The Making of a Monster

Open Road Media
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Her move to Los Angeles was supposed to restart her life. But with one quick bite, it is her death that has been begun. A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger has transformed this conventional wife into a creature that prowls the dark streets desperate to quench her need for blood.

Impervious to the night, she joins a rock and roll band and searches among those lost souls for companionship, always feeling like she does not belong. Caught between loathing her new self and losing touch with whom she once was, Kate is a soul torn between loathing and longing. Facing a bloody struggle, Kate at last embraces her vampire nature . . . and only then does the mystery of immortality explode.
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Gail Petersen is a founding member of the all-female rock band the Catholic Girls, and has been described as “Bruce Springsteen, but with a touch of menace” by the Village Voice. In addition to writing and performing her own songs, Gail Petersen has also written one of the foundational vampire novels of the modern era, The Making of a Monster. She continues to perform with the band and is also busily writing a new horror novel.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Apr 1, 2014
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Pages
292
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ISBN
9781480499300
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
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