I’m happy to host the blog tour for Page Zaplendam’ s latest release, The Egyptian Elixir: A Regency Vampire Novella, the second book in The Unofficial Chronicles of John Grissom.
About the Book:
What could possibly go wrong on a surveillance trip to Parliament? Apparently everything.
Vampire bacteriologist John Grissom and vampire hunter Van Helsing are unlikely friends and coworkers. As members of Bow Street’s newly founded clandestine investigative division, Odd Crimes, they find themselves witnesses to an assassination attempt on the Marquis of Wellesley. And discover London’s most notorious purveyor of stolen goods at the bottom of it.
But Sir Antony’s ability to influence people is unusual to say the least. The vampire and the hunter investigate, but the Egyptian elixir may prove the undoing of them both.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Egyptian Elixir without even having read the first book in The Unofficial John Grissom Chronicles (although I’m eager to read that first book now). Grissom comes across as an honorable fellow, a vamprie who has disciplined himself to feeding only on bovine blood. Despite his super-human abilities, his weaknesses make him endearing and the Regency-style banter between Grissom and Van Helsing entertains whether they are discussing the case at hand or in mortal (or immortal) peril.
The mystery held my attention and the climax left me reluctant to set down my Kindle to tend to dinner preparations. The writing is excellent, and I’m looking forward to reading more about Grissom.
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About the Author:
Page Zaplendam is a long time fan of science fiction everything, dystopian novels, folk lore, fairy tales, and Regency romance. She has been a contributor to several science fiction anthologies, owns a novel editing service, and occasionally blogs at www.pagezaplendam.com. An engaging and humorous entertainer, she loves doing live interviews, public speaking, and sharing about writing and marketing craft both on her blog and on 10 Minute Novelists, the Catholic Writer’s Guild, and the Clean Indie Reads group. Interested parties may find her on social media (below), when she’s not working on becoming the next bestseller or changing diapers.
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