Monday, July 24, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ + BOOK REVIEW: "Venom And Vampires" Boxed Set

A collection with bite…

Prepare to sink your teeth into 23 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy stories featuring vampires, shifters, witches, demons, chimeras, and more from today’s NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, and internationally best-selling and award-winning authors!
With over one million words of fiction and over 100 hours of prime reading material, this exciting collection will treat you to brand new worlds and inventive re-imaginings of our beloved monsters-in-the-dark. You won’t want to miss out on these stories with bite. We’re certain you’re gonna love it…to death!


*This review is for Hellhound by Rue Volley. I received an ARC of this book from the author.*

Rue Volley took Halo Bay and reworked her story. Not so it's unrecognizable, but so that you get more of the story. This is book one, an introduction to Halo and how she became a hellhound. (It should be noted that, in Rue's world, a hellhound isn't like the creature they fight on Supernatural, a hellhound is a sort of paranormal bounty hunter.)
In a story that I expected to be more action than plot, I was surprised, pleasantly so, by the fraught emotions displayed from not just Halo, but from the secondary characters as well. This book deals with much more than vampires and monsters, it deals with the monsters within our souls. Halo was suicidal, and her struggle might be considered a trigger for some, like me. It was so well written, so heartfelt, and just so deep and moving that for a while I forgot that I was reading a book. I felt like I was in Halo's mind and heart as I read her story.
Unrequited love, depression, longing, death of family, and more awaits you within these pages. And yet, all of it has a dark, supernatural undertone that will give you goosebumps as you read. It's a brilliant introduction and certainly a page turner. If the rest of the stories in this anthology are half as good as Hellhound, I will be pleased indeed.
I'd give it more stars if I could, but Hellhound ranks 5/5 from KSR!

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