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Tooth & Nail (The Withrow Chronicles) [Kindle Edition]

Michael G. Williams
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Book Description

The price of immortality is watching your own life end.

Withrow Surrett, the most sarcastic vampire for a country mile, makes an annual Appalachian pilgrimage to keep tabs on nocturnal colleagues and his last living friend from mortal days. What should be a quiet week among familiar faces quickly fills with undead rednecks, folk magic, murder, a rookie detective and Withrow's own psychotic cousin who insists on trying to help.

As he chases the phantoms of conspiracy and paranoia across moonlit forests, abandoned factories, shadowy back roads and seedy bars - all the quiet little places humans fear to tread - Withrow also struggles with who he wants to be. Can a monster find a place among family and friends?

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About the Author

Michael G. Williams writes what he terms "wry horror": stories of vampires and other monsters that never forget the absurd humor of the macabre. He is the author of Perishables (2012 Laine Cunningham Novel Award) and its sequel Tooth & Nail as well as several short stories. Michael also maintains The Perishables Project, an open-source publishing blog where he documents the ideas he entertains for promotion, his own publishing efforts and the results of ideas he receives from others. Michael's fiction is written almost exclusively in first person (the exception seems to be this bio), favored for its power to build a connection between the reader and the narrator. He most enjoys stories in which two or more genres suffer a head-on collision and he attempts to make a mess of conventions in whatever he writes. Michael is also an avid reader, runner, cyclist and gamer. He is a native of Asheville, North Carolina and now lives in Durham, NC, with his partner, two cats and more and better friends than he probably deserves. Michael is a brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi.

Product Details

  • File Size: 533 KB
  • Print Length: 270 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Michael G. Williams; 1 edition (April 18, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CFC1V2M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #702,117 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Smartasses! I love smartasses! June 30, 2013
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One of my favorite movie genres is film noir -- Humphrey Bogart has long been a love of mine. This story had the same 1940s shadowy detective-and-dame-ridden feel; complete with clipped dialogue spoken from the side of the mouth in heavily sarcastic tones that moved the plot along at a steady pace. One word of criticism: I absolutely do not like the cover. I think artwork that evokes a movie poster for "The Maltese Falcon", for example, would have done this book more justice.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More Please! June 11, 2013
What I love best about this author is the realistic, non-iconic nature of his characters. Women that are people not ideals. LGBT characters where their sexuality just is without being an issue. Vampires that are not super-beautiful or super-brilliant, but simply human stock imbued with hunger and enhanced powers.

And the ending of this book. I vocalized. There was wailing. There is impatience. I am excited.
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Michael G. Williams is a native of the Appalachian Mountains and grew up near Asheville, North Carolina. He describes his writing as wry horror or suburban fantasy: stories told from the perspectives of vampires, unconventional investigators, magicians and hackers who live in the places so many of us also call home. Michael is also an avid athlete, a gamer and a brother in St. Anthony Hall and Mu Beta Psi.

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