The Bad Vampires strike again, but this time our Good Vampires have a secret weapon to make Ghost Toasties the much anticipated and hilarious fourth book in Karl Larew’s Good Vampire trilogy.
A spooky and spoofy good time! A rollicking mashup of Vampire Secret Agents, Egyptian mummies, roller skates, and -- breadsticks. Another wacky and fun read from Prof. Larew!
An intriguing version of the biblical story of Samson and Delilah ensues that lays the foundation for more political intrigue, betrayal and subterfuge, and plot twists in ancient Canaan.
Spanning almost a decade of Paul's life, this second installment of Larew's trilogy follows Paul from newlywed to war veteran. Military buffs and romance lovers alike will find much to love in this 20th century historical fiction novel.
In the summer of 1941, a ship approaches Honolulu. Watching on deck is young Army Lt. Paul Van Vliet, a 1936 graduate of Cornell University who then joined the US Army Signal Corps, in which he was trained in radar and radio/wire communications. WWII is well underway in Europe, and Japan has begun its imperial foraging for new territory in the Far East, but where will it stop? Could Japan envision an assault on US territories—or even the United States itself? Stepping up preparedness in Hawaii is underway. Karl Larew's excellent work of historical fiction starts with Paul Van Vliet's introduction to life and military duty in Hawaii. Paul's sister Dottie, married to pineapple and sugar plantation owner Sam Lauterbaugh, is delighted to have her younger brother so close and soon invites him to a dinner party. Paul is immediately attracted to another guest, Betty Lundstrom, wife of the often absent Navy Lt. Eric Lundstrom. The somewhat melancholy Betty is equally attracted to Paul. However, neither has any intention of a relationship beyond friendship based on a common interest in music and Paul's offer to give ukulele lessons to six-year-old Rosalie Lundstrom. On the duty side, Paul meets his superior officers, Capt. Bascom, as loose with his language as he is with his liquor, and Col. Tothill, very much the diplomat. Paul begins his assigned work—an assessment of what the Army Signal Corps in Hawaii might need to support a war in the Pacific. In the months [...]