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The Gothic Rainbow

(Vampire Nocturaries #1)

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Helle Tompkins has reached the end of her days as an outcast, suburban teenager. Ever since her beloved father killed himself, and they released Helle from the mental hospital for trying to join him, she's been in a place where her pain is far deeper than high school melodrama. No more hiding behind black lipstick and a mohawk. Now she's playing with pagan charms, Wiccan r ...more
Hardcover, Second, 580 pages
Published February 16th 2013 by Eric Muss-Barnes (first published January 1st 1997)
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Shanna
Oct 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Won from a goodreads giveaway :)

I found this book to be poeticly dark, and Descriptively Gruesome. Different from other vampire books I have read, an intense read for sure.
Sam
Apr 02, 2013 rated it liked it
This is not your run of the mill vampire fantasy as it avoids all the usual cliches of immortal and mortal love, over the top feuds and the usual focus on elder vampires ruling the roost. This story finds its way through fantasy subcultures incorporating real life music, bands, films etc to bring the duality of mortality/immortality to life through the relationship between Elric and Helle and the convoluted conspiracy they get drawn into. The writing is descriptive and dream-like in places which ...more
Lee
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so dangerous when i'm reading it but at the same time i cant put it down!
Kira Miller
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is probably my favorite vampire novel, I've read quite a few. The detailed scenes thrill the darkest reaches of your mind. Inclusion of music of varying artists and style bring you to a whole new level of enjoyment and immersion. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre as it really brings you to beautifully darker vision of vampires.
Marissa
Jan 16, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)

This is the first of two books in the Vampire Noctuaries series. The main character is the only male of a family of vampires with a die hard appreciation for the gothic industrial music scene. Much of the book revolves around this appreciation, to include scenes taking place in the underground club scene, music lyrics from goth bands embedded in the writing, and a playlist at the end of the contents of the book in
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Sally
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I won this book in the goodreads giveaway contest.

The Good: This book is not your normal run of the mill vampire story, it is much more interesting, with some very good twist and turns. The characters are "believable" and well characterized, You will quickly grow to love them or hate them depending on what kind of person you are. I found myself enjoying the good parts of the book to an extend where i could not put it down.

The Bad: Long winded explanations of dreams, feelings and visions that fee
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Raised by the 1940's swingkid generation of his maternal grandparents, Eric Muss-Barnes grew up 2500 miles outside of Los Angeles; has spent years working at Walt Disney Studios; piloted hang gliders over 6000 feet above the Earth; dated fashion models, rockstar goddesses and glamazon actresses; been thrown and dragged by horses (arguably similar to his dating experiences); earned a living as an A ...more

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