Friday, November 30, 2018

BLOG TOUR: Vlad by Stacey Rourke

Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Stacey Rourke's Vlad, the second book in the Veiled series! Today, on our tour stop, we have a review AND a book trailer to share! So... Check it out and grab your copy now! Don't forget to follow the tour, HERE!

New Adult
Urban Fantasy
Paranormal Romance
Veiled, #2
Publish Date:
November 26, 2018
Anchor Group Publishing

History believes me to be a merciless savage. A terror upon the Earth known as The Impaler. Archaic lore whispers I am the first of the vampire lineage.

These claims ... are all painted in bloody truth.

Now, while the world watches in fear, a war is brewing. Humans are targeting vampires in merciless attacks to force us back into the shadows.

They woke me to be their weapon.

They know not my loathing for my own kind.
Even I cannot say for certain whose side I’m on.

I have bowed before the alter of darkness rooted in the Nosferatu bloodline. Been forced to drink of its bitter sacrament. They refer to me as The Son of The Dragon, and I laugh. For I, alone, know that malevolent essence is one no man could ever tame.

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**About the Author**
RONE Award Winner for Best YA Paranormal Work of 2012 for Embrace, a Gryphon series Novel

Young Adult and Teen Reader voted Author of the Year 2012
Turning Pages Magazine Winner for Best YA book of 2013 & Best Teen Book of 2013 
Readers' Favorite Silver Medal Winner for Crane 2015

Stacey Rourke is the author of the award winning YA Gryphon series, the chillingly suspenseful Legends Saga, and the romantic comedy Reel Romance Series. She lives in Michigan with her husband, two beautiful daughters, and two giant dogs. She loves to travel, has an unhealthy shoe addiction, and considers herself blessed to make a career out of talking to the imaginary people that live in her head.

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*My Thoughts*

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Oh... My... Goodness! I am still reeling after turning the last page. Just when I thought Veiled was... "WHOA!" I finish Vlad! And... My mind is blown! For something that Stacey said she would never right, she has gone beyond incredible with this series. The well-developed characters, the eerie world-building made this a deliciously sinister story. The suspense and drama was evident, especially with the romantic tensions between characters. This second installment is told in alternating, past and present, views in which it ties together the storyline and characters involved. It works, without knowing Vlad's past, then we wouldn't understand the connection of what is happening in the present. Nicely done!

I would highly recommend reading Veiled before diving into this gripping urban fantasy. Not only that, Stacey intertwined various character names from popular literature that will be very familiar. This is definitely a riveting tale of the paranormal fantasy with twists and turns on the classic Dracula lore that we all have seen and read growing up. But, of course, this had to end with a cliffhanger! But... Whoa! What a cliffhanger!!!???!!! That's one reason why I am still reeling with a bunch of mixed up feels... That cliffhanger! Don't get me wrong, I am not saying I hate cliffhangers, but the ability of the author to make me cringe with frustration knowing that I will have to wait impatiently to find out what will happen next! Stacey Rourke accomplished it... AGAIN!!! Now, I just need the next book now, Stacey!!! 😉

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely review, Jasmine! This sounds like a fantastic read and really addicting!