Mortal Touch

Mortal Touch

by Inanna Arthen

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Overview

Seven years ago, Regan Calloway learned a bitter lesson about the pitfalls of using psychic ability to help catch a vicious criminal. Since retreating to the small mill town of Sheridan, Massachusetts, she has focused her life on the second-hand store that she manages there. But she can't completely escape her reputation, her past, or her powers of perception. When a psychologist, Dr. Hiram Clauson, recruits Regan to help him interview victims in a series of bizarre assaults around Sheridan, Regan gains more knowledge than she counted on.

Her investigation attracts the attention of Jonathan Vaughn, a writer who has recently moved to Sheridan. Many locals are curious about Jonathan's mysterious book project and his interest in a crumbling old former commune outside of town, but no one is more intrigued than Regan's best friend and confidante, Veronica Standish. When Veronica begs Regan to help her find out more about Jonathan's past, she unwittingly sets up a collision that has a shattering effect on all of their lives. Jonathan Vaughn is older and more unusual than anyone realizes: one of the tiny and scattered network of men and women known as vampires only to the very few whom they trust.

Jonathan never anticipates the cascading series of disasters that will ensue when he decides to trust Regan with his secret. Along with Veronica, and a curious young friend, Sean, Regan plunges headlong into a new reality, one in which death is temporary, love is everlasting and blood is an elixir. As her friendships and loyalties are torn apart, and former associates turn into ruthless enemies, Regan must learn what can be relinquished, and what is worth protecting at any cost. Ultimately, she confronts choices that she never dreamed she would have to make.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780979302848
Publisher: By Light Unseen Media
Publication date: 07/20/2007
Series: The Vampires of New England , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Inanna Arthen (aka Vyrdolak) is the owner and publisher of By Light Unseen Media, a small press dedicated to diverse and unusual fiction and non-fiction on the theme of vampires. Inanna has studied and written about vampire folklore, media and fact for four decades. Her non-fiction article, “Real Vampires” (FireHeart No. 2, fall, 1987) and her 1998 Harvard monograph on Greek vrykolakas lore, “May the Ground Not Receive Thee” have been cited extensively by academic writers in print and online. Inanna’s article, “Think Outside the Coffin: Writing the Vampire Novel” appeared in the Broad Universe Broadsheet in March, 2008. By Light Unseen Media is aggressively exploiting the cascading changes in the publishing industry, with all titles available in multiple bound and ebook formats.

Inanna is the author of The Vampires of New England Series, which began with Mortal Touch (By Light Unseen Media, 2007) and continues with The Longer the Fall (By Light Unseen Media, June, 2010). The third in the series, All the Shadows of the Rainbow, is scheduled for publication in 2011. Inanna has published numerous non-fiction articles on alternative spirituality and magical paths and is currently a contributing writer and reviewer for Blogcritics magazine. She is a member of Broad Universe and New England Horror Writers, and served on the Board of Directors of Independent Publishers of New England. A trained speaker, actor, editor, artist and designer, Inanna holds a B.A. in English literature (minor in Physics) and an M.Div degree from Harvard Divinity School. For a complete bio and bibliography, see her website at inannaarthen.com.

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