Creator of Shadows is HERE!

Scarlet Rain Series

The third book in the Scarlet Rain Series is finally out! Creator of Shadows is out today, and continues the journey of the immortals, as they battle against Feoran and the darker forces behind him. Read on to find out more!

Blurb

When Lorenna is kidnapped by Feoran, the head of the vampyric Clan, it’s a dent in the Resistance. While she was expecting his twisted advances to her, she didn’t expect to feel something for him in return.

But that’s the least of her problems.

The city is more in ruins than ever, the Cuans being cut off one by one to prevent the rebellious humans taking over any part of New London. And after the discovery made at the Factory, armies of clones now walk the streets, ready to kill and trained viciously by their vampire masters.

The rebels must band together in full force, both to rescue their beloved witch from Feoran’s clutches, and to give the final push against the Clan. But a traitor in the heart of their inner circle is plotting with a vampire who wants more than they have, threatening to bring everything they have worked for tumbling down around them.

Can Lorenna gain her freedom to help her friends, and can they finally cut the head off the serpent that is the Clan? Or will humanity forever remain in its iron grip?

The Cover!

Creator of Shadows

Where can I get a copy?

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Amazon CAN

Amazon AUS

Kobo

Where can I find out more about the author?

I’m Miranda Stork, and I’m addicted. Addicted to writing and reading books, anyway. And chocolate, but that’s another issue – no interventions, please.

I live in the middle of a forest in North Yorkshire, spending my spare time as the wild woman of the woods, scaring small children and upsetting the sheep. On the days that I feel like being civilized, or I haven’t got any unicorns to ride, I sit down and pour the tumbling thoughts in my head out onto digital paper. Mainly the thoughts and characters come out in paranormal form, with a good smattering of romance, because everyone likes a good cuddle. But you can also find strong elements of thrillers, myths, and even dystopia amongst the pages of all my novels. I’ve wanted to write books ever since I first realised that fairytales were not the newspapers of the fairy kingdom, but the imaginings of actual people who wanted to tell fancy made-up stories to other people. From that moment, I was hooked.

Why do I write? Good question. It might be easier to just keep the stories in my head, or even just to write them for myself. But I want to share them. There is no greater delight for a writer than when a reader devours your book, and declares, “Something in that novel resonated with me. And I want MORE.” So grab your lucky clover and a baseball bat (there’s some nasty paranormal creatures where we’re going), eat the cookie with ‘eat me’ tagged on it, and enter through the tiny door into the world of Miranda Stork…

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Review of The Nightmare Stone by Finian Black

The ultimate lucky break gives John Harris and his family the opportunity to fulfil their wildest dreams. But all dreams have a darker side, and John’s past is never far away, ready to reach through to cast its shadow.
One hundred years ago, their new home was the scene for strange events that cannot easily be explained.
As John feels his past draw ever nearer, he knows that he must face up to his deepest fears if he is to prevent history repeating itself.
And as the past and present collide, a force beyond his control or comprehension is looking for one, final battle.

*This review copy was given to me free of charge, no fees were charged for this review*

 

Good Points

Where do I start? I have fallen in love with this book, and Finian Black is officially one of my new favourite authors. There is no better tale than that of the haunted house and the forgotten memories that accompany it. One of the first things I loved about this book was that it built up slowly, really creating suspense. So many authors now rush into the story, due to readers complaining that there wasn’t enough action, but I prefer a slow build up, as it allows you to really sink in before you realise you’re stuck! I also loved how there was the tie-in of hag mythology and-Peter Pan! Which I feel is a wonderful move, as Peter Pan itself is such a dark story, and it was blended in perfectly. The characters were gripping, the descriptions were wonderful (especially the Edwardian parts, were the author has obviously done his homework), and the writing style was perfect, allowing the story to flow so well that it was drip-fed to you, pulling you along bit by bit. I also enjoyed all the twists and turns that were thrown into the story, keeping you guessing all the way, not to mention there were quite a few parts where I felt the hairs rising on the back of my neck!

 

Bad Points

None. Nope, not at all. And you know me, I will always find something, but I just couldn’t. The only possible bad point I can think of, which is fact not a bad point at all, is that if you don’t like a book to make you cry (without giving away where) don’t read it! 🙂

 

Overall

This is my new favourite ghost story, taking the place of my copy of ‘Rebecca’. The whole premise of this story appealed to me, with creative, clever writing, the effortless blending in of characters and fairy-tales, and the chilling storyline itself! I would recommend this to anyone who wanted a new kind of horror/ghost story, that is written in a style that wouldn’t look out of place amongst well-known Victorian ghost novels. (A very good thing.) I also thought the author’s acknowledgements at the end were very touching, and I can’t wait for the next novel to come out!

I give this book…..5/5 stars!