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Jugular
     

Jugular

by Lori R. Lopez
 

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"Jugular" is a novelette about a woman whose life has never been normal, from childhood to childbirth. Her mother locked her in a box. Her son is a serial killer. Then things take a turn for the worse and she wakes up dead. Or rather, undead. From there it goes downhill. Way down.

What do you do when you meet the mother of all hags and learn she's your

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"Jugular" is a novelette about a woman whose life has never been normal, from childhood to childbirth. Her mother locked her in a box. Her son is a serial killer. Then things take a turn for the worse and she wakes up dead. Or rather, undead. From there it goes downhill. Way down.

What do you do when you meet the mother of all hags and learn she's your great-great-great-great-great-something-grandmother? But that isn't Magda's biggest problem. Her life is going through some major "changes", including that she just woke up in the morgue. Oh yeah, she's also a vampire. Told with creative language, a blending of artistic prose and dark humor, this horror-fantasy novelette is the beginning of a trilogy, yet each of the three parts is a stand-alone story. Edgy and gruesome, "Jugular" will take you beyond the grave for an unusual take on a popular mythos. Although rooted in Romanian history, it is a modern Gothic narrative that breaks the mold, rewriting the vampire legend as a hereditary disease where females are the true vamps, coming into their powers or next blood phase at "The Change Of Life". But, like an insect colony, there can be only one "queen".

WARNING: Some content may be disturbing to sensitive readers.

Editorial Reviews

Smashwords and Amazon - Lisa Lane
The story opens beautifully, with exquisite prose and a unique premise that will draw the reader in from page one. About halfway through, it falls into a few clichés that are obviously intentional, but not quite fitting with the preceding seriousness of tone. Still, anyone familiar with Lopez's work will appreciate the lighthearted feel that prevails throughout most the rest of the work. JUGULAR is a fun, quirky story that turns the vampire tale on its head in a way only Lopez can.
Amazon - Jennifer Thomas
In this story, once again Lori Lopez, gives you a world that you can't help but be pulled into. The characters in this story are so passionate and Magda, the main character is a strong willed woman who is able to face more than she should have ever had too.
Amazon U.S. and U.K. - Vix Kirkpatrick
Lori Lopez is like reading poetry only with a horror kick!
She is no fast read author, this is a lady you savour and enjoy the flow of the story, you need the time to digest the constant flurry of exotic words and images that she sends your way.
The visual imagery that Ms Lopez conjures up with her words has an exquisiteness all her own.
In this novella she treats us to the genre of Vampire! and musters up a legend unique to her!
Amazon - Malina Roos
This is a great story which reminds me of my favourite desert; rich, decadent and full of so many layers that you get something different in every single bite. There are nuances here that will thrill any vampire history buff. And I love the sacrosanct description of Magda's change.

Jugular tells the story of Magda and how vampires came to be. Forget what you have been told and forget the popular notions.
Amazon - Lori Safranek
"Jugular" pulls the reader in immediately, then treats them to a richly expressed, unique story of supernatural experiences ... Lopez really knows how to write battles, and she knows how to describe her bad guys so that you will be checking under your bed for a week! Her use of language is quite unique, and her storytelling skills are superb. I can see this book having a sequel!

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015026733
Publisher:
Lori R. Lopez
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Series:
Jugular , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
119 KB

Meet the Author

Lori R. Lopez is the author of works spanning multiple categories, from Nonfiction to Fiction; novel to story to verse collection, children's fiction and storybooks and more, usually with a blend of genres including Humor, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural, Nature Adventure, and so on. She is a songwriter, poet, artist, musician, actress, conservationist, wildlife and abuse advocate.

She writes a humorous and darkly horrific column titled "Poetic Reflections" at www.trilllogicinnoventions.com. She unapologetically takes pride in creatively bending and reshaping the rules of writing when it suits her style.

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