By Harrison Geillor, Night Shade Books, 286 pages – Twilight Comes for This Small Town –

When Bonnie Greyduck meets the brooding and beautiful Edwin Sullen, she knows her life will never be the same. Upon discovering his secret (psst: he’s a vampire), she is even more attracted to him and his stunning family. From the author who wrote The Zombies of Lake Woebegotten comes a new story set in a small town in Minnesota, and this time it is filled with vampires and were-animals. The Twilight of Lake Woebegotten by Harrison Geillor hilariously spoofs Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series and Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion radio show. The plot closely follows that of Meyer’s first book but adds its own flare. Bonnie Greyduck isn’t merely the ordinary, slightly clumsy, easily distracted girl she seems to be. There is a monster personality lurking close to the surface. Can Edwin Sullen handle what Bonnie is hiding? A narrator supplements Bonnie’s first person narrative with additional plot-thickening tidbits. Pastor Inkfist (the new high school guidance counselor) and Father Edsel (chairman of the Interfaith Vampire Slayers) join in on the fun. Don’t forget hunky Joachim Noir from the local Indian reservation with an eye on Bonnie and a secret of his own. You’ll laugh, you’ll snicker, you’ll guffaw…guaranteed.

Kathryn Franklin