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 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
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Thankfully not your typical vampire story
I found this book via BookBub's daily email of deeply discounted books. The description sounded interesting so I decided to give it a shot. I read a lot* so I'm always looking for something new and different. This was both. It was well written and very enjoyable to read. I really liked Nick and I look forward to reading the next book in the series, if it is ever written.
(*490 books since '96)
Keeps you reading
This is a great vampire book. Instead of the typical vampire, Nick has a virus. He's logical and funny. Great book
A delightful surprise
I downloaded this book because it was free. Didn't even read the description. I was ecstatic to discover that I had unintentionally downloaded an incredibly funny and surprisingly well-considered take on the vampire novel. I don't typically buy books(mostly because poor is my first, middle, and last name) nor vocally advocate a book unless the topic has somehow strayed to books, but I find myself making exceptions because of this book. I think I have found a new author that I will consistently enjoy. Just get the book already, it's not like you have anything to lose getting it.