Yikes! Marcha Fox is offering a powerful yet poignant introduction to Rhani’s writing as well as this story. I’m very impressed. A few lines drew me into the story’s narrative. I’m betting “The Perilous Thirst” will make me a fan or Ms. D’Chai’s.
Review of “A Perilous Thirst” by Rhani D’Chae
This short story is as elegantly written as its cover implies, taking you straight into the mind and very cold heart of a traditional vampire. We’ve had an “interview” with a vampire sometime back, but this is a “conversation” with a vampire, or perhaps, “seduction” by a vampire. And what an entrancing and enlightening one it is!
This is not a friendly, warm, fuzzy, and moral creature, even though he states that he has never forced himself on anyone. Nonetheless, he is of the human blood-sucking type from which nightmares derive. This is one who has lived for thousands of years, has amassed plenty of money, has sophisticated manners as well as tastes, and is now living in Tacoma, Washington in 1987. As the story begins, he has not indulged his sordid nature for four months and the lack of nourishment is…
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