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 BLOODSUCKERS: A Vampire runs for President 
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“Bloodsuckers takes modern politics and adds vampires to the mix (yes, we already know all the jokes you’re making!) to make it actually new and exciting. Washed-up reporter Steve Edwards can’t believe what he sees when a Presidential candidate is gunned down by a man who then disappears before his eyes, apparently transformed to a bat. But that’s just the beginning as Steve finds he’s been framed for the crime and what he’s seen is just the very tip of a blood-drinking iceberg. Ventrella’s quick, bright dialogue punctuates the adventure with dry humor even as he ratchets the tension up towards an ending that might just surprise even the jaded reader. Highly recommended!” – Ryk E. Spoor, author of Grand Central Arena and Phoenix Rising

“Bloodsuckers draws back the curtain of politics and confirms the fear we’ve all suspected about our leaders for decades. A cutting expose of the—what, this is fiction? Naw … Well then. Funny, quick, too smart for its own good. Had me viewing politicians with new suspicion.” – Mur Lafferty, Campbell-Award-winning author of Ghost Train to New Orleans and The Shambling Guide to New York City

“Sharp as a stake through the heart, Bloodsuckers works both as an entertaining thriller and as satire of our current out-for-blood political landscape. I loved the characters, the political insight and the final revelation!” – Dennis Tafoya, author of The Poor Boy’s Game and The Wolves of Fairmont Park

“Bloodsuckers is a delicious blend of mainstream thriller, oddball horror, and biting social commentary. Sink your teeth into this one!” – Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Code Zero and V-Wars

“What could be more horrifying than vampires with a taste for blood? Vampires with a taste for politics, as well. Mike Ventrella gives us both, plus action, adventure, laughs and chills, in Bloodsuckers, a political satire with bite.” – Jon McGoran, author of Drift and Deadout

“Politics, intrigue and vampires—a match made in Washington, DC. A bloody good political thriller that sucks you in from the start and gets its teeth into your imagination.” – Gail Z. Martin, author of Reign of Ash and Deadly Curiosities

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Post Re: BLOODSUCKERS: A Vampire runs for President
New reviews from readers on Amazon:

4.0 out of 5 stars: No! Not Mina!
By Marilyn Marques

Mina, with a heart full of perfect love and trust, is cursed by her name. Her first kind gesture won me over and left me fearing her fate. (Her name is Mina and there are vampires about!) She is the only character of pure benevolence. Everyone else is a believably flawed, understandably troubled and intensely relatable character fighting for their life; some are also fighting for truth, justice and the American way. This wonderfully humorous, yet at times terrifying, novel leaves me wanting both a sequel that begins a few months after the last scene and a prequel that includes strigoi Jesus.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun read!
By Marie C. Millard
I had been getting weary of vampire books but ended up enjoying the political bent of Bloodsuckers--great variation on the vamp theme

5.0 out of 5 stars Vampire policitians... great idea!
By Derek Beebe

Fun book with a great sense of humor and an original premise. Entertaining throughout with a great ending and some clever twists!

5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining read
By Evangeline

interesting new idea for vampires... there were a lot of good jokes too without making the book silly. good price too.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wait, there are politicians who *aren't* vampires?
By yuki222

Fun premise with a likeable cast of characters. Believe the cover...a vampire really is running for
President of the U.S., and there's only one guy who can stop him: intrepid reporter (read: has-been) Steve Edwards! Problem is, Steve has been framed for attempting to assassinate said vampire. But wait...there's more! We get to navigate the underbelly of vampire culture and myth, politics, and vampire politics right alongside our hero. And there's not a sparkle in sight!

This book has a lot of humor, cameos from recognizable national political commentators, and a somewhat (but not too) unique take on the vampire myth. There are plenty of twists and turns leading up to an ending that I didn't expect in the least.

Definitely worth buying and reading.

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