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Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Evil, scary and bloody." Vampires Don't Sparkle! edited by @byMichaelWest #Horror



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Vampires Don't Sparkle!

Edited by Michael West

Genre: Horror 

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What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life?

Would you...go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you...spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would you...do something else? Anything else?

The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be "vampyre."

Edited by Michael West
Foreword by Michael West

"A New Life" by J. F. Gonzalez
"What Once was Flesh" by Tim Waggoner
"The Darkton Circus Mystery" by Elizabeth Massie
"Robot Vampire" by R. J. Sullivan
"Beneath a Templar Cross" by Gord Rollo
"The Weapon of Memory" by Kyle S. Johnson
"The Excavation" by Stephen Zimmer
"Skraeling" by Joel A. Sutherland
"Dreams of Winter" by Bob Freeman
"Dracula's Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues" by Gregory L. Hall
"I Fuck Your Sunshine" by Lucy A. Snyder
"A Soldier's Story" by Maurice Broaddus
"Rattenk├Ânig
" by Douglas F. Warrick
"Vampire Nation" by Jerry Gordon
"Curtain Call" by Gary A. Braunbeck

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research institutions to fight the real horrors of Cancer.



An excerpt from

Vampires Don't Sparkle!


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Here's what

Fans are saying


I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology and the fact that it took the vampire myth back to its horror roots, as well as adding some new flair to these creatures of the night. 

Not all of these stories are about the vampire that many have come to know and that can only be a good thing, in my opinion. 

If you're into vampires and/or looking for something fresh and new in the horror genre, check this one out and I don't think you will be disappointed.

Out of so many stories, I'm sure there is something here for just about anybody.



This is a throwback to old school vampires as they should be. They are evil, scary and bloody.

I knew Michael West would pick awesome tales and he did not disappoint. All the stories were very readable and enjoyable.

My favorites from the group were "Vampire Nation" by Jerry Gordon, "The Excavation" by Stephen Zimmer, "A Soldier's Story" by Maurice Broaddus and "Robot Vampire" by R. J. Sullivan.

This book is not for the Twilight fans this is for fans of horror and of Vampires the way they were meant to be written.

They have done something amazing with this book not only compiled a great selection of stories but a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the anthology will be going to cancer research institutions.



Editor Bio

Michael West


Michael West is the bestselling author of Cinema of Shadows, The Wide Game, Skull Full of Kisses, Spook House, and the critically-acclaimed Legacy of the Gods series. 

A graduate of Indiana University, West earned a degree in Telecommunications and Film Theory, and since that time, he has written a multitude of short stories, articles, and reviews for various on-line and print publications. 

He lives and works in the Indianapolis area with his wife, their two children, their turtle, Gamera, and their dog, King Seesar. 

His children are convinced that spirits move through the woods near their home. 

West's short story "Goodnight," originally published in WICKED KARNIVAL #6, was named "Best Horror Short Story of 2005" in the P&E Readers Poll.

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