Haunted by disturbing dreams, Judith is drawn into the wilderness, where something is waiting to claim her soul. Set in Georgia, the story takes place in the early years of America. Tiberius, a vampire, has decided to claim Judith as his own, setting in motion events that will be the beginning of a legend. Includes sexual content and language....
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Lisa McCourt Hollar, Progeny (Lisa McCourt Hollar, 2012)This short, which seems to be a teaster for the forthcoming novel The Legend of Greystone Manor, is a paranormal romance. And while I'm sure everyone who doesn't actually write the stuff is heartily sick of it, I have to admit that Ms. Hollar des enough interesting, though generally nasty, stuff in this short for it to at least hold my interest. When it gets explicit, it gets very explicit, if only briefly, and there are some images I doubt you've ever seen in a paranormal romance before. This is a good thing. I could tell you a few other differences, but we'd be getting into spoiler territory (I will try to avoid it by telling you this: “romance” is a genre, not necessarily indicative of the book's content). Interesting; I'll be watching for the novel. ** ½
Another 5-Star Plus from Author Lisa McCourt Hollar, “Progeny” is a real hair-curler, don’t-look-behind-you-if-you-hear-noises type of Horror. Very unexpected revelations, denouement, and climax; I was looking for a standard vampire tale and believe me, that is not “Progeny.” My recommendation is run, do not walk, to your nearest bookseller outlet and get this one if you haven’t already. If you have it and haven’t yet read it, then drop everything and read it. Ms. Hollar not only knows Horror, she knows her Early American History and sets the scene in what proves to be a very special, and most astonishing way. I will say no more to preserve the plot and its secrets-but rest assured, this is another not-to-miss story.
I gobbled this short story up in no time! Well written and enchanting, this haunting story seduces and chills at the same time! Can't wait to read more of what horrible plans Tiberius has in mind!