Blood And Sunlight

Blood And Sunlight

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by Jamie Wasserman
     
 

Melanie would love to believe in fairytales. She'd love, in fact, to believe in anything. The twenty-three-year-old college dropout is stuck - stuck in a dead-end waitress job, stuck in her hometown of Ellicott City, Maryland, and stuck with a boyfriend who likes to play dress-up as a vampire.

Vampires.

Her world and her reality are turned upside down when she

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Overview

Melanie would love to believe in fairytales. She'd love, in fact, to believe in anything. The twenty-three-year-old college dropout is stuck - stuck in a dead-end waitress job, stuck in her hometown of Ellicott City, Maryland, and stuck with a boyfriend who likes to play dress-up as a vampire.

Vampires.

Her world and her reality are turned upside down when she encounters the real thing. Along the way, she meets Lucas, the would-be vampire slayer, his father the sheriff, and ultimately the vampire himself. Melanie learns that fairytales can come true, and evil isn't always where you expect to find it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935563327
Publisher:
Penumbra Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

Jamie Wasserman is a native of Ellicott City, Maryland. His work has appeared in The Rhysling Anthology, Exquisite Corpse, Star*Line, Magazine of Speculative Poetry, Strange Horizons, Flesh and Blood, Gothic.net, Weber Studies, and Magma (UK) among many others. He has received numerous honorable-mentions from The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, and was nominated for a Pushcart by Lite: Baltimore's Literary Arts Newspaper. Blood and Sunlight is his first novel.
For more information about the author, visit www.penumbrapublishing.com.

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Blood And Sunlight 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
A twenty-three-year old college dropout, Melanie craves excitement in her life...stuck in a dead-end job in the small town of Ellicot City, Maryland, she's always been fascinated by fairy tales - but little does she know, she'll soon be caught up in the midst of a living, breathing one...when she crosses paths with a real life vampire, Melanie is forced to realize that fairytales actually can come true, and the concept of "evil" as we know it isn't always what you expect it to be... With its own unique, salient appeal, Blood And Sunlight is an interesting addition to the rapidly-growing vampire genre. In his creatively crafted tale, author Jamie Wasserman introduces the reader to quite the flawed protagonist in Melanie, an adventure-craving malcontent stricken with imaginative wanderlust. As the circumstances of her humdrum life dramatically change, though, Melanie eventually realizes the wisdom of the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for - you just might get it." In vicarious fashion, readers are sure to find themselves equally engrossed in the ongoing evolution of her exploits, as fantasy ultimately becomes reality, and her taste for the life she used to live is forever changed. An intriguing read. Chelsea Perry Apex Reviews
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The setting in this book is almost like a third main character and it's done so well it's very easy to fall in love with the city where this story takes place. There's a lot of twists and a ton of subtle clues so if you re-read this one like I did, you'll catch a lot more on the second go around. The basics of the story are this- a girl named Melanie is living in the small and old town of Ellicott City, MD. She works days as a waitress and spends her nights drunk, high, or tramping around town. Her boyfriend Bryan has his own escapes- he likes to pretend to be a vampire (all of the characters in this book are trying to escape something). One night while checking out the local haunted house, Bryan's friend Carl is killed and Bryan is hurt. Melanie goes for help but only finds Lucas- a pyromaniac, GI Joe wanna be, redneck vampire hunter. Despite her reservations and outright refusal to believe in anything otherwordly (or spiritual), Melanie goes along for the ride like she does with everything else in her life. I can't really give away much more. There's an awful lot of surprises. None of the characters are who they say they are and you'll be kept be kept off-balance all the way to the end. As a word of warning, this is an adult book. Don't buy this for your tween expecting Twilight. Some scenes of violence and a few sex scenes (including a really good one on a train. I mean actually on top of a train!). Give this one a try. You won't be disappointed.
heatherl1981 More than 1 year ago
How else do you describe a book when the vampire is the most sympathetic character (don't get too attached, he's not a saint either)? Melanie is a college drop-out, wanna-be artist, drink and drug afficiando, and lover of all things morbid. When she and her vampire-boyfriend poser are attacked, she gets thrown into a drama she doesnt have the time or energy for. Whether she likes it or not, her life is going to change forever. Told as kind of a fairy tale for the modern age (forget about happily ever after), this is a sordid little story that is incredibly addictive.