- Paperback: 340 pages
- Publisher: AuthorHouse; paperback / softback edition (9 Jan. 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 142596656X
- ISBN-13: 978-1425966560
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.2 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,291,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Gabriele Caccini: The Vampire Gene - Book 1 Paperback – 9 Jan 2007
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
About the Author
Gothic Fiction Author and Poet, Paigan Stone began writing at 11 years old after reading her first adult fiction book, The Collector by John Fowles. "I'd never read anything like it. It was terrifying - but so exciting. . .that's when I realized I liked to be scared." Her love of Gothic Fiction began soon afterwards when she stayed up late one night with her sister to watch Christopher Lee in Dracula. Since then she's been a huge fan of Vampire movies and novels old and new. The youngest of seven children, Paigan struggled to find her own space and is a self-confessed bookworm. "I always have a book on the go. It's my time. Life wouldn't be the same if I couldn't chill sometimes with a good book. It's where I learn about life, long before I lived it."Married with a daughter Paigan is an English and Drama teacher in Lancashire. She's appeared in six anthologies for her poetry and short stories. Her recent success with her Vampire novel Gabriele Caccini -The Vampire Gene Book 1 has been the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Like all good author's she drew on her own knowledge and passions to write it. Paigan is currently working on the sequel Lucrezia -The Vampire Gene Book 2.
Top Customer Reviews
The book picks up the story when Gabriele is a student in modern Manchester. There are realistic and erotic descriptions of his attempts to find his mate. Gabriele has been used to total control over his life and circumstances but that facade crumbles when he is drugged at a party and makes love to a girl who is very much not his usual type.
The story is very well told and the reader is presented with numerous flashbacks to Gabriele's early life in Medici Venice. The author has an impressive knowledge of vampire literature and tradition, and the book is also well-researched with the right amount of technical and historical detail to create a totally believable context for Gabriele's adventures and increasingly meditative search for an explanation for his very existence. There is also a dark and bloody episode in the New York vampire club scene.
Gabriele Caccini is well-written as ou would expect from an author with a MA in Creative Writing. It is an interesting examination of some old legends seen partially through the eyes of the vampire himself. The book includes a measured but integral and appropriate amount of blood and sex.Read more ›
Loved the snippets of his history over the centuries and can't wait for book two.
Worth getting your fangs into.
Re-released as Killing Kiss by Sam Stone soon.
Peter Mark May, Author of Demon
I found it to be fast moving and with lots of twists and turns.
I'm looking forward to the second!