Veteran writer Randy Jernigan took to his Facebook page to share his exuberance in his former student, Les Bailey, and his new book, The Vampire Game: Discovery. which debuted in Kindle Books November 19, 2015.
"I knew when I first met Les several years back in one of my creative writing classes, that he was going to write the great American novel--and he did! Even then Les was a master storyteller. I remember vividly the feelings of excitement I experienced when he read aloud from one of his class assignments. The prose within the story was downright delicious. I recognized almost immediately that Les had already developed his own unique and, even sensuous voice, which is what I was aiming for for each of my pupils by the end of the 8 week class series.
So when Les approached me about co-editing and promoting his first venture into authoring, I accepted without reservation. I would have felt like one of the several publishing companies that turned down J K Rowling's Harry Potter book in the end. I was absolutely honored to lend a hand.
After reading the completed manuscript for the first time I realized my friend had created a true masterpiece. A real work of literature. Strangely, I felt a glimmer of pride in this piece of work and that it came from one of my students (At least that's what I'll proudly claim for the rest of my writing career).
Magnificent! If The Vampire Game: Discovery were only a fantasy-adventure vampire tale, it would be well worth the read. But the author tells an even more profound story here. The Vampire Game is yet another radiant and moving treatment on the exciting, yet sometimes tragic nature of life itself. I'm paying it the tribute of saying that as a work of fiction, it is unforgettable!"
Les Bailey's The Vampire Game: Discovery is now selling through Kindle. I'm told that the paperback addition will become available within six weeks.
I've read this book and must add, it's fantastic!