Bite Marks: A Vampire Testament

Paperback | September 15, 2009

byTerence Taylor

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A teenage runaway is killed by a sadistic vampire with the pathology of a serial killer, who has stalked her family for over a decade. Brought back to life to feed on her child, she's killed again -- but not before reviving her first victim, her firstborn. The undead infant escapes, triggering a citywide search for a vampire baby whose existence threatens to expose the entire vampire society.

And they will stop at nothing to make sure that doesn't happen.
In the downtown art world/club scene of New York City, Steven and Lori, an artist and a writer, are in the middle of a bad break up. Instead of being able to simply move on, they are stuck with each other, bound by a contract to do a book on vampires. When they stumble across the real thing, will their feelings for each other intensify as they're reunited to battle monsters they scarcely believe exist?

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A teenage runaway is killed by a sadistic vampire with the pathology of a serial killer, who has stalked her family for over a decade. Brought back to life to feed on her child, she's killed again -- but not before reviving her first victim, her firstborn. The undead infant escapes, triggering a citywide search for a vampire baby who...

TERENCE TAYLOR is an award-winning children's television writer, whose work has appeared on PBS, Nickelodeon, and Disney, among many others. After a career of comforting young kids, he's now equally dedicated to scaring their parents. His short horror stories have been published in all three Dark Dreams anthologies. He lives quietly...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:394 pages, 8.24 × 5.56 × 0.94 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312385250

ISBN - 13:9780312385255

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad - looking forward to the second installment. This is Taylor's first full length novel - he wrote a collection of short horror stories and funny enough wrote for children's shows on Nickelodeon. Taylor gives us a fresh and scary look at vampires--he wanted to, and has, put the bite back into this kind of fiction. The novel portrays vampires as amoral demi-gods who use New York as both hunting and play ground. In 1986 in wintry New York City, Adam Caine the vampire murders his seventeen years old human lover Nina and the John she solicited on Times Square. The raging vampire then brings his teen hooker back from the dead as an undead like him. Adam forces Nina to drink the blood of her five month old child before he rapes and kills her again. However, before Nina dies permanently, she resurrects her baby, Christopher. Christopher escapes and threatens to reveal the existance of Vampires to the entire world. A good read, Taylor's writing style is enjoyable to read and uncluttered. However, as this is the first in a series of three, the plot and story are a bit convoluted. Taylor introduces some characters and situations that you would like him to explore, but he just leaves him there - such as the vampire Claire who is freed from a 50 year entombment and that is the last we hear of her. Not a bad story - because it is the first of three books, the book is a little slow with too many characters and their back story. Hope that this improves in the second book where Taylor can concentrate more on the story. If I could, I'd give it 3 1/2 leaves - because I more than liked it.
Date published: 2010-04-26

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"I've never read anything like it." -Whoopi Goldberg"Truly enjoyable and imaginative, this thrilling, convoluted yarn is sure to delight any vampire fan." -Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)"Terence Taylor delivers masterful world-building, edge-of-your-seat prose, and characters to die for--his is an exciting fresh voice in vampire literature." -LA Banks, New York Times Bestseller and author of The Vampire Huntress Legends Series"Vampire readers, rejoice: Award-winning television writer Terence Taylor thrusts us into fresh territory with his debut novel, Bite Marks. With creepy images and characters real enough to believe in, Taylor takes us on a detective's journey through the vampire underground so convincing that you'll be glad to see the sun rise. Bite Marks is a must-read for fans of vampires and well-crafted paranormal fiction--just in the nick of time." -Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of Blood Colony