One of the best things about attending conferences is that you get to meet writers that may not be widely known. So for a new segment is The Sunday Spot Light where the subject matter is a book in the horror or supernatural genre.
The first spotlight is Carl Alves unique take on the vampire genre, “Blood Street.” For fans of the vampire genre this is going to be a serious turn that they will not expect and this is what I love about the book.
The normal day to day operations for loyal street soldiers of La Kosa Nostra is never the same. It's a violent turbulent lifestyle. They expect other families to muscle in on their territory because only another family would have the audacity to cross them.
The irony though of a Mafia family is that you could be on your last leg with them but if you die suddenly, especially if its murder then you are suddenly a much loved member of the family. All of your digressions are forgotten because it is attack on the family as a whole. Only this murder is quickly ruled out as a ‘hit.’ No one can really understand how someone as tough as Johnny Gunns could be taken by surprise and killed as horrendously as he was.
The Goat was the first to stumble upon the actual killer and many people thought his report of a superhuman monster that couldn’t be stopped even by half a clip from his nine millimeter.
The boss, Enzio Salerno cannot believe the audacity of someone taking out one of his men. The manner of his death disturbs him and he sends out his consigliore to investigate the police and coroner reports to investigate the claims. He lets the Goat believe that he believes him and sends him off with his good wishes.
So how do you stop an immortal vampire? Conversely, if the Salerno family actually believes that a vampire is to blame for Johnny Gunns’ murder how does one immortal vampire survive when an entire Mafia family is out for his head?