Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Debut - A RUSH OF WINGS by Adrian Phoenix

A RUSH OF WINGS (Amazon USA, UK, Canada)
Adrian Phoenix (website, MySpace)
Simon & Schuster, Inc.
Trade Paperback
Excerpt (begins with a bang!)

Blurb:

HIS NAME IS DANTE.

Dark. Talented. Beautiful. Star of the rock band Inferno. Rumored owner of the hot New Orleans nightspot Club Hell. Born of the Blood, then broken by an evil beyond imagination.

HIS PAST IS A MYSTERY.

F.B.I. Special Agent Heather Wallace has been tracking a sadistic serial murderer known as the Cross Country Killer, and the trail has led her to New Orleans, Club Hell, and Dante. But the dangerously attractive musician not only resists her investigation, he claims to be "nightkind": in other words, a vampire. Digging into his past for answers reveals little. A juvenile record a mile long. No social security number. No known birth date. In and out of foster homes for most of his life before being taken in by a man named Lucien DeNoir, who appears to guard mysteries of his own.

HIS FUTURE IS CHAOS.

What Heather does know about Dante is that something links him to the killer -- and she's pretty sure that link makes him the CCK's next target. Heather must unravel the truth about this sensual, complicated, vulnerable young man -- who, she begins to believe, may indeed be a vampire -- in order to finally bring a killer to justice. But Dante's past holds a shocking, dangerous secret, and once it is revealed not even Heather will be able to protect him from his destiny....

I'm not sure, but I think the movie and novel Interview With the Vampire gave me a permanent aversion to vampire stories. I realize that I'm in the minority here, so it's a good thing that I now have Raven to review novels like this one. We've made arrangements for her to get a copy, so expect her to cover it in the upcoming weeks as well. Raven is going to be busy!

In the meantime, here's a review. (Yeah, I said I wouldn't link to reviews anymore, but this is DarqueReviews and I'm free to break my own rules. :)

6 comments:

Raven said...

Busy is good! I'll admit that vampires are one of my guilty pleasures, so even though this sounds like a romance, I'm really looking forward to it.

Kimberly Swan said...

Thanks Tia...*grin* Hope you enjoy it as much as I did Raven. :)

Robert said...

I have a copy of this book sitting in my pile :) I'm hoping to give it a spin sometime soon...

Raven said...

I started it last night. I kept on reading "just one more chapter" and ended up staying up till 3 A.M.

:|

Tia Nevitt said...

Wow!!!

Kimberly Swan said...

Sounds like it definitely kept your attention! lol