The Tear Collector

By Patrick Jones

Fans of city fable may still organize for a brand new form of vampire–one that feeds off of tears rather than blood. Descended from an historic line of creatures that achieve their power from human tears, Cassandra grey is determined by human sorrow to reside. in basic terms Cass has grown uninterested in residing this lifestyles and desires to reside like a human, in particular now that she's met an individual worthy combating for.

Show description

Preview of The Tear Collector PDF

Best Urban Fantasy books

Black Magic Sanction (Hollows)

“I wouldn’t leave out a Kim Harrison e-book for something. ”—Charlaine Harris, writer of the Sookie Stackhouse novels Black Magic Sanction is the main advanced and emotionally charged experience but in writer Kim Harrison’s big apple instances bestselling sequence that includes bounty hunter-witch Rachel Morgan.  A spellbinding tale set once more Cleveland’s vampire, demon, and different supernatural beings-infested Hollows, Black Magic Sanction has the intrepid Rachel trapped in a life-or-death conflict opposed to her personal type in a sensational city fable that exhibits why Kim Harrison deservedly stands within the famous person ranks along Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, and Laurell ok.

Devil Said Bang: A Sandman Slim Novel

Richard Kadrey’s Sandman Slim—aka James Stark—is, conveniently, the most outrageous uber-anti-heroes ever to kick severe butt in this or the other international or size. In his earlier 3 adventures—Sandman narrow, Kill the useless, and Aloha from Hell—Stark has fled Hell for California, taken on angels, demons, outlaw bikers, zombies, covert executive operatives, and all demeanour of monsters, whereas saving humankind from overall annihilation on various events.

The Getaway God: A Sandman Slim Novel

Sandman slender needs to retailer himself—and the whole world—from the wrath of a few enraged and vengeful historical gods during this 6th high-octane event within the manhattan instances bestselling sequence. Being a half-human, half-angel nephilim with a foul rep and a worse attitude—not to say briefly enjoying Lucifer—James Stark aka Sandman slender has made a number of enemies.

Dark Moon: A Wereling Novel

A couple of brief months in the past, Trey Laporte realized the inside track that might swap him eternally: he's a werewolf, and the evil vampire Caliban wishes him useless. The hazard turns into actual whilst Caliban assaults Trey's mentor, Lucien Charron, and leaves him battling for his lifestyles. Gwendolin, a depraved sorceress, holds the one key to saving Lucien.

Additional resources for The Tear Collector

Show sample text content

It’s like they’re nonetheless expecting her to stroll within the door. They’re caught on degree one: denial. “This is my boyfriend, Scott,” I say proudly, loving how these 5 phrases sound jointly. “Any pal of Cassandra’s is welcome the following. great to satisfy you, Scott,” Mrs. Berry says, then ushers us into the home. “John remains to be at paintings. He wishes his paintings now greater than ever. ” “I understand,” Scott says. and that i comprehend he does. Loss creates new connections. “I’m now not operating correct now,” she volunteers as Scott and that i sit. “I’m spending as a lot time as i will be able to at domestic with Becca. i need to cherish each minute that i've got along with her. ” “How is she doing? ” I ask. “I’m sorry I haven’t been the following extra. ” “It’s been difficult on her,” Mrs. Berry says. “Her spirit is robust whether her physique is transforming into weaker each day. ” “How are you doing? ” I ask, virtually in a whisper. “Is there something i will do? ” “It’s challenging, Cassandra,” she says, very slowly. “It used to be simply this kind of surprise. With Becca, we all know what's coming, yet that also doesn’t make it any more uncomplicated. ” I lean nearer. My fingers achieve out to her, no longer into my again pocket. I left Veronica’s handkerchief at domestic. no matter what tears I take could be simply enough to outlive till i locate power to take a existence and remodel myself. Mrs. Berry pulls herself jointly, then says, “It’s simply so not easy. ” “Mrs. Berry, if it have been effortless, it wouldn’t be love,” I say to her, yet I’m taking a look at Scott. I be mindful his phrases from that first time we talked, and that i take into consideration how they’ve come actual. but, to suppose absolutely human love, i do know that i have to nonetheless do anything very demanding to an individual very susceptible. Silence invades the room; thoughts of Robyn assault my brain. i think like crying, which I’ve constantly desired to do, yet cease myself. Mrs. Berry doesn’t desire my tears and that i don’t wish hers. “Scott, come support me repair iced tea for the 2 of you,” she says, then rises. “Cassandra, why don’t you pass glance in on Becca. perhaps she’s conscious now. She’ll are looking to see you. ” “Sure thing,” I say. Scott supplies me a gentle kiss at the cheek. He is going into the kitchen with Mrs. Berry, whereas i am going upstairs. It’s silly, yet with quite a few toes and seconds among us, i think a feeling of separation from Scott. It proves we belong jointly, now and eternally. As I stroll upstairs, it’s as though every one step is the beat of a drum. i need to be with Scott; i would like to be a human. i need to survive love, now not on tears. To be human, i have to take a human lifestyles. Becca’s asleep, and my beginning the door doesn’t swap that truth. Becca’s close to loss of life, perhaps six months to stay, yet i may open a door for myself and alter that truth. Robyn desired to alternate her lifestyles for Becca, however it won't figure out that approach. in its place, Becca may exchange what’s left of her existence for me. inside me, Becca might, in a feeling, survive. I’d be honoring Robyn, I’d be supporting Becca, yet regularly I’m simply attempting to persuade myself. My humanness grows deeper; even considering this motion overwhelms me with guilt. The guilt is compounded by means of Becca’s innocence and the purity of her courageous fight this earlier 12 months and a part.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 35 votes