The Vampire Hunter Comes To Call (The Vampire's Housekeeper Chronicles, # 2)

      J Bennett
The Vampire Hunter Comes To Call (The Vampire's Housekeeper Chronicles, # 2)

In this hilarious follow-up to Employment Interview With A Vampire, it’s clear to Deidre that her vampire boss, Nathaniel, needs to get a life...or at least an undead life. Unfortunately, her efforts to gain him a friend will catch the attention of a vampire hunter. Armed with a walker, a fanny pack filled with stakes and a 40-year-old quest for vengeance, Silas may just prove Nathaniel's match.Being a vampire's housekeeper definitely has its downsides. The walls bleed. The ghosts play pranks, and the boss can get murderously angry if his prune juice runs low.In this hilarious follow-up to Employment Interview With A Vampire, Deidre struggles to keep her sanity and her patience in the face of her boss's many "peculiarities". Nathaniel is unliving proof that tempers don't necessarily sweeten with age; he stubbornly clings to his gramophone, denounces the Internet as witch magic and is still fuming over the passage of the nineteenth amendment. To Deidre, one thing is clear. Nathaniel needs to get a life...or at least an undead life. When Deidre takes it upon herself to expand her curmudgeon boss's social circle, she has no way of knowing that her efforts will bring a vampire hunter calling.Armed with a walker, a fanny pack filled with stakes and a 40-year-old quest for vengeance, Silas may just prove Nathaniel's match. Will the battle between Nathaniel and the vampire hunter be a fight to the death, or will someone break a hip first? And what happens to Deidre if the prune juice runs out? Find out in this satirical short story. (Approximately 6,700 words)
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    Employment Interview With A Vampire

      J Bennett
Employment Interview With A Vampire

(Short story) When Deidre finds herself unemployed, she eagerly accepts an interview for a housekeeping position. She’s in for a surprise. Not only is her prospective boss a vampire, but he's also cranky, still ardently votes for Eisenhower and gets dangerous when his prune juice runs low. Can Deidre make it as a vampire's housekeeper? First, she’ll have to survive the interview!And you thought your boss was cold! At the age of 24, Deidre finds herself unemployed with few job skills and a growing pile of overdue bills. When a perky career counselor suggests an open housekeeping position, Deidre knows this could be her only chance for a decent job.She doesn't bother asking many questions...like what the career counselor meant when she said the employer had certain "peculiarities".Deidre is in for a very unpleasant surprise. Not only is her prospective boss a vampire, but he's also cranky, adamantly prefers the telegraph over the telephone and gets dangerous when his prune juice isn't delivered on time. Oh, and he also has a strong fondness for another kind of liquid refreshment, one that he prefers warm and fresh.In this hilarious and satirical short story (approx. 4,300 words), author J. Bennett takes on the wildly popular vampire mythology and gives it a certain grizzled spin. As Deidre will discover, not all vampires are eternally-young , virile romantics who effortlessly keep up with the times. Some of them delight in wearing bow-ties, continue to enthusiastically vote for Eisenhower in each election, and consider the television to be witch magic.Can Deidre make it as a vampire's housekeeper? To find out, she'll first have to survive the job interview!
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