Historical “vampire” links made this a winner!

There’s a new cover coming soon! So have a picture of the historical inspiration for one of the characters.

Elizabeth_Bathory_Portrait

Copy of an old portrait, Public Domain: https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6383230

Blood Bathory: Like the Night by Ari McKay

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I f-loved this book, it had everything I want to read in a paranormal which focuses on the darker side of vampiric life and that it uses the real historical figure of Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed was icing on the cake.

I’ve long been fascinated by the rumours about the Hungarian Countess since I was a teenager so the idea of her being involved in parts of history for centuries later was one I naturally got on board with.

There’s some gorgeous language in this book too and I love me my flowing prose. I also loved the idea of Gaia and the theriomorphs being the natural enemies of the vampires as they embody life and keeping ‘nature’ balanced.

It’s an interesting twist on shifters and how they find their natural inner animal and the scenes

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where Will gets his Arctic Wolf were among my faves.

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This is, I believe, a re-release and I can’t wait to get onto books two and three in the series and find out where Evan and Will go from here and just what Anna is plotting.

#ARC kindly received from the authors in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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