It still blows my mind that I’m an urban fantasy author who hasn’t read any Bella Forrest books yet.
I’m putting it down to a really long stint of reading either unknown or lesser known indie authors or household names. Somehow, I’ve completely missed out on the best-selling indie authors in my genre. Now that I’m committed to becoming a full-time author, that has to change immediately.
As well as all of Bella Forrest’s books, I’ve decided to start reading the books of Ilona Andrews and Nalini Singh. These guys are power-houses of the indie publishing world in urban fantasy!
To kick things off, I’ve selected Darklight by Bella Forrest:
“Vampires don’t exist. At least, not anymore…”
I celebrated when vampires were declared extinct.
Those beasts had preyed on humanity for millennia, committing senseless, brutal murders. Like the rest of my colleagues at the Occult Bureau, I looked forward to a world where we could all sleep at night—where constant cover-up jobs were no longer required to keep the public calm and unaware.
But the end of vampires wasn’t the end of our problems. It was only the beginning.
Other blood-sucking creatures began to lurk in the night. As soon as I turned twenty-one, I became a ground agent at the Bureau because I wanted—no, needed—to join the fight.
And then Dorian Clave burst into my life—turning everything I thought I knew into quicksand. Vampires like him were killers who devoured humanity’s inner darkness until shadows danced beneath their skin. Yet there was more to him than that.
He showed me that light cannot exist without the dark, and that trying to fight this balance would have consequences our human minds couldn’t even comprehend.
Because sometimes darkness needs to exist.“
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Vampires as an endangered species is a really interesting take, seeing as most vampire series have them either threatening to take over the world or hiding for the sake of humanity.
I haven’t actually bought this book yet because my book budget is woefully small this month. Thank goodness payday is just on the horizon. Hopefully I’ll have a little more to spend on filling up my e-book with these indie bestsellers.
It’s still crazy to me that we’re fast approaching September, this year couldn’t have gone quicker if it tried. But 2021 is going to be an exciting year – hopefully the year that my author career really steps up, fingers crossed!
In the meantime, I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in to the books of the pros of urban fantasy!
Thanks for reading!