In the Blood Cravings Series, Rebecca writes about vampires with a twist. Unlike the creatures of myth, these vampires must drink the blood of other vampires to survive – rather than sustaining the vampires human blood acts as a drug, destroying an addicted vampire’s self-control, their personality and ultimately even their basic survival instincts.
The first story in the series, Thrall’s Sacrifice, was included in the 2011 anthology Their Dark Masters (placed 7th in its P&E poll category). The story follows a female ‘thrall’ as she has to choose between sustaining her beast-like master or developing a new bond with a young, beautiful thrall of her own.
The Fever Trilogy
Fever in the Blood (placed 12th in the 2012 Preditors & Editors Readers Poll, horror short category)
Blackness & Bone
In Fever in The Blood, Rebecca continues and expands this theme in the first of her novella series.
“When Gabriel manages to find a vampire, he discovers that not all of the legends are true. Unlike the creatures of myth, Ruth (and others like her) must drink the blood of other vampires to survive – rather than sustaining the vampires human blood acts as a drug, destroying an addicted vampire’s self-control, their personality and ultimately even their basic survival instincts.
Gabriel asks Ruth to turn him and Ruth is happy to do so for reasons of her own; her previous apprentice, Michael, has become addicted to human blood and following the death of his human girlfriend the true extent of his addiction is revealed. Ruth realises that she must turn Gabriel so that she does not starve. At the same time, she must decide what to do with Michael, who has degenerated into a dangerously inhuman creature.”
In Blood Lust, Rebecca picks up Ruth and Gabriel’s story six months after the end of Fever in the Blood:
Short Stories in the Blood Cravings series
Rebecca has written a number of short stories which fit into the Blood Cravings series. These include:
Thrall’s Sacrifice, Their Dark Masters
Blackness & Bone, You Can’t Kill Me, I’m Already Dead, Zombie Works Publications (forthcoming)