Welcome to Summer Spotlight! Lately I've gotten a number of requests through email from authors to read their books. While I'm always happy to receive those emails, it isn't very often I get to accept the books for review. Hence, I've created Summer Spotlight. If there's a book or author I feel deserves more attention than I'm currently able to give them/it, I'll post it. This is to promote the books and authors and gather opinions from readers. I hope we can all have fun and enjoy this new (intermittent) feature!
Our fourth Summer Spotlight book, Sunkissed by Carys Jones.
Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.
In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancé, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.
Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.
I'm intrigued by Sunkissed. To me, this is an obvious vampire book. The trick will be figuring out what makes this one unique. I have a feeling the father Dawn never knew has something to do with it. Speaking of Dawn, why is she dying? My first guess is tuberculosis or maybe influenza? A weak heart is plausible, but I don't think they treated that with bloodletting. If the historical aspects are handled well, I think this could be an awesome paranormal/historical fiction mash up.
To learn more about Carys Jones, look below!
Carys Jones was born in Shropshire, England. She displayed a passion for writing from a young age, spending her time creating short stories and poems. Carys later went on to study Creative Writing at University level. Her first book, Not All Stars Sparkle, was released in October 2010 and was a finalist for The People's Book Prize 2013.
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