Temptation: Goodnight Kiss; Goodnight Kiss 2; "The Vampire Club"

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Overview

Cruel Intentions meets The Vampire Diaries in this sexy packaging of a classic vampire series from bestselling author R.L. Stine.

In this collection of three fan-favorite stories, the vampires of Sandy Hollow crave the summer months. Summer means plenty of beach tourists…and plenty of fresh blood after months of deprivation. But this year the Eternal Ones have decided to spice things up with a little bet: The first to seduce a hot date of the ...

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Overview

Cruel Intentions meets The Vampire Diaries in this sexy packaging of a classic vampire series from bestselling author R.L. Stine.

In this collection of three fan-favorite stories, the vampires of Sandy Hollow crave the summer months. Summer means plenty of beach tourists…and plenty of fresh blood after months of deprivation. But this year the Eternal Ones have decided to spice things up with a little bet: The first to seduce a hot date of the human variety, and then turn him into a fellow creature of the night, wins.
The catch? In order to successfully turn their prey, they must take only three small sips of blood on three different nights. If they take too much blood on any night, the human will die and the bet will be lost.
The setup sounds simple enough, but things quickly get complicated—especially since each vampire is just dying to quench her thirst...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442450684
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 7/10/2012
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 651,477
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine

R.L. Stine invented the teen horror genre with Fear Street, the bestselling teen horror series of all time. He also changed the face of children’s publishing with the mega-successful Goosebumps series and went on to become a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. Guinness World Records recognized him as the “Most Prolific Author of Children’s Horror Fiction Novels” in 2011. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Nadine.

Biography

Goosebumps cast a spell upon children by transforming even the most reluctant students into avid readers. Despite the fact that almost every book has a different collection of characters, the series has one common element that kids can't get enough of: the author!

However believable his plots seem to his readers, Stine insists he has never lived one of his stories. "I've never turned into a bee -- I've never been chased by a mummy or met a ghost. But many of the ideas in my books are suggested by real life. For example, one Halloween my son, Matt, put a mask on and then had trouble pulling it off. That gave me the idea for The Haunted Mask."

Although he never experienced terror first hand, he did enjoy reading about it. "When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called Tales From The Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous. I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I wouldn't miss any of these comic books. I had no hair at all when I was a kid!"

His ideas came from two sources: his memory and his imagination. "When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books." He also keeps a tribal mask and a skeleton hanging in his writing studio to provide eerie surroundings. Although he handles the writing by himself, Stine says he gets "lots of help from my editors, my readers, and my friends."

Kids reading Goosebumps may be looking for a scare, but the laughs they get are no accident. Before he was R. L., he was Jovial Bob, author of such works as 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol and editor of Bananas magazine. His ability to know what kids will laugh at , as well as what will frighten them, makes the Goosebumps series all the more enjoyable for his readers.

Stine started writing when he was 9 years old! He would write stories and jokes on an old typewriter and hand them out at school. "The teacher would grab them and take them away," Stine says, "but I kept doing it." He wrote for his high school newspaper in Columbus Ohio. After graduating from Ohio State University, he moved to New York City, where he worked on a variety of writing jobs.

Although his books are fun and exciting, writing them is serious stuff. He treats writing "...like a job." To unwind after work he enjoys playing the pinball machine conveniently located in his own apartment.

For aspiring authors, Stine feels reading is as important as writing. He offers this advice: "If you want to be a writer, don't worry so much about writing. Read as much as you can. Read as many different writers as you can. Soak up the styles. You can learn all kinds of ways to say things." As a boy he read Norse legends, Greek myths, Edgar Allan Poe and baseball stories. "And Mad Magazine changed my life." Author biography courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Good To Know

In our interview with Stine, he shared some fun and fascinating facts with us:

"My first job in New York was making up fake interviews with movie and TV stars for a group of six movie magazines. I never spoke to the stars I wrote about. I wrote three-to-four "interviews" a day, all out of my imagination."

"'I've written over 300 books but I never learned to type. I use only one finger, the pointer on my left hand -- that's all. Three hundred books on one finger! The finger is very ugly now -- completely bent and curled and callused. When I show it to audiences, they can't believe it! This is my sacrifice for my art!"

"Sometimes kids show up at my country house and ask if my son Matt can come out and play. That's because they saw him mentioned in the back of my books. But they're very disappointed when he comes to the door -- because Matt is in his mid-twenties now! They were reading very old books! Matt is a musician, composer, and sound designer. You can hear his music at my web site, www.rlstine.com."

"I hope my readers get a chance to see my 4-D movie, R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse. The movie stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lea Thompson, Weird Al, and others. You can find it playing at four parks: SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia. Watch out -- you might get very wet!"

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    1. Also Known As:
      Robert Lawrence Stine; Jovial Bob Stine
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 8, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      Columbus, Ohio
    1. Education:
      B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    Good

    Good book really like

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Its a good one

    Read read read this book its kind of confusing but at the end you will get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2013

    Great read

    I have read the original copy of goodnight kiss and i enjoy reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Temptations is full of page turners an unexpected ending. This q

    Temptations is full of page turners an unexpected ending. This quote explains the dramatic changes in character, when a girl named April becomes a vampire and sneaks up on her boyfriend Matt “Why should Jessica have all the nectar? I was saving you for me!”(204).Matt was then, by surprise killed. This changed my whole perspective on the book and the characters. I definitely recommend this to people who like vampire books.
    The author, R.L Stine was trying point out that not everyone is trust worthy. This quote is Ben, a vampire, explaining why he helped kill the other vampires, when he was one himself “To pay back the vampires to pay them back for turning me into one” (386). Diana a girl who helped him kill the vampires was in shock, she hated all vampires and wanted to kill Ben, but it was too late he already sank his fangs into her throat. Ben started out being a good guy and then the book turns him around.
      I think that this book was very interesting; others think it wasn’t as good as it looked. It gave me a new perspective on vampires, in the begging of the book I hated them, but then at the end you realize most of them don’t actually want to kill humans, but it the only way they can survive. I loved how their where three stories all leading up to one ending. I did not like the ending, it could have been better, it didn’t fit in with the rest of the book.Overall, it was a decent book. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2012

    Gust read sample


    I just read the saample and i want to read the the book so bad!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    I wonder what it is about?

    IT SOUNDS GOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDDDDEHISGSJXMDKEIEIDGDTDGDKDNXMJIEGSNXMXNXJDNDJDIDUWUDTJNXJSUWUWUWUWJSDJXNXNXNXJDGEJETUDJSNZVZSHQQRQYQYQRQRARARARARSRSGDGDHFHUgs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2012

    Ehh

    It sounded way better then it acctually was. I was acctually really disappointed with it. To me it just really wasn't that good a read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

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    This is one of my very most favorite books ever in the whole entire world! I recomend 100% x 10!

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    cool

    looks good

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