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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Book Review: Boleyn--Tudor Vampire, by Cinsearae S.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had the pleasure of reading, Boleyn -- Tudor Vampire, by Cinsearae S.  Long live the queen!

Back Cover Blurb:

Just the slightest tweak in history makes all the difference in its outcome...

Tudor England. It is during the reign of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. As her time in power nears an end, Anne is greatly disheartened by the false accusations of adultery, high treason and incest she is arrested for, and the cold-heartedness of her father for his lack of defense in her honor. Upon her death, she vows revenge on those who have wronged her, and the simple change of her death sentence from beheading to hanging grants her the opportunity to execute her wish on those who betrayed her.

Unknown forces of inconceivable dark magic abounds. Anne discovers she has risen from her grave because of her denouncement of God just moments before her hanging, and resurrects two others from their untimely, wrongful deaths--her brother, George, and her favorite court musician and dear friend, Mark Smeaton. This unlikely trio will drive Whitehall Palace to madness, bringing those closest to Anne to their knees, begging for mercy and forgiveness.

Once Anne executes her justice among those who have failed her, the last and final question will be whether Anne will finally have peace, or find comfort in haunting England forever.

ISBN-13: 978-1451559491

Pub Date:  May 2010
Available in Print and Ebook format

My Review...

I first became aware of Ms. Santiago's writing several years ago when I did a spotlight on her writing for another review site.

Ms. Santiago's writing is fast-paced, entertaining and creative. The Tudor era is one of my favorites, and I've often thought that Anne Boleyn was an innocent victim of the times and tyrant. (Sorry Henry! I do love you, but... she didn't need to die, if you were going to get rid of her, you should have just set her aside like you did Katherine...IMHO)

Boleyn -- Tudor Vampire,  is a fun read!  Ms. Santiago changes history just a bit when instead of being beheaded, Anne Boleyn is hung for treason.  This sets the pace for the rest of the story.  Anne travels through Tudor England an enacts revenge on all those that hurt her, betrayed her and utlimately meant her death.  There were several times I laughed while reading this story, and several times I cringed--the details of the undead will at times turn your stomach.

If you're up for a quick (~150 pages) entertaining story with a bit of history and a bit of the undead, then I suggest you read Boleyn -- Tudor Vampire. 

About the Author...

Ms. Santiago has been writing, editing, and producing her own works through print-on-demand and conventional publishers. She is the creator of the all-new, dark paranormal romance series, "ABRAXAS". A digital artist and still-photographer, Ms. Santiago is also Editor/Publisher of Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine--a top ten finalist in the Preditors & Editors Readers Poll for 2008 and 2009, and winner for "Best Magazine Art"--having created this publication to give new and unpublished writers and artists of the genres a chance to shine and see their names in print. She also received the Author's Site of Excellence Award in December 2007 from P & E, and is a Cover Artist for Damnation Books.   Visit Ms. Santiago at http://bloodtouch.webs.com/


Chicks of Characterization said...

hmmm, you know how I love the TUDORS, and I agree Henry should have put Anne aside! this sounds interesting I might just have to check this one out!


Jacques Weiss said...

Wow, this looks like an interesting read. I think I'll check this one out too!