A Dozen Black Roses
Book 4, The Sonja Blue Novels
Nancy A. Collins
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In a city called Deadtown, a vampire sets out to destroy her own
As the convenience store doors close behind him, DeShawn can already hear the sirens. He sprints down the street, clutching his meager haul, but the police are gaining on him. He turns the corner onto a cobblestoned alley and the sirens stop. The police have turned back, and for a moment, DeShawn feels lucky. It doesn’t last. A crawling man leaps up from the shadows, wraps his arms around DeShawn’s neck, and feeds on his blood. Welcome to Deadtown.
A city within a city where the undead roam free, Deadtown is dangerous for humans and vampires alike. As a gang war rages between the old guard and the new, Deadtown’s innocents are caught in the crossfire. Only Sonja Blue can save them. A vampire with a sense of justice, she will play both ends against the middle to save Deadtown—or else burn it to the ground.
“Sonja Blue is a punk vampire vigilante with a Clint Eastwood swagger who shows up the sensitive vampire antiheroes of most dark fantasy as refugees from a fern bar.” —Publishers Weekly
“Nancy A. Collins pretty much invented the punk vampire thing in Pop literature. . . . Collins created the mother of all leather-jacketed, blood sucking bitches in anti-heroine Sonja Blue.” —Seconds Magazine
“Some might call [Sonja Blue] insane, but we just call her the latest in killer cool.” —Film Threat Magazine
“The Sonja Blue novels have stood as one of the high-water marks of hip modernist pop-cultured vampire literature.” —Locus
“Collins . . . is a master at bringing the ancient vampire myth slamming into the 20th century.” —Library Journal
Nancy A. Collins has authored more than 20 novels and novellas and numerous short stories. She has also worked on several comic books, including a 2-year run on the Swamp Thing series. She is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Eisner, John W. Campbell Memorial, and International Horror Guild Awards. Best known for her groundbreaking vampire series Sonja Blue, which heralded the rise of the popular urban fantasy genre, Collins is the author of the bestselling Sunglasses After Dark, the Southern Gothic collection Knuckles and Tales, and the Vamps series for young adults. Her most recent novel is Left Hand Magic, the second installment in the critically acclaimed Golgotham urban fantasy series. She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with a Boston terrier.
- Category: Fantasy
- Published: Jul 07, 2015
- Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 135 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 4, The Sonja Blue Novels