They never imagined the temptations of power, love and blood...
As a child, Catherine Taylor never understood why her parents were so secretive and distant. After the death of her grandmother, Catís parents take her to a mysterious castle called Blacklune. They explain to her that they, and she, are vampires, part of a hidden community co-existing with humans. Now that sheís of age, Cat will be initiated into the community and undergo a period of training in its methods and morals, along with several other vampire students her own age.
At Blacklune, Cat meets a young man who had appeared to her in dreams, Morgan. She and Morgan form an instant bond, but success with their vampire lessons doesnít come so easily. Tempted by the lure of blood and the powers they now have, Cat and Morgan push the limits over and over, ignoring the concerns of their classmates and the scolding of their teacher, River. As they become ever more reckless, Cat and Morgan risk going too far. Itís only when serious harm comes to someone else that they realize they have to control themselves--and it may be too late.
"Catherine Taylor's life moves swiftly from sheltered ordinariness to a wider and more unexpected world. The characters are quite believable, the situations both familiar and new to those who've ever been in love, and the dialogue spot-on for young adults finding themselves out on their own and seeking to discover where they fit in. Cat the Vamp is a brisk and engaging read."
Patricia M. Cryan
, blogger at BOOKSELLER BY NIGHT
|Paperback, 220 pages, $12.00||ISBN: 978-1-935303-01-5|
|Hardcover, 220 pages, $25.00||ISBN: 978-1-935303-00-8|
|All ebook editions, $4.99||eISBN: 978-1-935303-03-9|
Read what reviewers are saying about Cat the Vamp...
|"...dangerous and sexy. It is not the average teen vampire novel. Cat the Vamp is something more dark and mysterious...Altogether, the story line greatly reflects the teenage world of today, you are faced with doing what is right and doing what makes you happy and learning from your experiences."|
Arielle Choyce, B.A.M. Books
|"Cat the Vamp is not your typical young adult vampire novel. This book reaches beyond sparkly vampires and romantic blood exchanges. It is dark and dangerous...The characters in the story were interesting. The author, Christina Martine, did a great job of evolving them through the stages of dependency. The story line kept me interested and turning pages. I found myself gasping on occasion, in complete disbelief at the actions of the characters."|
Elie Nicewonger, Ellz Reads
|"The characters are highly interesting as well as the plot line. My only issue is that this novel is not for the YA audience. It has lots of disturbing scenes as well as some rather descriptive sex. If you are considering this novel, be prepared...I did enjoy the rather dark aspects of this novel. It is definitely not like other sparkly vampires we know, and that is a relief to me."|
Christina, Insert Book Title Here
|"The vampire verse that Martine has created makes for an interesting twist. Instead of them being undead, they merely need the blood for extra life energy. That is a great twist, and one that I have not seen. I like how she kept them human while having this actual quirk. She also presents the issue of addiction and overdose in a way that is intense, and not without consequence. Cat and Morganís descent into addiction is handled subtly, and with very little foreshadowing. The reader can FEEL it coming, but they are not told outright this is what is happening. The only bad thing about this book is that you are left with wanting more."|
Victoria Durm, Forever is a Long Time
|"Cat the Vamp is definitely darker and edgier than a regular young adult vampire book. If you're tired of goody two-shoes vampires like Edward Cullen, this is the book for you! Because Cat? She's not one to say no to blood, and she definitely doesn't sparkle!...If you're looking for a different and more dangerous vampire novel, this book might be for you, but keep in mind that this book contains drinking, smoking, drugs and sex."|
Sara, YA Vampire Books
|"...darker then your average YA vampire novel...if you want to read a vampire novel that portrays vampires not as they are in myth (these vampires don't burst in sun, they can see thier reflections..) and deals with some aspects of teenage addictions then this is a good book for you."|
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