Vampire Zero

Number 3 in series


Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748122656

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4559

U.S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley taught police investigator and vampire fighter Laura Caxton everything she knows about monsters. When an army of vampires attacked Gettysburg, Arkeley gave up his own life to save others. Except he didn't exactly die . . . He accepted the curse and is now a vampire himself - one that knows all the tricks better than anyone else. Now Laura is faced with the task of destroying him before he succeeds in his quest to exterminate his own family, one member at a time. But Arkeley knows all her tactics too; after all, he taught her. Worse still, if Laura fails to stop him then Arkeley will become a beast exponentially more dangerous - a Vampire Zero.




Author: David Wellington,Andreas Decker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492267212


Page: 382

View: 915



Author: Glennis Byron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526102978

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 241

View: 9817

'The dead travel fast and, in our contemporary globalised world, so too does the gothic.' Examining how gothic has been globalised and globalisation made gothic, this collection of essays explores an emerging globalgothic that is simultaneously a continuation of the western tradition and a wholesale transformation of that tradition which expands the horizons of the gothic in diverse new and exciting ways. Globalgothic contains essays from some of the leading scholars in gothic studies as well as offering insights from new scholars in the field. The contributors consider a wide range of different media, including literary texts, film, dance, music, cyberculture, computer games, and graphic novels. This book will be essential reading for all students and academics interested in the gothic, in international literature, cinema, and cyberspace.



Author: Harper Allen

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 155254706X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 2812

The Crosse triplets have had a hell of a year. To their shock, their grandfather Darkheart revealed that the sisters hail from a long line of vampire slayers. According to legend, one of them is the new slayer. One can heal vampires. And one will turn into a blood-sucking vamp. Professional vampire-hunter Jack Rawls believes sexy, cocktail-loving Kat is the vamp-to-be. Desperate not to turn fang, Kat enlists the wary Jack to help her find Maplesburg's "vamp zero," Cyrus Kane. With Kane dead—permanently—she might be able to stop the prophecy in its tracks. But Kat hadn't counted on her growing feelings for Jack, or the charisma and true evil of Kane….

Blood on Flesh (Wizard and Vampire)


Author: Zip Zero

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781500717957

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 94

View: 9619

I'm dying, was the last thought to escape Zip's mind before everything went black. What had he done? The portal in front of him had a mind of its own, holding him in a vice like grip, forcing him slowly towards its pulsating surface. The pressure made it near impossible to breathe, and his head started throbbing with pain, which rapidly spread throughout the entire body. He did not think he could endure much more of this torture; it felt like being stretched out to infinity, while being poked with iron rods straight from a blazing furnace. Flashbacks showed him as a young boy growing up in the gutters of Crudniggle, a city so vile and putrid that it was favored by characters of a more sinister and shady persuasion; usually lurking in the shadows at night, waiting for an easy prey. The unlucky victims, more often than not, ended up face down in an alley with a sharp pointy object protruding from their backs. Don't waste a second more contemplating if you should buy this book, it is a must read. Buy it now and experience first hand the riveting adventures of the wizard apprentice Zip, Zoe the vampire, Floki the Hordeland Barbarian Hero and many other odd characters and places. This fantasy book is packed with heroes, vampires and wizard spells. Still thinking about it, take action now! The orange buy button is yearning and waiting for you to click it. Regards Zip Zero"

23 Hours

A Vengeful Vampire Tale


Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0307452786

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 529

In the next 23 hours, there will be no reprieve, no mercy, and no time off for good behavior. When vampire hunter Laura Caxton is locked up in a maximum-security prison, the cop-turned-con finds herself surrounded by countless murderers and death-row inmates with nothing to lose . . . and plenty of time to kill. Caxton’s always been able to watch her own back–even when it’s against a cell-block wall–but soon she learns that an even greater threat has slithered behind the bars to join her. Justinia Malvern, the world’s oldest living vampire, has taken up residence, and her strength grows by the moment as she raids the inmate population like an open bar with an all-you-can-drink supply of fresh blood. The crafty old vampire knows just how to pull Caxton’s strings, too, and she's issued an ultimatum that Laura can’t refuse. Now Laura has just 23 hours to fight her way through a gauntlet of vampires, cons, and killers . . . 23 hours to make one last, desperate attempt at protecting the world from Justinia’s evil. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Dead

A Zombie Anthology


Author: Christopher Golden

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781429945813

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 5942

RESURRECTION! The hungry dead have risen. They shamble down the street. They hide in back yards, car lots, shopping malls. They devour neighbors, dogs and police officers. And they are here to stay. The real question is, what are you going to do about it? How will you survive? HOW WILL THE WORLD CHANGE WHEN THE DEAD BEGIN TO RISE? Stoker-award-winning author Christopher Golden has assembled an original anthology of never-before-published zombie stories from an eclectic array of today's hottest writers. Inside there are stories about military might in the wake of an outbreak, survival in a wasted wasteland, the ardor of falling in love with a zombie, and a family outing at the circus. Here is a collection of new views on death and resurrection. With stories from Joe Hill, John Connolly, Max Brooks, Kelley Armstrong, Tad Williams, David Wellington, David Liss, Aimee Bender, Jonathan Maberry, and many others, this is a wildly diverse and entertaining collection...the Last Word on the New Dead.

Such a Dark Thing

Theology of the Vampire Narrative in Popular Culture


Author: M. Jess Peacock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630878189

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 1123

Evil, death, demons, reanimation, and resurrection. While such topics are often reserved for the darker mindscapes of the vampire subgenre within popular culture, they are equally integral elements of religious history and belief. Despite the cultural shift of presenting vampires in a secular light, the traditional figure of the vampire within cinema and literature has a rich legacy of serving as a theological marker. Whether as a symbol of the allure of sin, as an apologetic for assorted religious icons, or as a gateway into a discussion of liberationist theology, the vampire has served as a spiritual touchstone from Bram Stoker's Dracula, to Stephen King's Salem's Lot, to the HBO television series True Blood. In Such a Dark Thing, Jess Peacock examines how the figure of the vampire is able to traverse and interconnect theology and academia within the larger popular culture in a compelling and engaging manner. The vampire straddles the ineffable chasm between life and death and speaks to the transcendent in all of us, tapping into our fundamental curiosity of what, if anything, exists beyond the mortal coil, giving us a glimpse into the interminable while maintaining a cultural currency that is never dead and buried.

Victor the Vampire


Author: Jarrod Meistle

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469110172

Category: Fiction

Page: 24

View: 5294

Victor the Vampire is the eldest child and only boy in The Vampire family. He lives with his parents, his younger sister Vivienne, his grandmother, and the family’s pet unicorn Oscar. Victor is an outgoing boy who loves to play soccer and is learning violin. In the first book of the series, Victor’s soccer team plays their first game of the season. Although he gives 100% to everything he does he isn’t always the best student in his class or the best athlete on his team. The Victor the Vampire books will chronicle the adventures of Victor, Vivienne, his best friend Albert and the lessons they learn.

Die Spiegelstadt

Passage-Trilogie 3 - Roman


Author: Justin Cronin

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641202566

Category: Fiction

Page: 992

View: 324

Die Zwölf – Wesen der Dunkelheit, Todfeinde der Menschen – sind vernichtet, ihre hundertjährige Schreckensherrschaft über die Welt ist vorüber. Nach und nach wagen sich die Überlebenden aus ihrer eng ummauerten Zuflucht, Hoffnung keimt auf. Auf den Ruinen der einstigen Zivilisation wollen sie eine neue, eine bessere Gesellschaft aufbauen: der älteste Traum der Menschheit. Doch in einer fernen, verlassenen Stadt lauert der Eine: Zero. Der Erste. Der Vater der Zwölf, der den Ursprung des Virus in sich trägt. Einst ein hochbegabter Wissenschaftler, der, seit er seine große Liebe verlor, nur noch von Rachedurst und Wut erfüllt ist. Sein Ziel ist es, die Menschheit endgültig auszulöschen. Seine Truppen sind bereit. Und der Zeitpunkt ist gekommen. Nur Amy vermag ihn jetzt noch aufzuhalten, das Mädchen aus dem Nirgendwo, die einzige Hoffnung der Menschheit. Und so treten sie und ihre Freunde an zum letzten großen Kampf zwischen Licht und Dunkelheit ...

Eternal - Die Vampire von Clare Point



Author: V. K. Forrest

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 342655934X

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

View: 8849

Es hatte keinen Sinn, ihn zu begehren. Sie kannte diese Empfindung nur zu gut. Sie war gefährlich. Gefährlich für sie. Und noch gefährlicher für ihn. Als im friedlichen Clare Point ein brutaler Mord verübt wird, muss FBI-Agentin Fia Kahill in ihren Heimatort zurückkehren. Es gilt, nicht nur den Mörder ihres Cousins zu finden, sondern auch, das Geheimnis ihrer Familie vor den anderen Ermittlern zu schützen – denn die Kahills sind Vampire, die seit Jahrhunderten unentdeckt unter den Menschen leben. Unglücklicherweise wird Fia ein neuer Partner zur Seite gestellt. Glen Duncan ist ausgesprochen attraktiv ... und erinnert Fia erschreckend an den Mann, der ihre Liebe vor langer Zeit ausgenutzt hat, um ein gefürchteter Vampirkiller zu werden! Die Vampire von Clare Point von V. K. Forrest: Spannung pur im eBook!

The Chronicles of Subject Zero (Science fiction paranormal mashup series books #1-4)

Wrong Place, Wrong Time


Author: P.A. Ross

Publisher: P.A Ross

ISBN: 1301234192

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

View: 1664

The complete collection of short stories about Subject Zero. Who and what is he? From his mysterious introduction in "Hero's Break", to the final startling revelations in "Invaders", revealing his true identity and mission. #1 Hero's Break #2 Halloween Party #3 Wedding Anniversary #4 Invaders keywords: sci-fi, science fiction, superhero, vampires , time travel

Not A Vampire


Author: Carl E. Reed

Publisher: BookCountry

ISBN: 1463004265

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7239

The Donner clan is a tight-knit urban family with a growing problem: their oldest son, Alex, thinks he's a vampire. The crisis comes to a head one memorable evening around the dinner table. A story of dark whimsy and serio-comic horror.

Weaponized: A Novella

A Novella


Author: David Wellington

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429959134

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6633

Previously published as part of The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology. In Weaponized, the frightening and altogether too real story of an undercover reporter sent to investigate a mysterious new branch of the U.S. military. Praise for THE NEW DEAD: "Provocative, haunting, and genuinely unsettling... This powerful anthology shines a bright and unflinching light on the fears of death, decay, and loss that underpin America's longstanding obsession with the undead." - Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Honey Blood

Tale Zero


Author: Miko Mitsuki

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 9781421573397

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

View: 3715

When a girl at her school is attacked by what seems to be a vampire, high school student Hinata Sorazono refuses to believe that vampires even exist. But then she meets her new neighbor, Junya Tokinaga, the author of an incredibly popular vampire romance novel… Could it be that Junya’s actually a vampire—and worse yet, the culprit?! Honey Blood Tale 0 is where Hinata and Junya’s love story originally began. In addition to the one-shot chapters that made Honey Blood’s serialization possible, this volume contains two bonus short stories from the author!

Monster Island

A Zombie Novel


Author: David Wellington

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480495514

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 5825

Welcome to New York City, Population Zero? The power grid has collapsed. There is no running water, no light, no heat. The massive neon signs of Times Square are dark now, and the subway trains crouch silent in their tunnels, waiting for commuters who will never return. An epidemic of staggering lethality has passed over the city and left nothing living in its wake. And yet the city is not deserted. The dead have returned to life, and they're hungry. The millions of people who once worked and lived in New York have been turned into cannibalistic monsters whose only function is to consume. No living person would dare enter the city--it would be suicide. Dekalb doesn't have a choice. He must protect his daughter's future, and that means retrieving vital medical supplies from the UN building in Midtown. A cadre of teenage girl soldiers have been recruited to help him find what he needs, and get back alive. They're well armed. They're devoted to their mission and willing to sacrifice anything to pull it off. But the odds against them are staggering. Especially when it turns out that not all zombies are created equal. Deep inside the city a medical student named Gary comes back from the dead different--his mind is intact. He can still think and feel. He's hungry, just like the rest, but unlike them he can plan, plot, and scheme. He can even lead the others, bending them to his will. Soon he has a small army at his command, a growing mob of rotting corpses all devoted to one cause: to find meat for their master. When Dekalb and Gary cross paths sparks will fly, destinies will clash--and the future of humanity will be decided, one head shot at a time.

John Dies at the End


Author: David Wong

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429956789

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 4537

David Wong has updated the Lovecraft tradition and infused it with humor that rather than lessening the horror, increases it dramatically. Every time I set the book down down, I was wary that something really was afoot, that there were creatures I couldn't see, and that because I suspected this, I was next. Engaging, comic, and terrifying.-- Joe Garden, Features Editor, The Onion "Wong is like a mash-up of Douglass Adams and Stephen King... 'page-turner' is an understatement." --Don Coscarelli, director, Phantasm I-V, Bubba Ho-tep "That rarest of things--a genuinely scary story."--David Wellington, author of Monster Island, Vampire Zero "JOHN DIES AT THE END has a cult following for a reason: it's horrific, thought-provoking, and hilarious all at once. This is one of the most entertaining and addictive novels I've ever read."--Jacob Kier, Publisher, Permuted Press STOP. You should not have touched this flyer with your bare hands. NO, don't put it down. It's too late. They're watching you. My name is David Wong. My best friend is John. Those names are fake. You might want to change yours. You may not want to know about the things you'll read on these pages, about the sauce, about Korrok, about the invasion, and the future. But it's too late. You touched the book. You're in the game. You're under the eye. The only defense is knowledge. You need to read this book, to the end. Even the part with the bratwurst. Why? You just have to trust me. The important thing is this: The drug is called Soy Sauce and it gives users a window into another dimension. John and I never had the chance to say no. You still do. I'm sorry to have involved you in this, I really am. But as you read about these terrible events and the very dark epoch the world is about to enter as a result, it is crucial you keep one thing in mind: None of this was my fault.

Vampire Taxonomy

Identifying and Interacting with the Modern-Day Bloodsucker


Author: Meredith Woerner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101159480

Category: Humor

Page: 208

View: 6539

Now that millions have read and seen Twilight, where do they turn for vampire advice? This wry, witty, fully illustrated, and bloody essential guide. Vampires are all around-books, movies, TV, comics- infiltrating our culture like never before. But what happens if one should run into a real vamp on the street? Vampire Taxonomy is the best defense against a fatal encounter in the dark. For the reader's protection, Meredith Woerner reveals the truth about: ?Sunlight sensitivity-Do vamps venture out in the day or stick solely to the evening hours? ?Physiology-When ready to feed, do they change appearance or simply lure with the seductive flash of a fang? ?Dress-Are they decked out in leather with aspirations of becoming the first vampire rock stars or do they cling to Gothic robes and ruffled collars? ?Diet-Are they waging a never-ending struggle against the temptation of human blood or do they view the world as their personal blood buffet?

Dead Drop

A Lawson Vampire Bonus Story


Author: Jon F. Merz

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429991925

Category: Fiction

Page: 50

View: 1706

Dead Drop: A Lawson Vampire Bonus Story (Includes a sneak peek of The Kensei!) Meet Lawson. A cynical, wise-cracking vampire charged with protecting the Balance between vampires and humans, he is part cop, part spy, and part commando—a James Bond with fangs. Lawson mixes shrewd cunning with unmatched lethality to get his job done. He tries his best to dismantle conspiracies, dispatch bad guys, and live long enough to get home. This time, Lawson has been given an easy assignment, a "dead drop." That is until an old enemy returns... AVAILABLE NOW... THE KENSEI! In Jon F. Merz's novel The Kensei, a battle-weary Lawson heads to Japan for a little rest and some advanced ninja training. But he no sooner steps off the plane than lands in the midst of a Yakuza turf war orchestrated by a shadowy figure known as the Kensei. With the help of Talya, a former KGB-assassin, Lawson must put a stop to the Kensei's organ trafficking networks, prevent the creation of an army of vampire-human hybrids, and save his own skin in the process.