A gem of a book...essential reading if you are literate, and if you want the vampire genre to grow beyond stagnant velvet clad fops. --Shirlie Leighton for Bite Me Magazine
These are real people facing down a fantastical supernatural menace and that's what gets you. It's real. It's dirty. And, by the gods, it's bloody. No sparkles. --The Occult Detective
This well written novel effectively delivers both horror and low-key fantasy. Once you start reading the need to find out the fate of the characters will keep the pages turning late into the night. -- LoveVampires.com
From the Author
That said, I have sometimes strayed from the lone vamp as predator meme. In my Watchers series for instance, I have a whole army of kilted Highland vampires facing organised bands of slayers.
And in that same series I explored the idea of vampires being a product of an alchemical experiment gone wrong, one of the paths on the Great Journey that is not often taken.
But I rarely stray far. It's the blood-urge, the need for food, that inspires me to write about vampires, and I can't see that changing. Gothic lounging and moaning about your condition in life (or undeath) is all well and good, but it bores me to tears, both in fiction and on film, and I find myself shouting: Bite something for god's sake!