Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow – Nancy A. Collins

White Wolf proudly announces the return of Sonja Blue, the powerful and intriguing vampiress chronicled in Sunglasses After Dark and In the Blood. This third novel in the popular series becomes available for the first time in this trade paperback omnibus collection containing all of the award-winning Sonja Blue novels in their entirety.

Midnight Blue: Sonja Blue Collection

Trouble’s brewing when Sonja Blue, vampire and vampire hunter, takes on the Kindred of the World of Darkness in a hair-raising, hell-raising carnage-filled crossover. Written as only Nancy Collins can, this novel promises to be a treat for World of Darkness aficionados and Collins fans alike.

A Dozen Black Roses (Vampire – the Masquerade)

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 Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow

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 Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow

Sunglasses After Dark, The Dark Side of the Rainbow

In her debut novel, Sunglasses After Dark (1989), no-nonsense nosferatu Sonja Blue is a punk vampire vigilante with a Clint Eastwood swagger who shows up the sensitive vampire antiheroes of most dark fantasy as refugees from a fern bar. The commanding figure she cuts in three follow-up novels is only occasionally on display in these seven short stories (three original to the volume), the majority of which read like outtakes from longer works. “Cold Turkey” actually was incorporated into the third novel, Paint It Black, but it offers a satisfying example of the series’ hard-boiled appeal with its chronicle of Sonja’s struggle to repress “the Other,” the ravenous vampire ego that lurks behind her omnipresent mirrorshades and terminally threatens her efforts at anonymous coexistence with humans. Other stories are less generous in imagination, overworking vampire rape imagery, yanking Sonja onstage belatedly to bat cleanup and, in the case of “Knifepoint,” avoiding her appearance altogether. At least one is near-perfect, though: “Vampire King of the Goth Chicks,” in which Sonja exposes a vampire faker in the Goth subculture, perfectly balances graveyard humor with Sonja’s self-conscious disgust with her own vampirism and her seething contempt for deluded vampire wannabes who think being undead is “all black leather, love bites, and tacky chrome jewelry.” Though Collins is in full command of her material and always makes the gore seem to matter, this book is only for Sonja’s blood simple fans.

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Dead Roses for a Blue Lady: A Sonja Blue Collection

Love and an Open Vein

Vampire and vampire-hunter Sonja Blue is back, taking out her rage on the demonic blood-drinkers who hide among the living. But her hunt is attracting attention: Morgan, the monster who remade her 20 years ago wants to bring his beloved daughter to heel, and Sonja has found her existence entwined with that of a mortal man. Part of her wants to love him, but when dealing with monsters such as she, where does love end and slavery begin? The answer is in the blood.

About the Author

Nancy A. Collins is the author of Sunglasses After Dark, Darkest Heart and Dead Roses for a Blue Lady. She is a past recipient of the Bram Stoker and British Fantasy Iecarus Awards, and was a nominee for the 2003 Stoker and International Horror Guild Awards.

In the Blood (Sonja Blue, Book 2)

Nancy Collins’ new addition to her vampire books is a complex tale of a female vampire that seems to have a split personality. Sonja Blue’s “inner demon” is a vampire that is ruthless and demands human blood and great sacrifice. This personality takes control, and Sonja dreams the events in nightmares that she discovers are real.

Darkest Heart