Draculas: A Novel of Terror

Draculas: A Novel of Terror


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Mortimer Moorecook, retired Wall Street raider, avid collector, is losing his fight against cancer. With weeks to live, a package arrives at the door of his hillside mansion-an artifact he paid millions for...a hominoid skull with elongated teeth, discovered in a farmer's field in the Romanian countryside. With Shanna, his beautiful research assistant looking on, he sinks the skull's razor sharp fangs into his neck, and immediately goes into convulsions.


A rural hospital. A slow night in the ER. Until Moorecook arrives strapped to a gurney, where he promptly codes and dies.


Four well-known horror authors pool their penchants for scares and thrills, and tackle one of the greatest of all legends, with each writer creating a unique character and following them through a vampire outbreak in a secluded hospital.

The goal was simple: write the most intense novel they possibly could.

Which they did.

A Word of Warning:

Within these pages, you will find no black capes, no satin-lined coffins, no brooding heartthrobs who want to talk about your feelings. Forget sunlight and stakes. Throw out your garlic and your crosses. This is the Anti-TWILIGHT.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456331184
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/06/2010
Pages: 324
Sales rank: 841,398
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

F. PAUL WILSON is an award-winning, NY Times bestselling novelist whose work spans horror, adventure, medical thrillers, science fiction, young adult, and virtually everything between. He is best known as the author of THE KEEP and creator of the urban mercenary Repairman Jack.

JACK KILBORN is a pen name of J.A. Konrath, who has written six Jack Daniels thrillers. The seventh, SHAKEN, will be available this October. Kilborn is the author of AFRAID, ENDURANCE, TRAPPED, and SERIAL UNCUT, (written with Blake Crouch) which has been downloaded more than 250,000 times.

JEFF STRAND is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of such novels as PRESSURE, DWELLER, GRAVEROBBERS WANTED (NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY), BENJAMIN'S PARASITE, and THE SINISTER MR. CORPSE. His secret shame is SUCKERS, co-written with J.A. Konrath.

BLAKE CROUCH is the author of four thrillers, DESERT PLACES, LOCKED DOORS, ABANDON, and SNOWBOUND, all published by St. Martin's Press. His short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen, THRILLER 2, and other anthologies.

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HorrorFanKPW More than 1 year ago
I have read horror books by everyone but this book truly takes the cake. You won't be able to put it down and you won't be able to sleep soundly at night. These four authors did a masterful job of collaborating on this novel. You cannot tell who wrote what. A must read for any die-hard horror fan. This book is NOT for people with weka stomachs.
silversurfer on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ok, I don't know where to begin describing this plot. It is a wild ride, full of mayhem and GORE. This is NOT your TWILIGHT VAMPIRES. They are LAND SHARKS! The story begins when an excentric billionaire buys what is supposed to be DRACULA's Skull, filled with shark like teeth. {Think 30 Day's of Night} He is old and dying and has a plan...to live forever. He grabs the skull and bites himself in the neck. And then is taken to the local hospital where he dies and transforms into a creature who is hell bent on drinking blood. He soon transforms other people in the hospital and it goes on and on. These are blood thirsty vampires who are more like Zombie vamps. they even turn on each other. All of the action takes place in the hospital, where certain characters fight for their survival amdist the bloodbath going on around them. I can't say the book is Scary, although there were certain scenes that were very, very creepy. There is a Clown that truly scared the hell out of me! And the book if filled with humor blending in with the gore.{a wheelchair vampire?} A very interesting combination. Alot of the plot is very over the top and seems written for the screen. This was written by 4 Authors who shared in creating this gorefest. It was alot of fun reading and gagging thru the gory scenes, but very worthwhile. I loved the ending. Would love to see a sequel.
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Beauty_in_Ruins More than 1 year ago
A little light on those insignificant little things like plot or character development, Draculas is still one wild, crazy, over-the-top romp through what feels like a B-grade 80s gore-fest. More importantly, as the authors state in their introduction, this novel represents their attempt to reverse the 20+ years of sparkly, bare-chested, sexually ambiguous, romantic nonsense that's been injected into vampires and "make them scary again." The vampires here are not cunning, seductive, or even dangerously attractive. They are more like bloodthirsty, fast-moving zombies with jaws so full of fangs that their teeth explode through the cheeks and lips in all directions. These are ugly, animalistic, single-minded SOBs who exist to feed, and who want nothing more (or less) than to tear your throat open and guzzle down every ounce of blood in your body. As for pacing, it's almost frantic, will one intense scene after another tacked together like some sort of sick carnival ride. The authors waste absolutely no time getting into things, opening with the delivery of a million-dollar vampire skull to a dying recluse, and then snapping its jaws around his throat so quickly you're already on your way to the hospital with him before you realize what's happened. There we encounter a very different sort of bite, with a young birthday girl whose braces are caught in the flesh of a sad, suicidal clown. With that, the set-up is complete, and it's time to open the floodgates on the bites, the blood, the breeding, and the body count. This is not a story of hope and survival; it's not a story full of deep moral lessons; and it's not a story with any redeeming message to offer . . . unless that message is RUN AND HIDE! There's so much carnage here, wonderfully bloody and excessive, but also freakishly inventive. The sad vampire clown with the red nose and shoes that still squeak? Genius! The birthday girl who wants to tear into people and eat up all the red candy inside? Fantastic! The hungry, pregnant vampire with the equally hungry vampire infant exploding from her stomach à la Aliens? Brilliant! Don't get too attached to any of the characters because, odds are, they aren't going to make it to the end. Those that do, however, are well worth following, especially with a few throwing themselves blindly into last-minute sacrifices. Even more interesting are the characters who fight to retain a semblance of humanity in their vampire transformation, giving the story the edge it needs to be more than just a kill-em-all monster saga. There's a point at which the story completely passes the point of containment or simple resolution, but the explosive Hollywood ending is completely apropos, as is the lingering thread that sets up the inevitable sequel. As fun as it is frantic, this is well worth a read for anyone sick to death of what people like Anne Rice and Stephanie Meyer have done to the monstrous side of the vampire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A silly plot with silly stereotypical characters. I forced myself to finish the book, hoping it would get better, but it never did. When I finally finished the book, I breathed a sigh of relief. It was that difficult to finish. Gave me the impression it was written by a middle school boy, who couldn't be bothered with any sort of characterization. Just Bang Bang, Chop Chop. The editing needs some going over. At one point in the book, a man who has just had his head bitten off in the previous chapter, enters the room, none the worse for wear. He then proceeds to get his head bitten off, again! Silly book. Waste of money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic story!!Stayed up all night to read then read it again!These gentlemen did a wonderful job of working together.Please write a sequel I really want to know what happens to the survivers.Highly recommended!