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Sunday, December 28, 2014

BOUND BY BLOOD (A NIGHT SHIFT NOVELLA)BY MARGO COLLINS-GUEST REVIEW BY BECCA

***GUEST REVIEW BY BECCA***
 
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
 
**Book was gifted by author in return for an honest review**

Margo has yet to write a book, that I have read that I didn't like. As a matter of fact when this book landed in my hands I had been bugging my contact about when Margo was coming out with another book! She's created a very interesting world, something I haven't read before. Which is very refreshing and what I love most about her stories.

When Lili returns to Houston to work for the CDC, she has no idea that the stories and warnings her grandmother told her long ago were something to uphold. She encounters a disease never heard of before. Then come the dreams, visions and voices. Lili can only go with her gut instincts to save these innocent lives.

That ending?! Talk about a cliff hangar! This novella is the perfect start to what I believe will be a
great series. 
 
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Blurb
 
Sometimes the monsters in the dark are real...

As a child, Lili Banta ignored her grandmother's cryptic warnings to avoid children outside their Filipino community in Houston. When many of those other children fell ill, Lili ignored the whispers in her community that a vampiric aswang walked among them.

Years later, Lili returns to Houston to work for the Quarantine Station of the Center for Disease Control—but she is plagued by dark, bloody dreams that consume her nights and haunt her days. When a strange illness attacks the city's children, Lili is called in to find its source, and maybe even a cure.

But in order to save the city, she must first acknowledge the sinister truth: A monster stalks the night—closer than she ever expected....
 
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Excerpt
 
Sitting straight up in bed, I gasped and threw myself back against the headboard, the thud dying away along with the remaining shreds of my dream.
But the word still ricocheted through my mind.
Aswang.
Until yesterday, I hadn't thought of the term in years—not since I'd left Houston for med school in Maine, determined to get as far away from home as I could.
But this resurgence of the same, odd illness that had swept my city years before was apparently also dredging up the old stories from deep in my subconscious: the aswang, a vampiric woman who lived a quiet life by day and fed on children in the night, flying back home on bat-wings just before dawn.
My unconscious mind had clearly also expanded on the idea, casting me in the role of aswang and adding schizoid conversations with a chorus of internal voices.
Great. I'm insane in my dreams.
And I'm a monster.
Shuddering, I wiped my hand across my gritty, raw eyelids.
 
 
 
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Margo Bond Collins is the author of urban fantasy, contemporary romance, and paranormal mysteries. She has published a number of novels, including Sanguinary, Taming the Country Star, Legally Undead, Waking Up Dead, and Fairy, Texas. She lives in Texas with her husband, their daughter, and several spoiled pets. Although writing fiction is her first love, she also teaches college-level English courses online. She enjoys reading romance and paranormal fiction of any genre and spends most of her free time daydreaming about heroes, monsters, cowboys, and villains, and the strong women who love them—and sometimes fight them.

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/margobondcollins




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