Just in time for Halloween–and at a special price–my novella Blood Feud: A Vampire Yarn … With Spiders is now available for the Kindle. You can now read this story of black magic, vampires, and spiders for less than a dollar!
“I’ve got a story to tell–a story about how me and a couple of poker buddies squared off against the very legions of Hell â€¦ and maybe even saved the world.
“Like all good yarns, this one has its share of action, adventure, mystery, and romance. As for how it ends, though, you’ll have to judge for yourself. Me, I’ve always been partial to happy endings–the singing cowboy riding off into the sunset–but I reckon that just ain’t the way of the world.
“This story’s got vampires, too, loads of them, but not in the beginning.
“It began, for us at least, with spiders.”
Imagine the legendary feud between the Hatfields and McCoys … if the McCoys were a clan of demon-summoning sorcerers who stopped at nothing to destroy their rivals.
The Stubbs and Whatleys have been at each other’s throats for as long as anyone in the town of Spider Creek, Missouri, can remember. A Stubbs baby pops out of his mama hating the Whatleys, and the Whatleys teach their brood from a young age how to fling rocks with cruel accuracy in case a Stubbs wanders too close to their land. The Stubbs are a rowdy, trouble making bunch, but the Whatleys…
Folks speak of the Whatleys in hushed whispers.
According to local legend, the Whatleys run naked in the woods, beating out strange tunes on deerskin drums, making animal sacrifices beneath the Old Gallows Tree on Summit Ridge, and meeting with the devil himself on pitch black nights.
Sometimes, legends are true.
When the Whatleys make a bargain with dark forces to rid them of the meddlesome Stubbs clan, four unlikely heroes form the only line of defense between a ravenous legion of ghoulish, vampiric creatures and the unsuspecting world beyond the boundaries of the sleepy Ozarks community.
BLOOD FEUD is a novella (22,000 words) of horror, humor, and action set in the backwoods of the Missouri Ozarks.