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Vampire Detective Midnight by JC Andrijeski - Book Tour + Giveaway









Vampire Detective Midnight

Book One

JC Andrijeski


Genre: Paranormal Mystery / Science Fiction

Publisher: White Sun Press


Date of Publication: June 25th, 2019

ISBN: 9781074675288
ASIN: B07TJ2T9DG

Number of pages: 386
Word Count: 101,821

Cover Artist: Damonza


Tagline: It’s hard being a cop in

the future. It’s even harder when you’re a vampire.

Book Description:


Nick frowned, staring around at the alley floor.

It hit him again.

There was something wrong with this blood.

It smelled too good.


It smelled way, way too good…


Vampire with a past and homicide

detective, Naoko “Nick” Tanaka just got transferred to the NYPD, where he works
as a “Midnight,” or vampire in the employ of the human police. Like all
state-reg’d vamps, he gets his food delivered to his door, lives in government
housing, and basically can’t sneeze without the U.S. government knowing about
it.


More than anything, he just wants

to be left alone, to endure his immortality in peace, but he’s barely in New
York two weeks when things start to go sideways.


It all starts with his new

case––a case involving dead hybrids, graffiti that tells the future, a kid who
shouldn’t exist at all, and a possible conspiracy involving the richest humans
in New York.


That doesn’t even get into the

school principal, a woman with secrets of her own, who has a deeply unsettling
effect on him.


Nick finds he can’t get personally

uninvolved with any of it. Instead, he gets sucked in even deeper, until he’s
pretty sure he’ll end up forcibly reprogrammed by his human owners––assuming
they don’t just rip his heart out of his chest and be done with it.







Excerpt:


He needed to

feed.

It was putting

him in a foul mood.

That, and all

this fucking blood…

Nick frowned,

staring around at the alley floor.

It

hit him again.                      

There was

something wrong with this blood.

It smelled too

fucking good.

It smelled way

too fucking good.

That couldn’t

all be Nick’s hunger.

“Anyway, that’s

what I can tell you so far,” he said, making his voice deliberately casual.
“Without knowing who the victims are, or what brought them to this alley, it’s
pretty hard to speculate on motive, but…”

Nick hesitated

then, realizing something.

Frowning, he

stepped closer to the pools of blood.

Nose wrinkling,

he crouched down so he could smell it from closer, even though the scent was
overpowering, even from a lot further away. Taking a few full whiffs, he felt
his fangs begin to extend in earnest.

That time, he

couldn’t pull it back.

A flush of heat

hit his gut and chest, burning in his throat. It was intense enough, he almost
got hard, but he’d gotten pretty good at squelching that reaction, too.

He stood up at

once.

Really, he

lurched back.

It happened so

fast, that smell and his reaction to it, Nick forgot to modulate his body’s
natural reflexes to accommodate the people around him. He was up and moving in
a heartbeat, darting back in pure instinct, without slowing his movements at
all.

He moved fast

enough to make the humans around him freeze.

Instantly, they

turned into prey.

Ignoring them,

and ignoring their deer-in-headlights reactions to how he’d just moved, Nick
backed away from the pool of blood with a scowl.

He backed away

from the human detectives and tech team, too.

“They’re

hybrids,” he said, emotion reaching his voice.

He turned

around, staring at the humans sharing the alley with him.

The stared back

at him, faces blank, eyes holding flickers of fear.

Frustrated,

wanting to smash through that frozen prey look, Nick let his voice turn into a
harder growl.

“Jesus fucking

Christ,” Nick said. “Did you hear me? They’re all fucking hybrids.”

When they still

didn’t speak, he averted his gaze with a scowl. His eyes returned to the alley.
Staring around at all of that blood, it sank in what it really represented.

Once it had, he

couldn’t help but feel sick.
                                         


About the Author:

JC Andrijeski is a USA TODAY and

WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author who writes paranormal mysteries and
apocalyptic fiction, often with a sexy, romantic and metaphysical bent. JC has
a background in journalism, history and politics, and loves martial arts, yoga,
meditation, hiking, swimming, horseback riding, painting… and of course reading
and writing. She grew up in the Bay Area of California, but travels extensively
and has lived abroad in Europe, Australia and Asia, and from coast to coast in
the continental United States. She currently lives and writes full-time in
Bangkok, Thailand.

Current series include: Vampire

Detective Midnight, the Bridge & Sword series, the Quentin Black Mystery
series, The Morph series, and the Alien Apocalypse series. She’s also written a
number of standalone novels, novellas and short stories, as well as nonfiction
articles and essays.


To learn more about JC and her writing, please visit








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