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Child under the stairs


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As if being a Vampeal bouncing from foster home to foster home wasn't enough, Damien the Devil now realizes he may be into boys!

Child Under the Stairs introduces readers to Damien Lampir, a 14-year-old "Vampeal"- born from a vampire and human. As if being a Vampeal wasn't bad enough, he is also coming to terms with his growing attraction to boys while navigating a slew of mismatched foster homes. 

Luckily, Damien has the Feral Society, a supernatural workforce created to maintain order between worlds, and a new Renfield to watch over him until he reaches maturity. Damien has such an interesting journey ahead with his new forever home and love interest and I am excited to see what's in store. 

Despite this being a relatively short book, I believe the author laid an excellent foundation for the continuation of the series and I applaud the creative spin he has taken on this paranormal story. Writing from a child's perspective can be tricky but I am vested in seeing how Damien matures throughout the books. The Davidson twins, Patrick and Matthew are quite the dynamic duo with their shared supernatural gifts and add a much-needed adult dynamic to the writing. 

My only qualm with this book was that I felt the writing was a bit stiff at times and did not allow the dialogues to flow freely. Other than that I think this story has great potential!

Thank you to Reedsy Discovery for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review. 

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My name is Jessica and as my clever (not so clever) blog title indicates- I Read It! I like to think of myself as a self-proclaimed book addict, blundering through the world of blogging. When I am not reading, I am usually talking about books in my bookstagram account!

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About the author

R.D. Noland was born in the suburbs of Dayton, Ohio. He was raised by his mother, grandmother and aunt, all of whom shaped the way he viewed the world. Then moved to Florida in 1989 with his significant other and two cats and Later after separating he adopted two dogs that he fell in love with. view profile

Published on February 22, 2021

20000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

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Genre: LGBTQ Fiction

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