Pulling Up Stakes

Pulling Up Stakes

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by Peter David
     
 

Sick of vampire books? Movies? TV shows?

Yeah. So are we.

Sick of the entire unlife of vampires?

Yeah. So is Vince Hammond.

Unfortunately, Vince is in it up to his (wait for it) neck. Because Vince is a young vampire hunter who lives with his vampire hunter mother in an entire community of vampire hunters, who in turn are…  See more details below

Overview

Sick of vampire books? Movies? TV shows?

Yeah. So are we.

Sick of the entire unlife of vampires?

Yeah. So is Vince Hammond.

Unfortunately, Vince is in it up to his (wait for it) neck. Because Vince is a young vampire hunter who lives with his vampire hunter mother in an entire community of vampire hunters, who in turn are part of a cult of vampire hunters going back all the way to the French Revolution, which many believe to be an uprising of the poor against the rich but was actually a massive purging of vampires from the French nobility (hence the guillotine; way more efficient than shoving stakes into their hearts.)

And here's Vince's major problem: he's a vampire. But he dare not "come out of the coffin," as it were, and reveal his true nature, because his mother will literally kill him. And if she doesn't manage it, she has lots of friends and neighbors to help make sure that happens.

So instead Vince has to keep his head down and hunt his own kind while making sure not to actually kill them since, for the most part, vampires are law-abiding citizens who drink from eagerly volunteering "Wanna V's" hoping for their own shot at the night life. But when some out-of-town hunters show up with a very personal connection to Vince, his two worlds are going to collide in a way that may wind up forcing Vince to run for the hills...assuming he can get far enough away before Mom hunts him down.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015710557
Publisher:
Crazy 8 Press
Publication date:
09/21/2012
Series:
Pulling Up Stakes , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
403,449
File size:
600 KB

Meet the Author

PETER DAVID is the author of dozens of books, including New York Times bestselling Star Trek: The New Frontier series, as well as the Sir Apropos of Nothing and Knight Life series. A television writer for such shows as Babylon 5, Crusade, and Space Cases [which he co-created], David is also a headlining writer for both Marvel and DC Comics, most recently the Dark Tower series based on Stephen King’s novels. He lives on Long Island.

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Pulling Up Stakes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who has enjoyed Mr. David's comic work, like X-factor I really enjoyed thks novel. Give it a whirl.
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kwmccabe More than 1 year ago
 Pulling Up Stakes 4 of 5 stars and Pulling Up Stakes 2 - 4 of 5 stars This is going to be a two-part review as the first book is more of a novelette. Vince Hammond is a vampire slayer - but not just any type of vampire slayer (yes, there are more than one kind) he's a vampire slayer from an ancient order of vampire slayers - a thorough-bred vamp slayer, if you will. The only problem is, he's been turned into a vampire himself. Which is a problem since he has to now figure out how to balance his vampiric tendencies with his vampire-slaying legacy - and keep his vampire slaying mom from finding out. But just how is he going to do this when his vampire-slaying fiance (that he didn't know he had) and all her family show up to raise hell? I purchased Pulling Up Stakes by Peter David for $.99 and I'm glad I did. The story was funny, fast-paced and entertaining - the major complaint I had was that it stopped abruptly in the middle. I promptly purchased Pulling Up Stakes 2 for $2.99 and completed the story. Pulling Up Stakes 2 continues with Vince Hammond's chaotic situation as he scrambles to try and protect his vampire-slaying fiance - while attempting to keep her family from discovering his true nature as he hunts down vampires who are up to no good. But hunting vampires when you are a vampire is tricky business if you don't want the humans in your immediate surrounding knowing that you're a vampire too. Will he be able to hide his nature effectively while wooing his unwanted fiance? Or is all hell going to blow up in his face? Both stories were funny, lively, and the action never stopped. I enjoyed both stories, but the funny thing about reading this series was that I didn't realize I had read this author before until reading his book listings at the end of his book.  I've had the pleasure of reading his traditionally published book The Woad to Wuin and enjoyed his dry brand of humor there as well. I'll be sure to look out for the next book in the Vampire series: Raising Stakes.