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Chris DeFazio

Chris DeFazio, a product of Quincy, Massachusetts, is a practicing ER doctor, a hack golfer (his words, not mine), and a minor league gym rat. When he’s not stitching up wounds or writing books, he also teaches physician assistant students at Northeastern University. He is a credited editor of the Manual of Emergency Medicine.

When Chris told me that his first novel, A History in Blood, was a finalist for the RONE Award, I wasn’t surprised. I read and worked through that novel several times as I evaluated, critiqued, and finally edited it, and I fully enjoyed every moment I spent with it. The second novel in his paranormal Blood Trilogy, Just Plain Blood, was a RONE Award nominee in 2014, and the final novel, Blood Future, has carried on Chris’s rare blend of horror, humor, and human drama. Chris has recently completed a crime novel entitled Last Chance and has begun writing a detective series set in New Orleans.

A History in Blood

Following the death of his beloved dog, two-thousand-year-old vampire Julian Brownell wanted nothing more than to escape into the more emotionally fulfilling life of the human. But after he spends fifteen years hiding his true identity, playing at a lousy marriage, and posing as an ER doctor, his mortal wife asks him for a divorce, sending Julian spinning into an ancient-life crisis. His travels take him from Boston to New Orleans to Montreal, where he meets with some of his oldest vampire friends in an effort to shed the human morality the past few decades have bred in him.

The more he plugs back into the lifestyle, the freer Julian feels. By the time he has adopted a group of fledgling followers and fed off his share of muggers, he can scarcely believe he ever thought pretending to be human was a good idea. Threatening his new and happy existence, however, is the dreaded Genealogist, the head of a sophisticated network of vampire hunters hell-bent on bringing down Julian and his ilk. And if she doesn’t kill him, Julian’s estranged wife and her new beau – with all their meddling in his financial affairs – just might.

“First let me say thanks so much. It’s a bit frustrating to me that others use me to “edit” their stories sometimes, and although far from a professional like you, I’m generally well received when I do it. Except, of course, when I’m trying to review my own work and fail miserably. It’s like I know it too well and look right through the writing to the story underlying. So again, thanks so much for picking up the grammar and tense and paragraph placement and all of the other fun stuff that comes with a DeFazio ‘masterpiece.'”

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