Ash Krafton (author); BLOOD RUSH; Pink Narcissus (Fiction: Fantasy) 16.95 ISBN: 9781939056016
Byline: Bradley A. Scott
The second book in this supernatural series is an exciting tale of romance, mystery, and danger that will intrigue readers who love the subtle tinge of blood.
Sophie Galen, advice columnist to the lovelorn and confused, has problems of her own. She's lost her vampiric lover, and worse yet, he may be losing his very soul. She's being followed by werewolves. It turns out that her empathetic abilities mark her as an unwitting manifestation of The Sophia, a mystical oracle to the "demimonde" of supernatural beings that lurk in the shadows of the world. And she doesn't have a clue what she's supposed to do about it.
"I don't believe in happily ever after. These days I'd settle for alive until sunrise," she says, while evading a mysterious stalker on her way home from work in the opening lines of Blood Rush, the second book in this fast-moving supernatural romantic thriller series.
Krafton, a Pushcart Prize nominee whose short stories and poems have appeared in a variety of small literary and genre magazines, is a talented writer whose first-person narrative effectively puts the reader into the mind of her heroine. Sophie is an appealing heroine, both sensitive to the emotional needs of others and capable of responding with energy and spirit when threatened.
The first-person narrative also highlights her constantly questioning self-awareness and her sardonic sense of humor. She refers to the events of Bleeding Hearts, the first book in the series, as The Crap That Almost Killed Me, at the same time...