Jenny Moonsong recently inherited the title of "monster hunter" and an ancient tribal journal/how-to manual passed down by her Apache ancestors. Being a girl of action, she has found herself particularly capable when it comes to battling the werewolves, trolls, and other supernatural denizens lurking in the Texas night. Until now.
Vampire's Ball, Moonsongs book 5, finds Jenny and her best friend Marshal in their most harrowing adventure yet. Traveling by boat to an extravagant masquerade party located at a Galveston Island mansion, Jenny must parlay with an ancient vampire in order to secure the release of the dragon princess, Isis. The unexpected return of an old "friend" turns the evening into chaos, and leaves Jenny and company once again fighting for survival amidst a sea of supernatural foes.
Vampire's Ball is approximately 12,500 words of humor, horror and paranormal mystery. It is the fifth volume of the Moonsongs Books, an ongoing series of New Adult, urban fantasy novelettes by author E.J. Wesley.
Growing up in small town Oklahoma, there were limits on the amount and types of entertainment at my disposal. Perhaps that’s why I set my imagination free. After collecting degrees in psychology and counseling, life brought me to Missouri, Texas, and Northern California—where I currently read, write, and live. I fill my spare time playing video games, watching movies, planning for the zombie apocalypse, reading graphic novels, and playing with my dogs.
My passion for New Adult literature led me to producing the weekly New Adult Lit Chat on Twitter, and contributing to the NA Alley Blog. I’m also the author of the Moonsongs Books, a series of New Adult, speculative-rural fantasy novelettes.
4 STARS! Another great Moonsongs installment! Jenny and Marshal are back and gearing up for trouble. Why? Because they're in a heap of it. Vampire's Ball is a true turning point in the series. Jenny started out in Blood Fugue with a bag full of childhood drama and a personality brimming with attitude. She's still feisty and her past still sucks, but she's accepted her new role as Miss Badass Monster Fighter.
In Vampire's Ball we're on location. I admit to missing Jenny's unpleasant little Texas town, but we get vampires and dragons. How cool is that? Not as cool as E.J.'s slant on dragons. Seriously, I want a spinoff staring Isis. I have a feeling she's on the mean side. I like that. The vamps remained an untapped part of the story. I wanted them fangier or meaner or saucier. There's a budding romance that could totally veer into it's own spinoff as well as a cliffhanger shocker that had me talking to my Kindle and checking E.J.'s website for the next release date! The point is I want more. E.J. is a fantastic storyteller and an autobuy for me.
The Moonsongs serials is a thrilling ride! In this New Adult Urban Fantasy, you get humor, gore, action, a girl who can wield a tomahawk, snarky know-it-all awesome best friends, mystery, and monsters we know but not the way E.J. creates them.
EJ Wesley hits another one out of the park. Loved Vampire's Ball.
Don't let any aversion you might have toward vampires keep you from reading the newest installment in this series. It's anything but cliche ...or mushy or too slowly paced or (name your objection). On the contrary, it's well-written, brisk, and humorous, with such rich descriptions, you'll shake your head and slap your mother. No, seriously--you'll feel like you're there. And you'll marvel at the author's way with words.
Heck, if nothing else, the read is worth it just to see Jenny in a dress. *grin*