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Twilight for smart people. The story of Mr. Glass, a lonely art lover who just happens to be a 1,000-year-old vampire, searching for a reason to believe the impossible, that God truly exists. A supernatural combination of Silas Marner and the End of the Affair.
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Words: 72,890
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476233086
About Kat Thomas

A popular word for describing Kat Thomas is Renaissance Woman (which just means Kat’s lucky enough to be blessed with the belief she can do anything that she puts her mind to).

A Storyteller: she’s written SFUMATO, an existential vampire novel, MAGIC LITTLE PILLS, a comedy screenplay set in a pyramid scheme, and UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, a screwball comedy screenplay set on the world's longest international flight. She is also the illustrator and writer of the internationally selling grown-ups coloring book guide to the world of stripping: THE HAPPIEST STRIPPER.

A Burlesque Dancer (Kitty Kat DeMille) and producer with Do Right industries (PIN-UPS ON TOUR, WORKIN' THE TEASE, and THE GREEN LIGHT DISTRICT). She has performed in 29 states nationwide at venues including: including the Sundance Film Festival, the Beverly Hills Hilton, the El Cid in Los Angeles, The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, LA Fashion Week, Dantes in Portland, The Hustler Club in Las Vegas, and the clubs of Bourbon Street in New Orleans Her work has be featured in media such as: E Online, The Huffington Post, Idiotest, The Daily Mail, LA Weekly, Thrillist, Buzzfeed, Wifey.tv, We Are Mighty, Time Warner Cable, & local ABC & NBC affiliates, She is also the co-host of Workin The Tease’s BETTER THAN SEX which focuses on interesting stories about sex and sexiness on the She is also the illustrator and writer of the internationally selling grown-ups coloring book guide to the world of stripping: The Happiest Stripper.

A Do-Gooder: Through her work with DO RIGHT INDUSTRIES she has helped raised raised over $50,000 in free veteran tickets and monetary donations to non-profits such as AmVets, Heels for Combat Boots, Pin-Ups for Vets, Grow For Vets, American Legion posts and VFW posts with her work with Pin-Ups On Tour. She has aiding in raising close to $23,00 between funds raised and donated tickets to Planned Parenthood employees through Workin' The Tease's #StripForPP burlesque fundraisers in Los Angeles and Portland.

At the moment Kat is editor in chief of the food and travel blog EDIBLE SKINNY (which she's been doing for 5 years), a sitcom about the Weed Industry, a comedy screenplay about DUIs, and trying to someday get sleep more....

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Review by: davidtillinger on May 17, 2014 : (no rating)
Just finished this book and was very impressed with it. First off, the description of Twilight for Smart People is probably a bit of a misnomer. There isn't a love triangle or any of the other cliches the Twilight series or its offspring indulge in. Its more like a smart person looks at Twilight and the Vampire myth and dissects it.

The reason for this is that the story is told by a very jaded vampire, Mr. Glass. He is as far from the angst ridden Edward Cullen as one can get. He's an unrepentant villain in every sense of the word. The fact that Ms. Thomas does not choose to redeem him is one of the book's strengths.

His views on the various cliches are pointed and very accurate. Its through his yes that we see the world & the vampire myth and that makes the book unique. This is not to say that some of the vampire cliches are not in the book, they are just interpreted differently. One notable example is how the book portrays the standard vampire as an irresistable lover trope. The way it's presented is both brutal and strangely inviting.

Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in vampires, philosophy and just good writing in general.
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Review by: Kelly Thomas on July 14, 2013 :
Sfumato is a uniquely bold story about the existential struggle between light and dark and how unexpected experiences and emotions illuminate the deepest corners of the soul. Thomas’ quick-witted intellectualism and brutal honesty have created charismatically flawed characters that hold you tight in their wrestle with identity. Mr. Glass’ unapologetic and keen observations of what time does to a soul, act as a mirror for the reader, showing us all that life is a sea saw of pain and beauty. Sfumato is a courageous literary conquest, that challenges form and philosophy and thematically begs the question: why are we here and what are we fighting for. – Kelly Grace Thomas, author of The Travis Bannister Conflict
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