Vampyres of Hollywood by Adrienne Barbeau

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Hollywood, California: three gruesome deaths within two weeks and every one of them a major star - an Oscar winner, an ingénue, and an action hero.  A serial killer is working through the Hollywood A-list and celebrities are running scared.

Each crime scene is worthy of a classic horror movie, and all three victims share a connection to the powerful scream queen, Ovsanna Moore.  The stunning and formidable Moore is the legendary head of a Hollywood studio, as well as the writer and star of seventeen blockbuster horror films (and a few that went straight to DVD).

She’s also a 500 year old vampyre… but this is Hollywood after all, and no one ever looks their age.

Beverly Hills Police Detective Peter King knows a lot about the City of Angels, but he certainly doesn’t know that most of the famous actors in town are actually an established network of vampires. Or that secretive and seductive Ovsanna Moore happens to be their CEO.

Moore and King may be from opposite sides of the Hollywood Hills, but both have something to gain by stopping the killer who the tabloids have dubbed the Cinema Slayer.  Ovsanna must protect her vampire legacy and her production schedule, while King just wants to keep his Beverly Hills beat as blood-free as possible.  But when the horror queen and the cop with the movie star looks form an unholy alliance, sparks fly and so do the creatures of the night.

Film, television and Broadway star Adrienne Barbeau and New York Times bestselling author Michael Scott have teamed up to deliver this sexy, scary, and deliciously clever novel full of Hollywood glamour, behind-the-scenes secrets, and the truly bloodthirsty reality of Tinseltown.  So grab some popcorn and some holy water and lose yourself in the high-stakes, back-stabbing world of the Vampyres of Hollywood.


About Adrienne Barbeau

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As a film, television, and Broadway star, ADRIENNE BARBEAU 's career spans forty years. Genre fans know her from The Fog, Creepshow, Swamp Thing, and Escape From New York. She was nominated for a Tony for creating the role of Rizzo in “Grease” and starred as Maude's daughter in the hit series Maude and as Ruthie the Snake Dancer in HBO's Carnivale.  She is the author of the best-selling memoir “There Are Worse Things I Could Do.”MICHAEL SCOTT is one of Ireland's most prolific authors. His most recent book is The Sorceress, the third installment of New York Times bestselling series, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. 
Published September 15, 2009 by Thomas Dunne Books. 336 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Actress Barbeau and bestseller Scott (The Alchemyst ) give a novel twist to one of the hoariest clichés of vampire lore in this compulsively readable dark

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Actress Barbeau and her collaborator Scott serve a fast-paced blend of modified vampire lore and entertaining cinema cynicism.

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This in-joke posing as a novel is a fun, messy, preposterous slasher flick on paper.

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Gory horror scenes and an imaginative use of vampire myth mean that it has plenty of content for horror fans too but the true strength of this book definitely lies in its Hollywood setting.

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