|cover art by Tamra Westberry|
To Kill A Vampire
by Julianna Sage
published by the Black Rose line of The Wild Rose Press
My review copy came from Ms. Sage. Thanks! 🙂
To Kill A Vampire is the first book in the Captive Souls series, and debut title by paranormal romance author Julianna Sage. In this novel, Ms. Sage sets up a new vampire mythos, introducing a world about to go to pieces. One woman, Chicago lawyer Angelica Gentillini is the only one to keep humanity from extinction, but she has no idea she’s destined to write the manual that assists in that endeavor…
…no idea that an evil vampire lord is about to arrive from that future, with the sole purpose of making sure Angelica never writes that book.
No idea, that is, until the night she is attacked in a nightclub, and saved by a handsome stranger. Erik Kestler a physics professor, has seen the future, read the book and knows how important she is. Not only that, he’s fallen in love with the figure of Angelica as his world knows her, and would do anything to keep her safe. Even travel back through time and change things that were never meant to be changed.
So how does one kill a vampire, in this world? You’ll have to read to find out. Julianna Sage’s tale is full of intrigue, and pulls from all strands of the Fantasy, Science Fiction and horror genres—there’s time travel, there are paradoxes, there is dystopia and of course, since this is a romance novel, steamy love scenes between our hero and heroine. What more could a fan of the genres want? The book is very dense, and I sometimes get a wee bit thrown by any story that time-jumps as this one did; but on the whole, I found it well done, and I look forward to further volumes of Ms. Sage’s saga.
So, my grade?
If you’d like to check it out, To Kill A Vampire is now available from The Black Rose line of The Wild Rose Press in both ebook and paperback here. It is also, if you prefer, available at barnesandnoble.com and Amazon.com.
To learn more about Julianna Sage, see her website at: http://sharronriddle.com/
Or her blog: http://churchofthedamned.blogspot.com/
(As usual, there’s also a slightly different version of this review, as usual, up at the examiner. If you could give it a click here, I’d be appreciative.)