Salomé – Daughter or Demon
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Salomé – Daughter or Demon
Salomé cherishes her passion for the night. Her unyielding passion protects her sanity; while, a boot knife protects her against any other threats. But unbeknownst to Salomé, she has had other protectors watching her throughout her life. And thank goodness for that, for the night’s shadows spy on her.
After high school graduation, Salomé moves to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she makes new friendships and works a challenging career. Then one starry night, Fate intercedes. Salomé receives an invitation to embrace her inner passion.
Should she trust this shadowy stranger? And change her life forever–or–run?
The choice leads to Salomé dealing with vampires, gods, immortals, secret organizations, and magick. How can Salomé manage nightkind when all she knows of them originate from books and movies?
Salomé can only hope to complete her adventure with the help of family and friends. If she cannot, the world might end in a thunderous bang.
5 out of 6 stars!
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From the back cover.
Salomé and Theodore shared plenty of mischief together. Heck, most of the town retell their tales. But after high school graduation, close friendships travel in opposite directions.
When Salomé relocates to New Mexico, Fate offers her an overwhelming choice to embrace the night and become a vampire. While Theodore finally receives word of achieving his lifelong ambition to join the priesthood and moves to New York.
If Salomé can keep her secret safe, old friendships should survive the long distance. But when a maniac decides to dabble in ancient magick, old friendships strain to their limits. To make matters worse, Eric, Salomé’s father, kept more than one secret from his daughter.
After learning outlandish tales, conspiracy theories, and family history, Salomé puts her immortal life in danger. Should she follow the team’s plan or do it alone? The world, or at least the Hudson Valley, depends on her.
Good thing, Salomé has her secrets too.
About the author…
Raised in Stony Point, New York, William Freeman is now retired and resides in Ocala, Florida, where he is currently working on his next novel – Salomé – Path of the Jaguar.
Editor’s pick award
Salomé: Daughter or Demon is a lively vampire romp about a teenage girl destined to become a daughter of the night. Salome is a headstrong and stubborn typical teenager who doesn’t change much after she is turned into a blood-sucker. The story shows her early days of adjustment and learning how to survive as a vampire. She is mentored by two very old immortals, Master Kajika and Leslie, who have extreme patience with her teenager mouth and impulses.
“To take a life is no easy undertaking. The conflict between your old life and your present one lingers until you make this kill. Salomé, remember we’re hunters, not killers,” Kajika said, in a distant voice.
“My pleasure.” I had enough of people consoling me. I’m no child. No misunderstandings exist of what I must do tonight.
She gets to exact revenge on some bad guys early on and then she gets involved in a Vatican cover up and mysterious cult that could be the end to her new life. She’s a quick learner and masters the rough protocols required for fighting and killing.
Salome maintains a friendship with her high school friend Theodore, who has gone into the priesthood and can offer insight into much of the disruption with the church and vampires. She also has new friends of a supernatural nature she didn’t know existed. This includes discovering who her biological father really is as well as lifetime friends.
The book is written from Salome’s viewpoint. Her dialogue is written in a short, abbreviated style that is typical for the young, cell phone generation. She’s sarcastic and sometimes naïve. Although not always likeable, she sometimes is and can grow on you. It’s clear she mainly has good intentions and is fiercely loyal to those she considers deserve it. She still enjoys food, reading, writing, and exercising. Like everyone, she’s doing the best with the cards dealt to her.
Imagine a vampire who misses their workout. Stiff joints creak. They could end up in an old horror movie, as a sound effect for creaky floorboards.
I enjoyed this book and can recommend it for vampire/fantasy fans. It’s a fun story that has humor and action, plus it’s left open for a sequel! ~ HugeOrange.com