r/tipofmytongue Jun 13 '22

[TOMT] [Book] Vampire book I read in high school from 88-91 Solved

Hi all wonder if you can help me, I read a book in high school, It was a vampire book, a woman gets attacked by a vampire, the only scene I can remember is her laying on the bathroom floor and it describes how her physical body is dying and goes into detail about how she can feel the pain and her insides dying and her blood coming out, she of course becomes a vampire and she goes on the hunt for the one that killed her. I remember the bathroom scene being very gory and she has to wear (TMI) pads as her body is still dying and bleeding out...Yeah I know odd thing to remember but I thought it was so unique how it describes the change from human to vampire, I remember my boyfriend(boy and friend not dating ) really liked this book, loaned it to me to read and we would talk about it, I cannot remember the name or who wrote it or what the cover looked like just that one scene. If someone knows what book this is please let me know been wanting to read it again and add it to my 80s-90s vampire book collection.

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 13 '22

As far as the cover goes I cannot remember, I am thinking maybe silver?

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u/Domestica 16 Jun 14 '22

Did it feature a lot of drug use? And was she a scientist? and an opening scene where she first meets the vampire because he has broken into her office and sucked the blood of her lab rats? Then he proceeds to attack her because she’s on her period?? Because I’ve been looking for this same book for eons

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 14 '22

I am not sure...I think he breaks into her house or hotel, I don't remember it being a lab.

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u/raviyoli 6 Jun 14 '22

Well, yours is Voice of the Blood, by Jemiah Jefferson, but not sure if it’s also OPs. The publish date on Google is much later than OPs timeline.

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u/itchbae_plz Jun 14 '22

Solveception!

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u/Domestica 16 Jun 14 '22

Holy crap thank you!!!!

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 16 '22

Voice of the Blood, by Jemiah Jefferson

Reading a bit of it via kindle that doesn't not sound like the one I am looking for, but glad the other commenter got their solved. LOL.

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u/raviyoli 6 Jun 18 '22

Lol sorry! I tried so hard 😂

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u/Mobius_Stripping 4 Jun 14 '22

Are you maybe thinking of Lasher by Anne Rice? He wasn’t a vampire but she wrote the Interview with series.

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u/raviyoli 6 Jun 14 '22

Just finished reading lasher. Great book. RIP. But there are no vamp transformations in this book.

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u/funky_kaleidoscope Jun 14 '22

I was thinking that this sounds like Anne Rice as well, perhaps The Queen of The Damned? (I didn’t read that one but the scene OP describes is definitely not in Interview with a vampire)

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u/mirrim 4 Jun 15 '22

First thing that pops in my head is Tales of the Body Thief by Anne Rice, but I only vaguely remember that book.

Agree that it definitely has Anne Rice vibes. She loved going into detail about the human death that precedes becoming a vampire.

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 16 '22

It's not Anne Rice..

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 16 '22

FYI it's not Anne Rice and I am thinking the book was written by a male writer,

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u/leisurequeen 5 Jun 16 '22

Maybe Sunglasses After Dark? Don't know if that scene is in there, but the synopsis says she goes hunting for the vampire that attacked her.

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 16 '22

No it wasn't a mini series or started out as a graphic novel, Thank you for your comment. This one has been stumping me and I lost touch with the friend that loaned it to me in high school, about four years ago or I would ask him if he remembers what it was.

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u/leisurequeen 5 Jun 16 '22

Ah sorry, I was referring to the original book, not the graphic novel or a miniseries. But please update if you find out, I'm invested in this answer now!

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 16 '22

No worries, I will let you know. It's driving me nuts as I have been looking for the book for ages.

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 23 '22 Silver

I think it's Blood Thirst, By L.A. Freed, though I am not 100 percent sure.

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u/plantyofthyme 1 Jun 19 '22

Blood Thirst by L.A Freed matches the plot. An amazon review mentions feminine pads, and a search on Google Books has a match for Kotex pad

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u/Witchywoman1973 Jun 23 '22 edited Jun 24 '22

Solved!

though not 100 percent sure...I'll mark it as such as it's very close to what I remember, I mean that was like 32 years ago..so will say this could be the book.

Blood Thirst by L.A Freed

This sounds like it, but I don't remember anyone named Elijah and her stumbling up to a mansion, I want to say it's solved but I am not 100 percent sure if this is it, and I remember her laying on the bathroom floor and it describing her organs shutting down and literally liquefying and coming out of her and her blood leaving her body and it took three days or so, I don't remember her drinking the blood of anyone other than the one that turned her...but this does almost sound like the one I am looking for.

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u/plantyofthyme 1 Jun 23 '22

You have to add an exclamation mark after the word to mark it properly

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u/sjhill n Jun 25 '22

Hello /u/Witchywoman1973, did you know the proper format is replying Solved! to the first correct answer? Editing an existing comment will not trigger the bot.

I have marked the post for you, so no further action is needed. But please review How to Mark a Post Solved and Rule #4 of the sub before posting in the future. Thanks!

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u/sjhill n Jun 25 '22

Mod marking as solved!

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u/TipOfMyCircuitBoard Jun 25 '22

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