Sunglasses after Dark (Sonja Blue Series #1)

Sunglasses after Dark (Sonja Blue Series #1)

by Nancy A. Collins


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A half-human, half-vampire hunts the bloodsucker who bit her in this “compelling” Bram Stoker Award-winning debut (Publishers Weekly).
One spring night in London, heiress Denise Thorne disappears while partying at a nightclub, never to be seen again. That very same night, Sonja Blue, a tough-as-nails punk vampire/vampire-slayer, conceived in terror and blood, is borne from the city’s gutters. Saved by modern medicine before she could die, she is a living vampire who still possesses a soul and is determined to fight for what remains of her humanity. In the years since her bizarre resurrection, Sonja Blue travels the globe, hunting down and disposing of those creatures that prey on the innocent while searching for the vampire Noble who created her. But when she investigates a sleazy televangelist named Catherine Wheele, who is exploiting Denise Thorne’s parents, Sonja finds herself up against a powerful inhuman adversary. But as dangerous as Catherine Wheele proves to be, Sonja’s greatest foe remains the Other, the demonic personality with whom she is locked in a constant battle for control of their shared body. Can Sonja Blue overcome her inner demon in time to rescue an innocent man from Catherine Wheele’s unholy clutches? 
Acknowledged as one of the first Urban Fantasy novels, Sunglasses After Dark burst onto the fantasy/horror scene in 1989, garnering widespread critical praise and winning the Horror Writers Association’s coveted Bram Stoker Award, as well as the British Fantasy Society’s Icarus Award.
New edition: Revised and edited by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781504016261
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Series: Sonja Blue Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 629,202
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Nancy A. Collins has authored more than 20 novels and novellas and numerous short stories. She has also worked on several comic books, including a 2-year run on the Swamp Thing series. She is a recipient of the Bram Stoker Award and the British Fantasy Award, and has been nominated for the Eisner, John W. Campbell Memorial, and International Horror Guild Awards. Best known for her groundbreaking vampire series Sonja Blue, which heralded the rise of the popular urban fantasy genre, Collins is the author of the bestselling Sunglasses After Dark, the Southern Gothic collection Knuckles and Tales, and the Vamps series for young adults. Her most recent novel is Left Hand Magic, the second installment in the critically acclaimed Golgotham urban fantasy series. She currently resides in Norfolk, Virginia, with a Boston terrier.

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Sunglasses after Dark (Sonja Blue Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe I found this book again. I read this book when it was first out in paperback back in 1990. Needless to say, it made such an impression on me that I remembered the name and am still looking for it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is hard to find a new Vampire novel that can capture your attention like Nancy Collins' original character 'sojia blue'. Sonjia is a Vampire who does not feed on humans but feeds off of other vampires. She is reckless and wild. This story will keep you awake reading all night. A MUST for all vampire novel lovers!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awful. Language. Typos, etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't usually bash a book, because its all in the readers opinion whether you like a book or not. But trying to read this book around all the typos and gramatical errors was so distracting it took away any enjoyment I might have gotten out of the story. For a book with all these rave reviews I was very disappointed. Purchase at your own risk.
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I have read all of the Sonia Blue series and fall in love with them over and over again!!!!
Adams1369 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this angle of how and what it is for the character to become and life as a vampire.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Collins has establshed a new vampire mythology, one based on disease. Her character is dark, morbid, divided and more akin to Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake than any of Rice's actual vampires. She's tough talking and street-wise, dirty, nasty and sexy. If you like Anne Rice, you might not like Collins. Rice is opulent and velvety, gold brocade and all that. This is the vampire punk revolution.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being an avid Anne Rice fan, my friend gave this book to me as a gift. She thought i would like it. It had a great idea, but the author didn't carry it along properly. It may be worth picking up, but don't expect to be overwhelmed. personally, i'd rather read The vampire lestat for the 3rd time.