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Last Breath

Author:Rachel Caine
Synopsis:

With her boss preoccupied researching the Founder Houses in Morganville, student Claire Danvers is left to her own devices when she learns that three vampires have vanished without a trace.
She soon discovers that the last person seen with one of the missing vampires is someone new to town-a mysterious individual named Magnus.
After an uneasy encounter with Morganville's latest resident, Claire is certain Magnus isn't merely human.
But is he a vampire-or something else entirely?

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    THE MORGANVIKLKLE VAMPIRES NOVEKLS


    Glass Houses

    The Dead Girls’ Dance

    Midnight Alley

    Feast of Fools

    Lord of Misrule

    Carpe Corpus

    Fade Out

    Kiss of Death

    Ghost Town

    Bite Club

    Last Breath

    AUTHOR’S NOTE


    If you’re new to the Morganville Vampires series, welcome!

    And sorry, because it’s Book 11, and you may be kicking yourself right about now, but don’t worry. I’ll catch you up quickly once you start to read.

    For those faithful Morganville Residents who’ve been with me the whole way, I’m trying something new this time—an extension of what I started in Book 10, Bite Club. So in the pages of Last Breath, you’ll venture out of Claire’s point of view (the typical way the other Morganville novels have been told), although you’ll stay with her for the majority of this book as well. But you’ll get to view the story from a few other important perspectives: those of Amelie, Shane, Michael, and Eve.

    So just make sure to look at the header at the top of each chapter to know from whose perspective you’re about to read. Each point of view comes with its own chapter.

    Thank you for coming along on the ride, and I hope you enjoy Last Breath!

    And yes . . . there is a Book 12.

    And no, I won’t tell you what happens. Yet.

     INTRODUCTION


    WELCOME TO MORGANVILLE. You must be new here. That’s fine; we welcome new blood to our town . . . but you need to know the rules. Don’t stay out after dark. Don’t break our laws. And, whatever you do, don’t get on the bad side of the vampires.

    Yes, vampires—we said it and we meant it. They’re everywhere in this town . . . and they’re the people you’d least suspect. But most of them just want to live their lives in peace. Oh, there are a few troublemakers—aren’t there always?—but Morganville is all about harmony and cooperation. Theoretically.

    You’ll probably need to find yourself a vampire Protector. That means one who’ll ensure the safety of you and your family, for the low, low price of a percentage of your income and regular donations at the blood bank in his or her name.

    If you don’t want to go with a Protector, well, it’s your funeral. Some have done it, sure. But most aren’t around to endorse the practice, if you get my drift. Talk to the residents of the Glass House: Claire, Shane, Michael, and Eve. They’ll tell you all about your chances of survival.

    And remember: welcome to Morganville! You’ll never want to leave.

    And even if you want to . . . well, you can’t. Sorry about that.