“Melissa is a street kid who believes she’s a vampire. As she cruises and feeds among the low lifes of a decaying city, she encounters hookers, drug dealers, homeless people, perverts, predators, musicians, artists and social workers, all of them just trying to get by. Meanwhile, trio of young serial killers are cruising for fun. And elsewhere, a black lab has been exposed and secret investigators are on the trail. Melissa tries to cope with her new nature by setting limits and moral standards, but as she progresses, she crosses line after line. Eventually, her journey leads her back to the secret laboratory, and the revelation that she’s not a vampire, but something worse….”
Bloodsucker is my first novel, way way back. Not much to say… I’d been writing short stories for years. I had dozens of stories. The market for short stories was crap, and I figured that I’d developed enough as a writer to try something more ambitious. Simple as that.
Actually, there is more. When I moved out to Winnipeg to go to law school, it was my first time in an even semi-large city. I was far from home, and on a very limited income, I didn’t know anyone out here. Eventually, I ended up living downtown in the Exchange district in the middle of what turned out to be the red light district, in an old low end building, owned by a divorced entrepreneur and his sons.