Thomas Winship lives in New York. He currently serves as MBA Director for a private liberal arts college in southern New York, where he also teaches courses in English Composition, Communications, and Business. Prior to this, he spent fifteen years working for a global pharmaceutical company, specializing in organizational development, talent management, and training.
Tom writes in his spare time. His first novel, Temporary Insanity, was a 2008 finalist in a national contest but failed to garner industry attention. Væmpires: Revolution, his second novel (first in the Væmpires series) and Væmpires: White Christmas were published in 2011. His latest work, Væmpires: Zombie Rising, was published in late 2012.
He is an avid collector of books, comic books, music, and movies. His interests are diverse: on any given day, Tom is likely to be found watching a horror movie, attending a hard rock concert, or enjoying a Broadway show.
He is currently working on the next installment of the “Væmpires” series.
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Blood and Guitars
on June 28, 2012
Heather Jensen’s debut novel, “Blood and Guitars,” tells the story of Aurora and Trey—a vampire and a human who risk everything for love.
This modern-day, albeit paranormal, love story begins with a flourish, introducing readers to the tragically beautiful Aurora, while offering a glimpse into the secret world of vampires that she inhabits. The pace slows when Aurora meets Trey, and the lines between their two worlds slowly disappear. This part really showcases Jensen’s solid writing and more than passing understanding of songwriting and the music industry. All the while, the reader braces for the repercussions of the main characters’ forbidden romance.
And the repercussions do come. In fact, just when Jensen leads you to believe that disaster has been averted … she lowers the boom.
“Blood and Guitars” is the satisfying first book in a trilogy. I already have book two, so I’ll soon have more to share.
I recommend “Blood and Guitars” to YA, NA, and adult paranormal romance fans.
Genesis (Elemental Enmity Book III)
on Aug. 31, 2012
“Genesis,” the third installment of Christie Rich’s “Elemental Enmity” series, really injects the romance into paranormal romance.
There are more emotional entanglements in this novel than at the nearest Twilight convention. I mean, really, all Stephenie Meyer could come up with was a rather sedate love triangle … and even KStew’s best, er, recent efforts can’t hold a candle to Rich’s construct--a full frontal love hexagon.
That’s right. One woman. Five men.
Gives new meaning to putting a hex on someone … huh?
Now, before your minds slither into dark and delightful places, let me clarify: “Genesis” isn’t some sleazy, sloppy, sex-fest. It’s an emotional hurricane, all right, but it’s a hurricane with class.
Rayla is really put through the wringer in this book. She’s threatened, teased, tempted, and subjected to all sorts of manipulations that leave her—and the reader—aflutter. There are at least a dozen instances in which the readers would totally understand if the poor girl just threw in the towel and gave the hell up.
Does she or doesn’t she? Will she or won’t she?
Something tells me that Rich takes savage delight in toying with the emotions of her readers.
Once again, Rich's audience will be enchanted by her tale. Her characters shine, her settings and descriptions are brilliant, and her storytelling prowess is on full display. I enthusiastically recommend “Genesis” to YA, PNR, and fantasy fans.