Title: Red July
Author: Sloane Pryor
Length: 2k+ words per chapter
Warnings: violence, homophobia, blood
Link: (available on three sites) AO3 link, FictionPress link, Wattpad link
Summary: It’s the 1950s and greaser vampires are as real as boys who fall in love with other boys, but both must keep their true nature hidden from the world.
The year is 1958, summer has arrived, and all Parker wants to do is hide his fair skin from the cruel sun until it’s over. He’s been spending a lot of time with a cat named Coop that seems to feels the same way, lounging in his grandfather’s bookstore with him. One night, when Parker comes across a man stripping down to nothing in the woods, he discovers Coop is not a cat at all, but a shapeshifting vampire who takes the animal form to go out in the day, and is a motorcycle riding, leather-clad young man at night.
In a battle between fear and fascination, fascination wins, and Parker becomes close with the vampire, determined to learn more about Coop and his world. Coop, however, is reluctant to let their friendship deepen, but he can’t resist the blood Parker is willing to trade to get the answers he seeks.
Review: I’m submitting my own work so I won’t leave a review. I’ll just say, if you’re into greasers, vampires, and coming of age/new adult content, you might enjoy this story!