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The Vampire of Waller County by Suki McMinn
Series: Hogback #1
on July 10, 2018
What if a single injection could turn humans into vampires? And what if that drug fell into the hands of a devious man bent on creating his own army of monsters?
Dr. Jim Samuels sets his sights on the sleepy town of Hogback, North Carolina, tucked into the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He’s counting on finding the kind of simple-minded fools he needs to execute his plan, but he’s dead wrong.
When Nathan Waller interferes with the doctor’s evil scheme, he puts everyone he loves in danger. Can he save sweet Holly McReady in time? Can he step up to be the hero of Waller County? Can he do it in wet pajamas and Big Foot slippers?
Halloween in Hogback will never be the same, and neither will Nathan Waller.
I am friends with the author and am always excited to read her works. I’m also friendly with the editor. I met both of them through the world of fan-fiction, years ago.
Our main character, Nathan Waller, is the most developed character. He is out of high school, a new adult. As most people this age, he is still finding out about himself and building his life. The story is set in a small town in North Carolina. I’m comfortable with the world, as I now live in North Carolina and grew up in a small, rural community so it seems realistic to me.
This is a very short novella. The character and his style remind me a bit of Fred, the Vampire Accountant by Drew Hayes. I love that series. I won’t spoil the details but this was a fun read, which could easily have been longer. I’m glad to see there is more story planned. The Vampire of Waller County feels like a prequel which sets up the series.
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