Verdict: Victor’s transformation, while empowering, certainly has its share of casualties. Inevitably, Victor comes fang-to-fang with the truth behind his fate. Thus illustrating the life of a vampire; however mainstream, can be both a surprise blessing and a deadly curse.
Victor Barton Thetherson has a self-esteem problem. His ex-wife bullies him. He is manager in a construction accounting firm, yet his staff makes fun of him. His teenaged daughter pretends not to know him. Moreover, she’s not above finding fake fathers to act on his behalf. It seems as if nothing is going well in his life. Oh, and he’s a vampire. When it comes to using his smoldering demeanor to swoon potential damsels to succumb in lustful surrender, he’s not very good at pulling that stereotype off very well, either.
Unlike the traditional vampire legend where our villain and his predilection for plasma conceals his true identity within the folds of his dark billowing cape, Victor’s plight is well-known among his peers. It seems he was “bitten” by a superior during a business trip to the corporate office in Germany. Since then, Vampire Vichas been a welcome fixture in the workplace.
Typically, Victor gets his blood supply from an expired inventory provided by his blood bank friend, Tripp. But on the night when he sinks his teeth into the willing neck of his administrative assistant, Nikki – everything changes.
Gray’s writing style is in perfect sync with this topic. A shadowy, sarcastic and witty beat breathes life into the ironic personalities of his characters. Eugene Foreman, the bungling vampire hunter, is a hysterical encounter for readers.
Yet, there is a serious side. Victor’s transformation, while empowering, certainly has its share of casualties. Inevitably, Victor comes fang-to-fang with the truth behind his fate. Thus illustrating the life of a vampire; however mainstream, can be both a surprise blessing and a deadly curse.
Reviewed by J’Nel Wright for IndieReader