A western/horror tale with a supernatural twist, Night Feeders is a difficult story to pin down. It resists staying put in a proper genre, and dances around somewhere between a horror and western, with bouts of humor taking hold along the way.
The story follows the sad decrepit town of Clarkville and the ominous secret that Sheriff Ritters keeps hidden below. For fans of the supernatural who enjoy a good western that will send shivers down your spine.
Marlena Frank has always been fascinated by monsters, and now gets to write about them. She is the author of young adult fantasy and horror standalone novels, short stories, novellas, and series. Many of her books have hit the Amazon bestseller charts, including her debut novel, Stolen, and her latest release, The Impostor and Other Dark Tales. In 2022, she will be kicking off her young adult dark fantasy series The Wolves of Kanta featuring werewolves, steampunk, and mad scientists. She also has shorter work coming out in several anthologies.
Although she was born in Tennessee, Marlena has spent most of her life in Georgia. She lives with her sister and three spoiled adopted cats. She is an affiliate of the Atlanta Chapter of the Horror Writers Association and is an avid member of the Atlanta cosplay community.
She is also an INFJ, a tea drinker, and a wildlife enthusiast.
She is also a Hufflepuff, an INFJ, a tea drinker, and a wildlife enthusiast.
I had the honor of editing this story, and I can definitely recommend it. Neither a typical western nor vampire story, it takes elements of both and weaves them together into a very descriptive and intriguing tale. Marlena has richly captured the quirks (and evils) of this small western town and its highly unusual inhabitants!
So there is this city called Clarkville where a sheriff kills everyone who he either doesnt like or who he thinks committed a crime. The sheriffs name was Ritters, he runs this town well he thinks he does and only because he has some jewel around his neck that protects him. Not to mention under his office is a cellar which contains tons of vampires. He feeds the vampires anyone who commits a "crime" instead of killing them himself. When a stranger whos name is Colton, comes to town looking for someone the sheriff and him gets into a argument, the sheriff decides that he has committed a crime but questioning him. So the sheriff knocks him unconscious and takes him outside and puts a bullet in his head and throws his body in the cellar with the vampires. But unknow to Ritters, Colton is another kind of animal.
I was iffy on starting this book because I mean come on western and paranormal who knew it would work! Well guess what it does!! Frank sure does know how to write a great short story! From the start there was action! It didnt take long at all for me to get hooked in this book! Took me a total of 30 mins to finish this book! Thats how hooked I was! I give this book 5 out of 5 stars!