I was excited to learn that one of my favorite thriller writers, Jack Kilborn (J.A. Konrath) was teaming up with three other wickedly fun authors to create "Draculas". Based on previous works by each of these guys, I knew to expect a full-speed, chaotic, blackly humorous, frightfest. I was mostly right.
Written in a style where there are no chapter breaks, only shifts of character perspective, "Draculas" doesn't really allow readers to catch a breath. The action takes place in the close quarters of a small town hospital, so when the action gets rolling, you can feel yourself being pushed and pulled through the claustrophobic hallways while characters are fighting for their lives. There are moments of humor and set against this backdrop, the jokes are darkly hilarious. While a good scary book was what I was expecting, it's not quite what came through. Horrifying? Yes; in the best possible ways. But scary? Not to me, but maybe to some.
It's available now as a Kindle exclusive for $2.99. The story itself is around 80,000 words and the bonus content (yeah, like a friggin' DVD, the book includes interviews with the authors, a behind the scenes look at the making of the project, short stories by the authors, and a look at their upcoming releases) is another 80k.