This is a first for my blog and I'm super excited to be helping reveal the cover for Stake Sauce Arc. 1: The Secret Ingredient is Love, No Really! It’s a creepy, dark-but-hopeful serial about queer punk vampires and a perfect edition to your reading list for Halloween! Coming from RoAnna Sylver, author of the incredible Chameleon Moon series, Stake Sauce will be out October 31st, 2017. Check out the cover and find out how to preorder and get a free short story, and exclusive bonus content! If you were wondering, the cover was designed and drawn by the author themselves; if you didn't recognise it - the reference is the classic cover of Stoker's Dracula.
STAKE SAUCE ARC 1: THE SECRET INGREDIENT IS LOVE. NO, REALLY!
Jude used to leap out of helicopters to rescue/protect people from terrifying infernos. Now, by day, he protects the local mall from rowdy teenagers who ride their skateboards inside. By night, he protects the the parking lot, and the rest of Portland, from undead, bloodsucking creatures of the darkness. Or would if he could find them. But he’s just about ready to give it up (living with PTSD and pain from the traumatic event that cost him a leg, a friend, and a lot more is hard enough), when something crashes into his life. And his window.
It’s one of these creatures of the darkness – and he’s a lot less scary than expected. More cuddly, with dark fuzzy wings, and neon-bright hair.
His name is Pixie, and he refuses to bite anyone. Assault/murder/draining fluids isn’t punk, even if being a vampire really kind of is. He’s very hungry by now, and the much bigger, meaner, deadlier vamps kick him around on the nightly. Jude would love to find and fight some actual undead bullies. And Pixie could use some help staying… ‘alive.’ Time to make a deal.
Together they fight crime. And maybe even heal.
Of course, life still sucks when you’re a vampire who refuses to suck blood. Fortunately, there’s a really interesting new barbecue restaurant in the mall, with an intriguing new recipe. (We hear that the secret ingredient is… love. No, really.)
PREORDER AND EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:
If you preorder Stake Sauce on Gumroad, you'll get the free short story, What We Learned In The Fire! This takes place before the main book, so it's definitely worth getting your hands on if you love extra content and can't wait to get stuck in with Sylver's amazing characters. Stake Sauce releases October 31st; Happy Halloween!
(Stake Sauce is also available for pre-order from Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google Play, and Kobo as well as other retailers but these do not carry the pre-order bonus!)
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