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The characters of this story are well fleshed out, which makes the action matter that much more once the fangs start flying…Famous Monsters of Filmland
Searls weaves an intricate web of dark intentions and even darker actions…Shattered Ravings
Intelligent and frightening, Searls delivers a satiating Salem’s Lot-style page-turner. Rue Morgue Magazine
Searls is a horror writer who goes for imagination and suspense rather than regurgitated splatter…Ramsey Campbell
Never Get Caught in the Middle of a Vampire War
Todd and Joy Dunbar and their scruffy kids stumble into Babylon, Michigan on gas fumes. It’s the Great Recession, and Todd is understandably suspicious of the warm welcome and job offers given them by the police officer who pulls them off the road and into the seedy Sundown Motel. The Dunbars soon discovers that all of the ragged travelers who find their way to Babylon find work.
The town isn’t so inviting to wealthy but disgraced investment banker Paul Highsmith and his young family. They receive an offer they’d better not refuse—sell their home and get out.
The fate of both groups is in the hands of warring vampire clans who’ve settled the remote town for a century. That’s what Paul learns in a blood-chilling, all-night epic tale by ancient clan leader Miles Drake. Paul’s family’s only chance is to join up with the Dunbars and other “Sundowners” and share their fight for survival.
The attack comes from forces of the day and the night. The besieged must go on the offensive—or continue to watch their numbers dwindle. Only the strong will survive the siege of the Sundown Motel. The harvesting has begun.
From Samhain Horror
BLOODTHIRST IN BABYLON, from the new horror fiction line at Samhain Publishing, is the second published horror novel of David Searls, author of YELLOW MOON(Warner Books). Samhain Horror is also the publishing home of Frazer Lee’s THE LAMPLIGHTERS, a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2012.
You can read an excerpt from BLOODTHIRST IN BABYLON at Samhain Publishing and buy the ebook in all formats or pre-order the trade paperback. Or purchase directly from Amazon, Barnes & Noble…wherever finer vampire novels are sold!