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Friday, April 12, 2013

WOMBSTONE (A Vampireland Novel) by Jessica Roscoe / Review


( A Vampireland Novel)
By Jessica Roscoe

Genre:  YA Paranormal (Warning - Mature Readers only 15+. Book includes violence, swearing and sex scenes)
Publisher: Indiana Ink Publishing
Release Date: March 1st, 2013
Edition/Formats available: Ebook


Mia Blake wasn’t the first girl to be taken by the vampires. She is kidnapped and held prisoner by Caleb, the world’s oldest and most powerful vampire. Turned against her will, Mia must find a way to free herself from Caleb’s grip and get back to those she loves. But defeating the world’s most powerful vampire isn't going to be easy…


 “What do you want?” I kept throwing questions at him. “Who are you?”
“You are here,” he answered. “If you keep asking questions, I’ll kill you.”
“You broke my nose,” I said accusingly, narrowing my eyes.
He raised his eyebrows, coming closer, peering at my nose. “I could punch you again, straighten it up?”
I pulled my head back, just out of his reach. “I’ll be fine, thanks.”
“Do you need anything? More blankets?”
I stared incredulously at this teetering Jekyll and Hyde who wanted to punch me and get me a blankie in the same conversation. “I need to get home,” I said slowly, as if I were speaking to a moron. “I have my geometry final in two days.”
His tone was dry. “Somehow, I don’t think that’s going to be a problem anymore.”
Fear shot up my spine again. “Look” - I started.
“No, you look,” he said dangerously, putting a hot hand around my throat and squeezing. “I didn’t come in here to make casual conversation.”
I gasped and choked for air.
“Just do what you’re told. Cooperate. It will be over soon enough.”
I nodded, still choking. He released his grip and I fell to my knees, holding my throat with both hands. He waited, staring at me blankly, as I found the air to speak.
As I asked the question I wasn’t sure I wanted answered.
“Are you going to kill me?”
He laughed, but his mask slipped a little, because he faltered. “Of course not.”
“Well then you’re pretty stupid,” I shot. “Letting me see your face. Your license plate. Your tattoo.” I pointed to the black, luminous symbol etched onto his wrist that looked like a pair of eagle’s wings.
“Are you trying to talk me into it?” he asked with a smirk.
I glared at him.
“I know what you’re doing, sweetie. You’re trying to provoke me.”
“How am I doing so far?”
He grinned like the smug bastard he was. “Terribly.”

Review By

New vampire book to add to your shelf or e-reader!
I haven’t read anything like it and I cannot see how anyone could compare it to other vampire stories. This is NOT a Twilight knock off!! It is NOT some teenage love triangle story!! Mia is NOT some loaner chick trying to blend into the world around her!
Now to what this story IS…
I love Mia, you can’t help but love that tough persona! I laughed at many of her witty comments toward her captors. A great example is the excerpt you read.
When her life is turned upside down in the blink of an eye she doesn’t give up hope and holds strong to the fact that she will get to go back to the life that has been taken from her. Someone else though has other plans and some twisted ideas about her future.
 In this story you will find Vampires along with a couple other paranormals. It was tastefully written, with plenty to keep you on edge to know what will happen next. If I wasn’t biting my nails to turn the page  in anticipation I was laughing a Mia’s comments!
Now, If you are looking for a ‘Happily Ever After’ ending, this isn’t it.
For me though it kept me hooked to the end yelling “Noooooooooooooo!” when the story stopped. I wanted more, but it did end at a perfect spot to start the next book coming in 2014 according to Jessica.
Jessica, I will be waiting for book 2, and ready to snatch it up and continue on with this captivating story you have brought us! Thank you!

Author Information

Jessica Roscoe is the author of Wombstone, a Young Adult paranormal novel. From a young age, she delighted in the written word and would often scare her poor parents with outlandish stories filled with the supernatural and macabre. Jessica studied film and screenwriting at university before deciding that novels were her calling. The setting for Wombstone was inspired by a six-month stint in the U.S. where she worked as a lifeguard at a summer camp in Mt Freedom, New Jersey. She is currently working on the next book in the Vampireland series. Her other loves in life include good quality tea, delicious wine, reading and hanging out with her husband and baby girl.

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