Like every other geek
alive, Newfoundland native Joseph O’Reily secretly wants to be a superhero.
At thirteen he fantasized about being a vampire, and ten years later he’s
still fantasizing – but mostly about a beautiful redheaded woman who has
eyes only for him. The one thing different about Joseph’s adult fantasy is
that, amazingly, it comes true one night when he goes to a local university
pub. Cassandra Snow, literally the woman of his dreams, invites him to her
place for an evening of personal pleasure. Of course he’s not going to say
no. But when strange things start happening afterward, Joseph quickly learns
that not all dreams should come true.
What people are saying about it:
"I got over vampire stories a few years ago, but I have to say I really enjoyed this title. The first reason I made it to the last page is because it’s a vampire book in a post Twilight world that didn’t try too hard. In other words, most vampire authors write their worlds around Twilight, in hopes a good story involves not being anything like the Cullens. O’Keefe decided to simply write an engrossing vampire tale.
I loved all the action, the nasty vampire that went after Joseph, and watching Cassandra teach him. I thought the blood exchanges O’Keefe used to transfer information was very clever. It’s also got a surprising sexy quality I wasn’t expecting. Overall, vampire lovers will enjoy this first novel.
Overall, The Newfoundland Vampire is true to the genre with enough inventiveness to keep things fresh. For series lovers, a second book is in the works!" Fellow Penumbra author, Natasha Larry
"Charles O'Keefe's vampire world is different than the vampire world created by others. I was worried at the beginning of the book that I would get caught up in the differences and not be able to enjoy the book. In fact, it was the exact opposite. I immediately believed every word Mr. O'Keefe wrote. He set the scene so well I couldn't not believe. His vampire world trumps the rest.I found myself drawn in by Joseph, the main character. He is regular, average guy. Incredibly relatable.
In terms of the "type" of book I'd classify it as the perfect mix of romance, sex, suspense, action and fantasy...I love this book, I really hope there is a sequel, make sure you read this book!" Nicole Parsons, Amazon.
"I opened The Newfoundland Vampire with excitement, looking forward to an entertaining escape into a world I adore. Charles O'Keefe does not disappoint. I loved this book because it flowed smoothly, action packed, full of sex and romance and introduced to me, a different take on vampire abilities that I have never considered. Such as as a vampire who drinks the last blood of a human who is about to die, can see that per son's entire history or Joseph's ability to call a moose to him and control that animal. Or when sharing blood with his lover, he could see her past. Charles O'Keefe shows the real struggles of one human who was turned into a vampire without asking, and accept who he is because of love he feels for his creator." Tina St. Clair, Amazon.
"I'm not typically a big sci-fi/fantasy fan, but seeing as how Charles is
a friend of mine, I decided to give this book a read. I really enjoyed
the main character and thought the book was a fun, light-hearted read to
enjoy when you're looking for some real entertainment. Give it a try,
even if vampires aren't your thing." Candice Walsh, Amazon.
"I enjoyed this book for many reasons - the realistic paradigms and
supernatural aspects, original storyline and the potential for an
exciting new vampire series . . . highly recommend this book (4/5 stars) for anyone who loves a good
vampire story with the right mix of seduction, action, mystery and a
little quirkiness." from Jessica Carol, Amazon.
"The vampires world he has envisioned is interesting, the locations are beautiful, and the pacing is great. What more do you want in a book. Other than a second of course." from Corvek, Amazon.
"This book surpassed my expectations. It was sexy and lots of fun for geeks and non-geeks alike. A very good read for those looking for a different take on the vampire lifestyle." from Diana @ Offbeat Vagabond.
"The author gives his own touches to the large cannon of vampire fiction,
which is refreshing. O'Keefe's writing style has a nice flow and the
historical elements add a depth to the storyline giving it legs to
travel on..." From H Stone, Smashwords
"I've believed there should be a Newfoundland vampire novel...Charles O'Keefe agreed with me...and came up with this little gem. There was much that I loved about this book, not the least of which was the fact that O'Keefe made his hero a vegetarian." Jean Graham, reviewer for The Northeast Avalon Times newspaper.
"the more skillful author can use the vampire mythos as a stepping off
point for their own myth-making, and this is exactly what Charles
O'Keefe does in the Newfoundland Vampire . . . there is so much new ground here that it really feels as though Charles
is entering into the next realm (and we lucky readers are along for the
ride) . . .The story itself is done very well with with intersecting story lines,
clouded motivations, and rich backstory on every one of our primary
characters. . . The perfect book for someone looking to rediscover the vampire myth." Jamie Wasserman, Penumbra Author of Blood and Sunlight (series) and Holding Back the Day, from Amazon
"With the plethora of vampire novels in the past several years, one would
assume the genre is quite played out. One would be very pleasantly
surprised by the utter uniqueness and wit of The Newfoundland Vampire by
the superb writer Charles O'Keefe.
The fact that Mr. O'Keefe
hails from Newfoundland and so craftly blends his home locales into the
novel is a wonderful plus for a novel that is truly a joy to read! The
Newfoundland Vampire will appeal to not only fans of the Vanpire Genre
but to those who enjoy very witty and fun reads, written in tight, very
Joseph O'Reily is a most engaging of lead
characters, and the finely drawn portrait of this young man allows the reader to fully appreciate his rather unusual
fantasy! Chock full of belly-laughs and good natured fun, The
Newfoundland Vampire is a complete joy to read from start to finish and a
very welcome and unique addition to a well saturated genre!" RICK FRIEDMAN from
THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB on Amazon and Goodreads.