Brittany used to be a normal teen. She ate like one, slept like one, and had typical teenage mood swings. But after she found her best friend dead, everything changed.
Grief might explain her loss of appetite and her lack of sleep. It might even explain why she sees her dead friend everywhere she goes. But it certainly won't explain why everyone she touches develops bruises or why she's attracted to the smell of blood.
And, she's pretty sure grief dosen't make you want to rip apart your boyfriend just to get closer to his beating heart.
But what happens when it's the choices we make, not the creature inside, that proves the monster is in us all?
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About the Author:
Aviva Bel’Harold writes young adult fiction: Horror, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, etc. — as long as the characters are young, full of life, and out for adventure.
When she’s writing, you’ll find her curled up on a sofa with a pen and a pad of paper, surrounded by her adorable puppies.
Born in Winnipeg and raised in Vancouver, Aviva Bel’Harold currently resides in Calgary with her husband, four children, and six dachshunds. [MORE]
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"Aviva Bel'Harold's BLOOD MATTERS is young-adult speculative fiction that reminds me why I am drawn to such novels despite being far beyond the target age. This is a fresh and highly original take on the vampire myth that inspired a sense of discovery that brought me back to the novels of my youth. This feels like old-time science fiction with vampirism being a symbiotic relationship between a human and an exotic, possibly alien, creature. It takes the vampire pathology in a whole new direction while offering a believable spin on how traditional vampire myths derived from it. It felt so much fresher than typical vampire makeovers that do little more than slap a daylight-sparkle paint job on the same old myth." -- Robert August
"Blood Matters is an interesting, almost Lovecraftian take on vampires." -- Kim Aippersbach
"An exciting new twist on an old favorite. Could vampires be the result of a parasitic organism attaching itself to a human host? Is it demonic possession, a virus? This book start out as an "almost" typical YA, about some teenagers who may or may not have a strange illness they refuse to talk about... It soon twists that into something completely new and grotesque. The story is well put together and very character-driven. Not for kids, as there is some graphic violence. The main characters are realistic, and their predicament is eerily conceivable. The ending was completely unexpected. Well edited... time and care obviously went into this book. Loved it!" -- Elizabeth Robbins
"Aviva Bel’Harold’s backstory is an inspiring one. ... Blood Matters is like no other vampire story out there. A totally original take on an old legend that explains how the misconceptions of what vampires are came to be. If you like a little science fiction mixed with your paranormal, you will thoroughly enjoy Blood Matters." -- Lori, Bitten By Books review
"I recommend this book to readers who enjoy horror without a lot of graphic violence." -- Joy, amazon.com
"I love how the main character slowly relaxes her morals in order to live more conveniently. Great ending. I recommend for any sci-fi buff or vampire reader. Any monster lover, actually.-- C. Hutchinson, amazon.com
"Not the typical teen vampire book, which makes it unique. I felt longing at the end." -- Jodie Moss, amazon.com
"... this author can write! You feel the emotions, you can visualize the scenes. ... Horror may not become my new favorite genre, but I would definitely read more by this author! Kudos!" -- Felicia, amazon.com
I loved the storyline and the plot moved along quite nicely. Not going to give away the ending, but I will just say that any readers of vampire/paranormal stories will enjoy reading this book tremendously." -- amazon.com
Different twist on the vampire stories. Brittany struggles with what is going on with her body. She fights against it but when your body craves it, it is hard to resist. I enjoyed the storyline and Brittany was a wonderful character. Lots of twists and turns to the book. At times I wasn't to sure where it was going. But it winds up nicely at the end. Wonderful read for young adult. Some violence." -- Lynn Smith, amazon.com
"I really liked your book, the concept of a parasitic type vampire was really unique and cool and I felt Brittany was a good well developed character that I could care for and the ending was fantastic, I’m not sure how to explain it but I wasn’t expecting the ending and I’m sure I’ll remember it for a long time." — First Fan
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