Vampire Vic2: Morbius Reborn by Harris Gray – Book 2 in the VV Trilogy
Released September 2015!
Vampires. A Problem We Didn’t See Coming.
Vampires walk among us. Appraising our houses, policing our neighborhoods, crossing our borders. We understand there will be biting and an occasional conversion. These are small sacrifices for the sexy thrill.
We do worry about vampires popping up in positions of power. They are evolved, difficult to slay, not sexy. A backlash grows; but are we far too late?
Victor Thetherson is nearly cured. The treatment buries the charisma and confidence that only vampirism seems able to resurrect, and snuffs his rekindled love affair with ex-wife Barbara. Victor can’t trust himself as a vampire and doesn’t want to live with himself otherwise.
Eugene Foreman dispenses wisdom on his Sage Slayer site, offs vamps when convenient, and romances Amberly Thetherson. His sensei, the Civil War Soldier, begs Eugene to slay Victor before he realizes his deadly inheritance.
Victor versus Eugene, round two in an ancient war. With Morbius Reborn, our time at the top of the food chain is coming to an end.
Vampire Vic by Harris Gray – Book 1 in the VV Trilogy
An IndieReader Top 10 Pick!
Check out the redesigned cover, in honor of Book 2, coming May 2015! Original release: March 8, 2013 / CreateSpace
Would you give up donuts…for blood?
Fat, balding accountant Victor Thetherson hoped becoming a vampire would turn his life around. But Victor can’t stomach confrontation and gets queasy at the sight of blood. Instead he gets it from the blood bank, diluted in bloody Bloody Marys. The result: a vampire who doesn’t bite, and a man who gets no respect.
Victor’s slacking staff mockingly calls him Vampire Vic. Victor’s boss amuses his wife by intimidating Victor on video. His ex makes him stay out late while she entertains boyfriends in the house she insists they continue to share. One night it finally boils over, and Victor bites someone. And then another…and very soon, he’s no longer visiting the blood bank.
Muscle replaces fat, and his comb-forward widow’s peak takes root. Victor basks in newfound attention and respect, at the office and at home. But real vampires get hunted, and as the transformation reaches the tipping point, Victor must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice for the power of the vampire.
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“The writing in Vampire Vic is lively, smooth, and commercial. Vic is an extremely sympathetic protagonist, and his struggle to unleash his true vampiric potential and assert himself is a struggle that a lot of readers can relate to- who doesn’t want to put one over on an annoying boss or employee? There is a great voice to the writing, as well, and Vic’s internal emotional arc is well-developed. The narrative tension is great, and the reader really roots for Vic, even as his situation grows exceedingly dire as the consequences of asserting himself start to be made clear. The supporting cast of characters around Vic are great to read, too, especially his poisonous ex-wife. Towards the beginning of the book the portrait we get of Vic is a bit too skewed towards the sad-sack end of things, his self-esteem is so low that it’s a bit hard to read about someone who doesn’t appreciate himself at all, and it doesn’t help that the first part of the book is mostly people being horrible to him! But as the story picked up and Vic finally asserted his vampiric urges this character development really came through. All in all this was a great read.”
— Judge, Writer’s Digest 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards
(Evaluation score: 24 out of 25 points)
Here’s a couple minutes of Harris Gray face time, to tell you a little bit about Vampire Vic:
Vampire Vic even has its own book trailer, check it out:
Original Vampire Vic track from DJs Farallon and Emn8, “Drinkin’ Blood Ain’t Easy”. It’s all about the transformations….
Drinkin’ Blood Ain’t Easy (download) [audio https://harrisgray.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/farallon-emn8-drinkin-blood-aint-easy-original.mp3]
Vampire Vic Virtual Book Tour Schedule
Monday, May 6 – Book featured at Margay Leah Justice
Thursday, May 9 – Book featured at Review From Here
Monday, May 13 – Interviewed at Digital Journal
Wednesday, May 15 – Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Friday, May 17 – 1st Chapter Reveal at Book Him Danno
Tuesday, May 21 – 1st Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn
Thursday, May 23 – Guest blogging at Literarily Speaking
Monday, May 27 – Up Close and Personal at Between the Covers
Tuesday, May 28 – Book featured at Jody’s Book Reviews
Wednesday, May 29 – Interviewed at Literal Exposure
Friday, May 31 – Book featured at Plug Your Book
Monday, June 3 – Book featured at Parenting 2.0
Tuesday, June 4 – Book featured at Book Reviews by Dee
Wednesday, June 5 – First Chapter reveal at Sapphyria’s Book Reviews
Friday, June 7 – Book Featured at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Monday, June 10 – 1st Chapter Reveal at Literary Winner
Tuesday, June 11 – Character Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Wednesday, June 12 – Guest blogging at The Paperback Pursuer
Friday, June 14 – Interviewed at Review From Here
Tuesday, June 18 – Book featured at Naturally Kim B
Wednesday, June 19 – Book Featured at Miki’s Hope
Friday, June 21 – Guest blogging at My Book Addiction and More
Tuesday, June 25 – Book Featured at Moonlight, Lace, and Mayhem
Thursday, June 27 – Guest blogging at You Gotta Read
Tuesday, July 2 – Interviewed at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, July 3 – Interviewed at Broowaha
Thursday, July 4 – Guest blogging at A Little Bit of R & R
Friday, July 5 – Interviewed at The Top Shelf
Monday, July 8 – Interviewed at Janna Shay
Monday, July 8 – Book Featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner
Tuesday, July 9 – Guest blogging at Review From Here
Wednesday, July 10 – Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Friday, July 12 -Interviewed at Examiner
Monday, July 15 – 1st Chapter Reveal at CelticLady’s Reviews
Monday, July 15 – Book reviewed at The Top Shelf
Tuesday, July 16 – Book reviewed at My Cozie Corner
Wednesday, July 17 – Book reviewed at Inside BJ’s Head
Thursday, July 18 – Book featured at Beyond the Books
Friday, July 19 – Book featured at Cheryl’s Book Nook
Monday, July 22 – Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
Monday, July 22 – Book reviewed at Steph the Bookworm
Tuesday, July 23 – Book reviewed at Gina’s Library
Tuesday, July 23 – Book reviewed at Naturally Kim B
Wednesday, July 24 – Book reviewed at Mary’s Cup of Tea
Thursday, July 25 – Guest blogging at Darlene’s Book Nook
Friday, July 26 – Interviewed at From the TBR Pile