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Suspense, Horror, and Dark Fiction from Etopia Press
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Look, I'm not a "vampire" fan, and would not have picked up this title had it not been for the encouragement of a few folks. And the stellar reviews it has so far received helped nudge me to click on the "buy it now" button. And I'm so glad that I did! Peter Giglio's vampiric tale is so well told that I didn't mind sailing on a boat that has, for me anyway, run itself aground. Mr. Giglio did well to avoid emphasizing the standard cliche's, and instead set about creating a cast of characters impr...more
I have never read anything by this author before and was a little hesitant, as my all time favourite vampire author is Anne Rice and I tend to think the genre has been overdone recently. There was something different that attracted me to this story though, and I'm so glad I went with it. Thorougly enjoyable read with some original twists and a super ending. Needless to say, I won't hesitate when the next book by this author comes around! Excellent.
I found a lot to like in A Spark in the Darkness -- interesting, well-developed characters; great pacing; vampires that bite; excellent writing; and thrills. It's a short read but satisfies fully. If you've grown weary of angst filled vampires and miss the monsters of yore, give this a try. I did, and now I give A Spark in the Darkness 5 stars.
Peter Giglio is an active member of the Horror Writers Association (HWA) and a Pushcart Prize nominated author, as well as a screenwriter and editor. His novels include Anon, Beyond Anon, and The Dark (with Scott Bradley), and his novellas include Balance, A Spark in the Darkness, and Sunfall Manor. Giglio's next novel, Stealing Night, is a rural crime thriller set in the fictional town of Sunfall...moreMore about Peter Giglio...