A Mormon vampire hunter? What's not to love? This is Kiss of the Butterfly by James Lyon.
A young PhD student at a California university is studying Balkan history. His professor gives him a grant from the Balkan Ethnographic Trust to do extensive research for 12 months in the area. The only problem? It's the early '90's and the Bosnian war is going on. That, however, soon becomes the least of Steven's worries. A greater priority? Vampires. Steven's research has led him to discover that these creatures are more than just myth and that they are not happy with his digging and disseminating.
I will not lie to you, kids--I loved this book in the most indulgent, caramel-cheesecakey kind of way you can imagine. I will be the first to tell you that I don't love paranormal stories so I picked up this book expecting to feel the same about it and I ended up addicted to this book. The writing is so clear and straightforward and honest that I found myself thinking about the characters and what would happen next while I was doing things like writing a research proposal or scanning pages for work. I was a full-on addict with nothing to lose except the story
To all of my vampire-loving friends, click on the link below to purchase this Kindle book for $3.99. You will not be disappointed. I found the Balkan vampire history fascinating and I couldn't stop reading once the climax hit and the vampires came a-knockin'. I was a vampire addict for four days. Seriously, it's just delightful and indulgent and a great holiday read. For realsies.