Today on my blog I have an extract from Living Like a Vampire: Suckers Book 1 by Jacky Dahlhaus.
Staying alive is hard in a world full of bloodsuckers. What do you do to survive?
Kate has just begun her new job as a high school teacher and is looking forward to living her suburban dream life. All her hopes and dreams turn into smoke as a virus turns people into vampires, roaming the world in packs and killing everybody they can get their hands on. Kate has to pretend to be one of them to stay alive. When she accidentally bumps into a handsome sucker who then mysteriously disappears, surviving is no longer the only thing on Kate’s mind.
Will Kate stay alive and human while pursuing this mysterious stranger?
Pick up this action-packed, fast-paced, suspenseful novel and explore the depths of Kate’s emotions as she struggles to make sense of it all.
Jacky Dahlhaus in a nutshell
Jacky Dahlhaus lived in many countries, has worked many jobs, and tried many hobbies before she realized writing gave her such pleasure. She now loves to write paranormal fantasy stories full-time while delving into the human psyche with all its faults and mysteries.
Next to writing novels, Jacky helps indie authors by promoting them on her blog, writes an online newsletter/magazine, runs a writing club for adults and for children at the local library, and is a writer/director/producer for Aberdeenshire Film Productions.
When not busy with the above (which is rare nowadays), Jacky works on renovating her Scottish Victorian home, watches movies with her family, and tries to stop her two Jack Russells from barking for no good reason.
Jacky has written three novels, all books of the Suckers trilogy which is set in Maine, US, a novelette (the Prequel of the Suckers trilogy), and Short Shockers, a bundle of short stories. She is currently working on the first book of her next trilogy, this time set in Alaska.
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Kate and Charlie are about to escape in a car.
The car engine roared which we could have expected from the size of it. It was facing the house, so I had to reverse into the street. The car was almost parallel with the street when I saw them stepping onto the road about thirty meters in front of us. Two suckers blocked our way.
“Hit it!” Charlie yelled.
I changed gear and floored the gas pedal. One of the suckers pulled out a gun and began shooting at us.
“Holy shit! They’ve got guns!” Charlie yelled as he ducked down.
We’d heard gunshots during the hunts, but somehow, I’d always assumed they were used by humans in defense, not suckers attacking. I thought suckers would want to prevent spilling their food. Unfortunately, these suckers were of the opinion that if they couldn’t have our blood, neither should we.
“Get down!” Charlie yelled, pulling my sleeve, but I was pumped with adrenaline. Nobody was going to keep me from getting closer to Caleb any longer. While I kept my head low, I decided to play chicken. I kept going straight for the guy with the gun. Another shot was fired, and the windshield shattered, blocking my view for a moment. Then glass fell everywhere. I noticed the shooter’s aim was getting better as the next shot whizzed past my head, whirling my hair. Just before I was about to hit him, I recognized his ugly mug. It was Mr. Ugly Sweater. Instantly, my memory took me back to the town square in Bullsbrook, his ugly face close in front of me, and I remembered his horrible breath. I pressed the car to go even faster.
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