Midnight and Holding (short fiction collection)

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So Shane is minding his own business until he gets kidnapped by Jerome… Who died. Turns out Frank is behind this, wanting to raise the dead, and use them against the vampires. His last, best argument. It had always won me over before. I turned and looked him full in the face. Claire and Shane fluff. It must be love, she thought, and handed him a can of tomato soup. They find that they have Miranda there. Apparently Miranda told the jocks that she needed a Vampire to turn her.

Shane and Claire went to the movies, but on the way home she sprains her ankle, and Shane has to carry her home in the dark. Thus brings the idea to mind about getting a car. For a little while he looks, but finds one in pretty much perfect condition, takes it the garage to get fixed up; but when he gets back the Vampire who owns the garage decides he wants it.

So Shane gets screwed over by a Vampire, it Rad - the guy who works at the garage - has the exact same car buy in worse condition and needs fixing, so Shane can drive it till he can afford the insurance for it. Also he got for the other car. A chick flick, this time. Shane and Michael bromance. Michael is sneaking of to to capture Bishop. Shane is sent by Hannah and Richard to see what Michael is doing.

They find Bishop trying to kill a young girl, and they team up to fight him; they manage to stake him, Amelie and her posse turn up and Bishop gets taken away. I am getting worse at writing these. Besides, they had more to think about… and none of it involved vampires. And all of it was… good.

This is how Glory turned up in town and swept everyone off their feet, and captured Michael. Glory has a powerful Glamour and used it to get Michael to be her own, but Eve is not having that, so when they go to the welcome to town party, she tries it again. Eve dances with Oliver, while Glory is dancing with Michael until she drags him away outside. Eve follows and successfully convinces Michael to come back to her, this pisses Gory off.

Michael proposes to Eve, she says yes, and allows him to bite her. And then he took off his suit jacket, wrapped it around my shoulders, and walked me back up to the party. Myrnin Needs To Escape. Hannah has to solve a crime where a girl has been hit over the head and left to bleed - yet no Vampires, drank her blood, - and some mysterious thing wrong with her blood.

Turns out her brother and a blood condition and was trying to give it to other people, so their blood wouldn't be as tasty any more. So he hit her round the head to stop her from going to Oliver.


An age of miracles. Maybe it was, after all. Shane must make it through twenty-four hours without seeking, joining, verbal argument. Which surprisingly he does. Also Shane drinks a Latte. As Michael is the youngest, and most used to technology it has to use it first. But it has strange side effects, jitteriness, hunger, need for more. Leading to the point he is tearing apart the vending machine to get to the blood. He had to be taken away to get weaned off the canned stuff - which had added preservatives etc - which affect the younger Vampires, especially ones who can't deal with not being human again.

Because some things just aren't meant to come out of a can. They get him out but he stays with the Carnival being a creepy ghost killing people. And I left all the dark rides behind for something much wilder and better. Had stuff that can help Morganville in it. Also Jessie and Myrnin kiss. And as dawn came, and he knew she was all right, he closed his eyes, and slept with her, in the end.

They manage to get Myrnin out along with devise he wanted. This review and others can be seen in all its properly formatted glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf. You know when a series you love comes to an end and you're filled with despair because you'll never get new stories from that world ever again?

Can you imagine feeling that and then learning that, almost three years after one of your most favorite series came to a bittersweet end, there was going to be a new installment? I'll tell you what that feeling is. Bu This review and others can be seen in all its properly formatted glory on my blog Beauty and the Bookshelf. Rachel Caine began Midnight Bites with a little note, and in that note she said something that hit me like a stake to the heart: Here's the thing about this now sixteen-book series: When I read these books, I am home.

In a middle-of-nowhere town where all kinds of bad and crazy things happen, and where humans and vampires live, somewhat coexisting, I am home. I can picture Claire, Shane, Eve, and Michael walking down the streets of the real world, I can see them right there. I love this world and the stories and the characters and everything.

Sure, it's not perfect. But I don't really give a damn. Midnight Bites isn't exactly new or a continuation of the Morganville Vampires series. This sixteenth installment that may seem like a large number, but I swear to you it's not. You will never want this series to end, and there will never be enough books is a collection of Morganville short stories that Rachel Caine wrote for various websites and collections throughout Morganville's publishing reign.

I loved the older stories because I'd already read most of them, and it was a nice refresher to get to experience them again. But the new stuff? I need all the new stuff. I am a monster whose hunger can never be satiated, and that hunger is more Morganville, forever and always.

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Through Midnight Bites I was really able to see the varying voices of the Morganville characters, for the majority of the books were told through Claire's point of view. I also appreciated the time spectrum--way, way back in the present to post-Daylighters. And of course I adore Michael and Eve. These four are my Morganville Gang, my bedazzled-stake-wielding gang.

But the standout was new content from the one and only vampire-bunny-slipper-wearing, mad-scientist vampire Myrnin. The voice and writing was so different from the other stories, but it was also so damn good. It was eloquent and fitting of the times and just worked. My struggle with this review--and whenever I write about this series--is that it's hard to write anything else except "I love this series.

I will note that you could read Midnight Bites before reading the rest of the series, but I would recommend reading it after, for the stories take place all over the series and you will be spoiled. Just know that you should absolutely read this series. I'm not saying vampires will come to your house with the Bloodmobile if you don't, but I'm just saying. And if you're already a fan of this series and haven't read Midnight Bites, what in the bloody hell are you waiting for?

Oh, and Rachel Caine? Please return to Morganville again soon. I'm a little homesick. And thirsty for some Common Grounds. You'll never want to leave. Originally posted on www. Some of you probably remember everything that happened and who everyone was. Others are going to have a slight problem remembering where everything left off and who everyone is. Another thing that needs to be mentioned is that not every story in the book is equal. Some of the stories I really loved.

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Other stories, I was bored out of my mind. However, I will say that I mostly really liked and enjoyed this book. It was really the stories about the older vampires that were really tough to get through. I might just have butchered their names. One thing that I really enjoyed about this collection of stories was how it really embraced stories from before the start of MV and during the beginning books. Those stories really made me remember how much I love the Morganville Vamps series and how much I enjoyed those four main characters. I remembered everything I needed to. Some of you may have already read some of them, though.

That being said, half of this book is completely new stories. My TBR pile is larger than life at all times. So, I never re-read books. That being said, this book has made me want to re-read the Morganville Vampires series. I have every intention of re-reading this whole series this year.

I just need to find the time for it.

Sleep well.

Read Midnight from the story A Collection Of Short Scary Stories by xLovely_Marie23x with reads. horror. It was a cool spring evening. Lisa and Julie sea. Short stories hold a special place in the modern history of science fiction and fantasy—from the Golden Age, when sci-fi and fantasy magazines.

So, I have a ton to catch up on and to remember! Another thing…I totally forgot to mention it. I loved the opportunity to read those stories and to share in their romance. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I also thought some of the stories could have been a little more entertaining. The majority of this book, though, was just like old times!

Oct 13, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: This saved me from that horrible second book. I think I'll actually finish the series now. I really can't wait to see more of these secondary characters. And see Claire grow older. I think the characters will get better as the series continues.

Midnight Bites is a collection of short stories from the Morganville Vampires series. Some of these stories were added with permission form the Kickstarter backers for Red Hot Rain, some of them have been previously released in anthologies or other Morganville books. Midnight Bites is the first time these stories have all been collected into one book. Midnight Bites was a book I wanted to take my time with, enjoying each story rather than racing through the pages, hence why my review is much late Midnight Bites is a collection of short stories from the Morganville Vampires series.

Midnight Bites was a book I wanted to take my time with, enjoying each story rather than racing through the pages, hence why my review is much later than publication date. Below are small reviews for some of my favourite books out of the series. Nothing Like and Angel We start with Myrnin locked in a dungeon.

He is rescued by Lady Grey, who brings him back to health, and stays when he leaves. Myrnin has several adventures and ends up finding himself trapped again. Nothing Like an Angel gives us a glimpse into their relationship that has stood the test of time, and explains why Myrnin likes her so much.

Sam's Story This is an introduction to Sam. It tells us about his marriage and his child, the death of his wife, and how he ended up with the Glass House. We see the beginnings of his relationship with Amelie and how it played a part in his death. Grudge This is the story of Shane's sister, Alyssa. The story of how she died and is from Shane's point of view. We see what happened and why he feels so guilty and angry about it all. New Blood This is told from Eve and Michael's point of view of the events before and after the fire. We also see what happens after it's all over, and learn more about the blood drive.

Whether to sign for protection or not. We see her troubled relationship with her family, and what her choice means to them. We also see how she ended up at the Glass House. An attempted robbery has gone awry with Monica involved. Justice is quick and deadly to the offenders. She has her eyes set on Michael and tries to get him in her clutches, but she doesn't count on Eves feisty attitude to get in the way. Final Verdict Midnight Bites was a great read, and I really enjoyed getting to revisit this series and read some new stories from the characters.

This is a must have addition to fans of the series.

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Apr 22, Mizuki rated it liked it Shelves: I read a handful of short stories from this collection and I enjoy them, yet I lost interest a short time later because you seriously need to be a fan of the Morganville Vampires series to be interested in some of those stories. Myrnin's Tale - 3 Stars - No new thoughts or revelations from last time I read it.

Ardelia, as a young woman, committed suicide in after murdering two children and a local deputy sheriff. The books are accidentally destroyed and a menacing Library Policeman terrorizes Sam at his house. Dave believes Ardelia is seeking revenge and a new host. While the trio attempt to stop Ardelia's resurrection, Sam recalls a repressed memory: However, the new Library Policeman is not just a recreation of the man from Sam's past, but also an embodiment of Ardelia, who wants Sam as her new host.

Dave dies defending Sam and Naomi from Ardelia. Kevin Delevan receives a Sun Polaroid camera for his fifteenth birthday. He soon notices that there is something strange about the camera: On a recommendation, Kevin seeks help from Reginald "Pop" Merrill, the wealthy and unscrupulous owner of a junk shop in the town of Castle Rock, Maine. While just as unsettled by the phenomenon as Kevin, Merrill sees an opportunity to further his own interests; namely, selling the camera to a paranormal enthusiast for a great deal of money.

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He manages to switch out the camera for another of the same model, which Kevin destroys. Much to his dismay, however, Merrill cannot rid himself of the Sun as his customers either dismiss it outright as a fake or decline to purchase it due to the discomfort and unease they feel upon viewing the photographs.

Furthermore, Merrill finds himself increasingly compelled to use the Sun — the dog slowly advancing as it transforms into something more savage and monstrous with every picture he takes. In the meantime, Kevin is plagued by recurring nightmares about the dog. Realizing that Merrill tricked him and the Sun was never destroyed, he sets out to prevent Merrill from taking any more pictures for fear that the dog will "break through" into the real world. By this point, the camera's influence over Merrill has caused him to lose his grip on sanity. After waking up one night to find himself holding the Sun and repeatedly pressing its trigger, Merrill resolves to smash it in the morning.

However, he hallucinates that one of the cuckoo clocks hanging on the wall of his store is really the camera. So, Merrill smashes it instead. Guided by the illusion that he's repairing a clock at his workbench, Merrill starts taking pictures again. At this moment, Kevin and his father arrive to confront Merrill, but they are too late to stop him. The dog begins to tear its way out of the final photograph, killing Merrill in the process.

Inspired by a scene from one of his nightmares, Kevin has brought another Sun along with him, and just as the dog is about to release itself, he takes its picture, trapping it once more in the "Polaroid world". In the epilogue, Kevin gets a computer for his following birthday. In order to test its word processor function, he types " The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. It is not sleeping.

It is not lazy. It's coming for you, Kevin. And it's very angry. Rubins compared a novella "The Langoliers" to—quoting characters of the novella—a "stupid disaster [movie]" and a "bad [television] movie. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Four past Midnight First edition cover. This article is about the novel. For the television miniseries, see The Langoliers miniseries. Retrieved November 19, Archived from the original on Retrieved 6 May Retrieved November 2, The New York Times.

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Retrieved November 2, Sarah was kind enough to let me stay in her house for a few nights. Probably the same one that bastard buried her with. Aug 30, Chloe Dewhurst rated it really liked it. Cutty Street Lamp — Good … seems like a good legend. The scariest thing is, each and every one was staring at me. But let me rephrase the question:

Retrieved November 3, Bibliography Short fiction Unpublished and uncollected Awards and nominations. Not long after, my dad brought home a copy of The Martian Chronicles for me to read. I consumed it with a single-minded voraciousness that only kids seem to possess. It even shaped who I would become as an adult, an idea that Bradbury himself touched on in his foreword for The Best American Nonrequired Reading So today, I hope to be a Bradbury enabler too. The title comes from a Sara Teasdale poem of the same name, which is featured within the story itself.

The poem and the story contemplate life after mankind has perished.

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Burned into this story, like the silhouettes on the side of the house, is the emotional aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It deftly reflects how the advent of atomic bombs would leave warfare and humanity forever altered. Evil you will never understand.