Individual Author Record
Name: Laura L EnrightPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Audience: Adult; Born:
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-- Website -- http://www.laura-enright.com/contact-me.html
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Illinois ConnectionEnright grew up and went to school in the Chicago area. She lives in a suburb just outside of Chicago.
Biographical and Professional InformationLaura L. Enright works for the North Shore editions of Pioneer Press newspapers and is author of Chicago’s Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities (Potomac Books, Inc., 2005). She is currently working on her fourth novel in a vampire series.
- The Chicago Vampire Series:
- Chicago's Most Wanted(TM): The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities , Potomic Books, 2005
- To Touch the Sun, CreateSpace,2014
- Ujaali, CreateSpace, 2015
- Vampires' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities , Potomic Books, 2011
Titles At Your Library
Chicago's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities
ISBN: 1574887858 Potomac Books. 2005
Established less than 200 years ago, Chicago has seen a lot of living in that short span of time. Burned to the ground early on, it’s been frozen and just recently flooded. Tucked away in the Midwest, it still rivals both coasts with its food, entertainment, and cultural venues. Chicago’s Most Wanted™: The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities takes you on a tour of that toddlin’ town with dozens of top-ten lists containing memorable minutiae and delightful details. Laura L. Enright will blow you away with this collection of amusing and amazing facts about the Windy City. One would be hard-pressed to decide what Chicago is most famous for. Is it disasters, such as the Great Chicago Fire? Or perhaps gangsters are its calling card, with Al Capone at the head? Maybe it’s the politics, with “Hizzoner, da Mayor” and stories of votes coming from the dead. Or do sports come to mind first, like the Cubs’ dismal failures―some say due to a decades-old curse―and the glory days of da Bulls and da Bears? Whatever it is that makes Chicago, it’s in Chicago’s Most Wanted™. The famous and the infamous, festivals and food, blues and jazz, and so much more are all included in this collection of fascinating and often humorous trivia tidbits. Frank Sinatra rhapsodized that Chicago “won’t let you down,” and neither will Laura L. Enright’s Chicago’s Most Wanted™!
Vampires' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities
ISBN: 1597976784 Potomac Books. 2011
Although the word "vampire" was not introduced until the eighteenth century, variations of this hemo-craving creature have existed since long before the Christian era. Almost every civilization had a demon or spirit―often a god or goddess―whose bloodlust complicated things for the general populace. But sometimes it’s not all about the blood. Modern vampire tales have stronger-willed and less traditional beings at their core: beings who strive to coexist with mortals by drinking synthetic blood, like True Blood’s Bill Compton, or who sparkle in the daylight instead of disintegrating, like Twilight’s Edward Cullen. Plus, these guys are way easier on the eyes than the more old-school vampires out there, especially filmmaker F. W. Murnau’s infamous Nosferatu, a terrifying vampire in dire need of a manicure.Regardless of time, place, and blood type, Laura Enright cordially invites you into the dark underworld of the vampire. She sheds light (but not too much) on this captivating, age-defying creature by exploring topics ranging from the powers it can possess to what will kill it―for good. With close to thirty top-ten lists brimming with gore and fang-tastic facts, Vampires’ Most Wanted™ is sure to provide the reader with a biting good time.
To Touch The Sun (Chicago Vampire )
ISBN: 149474080X CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2014 Narain Khan was 25 when he left his native India to fight in the trenches of the Western Front during WWI. It was his hope that he could stay on after the war to pursue his dream of studying the culinary arts and becoming a world class chef. Instead, he fell to shrapnel amidst the carnage of that bitter war. Carnage which, when darkness fell, attracted something terrifying: A roaming pack of feral vampires–mindless feeders–who fell upon the soldiers left wounded and dying in No Man’s Land. Attacked by the ferals, Narain was transformed into the other type of vampire: A sentient capable of moving about in society with only a few restrictions and able to feed without killing the host. Present Day: Chicago, U.S. After the death of his long-term partner and food source Sophie from cancer, Narain, now a successful chef and businessman, albeit with an unusual set of problems that make life in "normal" society difficult, has reached a crossroads in his life as a sentient vampire. His growing attraction to Cassie Lambert, a scientist with an unexpected link to his past, the re-emergence of Reginald Jameson, his old captain in WWI and now a sadistic predator who shares the night with Narain, and a new, terrifying breed of vampire Boris, a monster who destroys everything in his path. All these events will conspire to drag Narain into a climactic struggle. A struggle against everything he holds dear, against himself, against Jameson, Boris and the forces that will stop at nothing to discover the secret Cassie has learned about the nature of Vampirism. A struggle that will show Narain that to defeat the real monsters, he will have to embrace what he is and awaken the beast within. That to touch the sun, he will have to risk being burned up in its fury... *** "To Touch The Sun" is the debut novel by US author Laura Enright
Ujaali (The Chicago Vampires)
ISBN: 1517685249 CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2015 After the events of To Touch the Sun, Book One in the Chicago Vampire Series, Narain Khan is finding his life returning to normal—or as normal as life can be for the chef and owner of one of Chicago’s premiere restaurants who also happens to be a vampire. And yet, as the romance deepens between him and microbiologist Cassie Lambert, and investors approach he and business partner Dom Amato to open a London restaurant, Narain can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming. Something he’ll be totally unprepared to deal with. Indeed, something terrible does come as the consequences of a careless action taken decades ago come back to haunt him. It forces him to lie to Dom, a friend he’s never lied to before, and puts at risk the relationship he’s built with Cassie after a blackout causes him to do the unthinkable one night. To save those he loves, victims of his mistake, Narain must turn to his greatest nemesis for help and agree to the harsh terms that Reg Jameson is only too glad to put forth.
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Chicago’s Most Wanted Program
Chicago, when told it couldn’t do something, went ahead and did it anyway. Far from a toddling town, it was, is, a charging town, meeting challenges head on, losing big and winning bigger. From sports to gangsters to ghosts, Enright presents amazing facts from her book ''Chicago’s Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters and Windy City Oddities'' (All ages; 60+ min; $150 with permission to sell books).Vampires: From Ancient Bogeymen to Romantic Heroes ProgramOnce the sum of all our fears, the vampire has retained an allure and evolved to fit today’s fantasies. Enright, author of Vampires’ Most Wanted: The Top Ten Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers and Other Undead Oddities and To Touch the Sun, the first book in her Chicago-set vampire series, discusses vampires in legend, literature, and media. (All ages; 60 min; $150 with permission to sell books)