Thursday, September 12, 2013

Author Jennifer Loiske Visits The Desk

Today, Jennifer Loiske visits the desk with a few short excerpts from her book, 'Club Number Five'. With these excerpts, we get a taste of her writing style and the vampire story between the covers.

Please welcome Jennifer to Nadia's desk and feel free to leave 
a comment for her in the comment section below.


Jennifer says of her young adult paranormal story,
A bit different vampire story, with a pinch of dry humor,
sassy characters
and a friendship that’s worth to die for.

Five short excerpts of Club Number Five by Jennifer Loiske

The second I woke up I knew I had been bitten. My throat hurt and I couldn't move my head without weeping. I slid my hand to my neck and felt it get wet. I swallowed. I didn't need to look to know my hand was covered in blood. My blood. I tried to remember what had happened last night, but the images were groggy and all I did remember was a boy. And not just any boy, but a boy I'd been following like a lovesick puppy for a month now.


I think I'm a vampire.”

Silence. Kate's eyes widened and she opened and closed her mouth in turns. “You think you're a vampire.”
I nodded and she lifted her finger. She formed questions like what, when, who with her lips but nothing came out. I nodded again and saw an angry flash in her eyes.

And that's why you dragged me here in the middle of the night?” Kate's voice rose alarmingly.

Shh,” I hushed. “I don't want to wake my parents and neither do you.”

Kate got up and paced back and forth. “You don't think you're a vampire, Sam. That kind of thing you know.”


The godlike boy just stood and puckered his perfect lips. Just as if he knew everything about me and my miserable life.

Well, what can you do if you're so hungry you could bite your little sister? So hungry it hurts and the only thing you can think of is blood?” I yelled.

Shh.” He grabbed my arms, but I shook him away. I was so angry I had to let it all out.

I didn't ask for this!” I cried. “I didn't want to look like a supermodel and I didn't want these strange powers I have now. I just wanted to have Jonathan!”

Immortality,” he said quietly.

What?” I asked, stunned.

Add immortality to your list, too.” He shrugged.

Arggh!” I shouted and hit the wall. A piece of stone dropped onto the ground. I stared at the round hole, exactly the size of my fist, in the wall. I turned to the boy, full of rage, just to see that he was gone again. I was getting seriously snappy at people disappearing around me and leaving me alone with my ever-so-growing question pile. I hit the wall again and cursed. My hand was unscathed and it didn't ease my anger a bit, but I was so mad I had to hit something.


The bell rang and, after a few minutes, I saw him. He glanced at me murderously but I didn't move.

Hi.” I smiled as he got closer.

Get off my bike,” he growled quietly.

I was aware of the looks and whispers around us and I knew we'd be the new gossip tomorrow. “I don't think so,” I said, and slid my fingers onto the edge of the seat. I was sure he would push me aside roughly, but he didn't lift a finger to me. He stared at me and I stared back. Nope, no surrendering from me today.

Fine. Suit yourself then.” He slid himself in front of me, put his black helmet on and, before I could act, turned the engine on and stepped on the gas. I couldn't do anything but quickly place my own helmet on, put my arms around his waist and hold tight. I heard some girls gasping, but I was too afraid to look back. I had never been on a motorcycle before, but somehow I knew this wouldn't be an easy ride.


Wow, I thought. Was that how he saw me? A desperate stalker? I blushed.

You're not even my type,” he hissed, and I could see he wanted nothing more than to get rid of me. And still I couldn't help myself.

Blonde and stupid?” I offered.

No!” Jonathan snapped. “A human.”

Excuse me?” I stared at him and climbed off the bike. “That's a bit lame, don't you think? A week ago I was a human, remember?” I poked his chest with my finger.

Hey!” he yelled and grabbed my finger.

There's something else you're not telling me, isn't there?” I accused and poked him with another finger.
He grabbed that one, too, and looked a bit scared. What was going on? Why would he be scared of me? I struggled but his hold stood. “Tell me,” I hissed between my teeth.

No,” he hissed back.

I struggled more fiercely only to find myself in his arms. In some other circumstance this could've been tempting. Being so near him. But now it only got me angrier.

Tell me!” I flashed my teeth. “Or I swear I'll scream!”

He flashed his teeth and tightened his grip. I could feel his fingers biting into my flesh but I refused to yield. He stared at me and I stared at him, and neither of us wanted to give in.

Finally, he pushed me roughly away. “You're someone else's call.”


I live in Finland in Naantali, which is a small sunny town on the southwest coast (mostly known of the Moomin Valley). I’m a pre-school teacher by profession but I stayed home when my youngest daughter suffered brain fever, which developed severe epilepsy in 2004. I guess that’s when I first considered starting writing again as I had to stay awake and monitor her whilst she was sleeping and it can be really sleepy and boring when the house is quiet… I’m a workaholic and I always have a lot of projects going on at the same time. I write articles to the magazines and I’m a part of the team that makes Epilepsy Finland Magazine. I love chips, cheesy teen movies (and series too!), books, animals and I have a soft spot for the ones in need of a helping hand. A huge part of my royalties go to charity; mainly to help families with epileptic children but also to the epilepsy units in the hospitals.

If you'd like to connect with Jennifer Loiske,
you'll find her at the social media and author sites below.

Club Number Five is on sale for 99¢!
That's a bargain no matter where you live in the world.
To purchase Club Number Five, follow the UK and US Amazon links below.




  1. Thank you Nadia! It was a pleasure to stop by on your blog :)

  2. You girls done did good!!! Love the books!!! Jennifer writes very readable books. Vampires and all! :-)