Club X Vampire in the Closet is a fun and easy read about the adventures of a group of young people with vivid imaginations who entangle themselves in intriguing situations. Follow along as they unleash their powers to solve mysteries and puzzles to save the world. You are in for a wild wild! -Amazon Vella Review
Season One of World Fantasy Award-winning author S.P. Somtow’s vella series has been adapted and compiled into book form.
St. Cecilia’s boys’ school is an elite boys’ school in a remote part of Thailand, a hotbed of hormones, mystery, fantasy, and dark secrets! Five kids (binary and non-binary) uncover the dark secrets of their school amid mysteries of identity and sexual attraction.
Why does Dr. Leopold Strange only teach after sundown? Why is Sister Euphemia dancing in the forest without her habit? And why can’t Kim and Fluke talk about the awful thing that happened to them in Oldenburg? And what’s in the closet?
This is a delightful, (relatively) light tale about school students and vampires and such. And, as usual with Somtow’s writing, the richness of the style gives it a lyric, melodious texture. He writes like HDR photography — the deeps are deeper, the brights are brighter, colors are more vivid, everything swims with a surreal beauty. But it feels natural. The HDR phrasing bring out the settings and characters to make this a true pleasure. -Amazon Vella Review
Cultural mores collide when 5 Thai students navigate adolescence at a Catholic school in Thailand, complete with dynamic conversation and dialogue revealing the bonds of friendship and repressed feelings, all the while a sinister plot unfolds around them. It’s particularly funny to me since I myself lived in Thailand for a while, so the style of humor and sarcasm reminds me a little of my time there. -Amazon Vella Review
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