Waiting on Wednesday (89) MOTHERLESS CHILD by Glen Hirshberg

WOW banner 2014 copyWaiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to check out the upcoming books we’re excited for! Click on over to Breaking the Spine to link up your own WOW post, or check out other bloggers’ picks. My pick this week is a vampire story that sounds extremely creepy:

Motherless ChildMotherless Child by Glen Hirshberg. Release date: May 13 2014 (Tor). You can’t tell from the cover that this is about vampires. Or single mothers. Or Southern horror. And I love that! This book was originally published by Earthling Publications in a limited edition, and now it will be available to a wider audience. Here’s what the story’s about (from Goodreads):

In his powerful novel, Motherless Child, Bram Stoker Award–nominee Glen Hirshberg, author of the International Horror Guild Award–winning American Morons, exposes the fallacy of the Twilight-style romantic vampire while capturing the heart of every reader.

It’s the thrill of a lifetime when Sophie and Natalie, single mothers living in a trailer park in North Carolina, meet their idol, the mysterious musician known only as “the Whistler.” Morning finds them covered with dried blood, their clothing shredded and their memories hazy. Things soon become horrifyingly clear: the Whistler is a vampire and Natalie and Sophie are his latest victims. The young women leave their babies with Natalie’s mother and hit the road, determined not to give in to their unnatural desires.

Hunger and desire make a powerful couple. So do the Whistler and his Mother, who are searching for Sophie and Natalie with the help of Twitter and the musician’s many fans. The violent, emotionally moving showdown between two who should be victims and two who should be monsters will leave readers gasping in fear and delight.


What do you think? Sounds good, right? What are you waiting on this week?

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Posted February 19, 2014 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 7 Comments


7 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (89) MOTHERLESS CHILD by Glen Hirshberg

  1. I wonder how this one completely escaped my radar! Apparently it was published by small press or self pubbed before being picked up by Tor? Ah whatever, just get on my reading list, book! 😀