As I was randomly stumbling across Twitter looking for new connections, I encountered author Travis Luedke. His book The Nightlife: New York is available on Amazon and it’s doing quite well with over 20 great reviews. My reason for doing my author feature on Mr. Luedke is that his book is currently available for FREE! The description looks intriguing and the cover art is genius.
Travis is a husband and father, and his break-out novel is just the first in an upcoming series. I’d love to tell you my thoughts on his book, but I just downloaded it this morning. I’m doing this author feature to “pay it forward” and convince my lovely followers to give this book a good read.
*Disclaimer: Judging by the book description and tags, this book may contain graphic sex and violence. Again, I haven’t read it yet, but you have been officially notified.
The Nightlife: New York by Travis Luedke
Description: “Vampires, strippers, escorts, night clubs, gangs, pimps and corrupt cops, the Nightlife of New York is never boring.
Is she a beautiful blond guardian angel as he imagined, or something else entirely? When Michelle saves Aaron’s life she shares the benefits of her blood––after getting him shot accidentally. He awakes a changed man, living in a purgatory of eternal night, never to see the sunrise again.
Michelle drags Aaron through a hardcore learning curve of vampiric slavery. Forced to adapt to servitude, he is subject to her authority of compulsion. She orders him around like a puppet on a string, a dog on a very short leash. First things first, he must learn to feed properly without creating bloodslaves (humans addicted to the powerful drug-like effect of their venomous bite).
And then she puts him to work––a male escort in the sex trade––same as Michelle. Aaron walks a tightrope of strictly controlled feeding regiments and intensely erotic sexual adventures while catering to the neurotic control-freak tendencies of his new master. It’s do or die, Michelle vows to eliminate him if he proves too difficult to control. Amidst all these shocking and degrading adjustments, Aaron finds he’s falling in love.
Can he maintain her rules and keep a sliver of his humanity intact? Innocence is a luxury few can afford in the decadent nightlife of New York. In a world where sex, blood, and power over women is so readily accessible, Aaron struggles against the predatory instincts deeply rooted in his new psyche. He must find his way quickly, practicing rigid self-control, or risk the consequences of Michelle’s wrath.”
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I’m not sure how long this book will be available for free, so grab it while you can. And if you do read it, don’t forget to wander back to Amazon to leave Travis a review.
*Hurricane Update: As I thought, we haven’t felt much of anything of Hurricane Sandy. There was a slight breeze last night and it’s raining, but all is well in my area. I wish I could say the same for those Mainers on the coast and everyone south of here – some of the footage is incredible! My husband saw a photo on Twitter of a New Jersey neighborhood – it was a shark swimming in front of someone’s house. Craziness! To everyone still dealing with this storm, stay safe and dry and take care.