Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires Series #8) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga.

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include...
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Kiss of Death (Morganville Vampires Series #8)

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Overview

A new chapter in the New York Times bestselling Morganville Vampires saga.

Vampire musician Michael Glass has attracted the attention of a big- time producer who wants to cut a demo and play some gigs-which means Michael will have to enter the human world. For this, he's been assigned escorts that include both a dangerous immortal as well as Michael's all-too-human friends. And with that mix of personalities, this is going to be a road trip from hell...


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101197738
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Series: Morganville Vampires Series , #8
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 45,046
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 467 KB

Meet the Author

Rachel Caine is the author of more than twenty novels, including the "Weather Warden" series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and still carries on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas with their iguanas, Popeye and Darwin; a mali uromastyx named (appropriately) O’Malley; and a leopard tortoise named Shelley (for the poet, of course).
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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Kiss of Death = Amazing

    I also had my doubts about this newest installment of the Morganville Vampire series, but I was proved completely wrong! It was the best one by far. Rachel Caine just keeps throwing random, awesome curve ball, every time you open her newest book. This is my favorite series of all time, and if you haven't read them yet, go out and buy them all right this instant!

    Claire's character has developed so much since the first book, and truly she is my favorite main character ever! Shane is still Shane, but he too has grown. You learn more about his cryptic past in each book. Eve, well there are no words to describe Eve. She's really cool and hilarious. Michael is still sweet Michael, but has grown up a lot since the beginning.

    I personally can't wait until November 2, when the 9th book comes out. It's called Ghost Town. It just sounds so cool. The cover is amazing and the best one yet. Well, just to sum it up, Morganville = Amazing!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

    Great Vamprie Serie

    I was instantly hooked after reading the first book, just had to get used to the author writing in the 3rd person. Glad to hear there's a 9th book to look forward to. After reading book 8th I hoped this wasn't the end, the main characters have more dangers and experiences to deal with. I have recommend this series to all my friends.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

    WOW! how the characters have changed. good book!

    This was surely a good book. I wouldn't say it was as good as all the other books in the series but it was a good book. Claire, in my opinion, is pretty annoying. She always has to be so fakely "badass". Shane is still Shane, broad and pretty smooth with his comebacks and sarcasm. Michael is becoming to feel closer to Eve and *SPOILER* feels bad that he is not able to give her children. Eve is clingy and has lost her edge. She's crying and passing out every second. Grrrrr! And of course Myrnin's crazyness is greatly missed in the book. Oliver is a complete badass and actually shows that he has a great sense of humor in this book. I don't really like how the book ended but yeah, it was a pretty good book. Can't wait for the next one!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Great Series!!

    I liked Morganville Vampires more than the Twilight series. I hope she keeps them coming, a must read! I just could not put the book down. It keeps you interested from page to page.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2010

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.com

    Claire just made a deal to save her life, but before she can meet her end of the bargain, she and her friends gain passes out of town. Record producers want to hear Michael perform. Claire, Eve, and Shane will accompany him to Dallas. They can't believe their good luck, until they learn they will be escorted and supervised by Oliver.

    First, Oliver disappears on business. Then they offend people at a truck stop. They find a nearby motel to crash for the night. Instead of a peaceful night, though, trouble finds them. The men from the truck stop torch their car before they go missing. After shopping for a new car, Claire, Eve, and Shane return to the motel to find the police waiting for them. They're arrested in connection with the men's suspicious disappearances. They know it will be nightfall before the rescue party comes knocking, but the vampire rescuing them is the vampire who wants to kill them.

    Now, they're fighting for their lives once again. Will the human trio become a vampire snack, or will Oliver be their only chance at survival?

    Claire and her friends find deadly trouble wherever they go, even outside Morganville. KISS OF DEATH continues in this series of wild adventures, fatal danger, and trouble at every turn. Through it all, these four friends remain together and united. Rachel Caine delivers another winning chapter of this addicting series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 10, 2010

    Shane, Shane, Shane....

    This installment is great and sort of picks up where the last one left off. The great thing about it is that it has great twists and turns that are realistic and in line with the way the series has been all along. Most importantly - SHANE!!! He is still just as hot and sweet and great as in any of the other novels. He has such a great chemistry and his passion shines through the pages. Its a quick read, but the best part is taht you can re-read it until the next installment comes. Enjoy!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Vamp Lover

    Love the book but it's a fast read. I wish they were more story content to read since we have to wait 6 months or more for the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

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    great book!

    I love the Morganville Vampires series, and this book kept me entertained. I loved that Claire and her friends got to leave Morganville to travel with Michael for his studio recording. And their escort person makes the adventure that much more entertaining. You never know who is going to be the good or bad guys. As the series continue, the characters, especially some of the more mysterious ones, get more intertwined in Claire's life. I really like how Claire and her friends always stick together through everything. They are tempermental and emotional and it only makes the read that much more fun. I can't wait for the next one!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

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    Great Book

    Great Series! These books are funny and different and a really fun read. I love them and recommend them.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    A refreshing and totally entertaining tale

    Morganville, Texas was founded by vampires led by Amelia who sought a safe haven for her species from human hunters. The town is a melting pot of sorts but to keep mortals safe, each human resident has a vampiric Protector. Blood is dispensed at blood banks and no one is allowed to leave once you enter although Amelia has allowed one exception; Claire, Shane, Michael and Evie may go to Dallas so that the vampire Michael can record his music.

    On their way, their guard and escort Oliver has them stop in Durrram where he and Michael conduct business while leaving Claire alone. However, Morley and his vampiric followers who oppose the Morganville rules hijack them. Michael and Oliver rescue the others, but they end up on the deserted town of Blacke. The Morley vampires attack, but something more feral assaults both sides as zombie vampires seek to dine on each of the combatants.

    The eighth Morganville Vampire saga is different than most of the previous entries as the heroes are outside the town so obtain a taste where the local rules do not apply. Thus the audience sees a diverse species as vampires come in different types and philosophies especially re humans. A refreshing and totally entertaining tale, Kiss of Death is a super Texas fantasy as the Rachel Caine's world of vampires expands to the delight of teen readers and us folks in the Twilight of our years.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    wow

    Omg i know im late and all but this book, series is just awsome cant wait untill i can read the next one, ghost town. Cool

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Oh my

    So great. I loved it! Weird seeing oliver be sort of nice and such.

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  • Posted July 30, 2012

    I love vampire stories and this series has been one of my favorites !!!!!

    You will not want to stop until you have read the entire series.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    outstanding

    I absolutely love the Morganville Vampires Series. Michael, Eve, Shane and Claire are interesting characters and you never know what mischief will come and how they will solve the problem at hand.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    I love the Morganville Vampire Series. I am 29 years old and my mom gave me the first six books after she read them. I fell in love with them and bought the next six books and I cant wait for the 13th book. If you like paranormal romance with lots of action and laughs you will love this series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    To anonymous on october 16 & 17 2011

    Whats with all the " this is a review text for my test" repeatedly?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2011

    great series...

    they just keep getting better........

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Disappointed

    This good must have been forced, i know i had to force myself to read it. It did not flow, it seemed to be here, and then there and then yonder, then back to here. Everything kinda took you into the next direction but unnecessarily round about. Nothing was especially interesting, and just when it kinda started to roll the sun came out and crisis was over. This seems to be a trend in the last couple books in this series but this one really fell short. There is a lot of building story but the big payoff falls short. Even the characters personal relationships fall short. i'm not even remotely interested in michael and eve's romance, and shane and claire has been the same for three books now (shane has warm lips and claire loses her head everytime he kisses her)...boring, i don't expect hot and steamy from a young adult book but i don't even know why she is mentioning the relationships if she's not going to more effort and imagination into cultivating them.

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  • Posted December 30, 2010

    awesome book

    loved the book and love the series

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

    Did Not Disappoint

    My thoughts...One of my favorite things about Rachel Caine is the ease in which I can slip back into her world. Her characters are interesting, funny, sometimes predictable, but very lovable. Kiss Of Death was not an exception, it was an enjoyable, quick read.

    As you can read in the summary, the foursome is on another adventure, this time out of Morganville. Michael's talent sends them on a road trip, that holds several bumps in the road. The plot moved at a steady pace, allowing the reader to enjoy all the action. I did notice the actions of several of the characters were a little less thought out. I found myself yelling at the book on several occasions, saying "Why would you do that?". I noticed an absence of several of my favorite characters, but I am sure they will be back in the next book, Ghost Town (October, 2010).

    In conclusion, I enjoyed this 8th installment in the Morganville Vampire series. These books are on my auto buy list. They never disappoint when I am looking for a fun, fast paced supernatural story. If you are new to the series, I recommend you start with book 1, Glass Houses.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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