Jugularby Lori R. Lopez
What do you do when you meet the mother of all hags and learn she's your
- LendMe LendMe™ Learn More
"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.
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!
Jugular tells the story of Magda and how vampires came to be. Forget what you have been told and forget the popular notions.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
See all customer reviews