Monday, April 1, 2013

An Intriguing New Vampire Series Has Caught Jackie's Eye


One moment can change your life forever. . . .

A chance encounter on a darkened street draws Violet Lee into a world beyond her wildest imaginings—a timeless place of vast elegance and immeasurable wealth, of beautiful mansions and lavish parties, where a decadent group of vampires lives for pleasure alone. A place from which there is no escape . . . no matter how hard Violet tries.

Because all the riches in the world can't mask the darkness that lies beneath the gilded surface, embodied in the charismatic but dangerous Kaspar Varn.

Violet and Kaspar surrender to a passion that transcends their separate worlds—but it's a passion that comes at a price.

Browse Inside the book HERE.

Jackie says:
"I am a vampire fan, and generally take a look at any books about them.  Most are not so great.  But this one, which I sincerely thought was a YA book (it's not), caught me by surprise.  I started reading it on the bus on my way to work--and missed my stop because I was enthralled from about page two onward.  This book is the beginning of a series, and it's going to be a good one.  This isn't your usual romance (also, now what I thought when I first looked at it)--there's tons of tense action and not a minor amount of gore.  It's set in a new and interesting world that lies parallel to this one, split into several dimensions.  It's also interesting to me that the author began writing this when she was 15, and sold it to HaprerCollins for six figures when she was 18.  They are calling her "the new Stephanie Meyer", but I really think, after reading this book, that she is much more creative and nuanced in her writing.  It will be interesting to follow her career over these next few years, certainly."

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