Finally a vampire tale that doesn't suck! (These vamps drain it from their P.O.W. "juice boxes" like some sort of demented Red Cross.)
The vampires inFinally a vampire tale that doesn't suck! (These vamps drain it from their P.O.W. "juice boxes" like some sort of demented Red Cross.)
The vampires in this tale don't glitter either, unless broken glass has been sprayed on them by a barrage of bullets. They don't play baseball and they don't play with werewolves. They prefer to play cattle drive, with humans in the starring role of cattle.
Have I caught your attention yet?
Nope, this is not your romantic, sparkly, 'kissy-face' version of vampires. This is a rock and roll, in-your-face, full-blown assault on your imagination, and what a joyride it is!
The world has been taken over by a well-organized society of vampires. These vamps are a force to be reckoned with. Enter Matt Haynes, former mercenary. Also, a force to be reckoned with...
Featuring a diverse yet captivating cast of characters, the plot and action rolls along easily. Not bogged down with unnecessary details, your mind and imagination is free to play.
This book is only the beginning of what promises to be an action-packed, mind blowing hit series, in the excellent tradition of Richard Finney. This author is a master at whatever he chooses to write. I've never read a book by Richard Finney that didn't leave me wanting more. They are THAT good!
Thank you Richard for the opportunity to read and review your latest work of art. It is an honor and a privilege.
The author kindly provided a copy of the book for a fair and honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”...more
First of all, this author knows how to write. Each novel he creates is an adventure in itself, whether part of a series or not. Each one features diffFirst of all, this author knows how to write. Each novel he creates is an adventure in itself, whether part of a series or not. Each one features different worlds, unique, interesting characters, and exciting locales. "Black Mariah - A Calling", the first book in his latest series is no exception.
Whether it’s an alien artifact located in a Brazilian jungle, a South Carolina Red Wolf Preserve, a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean, or a secretive government operative center in Washington D.C., there are plenty of plot lines to keep the reader's interest, no matter the preferred genre. This novel crosses genre lines with elements of Sci-fi, action, suspense, drama, mystery, even a little humor. Add to the mix a humanoid/reptilian alien creature who is able to mysteriously appear and disappear from one location to another, intervening in situations to help humanity like some sort of scaly superman. This leads us to the pivotal question in this book: Who is Black Mariah? Certainly not an invincible superman, for it has died before, more than once to be exact. In fact, there have been 11 different Black Mariahs…
One of things I love most about the way this author writes, is that the written word plays out in your head as if you were watching a movie. A 3D, in your face, IMAX experience type of movie. Take a smooth as satin plot, add action and suspense, stir in a wide variety of captivating, believable characters and you have “Black Mariah A Calling”. Make no mistake about it, even though the story runs as smoothly it does, the reader is not spoon fed; there is plenty of room for the imagination to work. The author has skillfully laid out the framework in this novel for future books in the series. The characters may not have been fleshed out quite to the extent which some readers like, but there were plenty of attributes and more than enough humanity applied to allow the reader to connect. (Since this is the first book in the series, I’m sure from having read other works by this author, that in the remaining books our questions will be answered, with more revealed about the characters we love, hate, and want to know more about).
So I leave you with the question, "Who is Black Mariah?". This is where you, the reader, are a major participant...recruited into the mission to discover who or what exactly Black Mariah is.
It's a loaded question, and I'm not telling. You'll just have to read it yourself.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the author and publisher for purposes of a fair review. (Thank you Richard Finney and Lono Entertainment for the opportunity to read this book). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ...more