Friday, April 9, 2010
Dollar Bin Horror Spotlight - Bite Club (Book Review)
Welcome to West Hollywood. The Creative City. Liberal and welcoming. Free from discrimination and hatred. A safe place to live if you’re gay. But West Hollywood isn’t safe anymore... Someone in town has a macabre passion for beautiful young men. Healthy, gym-toned male bodies keep turning up, tortured, drained of blood, missing parts and quite, quite dead. Someone is using the Creative City as a canvas of gruesome, sadistic creativity. Someone is using West Hollywood as a warped psychotic playground. Someone... or some thing. WeHo City Coroner Becky O’Brien is helpless to stop the accumulation of gym-toned corpses. At the end of her investigative rope, Becky calls upon the aid of an old college friend, Christopher Driscoll, who is an expert on serial killers. Rushing to her aid, Chris arrives in WeHo with his quirky boyfriend Troy in tow. Prowling the dark alleys and cruisy bars of WeHo in search of the psychotic fiend, the trio soon realizes that something possibly not human has taken up residence in Boys' Town--something with an insatiable hunger for the flesh and blood of hot young men. Following the trail of mangled corpses, Becky has another realization -- nothing is what it seems. Even her old friend Chris has secrets...dark secrets. Accompanied by the compulsively orderly Sheriff’s Captain, Clive Anderson, and West Hollywood’s irritable and outrageous octogenarian City Manager, Pamela Burman, Becky soon discovers the ominous truth behind the creature stalking West Hollywood’s pristine streets.
In one word, amazing. This book is filled with everything you want in a great vampire novel; mystery, horror, lust, blood, sex, and most importantly, vampires! The first chapter, which you can read online for free at http://www.wehovampire.com/, grabs you, doesn't let you go, and let's you know just what kinda ride your in for. The character of Becky O’Brien is, I swear to god, my twin. Her affection for sweets, her wishing for love although surrounded by gay men, even her mannerisms...If I hadn't known better, I would have thought I was written into the book! All the characters are well developed and you either love em or hate em. The story itself is well written, easy to read, and believe me, once you start, you don't wanna stop! But let me warn you now, this ain't no Twilight bullshit, so if that's the kind of vamps you like, stop reading this now. This is a hot book with scenes of bloody violence and hot gay sex that will make everyone who reads it a bit flustered. No, it's not like those "urban novels" that are just straight up porn in words, this book is written very well and tastefully and but can still make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as you read more and more. This is a book I would read again and again and tell all my friends about. This is what a vampire book should be, so if your interested in getting away from all the Twatlight bullshit going around these days, check out Bite Club!