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Friday, May 23, 2014

"Un-put-down-able!" Sheep's Clothing by @GeekGirlWriter #western #horror



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Sheep's Clothing

Written by Elizabeth Einspanier

Genre: Western Horror

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It is the year 1874.

Doc Meadows, frontier doctor working in the small town of Salvation, has always considered himself a sensible man, and has not believed in monsters for a long time. When injured half-Indian Wolf Cowrie staggers into his practice one night, however, he brings terrifying news--a vampire he hunts plans to settle in Salvation and turn it into his own private larder.

Now Doc has to overcome his skepticism and fear in order to face down this new threat to his town, before Salvation becomes just another ghost town in the territories.

Sheep's Clothing hearkens back to early depictions of vampires as bloodthirsty, charismatic monsters, borrowing more strongly from Dracula than more common modern interpretations.



An excerpt from

Sheep's Clothing


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Here's what

Fans are saying


A great mix of classic vampire and old west mythos

This book is a nice change from all the vampire stories that have been flooding the market. This book is a back to the original base of the vampire mythos and brings it into conflict with the wild west era of expansionalism, add in a touch of native american spiritualism and you get a short but wild ride.

As Doc Meadows finds out a big city education does not always mean you know everything there is to know about the world



Un-put-down-able!

I adore weird fiction, the 19th century, fantasy creatures AND the wild west. There was no way I wasn't going to give this book five stars!

Sheep's Clothing is well-written and told without an overload of details, letting you step straight into the action and discover more about the characters and the town of Salvation as you go along.

I loved all the characters, especially the Doc himself, and I enjoyed seeing the classic Stoker-esque elements of vampyrism brought into a brand new setting and being dealt with by a new breed of hero.



Author Bio

Elizabeth Einspanier


Elizabeth Einspanier is a writer of cross-genre fiction of all kinds, mainly focusing on science fiction, fantasy, and horror, while dabbling in poetry on the side when the mood strikes her.

Her short stories have been published in Down in the Dirt and Dark Fire Fiction, and she is the author of a Weird Western novella entitled Sheep's Clothing. She has been a member of the St. Louis Writer's Guild since November 2013.

She has been writing as long as she has been able to string words together into an interesting story, so naturally by the time she enrolled in college it was clear that a BA in English was the way to go. Her inspirations are as diverse as Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, C. S. Lewis, Arthur Conan Doyle, Madeleine L'Engle, and Jonathan Coulton, and when she is not writing she works full-time at the St. Louis County Library, where she feeds her hunger for new books.

Her other hobbies include playing Dungeons & Dragons and watching strange movies.

She is a native of St. Louis, but frequently visits worlds of her own creation.

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