Heather Mar-Gerrison

Biography

My passion in life is writing - and always has been really. I love writing teen fiction and I am currently working on a number of different projects. I'm working on the tenth in the Seltham Community College Series, Lucy's Lucky Locket at the moment. That one should be out in Spring 2015. I've started working on a spin-off series based on the Stan series - sometimes ideas take off in my brain and I can't let them go - so look out for Phase 5, White Water, Kallie's Secret and The Watchtower. There may be more, but that's it for now...
I'm still working pretty much full-time and I write in my spare time, fitting it in around my family - which roughly translates as the house-work never gets done and I spend most of my days off with a lap-top on my knee! Life is good - actually it's great:)
My other great passions in life are Harry Potter and Muse. I also really love the Twilight Saga and The Host by Stephenie Meyer and the Thoughtless saga by S C Stephens. I never stop reading and I never stop writing either!
Harry Potter is and always will be my all-time favourite hero and I read (and watch, as I have all of the DVD's too.) the books over and over - I now have the kindle versions too, so Harry is with me wherever I go! (I truly am the only person I know that has three sets of the same books in the same house! Actually make that four with my daughter's collection! Actually better make that five - we've started collecting them in French now too - don't ask!)
My family all think I'm bonkers but I'm very proud to have been put in Gryffindor on the Pottermore site - it must have been because I kept saying 'Not Slytherin!'
I can't tell you how much I love Muse too. I've seen them four times in concert already and I can't wait to see them again.
As for the Twilight saga - well what can I say? Team Edward all the way...

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is the 3rd in the Operation Boyfriend Series and focuses on Tyler Barton. Tyler is James's younger brother from All Kinds of Trouble. He's a little wayward - hence the title...
Tyler can't seem to stay out of trouble whatever he tries to do to prevent it. He believes himself in love with his best mate's girlfriend (yeah, awkward!) but obviously he's barking up the wrong tree there...
He has to have a bit of time away from college and has to be tutored by a fellow student - Savannah - beautiful, intelligent and far more interested in him than he could ever imagine... but she also happens to be Daisy's best friend.
Now that Tyler is finished, I'm concentrating on getting the final instalment finished - What Happens with Vegas...
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I'd tried going down the traditional route but I kept being knocked back and then I read an article about Smashwords and I looked it up and thought I'd give it a go... I've never looked back; that was in October 2010 and now I've sold more than 70,000 books through Smashwords awesome distribution network and I figure that maybe some folks actually do enjoy my stories even if the traditional publishers didn't think they would.
I was really nervous when I first published Becky's Diary and Re Vamp (they were the very first ones). The only way I can describe it is as if I'd walked down the street in my underwear - suddenly all these people know what's inside my head! Still - it's there; I enjoy writing it and sharing it - and yes I still get really nervous with each book I release - and no I never think my writing is good enough. I strive to do better with each one.
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Where to find Heather Mar-Gerrison online


Books

Seven
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,270. Language: British English. Published: December 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
My life had been turned on its head and destroyed in a matter of a few short weeks. My beautiful wife had gone and I was alone with our baby. Luckily, I wasn't completely alone - I had my sister for support - and her rather odd but pleasant fiancé, Oliver. This is my story of getting though the seven stages of grief, with a little help from my friends...
Can We Dance...?
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Series: Dance, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,220. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Penelope and James have been together for two years now and everything is perfect. When he decides to go to Art College instead of staying on to finish his A Levels with her, though, their relationship starts to get a little strained - and when she finds that he's spending a lot of time with Frankie, she starts to wonder if they'll ever get things back on track...
The Trouble with Tyler
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Series: Operation Boyfriend..., Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Don’t die on me, Tyler, don't you dare die on me!” I closed my eyes. I didn’t deserve a friend like Vegas – I’d stopped being his mate almost overnight since he’d become an item with Daisy Oldham – and now I’d never have a chance to put things right again. Cue beautiful, brilliant Savannah, my tutor to stop me from failing - oh, and Daisy's best friend too, seems trouble followed me everywhere.
All Kinds of Trouble...
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Series: Operation Boyfriend..., Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
James has been badly hurt and his trust in women is at absolute zero. He’s vowed never to fall in love again. But despite his best efforts, he can’t seem to help himself being attracted to Celeste. She has her own trust issues going on and had built a wall around her heart - but there's something about James that has made that wall start to crumble...
Operation Boyfriend...
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Series: Operation Boyfriend..., Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,200. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
I'd had some outlandish ideas in the past - pretending to be Faith's boyfriend to win back her ex was just one of them - but this plan of Celeste's took some beating for just plain stupid... “She thinks I’m gay?” I cried indignantly. This really wasn't what I'd planned at all - Operation Boyfriend was supposed to get her to fall for me - how was that gonna happen if she thought I was into guys?
Phase 5
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Series: White Water, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Kelsey and Josh are adoptive brothers - both with gifts beyond the usual human and both confused and trying to come to terms with their super-human abilities. When they start university at Marlborough Mews they realise they are not alone... but another group of individuals - the guys in suits - also realise they're special. As more students disappear who can they trust? And where have they gone?
White Water
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Series: White Water, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,560. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Sophie and her family are different. They keep themselves to themselves and try their best to blend in with the regular humans around them; it isn't always easy but they do their best... But Cody Conner seems to see beneath their careful façade and has decided that Sophie is the one for him... White Water is the first in a new series that follows on from the Stan Series.
Makes No Difference...
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,040. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Fin thought he could treat girls badly - thought that it would make no difference to him whether they stayed or not... Everything in his life was rosy until he and his housemate Gloria had a moment and he said those fateful words she'd heard a million times before, "it makes no difference to me...." He found that maybe it did - maybe it made all the difference in the world....
The Secrets of Sebastian Valentine
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,700. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Let me tell you a little bit about Sebastian Valentine. He’s gorgeous; he’s effortlessly stylish, handsome beyond all reason and ever so slightly mysterious – and he happens to live right next door, which let me tell you, was the only silver lining in a very dark and cloudy sky when we first moved into Sunnyside Street...
Too Easy To Pretend...
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,380. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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Friends - they'll do anything for each other right? Yeah, that's what I figured, so when my lifelong friend Chas asked me to be his plus one for the upcoming wedding of his best friend Ozzie, I naturally agreed. There were a couple of problems with his plan, one - he was just trying to avoid his ex - and two - I was finding it hard to remember that I was only supposed to be his fake girlfriend...
Like No Other
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,430. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Lacey first meets Logan, she has no idea that he’s going to become the love of her life. All she knows is that he’s the best looking guy she’s ever met, with his beautiful green eyes and his wavy dark hair. Lacey doesn't believe in love. In fact she does her best not to fall for guys – everyone ultimately lets her down anyway. Logan is different – he’s like no other – or so she thinks...
Summer Break
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,050. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Zayn is a surfer, a singer and co-owner of his own bar. He’s also drop-dead gorgeous with his untidy blonde hair and his ever-so-sexy lip ring. He could have any woman he wanted but he only wants the one that he can’t have; the one he fell in love with five years ago.
The Ballad of Jon and Lisa (Smoke and Mirrors)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Jon and Lisa were friends from the moment they first set eyes on each other. When Jon's father decided that they were moving back to the USA to live; he and Lisa were heart-broken and Jon was determined that he would find a way to return. Set in 1992, Jon and Lisa also happen to be the parents of Becky Willis from Becky's Diary...and this is their story.
Red Button
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Series: Seltham Community College, 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,110. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Angelica Delgardio is the fifth member of the group Red Button and she is in love with Karl Davies, her brothers' best friend and band mate. She thinks he might feel the same for her after a shared Christmas kiss, but when he apologises things aren't as clear as they first appeared... Can they continue to work along side each other in the band - or is Red Button ultimately doomed?
The Wolf Moon
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Series: Moon, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,830. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The second book in the Moon series. Adam is in love again - but this time it might actually be for real... and Franklin discovers that he has more gifts than he could ever have imagined. Releasing Oscar's natural father from the gates of hell seems to be impossible, but then he meets his natural father and suddenly everything becomes clear...
The One That Got Away...
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
“Rachel,” Mr Wardle said brightly. “This is Evan, Evan Jones – he’s a sixth former here at Franklin Adams Academy." Yes, I know that, I thought, I’ve been crushing on him since I was eleven and since this outstanding Academy was only a crappy Technology College… Evan Jones was everything I'd ever wanted - until he dumped me and I met his best mate, Paddy... Paddy was for keeps, or so I thought...
If I Can't Have You...
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,330. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jackson was my best friend all through High School and I loved him with all my heart - but best friends was all we were meant to be, right? Wrong! But somehow, neither of us seemed able to put into words what we felt for each other and we finally drifted apart... I never expected to see him again, but on an impromptu visit to my sister's place in Truro, I found my best friend all over again...
The Genie and the Master who loved him
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Series: Seltham Community College, 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,370. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Daphne Collins can't believe her bad luck. She's been pitched in the Genie challenge with none other than her very good looking, but very bad tempered lab partner, Leon Macklin. Even though he's rude and surly, there's something about Leon that she can't help being attracted to - suddenly the idea of spending a lot more time with him isn't as daunting as she first thought...
Philip Brunswick Is Getting Married
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Series: Brunswick Family, 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Philip Brunswick is the second born son to Anthony Brunswick, Duke of Circhester. He doesn't wish to take on the responsibilities of being the next in line to the Dukedom and he certainly doesn't wish to marry Elizabeth Clancey; the young lady he is supposed to be betrothed to...
The Real Duke of Circhester
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Series: Brunswick Family, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,130. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
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Ephraim was the eldest son of Lord Anthony Brunswick, the Duke of Circhester, and as such, he was the first in line to inherit the Dukedom one day - or at least that was the plan on the day of his birth... Sadly, Ephraim stutters, and his father decides that his younger brother, Philip be groomed for the position instead. If that weren't bad enough - he also tells the world that Ephraim is dead...
Highway to Society
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Series: Duchess, 2. Price: $2.69 USD. Words: 45,200. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Maisie Bywater liked highwaymen. She was also rather intrigued with smugglers and pirates - so long as they were between the pages of her favourite books... Matthew St Clair however was a real highwayman - and her first encounter with him was at once terrifying and rather thrilling. Not only did he steal her necklace - he managed to steal her heart at the same time.
The Duchess of Chittenden
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Series: Duchess, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,760. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Regency
Emilia is married to Isaac Wolseley, Duke of Chittenden, but neither love each other - she is secretly in love with his cousin and as for Isaac - well he is in love with his best friend. The situation is intolerable for both of them so Isaac makes a decision to fake his own death to release them both from the marriage...
The Chosen One
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
…Samuel King is the Secret Keeper. He has unleashed the prophecy, which is his destiny to do. He now has twenty four hours to track down and find Caitlin O’Reilly, whom he now knows to be the Chosen One. He finds her in the corridor between the school hall and the gymnasium...
Bradley's Bad Decision
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Series: Seltham Community College, 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,570. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Bradley is secretly in love with his best friend Cassie. He can't admit his true feelings though as he's part of an elite group at school and they don't approve of Cassie... Will he stand up to them and follow his heart, or will he go out with the girl that they think he should date?
Stan, New Beginnings
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Series: Stan, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,860. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
On the run, Stan and Molly have no idea where the GP Solutions agents are going to strike from next... Agent Corby is still on the scene and seems to be wanting to bring them in as much as ever, but does he really want them captured or is he trying to warn them? They have to decide who they can and cannot trust in this final chapter of the Stan Trilogy.
Amethyst's Dating Game
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Series: Seltham Community College, 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,150. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Amethyst and Selina have decided between them that neither is doing a decent job of managing their love lives and each is determined to sort out the other's. Will their efforts help or hinder each other?
Midnight Moon
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Series: Moon, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,930. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
When Leona Larson first sets eyes on Adam she has a weird feeling that she has seen him somewhere before. Adam is instantly intrigued with her too and very soon asks her on a date. His brother Jonah is not happy about the match and warns him against going out with her as he definitely recognises her and he realises that she is a shape-shifter that they almost killed a few years earlier...
Save the Last Dance...
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Series: Dance, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Penelope and James have been friends practically forever. Although Penelope loves James - well of course she does, he's her best friend, she thinks she is in love with his twin brother Ryan, however, a flippant comment and an upcoming disco at school makes her start to question her real feelings...
Stan, Remember Me...
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Series: Stan, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,370. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Molly has had her memory erased and cannot remember Stan at all. She is dating a new guy, but keeps dreaming about a beautiful guy with black eyes and she knows she's met him somewhere before. Can she regain her memory and find Stan before it is too late and he is tracked down and eliminated along with the other hybrids?
Molly Stan...In His Own Words.
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Series: Stan, 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,920. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Stan is sent to Earth from his homeland, Gore, a planet in outer space that has intelligent life. He meets Molly and his life suddenly becomes far more interesting, especially when he makes a discovery in her father's office that makes him question whether Molly is really quite as human as she first appears... This is the same book as Stan, only told from Stan's point of view.
Stan
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Series: Stan, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,750. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Stan is an alien from the planet Gore. Molly has been given the task of teaching him about life on Earth. She isn’t impressed at first, but soon things change and she and Stan find they have more in common than either could have ever known. When Molly’s dad finds out that she and Stan have become friends, he tries to send Stan back to Gore, but Molly has other plans...
Lauren's Magnificent Production
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Series: Seltham Community College, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Lauren has written the best play she's ever produced and the drama club are putting on the show. So everything is great, right? Wrong! She is secretly in love with Cameron, her best friend, and he's just told her he needs her help to ask out his perfect mystery date! Will he end up with the mystery girl or will Lauren finally get her man? This is number 5 in the 'Seltham Community College' series.
Zoe's First Date with Fate
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Price: Free! Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Zoe has been subscribing to her Lonely Hearts club for almost six months and hasn't even had one message in her inbox - the shame of it! Just when she is resigning herself to 'enjoying' the next six months for free a very good looking guy asks her for a date and the fun begins...
Friends (The Extended Version)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,590. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Short story about James and his best friend... James has always been in love with his best friend and has never known quite how to tell her. Now things have got even worse, because she's getting married and he still feels the same way... Can he (should he?) tell her before it's too late or should he just forget all about telling her and forever hold his peace?
Joe's Nemesis
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Series: Seltham Community College, 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,480. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Every time Joe goes to book the Basketball court, Sapphire Martin has beaten him to it. It's gotten so bad he's had to find somewhere else to practice. But there's something about Sapphire that's gotten under his skin and when she saves his life after an accident, he starts to see her in a totally new light... Joe's Nemesis is number 4 in the series of Seltham Community College stories.
Eternally Yours
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Series: Re: Vamp, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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George and Serena are back in a new adventure. Two years on, Serena has her blood hunger entirely under control. Danger is around the corner though, when she is snatched from her home by two vampires and George has to travel with Harry and his new friend, Josh to rescue her -will he get there in time or is Serena doomed this time?
The Nerd And The Masquerade Ball
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Series: Seltham Community College, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Rachel and Miles work together on the school magazine. They secretly fancy each other, but are both too shy to do anything about it. That is, until the Valentine's Disco, when Rachel's alter ego "Stinky Pete" asks out "Nerd" and they discover to their delight that they are a match made in heaven... This is the third book in the series of Seltham Community College romances.
Julia's Horoscopes
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Series: Seltham Community College, 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,050. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Julia loves her horoscopes. The only thing in the world she loves more is Ben Scarlett. When she finds herself on holiday with him she can't believe her luck. Only he finishes with her before they even get back home...Can they get back on track with the help of her astrological gift or is it something that neither of them have any control over? This is the sequel to Becky's Diary.
Becky's Diary
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Series: Seltham Community College, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,950. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Chick Lit
Becky has just moved to England from America. On her first day of school she meets Jamie. Jamie is everything Becky wants in a boyfriend, only he's going out with Sarah. Becky is everything Jamie wants in a girlfriend too, but he is trapped in his relationship with Sarah and doesn't seem able find a way out...will he manage to finish with her before Becky loses interest and finds someone else?
Re: Vamp
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Series: Re: Vamp, 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,270. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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“Harry, HARRY!” George hammered on the front door. “Oh, God, please don’t let me be too late...” George has a tough job. His girlfriend is half-vampire and his best friend is the new trainee Vampire Slayer...and they are trapped in the basement together - will he be able to save her life and save his friendship with Harry all at the same time?

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