Monsters & Angels
Anne Marie Andrus
Publication date: October 11th 2017
Genres: Historical, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.
Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle could have been a fairytale.
Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.
Torn away form a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep.
In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?
This new PNR series is set in the 1930’s and centres around Sorcha, having graduated nursing school at the top of her class and wants to follow in her mum’s footsteps, until she suffers a devastating loss and finds herself going to New Orleans to start a new life away from it all. Here she meets the dashingly handsome Dr Banitierre who she is attracted to, but he keeps his distance. A trip to Nepal changes everything for her – she is attacked and made into a vampire and has to start a new life all over again.
The storyline was good, with interesting ideas involving Vampire royalty, covens and witches and vampire wars.
But reading it left me with more questions than answers!! I’m not partial to a historical read so that didn’t help. There were lots of to and froing in the storyline, which didn’t help it flow and at times I wanted to skip parts but didn’t want to miss anything just in case. It did pick up towards the latter half of the book but I was quite frustrated by this time!!
Anyway, here’s hoping there’s more to come, so I can have some answers to my many questions. Its worth the read, so stick with it.
Anne Marie has been an equestrienne, chorale singer, candy-striper, EMT, and baseball fan. Roaming the back roads of New Jersey with her family, she found great respect for antiques, historical locations and the stories they hold. Her current list of favorite pastimes include coffee, bourbon, and Les Miserables–which requires more bourbon. She has been known to attend sporting events just for the flyover. The boat she and her husband christened Glory Days, is her escape from the chaos of everyday life.
The inspiration for Anne Marie’s debut novel, Monsters & Angels, is her fascination with vampires and her passion for everything New Orleans. When she isn’t writing, she can be found working nights with the critical care team in a busy trauma center.
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