Queer WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS meets TO ALL THE BOYS.
Leo has big plans for his first summer as a vampire: travel abroad, hunt cryptids with friends, and don’t get caught. Then a teen monster-hunter drives a wooden stake through his heart, threatening to ruin more than Leo’s favorite t-shirt. The hunter is determined to learn how to kill Leo. Leo is desperate to keep his friends in the dark, which means pretending to date the disgruntled boy who wants him dead.
The swamp was halfheartedly trying to drown Leo, which wasn’t in the plan.
His bullet journal, nestled in his messenger bag beside a bottle of coconut water and his pills, detailed everything he thought he needed to know for the next two months. Locations, filming schedules, reservations for various hotels and campgrounds. All the research he’d compiled about the cryptids they hunted.
But he hadn’t considered his wardrobe past what would look good on camera. Now here they were, miles from civilization, and the hot, sticky air threatened to choke him with the smell of stagnant water and decay. Worst of all, the mud tried to steal his bright purple Chucks with every step.
“Told you so.” James Pruitt fiddled with his camera. “Shoulda worn boots.”
“Aye, rub it in.” Leo tiptoed to a drier part of the path. “Maybe tomorrow I’ll buy some of those rubber pants that come up to my waist.”
Not that he could afford them, these days.
“You mean waders?” James snickered. “I’d pay to see you in those.”
Leo didn’t bother responding. He couldn’t think past the cacophony of insects, so loud it threatened to drown out the sound of James’s heartbeat. This was his first time in a swamp. His first time in South Carolina, or any Carolina.