Book Of The Day – Fat Vampire Value Meal

by Ron on June 3, 2014

Today’s Book of the Day is a Horror boxed set by Johnny B. Truant and it’s 83% off for a limited time. Fat Vampire Value Meal (Books 1-4) has a 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $5!

“I would highly recommend this series as a fun and at times thought provoking read.” Keith – Amazon Reviewer

Fat Vampire Value Meal
by Johnny B. Truant
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Horror
Price: $0.99 save $5


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When overweight treadmill salesman Reginald Baskin finally meets a co-worker who doesn’t make fun of him, it’s just his own bad luck that tech guy Maurice turns out to be a two thousand-year-old vampire.

And when Maurice turns Reginald to save his life, it’s just Reginald’s own further bad luck that he wakes up to discover he’s become the slowest, weakest, most out-of-shape vampire ever born, doomed to “heal” to his corpulent self for all of eternity.

As Reginald struggles with the downsides of being a fat vampire — too slow to catch people to feed on, mocked by those he tries to glamour, assaulted by his intended prey and left for undead — he discovers in himself rare powers that few vampires have… and just in time too, because the Vampire Council might just want his head for being an inferior representative of their race.

Fat Vampire is the story of an unlikely hero who, after having an imperfect eternity shoved into his grease-stained hands, must learn to turn the afterlife’s lemons into tasty lemon danishes.


It’s been six months since fast-food-addicted Reginald Baskin was turned into a vampire too fat to live peacefully amongst the glamorous undead — six months in which Reginald and his two-thousand-year-old maker Maurice have learned that power doesn’t equal popularity. Sure, Maurice is now calling the shots, but the Council is up to new and dirty tricks, threatening to once again upset the balance…

But when the Vampire Nation faces genocidal violence at the hands of an unstoppable force and the very future of vampirekind is threatened, Reginald, Maurice, and Nikki must find their allies elsewhere… buried deep underground in a foreign land.

As is the case for the follow-up to any epic tale, Fat Vampire 2 isn’t afraid to ask (and answer) the truly important questions in literature and in life:
* Where did vampires come from, and can they possibly survive a force that bests them at every turn… that may even know them better than they know themselves?
* Is there a war coming… and if so, who will ally with whom?
* Why is Wilford Brimley in Reginald’s kitchen?
* Is that an incubus in your pocket, or is it just really damn cold in here?

You’d better read on and find out, because the big questions never seem to answer themselves.


Following the infamous “Ring of Fire” incident, the world’s vampires are in a state of panic. Having been commanded by their creators to restore a better balance between humans and vampires, panicked bloodsuckers everywhere have begun “restoring” in the best ways they know — by killing huge numbers of humans and turning the rest.

As more and more vampires go rogue and threaten to wage war, two-thousand-year-old Maurice’s power as Deacon comes under fire, as the tens of thousands who hate him begin to rally together. And all the while, the Vampire Nation is falling apart, tumbling into chaos… as a war threatens to break, and as Reginald begins to discover some strange new supervampire abilities…

Will the center hold? Or will chaos overtake the Nation before Reginald even has a chance to eat that pizza he ordered?


Following Maurice’s near-assassination and the overthrow of the American Vampire Council, Reginald, Maurice, and Nikki have fled to Luxembourg, where they’ve taken refuge under the protection of Karl Stromm and the EU Council. Things in America have continued towards chaos with no end in sight, … but then just in time, a new leader appears, ready to restore order, and to avoid the human-vampire war that seems inches from explosion.

Things are soon on the mend, but a dangerous faction seems determined to upset the fragile balance, plunging the world’s vampires into a war on two fronts — with a deadly and prepared human force on one side and the vampires’ very creators on the other.

And in the middle, one fat undead guy fights to be a voice of reason, eating blood-soaked pizza all the while.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

I haven’t had a book make me laugh out loud in a long time. Reginald the fat vampire is a character I can relate to and his antics make me look forward to more books in this series!


This is a fun summer read, casual and funny. The main character is relatable and witty. Its well written and easy reading.


This is an uplifting and hilarious story of an imperfect man with little ambition and a lot of fear having a questionable gift thrust upon him. The author has a talent for misdirection and toying with his readership, he does so without apologies. I can very much appreciate that about him.


Hilariously good. I couldn’t put it down, and I actually caught myself laughing out loud. Makes you see vampirism in a new way.


Ok people’s! Don’t hold back! More than worth the cash! Exclamation points!!!!!!!!! But no really, I love how it gets more and more intense. But I hate how I lost sleep because of it 🙂 and Claire is so adorable!!!!

Get Fat Vampire Value Meal here: Fat Vampire Value Meal

About The Author

Johnny B. Truant is an author, blogger, and podcaster who, like the Ramones, was long denied induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite having a large cult following. He makes his online home at and is the author of the Fat Vampire series and The Bialy Pimps, as well as co-authoring the science fiction political thriller The Beam and the Unicorn Western series with Sean Platt.

Johnny, Sean Platt, and David Wright host two podcasts — the Self Publishing Podcast and Better Off Undead — both of which are available in the usual podcast places.

Johnny is also the kind of person who writes his bio in the third person.

You can connect with me on Twitter at @JohnnyBTruant and I’d totally love it if you did.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Johnny B. Truant and ENT appreciate it.


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