Love #scary #vampire #hunter thrillers? Then catch Daylight’s Deadly Kiss – second of my Blood Riders adventures while it’s #FREE on Amazon. Edge of the seat #Gothic #Horror.
It’s finally here. It’s publication day for The Lazarus Child – third installment in the Blood Riders vampire hunter series and it’s number 12 in the US Vampire Horror hot new releases chart. Grab your copy while it’s still at the launch discount price of just 99c/99p and plunge into Anton Yoska’s most thrilling Transylvanian adventure yet. Click HERE to check it out on Amazon.
I’m delighted to announce that Daylight’s Deadly Kiss – the second Gothic vampire adventure in the Blood Riders series is now live on Amazon and will continue for the next week at the launch discount price of 99p/ 99 cents.
So what’s it about?
Vampire slayer Anton Yoska faces a life and death challenge as he is tasked by the Vatican to procure Daylight’s Kiss – a doomsday weapon that recreates sunlight in a bottle, guaranteed to kill all blood-sucking monsters on contact.
But he’s not the only one chasing the fabled incendiary and he quickly finds himself battling vengeful vampires, cold-blooded gangsters and rival hunters – all of whom will stop at nothing to possess the devastating compound.
Dangers lurks everywhere, nothing is quite what it seems, and treachery and deceit threaten his every move. But Anton Yoska’s determined not to go down without a fight – and he doesn’t care who he takes to Hell with him.
Like the sound of that?
To buy on Amazon.com click HERE
To buy on Amazon.co.uk click HERE
Well, day 5 has finally rolled round, marking an end of the Game of Crones mini blog tour and I’m happy – and a little relieved – to report that the great reviews for my witchcraft themed collection of short stories have continued to the finish line. Here’s a sample of what the book bloggers thought:
Trails of Tales: “Jay Raven can certainly pack a punch. Yes sir! All the stories in Game of Crones, and I mean all are qualified to boast of endings that are anything but predictable.
“Of course, as is the case with most anthologies, you might like some stories better that others but each of them will shock or surprise you. Jay Raven’s prowess as a writer is clearly evident in the manner he suddenly changes the direction and pace of a story, leading to an end that is completely capable of leaving you stunned.”
Terror Tree: “The stories are all set in a different time and place and due to the author’s fine detail gives you the feeling that you are there. One thing I could not get over was how much was crammed into each story. There was comedy, intrigue, suspense, vengeance and so much more, that kept me hooked. Jay Raven is a new author to me and he has just gained another fan.”
KT Robson: “Despite the dark nature of the book, it makes for a quick read, each story being gripping from the first page, drawing you in and giving you that ‘just one more..’ feeling as you begin the next one. I really hope this isn’t the last short story collection that Jay Raven publishes! I devoured this one and was quite sad when I reached the end and realised there were no more stories for me to read!”
The ayjaypagefarer book blog: “Raven has a real touch for the dark and macabre. In this work, he offers some short tales of witchcraft and devilry that seem strangely familiar to us – like a gut feeling that you may have seen the film you are watching before, even though you haven’t. As an introduction to Raven’s writing, and to malevolent magic stories in general, it certainly works; those familiar stories are told with a freshness and world-building that, together, show us old tropes in a new light – and which keep the reader turning the page.”
The Midnight Review: “Game of Crones is a series of short stories written by Jay. I love a good anthology but I have never read one where the stories are all written by the same author.
“So what are you in for? well, according to the cover, tales of witchcraft and wickedness. Do you get it? Oh yes! The thing I love about short stories is the intensity of them. The author has to get to the point straight away so they usually pack a punch and the story that kicks off this collection is 2-3 minutes long. It really sets the tone for what is coming.
“My favourite story of the lot was Changeling. The reason being it relies on your imagination to work out what the outcome is. I don’t want to go into details and spoil it. Let’s just say it sent shivers down my spine.”
It’s been a fabulous tour and I’m really grateful to all the wonderful reviewers who took part. Many thanks.
Today’s crop of book blogger write-ups for Game of Crones have had me dancing with delight. They’ve showered the book with compliments.
Black Books Blog declared:“All of the stories are brilliantly written with lots of atmosphere and twisty endings which I never saw coming, even though I know from past experience how Jay writes.
Overall, this is brilliant collection of stories, which you can dip in and out of when you have a spare ten minutes.”
The Divine Write wrote: “This is a great collection of short stories, which you know by now I love. Firstly the title, I love a good pun and this one is clever.
“There are eight tales in total and although they all have a common thread, they are all very different in tone.I enjoyed them all but my favourite was Suggestion of Evil, which I thought was very captivating. In this story Pandora, has all but wiped out crime from every town she visits, simply by the method she uses to execute prisoners. What is her secret?”
While ReviewsFeed said: “After briefly starting this before bed one night, I read 90% of this book in one sitting the following day. That’s how quick and enjoyable it is!
“Each story is nice and short, easy to read and distinctly different from each other. We meet a variety of characters, but the one thing they all have in common is a woman able to wield supernatural powers over us mere mortals with terrifying consequences.
“As I started each new tale, I couldn’t wait to see how events unfolded! I couldn’t anticipate how each story was going to end. A few of the stories are almost fable-like, with a lesson in the morality of seeking out such power…or meddling with the wrong person!”
And Odd Socks and Lollipops revealed: “I am a big fan of dark fantasy, and I loved reading Crimson Siege by Jay Raven so I had high hopes for Game of Crones and I am happy to say I was not disappointed! These tales were every bit as dark as I had hoped. I couldn’t out Game of Crones down and ended up reading all of the stories in a single day.”
I can’t tell you guys how thrilled I am. Many, many thanks for taking the trouble to read the collection and share your kind thoughts with your readers.