Thy Blood Extends (Lion of the Dark: Book Two) by K. Anthony Pagano
Approx. 10,330 words.
Published on August 12, 2012.
There is no going back. Only forward. Now that Leo and his family have crossed the Nebraska-Iowa state line it's a beeline toward Stanley's house, the only person who can answer why Leo has been taking so long to convert from human to vampire.
A love-interst blossoms. A cat lady appears. Leo's world begins to shrink as he begins to focus inward on who he really is or wants to be.