Nightlord: Sunset by Garon Whited

Eric didn’t ask to be a vampire. In fact, he didn’t even believe in them. Then he hooks up with a hot babe, wakes up with a hangover, and bites his tongue with his own fangs. Which pretty much settles the question. Now he’s trying to hold down his day job while learning the rules…

Eric didn’t ask to be a vampire. In fact, he didn’t even believe in them. Then he hooks up with a hot babe, wakes up with a hangover, and bites his tongue with his own fangs.

Which pretty much settles the question.

Now he’s trying to hold down his day job while learning the rules of the Undead — the most important being that bloodthirsty urges and predatory instincts are a real bitch.

Upside; Eric has the beautiful Sasha to teach him the ropes, including the magic he’ll need to survive.

Downside; they’re being hunted by members of the Church of Light, who are determined to rid the world of vampires.

Then Sasha is killed, and Eric is thrust into an alternate world in his quest to avenge her death. There he becomes a Nightlord, fights a dragon with the help of his magical steed, Bronze, and upchucks a sword named Firebrand.

But things get really interesting when Eric finally finds Tobias, head of the Church of Light. Soon Eric finds himself at the center of an epic battle at the literal edge of the world in a fight to keep a terrible darkness at bay.

In other words, just another day in the life of the Nightlord.

“When you fall off the Edge of the World into hordes of demonic Things from the Outer Darkness, you really start to wonder about your life choices.”
–Eric, part-time undead, expectant father, and short-term astronaut.
Available on Amazon

“A hidden gem and surprise pleasure”

Five Star Review on Amazon By RickH

Apparently self-published several years ago, but like many such never managed to get enough exposure to develop a fan following, which is a terrible shame considering the quality. This is not your usual B-grade cheap filler read, reasonably entertaining as long as you don’t try to expect too much. This is fully A-list major author quality, right up there with many on my automatic “buy on sight” list, and will easily justify your Unlimited sub for the month by itself. My only real complaint is that I want more, and there isn’t any. I’m hopeful though that this recent re-release on Kindle is working well for the author and will finally find the following he deserves, and encourage him to continue the series. It’s how I stumbled on it, and I see most of the reviews are pretty recent.

A note on genre: the blurb (which needs serious work, I’m afraid) gives the impression that this is a modern urban dark fantasy/vampire story, but after an early setup phase, it’s really mostly straight alternate-world magic fantasy. I was strongly reminded in several ways of the currently ongoing Spellmonger series by Terry Mancour, another great Unlimited find, especially in the style and tone of the hero; I love this kind of intelligent, competent, sensible yet essentially good protagonist, and they’re hard to find. If you liked one, you’d probably like the other.

About the Author

We now return you to your regularly-scheduled Author Biography.
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Garon Whited was supposedly born in either 1969 or 1970; the original birth certificate is suspiciously unavailable and other records do not agree.
After spending some years in college playing with computers, he finally joined a radical group of jellyfish herding nomads. Having fought zombie dolphins, quasi-corporeal spirits, and brain-sucking mole rats, he is uniquely qualified to write fantastic fiction. His subsequent attempts at professional salsa repairman and ley line salesman met with similar success. He claims to live in Texarkana, on Earth, but people have been known to disagree.

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