Fangoria Magazine Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper

“Even though there are various types of exploitation involved in the lives/backgrounds of almost all the players in this blood fest, Stepek is masterful in enabling the reader to actually feel sorrow and empathy for a few of the characters (not only R.J. and Bait) and to see the human in the monsters and the monster in the humans. 3.5 out of 4.”
Theresa Dillon / Fangoria Magazine

Rue Morgue Magazine Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Combining the slick Hollywood decadence of a Bret Easton Ellis novel and the drug-addled realism of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, author Drew Stepek gleefully takes the piss out of the staid troupes of the genre by injecting LA’s seedy underbelly with heroin-addicted vampires.”
Trevor Tuminski / Rue Morgue Magazine

 Famous Monsters Underground Magazine Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“The book’s breakneck pace, gruesome violence, and punk noir prose should endear it to genre fans, but it’s RJ and Bait’s desperate lunge toward salvation that make Knuckle Supper such a memorable experience.”
Famous Monsters Underground

Gorezone Magazine Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Violently graphic and unapologetic in style, this could be described as an allegory of the degeneration of the human soul.”
Naila Scargill / Gorezone Magazine

Bloody Disgusting Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“It’s a drug-fueled, modern-day vampire saga that reads like a bloodsucking sequel to 1979‘s The Warriors written by James Ellroy. And fans of hardcore horror fiction take blissful note: Stepek’s wicked prose can cut awfully deep.”
Ryan Daley / Bloody Disgusting Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“The novel covers religious fanaticism, abortion, child prostitution, gang violence, drug addiction, and then wraps it in a loving layer of chocolate by letting vampires take responsibility for these things. And when you’ve finished the book, you’ll end up feeling guilty, because the pen is a pistol, and it sure as hell wasn’t aimed at vampires.”
Ashley Harness /

Jo Blo & Arrow Through the Head Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“This thing actually has the potential to be somewhat of a cult classic and I’m sure a feature adaptation will be coming our way sooner or later. If I had to slap this one into a rating system I’d give it a 9 out of 10.”
Jared Pacheco / JoBlo – Arrow in the Head

Dread Central Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“From the graphic depictions of unmitigated violence to the off-screen gang-bang of an eleven-year-old prostitute, there’s a lot in this book that makes the reader cringe.”
Scott A. Johnson / Dread Central

Horror World Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Through the explicit and recalcitrant recitations of all manner of debauchery, the message that comes through to me is that this is a bad scene. In other words, the book doesn’t promote these activities. Rather, it displays them so you can read how bad things can be. More importantly, the writing style of Stepek is bright and fast and, yes, addictive.”
Wayne Edwards / Horror World

Bitten by Books Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle SupperIf you are open to a new experience that digs deep into the world of despair and survival with characters who haunt you long after the book has been returned to the shelf, run—do not walk—to your nearest bookstore.”
Brit / Bitten by Books

The Blood Sprayer Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“I would rank it as one of the best vampire novels I’ve seen, and it was easily one of the most shocking pieces of fiction I have encountered. The low expectations I had for it were blown out of the water, and I feel guilty for judging the book by its cover.”
Thomas LeBeau / The Blood Sprayer

The Portland Book Review Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“The character of Bait shows how limited the choices of these kids are, as she chooses to hang out with ruthless, violent addicts versus being out on the street. Knuckle Supper was an engrossing read and a refreshing change from the norm of the genre.”
Barbara Cothern / Portland Book Review

Paperback Horror Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“You can grab this novel at a ton of places, and honestly – I suggest you do. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and am hard pressed to think of another book that affected me as much at this one did, in the past year.”
Colum McKnight / Paperback Horror

Innsmouth Free Press Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Whether intentional or not, Stepek has taken vampirism to the other edge of the bell curve, sitting on the opposite end as far away from Twilight as he can and giving it the finger while he pukes in a trash can.”
Mike Griffiths / Innsmouth Free Press

Book Geeks Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“It’s an uncompromising look at street life, at the endless cycle of the predator versus prey, of dog eat dog, and at the destruction and wasted lives left behind; it’s also an equally uncompromising look at unbridled drug-dependency, child abuse, the blatant hypocrisy lying at the heart of both people and religious organisations, and wanton brutality as a way of life and expression.”
Simon Marshall-Jones / Book Geeks

Chiaroscuro Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Overall, Drew Stepek’s Knuckle Supper is consistently entertaining enough to be sought out by readers who like their bloodsuckers a bit more down and dirty than the usual fare being offered these days.”
Ray Wallace / Chiaroscuro

Feomante Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“It is brutal in the detail of its characters’ existence, outlining the violence of the streets and the pathetic existence of those who live in it with harshly brilliant colors.”
Wark Worthen /

Zombie Popcorn Radio Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“If you took the brute killing force from the vampires in 30 Days of Night, mixed it with the heroin lifestyle of Sid and Nancy then threw it in the environment of The Warriors, added a pinch of the Catholic church, and wrapped it up in a package for humanity, you would have Knuckle Supper.”
Jason Bayless / Zombie Popcorn

Vampire Books Navigator Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle SupperKnuckle Supper is a game changer, to be sure, and this has got to be one of the most original vampire works ever created; with it, Stepek turns the entire vampire mythos on its head and fully slays the almost-dead, angst-ridden, sparkly vampire once and for all. ”
James Gormley / Vampire Books Navigator

Book Fetish Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Although Drew Stepek definitely carves his own niche in the paranormal word; succeeding in putting a sick, modern twist on the oft-depicted vampire — there’s definitely no danger of any of Stepek’s characters sparkling in the sun.”
Renee C Fountain / Book Fetish

The Written Word Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“There will never be a voice claiming Mr. Stepek is devoid of detail. It is truly, undeniably, the nastiest first chapter of a book I have ever read.”
Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot / The Written Word

Brews and Books Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“The book is fantastically dirty. Not dirty as in sexy, but just grimy, filthy, gutsy gross. Stepek has a gift for describing society’s underbelly. Basically, Knuckle Supper has more fluids and shrapnel than a Gallagher show.”
Josh Christie / Brews and Books

Cult Radio a Go Go Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“A hard-core, punk-infused, street life laced story that ushers the classic vampire story into a realistic, modern day setting. But don’t let that fool you. This is not the watered-down, diluted Twilight crap that’s being fed to the mass public.”
Tiffany DuFoe / Cult Radio a Go Go

Horror Talk Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Stepek’s take on vampires is the most innovative that I’ve seen in years. He took a creature that has grown tired and soft in today’s media and made it harsh, powerful and interesting again.”
James “Spez” Ferguson / Horrortalk

Comic Book Bin Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Dark, dirty, and excessively violent, Knuckle Supper is a repugnant tale of the consequences of life style choices blanketed in the macabre. RATING: A.”
Chris Zimmerman / Comic Book Bin

The Liberal Dead Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Drew Stepek has created a memorable and moving addition to vampire lore that will not soon be forgotten… I give Knuckle Supper a well earned and deserving 9 of 10, and demand you go out and pick up a copy as soon as you can!”
The Liberal Dead

All Things Horror Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“This is easily one of the most violent books I’ve read in years, and it delivers vampire fiction the swift kick in the ass it’s sorely needed for years.”
Mike Snoonian / All Things Horror

Planet Fury Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle SupperKnuckle Supper has a permanent place on my ‘keeper’ shelf. If you’re looking for the ‘anti-Twilight’, or a different kind of vampire novel, or just something fun and unique, grab a copy of Knuckle Supper.”
Superheidi / Planet Fury

Hell Street Journal Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Find the back alley that lurks behind your favorite bookstore and travel to its darkest end. Here, huddled and hooded you will find the lost and Drew Stepek’s Knuckle Supper will most surely be their meal of choice.”
Hari Navarro / Hell Street Journal

Zombots Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“What begins as an outspoken, unglamorous story about street life and abuse turns into a condemnation of religious fundamentalism. Stepek doesn’t hold back and the book is, at times, a dirty, violent read.”
Dive Mistress / Zombots!

The Horror Effect Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“It has been called the anti-Twilight book. However, Drew Stepek’s Knuckle Supper is more than a simple rejection of the romanticized vampire. Indeed, it is a rejection of all things vanilla. Packed with violence, drugs, and anything revolting, this book will have you scrubbing your skin in the shower. ”
Becky Sayers / The Horror Effect

Horror Punks Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“The ideas contained within the pages are put forth with all the subtlety of a baseball bat to the face, and that’s what makes it a hell of a read.”
Josh Haney / Horror Punks

The Horrorzine Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“A look at a violent existence, living off the streets and the bodies of helpless victims. Mix that with the sadness of child exploitation, and this becomes one of those stories that isn’t easy to get out of your head.”
Jeani Rector / The Horror Zine

Hey Look Behind You! Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“It’s enjoyable to flip the pages of a story that is caked in blood of a pimp or gang member and not have to deal with a flowery romantic view on vampires.”
Nikki / Hey Look Behind You!

The Vulgarian Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Drew Stepek has balls. Big ones. In a day and age when vampires are funny, charming, sexy or even sparkly, he grabs bloodsuckers and drags them back into the gutter…”
Court / The Vugarian

Upstarter! Magazine Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle SupperKnuckle Supper is a dark portrayal of addiction and life outside of mainstream society. It is potentially and allegory of man’s own inhumanity and the dearth of justice for the denizens of the edges.”
Jerry Actually  / Upstarter! Magazine

Hellnotes Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Nothing is left to the imagination in terms of describing viciousness; and ample opportunities are seized to throw in horror related laughs.”
Sheila Merritt / Hellnotes

William Malmborg Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“I must warn readers that this novel doesn’t hold back, and while many fans of vampire fiction may be accustomed to the gruesome nature of such horror stories, they may not be used to the brutally honest inner city street life that is displayed upon these pages.”
William Malmborg / Disturbing Tales

It's Dark in the Dark Reviews Drew Stepek's Knuckle Supper“Imagine The Basketball Diaries meets Sid and Nancy but with homicidal drug-dealing post-punk vampires in LA.”
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