Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a wonderful week and is ready for a nice weekend. So, to start off your weekend I am spotlighting a great book and author today. Nicky Peacock and her book Bad Blood is a great paranormal romance. It’s a quick read and a wonderful story. I know I will be picking up more of her books to come. Be sure to check out rest of my review after the book blurb. Also, as a little aside I put a little snippet of something I’m working on featured on my Facebook page. So if after checking out Nicky’s book you want to see what I am up to check out my little snippet. I hope everyone has a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
“I am Britannia. I am your protector. I will fend off the hungry hordes of undead hands that reach toward you. I am your steadfast defender. I will stand between you and the zombie masses as they try to taste your flesh. I am strong, unyielding, and dedicated to your survival. All I ask from you… is your blood.”
A five-hundred-year-old bloody game of vengeance will need to be put on hold if vampires are to survive the zombie uprising. Britannia and Nicholas, bitter enemies and the only two surviving vampires left in London,have to work together to save un-infected humans and deliver them safely to a vampire stronghold in the Scottish Highlands. Unable to drink the zombie”bad blood,” the remaining vampires need the humans to stay alive.But will the vampires tell the survivors who they are and what they want from them? Will Britannia be able to hold back her vengeance for the greater good?Is survivor Josh the reincarnation of Britannia’s murdered true love? And can she bring herself to deliver him to the “safe” hold?
Survival instincts run deep, but bad blood can run deeper.
In Bad Blood, we are first introduced to Britannia. She is hunting another of her kind. She is a vampire and her mission in life is to kill all those who her creator created die. That is until she is forced to work with him in an effort to save surviving humans from becoming zombies. A terrible plague is unleashed that makes humans become zombies. This is a problem since vampires cannot drink the infected blood. So, essentially she and her creator, Nicholas must save/herd as many humans as possible. Along the way she begins to develop bonds with her newly acquired wards. One in particular reminds her of her one and only love that she lost hundreds of years ago. So, between fighting her instincts to battle with Nicholas, run into the arms of her look-alike love and battling zombies Britannia must come to terms with how her life has been and how it will be now that the world has changed.
I really enjoyed this book. I felt the characters and storyline was addictive and I can’t wait for the next book. By the end of the book I was dying to know who Britannia had chosen or if she was referring to Jack/Danny. I also, loved the noticeable development that Britannia had as the story grew. She grew as a character through trials but also she realized that her solitary life didn’t need to be so solitary. She saw in the span of just those couple of days that her life could be so much more than it was. I did find it a little funny how everyone accepted what Britannia and Nicholas were so easily. That part was a bit comical if not unrealistic. Overall, this quick and addictive read is excellent for vampire fans. You will be like me and want to write to Nicky immediately demanding the next book.
I’ve so far been published in 5 countries: USA, UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada and had twenty five short stories included in 45 anthologies with over 25 publishers.
My first lone author book, Bad Blood, will be released through Noble & Young in May.