I am a huge fan of author Jessie Thomas, as evidenced by my review of her debut novel Baptism of Fire. Which I mercifully bought in paperback format on a whim without knowing the first thing about either book nor author.
This lady is just starting out in her author career, but in my opinion, she is an incredibly talented writer. Baptism of Fire is one of those books that gives you those deep-rooted, physical feelings whenever you read something terrible happening to the protagonist. The feelings that keep you up at night for days afterwards, because you just can’t cope with what happened to a completely fictional character.
Thankfully, my review caught her eye and I am now one of her ARC readers! Which brings me to another of Jessie’s books that I recently received in my inbox:
“A necromancer and a vampire walk into a cemetery…and if you’re wondering how this joke ends, that makes two of us.
I’m Seraphina Mason, Buffalo’s only resident necromancer. While other people are on normal sleep schedules doing regular human things, I spend my nights conjuring spirits, resurrecting the dead, and sometimes a bit of poltergeist removal, if you need it.
But I’m not even the most dangerous nocturnal creature lurking around the cemeteries.
That’s where vampire Nathaniel Caligari waltzes in–all devastating eternal beauty and brooding charm, ready to ruin my life. He’d rather have a wooden stake shoved through his chest than ask for my help, yet here we are. Turns out the bloodsucker has something of a heart after all because he’s desperate, fearing his missing son is dead.
Neither of us are excited about this, but I could really use the paycheck. So, we’re just going to have to set aside our petty insults and work together before this city buries his kid.
If we don’t kill each other first.”
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This book has caught me at the right time, because I’m about to release Valkyrie Cursed in a few months which also features a vampire love interest. I’m so in the mood for stories like this, right now!
As is normal for this author, the cover is gorgeous, and the blurb compelling. So, I’m guessing this will be as good a read as Baptism of Fire, which is exactly what the indie book world needs. To say I’m looking forward to this book is an understatement!
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