Sunglasses After Dark [NOOK Book]

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LIMITED TIME HALLOWEEN HORROR AND PARANORMAL PROMOTION! Discover a chilling selection of fiction and non-fiction paranormal and horror eBooks from Premier Digital Publishing at up to 80% off for a limited time. Discover a chilling true story of demonic possession by Marala Scott, historical accounts of fallen angels and spirits of the dark by Robert Masello, the ground breaking punk vampire Sonja Blue series by Nancy Collins, and a horror classic collection of Dr. Phibes by William Goldstein. Learn more at www.premierdigitalpublishing.com/Halloween

Sunglasses After Dark by award-winning author Nancy A. Collins tells the story of a punk female vampire/vampire hunter searching for the man responsible for the man who turned her into one of the undead.

One spring night in London, heiress Denise Thorne disappears while partying at a nightclub, never to be seen again. That very same night Sonja Blue, a tough-as-nails punk vampire/vampire-slayer, conceived in terror and blood, is born from the city’s gutters. Saved by modern medicine before she could die, she is a living vampire who still possesses a soul and is determined to fight for what remains of her humanity. In the years since her bizarre resurrection, Sonja Blue travels the globe, hunting down and disposing of those creatures that prey on the innocent while searching for the vampire Noble who created her. But when she investigates a sleazy televangelist named Catherine Wheele, who is exploiting Denise Thorne’s parents, Sonja finds herself up against a powerful inhuman adversary. But as dangerous as Catherine Wheele proves to be, Sonja’s greatest foe remains The Other, the demonic personality with whom she is locked in a constant battle for control of their shared body. Can Sonja Blue overcome her inner demon in time to rescue an innocent man from Catherine Wheele’s unholy clutches?

Acknowledged as one of the first Urban Fantasy novels, Sunglasses After Dark burst upon the fantasy/horror scene in 1989, garnering wide-spread critical praise and winning the Horror Writers Association’s coveted Bram Stoker Award, as well as the British Fantasy Society’s Icarus Award. Out of print for several years, Premier Digital Publishing's edition of Sunglasses After Dark has been extensively revised and edited by the author, and is now considered the preferred text. The sequels, In The Blood and Paint It Black, are scheduled to be released by PDP later this year.

"Collins’ debut novel [Sunglasses After Dark] infuses the ancient myth of the vampire with a modern beat, embedding elements of the horror genre in a compelling psychological thriller." - Publisher’s Weekly

"Horror fans will immediately recognize the name of Nancy Collins, possibly the most original voice in the world of vampire fiction since Anne Rice published Interview With the Vampire." - Film Threat

"Sunglasses After Dark is a wild ride." - Fangoria

"Nancy Collins... has crafted a vision of the undead, fanged bloodsuckers that is steeped both in the rage, alienation and aggression of punk, and the rich, homespun vernacular of the rural Southern storytelling tradition." - Paper

"If there is such a things as a splatterpunk masterpiece, Nancy A. Collins has written it." - Asimov’s Science Fiction

"Collins...chronicles excess with an almost elegant stylistic restraint…. Sunglasses After Dark is replete with eroticism and violence, movement and color." - Locus

"Nancy Collins’ bone-colored, blood-smeared star—for she is certainly a star—stands bright and hot at the pinnacle of the horror heap." - Joe R. Lansdale, author of Bubba Ho-Tep

"A street poetess of pain and rage, Nancy A. Collins has cast an undeniable shadow across the tradition of dark and fantastic fiction." -Cemetery Dance Magazine

"[Collins’] prose sings—now moody, now graphic, now scattershot, now lyric; her characters are ready to step off the page."
- Mystery Scene

"Collins has created a unique vampire in a very strange world that looks a lot like our own." - Science Fiction Chronicle

"Sunglasses [After Dark] was great." - Joe Bob Briggs
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Editorial Reviews

- Publishers
"Collins’ debut novel [Sunglasses After Dark] infuses the ancient myth of the vampire with a modern beat, embedding elements of the horror genre in a compelling psychological thriller."
- Paper
Nancy Collins... has crafted a vision of the undead, fanged bloodsuckers that is steeped both in the rage, alienation and aggression of punk, and the rich, homespun vernacular of the rural Southern storytelling tradition."
- Locus
"Collins...chronicles excess with an almost elegant stylistic restraint…. Sunglasses After Dark is replete with eroticism and violence, movement and color."
- Asimov's Science
"If there is such a things as a splatterpunk masterpiece, Nancy A. Collins has written it."
- Cemetery Dance
"A street poetess of pain and rage, Nancy A. Collins has cast an undeniable shadow across the tradition of dark and fantastic fiction."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014480727
  • Publisher: Premier Digital Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/2/2012
  • Series: Sonja Blue Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 254
  • Sales rank: 73,134
  • File size: 369 KB

Meet the Author

Nancy A. Collins is the author of over 20 novels and novellas, numerous short stories, and has worked on several comic books, including a two-year run on Swamp Thing. She is a recipient of the HWA’s Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Society Award. She is best known for her ground-breaking vampire character, Sonja Blue, which heralded the rise of the popular Urban Fantasy genre. Her novels include the best-selling Sunglasses After Dark, the acclaimed Southern Gothic collection Knuckles And Tales, & the Vamps series for Young Adults. Her most recent novel is Left Hand Magic, the second installment in the critically-acclaimed Golgotham urban fantasy series. She currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina with her fiancé, Tommy, their Boston terrier, Chopper, and an indeterminate number of cats, only two of which she admits to having anything to do with.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2004

    Wow !

    I can't believe I found this book again. I read this book when it was first out in paperback back in 1990. Needless to say, it made such an impression on me that I remembered the name and am still looking for it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2000

    Fantastic

    It is hard to find a new Vampire novel that can capture your attention like Nancy Collins' original character 'sojia blue'. Sonjia is a Vampire who does not feed on humans but feeds off of other vampires. She is reckless and wild. This story will keep you awake reading all night. A MUST for all vampire novel lovers!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2012

    Still my favorite!

    I have read all of the Sonia Blue series and fall in love with them over and over again!!!!

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    A diffrent twist to the vampire clic.

    I really enjoyed this angle of how and what it is for the character to become and life as a vampire.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 10, 2005

    better than Rice

    Collins has establshed a new vampire mythology, one based on disease. Her character is dark, morbid, divided and more akin to Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake than any of Rice's actual vampires. She's tough talking and street-wise, dirty, nasty and sexy. If you like Anne Rice, you might not like Collins. Rice is opulent and velvety, gold brocade and all that. This is the vampire punk revolution.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2000

    mediocre,but interesting

    Being an avid Anne Rice fan, my friend gave this book to me as a gift. She thought i would like it. It had a great idea, but the author didn't carry it along properly. It may be worth picking up, but don't expect to be overwhelmed. personally, i'd rather read The vampire lestat for the 3rd time.

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