Monday, March 23, 2020

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The Silver Dagger by Alistair Cross - Guest Blogger Book Review


Synopsis
Brother Against Brother
Life in Crimson Cove has been good to the Colter Brothers since Gretchen VanTreese was staked and her horde of vampires scattered. Brooks is once again human, and Cade, the rare Sire Gretchen had determined to take as her mate, is in love. Then the unthinkable happens: Gretchen rises from the grave, and the brothers are torn apart, their lives - and the peace between them - shattered.
A Trail of Blood
When Cade comes into possession of an ancient ceremonial dagger he awakens a power so deadly it defies comprehension. Meanwhile, a serial killer is stalking the little mountain town, leaving a trail of blood that leads to a truth Sheriff Ethan Hunter doesn't want to face. And unknown to either of them, Gretchen is preparing to reopen her notorious nightclub, The Crimson Corset - and building an army to destroy her enemies and reclaim Cade Colter as her own.
A New Breed of Evil
The streets are no longer safe, nor are the forested paths, for a new and unknowable evil has come to Crimson Cove and everyone - vampire and human alike - must come together in order to survive.

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Jennifer's Review
It’s a great book that I could not put down. 
It picks up from book one; after encountering an evil vampire named Gretchen who had been staked after trying to kill two brothers, the two brothers try to pick up their lives and move on. 
Two of Gretchen’s people reanimate her slowly to bring her back to life by feeding her human blood over a short period of time. Cade (a sire) and his brother, Brooks, who is half vampire, soon learn that Brooks’s maker, Gretchen, is back to life and trying to get her revenge on the men who killed her.
Michael, the one who staked her, soon reverts back to his vampiric ways by murdering in such a brutal way as to suggest that Brooks is killing humans. The other vampires, and soon Brooks himself, along with the sheriff, try to protect Cade, especially after Cade learns his dead girlfriend is now something so horrible it cannot be understood. 
What happened to her? What will happen to the vampires, Gretchen, and her army of the undead? 
Read book three to find out. 
4 stars.

Author Bio
Alistair Cross was born in the western United States and began penning his own stories by the age of eight. First published by Damnation Books in 2012, Alistair has since published several more novels. In 2012, he joined forces with international bestselling author, Tamara Thorne, and as Thorne & Cross, they write the successful Gothic series, The Ravencrest Saga. Their novel, The Cliffhouse Haunting, is an Amazon Best Seller, as is Alistair's solo novel, The Crimson Corset.

In 2014, Alistair and Tamara began the internet radio show, Thorne & Cross: Haunted Nights LIVE! Haunted Nights LIVE! premiered to great acclaim and has featured such guests as Chelsea Quinn Yarbro of the Saint-Germain vampire series, Charlaine Harris of the Southern Vampire Mysteries and basis of the HBO series True Blood, Jeff Lindsay, author of the Dexter novels that inspired the hit television series, Jay Bonansinga of the Walking Dead series, Laurell K. Hamilton of the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novels, and New York Times best sellers Christopher Rice, Jonathan Maberry, and Christopher Moore.

Alistair is currently at work on several projects including a solo novel and a new Thorne & Cross collaboration. His influences include the works of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul, Ira Levin, and William Peter Blatty.

Learn more about him at his website: http://alistaircross.com
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