Bloodsucking Fiends: A Love Story (1995) is the third novel by Christopher Moore. It is the first book in the Vampire Trilogy.
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Jody never asked to become a vampire. But when she wakes up under an alley dumpster with a badly burned arm, an aching neck, superhuman strength, and a distinctly Nosferatuan thirst, she realizes the decision has been made for her.
Making the transition from the nine-to-five grind to an eternity of nocturnal prowlings is going to take some doing, however, and thats where C. Thomas Flood fits in. A would-be Kerouac from Incontinence, Indiana, Tommy (to his friends) is biding his time night-clerking and frozen-turkey bowling in a San Francisco Safeway. But all that changes when a beautiful undead redhead walks through the door ... and proceeds to rock Tommys life -- and afterlife -- in ways he never imagined possible.
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WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW
Jody, a young single red-headed woman living in San Francisco, is attacked by a vampire and soon realizes that she has become one herself. While trying to adjust to her new nocturnal lifestyle, she is aided by C. Thomas Flood ("Tommy"), a wannabe writer who just moved to town and works as a night clerk (and plays "turkey bowling") at a local supermarket. As Jody and Tommy begin their life together (and become attracted to each other), they also discover that a recent string of mysterious murders may be linked to the vampire who attacked Jody. To get to the bottom of the matter, they engage the help of Tommy's friends at work and a mysterious street person named "The Emperor"