I think it’s one badass city. But like all things in the world, it certainly isn’t perfect. In my humble opinion, here’s the good, the bad, and the fabulous of New York City.
The Good—Culinary delights: In a city comprised of millions of people from all walks of life, you are going to find a plethora of culinary options. NYC is a gateway to the international community and you can find literally any kind of food you want. Indian, African, Mexican, Asian Fusion, Chinese, Bulgarian, Somalian. A good old hamburger. Dude. Anything. Your taste buds will never be bored on Manhattan Island.
The Bad—It’s packed: If you like a solitary existence with few people, then don’t go to NYC. It’s wall-to-wall people on a regular day and during the holidays it’s far worse. It’s crowded everywhere. The streets, sidewalks, buses, subways, stores, restaurants, elevators, and the bathrooms are simply crammed full of bodies. If you have issues with crowds, then avoid NYC during any kind of tourist season.
The Fabulous—It never closes: No matter what day it is or what time it is, the city is continuously buzzing. There is always something to do or see. You simply cannot be bored. Theater? Yes. Movies? Yes. Museums? Yes. Restaurants? Yes. Bars? Yes. Parks? Yes. Libraries? Yes. The best part is that many of them are open day and night. If one closes…then another opens. They call it the city that never sleeps for a reason!
Have you ever been to NYC? If not, do you want to visit?
Sara Humphreys is the award-winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, Untamed, won two PRISM awards: Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me. She loves writing hot heroes and heroines with moxie, but above all, Sara adores a satisfying happily-ever-after. She lives in New York with Mr. H., their four amazing sons, and two adorable pups. When she’s not writing or hanging out with the men in her life, she can be found working out with Shaun T in her living room or chatting with readers on Facebook. For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit SaraHumphreys.com.