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Dark Moonlighting (Volume 1) [Kindle Edition]

Scott Haworth
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nick Whittier, having been alive for six centuries, has had plenty of time to master three professions. In a typical week he works as a police officer, lawyer and doctor and still finds time to murder someone and drink their blood. He used to feel guilty about the killings, but now he restricts himself to only eating the worst members of society. Few people in Starside, Illinois seem to care about the untimely deaths of spam e-mailers, pushy Jehovah Witnesses and politicians. However, the barriers between Nick's three secret lives start to crumble when a mysterious man from his past arrives in town seeking revenge. Nick must move quickly to prevent the three women in his life, and the authorities who are hunting him, from discovering his terrible secret.

Dark Moonlighting is the first book in the humorous series. It explores four of the biggest clichés in popular culture, and it pokes fun at a number of popular television shows including Law & Order, Bones and House. It also takes a more realistic and amusing approach to the vampire cliché. For example, the average human has the equivalent of five Big Gulps worth of blood in their body. Nick takes twenty minutes to kill someone and, like the vampire bat, must immediately urinate afterwards.


The Dark Moonlighting Series:

Dark Moonlighting
Dark Moonlighting 2: Kruse Control
Dark Moonlighting 3: Live Free or Dark Moonlighting Hard
Dark Moonlighting 4: The One with the Whales
Dark Moonlighting 5: Electric Dark Moonlightingaloo


Editorial Reviews

Review

From Publishers Weekly:

Nick Whittier is highly accomplished and hard working for a 26-year-old; but then, he's been 26 for 651 years. As the witty protagonist in this well-paced comedy set in Starside, Ill., he is the vampire you hate to love... More funny than grisly, this clever novel offers a re-imagining of vampire culture and the science behind it.

(Publishers Weekly is an independent organization and this review was written based on a manuscript version of the book.)


Reviewed by Johnny Masiulewicz for Readers' Favorite:
 
Deftly crafted and packed with action, gore, and just the right amount of laughs, Dark Moonlighting is an exceptional read due to the author's treatment of the overall subject matter. Nowadays, the key to getting valid mileage out of the well-worn vampire mythology is to rewrite or readdress the myths themselves. Treating vampirism as a virus-induced condition is innovative, and allows Haworth's distillation of the myths to be a predominantly physiological one. The book offers just the right amount of blood, seductiveness, and self-effacing angst, but the retooling of the mythology will definitely appeal to the more erudite and demanding vampire aficionados.

Product Details

  • File Size: 591 KB
  • Print Length: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Scott Haworth (February 26, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BL3XXH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #412,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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49 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars helluva good vamp read! April 11, 2013
By Ronald
Format:Kindle Edition
hilarious from the first line. With a plausible, (not supernatural or preturnatural or whatevernatural) explanation of vampirism. a selfish old narcissistic vamp with too much on his plate and handling those issues with the same amount of idiocy that you or I would.
My wife was reading it(laughing her head off) on her kindle and kept reading parts to me until I had to hand her MY kindle. "Damnit woman! Just put it on there and quit telling me the freakin' story!" -Nutshell_GREAT FREAKIN' BOOK!
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finished in a day March 27, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
When I started this book, I wasn't sure I'd even be able to finish it. it. But,I was sadly mistaken. After about 4 pages I was hooked. It held my attention through the entire book. I thought the whole virus take on vampires was a very intriguing thought, and a whole new theory. I tried to imagine what working 3high profile jobs would be like,but it was tiresome. I loved the main character and liked the way the author didn't portray him as an Adonis like so.many others do. He actually made him seem almost human. A very enjoyable read,can't wait for number two.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not your typical vampire story July 8, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm really not much into the paranormal craze, but this book sounded like it might be worth a try. I love it when I'm right! Very fun book about a vampire with a conscience, who only kills the dregs of society when he has the thirst for blood. Witty, well-written, with plenty of sarcasm and apathy to make the main character quite likeable. Moves along at a good pace, with enough side characters to make his life complicated yet not too many to overwhelm the reader. Not your typical vampire fare. Found out at the end that this is one of a series but for the most part, this book stands alone by itself. And I'll be looking forward the second installment.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smart, funny, WEIRD. March 22, 2013
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Never start a book with dialogue or too many exclamation points! says the book that did both. Its refreshing, funny, smart, and just wow. It took all the cliches from my favorite type TV series and ran with them. More than a vampire story, this is the story of Nick. Nick is a cliche-bag of fun. I would give this 6 stars if I could because I haven't been so entertained by a book in a long time. Trust me, you have NO idea what the heck Nick is going to say or do.

Wonderfully written and funny as heck, I LOVED this. Love. Love love and more love.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The New Age Vamipire July 5, 2013
Format:Paperback
Scott Haworth's venture into the modern world of vampirism is clever, fast paced, humorous and enjoyable to read. He blows the traditional myths about vampires and their traits out of the water with some new wrinkles while holding on to some of the old legendary mysticisms. Well worth a look. I hope #2 isn't too far behind.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Thank heavens for Scott Haworth's Dark Moonlighting! His fresh, humorous take on vampires could be just what this tired genre needs to wrest it out of the fangs of those whiny, brooding teens. This is a great, fun, fast read and I can't recommend it enough.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An entertaining read June 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I thought this novel was well written. Initially I thought " not another vampire story?" I was pleasantly surprised by the twists Scott chose to employ. I do wish some of the characters were more fleshed out, and the ending seemed a bit rushed. Overall the story is worth a read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read! June 22, 2014
By Khiah
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Well written (there were a couple grammatical errors, but nothing to get bent out of shape over). The references to pop culture were hilarious, especially referencing Bones (Dr. Kenner and Agent Table). If you don't watch procedural shows or know the Kardashians, there will be some jokes that will go over your head. However, it is not going to ruin the story for you. I found myself laughing out loud more than once and it was very difficult to put the book down. I would've had it finished the same or next day if I hadn't had other stuff to do! Definitely looking forward to continuing the series! I'd also like to check out some more of the author's work because his writing style is right up my alley. So what are you waiting for? Quit reading my review and get to the book!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A most enjoyable, almost believable story!
Writer Haworth dispells vampire myths one by one as the reality (according to the story) of real vampires unfold! Read more
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible story
First person story told like a diary. Not worth reading boring boring carp that never spArked interest. Ugggh complete waste of time
Published 19 days ago by Vickie L. Wildonger
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome story
I love that Nick is not like all the other vampire cliches. His story is very captivating. He works 3 stressful jobs, has 3 different identities, and he's a serial killer vampire,... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Amy
5.0 out of 5 stars Ha! Loved It!!
This is one FUNNY, DROLL, QUIRKY, SATIRICAL, (did I say Funny?) book. Nick is NOT the vampire you were expecting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Szendi-horvath
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Witty
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found the author's writing style different and engaging. Nick is a vampire writing "this" book in his jail cell and while he doesn't have a lot... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Carol J
1.0 out of 5 stars No
No. Just no. Just so much no.
Published 1 month ago by Mom3
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unlikely Samaritan?
This is a fascinating book to read!! From the start, I could tell that it capture my attention and I really liked the characters and its plot!! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Julie SC
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was a very different vampire book. Not what I was expecting, but enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by skieline
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read
Quite an enjoyable book; moments of suspense to keep you turning the page and enough humor to keep it light. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert Lindsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
Scott that was a great book loved it a lot I love vampire movies books this one was so different from others what a great book I sure somewhere down the road I will get the rest of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shannon Bernier
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More About the Author

Scott was born in the wagon of a traveling show. His Momma used to dance for the money they'd throw. Pappa would do whatever he could... Well, not really. That would have been a lot more interesting though. He was actually born in the suburbs of Cleveland.

After existing for several more decades, Scott graduated from college in 2004 with a degree in history and political science. Six months later he decided he wanted to be a writer, which made the degree largely worthless. Oops.

Scott has written many novels in genres ranging from science fiction to political satire. He tried combining the two genres once, but he didn't think anyone would be interested in a sex scandal involving the President of Blargon 7.

When not writing, he enjoys being asleep.

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