Blood for the Living By Kate Nevermore

About the Book

In the near future, an experimental study alters gene therapy subjects into living vampires, giving them superhuman strength, speed, stamina and senses, yet leaving them dependent on blood for survival.

Under Mathius Marsden’s charismatic leadership, the vampires create the secret V Society, a sanctuary for vampiric families. They build the Fourth Planet Farm, a massive agricultural and financial empire used to manipulate the course of world events.

Determined by test years, the vampires are divided into the powerful, sterile Founders (first round), the long-surviving dominant Seniors (second round), and the subservient Juniors (third round). The V Society argues over control of the farm, which is also the primary source of blood for its members. Tired of the friction from within, the Founders withdraw into obscurity, leaving the V Society in the hands of the manipulative Seniors.

For 350 years, Founder Mathius has secretly monitored the V Society. He’s silently watched as it degenerated from the refuge he created into a cult of subjugation and fear. Senior Eliza Ricos is searching for the genetic key to freedom from the oppressive Society. When the reigning triumvirate targets the entire Ricos family, Mathius plans to use his considerable power to oppose the dictatorship and put the Society back on the course he originally set. But nothing ever goes as planned…


About the Author

Kate Nevermore is a fictional character who writes for fun and profit. She plans to write a sequel to Blood for the Living and two other novels.

Blood for the Living has won the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award

Reviews

“I was surprised when I started reading this book and found that it was set in the future. I really enjoyed the freshness of the story line. The characters were interesting and well developed. Over all, this was an enjoyable read. I hope there will be more books continuing with this story because I would love to read more about the Founders, Seniors and Juniors. I would recommend this book to my friends.” – Rebecca L. Hines

“This is an ingenious twist on the classic vampire story. And given that the vampire story has been told so many times in so many ways, that’s saying something. It’s not aimed at teenagers, nor is it prurient, and will not insult your intelligence. It blends vampirism and science fiction into a suspenseful, sinister tale. The story moves at a good clip and makes a quick, fun read that leaves you wanting more. If you like stories about vampires, science fiction, miss your college days, or maybe even all three, you’ll enjoy this book.” – Mulva Shabadoo “M”

“My brother purchased this book for me over the holidays. I read it and found it to be a light read and an enjoyable book. What I enjoyed most was how the author made vampires out to be everyday humans who are ostracized because of a genetic defect. Only the daring discover the secret of vampirism by drinking blood, which is something very taboo in our society. This portrayal of vampires as weak humans was a refreshing escape from the typical fantasy offered by everyday vampire books.

The story takes place in the future where, quite frequently, an ancient vampire remembers his past and continues to hold a crush for a woman he met many centuries earlier. At the same time, he has to deal with vampire society politics in the present because he is unhappy with how the younger leaders have ruined his legacy after his retirement.

Overall, I thought the book had a lot of refreshing ideas. The author gives a human face to the vampire. If you want to read something unique, then you should definitely consider this book.” – Nathan Dee

“This one will suck you in! Fast-paced with an engrossing story. Would be a terrific commute read.” – Becca Balmes

“With vampires being very popular at the moment with the True Blood Series, Twilight, and so many other series; this book was refreshing with no teenagers in love tale and a new twist to the vampire tale. It’s all about the science in this fast pace enjoyable book. I highly recommend picking up and giving it a chance, especially with all the love lorn vampire tales.” – Lori L. Barlup