Would you give up donuts…for blood?
Fat, balding accountant Victor Thetherson hoped becoming a vampire would turn his life around. But Victor can’t stomach confrontation and gets queasy at the sight of blood. Instead he gets it from the blood bank, diluted in bloody Bloody Marys. The result: a vampire who doesn’t bite, and a man who gets no respect.
Victor’s slacking staff mockingly calls him Vampire Vic. Victor’s boss amuses his wife by intimidating Victor on video. His ex makes him stay out late while she entertains boyfriends in the house she insists they continue to share. One night it finally boils over, and Victor bites someone. And then another…and very soon, he’s no longer visiting the blood bank.
Muscle replaces fat, and his comb-forward widow’s peak takes root. Victor basks in newfound attention and respect, at the office and at home. But real vampires get hunted, and as the transformation reaches the tipping point, Victor must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice for the power of the vampire.
Praise for Vampire Vic“The writing in Vampire Vic is lively, smooth, and commercial. Vic is an extremely sympathetic protagonist, and his struggle to unleash his true vampiric potential and assert himself is a struggle that a lot of readers can relate to- who doesn’t want to put one over on an annoying boss or employee? There is a great voice to the writing, as well, and Vic’s internal emotional arc is well-developed. The narrative tension is great, and the reader really roots for Vic, even as his situation grows exceedingly dire as the consequences of asserting himself start to be made clear. The supporting cast of characters around Vic are great to read, too, especially his poisonous ex-wife. Towards the beginning of the book the portrait we get of Vic is a bit too skewed towards the sad-sack end of things, his self-esteem is so low that it’s a bit hard to read about someone who doesn’t appreciate himself at all, and it doesn’t help that the first part of the book is mostly people being horrible to him! But as the story picked up and Vic finally asserted his vampiric urges this character development really came through. All in all this was a great read.”
– Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards (Evaluation score: 24 out of 25 points)