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Forbidden by L.M. David

Dawn Napier | 0 comments | 01/30/15
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I had the pleasure of reading Forbidden as part of my participation in this blog tour.  It was a little off the beaten path for me, but I genuinely enjoyed this new look at an old mythos.  I think my readers will too. There were a few editing mishaps and areas where the prose could have been tightened a little, but the characters were interesting and the vampires didn't sparkle.  I especially enjoyed the Coven of the Green Witch; they reminded me of bickering old friends.  I also enjoyed the various demons, monsters, and giant dogs that populate Moros's world. Read on....   Synopsis   The European vampire brood is in decline and the Vampiric council’s rule is shaken amid rumors of an uprising. Their only hope comes from an Oracles’ verse and a name “Julianna.” Moros, as a member of a warrior clan, the Brethren of Erebus, must obey the orders of the Heir Elder, who is convinced finding this young woman is the only hope to save them from extinction. Sent to America, a land forbidden by decree of the European rulers, he arrives only to learn he is exiled, and his family honor in ruins. Angered by this betrayal, he continues the search for Julianna. However, the more he learns, the less Moros believes the mission he is on will clear his name. Moros soon becomes entangled in lies, rivalry, deception, the threat of war, and the wrath of a Pan Celtic God -- and in the midst of this treachery, he finds something unexpected … love.                  Author bio info:   L.M. David has been writing novels since Jr. High School after taking a Creative Writing class and becoming an acquaintance of Lazette Gifford, who is now a prolific writer. Initially drawn to the genre of Science Fiction, a fascination with paranormal/urban fantasy/romance drew her into the dark erotic world of vampires. The more she read about the subject of the ‘undead’, the deeper her fascination with folklore and legends of the vampires became. This is also L.M. David’s first attempt at writing a New Adult novel.   L.M. David, in recent months, has contributed an article to the ezine Vision: A Resource for Writers (http://visionforwriters.com) L.M. David, when not writing, has varied interest — building computers, making quilts, pillows and does scrapbooking. She has worked as a legal assistant and as a nurse in the medical…

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