Evil Red by Nikki Jefford
(An Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter Novelette)
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: February 2014
L.A. is one tough city, especially while sharing a trailer with four thieving sisters.
Valerie’s plans for a better life and Hollywood grandeur are interrupted after a fateful stabbing lands her in Anchorage, Alaska where government agents expect her to play the role of a vampire hunting La Femme Nikita.
The redheaded vixen is back in her own Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter novelette.
**Novella is approximately 18,000 words**
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As the door closed behind the agents, Valerie snatched a knife off the table and stuffed it into her back pocket. She picked the handgun back up, opened the chamber, and checked for bullets. It was fully loaded. She snapped the chamber into place and unlocked the safety. With that she walked over to the far wall of the room, spread her legs shoulder width apart, and aimed at the door.
Valerie glanced at the mirror.
There was no reply.
She kept her arms steady. The gun weighed on her arms as she waited, but she didn’t waver. There was a sudden knock right before the metal door screeched open. A twenty-something man stumbled in as the door slammed shut. The dude was skinny and a bit pale, but who wouldn’t be in a place like Alaska? He righted himself and faced the door. And there he remained standing, staring at the door as though it would open if he waited long enough.
Some vampire. Valerie lowered the gun slightly as her arms relaxed.
“Hey, you,” she called out.
The man turned more suddenly than she’d expected. His eyes sparked to life when he saw her.
“Blut,” he said. “Ich brauche Blut.”
“I don’t speak vampire,” Valerie retorted.
The man started walking toward her.
Valerie raised her gun.
“Stop! Stay where you are.”
The man kept advancing.
“I said stay where you are!”
“Ich brauche Blut,” the man said back.
When he was three feet away from her, he reached for her neck.
Not again. Valerie wouldn’t be a victim a second time.
She pulled the trigger.
**Dang! This story already has me!
About the Author~
Nikki is the author of the bestselling SPELLBOUND trilogy and AURORA SKY:VAMPIRE HUNTER. She's a third generation Alaskan who now lives in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands (WA) where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada in a town without a single traffic light.