I know the Blood Pact suffers from a terminal case of PLOT, but I'm pretty sure most of you are going to like the way things eventually develop, even if you're not a big fan of every step along the way. After all, conflict is what makes for an interesting plot. If everything just fell into place without any effort, it wouldn't be nearly as much fun, now would it?
Besides, each chapter isn't meant to be a standalone tale. All of them taken together are what really tell the story. All I'm asking is that you please give the whole story a chance before making any rash judgments about how horrible it is. By chapter 13, I'm pretty sure you'll have a much better picture of what's happening.
Thanks to everyone who's read it so far -- whether you liked it or not. ;) I know your time is valuable, and I appreciate you giving me a chance. I'll try my very best not to disappoint any of you.