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Vampires Don't Sparkle! [Kindle Edition]

Michael West , Matthew Perry
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

What would you do if you had unlimited power and eternal life?

Would you...go back to high school? Attend the same classes year after year, going through the pomp and circumstance of one graduation after another, until you found the perfect date to take to prom? Would you...spend your days moping and brooding, finding your only joy in a game of baseball on a stormy day? Or would you...do something else? Anything else?

The authors of this collection have a few ideas; some fanciful, some humorous, and some as dark as an endless night. Join us, and discover what it truly means to be "vampyre."
Edited by Michael West
Foreword by Michael West

"A New Life" by J. F. Gonzalez
"What Once was Flesh" by Tim Waggoner
"The Darkton Circus Mystery" by Elizabeth Massie
"Robot Vampire" by R. J. Sullivan
"Beneath a Templar Cross" by Gord Rollo
"The Weapon of Memory" by Kyle S. Johnson
"The Excavation" by Stephen Zimmer
"Skraeling" by Joel A. Sutherland
"Dreams of Winter" by Bob Freeman
"Dracula's Winkee: Bloodsucker Blues" by Gregory L. Hall
"I Fuck Your Sunshine" by Lucy A. Snyder
"A Soldier's Story" by Maurice Broaddus
"Rattenkönig
" by Douglas F. Warrick
"Vampire Nation" by Jerry Gordon
"Curtain Call" by Gary A. Braunbeck


A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to cancer research institutions to fight the real horrors of Cancer.


Product Details

  • File Size: 936 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Seventh Star Press; 1 edition (March 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C2EYU0S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #429,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I have to admit that I had given up on the world of vampire literature. Thanks to a suburban housewife in America, vampires had become a race of sulking, bloodless, pedophiles who glittered in the sun like cheap dime store jewellery.

In the sun??

Growing up on a steady diet of Hammer Horror (and yes the capitals are required) and discovering films like Near Dark, The Hunger, Fright Night, et al; I was disgusted at the thought of a "tween" vampire written by someone who did not even like vampires. It was a joke with a bloodless punchline that left a foul taste in one's mouth.

I had given up hope of ever reading a vampire tale that would affect me so much that I had to sleep with the light on and nervously peer into darkened corners or jump, heart pounding, at every creak and pop as the house settles for the night.

But...

I had not counted on Horror Master (again the capitals are required) Michael West to collect such an array of brilliantly bloody and violent "old-fashioned" vampires. Vampires who: cannot walk in the sun and don't look like a tawdry bit of moving glitter dust when they do, rip out throats, are cruel and vicious, have super-human strength and require a stake, and a hammer to kill.

It appears that I am not alone in my disgust at the current fad of foppish, shiny, reflective pompadour wearing sweetie-cakes who'd rather starve than rip out a throat and glut themselves on human blood. It appears that Mr West also longed for the more "traditional" Dracula type vampire and set out to find a collection of short stories where the vampires don't sparkle...they kill.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy a nightlight before you read... seriously!!! June 1, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Are you surprised I am reviewing this? Really? Well than you are new to Kriss' world because in my world, vampires... THEY DON'T SPARKLE!!! I will hold back because there are tons of new readers this week and promise to keep most of my normal diatribe free of my colorful vocabulary.. promise. On that note, vampires were the first monster my father handed me in a book and my grandmother had me watch with her in a movie and have always terrified me. I mourn for the terror they used to bring into our lives!

What caught my eye when I saw the announcement of this new anthology at the beginning of the year was the title and it's promise to back the night. Also who the editor would be and later the list of authors I got even more excited. It is now almost June and I have read it through and through more than a few times and fallen a little more in love with it each read.

Some of my favorite comments and quotes from some of these deadly creatures and their hunters:

"If your victim didn't die, you might as well be drinking water."

"Al liked to wait a bit before disposing of his empties, just in case they turned."

"My official title is `occult detective' and yes, I wear a trenchcoat and fedora. Some clichés are just too good to mess with."

"Van Dyck? Van Buren? Van... who knows? Don't worry... I'll come up with something."

"...if Jesus loves him as much as those bumper stickers say he does, then he can shovel that stuff down himself."

"As the sun rises, the fiend dies before our eyes, its body bound by the twinkling lights of a Christmas Angel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm bloody and full of fangs March 30, 2013
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A great collection of Vampire stories with a few unique takes. This is definitely a must read for fans of vampire fiction.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great storytelling, plain and simple. October 4, 2013
By Natasha
Format:Kindle Edition
I've had the esteem pleasure of being on the Seventh Star Press Blog Tour for Vampires Don't Sparkle a new anthology edited by Michael West. In a world which has become oversaturated by creatures of the night, this anthology brings the topic of conversation back to the monster, back to the old-fashioned vampire of lore. The vampires in this collection are meant to be terrifying, to cause suspense, to enthrall you rather than make you squee like a teenage Twihard. There are no vegetarian vampires in this book.

There are fifteen stories in this Vampires Don't Sparkle and each piece of this collection adds a new layer to the vampire mythos. Whether its by reimagining old tales or looking toward the future, these stories fit together in a brilliant tapestry with the common thread of the classic, fearsome vampire. I think that the stories flowed together quite well and I liked to see different themes within the book including the vampire hunter, which in my opinion is a very important part of the vampire mythology. Where there is a creature of the night there will (most likely) be someone who wants to figure out what makes them work and put an end to the terror.

For the purposes of this review, I wanted to briefly touch on two stories in the collection which stood out as my personal favorites: Robot Vampire by R. J. Sullivan and Beneath a Templar Cross by Gordo Rollo. Firstly, I think that Robot Vampire was a truly unique idea. There was a quick pace to the story, but the different parts were brought together so well that everything fit together nicely. The author presented us with a short prologue which linked very well to the main story. Sullivan even presents us with a good villain. It's easily my favorite of the collection.
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