A Guest Post from KA Hambly about her book, Rise of the New Bloods
K A Hambly writes Gothic Horror. She is a Welsh author who has just released her debut novel, The Rise of the New Bloods, From Dark Beginnings. It is available on Amazon and LULU publishing.
I’d like to thank Rebecca for giving me this opportunity to talk about my book.
The Rise of the New Bloods is not just another vampire story. I understand this has been said many times before but I like to think I have created something here, which is very different to the norm. The story is set in Finland, a country seeped in folklore and mystery. Behind the veil of the snow and the Fir trees, lives a clan of vampires trying to protect an ancient Egyptian relic called The Ankh. The Ankh must not fall into human hands. Neither must the vampires reveal their identity to the humans. They arrived in Finland from Egypt where Amroath, the New Blood elder was entrusted with the Ankh by a prophet called Mardok. What is so special about this Ankh is that it enables them to walk in daylight and it is highly sought after by a man called Jafar, whom we later discover is actually a werewolf, and was once an aide to Mardok.
Amroath receives news that one of his clan has left the safety of their compound, breaking the agreement they had made with the Guardians of the Ancient Secrets. He is aware that there is consequences but what he doesn’t realise is, Jafar’s wolves have discovered their whereabouts before the Guardians could get there to warn them. Jyrki, Amroath’s son is given the Ankh, as stated in an ancient prophecy, to leave and keep the Ankh safe, but when he returns he witnesses the genocide of his family, making him the last vampire and New Blood.
What follows is Jyrki’s adventure into the modern world and his meetings with Stride, April and Blaze that would change his life forever. Although he still has the worry of the Ankh and his identity being discovered, he soon finds a life for himself in New York. Although it is not long before the Hounds of the Apocalypse and Jafar are on his trail…
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Rebecca Hamilton is a USA Today bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author. Her bestselling Forever Girl Series is available at online retailers and has been optioned for film with Witten Pictures. The Hungarian edition has been published with IPC books and the German edition has been published with Darkiss, a Harlequin imprint.