|About the Book|
Desmond Beckwith is back. He’s handsome, he’s rich, he’s gay.And he’s looking for a house in Jersey.Desmond, you see, is a vampire. He has a job he loves- he can get blood whenever he needs it. But he thinks he wants a family, and that can getMoreDesmond Beckwith is back. He’s handsome, he’s rich, he’s gay.And he’s looking for a house in Jersey.Desmond, you see, is a vampire. He has a job he loves- he can get blood whenever he needs it. But he thinks he wants a family, and that can get complicated when you’re nearly 300 years old and don’t know how to drive.Fourteen years after Ulysses Grant Dietz (great-great-grandson of Ulysses S. Grant) published his popular first novel, Desmond, the long-awaited sequel has appeared through Amazon Kindle Books, under the banner of Lightbane Publications.Vampire in Suburbia picks up the story of Desmond Beckwith fifteen years after events of the first book. In the wake of 9-11 he’s moved his financial firm out of lower Manhattan and into a new office tower in downtown Newark. As his current life cycle winds down and he regenerates once more to the age of 21, the age when he first became a vampire in 1745, Desmond needs to rebuild the life he had, a life that had become—for the first time in centuries—filled with people who are important to him. He yearns for something more than the opulent seclusion of his flat in New York. Looking for a place to call home in the suburban greenbelt outside of Newark, he revisits people and places from past lifetimes, and meets a handsome bearded museum curator who stirs up emotions that Desmond thought had been carefully packed away.Desmond Beckwith has always been an outsider. With the support of his friend of many lifetimes, Roger Deland, Desmond has managed to maintain his privacy and his fortune- but at the cost of meaningful human contact beyond the blood he needs to survive. Desmond realizes, this time around, that there’s got to be more to life than money, blood and anonymous sex.And he hopes he’ll find it in suburbia.