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Vamped

A Novel

So this vampire walks into a bar...Yes, it sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but it's just another night in the never-ending life of Marty Kowalski. With his trademark slogan -- "There's a sucker born every minute" -- this blood-drinking bachelor has managed to talk half the mortal world into joining the graveyard shift. Now vampires outnumber humans, and Marty is so bored he could die -- again. With modern conveniences like synthetic blood and Mr. Plasma machines, the thrill of the hunt is gone. Especially for Marty, who's starting to wonder if he should just settle down, maybe start a family. Hey, it could happen. But is this confirmed nightcrawler fully prepared to adopt -- and raise -- a human of his own?

David Sosnowski is the author of the novel Rapture and winner of the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. He grew up in Detroit, Michigan, and has worked as a university writing instructor and a gag writer. His fiction has appeared in numerous magazines, including Passages North, River City, and Alaska Quarterly Review. Vamped is his second novel.

"Wholly original."
-- The Washington Post

"This darkly comic tale...provides intriguingly offbeat insights."
-- Entertainment Weekly

"One of the more inventive novels of the year...hilarous."
-- Dallas Morning News

"Smart and funny."
-- Hollywood Reporter

"Unexpected and delightful."
-- U.S. News & World Report

"Charmingly eccentric."
-- Detroit Free Press

"Gleefully wicked...a giddy page-turner."
-- Time Out New York

"Rich imagination."
-- The New York Times Book Review

"Quirky vampire details."
-- People