Published November 3rd, 2013
Published by R. Barri Flowers
From R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of the young adult vampire novel, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, comes the exciting book two in the Transylvanica High series, OUT FOR BLOOD.
Sixteen-year-old honor student Kula Lockhart is in her second year at Transylvanica High School in Harbor Heights, Michigan. It is one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.
Kula recently learned that she is the half human, half vampire daughter of Count Dracula. This has made her a target for those who hate her powerful Dad and vamps in general.
As she comes to terms with her heritage and newfound abilities, things begin to heat up between Kula and her mortal boyfriend, Eriq Pratt. She also has her vamp guardians Ivan and Amelia, as well as several human and vampire friends, to balance her evolving life and times.
When Kula suddenly finds herself being pursued by a new handsome half vamp at school, Sebastian LeBlanc, she is strangely drawn to him, even if her heart belongs to Eriq. Yet Kula can’t help but wonder if it is more than coincidence that Sebastian just happened to arrive in town at around the same time that a vampire or vampires began killing humans. Could Sebastian be behind these vicious attacks?
Another new vampire, Gabryela Roswell, befriends Kula, but has a hidden agenda.
In the meantime, Kula has competition from an attractive human girl, Yvonne Elwood, who has her eye on Eriq. She also has to deal with the gorgeous and mean-spirited cheerleader vamp, Jacquelyn Brossard, a member of the rival Doerzic clan.
As Kula grapples with these issues and the changes in her life, she tries to learn more about her mother, who died in childbirth, from the only person who can give her answers–her dad, Count Dracula.
Fans of popular teen vampire and paranormal fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, and Vampire Academy will love OUT FOR BLOOD in this captivating series.
Review by Venture
Kula is back for her junior year of high school. Last year after finding out she was half vampire, getting a boyfriend, and saving herself from being killed…..she is hoping for a calm but fun year. Things start to heat up. Her mom starts dating and his daughter is making a play for Kula’s boyfriend. Plus a new student who is also half vampire has started at school and Kula finds the draw of someone like herself interesting. Add this to someone killing humans by sucking the life out of them and this year isn’t very quiet after all.
The story continues. The author keeps weaving all these new characters and scenarios. I haven’t made up my mind if I like it or not. I understand life changing on all sides of you but there is a fine line between a great story and a soap opera. The author continues to the weave her story and does it in a great style that you don’t find it trite. I give this book 3.5 books.
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Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter (Book 1)
Published December 17th. 2012
Published by Create Space
From R. Barri Flowers, the bestselling author of young adult novels, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME, comes the first book in an exciting new teen vampire series, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER: A Transylvanica High Novel.
Sixteen-year-old Kula Lockhart has been living in the town of Harbor Heights, Michigan for two months now, after moving there with her adopted mom from Cheyenne, Wyoming. She attends Transylvanica High School–one of several integrated pilot schools across the country where human and vampire students peacefully coexist.
Kula has no problem with the human-vampire bonding because she has always believed in equality among the living and the living dead. But she is caught completely off guard upon learning that she is the half human daughter of Count Dracula, leader of the oldest and most powerful vampire clan.
She soon discovers that there are some sworn to protect her and others out to get her.
Someone is killing vampires and Kula fears she may be on the hit list. Staying alive becomes a priority as she adjusts to her birthright.
She also has a hot human boyfriend named Eriq. Will he accept her for who she is?
Fans of popular teen vampire, paranormal, and horror fiction series such as Twilight, True Blood, Vampire Diaries, Vampire Academy, and Vampire Kisses will love COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER
Review by Venture
Kula Lockhart and her mom move to Harbor Heights, Michigan. She is about to turn 16 and she is going to Transylvanica High School where human and vampire students go to school together. Kula is fine with that. She believes in equality for both humans and vampires. She makes friends easily the first day and a cute boy that has great possibilities. Everything seems do be going well. She is amazed how well both humans and vampires get along. Until her 16th birthday comes around and she finds out the truth about her birth parents. Also now she has to deal with the truth that is her new life and what that means for her future.
When I first read the title I had my doubts. Yet the author weaves a story about a world where humans and vampires are trying to live in peace. The story surrounds Kula who might be young and slightly naive but isn’t weak. She is a strong independent girl. New changes in her life will mean that she will have to show that strength. That is why I enjoyed the story instead of thinking that the author was trying to write a Trueblood story for teenagers. I would not put this in the league of Twilight but I found it do be a cute story and I’m sure teens and preteens will love it. I give this book 4 books.
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About the Author
R. Barri Flowers is an award winning criminologist and bestselling author of crime and thriller fiction, crime nonfiction and true crime, relationship novels, and young adult mysteries.
Recent adult mysteries include BEFORE HE KILLS AGAIN, SEDUCED TO KILL IN KAUAI, MURDER IN HONOLULU: A Skye Delaney Mystery, MURDER IN MAUI: A Leila Kahana Mystery, DEAD IN THE ROSE CITY, JUSTICE SERVED, STATE’S EVIDENCE, and DARK STREETS OF WHITECHAPEL: A Jack the Ripper Mystery.
Young adult mystery fiction include OUT FOR BLOOD, TEEN GHOSGT AT DEAD LAKE, COUNT DRACULA’S TEENAGE DAUGHTER, GHOST GIRL IN SHADOW BAY and DANGER IN TIME.
New crime nonfiction books include THE SEX SLAVE MURDERS 2, MURDER OF A STAR QUARTERBACK, MURDER AT THE PENCIL FACTORY, DEAD AT THE SADDLEWORTH MOOR, MASTERS OF TRUE CRIME, PROSTITUTION IN THE DIGITAL AGE, STREETS KIDS, and COLLEGE CRIME.
The author is a member of the American Crime Writers League, International Thriller Writers, Kiss of Death, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.
R. Barri Flowers will be offering 30 ecopies of Out for Blood. The copies will be in PDF format.