Blood Worship

Rating: 
4
Blood Worship
Review by Klanci Seabaugh, submitted on 28-Jun-2003

By Barbara Mack
Booklocker publishing (Trade Paperback $12.95). Also available for $5.99 as a Booklocker.com E-book. Publication date: July 01, 2003. 149 Pages. ISBN 1-59113-349-1

Bloodthirsty teenagers and Goths abound in this searing, sexy vampire mystery.

Six months ago, Jessie Hartwell was just a normal college girl.

The only things on her mind were studying, shocking people with her Gothic dress, and going to Fort Myers Beach on Friday nights. Then her mother is murdered in a horrific way, and Jessie's friends start dying, one by one.

Jessie Hartwell doesn't believe in the supernatural.

But strange things keep happening to her, anyway. Her dead mother visits her, she has bizarre visions, and a legendary predator stalks the nightlife of Fort Myers, Florida, killing at will. And Jessie hears horrifying rumors that her friends were butchered for their blood.

The police think that she's withholding information.

But all Jessie knows is that she's in danger. Because the relentless, vicious predator has disciples everywhere, and now they are hunting her. Jessie knows that he won't stop until he possesses her blood, too.

Jessie thinks that she's losing her mind.

Because no sane person believes in ghosts and vampires, do they? But the line between reality and fantasy seems to be blurring, and the only person who can help her might just be a figment of her imagination. And soon Jessie will be locked into a midnight fight for her life with the killer whose name means BLOOD WORSHIP.

Wow, this was a great book. It kept me awake all night long, chewing on my fingernails. Jessie is vulnerable to a vampire who is stalking a Florida town, and her mother's ghost comes back to help her. Throw in a a bunch of goths, some Indian lore and storytelling, and you have the makings of a great (I hope) series. The book ended on a note that I think probably means another is coming right behind it, and I can't wait.

Fanged Films

Hong Kong, 1980
Close Encounters of the Spooky Kind / Encounters of the Spooky Kind / Ghost Against Ghost / Gwai Ckui Gwai / Spooky Encounters
Italy, 1913

From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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