#Review: Biology of Blood, by Mark Parker

Title: Biology of Blood (The Southridge Vampires #1)Biology of Blood
Author: Mark Parker
Rating: 4/5 Stars

“When it comes to blood…things aren’t always what they seem. Biology freshman Draymond Steller, studying at Southridge College in Vermont, is about to learn this lesson the hard way. Soon he will realize that life has many complex layers, some of which are only apparent once the sun goes down, and the moon is high in the night sky. What Dray learns after his Wednesday evening ‘invitation only’ biology discussion group, will change his life in very unexpected ways.” (description from Goodreads)


Going into this book, you somewhat know the outcome, due to the title and name of the series. I won’t say that there was much in the way of suspense on the journey to the big reveal of this story, but I don’t feel it took too much away from the story.

This is set up to be a story told in serial form, so to be honest this wasn’t a full short story, like I had thought might be the case before reading it. There was a feeling that this was only a section of the larger story and I was left wanting more. That’s both a good and bad thing for a reader.

There’s some development of the main character, Dray, and also his professor. There was also some minor details told to start building the story. As I said I had a good idea of where this story was going to go, but I still would like to see where it continues in the next installment. I hope it’s a little longer, as I feel this is a story I’d enjoy bundled all together in one novel. We’ll just have to see where Parker takes us next.


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About the Author:

MARK PARKER, first time author of LUCKY YOU and BIOLOGY OF BLOOD, lives in coastal New England, where he works in hospital education, and spends most of his free time writing. Since first picking up a copy of King’s classic CARRIE at age 12, Mark has always known he’s wanted to be a writer, and is now realizing that dream through the platform of self-publishing.

Over the years, Mark has most notably been influenced by the literary works of King, Koontz, Barker, Poe, Lovecraft, and the indomitable Shirley Jackson, possibly the ‘quietest’ of all the macabre writers.

Mark is currently working on projects including his forthcoming Hitchcockian creeper, SPINSTER, and the first installment of his serial “Witch Saga” titled WAY OF THE WITCH, followed by Part II – STICKS & STONES and Part III – WOLF ISLAND ROAD.

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