Readers of gay vampire fiction may be familiar with Cord Logan, the young frat boy turned vampire created by Todd Gregory, and who first appeared in the last Kensington vampire anthology Midnight Hunger (Amazon paperbook or Kindle). He returned in Blood Sacraments (Amazon), which set up the story that now continues in Need (available for pre-order from Amazon print or kindle, or for your iPad in the iBookstore). Actually if you haven’t picked up Blood Sacraments, skip right to Need as the book’s first chapter is the short story.
Need picks up Cord’s story two years after he became a vampire. He’s returned to New Orleans, the scene of his turning, against the better wishes of his maker Jean-Paul as he fears Cord’s past could easily catch up with him. Out for prey and growing too hungry for his own good, Cord comes upon his fraternity roommate Jared and he’s unable to control his needs. Back in the house that witnessed Cord’s turning, Jared has a secret desire to share with the friend most thought was long dead. Featuring hot college vampires, Need is a wonderful, hot and streamy read. If you enjoyed the earlier short stories, you’ll enjoy the continuation.
On the sultry streets of New Orleans, you can indulge every desire. Even when what you crave is blood.
As far as the mortal world knows, Cord Logan died two years ago. In reality, he stalks the French Quarter, searching for victims. Cord knew that coming back to New Orleans would be risky now that he’s broken with the fraternity of vampires who first claimed him. But a chance encounter with an old friend triggers unexpected desire, and reveals a lethal curse that endangers not just his kind, but all of humanity.
Cord’s quest to break the curse leads him on a journey of carnal self-discovery and deep into the bayous. Here, where magic reigns unchecked, Cord must tap into his dark, unpredictable abilities and all his seductive powers. And if he fails, he’ll have all eternity to regret itâ€¦