Life as a Teenage Vampire
Genre: YA M/M Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: 10/3/16
Number of pages: 300
Cover Artist: Alexandra Ishchenko
Emery Mavus just wants to survive his senior year of high school.
Becoming a vampire complicates things. So does a bizarre mentor, a group of vampire hunters, and an unexpected, new attraction for his openly gay best friend, Connor.
An occasional uncontrollable hunger for blood might be the least of his worries.
I made to push
him away, but in that same moment, the fear
that had crept under my skin
feeling like it might burst out my pores,
lessened. Everything about Mr.
Leonard seemed different. He didn’t move.
His expression didn’t change. It was
the air around him, the atoms buzzing,
something intangible that shifted. His
eyes were mesmerizing, and as I returned his
stare, all the anxiety in my stomach
washed away. I felt warm, but not uncomfortably
so, more like I was snuggling
up for an afternoon nap.
My hand dropped.
“I am so sorry,
Emery. I have no other choice.”
I didn’t see him
move. He was there, standing in front of me,
and then he wasn’t. Instead, the
curve of his shoulder was in front of my face, and a
sharp pain in my neck tore
the air from my lungs, like he’d struck me with a
knife or a needle. But the
pain faded almost instantly, and the tight
pressure felt almost soothing.
I sagged against
the wall, seeing only the dark blue of Mr.
Leonard’s shoulder, the hazy
background of the sofa and fireplace fading in
color until there was nothing
but calming darkness.
About the Author:
Amanda has a Bachelor of Arts in a personally designed major from St. Olaf College in Creative Writing, and has been posting content online for many years, including maintaining the blog for the digital marketing company Outsell. She spent a summer writing screenplay script coverages for a company in L.A., and is an avid consumer of fiction through film, prose, and video games. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).