Simon lives with his wife, Shirlee Anne and their cat, in a pretty coastal town in South Wales, UK. They both love Stephen King and had read many of his books and enjoyed their transition to the screen. Due to their love of books they dabbled in writing for some years as a hobby. They were approached by a film company to write a paranormal TV series. They struggled most nights and all through weekends to come up with 22 episodes only for the company to go bust. After an accident at work Mr. Okill was forced to retire due to a disability
Battling with depression, his newfound skills of writing became his sword and their scripts templates for novels. His writing became more serious as certain A-list actors expressed interest in his scripts and his debut novel Nobody Loves a Bigfoot Like a Bigfoot Babe was accepted by Christopher Matthews Publishing after so many British publishers turned it down.
Oh man. Where do I start? This story starts out with a gruesome scene that at first I couldn’t really tell what was going on. After I got my bearings, I realized this girl is fighting for her life. It wasn’t until a little later that I realized there is something very different about her.
The story is about a woman who is trying to escape the clutches of a madman. A madman after her very essence. As it turns out, there is something very different about her. The story leads into a man finding her wandering and taking her to an asylum.
In the asylum, the POV keeps jumping back and forth between a normal, traumatized woman to a woman seeing demons and witches. It took me a few chapters to figure out we are talking about the same woman.
The book then takes another turn and we are learning about a man named Lucien Dupont; or Count Lucien Dupont as her always refers to himself. This man is very wealthy and has a mistress. You later learn that his mistress and the woman from earlier in the story are the same woman. Ah, this is the earlier time before the days of her being in the asylum. She keeps being referred to as Delicate Rose or Eternal. At this point, I am not sure what her real name is.
As the story progresses, you find out, ah ha!! Eternal is a vampire. Lucien also wants to be a vampire and in the process draws in two other people he picks up in a cafe. As the change takes him over, he realizes that he will always be a Suckling vampire; needing her blood to survive.
The story then goes into how Lucien came into his fortune and the terrible misgivings he had to tolerate growing up. His parents are killed by each other, murder suicide, so he is left with the fortune when he turns 18. As a child, he meets Eternal for the first time as his classmate. He grows to love her and when his parents kill each other, he covers it up so not to tarnish his family name. He found a book at a bookstore, Dracula, and with that book comes a demon known as the Count that helps him clean up the mess and cover up the crime. He then turns 18, moves, and takes Eternal with him.
The story then goes on to tell how Eternal got to the point at the beginning of the story. So, the story circles back around and you find out how she got underneath the table at the start of the book.
I have yet to finish this book as I did need to close my eyes and go to sleep. So far, I already hold this book to a 5 star rating. This book is fantastic!! The author does a wonderful job of bringing to life the story and allowing me to play it out in my mind. He uses very descriptive language that allows me to picture what is going on. I hope the ending is a satisfying as the book has been thus far.