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SUCKAGE

Vampires suck. Nobody knows this better than Nathan Sharp, the latest minion of Iris Augenblick, a Venetian vampiress who has been roaming the world in a centuries-old game of cat-and-mouse with her ancient Russian maker, Alexei, before finally settling in Chicago. Crossing fateful paths with Iris one night, Nate thought he’d found paradise, only to eventually see the bloody reality behind the nightlife of his undead mistress, and the cold brutality of vampire politics. The only thing worse than being a vampire’s victim is being their minion. And if you think serving one is hard, try leaving one behind and living to tell the tale. Part minion’s memoir, part fractured love story, “Suckage” escorts you through the moonlit streets of Chicago and into the very darkest corners of the human spirit with audacious wit, horror, and humor.

Horror Author

D.T. Neal

D. T. Neal is a fiction writer and editor living in Chicago. He won second place in the 2008 Aeon Award for his short story, “Aegis,” and has been published in Albedo One, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

He is the author of Saamaanthaa and The Happening, both part of the Wolfshadow Trilogy. He’s also written the vampire novel, Suckage, as well as the Lovecraftian cosmic horror-thriller, Chosen. He has written two creature feature/eco-horror novellas, Relict and Summerville. He continues to work on several science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thriller stories.

AWARDS:

• 2008 Aeon Award, Second Place for “Aegis”
• 2009 Honorable Mention, “Best Horror of the Year,” edited by Ellen Datlow for “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
• Runner-up, 2013 Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”
• Shortlisted for the 2012 Aeon Award for “Day of the Nightfish.”

Horror Author

D.T. Neal

D. T. Neal is a fiction writer and editor living in Chicago. He won second place in the 2008 Aeon Award for his short story, “Aegis,” and has been published in Albedo One, Ireland’s premier magazine of science fiction, horror, and fantasy.

He is the author of the werewolf horror novel, Saamaanthaa, and the sequel, The Happening, the vampire novel, Suckage, the Lovecraftian horror-thriller, Chosen, the creature feature novella, Relict, and the eco-horror novella, Summerville. He is currently working on several new science fiction, fantasy, and thriller stories.

AWARDS:

• 2008 Aeon Award, Second Place for “Aegis”
• 2009 Honorable Mention, “Best Horror of the Year,” edited by Ellen Datlow for “Aegis” and “Rotgut.”
• Runner-up, 2013 Best New Novel by a Chicagoan, Chicago Reader, for “Suckage”
• Shortlisted for the 2012 Aeon Award for “Day of the Nightfish.”

ALL Books

CHOSEN

Something’s rotten in the waters around Ludlow. It’s turning townsfolk into the Brethren—pale and lifeless apparitions, monstrous reflections of themselves. 

SAAMAANTHAA

Something’s been eating Samantha Hain’s friends, and she’s more than a little afraid it might be her.

THE HAPPENING

Zooey’s werewolf insurrection has exploded beyond the confines of the city of Chicago, appearing throughout the country, with only the members of a secret government agency to stop it.

RELICT

Four leisure travelers boat their way to Palmer Atoll, deep in the inky heart of the Pacific Ocean, hell and gone from anywhere, not guessing that they have stumbled upon the lair of something ancient and terrible.

SUMMERVILLE

Three friends set out to find casks of Civil War-era brandy at the bottom of a South Carolina river, not knowing that they’ve walked right into the clutches of a growing evil in the ghost town of Summerville.

SUCKAGE

Vampires suck. The only thing worse than being a vampire’s victim is being their minion. And if you think serving one is hard, try leaving one behind and living to tell the tale.

REVIEWS

RELICT:

“So horrifying, and yet so plausible. As an author who has written a book about a giant sea creature, I take my hat off to Neal—this guy takes us all to school in showing what it would be liked to be trapped somewhere remote by something with a monstrous size, appetite, and intelligence. Great work—now to see what else he’s got!”

Grieg Beck

Author

SUMMERVILLE:

“…Neal is a compelling and imaginative storyteller whose tales are richly evocative and leave the reader wondering about the story well after it’s read…Neal explores larger questions of knowledge and morality but creates stories that nevertheless compel readers who love the genres he works in and doesn’t approach his tales analytically. He has an easy way with dialogue, and there is a lovely symmetry of detail in this novella. I will be reading more of Neal’s longer works.”

Margaret Perkins

Amazon.com

SAAMAANTHAA:

“If you want bloody, visceral horror, look no further. The is brutality here that should satisfy true fans of the genre. And the creepy, unexpected end will have you wanting more, and make you think twice about walking your dog in the city.”

Amazon Customer

Amazon.com

AEGIS:

“In second place Ian [Watson] chose “Aegis” by D. T. Neal, which he described as ‘wonderfully descriptive and powerful and “mythopaeic.’ “Aegis” was published in Albedo One, issue 37.”

Albedo One

Albedo1.com

SUCKAGE:

“…One of the most compelling components of this novel is the way in which the story is delivered. The reader sees the action through the eyes of the irreverent, snarky Nathan. With such dry commentary as, “Nobody just walks up and says “Hey, I’m a vampire. Want to go somewhere?’” Nathan gives the reader a brutally frank view of the underworld. By infusing humor into an otherwise dark story, Neal creates a compelling read on many levels.…Going above and beyond the call of duty, “Suckage” delivers the full package: blood, guts, and love. With thoroughly developed characters, intriguing narration, and moral commentary, Neal creates a self-aware and refreshingly frank story likely to appeal to a variety of readers.”

Claire Colburn

IndieReader.com

CHOSEN:

“I could easily see this book becoming a Netflix series! This book delivers a gripping and gritty tale.”

Karin Harriss

Amazon.com

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