Drawing Blood [NOOK Book]


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?Erin? (***** Review): ?It was hard to put this one down. Highly recommended for any horror, suspense, apocalyptic, or vampire fans. Stunning stuff and can't wait to read the next book!

?Cari? (***** Review): ?The Book had a different spin on the usual vampire story, and I cannot wait to read the next in the series.?

?Melissa? (***** Review): ?The book was so great I could not put it down??

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READER REVIEWS for "DRAWING BLOOD" are in and they are RAVES!!!!

“Erin” (***** Review): “It was hard to put this one down. Highly recommended for any horror, suspense, apocalyptic, or vampire fans. Stunning stuff and can't wait to read the next book!

“Cari” (***** Review): “The Book had a different spin on the usual vampire story, and I cannot wait to read the next in the series.”

“Melissa” (***** Review): “The book was so great I could not put it down…”

“Karen M.” (**** Review): “I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. This book was rather graphic and violent which are not usually my type of book but despite the violence I was pulled into the story of survival. I look forward to the next book in the series.

“Molly” (**** Review): “This book kept me awake and reading when I should have gone to bed. It is well written and it leaves you wanting more. I can't wait until the next book comes out!!”

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Vampires join the war to end all wars. Their intervention is motivated by the fear that the extermination of their food supply will trigger their extinction as well.

Matt Haynes and Tyra Redmond briefly met in the Green Zone. He was a world weary mercenary. She was working for the State Department trying to rebuild a country.

Years later, when their paths cross again, a war has ravaged the planet and decimated the human population. Both are now prisoners at a “Donation Center,” known as CCC197, where they must endure a daily dehumanizing existence of being kept alive only to serve as a source of blood for their captors.

Matt and Tyra must overcome their clashing personalities if they are to plan and execute an audacious escape to freedom which will include all the inmates of CCC197.

Standing in their way is a security team manned by human traitors working for the Vampires. And of course any attempt to escape from the concentration camp will mean defeating a species that has superior strength, cunning, and intelligence.

And for Matt Haynes, there is an even more compelling complication -- one of the vampire commanders of CCC197 is his brother… or was his brother… before he became a member of the undead.

“Drawing Blood” is a heart stopping, paranormal, thriller about the fight for survival, and the struggle to maintain human relationships in a world that has been re-made by the undead.

This is the first of the RELICT BOOK SERIES, each an OPEN ENDED NOVEL depicting the fall of humanity and the attempt by the Vampires to maintain control of their new world order.

WARNING to all interested readers: this new vampire novel “ends” with three words -- “TO BE CONTINUED.” This is the first book in a Vampire Books Series.

ANOTHER WARNING: Even if you have read dozens of books about the undead, we bet you will discover “Drawing Blood – Book One of the RELICT Series,” is fresh & original, and not your typical Vampire book for adults.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045015189
  • Publisher: Richard Finney
  • Publication date: 10/10/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 508,609
  • File size: 393 KB

Meet the Author

I've been a professional writer since 1994.I'm proud to be a full time author working with an indie publishing company (LONO PUBLISHING) on all of my books. The publishing company has paid for a full time editor and two proofreaders on all of my books.The "DEMON DAYS" Book Series was launched in 2009. Originally, the three sequels to "DEMON DAYS" were published as one book – “DEMON DAYS: Angel of Light," but have since been re-published as "DEMON DAYS - Book Two;" "DEMON DAYS - Book Three;" and "DEMON DAYS - Book Four."It was a good decision. Way more people are now experiencing the books!I'm also a screenwriter/filmmaker. Three of my books are currently under option with major production companies.I reside in Southern California because this is where my three dogs have decided they want to live.
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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    A New Twist on Vampire Books

    Authors Richard Finney and Franklin Guerro did an amazing job writing Drawing Blood book 1 of the Relict. Drawing Blood is only the beginning in what one can tell will be a gripping tale of human survival. Richard Finney and Franklin Guerro did an excellent job setting the tone for a new and exciting vampire series that readers will come to enjoy. Drawing Blood is not the typical vampire book that has become so popular over the years, but comes with a twist on vampire motivations and what a future with them means. Drawing Blood is not about the vampires as much as it's about the humans that remain. Richard Finney and Franklin Guerro did an excellent job in creating realistic characters, giving them a wide range of personalities making them both likable and hated, even so with vampires and their ambitions and changes. Vampires create Blood Donation Centers to hold humans prisoners and collect their blood for consumption. Prisoners in the Blood Donation Centers are treated to a somewhat decent life, but are known as nothing more then "Juice Boxes". I liked the idea of placing some humans above others in deranged cooperation and reading about the interesting twists and layers this brings to the story. Drawing Blood is not overly gory for shock value, but there is a grim realism that encases the book. Drawing Blood ends on a cliffhanger, but it only makes you eager for book 2 in the Relict. Richard Finney and Franklin Guerro wrote Drawing Blood book 1 of the Relict with such amazing force that I cannot wait to read the continuation when it comes.

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  • Posted March 21, 2014

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    Not your typical vampire tale - Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic. Fin

    Not your typical vampire tale - Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic.

    Finally a vampire tale that doesn't suck!
    (Instead, they drain it from their P.O.W "juice boxes" like some sort of demented Red Cross.)
    The vampires in this tale don't glitter either, unless broken glass has been sprayed on them by a barrage of bullets. They don't play baseball and they don't play with werewolves. They play cattle drive, starring humans in the role of cattle.

    Have I caught your attention yet?

    Nope, this is not your romantic, sparkly, 'kissy-face' version of vampires. This is a rock and roll, in-your-face, full-blown assault on your imagination, and what a joyride it is!
    The world has been taken over by a well-organized society of vampires. These vamps are a force to be reckoned with. Enter Matt Haynes, former mercenary. Also, a force to be reckoned with...
    Featuring a diverse yet captivating cast of characters, the plot and action rolls along easily. Not bogged down with unnecessary details, your mind and imagination is free to play.
    This book is only the beginning of what promises to be an action-packed, mind blowing hit series, in the excellent tradition of Richard Finney. This author is a master at whatever he chooses to write. I've never read a book by Richard Finney that didn't leave me wanting more. They are THAT good!

    Thank you Richard for the opportunity to read and review your latest work of art. It is an honor and a privilege.

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