Good morning. It’s been a very busy week what with promotions and preparing for the 5k Vampire run tonight at Fair Park in Dallas,TX. Enough excuses, let’s jump right in, shall we?
The Hunt, by Linell Jeppsen. This is one of those books you scratch your head and wonder why in the world it isn’t leading the pack. Linell places her novel in Washington State (long before Stephanie Myer did). She has a wonderful voice and paints a very dark, descriptive story in the fog shrouded forests of the Northwest. You can taste and feel the scenes. A brilliant work!
Bloodline I, by Drew D’Amoto is something different. This is more of a history of the development of vampires. The best part of the work is how it is a narrative. It provides the reader with a sense of sitting in and writing the autobiography of an active vampire. Very entertaining work. I believe there is a second one in the series. When time permits, I’ll be reading it.
Shrouds of Darkness, by Brock Deskins. This is a chilling tale. Instead of a Mexican cartel, we have a vampire cartel set up in the heart of the “Big Apple.” What happens when a Guardian uncovers the technological plot to control the world? Well, the action never stops. I suggest this to those who enjoy a good faced paced thriller.
Let's throw one in for the YA crowd. Don't want anyone to feel left out.
Bound by Blood, by Cynthia Eden. Another gripping tale for the younger crowd that like falling in love with vampire or werewolves. What makes this different is how our undead ones are forced to unite to fight the demons of hell. How's that for a plot line?
Bloodskies, by Steve Montano. I'll say this much, the descriptions in the book are at times phenomenal. Maybe a little overdone at times, but still, this is very dark,dark read. You will actually believe you are sloshing through the thick morbid landscape which was once planet Earth.
Dracula, by Bram Stoker. Enough said. He set the bar for the genre and writing style!
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UPDATE: We had a great time at the 5k run. No, I didn’t run one foot. Stayed and manned the booth with two great helpers. I would be walking around mingling with the folks and one of the helper decided to walk behind me with a poster over my head. It generated a lot of interest. Most thought the posters were a band. Nope, a book. A good time was had by all!
Stay tuned for upcoming events in Dallas. Will be doing another signing on May 25.
Have a great week!