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Thoroughly Modern Monsters

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A love-sick vampire working at a department store.

A confident siren kept from his home by the owner of a traveling carnival.

A famous crime-fighting werewolf reunited with his hostile brother.

The age of the monster under the bed is over! New law integrates all beings considered monsters by the United States government into human society, throwing them into the workforce.
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Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published April 2nd 2012
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Becca Mills
May 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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This novella-length book of short stories is outstanding. I suppose Thoroughly Modern Monsters has to be categorized as urban fantasy. Its seven stories are set in an alternate U.S. in which everyone seems to know about "monsters" (gorgons, vampires, werewolves, and so forth) and the "Monster Relocation and Employment Act" has been passed to control their more dangerous tendencies and to make use of their special abilities.

Forgoing the gritty style typical to the subgenre, Rainey's first-person
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Edenmary Black
Aug 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly Modern Monsters by Jennifer Rainey is a collection of seven short stories with interesting twists in each. The author’s voice and her vision on paranormal elements are quite unique. Readers find a lot to love in Rainey’s vampires, werewolves and a few monsters you may not have seen before. In her skilled hands, these characters find themselves in a number of new, surprising situations, as they cope with problems and find their solutions. At times, the stories are dark or frightening, ...more
Karen Fowler
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If these stories contained in this collection are any indication of the freaking genius lurking in Rainey's mind, I foresee many fantastic books to come in the future. I loved the author's creativity and spunk, which shines through each story in the collection despite their length (which is hard to do, mind you.)
Leena
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent collection of short stories presenting some really thoroughly modern monsters, from ghosts to werewolves. Waiting for more publications from this awesome young writer, who has an awesome sense of humour also!
Susan A.
May 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Cute, clever, interesting.
Alex Owens
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Inventive set of short stories, each with their own polished gems. Expertly done, with oodles of creativity and spunk. My kind of author, for sure!
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Definitely a different (and fun) take on the genre. Looking forward to reading more!
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Supernatural Fict...: Thoroughly Modern Monsters by Jennifer Rainey 1 8 Apr 17, 2012 11:52AM  
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Jennifer Rainey is a sometimes-writer, sometimes-folk singer from beautiful central Ohio. When she's not busy writing, you can probably find her perusing antique malls or watching classic horror films.

To keep an eye on what she's up to, please check out http://jenniferraineyauthor.blogspot.com.
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