Timothy Hobbs is a retired Medical Technologist living in Robinson, Texas. He has had short stories and poems published in New Texas (an annual literary collection of Texas writers), a short story and flash fiction piece in Dark Tales, a U.K. publication (Issue 7:Autumn 2005 and Issue 9:Autumn 2006), and a short story in spinetinglermag.com, an on-line Canadian magazine. He has also published a short story collection, Mothertrucker and Other Stories, and a novel Veils through Publish America. His novels The Pumpkin Seed and Music Box Sonata and his novella The Smell of Ginger were published by Vamplit Publishing in the United Kingdom and recently republished by Visionary Press Cooperative. His recent novel Maiden Fair was published by Netherworld Books in the United Kingdom. His author page can be viewed at Amazon.com.
“I am a drinker of human blood and an eater of human flesh, a monster dressed in the skin of a man.” So states Charles, the main character of the novel, after being infected with a virus transmitted by an insect vector. The horror is set loose on the world by a man driven mad by injustice and oppression. In a novel spanning three hundred years the vampire is both killer and victim of humanity.
It's Halloween in Jasper, Texas and Butch and Suzy are driving with their dad to trick or treat at the strip mall and the local churches. They didn't count on the truck breaking down, getting lost in the woods, or coming across the ordinary old cabin, but there's nothing ordinary about the tenants - two spinster sisters who have been waiting eternally for children to call their own.