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Pete, Drinker of Blood [Kindle Edition]

Scott S. Phillips
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Hollywood resident Pete Tyler is used to wanting what he shouldn't have — human blood — and what he can't have — a juicy cheeseburger, or the gorgeous Angie who serves those burgers down at the Starbucket on the Sunset Strip. He’s become comfortable with the lonely but predictable way he's survived since he died in 1973, when vampire lord Carson Fitzgerald turned him. Now, however, Fitzgerald has returned to Los Angeles, and is demanding his children tend to his needs in a rather unpleasant way.

To get the girl and remain unliving, Pete’s gonna have to take the fight to Fitzgerald by joining forces with the prissy Hollywood vampires who have always annoyed the hell out of him  — and that's when the sh*t is gonna hit the fangs!

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About the Author

SCOTT S. PHILLIPS has written in almost every capacity imaginable: films, TV, comic books and even dialogue for talking dolls. He's the author of the short story collection TALES OF MISERY AND IMAGINATION, as well as the novels SQUIRREL EYES (and its spin-off stories of jack-of-all-trades Boone Butters) and FRIDAY THE 13th: CHURCH OF THE DIVINE PSYCHOPATH. His film reviews have been collected in the aptly titled UNSAFE ON ANY SCREEN. Scott is also the co-editor (with Robert E. Vardeman) of the anthology A CAREER GUIDE TO YOUR JOB IN HELL, and has a story in that collection. For Bluewater Comics, he wrote SINBAD, ROGUE OF MARS and DIRK BENEDICT IN THE 25th CENTURY. Scott has worked in many capacities in the movie industry, including writing and directing the low-budget films GIMME SKELTER and THE STINK OF FLESH. He wrote the screenplay for the cult action flick DRIVE (1997) and several episodes of the CW Network’s KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT. He has worked in sound editing, make-up FX, cheeseburger-fetching and even marched around the New Mexico hills in the classic flick RED DAWN. Perhaps most importantly, he once performed as stand-in for the legendary Lemmy in a Motorhead video.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1698 KB
  • Print Length: 238 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Penultimate Ditch Efforts (October 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009MRXLOY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,016,190 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic & Fun Romp Into The Vampire Realm February 24, 2013
Format:Paperback
The characters are well drawn and the story engaging...you'll love Pete, a reluctant creature of the night, who haplessly falls for a very human barmaid....Pete doesn't really fit into the norm, pretty much rejected by his vampire peers because he lives off goat's blood, he can't eat human food, he is constantly berated and attacked by an elderly neighbor in his complex who suspects he is a foul creature of the night and now his sire returns with an unearthly ultimatum that would endanger his vampire cohorts, himself and even his newly found love interest...what's a poor down and out vampire to do?? Great pacing and hysterical conversations, make this a fun read, I laughed out loud a few times...I thoroughly enjoyed this satirical mix of horror and crazy humor, if this had only been made into a movie it would be a great companion to "Shaun of the Dead" I highly recommend! Can't wait to read even more by this talented author....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vampires and humor, I LIKE IT! February 13, 2013
Format:Paperback
It's nice change to have some humor in a topic that is typically all gloom and doom. I literally laughed out loud quite a few times while reading this book! The worst thing for me is this whole idea of a series...I'm a "results now" kind of person and it kills me that I couldn't keep turning the pages to find out what happened to Pete after the big showdown! Was a good, fast read!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Meet Pete October 23, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Meet Pete. I think You'll like him.
He's just a regular guy. Blue collar. A little bit chunky. Works the night shift. Has a bachelor apartment. Has trouble talking to the ladies. Well, except for maybe this one smokin' hot bartendress, who seems to like him back.
Only the thing is, he's also a vampire...
And now, his Master and maker is back in town and has a really big problem and that problem is going to really put the bite on his "children."
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Funny Vampire Story July 22, 2014
By Becky
Format:Kindle Edition
Four and a half stars.

Pete is about the sorriest excuse for a vampire that ever existed, and I adore him for it. He's got a boring job, bad hair, and bit of a gut. He's a regular guy, but undead. It was absolute fun following him around L.A.

Speaking of L.A., Phillips brought the whole Hollywood scene to life, from the crowds on Hollywood Blvd to the aspiring screenwriters. The mention of Frank's Chicken and Waffles, Fatburger, and In-N-Out Burger made me want to hop in the car and take a road trip to California.

The novel is filled with wry humor and plenty of 70's references. And though the story wraps up the loose ends neatly, there's also the hint that there's more to come. I, for one, can't wait to find out what happens to Pete next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely surprise! April 15, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
For some reason I had the impression that this was a horror book, so it took me awhile to get reading it. Although I admit when I was a teenager, horror was actually my favorite genre. Once I picked it up, I pretty much kept on going. It wasn’t horror at all. No, this is a book about a regular guy who one night followed a girl into the desert and came back a vampire.“

It kind of reminds me of Joe Vampire by Steve Luna, which I am a huge fan of, but different. For one, Pete here has been a vampire for a while when we first meet him. His penchant for tunes from the 70s gives you an idea from what era he was last alive. He’s a pudgy, blue-collar worker, who is most comfortable in holey t-shirts and jeans than the goth style of dress other vampires like to wear.

Instead of people, Pete has found that goats work for food, while romance has been pretty much out of the question until he meets Angie, a cute waitress at the dive bar he often frequents. When she agrees to go on a date with him, it seems like his undead life is looking up, but then his vampire sire Carson Fitzgerald returns.

This was a relatively quick read, not only because it was shorter, but because it was fun. Pete is a likeable, regular kind of guy who is an outcast to his own species. We soon find out that despite his lack of in-crowd desirability, he’s actually quite cooler than most of the other vampires who only found coolness through their undead status.

Pete, Drinker of Blood was a lovely surprise. I think Phillips should expound on this book and create a series. I can see many more adventures for Pete and his newfound goth vampire friends.
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More About the Author

Scott S. Phillips has written in almost every capacity imaginable: films, TV, books, comics and even dialogue for talking dolls. His most recent book is PETE, DRINKER OF BLOOD. He also wrote the novels SQUIRREL EYES and FRIDAY THE 13TH: CHURCH OF THE DIVINE PSYCHOPATH, and the short story collection TALES OF MISERY AND IMAGINATION. Scott wrote the screenplay for the cult action flick DRIVE (1997), and 12 episodes of the CW Network's KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT. Perhaps most importantly, he once performed as stand-in for the legendary Lemmy in a Motorhead video.


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Is this part of a series?
Quick answer: Yes. Right now I'm working on the first book in a new Urban Fantasy series, but I've got plans for at least one more book featuring Pete, and possibly some spin-off short stories as well.
Nov 30, 2012 by Scott Phillips |  See all 2 posts
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