DeFazio's 200-Year-Old Vampire "The Squid" Engages an Unwitting Victim in a Life-Changing Game

BOSTON - July 9, 2021 - PRLog -- Chris DeFazio, the author of the Blood Trilogy vampire series, takes another bite out of the supernatural genre with his novella The Game on  July 19th, 2021. A novella based in the Blood Trilogy world, The Game explores characters including Montreal vampire Neal "the Squid" O'Sullivan, likable protagonist Emily Cherniak, and the villain from one of DeFazio's other works, Marcel. DeFazio intricately weaves between all these perspectives in a standalone novella that anyone can easily follow.

The launch of The Game will appeal to avid followers of the Blood Trilogy, but as a standalone work it contains supple bandwidth to also attract all fans of the occult, vampire sagas, and supernatural storytelling. It will also speak to all readers of psychological thrillers, as The Game works to portray the trying circumstances and ultimate breaking point of protagonist Emily. Though a dark novella, The Game have moments of catharsis, witty dialogue, comedy, and character development that ultimately testifies to the true gift of family and friendship. Paranormal literature and excellent storytelling combine to create this must read, fast-paced, summer novella!

About the Book
Neal "the Squid" O'Sullivan is a 200-year-old vampire living in Montreal. He fears losing his humanity so much that he affiliates with humans in a monthly poker game and spares his victims every Christmas Eve out of his guilt of all the mayhem he's had to inflict to stay alive. Emily Cherniack is a mousey twenty-two-year-old all alone in the world, save her kid brother, Victor, who she's stuck raising. She has no money, has just lost her job and is at her wit's end. She goes out on a stormy Christmas Eve to get Victor a gift and is attacked by the Squid. Left alive, she sinks into depression and then becomes enraged, searching for her attacker night after night. Finally, Emily has the Squid in her sights, but how will it all end? The answers lie waiting in The Game.

CHRIS DEFAZIO is the author of the Blood Trilogy vampire series and three related short stories. He also has recently published a noir novel, Last Chance, which follows the schemes and double-crosses of some nasty thugs in Chris's old hometown of Quincy, MA. His current work, Into the Light, is the first book of a planned private detective series. It chronicles the adventures of down-on-his-luck PI Dave "Richie" Richards (from Last Chance) as he tries to set up a new job and a new life while navigating the colorful surroundings and characters of New Orleans. Conversations with Ellen is his new short story from the pages of Last Chance.

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