He walked over until the hazy smudge of white limbs—arms, in fact—were visible. His eyes adjusted, strained, and adjusted again.
Someone was crouched on the ground. They clung to something thick and dark brown—a forearm, he realized—that was attached to a second someone. This second person lay slumped against the building, their head turned from sight, and they let out a second groan, softer and clearer than the first.
Scott went cold and shivered. “Dad?” he asked.
The crouching figure turned and Maria’s shining eyes locked with his. Her mouth was covered in something dark that matched something on his father’s arm. For a second, Scott froze, watching her like she was a wild animal twice his size.
Maria stood up, her arms at her sides and her fingers splayed. A bolt of fear shot through his stomach until his bladder threatened to burst. He dropped the food. It landed with a weighty, crinkling thump that startled them both to life.
“Scotty,” she whispered in the same slippery voice that had prickled the hairs on his neck.
Dry mouthed, Scott dashed for his bike.
In the sleepy town of Northam, Massachusetts, not everyone is who they seem to be.
A struggling high school senior, Scott wants nothing more than to have his much-divided family believe him when he comes to them with something important.
One night, Scott catches his father’s beautiful colleague, Maria, drinking his father’s blood in their office parking lot. When Scott turns to his mother and sister for help, it's only to discover that Maria has captured their hearts and minds, as well. Now, Scott alone has to find a way to stop her.
But what will it cost him?
What We’ll Do for Blood is the first book in a trilogy of supernatural novels. If you like heart-racing action, drama, and intrigue, then you'll love C.L. Mannarino's visceral vision of a world where the supernatural is very much alive.
About the Author
C.L. began writing books when she was in high school, where she became fascinated by all things paranormal, supernatural, and romantic. She lives with her family in a place settled comfortably between the woods and the beach, and likes to visit each of them frequently.