Somewhere near the end of this book, I decided it was the best story I've ever read. I actually did like it to this extent and I highly recommend this book to all the young gays out there who wouldn't mind a little bit of gore and some exaggerated mentions of drug use, filthiness and death.
Although many of you would think of "Drawing Blood" as a horror book, I found the highlight of its plot being the love story between the two protagonists Trevor McGee and Zachary Bosch, the two cross paths in the town of Missing Mile, NC. Each with a different past and different reasons that, however, brought them to this same place. A place Trevor is no new-comer to. He is back in the hope of finding answers to what happened in that house on Violin Road twenty years ago when his father Robert McGee murdered his wife and younger son before he committed suicide leaving Trevor as the sole cast-off of the bloodily obliterated McGee family . Zach is a nineteen-year-old computer-hacking daredevil who had escaped from his abusive parents at age fourteen and ends up on the run from Secret Services agents for all the illegal hacking and on-line thievery he'd been pulling for years with impunity. Shortly after Trevor and Zach meet, they decide to stay in that very house on Violin Road where the murders had occurred. Eventually, the house turns out to be haunted and hazardous for both of them which hardly hinders Trevor from his questing for the truth.
Even though it's been written by a female author, Brite masters the art of depicting male-to-male sexuality with such grotesqueness, sensuality and innocence it'll make gay and bi male readers of this book get a hard-on every time a chapter drifts into a sex scene and will seldom make your eyes water at the tenderness those boys convey each other.
Brite's prose in "Drawing blood" is enjoyably fluent with vigorous character development and a suspenseful course of spooky events. Besides Zach and Trev, I grew specifically attached to one particular character; Kinsey Hummingbird, it seemed as though this character was all about portraying kindness and helping others without expecting much in return, I loved that about him. There's also a few recurring characters from Brite's previous vamp novel " LOST SOULS" which in my opinion is nowhere near as good as "DRAWING BLOOD".