Tanya Huff’s supernatural fantasy Smoke series, with a gothic twist • Mix of ghostly mystery, paranormal horror, and dark humor • Lamba Award nominated
Fans of the X-Files and Twin Peaks will love acclaimed master of contemporary fantasy Tanya Huff’s twisted version of vampires, wizards, and TV terror.
When Tony Foster relocated to Vancouver with his vampire Henry Fitzroy, he knew it was his chance to get his act together. In an example of art echoing life, Tony landed a job as production assistant for the syndicated TV show Darkest Night, a series about a vampire detective. And except for his unrequited crush on the show’s handsome costar, Lee Nicholas, Tony was pretty content.
Until everything started to fall apart on the set.
It began with shadows—shadows where they didn’t belong, that almost had an existence of their own. Tony tried to ignore it—until he found Nikki Waugh’s body, and felt the shadow’s touch, and a stunt crash went wrong for no discernible reason—and Tony knew that he had to find out what was threatening everyone on the set.
Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic—an education she was happy to finally use while writing her recent Smoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the five—Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debt—featuring Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire are among the most popular.
Praise for the Smoke series:
"Fans of Buffy and the X-Files will cheer the latest exploits of Tony Foster, wizard-in-training.... An entertaining supernatural adventure with plenty of sex, violence, and sarcastic humor." —Publishers Weekly
"It's a wild romp, full of dark humor, a delightfully twisted version of the usual haunted house story." —Locus
"Huff is one of the best writers we have at contemporary fantasy, particularly with a supernatural twist." —Chronicle
"[Huff's] delightfully light touch lends a sense of timeliness to this effortlessly told fantasy mystery." —Library Journal
"This latest offering is just as gothic and horror-filled as its prequel. The conversational writing is a pleasure.... Huff continues to add many details of filming and life on the set of a television show while maintaining suspense." —VOYA
"Lots of action and amusing show-biz detail keep things moving for a fun dark-fantasy adventure." —Locus
"[A] talent for creating believable suspense out of the most improbably circumstances. Vibrant characters and tongue-in-cheek portrayal of current TV trends make this a strong addition to most fantasy or horror collections." —Library Journal
"Huff writes a spellbinding, fascinating tale that fans of Laurell K. Hamilton and Jim Butcher will enjoy." —Midwest Book Review