Jake Grinley loved girls, cigarettes, rock & roll, and being bad. They called him Grin, and his smile was infamous in the small, Midwestern town of Findlay. But, just two short months before his high school graduation, his motorcycle was found crashed on a country road. The ground was saturated with his blood. His body was never recovered.
Soon after Grin’s death, strange things start to happen. His high school rival’s locker is vandalized. His stepfather dies mysteriously. Some claim to see Grin riding his motorcycle through town after dark. And, in the nearby city of Arlington, the blood-drained corpses of criminals are being discovered, their faces slashed from ear to ear.
What no one knows is that Jake Grinley’s death was no accident. In life, he was a wild child, but in death, he has become something else entirely. Something worse. Grin is a monster thirsty for blood… and revenge.
This book was once self-published and available for sale, but taken out of print due to lack of interest. Much like its protagonist, it’s back from the dead after undergoing changes. It’s a vampire story in the vein of The Lost Boys, a metalhead-returns-from-the-grave-for-revenge story in the vein of Johnny Gruesome, The Crow, and Trick or Treat, inspired by the works listed as well as the gothic rock album Back In Blood by The 69 Eyes. It was also heavily inspired by a deep and undying hatred of Twilight.
Chapter 19: Monster (Warning: child abuse)
Chapter 21: Bloody Murder (Warning: violence against women)
Chapter 23: Follow the White Rabbit (Warning: rape)