I’ve got no outside promo booked for today, so you get a Throwback Thursday post from me instead! We’re not going too far back—just a bit over a year—but since a fresh 5-star review just came to my attention, this seems like a good one to feature.
Linda at Paranormal Romance Guild reviewed The Recruit on August 1. You can follow the link to read the whole thing. Here’s the bottom line:
“This was such a unique take on vampires, they can be in the sun, they use blood from a blood bank, they only recruit those that are dying and they stay together as a family. Short but wonderful.”
Here’s a short excerpt from The Recruit. For context. Albert (a vampire faction leader) has approached Phillip (a human with only a week or two to live) and made a bid to recruit him. Phillip is the first speaker, Albert is the other:
If you read the full blurbs, it’s important to understand that “Phillip” who’s mentioned in the blurb for The Recruit is the same person as “Neil” who’s named in the blurb for The Choice. New recruits get new identities, and all vampires relocate and acquire new identities as needed so their lack of aging will not raise eyebrows. My vampire world is all about explaining how they coexist in modern human society without being detected.
The drama in The Recruit is fairly mild with Phillip/Neil navigating an early misstep that’s seemingly easily handled. The Choice ramps it up a bit after we learn that the issue wasn’t as resolved as they’d thought.
Both novellas are in Kindle Unlimited, but not through KDP, so it’s not an exclusive deal. If you want EPUB or PDF, you can get that, too. They’re also available to read for free with your library card through Hoopla or Overdrive.
And since I kinda cheated by only going back one year for a Throwback Thursday feature story, I’ll go way back and share this picture of your intrepid writer/blogger circa 1990. It was shortly after the birth of my 3rd and final kid (I’m holding him, but he’s trimmed out of the image):