Bleed

“Meet Calliope Morgan, the sassy, sultry vampire anti-heroine you’ve been waiting for since Buffy”

Calliope Morgan was tired of explaining her medical status of vampirism to the world. She decides that if she can’t be cured, she might as well put her constant need for blood to good use. When dangerous criminals begin to disappear, Detective Brodie Colt is assigned to the case. Will he take her captive, or will she captivate him instead? Let the games begin…

* This serial contains adult-themed content.




Bleed is a serialized vampire dark romance story making its debut on Kindle Vella! New “episodes” are added every Wednesday.

Chapter 1 – The Girl That Monsters Fear
Meet Calliope Morgan. She has a blood cancer that needs consistent transfusions, but the cancer is rampant and there aren’t’ enough donors. She found a unique solution; she began killing rapists.
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Chapter 2 – Bloodpocalypse
After getting the blood she needed from Whiskey Odor, Calliope heads back to Motel 6, but she realizes that she’s been followed.
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Chapter 3 – Son of Darkness
The first episode from Brodie’s POV! We learn a little bit more about who he really is, which is more than just a detective on the tail of young serial killer.
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Chapter 4 – A Disappointing Ninety Seconds
After fleeing Motel 6, Calliope has no where to go. She ends up at a Denny’s and flirts her way home with a waiter, but she makes a startling discovery about a suburban murder with details eerily similar to how her mother was killed.
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Chapter 5 – Terror and Desire
Brodie and Calliope finally collide! It turns out that the terror Calliope had been feeling wasn’t from Brodie’s pursuit of her after all, but the pull they have toward each other still goes far beyond human desire.
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Chapter 6 – The Darkness
Brodie breaks the news to Calliope that there’s more to her bloodlust than a cancer, and he clues her in on who he really is, as well.
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Chapter 7 – Kitten
Calliope may realize that Brodie is not out to harm her, but that doesn’t squash her instinct to run. Can Brodie convince her to stay with him in secret while his fellow detectives continue their hunt for the Rapist Killer?
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Chapter 8 – Whose Blood Is This?
Calliope finds a blood-stained knife hidden in Brodie’s home and confronts him, wondering if he too is a killer just like her.
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Chapter 9 – Profile
Calliope’s murder spree has caught the attention of the FBI and they send their behavioral analyses unit to Seattle to assist the police at Brodie’s precinct.
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Chapter 10 – I’d Kill For You, and I’d Die For You
Brodie informs Calliope that the FBI is in town and they’re on to her. Admitting that he’d do anything for her, Brodie informs her that the only way he can keep her safe is if they leave Seattle.
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Chapter 11 – Paint The World Red
Brodie makes up a story to his partner at the police station that he’s tangled up in a past drug case he once worked and he needs to skip town for his protection. He promises Calliope that he’d do anything to protect her as they prepare to run.
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Chapter 12 – Goodbye Seattle
Brodie and Calliope successfully make it to Portland, and he takes Calliope to a dinr where he knows a few people, including Marjorie, an older women who knows that he is a Darkness. However, another man at the diner notices Calliope and realizes that she’s a vampire. They have a bad feeling that there will be a showdown…
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Chapter 13 – The Hunter
The suspicious man from the diner hunts Calliope and Brodie down at the Best Western that they’re crashing at. He stabs Calliope with a tranq, but Brodie attacks and kills him. Brodie calls on Marjorie because she clearly knows more about what’s happening in Portland than he does, and he needs her help to keep Calliope safe.
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Chapter 14 – Marjorie
While Calliope remains unconscious, Marjorie explains to Brodie that the COVID pandemic provided a cover for the Darkness’ and the vampires, usually enemies of each other, to formulate a plan to come together and eventually take the world back from humans. She reveals that Calliope has Darkness’ in her, and that’s why a vampire chose to turn her. This is a tag-team effort, the vampires destroy any family that Darkness hybrid may have and then turn them.
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Chapter 15 – Say You’ll Obey Me
Marjorie reluctantly brings Calliope some clothes and also cleaning supplies so that Brodie can cover up the bloodstain from the dead body. When Calliope wakes up, Brodie asks her to obey him for now, for her protection, not yet explaining to her what she is. She reluctantly agrees against her rebellious nature.
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Chapter 16 – Body Dump
Calliope and Brodie work together to get rid of the body and to cover up evidence of the murder, proving that they make a good little team of killers.
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Chapter 17 – Brodie’s Achilles Heel
Calliope and Brodie discover that in retaliation for Brodie running with Calliope, the Darkness that is after her murdered Brodie’s entire precinct and framed Brodie. Brodie still won’t leave Portland because he wants to gather an army to help him protect Calliope; the only person that he has ever cared about.
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Chapter 18 – Calliope’s Misfits
With Marjorie’s Diner being a bit of a supernatural haven, Calliope and Brodie blatantly ask the patrons for help.
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Chapter 19 – How Calliope Was Turned
Brodie is finally honest with Calliope about how she was turned. The news shocks her.
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Chapter 20 – The Monster in Brodie
Brodie helps Calliope cope with the difficult knowledge of her turning, and the Darkness and the vampire discover that their connection and feelings for each other run deeper than their lustful desires.
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Chapter 21 – Candy
Despite their predicament, Calliope feels the need for some level of redemption. They learn of a Portland club that non-humans often congregate at, but there’s also someone targeting women at the club similar to the rapists that Calliope hunted and killed in Seattle. Calliope asks Brodie to help her do some good.
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