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Black Ambrosia

Unfortunately, Black Ambrosia is currently out of print. Search online and local used bookstores (Paperback 1986, Tor; Available in Spanish as El Elixir Negro by Ediciones Martinez Roca, Barcelona).

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Young Angelina Watson packs a backpack and heads out on her own, knowing that there is something a little bit different about her. Through her extraordinary travels and the strange things teenage girls can talk themselves into, Angelina believes herself to be a vampire. She willingly taps into the darkness that exists within each of us, embraces it, forges a lover's bond with it, and becomes one with it.

She is pursued by Boyd, an idealistic young man who can't decide if he loves her or hates her, and his obsession for doing "right" makes him a mirror of that for which he seeks.

Critics have said:

"One of the best books I've read this decade. A novel of considerable suspense."—Charles L. Grant

"Engstrom gets close to poetic Anne Rice territory here."—Fangoria

"Engstrom has written a story that draws you in with every horrible detail and then shocks you with a surprise ending."—Voya