I’m delighted to host this seedy little horror by Zoe Markham.
It may be short but it’s got a lot of bite! Ha! See what I did there?
Blood Bank (Release Date: July 2017)
Benjamin is a programmer moonlighting as a security guard at Dystopia, a seedy club that caters to the down-and-outs, the desperate, the addicts. He’s been building his reputation, saving for a way out – but when he rescues a young woman from the nearby estate, he may just have stepped too far out of line…
Lucy is ordinary; a girl with a deadbeat boyfriend, a normal life and college studies. But when her world takes an odd twist, she starts to wonder about the people she’s meeting, the situations she’s in, the odd aversions and attacks happening around her. They’re just coincidences…aren’t they?
And Zack is in deep trouble. He’s losing his girlfriend, drowning in debt, and has dwindling job prospects – and that’s not the worst of it. His debt is to people who won’t ever forget it, and who want the things closest to Zack’s heart: his blood – and his life. In the heart of Swindon, an ancient order hides in plain sight, spreading their influence through the streets like a disease. But despite their widespread power they are catching up with the modern world: the vampires are going online, and the Order is about to become more powerful than even they would have dreamed…
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I really liked this one! I enjoy the author’s writing style very much. She reveals the real story a little bit at a time and it works as a great hook. And man what a story, it’s gritty, dark and very addicting. You will definitely read this in one sitting.
I thought the idea of vampires in-debting hapless, addicts as a way to collect blood was really original but I can’t say anymore because it will reveal too much. I also love that though the protagonist is a monster, he still holds on to his humanity, which more depth to the character. Actually, all of the characters have more going on than meets the eye, which is fantastic.
I really enjoyed this one and recommend it to horror lovers and vampire enthusiasts!
About the Author
Mild-mannered editor by day, puppet-master of broken souls by night.
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