From the author of ‘Unicorn Western‘ comes a story of fangs and fast food…
When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn’t make fun of him, it’s just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a thousand-year-old vampire.
And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it’s just Reginald’s own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he’s become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to “heal” to his corpulent self for all of eternity.
As Reginald struggles with the downsides of being a fat vampire — too slow to catch people to feed on, mocked by those he tries to glamour, assaulted by his intended prey and left for undead — he discovers in himself rare powers that few vampires have… and just in time too, because the Vampire Council might just want his head for being an inferior representative of their race.
Fat Vampire is the story of an unlikely hero who, after having an imperfect eternity shoved into his grease-stained hands, must learn to turn the afterlife’s lemons into tasty lemon danishes.
Fat Vampire was a fun, change-of-pace read. I felt for Reginald almost from the start of the book. I was rooting for him. Go Reginald! The office staff were the stereo-typical butt-holes one frequently finds in the work place. Not only did I relate to the office staff, but also being “the one” kid picked on in school and other “demons” that haunted Reginald. I was really enjoying the story when it abruptly stopped…. where the heck was the rest of the story ??? Apparently I had downloaded a “teaser” copy and so I only. got a good taste then it was all taken away from me. OK… so I’ll probably never find out what happens to Reginald cause by the time I get through my 500+ digital books, I’ll have forgotten to go back and purchase the rest of Fat Vampire.
About the author
Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. He makes his online home at JohnnyBTruant.com and is the author of the Unicorn Western series, the Fat Vampire series, The Bialy Pimps, and a handful of other properties and growing every week.
You can connect with Johnny on Twitter at @JohnnyBTruant, and you should totally send him an email from JohnnyBTruant.com if the mood strikes you.
Author web site:http://www.johnnybtruant.com
Kindle Length:148 pages
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
4 out of 5 stars