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Red Moon Rising: A Vampire Novel

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    Billie Sue Mosiman just went up another notch on my list of favo

    Billie Sue Mosiman just went up another notch on my list of favorite authors.
    This book is fantastic! Setting the stage for what I am sure will turn out to be an extraordinary trilogy.
    Not only does Mosiman flip the vampire mythos on its head, she completely makes it her own!
    I can't wait to start reading the next book (Malachi's Moon)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2003

    Which type of Vampire would you be?

    If you're looking for a great Vampire story with a twist, then Red Moon Rising is just the book for you. Instead of coming up with another variation of what the Vampires will be, Billie Sue Mosiman takes the predominant qualities and separates them into three distinct type of Vampires; the Predators, the Cravens, and the Naturals. Making this type of distinction no longer limits which qualities, powers, weakness', personalities, etc. the particular Vampires have to 'fit' in. Della Cambian, a high school senior two weeks away from graduation, has finally caught the 'disease', the one which transforms one into a Vampire. Her mother, father, younger brother, and most of her blood relatives have already gone through the transformation. To help with the transition and to make sure Della make the right choice of which of the three types of Vampire she will be, the family's summons Mentor, the areas helper and guide. Mentor has a variety of roles, which include keeping the peace in the Vampire community, making sure their secret is safe from mortals, and getting involved in disputes. One of the main crisis he has to deal with is when a doctor finds one of the local blood banks is shipping out untested blood, a situation that may have been going on for over a century. Unknown to her, the Blood Bank is run by a Predator Vampire who supplies the blood to the rest of the Vampires, for a fee. It is up to Mentor and Ross, the head of the Blood Bank, to ensure their secret isn't found out. This book is very fast paced and has an engrossing storyline. It's well written, entertaining, and hard to put down once you get started.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2002

    AWSOME!!!!

    This book is best vampyre book I've ever read and I can't wait to read Malachi's Moon. I love Billie Sue Mosiman's outlook on vampyrism and her charactors personalities are so realistic and life like you actually get mad at those whom harm them. I can't believe they haven't made a movie out of these books yet. Thank you for your wonderful entertainment!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2001

    better then anne rice

    loved the book

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Fascinting twist to an old legend

    There exists a rare blood disease that is fatal to most humans. The illness turns a person into a monster with distorted facial features and leaves the victims in excruciating pain. Thankfully their life span is short. In a statistically insignificant part of the population, a gene turns some individuals into vampires upon their death. That particular gene is dominant leading to whole families of vampires, but each clan differs on their approach to human contact. One clan, the Predators sees mankind as a food source while another The Craven prefers to hide in the depressing darkness away from people. The Naturals live among humans drinking their blood sold to them by Predators who own a blood bank. <P>High school senior Dell Cambien falls for Ryan just before she undergoes the change. Ryan struggles to control her new abilities as she chooses the path her life will take, which might include Dell shaking the foundation of vampirism to its core. <P> This novel provides a new fascinating twist to the vampire legend. Billie Sue Mosiman is excellent at creating characters that appear genuine even those who are supernatural because she makes her supporting evidence sound believable and scientific. Although the obvious inclination is to categorize RED MOON RISING as horror or perhaps urban fantasy, the novel contains a coming of age plot that deals with choices, morality, and honor. Genre fans and some mainstream readers will toast Ms. Mosiman for her creative novel. <P>Harriet Klausner

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