Mere Mortals (Hardcover)
This hilarious, fresh take on a classic vampire tale follows a pair of hundred-year-old teenage vampires who are turned mortal and must face the greatest nightmare of all—high school.
Charlie and her brother, Reg, have been vampires for… a very long time. For a century, they enjoyed the glitz and glamour of life as members of the wealthiest vampire clan. But now, after one careless mistake, they’ve been expelled from the vampire community and dumped in the middle of Nowhere, Iowa to live as mortals.
Suddenly Charlie has to deal with zits, tears, and—worst of all—high school. But things start to change when she and Reg find a group of friends, including the deliciously good-looking Dexter. And though Charlie would give anything to be vampire again, she begins to appreciate some of the new experiences that humanity brings too.
But nothing could make them forget the life they’ve left behind. When they’re offered a second shot at immortality, Charlie is desperate to seize it. It’ll just mean a total betrayal of all her new friends, who will have their minds wiped of their memories of her. She can handle that if it means she can live forever… right?
Don’t miss this unique, laugh-out-loud funny novel by acclaimed author Erin Jade Lange!
Erin Jade Lange wrote award-winning contemporary young adult fiction for a decade before diving into the paranormal worlds that keep her up at night. As an only child, she spent a lot of time entertaining herself as a kid, usually surrounded by a pile of books. When she ran out of books to read, she started to write, and she never stopped. Erin grew up in the cornfields of northwestern Illinois, along the Mississippi River, in one of the few places it flows east to west. She now lives in the sunshine of Arizona with her husband and identical twin daughters who make her laugh out loud every day. Visit Erin online at www.erinjadelange.com.
"Charlie’s first-person narration is inviting and amusing." — Kirkus Reviews
"Lange (The Chaos of Now) deftly balances the siblings’ fish-out-of-water hijinks with the underlying drama and intrigue surrounding their former existences and Nowhere’s history, humorously subverting the classic vampire genre." — Publishers Weekly