Vampyric Variations

Vampyric Variations

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by Nancy Kilpatrick
     
 

Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick unlocks the crypt's door to reveal the Undead as you've never experienced them--merciless, sensuous, intelligent, loving and cruel. The short stories and novellas in Vampyric Variations shine light on a myriad of hidden agendas, deliciously exposing humanity's favorite predator--the Vampire.

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Award-winning author Nancy Kilpatrick unlocks the crypt's door to reveal the Undead as you've never experienced them--merciless, sensuous, intelligent, loving and cruel. The short stories and novellas in Vampyric Variations shine light on a myriad of hidden agendas, deliciously exposing humanity's favorite predator--the Vampire.

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"Nancy Kilpatrick infuses her vampires with the hot blood of life and erotic passion. Vampires have never had it so good."
— F. Paul Wilson

"Kilpatrick is the pony express of horror. She's fast and furious and she always delivers."
— Brian Lumley

"Nancy Kilpatrick's writing is both eloquent and erotic--her stories seduce the reader through the mutual attraction of dread and desire."
— Stephen Jones

"Kilpatrick's vampires have a distinctive bite all their own." — Nancy A. Collins "Nancy cuts straight to the heart of the story. She is never afraid to take risks, and her risks pay off."
— Poppy Z. Brite

"Nancy Kilpatrick's command of the language is precise, sensual, and addictive, drawing you sinuously from one page to the next. Do yourself a favor and let her lure you down the less trodden paths of desire and danger!"
— P. N. Elrod

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781894063944
Publisher:
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
Publication date:
07/24/2012
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.41(h) x 0.78(d)

Meet the Author

Nancy Kilpatrick was born in the U.S. and now lives in Montreal, Canada, with her black cat Bella. She has published 26 books, including 14 novels and 5 collections of short stories, and has edited 7 anthologies.When not writing she spends her time traveling the world, lecturing, visiting castles, cemeteries, ossuaries and mummy museums with her photographer companion Hughes Leblanc.

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Vampyric Variations 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
plappen More than 1 year ago
Here is a collection of new and different vampire stories, written by one of the masters of the field. For hundreds of years, a small village in Rumania has played host to an ancient man who does not seem to age. The job of taking care of him has fallen to one family; the responsibility is passed down from grandmother to mother to daughter. He is kept in a cage, and deliberately kept weak, so he will not be a threat to the villagers. Count Dracula is in Victorian-era London, and is quite disgusted by what he sees around him. In a zoo, he finds a wolf who still has plenty of "wild," and helps it gain its freedom. Turning women into vampires, and making them your "followers," may not be such a great idea if they still have the ability to perform sexually, but you, their "maker," have lost it. The eternal search for vampire victims enters the 21st century, with a blog called Vampires Anonymous. Vampires are not limited to Southeast Europe. They can also be present-day domestic servants in Southern California, originally from Ecuador. There are also a couple of longer "classic" vampire stories, that involve lust and romance. I am not much of a horror reader, but I really enjoyed these stories. They show other aspects of the vampire world, and the "horror" part is not overwhelming. Vampire readers will love this book (if you have not yet read anything by Nancy Kilpatrick, what are you waiting for?), and everyone else will also like it.