The Vampire’s Witch by Damian Serbu is a very passionate read! I was fully engrossed with the story right away. Jaret Bachmann is a witch. He discovered his powers when he was in high school and saved his family from an ancestral ghost determined to kill his entire family.
The young male witch is in love with his high school sweetheart with whom he plans to spend the rest of his life. Steve is Jaret’s homophobic boyfriend who is afraid to come out of the closet and risk his image. While Steve and Jaret are both in college, they hide their relationship from everyone, including Steve’s family. Jaret often gets upset with having to keep his romance secret.
One evening Jaret is dancing his way along a bike path and accidentally bumps into one guy in a group of guys. This jock bullies Jaret and threatens him. All the while, Steve is standing there in this group, leaving him without any help or making any attempt to keep them from beating him up. Soon, a savior comes along and creates an unlikely punishment for the bullies.
I read the book rather quickly and enjoyed it. I did find that there were numerous editing issues that were a bit distracting, moving this title from five stars to four. I fell in love with the passion that Jaret has for life and the heartbreak he experiences throughout the story.
Jaret is a very young college guy fighting the battles of the world with living as an “out” gay man. The relationships that our hero will establish along the way will prove to be his support system and carry him through his trials and tribulations. Finding himself and his vampire savior are a combination that not only rock this story but will also break your heart.
I highly recommend The Vampire’s Witch to any lover of gay literature and vampire stories. The relation to the fictional story could be, and is, real to some in the gay community. Whereas vampires do not exist in real life, the love and passion in this story brings life to romance between the paranormals.