Bite Me

A Love Story

By Christopher Moore
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780061779725, 320pp.)

Publication Date: March 23, 2010

List Price: $23.99*
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“While possibly the last of Moore's vampire series, his signature wit is still in full force. Moore perfectly captures the voice of the teenage Goth-girl Abby Normal and pulls off his mix of comedy with a real emotional core with his usual mastery. This is a perfect book for longtime fans and new readers.”
-- Mike Burns, Howard's Bookstore, Bloomington, IN


Description

The city of San Francisco is being stalked by a huge shaved vampyre cat named Chet, and only I, Abby Normal, emergency backup mistress of the Greater Bay Area night, and my manga-haired love monkey, Foo Dog, stand between the ravenous monster and a bloody massacre of the general public.

Whoa. And this is a love story? Yup. 'Cept there's no whining. See, while some lovers were born to run, Jody and Tommy were born to bite. Well, reborn, that is, now that they're vampires. Good thing theirs is an undying love, since their Goth Girl Friday, Abby Normal, imprisoned them in a bronze statue.

Abby wants to be a bloodsucking fiend, too, but right now she's really busy with other stuff, like breaking in a pair of red vinyl thigh-high Skankenstein® platform boots and wrangling her Ph.D.-candidate boyfriend, Steve (the love monkey). And then there's that vampire cat Chet, who's getting bigger and smarter—and thirstier—by the minute. Abby thought she and Steve could handle the kitty cat on their own, mais non . . .

Before you can say "OMG! WTF?" Tommy and Jody are sprung from captivity, and join forces with Abby, Steve, the frozen-turkey-bowling Safeway crew, the Emperor of San Francisco and his trusty dogs Lazarus and Bummer, Abby's gay Goth friend Jared, and SF's finest Cavuto and Rivera to hunt big cat and save the city. And that's when the fun really begins.




About the Author

Christopher Moore is the author of twelve previous novels: Practical Demonkeeping, Coyote Blue, Bloodsucking Fiends, Island of the Sequined Love Nun, The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove, Lamb, Fluke, The Stupidest Angel, A Dirty Job, You Suck, Fool, and Bite Me. He lives in San Francisco, California.




NPR
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010

Christopher Moore's Bite Me: A Love Story is the third installment in his vampire series — in which a purple-haired goth teen, a crew of grocery clerks and a Chinese grandmother in hip-hop gear battle the undead on the streets of San Francisco. Moore discusses his vampire world, and his latest project starring 19th-century French painters. More at NPR.org

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