Brides of the Impaler

Brides of the Impaler

by Edward Lee

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Overview

Cristina Nichols fears the future, through the harrowing whispers of her past. She longs to forget the depraved abuses she suffered in her youth that left her afraid of love and passion. But something, somewhere, is suddenly tantalizing her, beckoning into a muse of carnal revelation and ecstatic fulfillment…

SECRET PASSIONS…

Deep in the cryptic New York City brownstone, something awakens, brimming with hot, real breath, libidinous longings and desires of the flesh the likes of which Cristina cannot conceive…

A SECRET LUST BURIED FOR AGES…

In the basement she finds it, the sinister evil finally unbound, reaching forth in vampiric bloodlust to prey upon her most forbidden fantasies and plummet her body and soul into a chasm of wantonness as black as the most timeless sin…

IMPALER

The secret will drench your desires in blood…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939065438
Publisher: Necro Publications
Publication date: 11/18/2013
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 759,633
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Edward Lee is the author of almost fifty novels and numerous short stories and novellas (or is it novellae? Hmm.) Several of his properties have been optioned for film, while Header was released on DVD in 2009; also, he has been published in Germany, England, Romania, Greece, and Austria. Recent releases include Bullet Through Your Face and Brain Cheese Buffet (story collections), Header 2, and the hardcore Lovecraftian books The Innswich Horror, Trolley No. 1852, Pages Torn From A Travel Journal, Going Monstering, and Haunter of the Threshold. One of Lee’s creative ambitions is to one day write an effective M.R. James pastiche. Visit his official website at:
www.edwardleeonline.com

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Brides of the Impaler 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When the undeniable Master of Hardcore Horror, Edward Lee, announced on his message board last year that he was working on a vampire novel, I'm sure some of his loyal fans thought, Has he jumped the shark? Not so. In fact, this fan felt like the no one BUT Lee could infuse a fresh and bloody approach on this long-dead (or undead?) but favorite monster of the horror genre. And he's done just that with this latest release from Leisure books. The novel is set in New York City, centered around the successful ghoulish toy doll designer, Cristina Nichols, and her wealthy up-and-coming lawyer boyfriend, Paul. They move into an old annex house to a mostly abandoned church, where Cristina begins to experience bizarre, disturbing, and sexually-charged (hey, this IS a Lee book, right?) dreams involving a fanged and naked nun holding a gem-encrusted bowl full of blood. Soon, bodies begin turning up in the neighborhood, impaled, and a weary NYPD cop tries to find answers to these bafflingly gruesome deaths. There's also a mysterious priest watching over the church and the annex, but for a purpose unknown until the novel's ending. Added to the cast of characters, a group of psychotic homeless 'bum-girls' of the 'Noxious Nun' struck this reviewer as kind of an homage to Dracula's Renfield (intended or not). Fans of Lee's past works will love this new addition to his pantheon and surely fans of vampire novels should definitely try this one out, as well. (However, maybe not for the teeny-bopper crowd in love with the Stephanie Meyer 'Twilight' series, though!) The twist ending--something Lee is known for--was truly a surprise! This book had me, um, staked, from the very beginning...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a few novels by Edward Lee, and enjoyed them thoroughly. This book is not one of his best. The characters were plentiful and flat. It is sad when you do not care what happens to the characters, because you just want it to end asap. I did not have to suspend disbelief, rather I had to send it on an extended sabbatical. For me, the beginning was probably the most interesting part of the book. Especially, from historical, horror, and suspense perspectives. I actually liked and cared about characters that only lasted 30 pages. The other 250, I could have done without. The ending was cliche. And not a good cliche at that. It was a completely predictable bad ending. The middle was slow going. I read daily, but finishing this book was a never-ending miserable chore. I kept putting this one down, and then compelling myself to finish. This book could have been so much better, if it had kept up with the historical and mysterious nature of Vlad Tepes (aka Vlad the Impaler). Instead the author decided to write as though it were a made-for-tv movie that would air on the SciFi Channel on a Sunday afternoon (i.e. a bad time slot when nothing worth watching is on tv.) I read the sample and I purchased this book for my Nook Tablet immediately. I was disappointed because it could have been awesome, but it wasn't. Do not waste time or money on this book. Trust me. I will never get my money or time back for this title. Try some other books by Edward Lee, they are much better. -AvidReader
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read a lot of books by lee, this one I enjoyed reading, but it didn't grasp my attention like some of his other works. I liked this novel because of the connection with true events that happened, he was able to work it to his advantage and give it and very creepy feeling.
klarsenmd on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have nothing good to say about this book. I was hopeful the link to Vlad the Impaler would bring about an interesting story line, but was sadly disappointed. The entire driving force was some ridiculous sexual premise that was more like a bad porno than interesting fiction.
SenoraG163 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have a bad habit of letting book covers sway me one way or the other. I almost didnt read this cause I just didnt like the cover. Boy am I glad I did. Grabbed me from page 1 and never let go. I am truly hoping there is a sequel in the works!
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Let me say first that I don't expect other readers to make A decision based on my opinion. But I just did not like this novel. I also want to say even though I have only read one other of Lee's books "Monstrosity" that "Brides of the Impaler" will not keep me from reading some of his other works. I guess every writer has their moments of dullness and that is exactly what I thought about " Brides...", extremely dull!
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