Since the weather isn’t playing nice anymore, time to find great stories to entertain your winter.
I got two for you. Two serials that excite me, make me laugh, and mostly, keep me interested. I introduce to you BURIED and REAL VAMPIRES DON’T SPARKLE.
Buried by Gerilyn Marin
Like every resident of Fane’s Cove, Cadence McKenna knows her town is, well, odd. And yet, they’re accustomed to the near-daily supernatural happenings- so accustomed, in fact, that when Gray Addison moves to town and stays, she is shocked to find that she’s the only one who insists that there must be something strange about him.
With her life-long- if minor- psychic sensitivity handed down from her grandmother, she knows that what she feels isn’t simple paranoia. After all, how many normal guys pay no mind to random poltergeist activity occurring right in front of them?
Cadence can’t blame anyone for wanting to ignore that there might be more to his presence there- perhaps if he is a normal guy, it’s just the first sign that whatever it is about the town that drives visitors away is fading. She might have even grudgingly let it go, but then she sees Gray acting very suspiciously and knows that she can’t dismiss her feelings until she understands why he’s in Fane’s Cove. Even if it means sticking her neck out by pretending to get close to him . . . and learning more about her town’s history than anyone would ever want to know.
Why I like Buried:
You tag along with Cadence on her journey down the paranormal creepiness of Fane’s Cove. She’s a teenager, so beware of mood swings – but her tone is always cheerful and mostly, she’s funny. I love the romance with Gray. He’s smart, witty, and obviously charming!
Gerilyn’s style is clean, well executed and intriguing. She keeps you on your toes, satisfies your hunger for more details without revealing too much.
So go visit Curiosity Quills if you’re up to reading Buried, available every Tuesday. I swear you won’t regret it!
Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle by Amy Fecteau
Matheus Taylor didn’t ask to be murdered. To be fair, the percentage of people actually asking to be murdered is probably small enough to be safely ignored, but he felt it was worth stating regardless.
His life might have been ordinary, but it was his life and he wasn’t done with it yet. Quin didn’t care. A seventeen-hundred old Roman, Quintus Livius Saturnius had a different view of morality than most people. Killing Matheus and hijacking his undead existence seemed perfectly acceptable to him.
Now, Matheus spends his nights running for his life, questioning his sexual orientation, and defying a mysterious new threat to the vampires within his city. Not that he set out to do any defying; he just wanted to be left alone.
Unfortunately, that was never going to happen.
Why I like Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle:
Well, the title got me. I don’t like Twilight and vampires usually leave me cold unless there’s something else about them I already didn’t know about. Which is hard to do since Anne Rice.
But hey, Amy managed to catch my attention, and in a good way with that! The story is crisp, the style perfectly smooth. She masters dialogs and descriptions, forcing a smile out of me more than every once in a while. I love Quin. He’s obnoxious. Freaking arrogant. Matheus ends up becoming Quin’s puppet. The interaction between the two main characters is sublime. Not too over the top, Amy Fecteau plays with the characters’ sexual orientation to perfection. Quin is gay. Matheus doesn’t know anymore. This story isn’t only about vampires. It’s about discovery, and new experiences. Matheus the newbie versus Quin the veteran.
Go check it out. It’s worth the read! On Curiosity Quills, available every Sunday!