"The Hughes were dead and resided in a contemporary four-bedroom house with hardwood floors and granite-top kitchen counters." The family of five are vampires. Mom, who remembers the 18th century well, loves to dress in the clothing of that era. Dad is a traveling salesman who tries to be away from home as much as possible so that he may engage in typical vampiric delights. Vanessa is bored with childhood, Roger wishes he were normal, and Chuckie, the toddler, can out-curse the most jaded truck driver.
But nothing seriously outrageous occurs in their lives until Aunt Marie and Uncle Sade come for a visit.
|Publisher:||Mary Ann Mitchell|
|Series:||Marquis de Sade, Vampire , #4|
|File size:||339 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Mary Ann Mitchell has published 11 books. Her first book, Drawn to the Grave, was a final nomination for the Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award. She held officer positions with the Horror Writers Association and with the Northern California Sisters in Crime organization. She is now making her books available as e-books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Overall this book is dark and demented. These vampires are not your young adult romantic vampires. These vampires consist of a dominatrix, a baby vampire named Chuckie (shudders), two hideously evil child vampires, wacky mom and dad vampires (who brought their children over to the undead), a psychotic "vampire slayer" wanting to do nothing but die, and of course the perverted Marquis de Sade . The creep factor hits high in the Hugheses family. Mr. Hughes had an affair with Marie, the dominatrix and Marques de Sade's mother-in-law, and ended up being turned into a vampire. He then proceeds to turn his wife and two of the older children. His wife couldn't help herself and turns the baby of the family also. So now you have a family that only ages in mind (which makes Chuckie the baby extremely creepy). Now Marie is coming for visit to her "American family" and she has a hidden agenda that involves payback to Marquis de Sade in the form of a "vampire slayer". She knows he will follow her to Hugheses because he just can't resist the temptation. One paragraph pretty much sums up this book. From page 188: "Everything seemed to be in upheaval. His sister was preparing to kill his brother. His brother had killed a little girl. Aunt Marie, who was afraid of nothing, was terrorized by the sight of his little sister. Babette was bonkers. His father wanted to kill his brother, and his mother might be in the basement with a naked Uncle Louis." This is my first book (that I can remember) that I have read of Mary Ann Mitchell's and I do think I need to read some others that involve her Marquis de Sade characters just to understand them. Definitely for the horror vampire genre lovers and for adults only.