I'm a big fan of J.R. Rain's novel, Moon Dance (A Vampire for Hire novel), so I was really excited that one of the characters from that novel, Fang (who is Samantha Moon's internet confidante) had his own short story -- I'm going to call it a "side-quel." In Teeth, Fang (aka Aaron) comes alive with his own interesting backstory at the trial that stems from the death of his beloved girlfriend, Annie Hox - as you can imagine, Annie was accidentally sucked dry. By Aaron.
Born with a throwback gene that caused two of his teeth to grow really long, Aaron grew up teased and shunned because of his unusual teeth. But in Annie, goth girl and admirer of his extraordinary teeth, Aaron comes of age, finds friends in Annie's circle, and discovers that love and passion are irrevocably intertwined with his lust for blood.
This is a poignantly human and sometimes sexy story -- it rings true to the allure of modern-day vampire tales that captivate us on the page, as well as on the screen. I highly recommend this book as a companion to the novel, Moon Dance, and hope to read more of Aaron's/Fang's urban fantasy adventures. There's great writing with sparkling dialogue and a compelling draw that makes me anxious for J.R. Rain's next Vampire for Hire novel. Got blood?