Element 12 Ltd
GLYNN JAMES, born in Wellingborough, England, in 1972, is an author of science fiction, post-apocalyptic, dark fantasy, horror, and dystopian fiction.
His love of science fiction and horror began when he was eight years old after discovering HP Lovecraft and Richard Matheson, and then later on James Herbert, Clive Barker, and Stephen King.
In addition to co-authoring the ARISEN books - a zombie apocalypse series that has sold over 100,000 copies - he is the author of the dark sci-fi series "DIARY OF THE DISPLACED".
More info on his writing and projects can be found at -
Website - www.glynnjames.co.uk
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/glynnjamesfiction
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/GlynnJames
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Smashwords book reviews by Element 12 Ltd
on Aug. 31, 2011
I stumbled across this book whilst trawling through the dark fiction sections for something new to read, and I immediately thought "oh, yet another vampire book...", so I almost passed it by. I'm very glad I didn't. A quick read of the reviews made me give this one a go, mostly because they all seemed to point out that the vampire weren't "sparkly".
I don't usually read romance unless it has a plot (other than the central love story) that is more than a token to sell a bodice ripper and although this book was probably a little more "romance" than I usually can handle, the rest of the story made up for that tens time over.
This is no fluffy romance book and the author has no qualms about showing you the darker (and more interesting) side of vampires and werewolves and all manner of creatures. I've seen some low score reviews that complain about there being too many fantastical creatures all thrown into this story - absolute rubbish. Most of those other creatures are merely mentioned and inclusion of their existence adds more life and scope to the book's setting.
The plot centres on a few characters (that are very well developed) and their struggle to survive in a situation that gets more and more dangerous as each page is turned. The conclusion is awesome and the twists that you learn throughout the book are all "ahhh!" moments.
I loved it and I'm already waiting for the sequel. This book took me back to the days when I read Anne Rice's Vampire Lestat books. I also think that Kelley Armstrong and Laurell K Hamilton Fans would love it.
- The Shoemaker's Son
on Oct. 27, 2011
I really enjoyed the first prequel to Gayle's soon to be released debut novel, and wondered where she would take me next. Everywhere is the answer!
This story jumps through timelines and shows the effects on a man's life, right from when he was very young, of even the briefest of meetings with the a stranger.
Another fantastic story. Will there be another prequel? Or do we get the novel next! (either would be good!)
I want more...