We are closing Women in Horror Month with the powerful voice of V. Castro. The book trailer for her novel, “Maria The Wanted and The Legacy of The Keepers,” premiered earlier this month. First, a blurb to tempt you:

Maria is from Juarez, but she is no victim. She makes the decision to leave Juarez for the United States while expecting her first child. Her inspiration for this move is Selena Quintanilla and the concert she attended as a gift. It was not meant to be. Her maquiladora is attacked during the night shift and she is the sole survivor.  

Maria becomes a vampire enforcer of blood justice.

Doesn’t that sound delicious? Check out the book trailer to make you want even more:

V. Castro is a Mexican American woman who writes horror, sci-Fi, and erotica. She believes in living life fully and her website lists her many joys. My favorite for WiHM, which sets out to empower and celebrate woman-identified writers, is her love of watching horror with her sisters and drinking wine whenever possible.

The Midnight Society has some die-hard music fans, and V. Castro is one, too. She’s imbued Maria with this, having her dance around her room to Selena, dreaming of what life could bring.

I first discovered V. Casto on Twitter, where she not only talks about her own writing, but elevates the works of other writers, especially people of color (PoC) and independent authors. She is a supportive voice in the horror community online and through her website, where she provides reading lists of Horror by PoC, Non-Horror by PoC, and Horror by Women and Indie Horror Authors.

“Maria The Wanted and the Legacy of The Keepers” is out now and available in paperback and e-book. It’s just the first in The Keeper Series, so there is the promise of more badass adventures coming.