LUNA SANGUIS - THE BOOK.
About the Book
Paris 1925A young woman is nearing her Eternal Vampire state as her birthday approaches. She is held captive by the hybrid vampire she created and slowly drained of her pure blood to keep his addiction in check. She outwits him and escapes to a chateau in the hope of reaching maturity. But he follows her unmistakable scent and massacres all that dare protect his supply of Eternal blood.
She awakens in a tiny room trapped and defenseless with amnesia, but something deep in her subconscious yearns to be set free by the next full moon – the date of her Eternal Birthday.
Her true self, Eternal, emerges in brief flashes of awareness to protect her from the horrors of this terrifying prison. Desperate, she forges an alliance with her true love, a gorgeous young doctor treating her.
But her nemesis is out there somewhere, relishing the hunt for her blood – and nothing will stop him from becoming Eternal.
The Evil Count Lucien and Eternal:
Lucien approached with his sword, smiling as she backed away in fear. Her eyes widened as he slashed his forearm with the blade and offered his blood to her.
“Come on ... this is what you’ve been waiting for.”The effect of his blood was immediate. Even Lucien jumped with shock as she pounced and sucked on the wound with wild abandon. She sighed and moaned as she drank her first human blood. Lucien’s eyes rolled up in their sockets as he felt the tingle of an orgasm. The dark music he had grown to love was so sweet, so mesmerising, he felt at home. He had finally allowed her to fulfil her birthright and it was wonderful. It was better than sex.
Edouard was transfixed by her large lustrous eyes of burnt umber. It was a colour that radiated an allure both enticing and at the same time something dark and foreboding. He gasped, as the feeble light cascading from the window caused her eyes to change colour to pitch-black, like a cat as it sensed the kill.
Edouard shuddered as she spoke to him without moving her lips – “we are eternal, my true love.” His mind went numb with shock at hearing that word from his dreams. He began to tremble with excitement.
“I am for you.” That was all he could say.
The Vampire Sucklings:
Over the next few weeks Claudette had become insatiable for blood and sex, the two usually going together like strawberries and cream. Jacques couldn’t risk any more exsanguinations at the rampant hands of Claudette or he’d end up at the morgue. He showed her how to entice the wandering adventurers who clambered for action at the city’s roughest areas and spike their drinks with the voodoo white stolen from a Bokor who had the misfortune to cross Jacques’ path. When they had enough, both booked passage to Marseilles. Oh, one more thing, Jacques had named his voodoo white - Forbidden Kiss.
Eternal trapped in the asylum:
Eternal wanted to scream, but she was so dry with fear her tongue was stuck to the roof of her mouth. She looked desperately around the small room, breathing frantically. Her head swam with terrifying visions of bloody and torn bodies, screams of death and those leather-clad legs. She tried to understand what was happening to her, but couldn’t. The screams of ravens pecked at her sanity. Tears ran down her face as her other name eluded her. Nothing surfaced except sheer terror, a terror which had stripped her of her very existence. She convulsed. Nothing came up.
It was as Simon said it would be. The reader would be as lost as Eternal is. This story takes the reader on a journey with the characters as their thoughts, memories and dreams flitter you from one reality, timeframe and era to the next. It may seem disorientating, confusing and complex, but it is what lends the book the unique and terrifying experience you share with the characters.
Eternal, known to her demonic Vampire Suckling as Delicate Rose, suffers from amnesia after a traumatic experience. She is fleeing for her life and then finds herself rescued from the danger but placed in the Douvrey Institute for the insane. She is lost, frightened and yearning for her true love. Her inner Vampire though is silently trying to break free and relish in it's natural food source, blood.
Lucien is a likeable Count with a cruel disposition, obsessed with Delicate Rose and Vampires. He becomes a hybrid Vampire but wants to be released from the curse of being dependant on Eternal for her blood as a Suckling. Right before the final moment when she could finally transform him into a true Vampire and give him eternal life, she escapes and his inner demon forces him to hunt her down and kill everyone that stands in his way in order for her to release him from his torment.
The ending is shocking, the reading is difficult and the writing is intelligent. At times almost nothing makes sense. This book is not for the stupid, tired or faint hearted. Simon Okill messes with your mind and challenges you as a reader with this book. Keep reading no matter what. For this reason I rate this disturbing, difficult, complicated but brilliantly crafted book 4 stars.