Clarkston, Georgia: White Wolf Publishing, 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on the half title, 8vo, navy blue quarter cloth with silver "label" and skull logo & contrastive lettering on spine over deep blue boards, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (not clipped) of a young woman licking blood off a knife by Bradstreet, Goleash, & Prahler, deep blue endpapers, 237 pages +  pictorial ads. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #3138
Nancy A. Collins (born 1959) is a bestselling United States horror fiction writer best known for her series of vampire novels featuring her character Sonja Blue. Collins has also written for comic books, including the Swamp Thing series. She has also won several Bram Stoker awards.
A DOZEN BLACK ROSES is #4 in the Sonja Blue series.Welcome to Deadtown, capital of the nation's undead. Here, the only humans you will meet are the misfits of American society, surrounded by a legion of gangbangers and their vampire bosses. Collins (Dark Destiny: Proprietors of Fate, White Wolf, 1996) is a master at bringing the ancient vampire myth slamming into the 20th century. In her latest novel, a powerful younger vampire, Esher, is plotting to overthrow Deadtown's established ruler, Sinjon, and become the new crime boss in town. As the two vampires vie for control of the city, they are unaware that they have something much more deadly to fear than each other. Enter Sonja Black, any vampire's worst nightmare, dressed in steel-tipped boots and a leather jacket. She has an unquenchable thirst for blood, but she's not after humans. Trapped between the world of the living and the undead, she has sworn to make the vampires pay for trying to make her one of them. Assisted by an aging hippie and his five-year-old sidekick, she plans to destroy both Esher and Sinjon and their bands of loyal bloodsuckers. Sonja leaves a wake of destruction in her path, and it looks as if even Deadtown may not survive her. This book is not for the squeamish, as gore and guts fly through the pages, thanks to Collins's graphic descriptions. It is recommended, however, for libraries with vampire collections.-Erin Cassin, "Library Journal"