He wants to be left alone. The gods have other plans.
Blood Runner Series, Book 1 – Blood Runner
Genres: , contemporary fantasy series, dark fantasy, mythology-based books, paranormal
Release date (ebook): March 12, 2016
Format: ebook, paperback
Available at: Amazon, Apple Books, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Indigo and select online retailers
Book Excellence Award 2017 Fantasy Finalist
In 3213 BCE Sumer, the Great Mountain, Enlil, banishes his sister, Ninlil, to the Netherworld for taking her temple priest as consort. But her Kurshram fights a life-sacrificing way through the flaming palace to trade his soul to free her. A thousand years later, a dark deed wakes his dead, empty flesh…
Richard can’t die. And he’s a monster. Maybe. But he can’t remember how that came about. Sullen and sarcastic, he’s a soul divided. A healer by trade, he’s riddled with guilt over a conflicting blood-stealing curse he can’t outrun while people keep showing up for help. Mostly? He wants to be left alone. He says he’s been in the world so long he stopped looking at why things happen. But maybe he should.
Frantic and needing protection, in eighteenth century Britain, a conscience-stirring Maggie falls across his threshold to challenge everything he believes is true. And then vicious pirate captain, Billy the Blackdeath, calls at the little house in the hills Richard builds for her to put his unkempt scruples to the test. Three-hundred years of self-imposed isolation later, to his undying exasperation he’s forced into foster-parenthood to deal with the fallout of his actions by a tenacious, young, computer-savvy vampire, Alan.
And learns there are reasons for everything.
When the truth comes out, it smacks of godly interference and though Richard protests he’s nobody’s hero, the harder he resists, a building, all-consuming need to protect human and not-so-human threatens to explode into a fiery five-thousand-year-old destiny of epic, mythological proportion.
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“a truly fascinating story full of great characters, vivid descriptions and very unexpected twists“ Amazon 5-star Review
“The characters in the story are strongly portrayed and they remain in the minds of readers for a long time after they finish the story.” Readers’ Favorite Review
“I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys vampire books (although this is a spin on vampires that I have never read before)“