Books With Bite

Valley So Low: Southern Mountain Stories

By Manly Wade Wellman

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"This is a fine collection of Wellman's most recent Appalachian tales written in the 70's and 80's. Tales about Judge Pursuivant, John Thunstone, Silver John and others all make appearances."

Trill Coster’s Burden -- The Spring -- Owls Hoot in the Daytime -- Can These Bones Live? -- Nobody Ever Goes There -- Where Did She Wander? -- A Witch For All Seasons (originally by “Gans T Field”) -- The Beasts That Perish -- Willow He Walk -- Chastel -- Rouse Him Not -- Hundred Years Gone -- Keep Me Away -- Yare -- Chorazin -- The Petey Car -- Along About Sundown -- What of the Night -- Dead Man’s Chair (as “Rock Rock”) -- Lamia -- Caretaker -- The Ghastly Priest Doth Reign -- Goodman’s Place --

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From the Dust Returned: A Family Remembrance

By Ray Bradbury

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"...he takes us to a most wondrous destination: into the heart of an Eternal Family. They have lived for centuries in a house of legend and mystery in upper Illinois -- and they are not like other midwesterners. Rarely encountered in daylight hours, their children are curious and wild; their old ones have survived since before the Sphinx first sank its paws deep in Egyptian sands. And some sleep in beds with lids. Now the house is being readied in anticipation of the gala homecoming that will gather together the farflung branches of this odd and remarkable family.

"In the past-midnight stillness can be detected the soft fluttering of Uncle Einars wings. From her realm of sleep, Cecy, the fairest and most special daughter, can feel the approach of many a welcome being -- shapeshifter, telepath, somnambulist, vampire -- as she flies high in the consciousness of bird and bat. But in the midst of eager anticipation, a sense of doom pervades. For the world is changing. And death, no stranger, will always shadow this most singular family..."

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Lord of the Dead: The Secret History of Byron

By Tom Holland

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Rebecca Carville is on the trail of a manuscript written by Lord Byron and said to be buried in a crypt. When she gains access to the crypt she finds Byron alive and ends up involved in much more than she expected.
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Dracula

By Bram Stoker

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This classic vampire novel will hold you in suspense and keep your heart pounding to the very end.

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Interview with the Vampire

By Anne Rice

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"The time is now.

We are in a small room with the vampire, face to face, as he speaks--as he pours out the hypnotic, shocking, moving, and erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead. . ."

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Mr. Darcy, Vampyre

By Amanda Grange

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A delightfully thrilling, paranormal Pride and Prejudice sequel, full of danger, darkness and deep romantic love.

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Tall, Dark and Dead

By Tate Hallaway

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What's a girl to do if she's hot for a dead man walking? Recovering witch Carnet Lacey, manager of Wisconsin's premier occult bookstore, is about to find out. (Summary)
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Real Vampires Have Curves

By Gerry Bartlett

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"What-did you think all vamps were pale, thin and brooding? Don't I wish." Gloriana St. Clair is an eternally "full-figured" vampire-she just happened to be bloating when a sexy Scotsman sank his teeth into her. (Summary)
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You Suck: A Love Story

By Christopher Moore

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A raunchy slapstick comedy of young vampires in love...features Tommy and Jody trying to make an undeath for themselves. They have a few problems—like finding a new food source..., recruiting minions to help them when the sun is up, and dealing with a homicidal elder vampire.

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Sharp Teeth

By Toby Barlow

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It's a dog's life-and death-in the canine underworld of Los Angeles. Barlow unfolds a tale of romance and rival gangs using the form of epic poetry, the beat of rock 'n' roll lyrics, and the pace of a poetry slam. (BookList)
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