Teenager Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is renowned. But his whole world is suddenly turned upside down on the night his best friends try to kill him.
Saved by a mysterious warrior, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters... read more
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
At fourteen, Nick Gautier thinks he knows everything about the world around him. Streetwise, tough and savvy, his quick sarcasm is the stuff of legends. . .until the night when his best friends try to kill him. Saved by a mysterious warrior who has more fighting skills than Chuck Norris, Nick is sucked into the realm of the Dark-Hunters: immortal vampire slayers who risk everything to save humanity.
Nick quickly learns that the human world is only a veil for a much larger and more dangerous one: a world where the captain of the football team is a werewolf and the girl he has a crush on goes out at night to stake the undead.
But before he can even learn the rules of this new world, his fellow students are turning into flesh eating zombies. And he’s next on the menu.
As if starting high school isn't hard enough. . .now Nick has to hide his new friends from his mom, his chainsaw from the principal, and keep the zombies and the demon Simi from eating his brains, all without getting grounded or suspended. How in the world is he supposed to do that?
“I am a socially awkward mandork.”Nick
“I'd tell you but then I'd have to eat you and since the Simi likes Nick, she don't wanna hurt him.”Simi
“He blinked like a girl and leaned against Ash's shoulder. 'Please don't hurt me, Ash. Please. I don't want to die while I'm still a virgin. At least let me get laid before you kill me - which according to my mom I can't do until I'm married and I can't do that until I finish college. So you have to wait a good ten years before you snuff me. Deal?'”Nick
“Ash shoved him back onto his side of the car. 'You're really not right, are you?'”Ash to Nick
“Yeah, I know. It's all the paint chips I ate as a kid. They were good, but chromosomally damaging.”Nick
“Well, when you chased me through Kyrian's house, I did wet my pants a bit. Guess, I'm not housebroken afterall. My mom will be so disappointed after all she went through to potty train me. But once you let me live ... your big mistake ... now I know you think I'm too cute and fluffy to kill.”Nick to Ash
“You two are 'special' friends.”Nick about Kyrian and Ash
“No. No. No. Definitely not. Not that Acheron is not an attractive man, not that I've really noticed whether or not he's attractive, but male is not my type.”Kyrian took a step away from Acheron
“I don't drown myself in Eau de Duck Urine or look for werewolves in the swamp, unlike some people you know.”Ash to Nick about Mark and Bubba
“Why you wearing those sunglasses inside when it's dark, Geek boy?”Nick to Ash
“'Cause no matter where I go, the sun is always shining on me.”Ash let fly a cocky grin
“Oh the horror. Guess I'll have to trade the piece of junk in and get a new one if that happens. By the way, don't breathe on the upholstery or I may have to gut you.”Ash to Nick when Nick said that he couldn't possibly touch Ash's Porsche 911 Turbo lest he leaves a fingerprint behind
“How can this be your car?”Nick to Ash
“Well, I wrote a really big check that didn't bounce to the dealer and then the most amazing thing happened... The salesman gave me the keys and let me take it home. It was like magic”Ash to Nick
“Only I'm allowed to be that sarcastic.”Nick gave Ash a peeved glare
“Sheez. My mom's a vegan. She grounded me for six months last summer when I ate a cheeseburger at McDonald's. Can you imagine how long she'd ground me for eating a person?”Jason
“I definitely want to be her chew toy.”Jason
“No offense, but I know what they do to good-looking guys in prison and I'm way too cute to be resisted.”Eric
““That which doesn’t kill us just requires a few centuries of therapy” “Yeah, and usually alot of tylenol””Caleb and Nick
“I also eat babies for breakfast and torure animals for fun. My therapist says that I'm making real progress though."”Caleb to Nick's mom
“"If it is our destiny to be hit by the train, we will be hit by the train. The only thing we can change is how the train turns us into a hamburger."”Nick "prolouge"
“"Too bad they dont disintegrate into dust, huh? I have to say I much prefer the monster who clean up after themselves."”Kyrian
“When Bubba repudiated you, you knew you were the poster child for weird."”Nick
“"it must be some mutant form of maternal bipolar. There was no other explanation for the frightening mood swings."”Nick
“Far be it from me to ever let my common sense get in the way of my stupidity. I say we press on."”Nick Gautier
“"Leave it to me to find the only book known to sass its owner." "What are you doing?" "At the moment, wishing I could burn a book."”Nick and Ian
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