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Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch

Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch

The Salem Branch

Dark Shadows (Volume 2)

Lara Parker

Tor Books

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In Dark Shadows: The Salem Branch Barnabas Collins, the vampire hero of the series, has recently become a human again through the efforts of his devoted descendent Dr. Julia Hoffman and is living in current day Collinsport, Maine trying to adjust to normal life. Although engaged to marry Dr. Hoffman, he falls in love with a mysterious woman named Antoinette who has bought the ruins of "the old house" on the Collins estate and is restoring it while living with a band of hippies in the woods. Antoinette settled in the area because her daughter is being treated in a nearby mental hospital. Her daughter suffers from flashbacks to her previous incarnation as Miranda du Val who was burned as a witch in the Salem witch trials. One of the judges who condemned her to death was a Collins—Barnabas's ancestor. Barnabas is desperate to win Antoinette's love and to protect her and her daughter from the new vampire that he suspects is attacking the inhabitants of Collinsport.

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Chapter One

Collinsport—1971

The Bentley throbbed down the dark road through a long corridor of overhanging trees. Wet with a late evening rain, the pavement mirrored the headlights and sucked the speeding vehicle into a whirlwind...

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“Inspired by the 1970s television show Dark Shadows, Parker writes a layered story that catalogues not only Collins' marital misgivings after falling for mysterious flower child Antoinette but also a large subplot dealing with one of Collins' ancestors during the infamous Salem witch trials.” —Cinescape.com

“Fans of Dark Shadows have long awaited this second book by Parker. Parker has done her research. She takes us effortlessly from Collinsport in 1971 to Salem Village in 1692 and does a wonderful job of capturing the history of both periods. Her spellbinding plot and descriptive prose will please those who love a supernatural romance. She has captured the characters, the dialogue and the spirit of the show perfectly.” —RT Book Reviews

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Lara Parker

LARA PARKER, who played the role of Angelique on Dark Shadows, lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with her husband and daughter.

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