Mike Vavrinak


Mike Vavrinak was born in Youngstown Ohio in 1966. After graduating with a degree in drafting in the early nineties he moved to Columbus, where he found a job completely unrelated to the education he spent so much time and money on. He currently lives in Lancaster Ohio with his beautiful wife Glaiza where he is working on his next novel and fighting an ongoing war with pizza … delicious evil pizza.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
Rebecca is a vampire novel on its surface, but for me it was a look into human dysfunction ... why can't we have nice things? What is it about human nature that we can't just seem to shut up and be happy when our dreams come true? The little flaws and insecurities that we all have, that insert themselves into our personalities over the years and piss off our partners and friends now and then, what if those traits had centuries to grow and fester, how long until we'd be forced to deal with them before they consumed us. - Plus, horror and action and sex is just fun to write.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always enjoyed writing and reading. It feels good to be able to take something that only you can see and find a way to share that with the world around you. It's kind of like taking your turn around a campfire, whether you sing a song or tell a story or act a fool, it feels good to contribute, almost therapeutic.
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Where to find Mike Vavrinak online


Letters In June
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,010. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Previously published under pen name Michael Edwards. Sex, death, and psychosis - never a good mixture. Read a series of disturbingly detailed letters between two young lovers who are burying their past - and everyone in it. Strong violent and sexual content - very bad people here ... doing very bad things ... nothing good can come from reading this ... seriously ... bad, bad people ...
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 156,550. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Horror » Undead
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
After centuries of misery under the manipulative thumb of her vampire 'father' Dominic, Rebecca seduces and turns an outsider in a desperate bid to escape her small dysfunctional immortal family. In the blood soaked days that follow she learns how strong the bonds of family can be. A twisted fantasy of terror, erotic desires and decadent hunger, and maybe even true love at the end of it all.