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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?
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  • Gallery Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743493598 | 
  • October 2005
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Chapter 1: There's A Sucker Born Every Minute

Here's a tip:

When you give the world one last chance to save your life, be specific about the how. A selection of A, B, or C would be good, along with a couple of "nots" -- to clarify the answers you don't want. This is especially important if you're a vampire and don't really need to have your life saved, unless...

I've come up with this advice by not following it. Which is to say, I began this night -- possibly my last -- with some vague notion of letting the world take one last shot at keeping me on board. And so I got the answer you get when... see more

About the Author

David Sosnowski

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.




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