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Comedy, lore, romance... Bloodsucking Fiends has it all! Christopher Moore has got to be one of my all time favorite authors. His blend of mythology and comedy leads every book of his down a rabbit hole of adventure and laughs. This book is chalk-full of action, hilarious banter, and mythical beings in one swoop. If you're looking for a rom-com with some crazy grocery clerk antics and a tie in to the supernatural, look no further as Bloodsucking Fiends is here to amuse and confuse with it's action-packed story & a twist of bloody fate.

Trigger Warnings and Ratings

THIS BOOK CONTAINS MATURE THEMES

While we all love reading books, sometimes they can have themes and topics that may not be appropriate for everyone. To help figure out if this book is suitable for you, please first take a look at the warnings we have included.

🚨 SPOILERS 🚨

Let's indulge in a juicy bite of the book!!

That's what we do,we drink and we know things

My Bloody Valentine

Ingredients:

  • 6oz Clamato or Tomato Juice
  • 2-4 Dashes Worchestershire Sauce
  • 0.5oz lime juice
  • 2-4 Dashes of Tobasco (or other favorite hot sauce)
  • Your choice of Caesar Rimmer, salt, or celery salt
  • Lime Wedge
  • Choice of garnish
    I like pickled beans, asparagus, or pickle spears, but celery is classic, or get fancy with some bacon strips or pepperoni bits!
  • Ice

Optional: 

  • 1-2oz of Vodka, Gin, Tequila or Rye
  • Pickle juice

Directions:

  1. Use lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass then rotate glass rim in your choice of rimmer until coated
  2. Fill glass with ice and pour Clamato or tomato juice 3/4 of the way to the top
    *If choosing to add a boozy spin, add your choice of liquor here before the juice 
  3. Add lime juice (and pickle juice if you wish) and season with hot sauce and Worchestershire to taste
  4. Stir and garnish
  5. Enjoy!

EAT IT, NERD!

Love Bites

To celebrate Valentines Day and this month and the bloody romance in the book, we've got instructions to make your favorite jalepeno popper, but with a thematic flair so we can all enjoy the classic treat and call it fancy! You can still use this recipe as a guideline for a normal jalepeno popper, just skip to the second part and wrap the bacon around the prepared peppers and bake!

Ingredients

  • A pack of bacon, strips cut in half
  • Cream cheese
  • Shredded hard cheese, like sharp cheddar or Monterrey Jack
  • Jalepenos
  • Bell peppers
  • Mixed spices (Your choice of favorites such as chili flakes, oregano, garlic)
  • Crackers
  • Choice of pickled veggies

Bacon Bites Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Fold bacon strips at a 45* angle so they are shaped like hearts, and bake until your preferred crispiness.
    *2-3 minutes per side for lighter cooker, 4-5 for medium, 6-9 for crispier bites
  3. Remove from pan and let cool 

While bacon bites are cooling, prepare the cheese and peppers:

  1. Remove seeds from and cut jalepeno and bell peppers in to heart shapes around the same size and the bacon bites
  2. For softer bites, toss peppers in oil (or leftover bacon grease) and bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes and cool to room temperature. For crunchy, leave as-is
  3. Whip cream cheese with your favorite spices until fully blended

Once everything is cooled enough, combine all the elements:

  1. Spread a layer of cream cheese mix on the inside of the pepper and press the filling side on to the heart-shaped bacon pieces
  2. Enjoy as-is or make a charcuterie for your cutie for Valentines with their favorite crackers and pickled veg!

SATIS-FACT-ION

Satis-FACT-ion

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Profile image of Christopher Moore

Moore has been writing since he was 12- He has written 18 novels so far as well as a graphic novel and a few short stories!

The cover art for Christopher Moore's Bite Me: A Love Story

The sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends, Bite Me: A Love Story, received the Good Reads Choice Award for Best Humor.

Cover art for Christopher Moore's book Practical Demonkeeping

The film rights to Moore's book "Practical Demonkeeping" were bought by Disney before the book even had a publisher, but has not been adapted to fil as of yet.

Cover art for Christopher Moore's books A Dirty Job and Secondhand Souls

Moore's Death Merchant series includes the book A Dirty Job, which won the Quill Award for General Fiction in 2006. 

Italian cover art for Christopher Moore's short story, Cat's Karma

Moore has written two short stories, both from 1987: Cat's Karma and Our Lady of the Fishnet Stockings.

Cover art for Christopher Moore's Razzmatazz

Moore's most recent book released last year in 2022, named Razzmatazz. It's a continuation on the characters from his book Noir (2018).

Cover art of Christopher Moore's Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

Lamb and many other novels by Moore have reached the status of "Best Seller", boosting Moore to the status of Best Selling Author.

Archive image of Kurt Vonnegut

Authors such as Kurt Vonnegut, H. P. Lovecraft, and Edgar Allan Poe are who Moore says have inspired him in his writings.

FAN REVIEWS

Anonymous

Christopher Moore does it again with a brilliant take on modern-ish day Vampirism mixed with characters from all steps of life. Each page has a new laugh!

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