Vampire Memories #5 - Ghosts of Memories

Praise for the Vampire Memories Series

In Memories We Fear

 

“[A] fantastic blend of urban fantasy and gothic vampires. Dark, vivid, and captivating—this series is a must for fans of the vampire subgenre.”

—SciFiChick.com

 

“With plenty of action, the novel is a thriller and will please many vampire fans.”

—SFRevu

 


In Memories We Fear
is an engaging tale, delving deeply into the idea that every monster has some shred of humanity left and deserves a chance at redemption.”

—Owlcat Mountain

 

Memories of Envy

 

“Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy. Their motives and interactions are thoroughly convincing. The series can be enjoyed as single novels or an ongoing story.”


Booklist

 

“Dramatic…. Part soap opera, part supernatural thriller, Hendee’s series will satisfy readers looking for blood-soaked pathos.”


Publishers Weekly

 

“A real page-turner. The characters really came to life for me…. I hope they’re around for many books to come.”

—Fresh Fiction

 

Hunting Memories

 

“A gripping tale. The action moves the story along while the characters, with their skills and secrets, keep the reader’s full attention.
Hunting Memories
is a must read in the series, and it provides many answers in the overall story line. I’ll be looking forward to the next book in the Vampire Memories.”

—Darque Reviews

 

“One of the year’s better vampire novels, what with realistic characters, including ghosts and vampires who have plausible problems; an intriguing, if standard, plot; historical literacy; and a style of writing that encourages turning pages. Both fantasy and romance fans should enjoy Hendee’s commendable effort.”


Booklist

 

“Filled with action, a bit of politics, and plenty of character-building interactions, this is a strong addition to the series…. Those looking for an alternative to Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews won’t be disappointed with Hendee’s newest series.”

—Monsters and Critics

 

“An enjoyable and creative (not just of new vampires) cocktail cleverly blending urban fantasy mixed with strong horror elements…a thriller of a vampire tale.”


Midwest Book Review

 

“Barb Hendee…knows her vampires.”

—BSCreview

 

Blood Memories

 

“A satisfying story line coupled with engaging characters, fast action, and a hint of things to come, make this a winner.”

—Monsters and Critics

 

“A good vampire story for the Halloween holiday, the story is fast-paced and intriguing.”


News and Sentinel
(Parkersburg, WV)

 

“Well written…a fascinating tale with wonderful characters and delicious villains who solicit the readers into loathing them. The story line is character-driven, although there is plenty of action throughout…. The vampire subgenre will enjoy this work as an exhilarating tale of death visiting the undead.”

—SFRevu

 

“A terrific vampire stand-alone thriller that fans will enjoy… The story is filled with action, but also contains a strong cast who ensure vampirism in the Northwest seems real…. The heroine especially is an intriguing person…. This [is] a fine tale that the vampire crowd will appreciate.”


Midwest Book Review

 

“Intriguing…. Ms. Hendee’s fans will be gratified to know she writes just as well on her own as she does in tandem.”

—Huntress Book Reviews

 

“A blend of fantasy and horror mixed with the story of one young woman’s path to independence and true knowledge of self,
Blood Memories
is a unique story guaranteed to intrigue…. Readers won’t be able to resist Eleisha’s charm…. If you enjoyed
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
but were far more interested in where the older vamps came from than in the human heroine herself, this story should certainly catch your fancy. Cunning, stealth, guile, sheer evil, and a surprising amount of goodness make all of these characters alive and unique. A story line that travels from modern-day Portland, Oregon, to England in the 1800s adds interest as well. If you like vampires, then you’re certain to enjoy Eleisha’s story. Don’t miss
Blood Memories
, the first in what promises to be a fantastic new series.”

—Romance Reviews Today

 

“I personally liked
Blood Memories
quite a bit. I am pleased to say that it is in no way a
Buffy
clone, nor is it anything like the goofy paranormal romances that turn vampires into some kind of harmless nonmonster with strange eating habits. I like how Hendee explores the personalities of her characters.

—Fantasy & Sci-Fi Lovin’ Book Reviews

 

“An engrossing tale of vampire death and evolution.”

—Patricia’s Vampire Notes

 

By Barb Hendee

 

The Vampire Memories Series

Blood Memories

Hunting Memories

Memories of Envy

In Memories We Fear

Ghosts of Memories

By Barb and J. C. Hendee

 

The Noble Dead Saga—Series One

Dhampir

Thief of Lives

Sister of the Dead

Traitor to the Blood

Rebel Fay

Child of a Dead God

 

The Noble Dead Saga—Series Two

In Shade and Shadow

Through Stone and Sea

Of Truth and Beasts

 

The Noble Dead Saga—Series Three

Between Their Worlds

G
HOSTS
O
F
M
EMORIES

A VAMPIRE MEMORIES NOVEL

 

B
ARB
H
ENDEE

 

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First Printing, October 2012

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ISBN: 978-1-101-59678-4

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ALWAYS LEARNING

PEARSON

Table of Contents

 

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Epilogue

chapter one

 

P
ORTLAND
, O
REGON
, E
ARLY
S
PRING

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