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The thrilling conclusion to The Harker Trilogy
I’m finally free of my family’s curse.
Except now, the world is ending. FML.
Anthony, the vampire that killed my sister and my brother-in-law, has won. I’ve lost everything. I no longer have my powers. I have no idea where Amelia is. And the vampire I love has surrendered to the hunger that is throwing the world into chaos.
The worst part? I can’t do anything about it, because I’m no longer the Harker. Sure, I’m not dying anymore, but I’m barely living at this point.
But there may be one last chance to save us all. If only I can find it in me to make one final sacrifice.
The Twinkie is mushed and some of the cream is coming out, but as I pull it out of the wrapper, I can’t help but be gentle.
I found the single-serve pastry in a hollowed-out convenience store in downtown Birmingham a few days back. It’s the only thing resembling a cake that we’ve found on our way to Austin. In the aftermath of the apocalypse, all the grocery stores are empty as everyone panicked and stole every little thing they could get their hands on. Many of them are now hiding out in their houses during the night.
Those that are alive anyways.
I could make a cake myself, but we are never in one place long enough for me to find an oven and make one. With one arm, it’s a little…hard.
Besides, this is just a small ritual that I want to do myself. I don’t need to decorate it. I just need to…pay tribute. With the only kind of food that would survive the apocalypse.
I light the candle that I stuck in it, its soft glow flickering in the dying light. I give a small smile, feeling my heart break.
“Happy birthday, Amelia.”
It feels weird finally finishing up The Harker Trilogy. After all, it’s a story that I started while I was still in high school.
I’ve always written; I never haven’t. In high school, while kids were out doing things I was at home writing this weird vampire book that I shared out chapters with friends on a weekly basis. This book had a ton of pop culture references (my main character’s name Willow, which came from Buffy, which influenced this book), you’ll find some weird coincidences (Willow meets a vampire in her high school class – much like in Twilight, but remember, this was written in 2003!), huge plot issues, holes, cardboard characters, and everything else that can hinder a book.
Themes from this vampire book have popped up in later books, and I’ve borrowed ideas from it to create a better story in my other novels. I’d always planned on re-writing it and making it better.
So when I sat down to tell Edie’s story back in 2015—a full twelve years after I started this story about vampires and the end of the world—I knew that I had to make it the best I possibly could.
Characters aren’t the same. The plot isn’t the same. But the bones of it are there.
This third book isn’t good-bye for these characters. It’s more of, “Look how much you’ve grown!” I’m a proud author.
I hope you enjoy Edie’s and Jude’s story as much as I do. And if you’re curious to see where it came from, read the unedited original story at: https://www.wattpad.com/story/19918074-damned-if-i-do-the-original-story
About Erin Hayes
Sci-fi junkie, video game nerd, and wannabe manga artist Erin Hayes writes a lot of things. Sometimes she writes books.
She works as an advertising copywriter by day, and she’s an award-winning New York Times Bestselling Author by night. She has lived in New Zealand, Hawaii, Texas, Alabama, and now San Francisco with her husband, cat, and a growing collection of geek paraphernalia.
You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll be happy to chat. Especially if you want to debate Star Wars.
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Title: Damned Either Way
Series: The Harker Trilogy #3
Author: Erin Hayes
Genre: Adult | Paranormal | Romance
Publication Date: 31 May 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US