The Ethical Vampire Series
"…the year's most intriguing fiction debut to date." The Ft. Myers News-Press
"Award-winning author Susan Hubbard explores a strange, dark world…." The Tucson Citizen
"Hubbard (Walking on Ice) delineates Ari's world of innocent and uncertain adolescence with uncommon poignance and forgoes sensationalism for sensitivity…." Publishers Weekly
"Florida author Hubbard offers a surprising twist on this trend: a vampire tale that reads more like a subtle family drama." The Arizona Republic
"A triumph of modern gothic storytelling . . . . the most unusual coming of age story you'll ever read." Carolyn Parkhurst, author of The Dogs of Babel
"If you are looking for an alternative to Twilight, I'd strongly encourage you to check out Susan Hubbard's series. These books present vampires without all the shirtless flexing.
Hubbard, a professor of English at the University of Central Florida, has proven that a novel can be entertaining and literary at the same time. Her gift for language is reflected on every page with her fluid descriptions of places, thoughts, and feelings that never seem to get bogged down by cliche or overly flowery prose. And yet she still manages to present complex stories with intriguing characters without mixing High School Musical and the supernatural...."
--Brian Fitzpatrick, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER July 26
"Anyone still lingering under the misconception that academics can't compete in the majors would be well advised to pick up either of Hubbard's novels, which combine the creepiness of Stephen King with the acute social commentary of the Beats, Philip K. Dick and Don Delillo. It's a heady mix; then again, so is our society today."
Jay MacDonald, News-Press.com
"If you ever want to hide from the world, live in a small city, where everyone seems anonymous." That's the advice of 12-year-old Ariella Montero, who lives with her father in a house in Saratoga Springs NY—a house haunted more by secrets than by memories.
But in her thirteenth year, Ariella is pulled into a whirlpool of events threatening her anonymity and her life. She tries to run away—to Asheville, to Savannah, and later to Florida—only to confront new, darker aspects of her own nature. Eventually she finds her mother, and learns the truth: Ariella is a fledgling member of The Society of S.
'S' stands for Sangunist: a sect of environmentalists concerned with ethics and human rights--although they happen to be vampires. 'S' also stands for synesthete: a person able to see words and letters in colors. The letter S is lucky for Sara, Ariella's mother, who gravitates to cities such as Savannah and Sarasota. But will it be lucky for Ariella?
Susan Hubbard's novel is an intricate literary mystery that raises provocative questions about the way we live now. Ariella's voice will lure you into a world where you'll meet the others among us: vampires who cope with their special nature and need for blood in a variety of ways, ranging from the savage to the mundane to the scientific. An award-winning storyteller, Susan Hubbard reinvents vampire lore and legend, questioning clichés of good and evil and imagining new incarnations of the monsters that sleep within us.
Reader, as you open these pages, prepare to be charmed, territfied, and amazed by the wondrous world of The Sanquinist's Daughter.