Monday, July 15, 2013

A 5 Star REVIEW ~ LUNA SANGUIS by Simon Okill #Gothic #Paranormal #Romance #Thriller #ASMSG

Until this very moment, I hadn't yet joined the blog your review bandwagon. And, I don't really do reviews very often, but when I do.....


 LUNA SANGUIS (Luna Series Part 1)


Paris 1925. A young woman is nearing her Eternal Vampire state as her birthday approaches. She is held captive by the hybrid vampire she created and slowly drained of her pure blood to keep his addiction in check. She outwits him and escapes to a chateau in the hope of reaching maturity. But he follows her unmistakable scent and massacres all that dare protect his supply of Eternal blood.

She awakens in a tiny room trapped and defenceless with amnesia, but something deep in her subconscious yearns to be set free by the next full moon – the date of her Eternal Birthday.

Her true self, Eternal, emerges in brief flashes of awareness to protect her from the horrors of this terrifying prison. Desperate, she forges an alliance with her true love, a gorgeous young doctor treating her.

But her nemesis is out there somewhere, relishing the hunt for her blood – and nothing will stop him from becoming Eternal.


A gothic tale of love, hate, obsession, and the quest for immortality...

"The sweetest music he had ever heard slowly evaporated from his memory like the dying sighs of a thousand angels."

Eternal - Delicate Rose - Petite Fleur, is a woman with a fractured mind from the horrid savagery she witnessed at the hands of her pursuer, Count Lucien.

This gothic, dark, poetic tale leads us through the twisted mind of this poor woman as she is entrapped in the bowels of an insane asylum reminiscent of Dante's Inferno.

She and the Count share a commonality, they exist in a perpetual dance of love and hate, mutual obsession. Both are inhabited by the souls of ancients entwined in an age-old battle for her precious, eternal blood. Through snatches of broken memory we learn Eternal has been pursued by the Count in all his incarnations across ancient Europe, the two of them leap-frogging into one life after another, each vying for that magic moment when her blood will bring forth its gift of eternal life.

"He heard that word again - "Eternal" - carried on a breeze of subconscious design."

This lost soul plays the role of Madonna, bearing aspects of pure innocence and the predatory succubus. Through the centuries she has seduced kings, queens, statesmen, and all manner of rulers. A muse inspiring artists to greatness, forging conquerors from average men, she is a living paradox, the woman every man wants but can never truly have.

Simon Okill crafts a lyrical and disturbing story in the grand fashion of Edgar Allan Poe, told from the perspective of tortured souls with dual personalities. The characters are colorful, lively, despicable, yet still lovable in their human frailty.

A genre-bender, the story is definitely not what you would ever expect. A clever world where nothing and no one is what they seem, a world mired in grey morality where villains and heroes trade places like schizophrenics. 

***Confession time:  I read this book pre-publication, and did two rounds of edits.  But so what?  Its still a good book.


You can stalk Simon Okill at all his social media haunts:

1 comment:

  1. WOW Travis! I am blown away by this and your awesome blog. Thanks and more thanks.