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Dark Moonlighting
     

Dark Moonlighting

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by Scott Haworth
 

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Nick Whittier, having been alive for six centuries, has had plenty of time to master three professions. In a typical week he works as a police officer, lawyer and doctor and still finds time to murder someone and drink their blood. He used to feel guilty about the killings, but now he restricts himself to only eating the worst members of society. Few people in

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Nick Whittier, having been alive for six centuries, has had plenty of time to master three professions. In a typical week he works as a police officer, lawyer and doctor and still finds time to murder someone and drink their blood. He used to feel guilty about the killings, but now he restricts himself to only eating the worst members of society. Few people in Starside, Illinois seem to care about the untimely deaths of spam e-mailers, pushy Jehovah Witnesses and politicians. However, the barriers between Nick's three secret lives start to crumble when a mysterious man from his past arrives in town seeking revenge. Nick must move quickly to prevent the three women in his life, and the authorities who are hunting him, from discovering his terrible secret.

Dark Moonlighting is the first book in the humorous series. It explores four of the biggest clichés in popular culture, and it pokes fun at a number of popular television shows including Law & Order, Bones and House. It also takes a more realistic and amusing approach to the vampire cliché. For example, the average human has the equivalent of five Big Gulps worth of blood in their body. Nick takes twenty minutes to kill someone and, like the vampire bat, must immediately urinate afterwards.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490416113
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/28/2013
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

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Dark Moonlighting 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a great vampire story. I think even guys who knock this genre would enjoy it. It was very funny and worth every cent spent! (or would have been if I had actually paid for it.) I feel certain the ones I buy will also be worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Johnny Masiulewicz for Readers' Favorite Nick Wittier has recently taken up residence in the central Illinois town of Starside. He is a research doctor at the local hospital and is on the verge of making a stunning medical breakthrough that will bring an end to a deadly scourge. Nick Whittier is also an accomplished lawyer, a well-respected police officer, and a 671-year-old vampire.    Drawn by the relative obscurity of the town, Nick knows Starside is small enough to eschew the hustle of big city life, yet large enough for him to safely keep his three careers separate. He sets up his law practice, walks a third shift beat on the police force with his partner Jasmine Johnson, works diligently on his virus research, and occasionally kills and feeds on a local. Through his research, he discovers that the curse which has afflicted him for over six centuries is caused by a virus, and he has come close to formulating a vaccine and a cure for it. Yet before he can make that final breakthrough, his research is derailed by a number of occurrences that threaten to endanger the entire town. Nick must reveal his true identity to those closest to him and enlist their help. Deftly crafted and packed with action, gore, and just the right amount of laughs, Dark Moonlighting is an exceptional read due to the author’s treatment of the overall subject matter. Nowadays, the key to getting valid mileage out of the well-worn vampire mythology is to rewrite or readdress the myths themselves. Treating vampirism as a virus-induced condition is innovative, and allows Haworth’s distillation of the myths to be a predominantly physiological one. The book offers just the right amount of blood, seductiveness, and self-effacing angst, but the retooling of the mythology will definitely appeal to the more erudite and demanding vampire aficionados.
LostLenoreLL More than 1 year ago
I like it a lot.  The way that it's written, full of innuendos and satire, making fun of "modern" things and building (yet) another vampire image (other than the perfection of Edward Cullen). I found it an enjoyable reading, with a dark sense of humor and subtle critics that makes it impossible not to laugh.
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Srtguru More than 1 year ago
This book was entertaining from start to finish. A Vampire with a smart ass sense of humor! Great work by the author for coming up with such an idea. I can't wait to read the second book in this series.
ArtfulCodgerJT More than 1 year ago
If you have a dark sense of humor, this is a good book to settle in with on a cold winter's day and just spend hours reading your way through it. If your lucky, you only have to interrupt your reading to stoke the fireplace a time or four and find something to eat in the kitchen before you finish this entertaining read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of effort at humor that mostly falls flat. No characters were developed well enough to make me care about them. Easy read, but not a memorable story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, light read. I will definitely seek out the next in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Neat story with some genuinely funny parts. Gotta love a good Monty Python reference! Putting the next book onto my wishlist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great writing style. Really enjoyed this book. The sarcasm and cultural references were hilarious.
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Quick but humorous where it needed to be.
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