Sunday, September 15, 2019
Vampires in the Mist is a novella serial. It features heroine Rose from Miami, young but not too young, spunky, and clueless at first. Lured, seduced, and stolen at a plush South Beach party, Rose finds herself trapped in a world she imagined only existed in books.
Surrounded by powerful, seductive vampires vying for her rare blood, she is forced to accept her destiny as a companion of the blood. These are rare, gifted females whose special blood is precious to the covens. But Rose's road in her new world is one of danger and adventure as different factions scheme and fight for the right to acquire the most powerful and only companion to appear in seventy years.
Does this plot seem common? Surely, amongst the dozens of urban fantasy stories, many similarly themed series can be found. But Vampires in the Mist is different in profound ways. First, it is not a YA read! Vampires in the Mist is for adult readers.
There is no teenage angst here or "he's so hot" lines. While the heroine is young, she is not in her teens. Rose is a woman, and she grows and evolves with each new story. There are scenes of strong sexual content as well. Rose will find her way and grow into a powerful, wise character in time.
Next, the author always strives for strong characterization. Of course, the story is what grabs the reader, but characters move the story. They must be more than just black and white. They must delight and surprise, and in this series, they do all that and more. They are not stock characters.
There are also important themes running through the series which will appeal to the better reader. The nature of love in its different aspects, the changing face of sexual roles in our times, the influence of mythology and legends in our fiction, and the politics of power as it pertains to women, are all themes woven into this series.
Of course, you will also find all the elements which make urban fantasy so popular today. There are steamy sex scenes, gorgeous vampires and beautiful witches, lots of action, evil characters, and no shortage of perils for our heroine to face and conquer!
The fourth volume, Blood and Magic, is due to be released in weeks. It will soon go on pre-order. If you want a fresh, fast-paced, addictive reading experience, give this series a try. Remember: No calories, fat, or glutten here. 100% Fiction. You can have all you want!