Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Review of Unholy Embrace by Harriet Klausner

Unholy Embrace-Neil Benson

Human Frank Thornton and vampire Nessa Harcanu hold hands as they walk together at night in Manhattan. He knows his beloved is a centuries old vampire, but has not witnessed at all what that means until this evening. Werewolves attack them, but Nessa overpowers them; shaking Frank with her abilities.

They met three weeks earlier with both attracted at first sight. Now he needs to know why the assault. Nessa honestly thinks a serial killing demon she hunts sent the horde. He thinks about leaving her, but cannot as he loves her though he wonders if she is using her vampiric enchantress skills to manipulate his desires. Still Frank tells her he cannot convert, but wants to be with her. She explains the demon is not her worst nightmare. Her sire, who she killed back in 1627 after he converted her and sucked dry her husband, left behind a raging predator the “widow” Narice who wants to destroy her for killing the Master; Frank is her Achilles Heel.

This is an exhilarating urban fantasy filled with demons, werewolves and vampires; oh, my! Frank is a terrific human who feels as if he fell through the rabbit hole when he fell in love while Nessa is an honest vampiress who tells him the truth. Although there is too much going on with the lead couple as the demon hunters and as the Narice hunted, sub-genre fans will enjoy this tale of blood and romance flowing on the streets of Manhattan.

Harriet Klausner

 
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Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Problem with Werewolves - a Short Story by Neil Benson

A Problem with Werewolves  is a story about a mortal man, his immortal vampire female lover, a pack of werewolves, and a demon.The cast of characters is going to play a version of survivor. This story was published in Night to Dawn in 2010.

The story can be downloaded from the following link. Please leave feedback if you read the story. 



https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzZFYqsJhXG0X1l1R25BMHNNeTQ/edit


Monday, October 22, 2012

Unholy Embrace a vampire novel - mortal combat between vampire and werewolf

Frank describes an encounter with werewolves of the worst kind.
Nessa ran at a werewolf that charged her. They collided and fell to the ground.

The creature staggered from the impact, and she grabbed it by the throat with both hands. It thrust its jaw out, trying to bite her face with its large canines.

She pushed its head back until the creature couldn't reach her with its mouth.

The werewolf grabbed at her arms to no avail as she tightened her grip until she broke its neck. Nessa pushed the werewolf to the ground, stood over it, and snarled. The moonlight revealed blood dripping from her fangs.

I scanned the area to check for more werewolves. Seeing none, I took a deep breath and realized my shirt was wet. When I put my hand to my chest, I felt the warm, clotting fluid mingled with tufts of hair. I was glad my stomach was empty when I gagged. I started to speak to Nessa when I saw her turn and walk toward the other side of the building. I went around the car, following a step behind but parallel to her.

A cloud covering the moon prevented me from seeing what caught her attention. When the cloud passed, the moonlight revealed a huge, heavily muscled werewolf, seven feet tall. The creature growled, revealing three inch-long, curved canines that came to sharp points. The enraged werewolf was the alpha male......




Unholy Embrace  is a swift paced, action-packed novel about the relationship between a mortal man and his immortal female vampire lover as they fight werewolves, vampires, and other creatures in their effort to kill a soul eating demon.

If this sounds interesting, and I hope it does, please follow the link and read the reviews on Amazon.

Review of the vampire novel Unholy Embrace by Neil Benson

Unholy Embrace
Neil Benson
Night To Dawn (NTD)
www.bloodredshadows.com
ISBN: 9780982679500

Human Frank Thornton and vampire Nessa Harcanu hold hands as they walk together at night in Manhattan. He knows his beloved is a centuries old vampire, but has not witnessed at all what that means until this evening. Werewolves attack them, but Nessa overpowers them; shaking Frank with her abilities.

They met three weeks earlier with both attracted at first sight. Now he needs to know why the assault. Nessa honestly thinks a serial killing demon she hunts sent the horde. He thinks about leaving her, but cannot as he loves her though he wonders if she is using her vampiric enchantress skills to manipulate his desires. Still Frank tells her he cannot convert, but wants to be with her. She explains the demon is not her worst nightmare. Her sire, who she killed back in 1627 after he converted her and sucked dry her husband, left behind a raging predator the “widow” Narice who wants to destroy her for killing the Master; Frank is her Achilles Heel.

This is an exhilarating urban fantasy filled with demons, werewolves and vampires; oh, my! Frank is a terrific human who feels as if he fell through the rabbit hole when he fell in love while Nessa is an honest vampiress who tells him the truth. Although there is too much going on with the lead couple as the demon hunters and as the Narice hunted, sub-genre fans will enjoy this tale of blood and romance flowing on the streets of Manhattan.

Harriet Klausner



Unholy Embrace  is a swift paced, action-packed novel about the relationship betwee0n a mortal man and his immortal female vampire lover as they fight werewolves, vampires, and other creatures in their effort to kill a soul eating demon.

If this sounds interesting, and I hope it does, please follow the link and read the reviews on Amazon.
 
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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Unholy Embrace vampire novel- seduced by a vampire


Frank finds out that an alpha female  vampire is in charge when it comes to sex.

“May I look through your library?” she asked, examining my bookcases.

“Sure.” I was uneasy with her tendency to ask permission after the fact.

She looked at the titles for several minutes then pulled out Dr. Bova’s book on immortality and extending life. “Immortal life holds a fascination for you,” she said. “You’ll find living a long time doesn’t bring the answers to the questions you seek.”

“Am I to assume you know that from personal experience?”

She put her finger under my chin and kissed me on the lips. “I’ve seen the passing of more seasons then you could ever imagine. Perhaps, if I like you, I’ll tell you about them.”

“That would be interesting.” I'm being seduced by a vampire. Am I out of my freaking mind?

“Hush,” Nessa said, as if she could hear my thoughts. She brushed my cheek with her fingertips, pressed her lips to mine, and parted them with her tongue.

“Come.” She led me to my bedroom

Unholy Embrace  is a swift paced, action-packed novel about the relationship between a mortal man and his immortal female vampire lover as they fight werewolves, vampires, and other creatures in their effort to kill a soul eating demon.

If this sounds interesting, and I hope it does, please follow the link and read the reviews on Amazon.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Unholy Embrace - vampire novel- Amazon reviews





June 29, 2010- 5.0 out of 5 stars 
Amazon Verified Purchase
This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
Human Frank and Vampire Nessa make a lively pair. When Nessa pulls him into her life of vampires, werewolves and demons, he has his hands full just staying alive. Thankfully, Nessa is an extremely competent protector and she comes through time and time again to save his hide while she hunts down a despicable and dangerous ancient Chinese demon haunting Manhattan. Traversing the city at night to gather important elements needed to destroy the demonic force `Huli Jing', Nessa and Frank encounter danger at every turn. When the dust settles and their mission is accomplished, they fall off to sleep, ready to face the next evening with the same bravado that carried through the entire novel (I smell a sequel!).

Neil Benson has woven a sexy vampire tale with passion, adventure and more than enough vampire lore to entertain everyone who cleaves to this genre. The POV is shared between Frank and Nessa so that the reader is able to put themselves into both roles equally. A surprisingly provocative alpha female, Nessa's vampire point of view feels natural and believable. Benson worked quite a bit of her history into the telling which is a nod to the amount of research he put in to make his main character so three-dimensional. As her mortal and thus less capable lover, Frank also reacts in ways you'd expect someone would in his situation. He is an ordinary architect who happens to fall in love with a vampire just as she enters the battle of her life against a demon with deadly werewolf attendants. What luck!

This vampire tale will be one the reader enjoys over and over. Neil Benson is one to watch.

Ellen C Maze
Author of Curiously Spiritual Vampire Tales

By 
Amazon Verified 
This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
I enjoyed the story of Nessa and Frank and their adventures, This book is small but you will be surprised how jammed packed with action it is. I didn't want the story to end and hope this means a series in the making ,cause i want more of Nessa and Frank,,hint... hint Neil!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Love Story, June 23, 2010
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This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
An excellent vampire romance and horror story . I enjoyed the love affair between the mortal man, Frank, and Nessa the vampire. Their battle to find and kill the demon was very exciting. This is an action packed love story between two people from different worlds. The characters are well defined and story is well conceived. From the starting page to end, the story is full of action and excitement. Some eroticism mixed in, but it is not overdone and fits within the story. Overall, the book is well written and easy to read. I would highly recommend this book to all vampire book lovers.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, June 9, 2010
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This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
This was a great book and I enjoyed reading it. The story is intriguing and keeps the reader interested, with the right balance of suspense/action, romance, edginess, and entertainment. The action/suspense, as Nessa and Frank fight werewolves and demons, is appropriately interspersed with intriguing details of Nessa's 400 year history as a vampire, including how she survived that long and the interesting people she encountered along the way. Additionally, the reader is able to connect with Frank's struggles with being romantically involved with a vampire who is considerably stronger and more powerful than himself, as well as his internal conflicts while contemplating becoming a vampire himself. I will definitely recommend the book to others.


5.0 out of 5 stars An action packed Love story., June 7, 2010
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This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
In his wildest imagination Frank Thornton could not have believed that vampires actually existed. Imagine his surprise when he learns that Nessa Harcanu, the beautiful redhead that seduced him in that underground Manhattan bar is not just a vampire but, after fending off a vicious attack by two ferocious werewolves, a very powerful vampire.
I enjoyed the way this very compelling tale unfolds from both Nessa's and Frank's points of view. Also interesting is Nessa's story. Not only how she was "turned" but also some of her experiences over the last 400 years and the people she encounters along the way, bankers, famous artists, clergy and even a Mafia Don.
This is an action packed love story between two people from different worlds and the inherent complications of this relationship. Yet, so strong is their love that they are willing to battle with werewolves, vampires and a soul-consuming demon to remain together.
As a relative newcomer to the vampire genre I thoroughly enjoyed "Unholy Embrace". I anxiously await Mr. Benson's next offering.

5.0 out of 5 stars Unholy Embrace, March 16, 2012
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This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
Unholy Embrace kept me wanting more! It was a real fun read. I really enjoyed the relationship that Frank and Nessa (the vampire) shared alonged with their fight against the Demon, Werewolves and Narice. I willy do hope there will be sequel.


4.0 out of 5 stars exhilarating urban fantasy, January 24, 2011
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This review is from: Unholy Embrace (Paperback)
Human Frank Thornton and vampire Nessa Harcanu hold hands as they walk together at night in Manhattan. He knows his beloved is a centuries old vampire, but has not witnessed at all what that means until this evening. Werewolves attack them, but Nessa overpowers them; shaking Frank with her abilities.

They met three weeks earlier with both attracted at first sight. Now he needs to know why the assault. Nessa honestly thinks a serial killing demon she hunts sent the horde. He thinks about leaving her, but cannot as he loves her though he wonders if she is using her vampiric enchantress skills to manipulate his desires. Still Frank tells her he cannot convert, but wants to be with her. She explains the demon is not her worst nightmare. Her sire, who she killed back in 1627 after he converted her and sucked dry her husband, left behind a raging predator the "widow" Narice who wants to destroy her for killing the Master; Frank is her Achilles Heel.

This is an exhilarating urban fantasy filled with demons, werewolves and vampires; oh, my! Frank is a terrific human who feels as if he fell through the rabbit hole when he fell in love while Nessa is an honest vampiress who tells him the truth. Although there is too much going on with the lead couple as the demon hunters and as the Narice hunted, sub-genre fans will enjoy this tale of blood and romance flowing on the streets of Manhattan.

Harriet Klausner

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Unholy Embrace Vampire Novel - battle with a demon

Frank, deceived by the demon, opens the door and all hell breaks loose.



“Frank, I told you not to unlock the door,” Nessa said.

When the demon turned to face her, she reached inside her pocket and withdrew gold powder that she threw at it. The demon put its hands in front of its face and shook its head. Nessa threw more powder on the creature and chanted in Latin. The Huli Jing was unable to move, and smoke came off its body and arms. She threw more powder on the demon while she continued chanting. The demon, covered in the fine gold powder, hunched its shoulders while contracting into a tighter mass. As it did so, the smoke continued to increase.

Nessa pulled a silver dagger out of her coat and stabbed the demon in the chest. It emitted a loud, “Hhhhcccchhh,” sound. Greenish fluid flowed down its chest, but the hole made by the knife closed up.

She stabbed at it again. This time the demon grabbed the end of the dagger, broke it off, and tossed it away. Nessa clenched her fist.

The Huli Jing shook its body. Some of the fine gold powder flew into the air, and smoke coming off it decreased. The demon became brighter and brighter, until it was almost impossible to look at. The creature hissed at Nessa, and she bared her fangs and snarled.

Her knees buckled, and she pulled her cape over her head. The light created by the demon intensified, and Nessa fell backward into what remained of the doorway. The demon struggled to move towards her, hindered by the remaining golden dust on it.




Unholy Embrace  is a swift paced, action-packed novel about the relationship between a mortal man and his immortal female vampire lover as they fight werewolves, vampires, and other creatures in their effort to kill a soul eating demon.

If this sounds interesting, and I hope it does, please follow the link and read the reviews on Amazon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Unholy Embrace vampire novel - a fight to death with werewolves

 Frank describes an encounter with werewolves of the worst kind.
Nessa ran at a werewolf that charged her. They collided and fell to the ground.

The creature staggered from the impact, and she grabbed it by the throat with both hands. It thrust its jaw out, trying to bite her face with its large canines.

She pushed its head back until the creature couldn't reach her with its mouth.

The werewolf grabbed at her arms to no avail as she tightened her grip until she broke its neck. Nessa pushed the werewolf to the ground, stood over it, and snarled. The moonlight revealed blood dripping from her fangs.

I scanned the area to check for more werewolves. Seeing none, I took a deep breath and realized my shirt was wet. When I put my hand to my chest, I felt the warm, clotting fluid mingled with tufts of hair. I was glad my stomach was empty when I gagged. I started to speak to Nessa when I saw her turn and walk toward the other side of the building. I went around the car, following a step behind but parallel to her.

A cloud covering the moon prevented me from seeing what caught her attention. When the cloud passed, the moonlight revealed a huge, heavily muscled werewolf, seven feet tall. The creature growled, revealing three inch-long, curved canines that came to sharp points. The enraged werewolf was the alpha male......



Unholy Embrace  is a swift paced, action-packed novel about the relationship between a mortal man and his immortal female vampire lover as they fight werewolves, vampires, and other creatures in their effort to kill a soul eating demon.

If this sounds interesting, and I hope it does, please follow the link and read the reviews on Amazon.