Published by: PocketStar / Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: Oct 21, 2013
Number of Pages: 332
NOTE: Excessive strong language, Graphic violence
For centuries an ancient evil has slept beneath the streets of New Harbor. This Halloween, it wakes up.
An action-packed debut horror novel from talented new writer Matthew Quinn Martin, NIGHTLIFE pits a feisty bartender and a mysterious loner against bloodthirsty terrors as alluring as they are deadly.
Nightclub bartender and serial heartbreaker Beth Becker might be a cynic. But when her best friend goes missing Halloween night, Beth knows it’s up to her to find out what happened.
Her quest will take her on an odyssey through the crumbling city of New Harbor, Connecticut. Along the way she meets a homeless prophet warning of something he calls the “Night Angel”…a bloodthirsty creature that has been feeding on the forgotten. And she will form an unlikely bond with a hunted stranger who knows all too well what is stalking the streets at night.
He reveals to her to the hideous truth about the nightmare creatures that have haunted mankind’s imagination for eons––creatures the world calls vampires. Together they are the only hope for New Harbor, but to defeat what lurks in the shadows they are going to have to conquer something far stronger than fear––their own desires.
Matthew Quinn Martin was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and raised in New Haven, Connecticut. However, it wasn’t until he moved to Manhattan that he realized he was a writer. These days, he lives on a small island off the North Atlantic coast of the United States where it gets quiet in the winter…perhaps too quiet.
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Something evil is attacking the residents of New Harbor. A crazy old homeless man calls the evil a Night Angel. After a close encounter, Gil realizes that he's a prophet and his duty is to find The One that will destroy the Night Angel. Jack comes across Gil in a church. Gil realizes that Jack is The One and tells him so. Jack thinks Gil is crazy and leaves out of the church.
Beth grew up a tough kid. On her way to work one night, she gets into a fight causing her to be late for work ... again. Her boss is on her back and has hired a younger girl to train behind the bar, whom Beth thinks is her replacement. Then Beth's boyfriend, Ryan, comes into the bar pressuring her to move in with him when she's not ready. That same night, unbelievably, Beth's friend Zoe goes missing. As Beth's out looking posting fliers looking for Zoe, she comes across Gil.
Beth and Jack form a team to fight the Night Angels, or vampires. There's a lot that Jack knows from experience and that Beth needs to learn. The story of Beth and Jack's vampiric extermination tactics is entertaining. There is action consistently throughout this well-written novel. Even though this is yet another vampire-based novel, it is told in a new way that keeps it interesting.
*An ecopy of this book was provided by the publisher for the purposes of this tour and in exchange for an honest review.