Book Spotlight: Blood is Thicker with author Suz deMello

Blood is Thicker… by Suz deMello

I’m happy to welcoming my friend and fellow romance writer, Suz deMello. I meant Suz (or Sue, as I first knew her) many years ago when i first joined my local RWA chapter. Then I met up with her again at the Women’s Fiction Festival in Italy two years ago. Here’s a spotlight on her latest short story, Blood is Thicker…



Blood is Thicker… a short story
(previously Immortal Hunters)

Genre: Paranormal action-adventure.

A century-old vampire, Rama is used to shadows and loneliness.

She uses the name Hestia White and lives in a coastal town working as a private investigator. If some bad guys disappear on her shift, no one cares…until John van Helsing shows up. Bearing the name of the vamps’ greatest foe, he interferes in her case and in her life.

Friend, lover or enemy?

Rama is a vampire who was turned as an innocent, impoverished teenager, with no knowledge of the world beyond her desert village.

Knowing that as a young vampire she could not stay there—nourishing herself would endanger her family and friends—she had to venture forth and make a life for herself.

After many adventures (not detailed in the short story) she has become a private investigator in a California coastal town, where she uses her kick-ass abilities and smarts honed from a century of survival to catch and kill bad guys.

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Author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift

Best-selling, award-winning author Suz deMello, a.k.a Sue Swift, has written seventeen romance novels in several sub genres, including erotica, comedy, historical, paranormal, mystery and suspense, plus a number of short stories and non-fiction articles on writing. A freelance editor, she’s worked for Total-E-Bound, Liquid Silver Books and Ai Press, where she is currently Managing Editor. She also takes private clients.

Her books have been favorably reviewed in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist, won a contest or two, attained the finals of the RITA and hit several bestseller lists.

A former trial attorney, her passion is world travel. She’s left the US over a dozen times, including lengthy stints working overseas. She’s now writing a vampire tale and planning her next trip.

Find her books at

Where to stalk Suz:

— For editing services, email her at

— Befriend her on Facebook:, and visit her group page at

— She tweets her reading picks @ReadThis4fun.

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— Her blog is

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