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Peter Stone is a poor black vampire who is wondering where his nightclub, mansion, and sports car is. Instead, he is working a minimum wage job during the night shift as being a vampire isn’t all that impressive in a world where they’ve come out to mortals.

Exiled from the rich and powerful undead in New Detroit, he is forced to go back when someone dumps a newly-transform
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Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published August 18th 2016 by Crossroad Press
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Montzalee Wittmann
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Straight Outta Fangton by C.T. Phipps is an unusual vampire story. It is fun, full of action, a strange world of vamps and weres with humans, and quite a different look at vampire life. Never boring. I was given this book to read and the review was voluntary.
Gavin
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
“The only reason people aren't all dragging vampires out into the sun or dousing us with gasoline like your group wants to do is because of a concentrated hundred-and-ten-year plan to make us palatable to mankind. From Bram Stoker to that Meyer woman, we have been subtly brainwashing humanity into believing our race could live in peace with yours.

After years of careful media manipulation the ever patient and manipulative vamps are out of the closet! This sets the scene for CT Phipps hilarious da
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Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
Initial Thoughts
This was okay for me. I found parts of the book to be amusing but I had a hard time connecting to any of the characters. I felt like the book tried really hard to be funny but often fell flat. This was the first time that I have listened to Cary Hite's narration and I felt like he did a good job overall but I wonder if his delivery might have taken some of the humor out of the story.

I received a copy of this audiobook from the author. Full review to be posted soon.
Dianne
Vampire Peter Stone is about to debunk, refute and pretty much wipe out any preconceived notions the mortal world has about vampires. It isn’t that he didn’t want to buy into the hot, handsome and wealthy hype, it’s just that he knows better. He can’t even get his blood slave to show him any respect.

Exiled from New Detroit, working at a combo convenience store/gas station was nasty enough, but finding a newly turned vampire corpse in the bathroom, well, that is about to rain a whole bunch of tr
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C.H. Baum
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was so happy when CT Phipps got back to gritty vampires without a single, nuanced, romantic sparkle. This is a vampire story, wrapped in layer after layer of pop culture reference. I must be older than the author, cause I got 'em all. My book would be full of My Three Sons, and Dick Tracy references.
Bob Milne
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I find humor, more than any other genre, to be dangerously subjective. While fantasy, horror, and urban fantasy can afford to have hit-or-miss elements, humor tends to be all or nothing. Fortunately, C.T. Phipps already struck my funny bone with The Rules of Supervillainy, so I was more than willing to give Straight Outta Fangton a read.

Not only is it a funny book, but it's a creepy vampire story, a kick-ass action novel, and an intriguing urban fantasy at the same time. There's a lot going on h
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Lukasz
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Vampires actually slurp rather than suck

Did you know about it? If not, CT Phipps will surprise you more than once with well-guarded secrets of unlife.

Straight Outta Fangton’s protagonist - poor black vampire does his best to make ends meet. He works a minimum wage job with zero perspectives. One night, during his shift he discovers a newly transformed vampire in the bathroom of his gas station’s store. 

What started as another boring night shift culminates in possible supernatural Armageddon.

CT P
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Aubrey Law
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a highly entertaining story about modern vampires with plenty of action and humor blended in. There are cool bloodsucker references from Blade to Buffy to Anne Rice's Queen of the Damned. If you enjoy comedy, supernatural, and paranormal elements, all combined in a gripping story, then you should definitely check out this book.
C.T. Phipps
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Vampire fiction has suffered in recent years due to what I consider to be the "Hello Kitty with fangs" effect. The short version of it is that we've had so many people soften the portrayal of vampires we forget the whole thing about "good" vampires is they're meant to be still suffering under a dread curse. Anne Rice, Laurel K. Hamilton, Charlaine Harris, and others sort of fell under the sway of this and it reached its cultural appex with Twilight. I'm actually not that hard on Twilight because ...more
Dustin
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those looking for a new take on the genre
DISCLOSURE: I was given a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are my own.

In CT Phipps' Straight Outta Fangton (book one in the series of the same name,) a potentially catastrophic threat loomed against the Vampire Nation. But the reader doesn't learn any of that until much later. Instead, the author's initial focus was less on plot, and revolved more around the development of character.

The protagonist, Peter Stone, was working studiously one night at the Quick &
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Rebekah
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Peter Stone hasn't been a vampire very long, but long enough to recognize when the evening is going terribly wrong. What starts out as helping a new vampire with the transition turns into a complex night of lavish parties and unforeseen deceit wrought with conspiracies. Plus what would a vampire story be without bloodthirsty vampire hunters!

Set in New Detroit, where vampires have built up a Vegas-like capital for tourism and glamorized their nightlife, Straight Outta Fangton delivers a daring p
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David Hambling
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Straight Outta Fangton is an irreverent and action-packed parody of vampire movies. The tropes are all in here but not like you’ve seen them before.
Protagonist Peter Stone is a vampire who works in a convenience store along with slacker friends David -- Stone’s blood-servant and wannabe vampire -- and drug-addled Steve, who just happens to be a werewolf. When they find a woman mysteriously dumped in the rest room, having just been ‘turned’ and becoming a vampire herself, it’s up to Stone to give
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Steve Caldwell
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Peter Stone, or just Stone as he likes to be called, is at a bit of a loss. Here he is, one of the mighty undead, who are finally out of the coffin after bailing out the US after a financial collapse, a Vampire and Iraq war vet, and he cant seem to catch a break. No fancy clothes, no riches, no sports cars or exotic models looking to be his thralls. Instead, he's working at a low paying convenience store, exiled from the vampire society, and his only thrall is David, who is no ones idea of a mod
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Tammy
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book for free from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The nitty-gritty: Gritty, fast paced and full of humor, C.T. Phipps takes the tried and true vampire genre and gives it a unique spin.


A good half of the thugs present pulled out pistols, crossbows, swords, and bats with silver spikes, and one guy grew what look to be Wolverine’s claws.

“Damn,” David said, surveying the main hall. “We’ve been

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Miranda Lynn
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sequel???

I enjoyed this book and am curious...Is a sequel coming soon?! It had funny moments but also many references to movies I had no clue about that kinda left me outta the loop. Even thought I didn't connect with a character I still enjoyed the book and would read the sequel!! I recommend the book to anyone who enjoys vampire stories!!
Kristen Burns
3 Stars

Review:
*I received an audio copy of this book from the author. This has not influenced my review.*

This book just kind of missed the mark for me, but I think it was me, not the book. This was a fun take on vampires that allowed for both the decadent, sexy kind as well as a more down-to-earth, human kind. Our protag, Peter, was Black, a veteran, a little bitter about his current situation but with a good sense of humor, and definitely on the down-to-earth side of the vampire spectrum. I jus
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Mihir
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it

Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic

OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: Straight Outta Fangton while having a funny, catchy title also has a great story. Charles T. Phipps wrote this book because he wanted to do a slightly different spin on one the most overused supernatural creatures to be found in the speculative fiction genre. He wrote about how he believes that Vampires need to be brought back to their scary days.

The main story begins with Peter Stone, a poor vampire who works in a convenience store. He
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Michael
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Vampire urban legend and dark comedy fans.
First of all, I'd like to thank the author Charles Phipps for sending me a paperback copy of this book free of charge. This was a nice surprise and it turned out to be a cracking read. Rated at 4.5/stars.

I know what you're thinking; another tale about Vampires. Which it is. But this one is about Peter Stone; a black Vampire working in a Quick & Shop. A young Vampire who commands little respect among his kind, Peter is about to enter into a war that even a Vampire might not return from to sto
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The Drowsy Bookworm
Straight Outta Fangton is a fast-paced urban fantasy told from the perspective of the dryly funny and sardonic (without being annoyingly so) Peter. Peter is like the vampire dude you’d most want to hang out with if you ever became a vampire yourself. The story moved quickly and what interested me was learning about the supernatural world C.T. Phipps has created. It’s always fun to see how different authors write vastly different worlds and backgrounds for their vampire characters. I liked this v ...more
Martin Owton
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
So I've read several CT Phipps books and I've got used to the style. Fast-moving action filled kinda pulpy with lots of pop culture geeky references and dreadful puns. So this one is a bit different - there are no puns. All the rest of the Phipps brand is there though, so you'll like this if you've enjoyed his other works as he maintains the standard.
Matthew Davenport
Oct 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m a Phipps-Fan. It’s a fact, and anyone reading this blog on any sort of regular basis is well aware of that. With that being said, I was avoiding reading Straight out of Fangton because nothing about it sounded appealing to me. Mostly because it’s labeled as a parody vampire novel, and for some reason I tend to ignore parody books even though I only ever enjoy them. For example, I never crave to read anything by A. Lee Martinez, but then I do and I fall in love with it and don’t know why I di ...more
Lynn K : Grimmedian
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Urban fantasy paranormal
Recommended to Lynn K by: Facebook
Do you remember your favorite Vampire in any book or film? Whomever you choose, whatever type of vamps you’ve loved, you’ll find good reason to read this book. I have been a big fan of Anne Rice’s Lestat for decades. I loved The Lost Boys, Van Helsing, and Being Human was an awesome show on both sides of the pond. Then there was Trueblood. Which turned into a huge disappointment in later seasons, but’s that’s because C T Phipps wasn’t writing for them. If he had been we’d still be watching today ...more
KarynH
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Urban Fantasy- Your Reality

A comical story about Vampires and their survival within the vampire world.
From the last book I read from C.T Phipps- I was a teenage Weredeer, Straight Outta Fangton was weirder, but a highly intelligent read, but with a nice storyline. The sense of humor was amazing. From Peter's opening remarks to the end was enjoyable. 196 pages of humor, fantasy, and mater slave characters were entwined in the pages. As I read this book on the "darker subject matters" I wondered
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Heidi
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Straight Outta Fangton: A comedic Vampire Story by C.T.Phipps is a dark at times supernatural read but with a comedic touch at the same time.

The book is fast paced with pop culture references. It has the reader intrigued from the first sentence. We meet Peter Stone a black vampire that feels he should be living the dream, big fancy house, fast cars and living the life of luxury. Whereas in reality he is poor and working in a gas station store, a rather dull uneventful life. However when a newly
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Mar
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Straight Outta Fangton plays with the title of the beloved movie Straight Outta Compton and the resemblances are there for anyone who wants to go into that direction.
But Straight Outta Fangton has earned the right to be discussed on its own: just follow the story of Peter, a vampire who works in a convenience store and lives a not very glamorous life and then gets thrown into a world where his life (or death?) is always on the line. It’s an urban fantasy, with a splash of thriller, with a great
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Victoria Haugen
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
HILARIOUS! Yes, it's hilarious. And with vampires! Great combo, it works and it's AWESOME.

Life sucks for hard-working vampire Peter Stone. It sucks even worse when he meets a mysterious stranger, and is tossed into the middle of a world of danger and hurt. NOT FUN. That's what you get for helping people, right?

Great story, loved the characters, and the narration was great too. A definite GEM.
Check it out! :)
I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left thi
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Michael R.
Nov 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A bloody brilliant read from start to finish, this book has excellent worldbuilding in an Urban, present day United States. Charles really knows how to bring you into his world and keep you there until you're manically cackling for more of his works. Cannot wait for more!
Allan Batchelder
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I admit it: I'm a sucker for a good C.T. Phipps tale. Normally, I only read horror at this time of year, but as this one's about vampires I thought, "Why not?" Actually, it ties in with at least one other book by this author, I Was A Teenage Weredeer, and imagines a near future in which fantastical creatures of all sorts have come out of hiding into society and subsequently deal with lots of prejudice (much of it earned). Vampires, for instance, largely run New Detroit, and, in this novel, ...more
S. Nash
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
If the title isn't a dead giveaway, (pun intended) this is a comedic novel about vampires, vampire hunters, and what happens when the supernatural population comes out of hiding. Peter isn't rich, glamorous or sexy so he's not your typical vamp at all. I'm a fan of the Supervillainy books, and Fangton is just as fast paced, snarky and exciting. It reminded me of playing Vampire the Masquerade with all the politics, plots and modern-day settings, minus the "don't let the humans catch on" aspect. ...more
Brent
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: phipps
“Cant wait for the next one! ”

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character being a black guy whos a war vet coming back and getting turned into a vamp is a cool notion. Then him having to find his way in the world of new Detroit, which was a nicely fleshed out world in the book. I was a bit concerned with how the vamps could be portrayed in this book, but Phipps actually straddles the line between serious predator and comic smartass. I loved the main characters attitude, there were times w
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C.T Phipps is a lifelong student of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. An avid tabletop gamer, he discovered this passion led him to write and turned him into a lifelong geek. He is a regular blogger on "The United Federation of Charles" (http://unitedfederationofcharles.blog...).

He's written Agent G, Cthulhu Armageddon, Esoterrorism, I Was A Teenaged Weredeer, Lucifer's Star, Straight Outta Fa
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