- The Goddess' Respite
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
*FIVE STARS* There are teen vampire books, and then there’s THIS teen vampire book. Funny, sympathetic, and relatable, it’s a welcome departure from a genre you think you already know.
Three friends, one lie…oh, and a boy. No sparkles included.
Aeron is a conqueror and a ruler who has been betrayed and exiled. She has plenty of chances to correct the errors of her ways but just like Issy, she’s too arrogant to admit she’s wrong. Isabeth has the maturity to accept things as they are but like Aeron, she’s too full of herself to see her flaws.
Then there’s Ayrie. Ayrie’s complete lack of self-confidence is overshadowed by her desire to publicly masquerade as the teenager they all pretend to be.
Yeah, they’re vampires. No, they aren’t musically inclined, nor are they great poets. They also don’t sparkle. Aeron can recite every major battle ever and explain why the generals on both sides were morons. Ayrie is a walking, talking medical textbook, and Isabeth just finished her one-hundredth playthrough of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, on the GameCube. The Wii controllers don’t appeal to her at all.
Jamie is too much of a loser to be included in this blurb…or at least he thinks he is. Come on, the guy dumped the head cheerleader! Yet somehow, this book-nerd appeals to the most ancient among them, if she’ll only admit that to herself.
This is not just a romance; there are witches, creepy death- magic-wizards, and more! Truly, a horror story that waits for you to pick up and never put down again. Buy it now!
I walked forward, my black cloak hiding my youthful appearance. With the Honor Guard and Voices behind me, I addressed the real power of the Choir. You always allowed the generals and politicians to think they were important, but it was the cannon fodder who bled and died in the field. I surveyed a segment of the largest standing army in Europe with pride and satisfaction. They were mine to wield as I pleased, and it was time to unleash them.
“Who do you serve?” I asked them.
Another aspect of the ritual—it allows them to feel the choice was theirs to make.
No delay. No thought involved. All ten thousand shouted with one voice. “You, my Goddess!”READ MORE
“So, serve me now,” I replied. “Here in this land, there are people who think they are above you. That they don't need to bow before your lord. Show them the folly of their ways. Burn their villages. Destroy their livelihoods and bring me their rebellious leaders. Any who do not submit, make examples of them.”
The Voices came forward and shouted, “Her will is known!”
“So it was told, so shall it be!” the Choir roared in reply.
I put my hands out in a form of a benediction. “Go, my Choir, bring me glory.”
Someone nudged me, and I blinked my eyes open rapidly.
“Not often ah catch ye day-dreamin'.”
“A nightmare is better than this,” I said, with a paltry wave of my hand at the pep rally.
Ayrie chuckled. “Aye, wonder what she makes of all of it,” she commented, nodding her head down towards Isabeth.
“I'm surprised she's not in one of those little skirts herself, rah, rah, rahhing herself to death with the rest of insipid cock smitten twats.”
Ayrie cringed, but when Isabeth didn't react, she relaxed. “Oi,” she muttered.COLLAPSE
A Buyer on Amazon wrote:
I was given the opportunity to read this book as it was written and it is excellent. You will enjoy the characters and their development. This is the first of a series, so let's all beat Richard up out back for ending things on a cliffhanger. Or not.
Sosgirl1981 on Amazon wrote:
There are teen vampire books, and then there’s THIS teen vampire book. Funny, sympathetic, and relatable, it’s a welcome departure from a genre you think you already know. Sequel, please!!
I had the pleasure of reading this book while in the developmental stages. It’s very captivating and leaves you wanting to read more. I can’t speak enough to how well this is written. Amazing story and looking forward to reading more!
Paperback - $16.99