"Poetic and melancholic, the novel is a cross between True Blood and Interview with the Vampire. This is a coming-of-age vampire tale complete with mystery, romance and suspense that will surely entertain fans of the genre." --The US Review Of Books
"From the dank and rugged northern California coastline to the vibrant San Francisco club scene, Leah Reise has created a vibrant and surrealistic world and populated it with relatable characters. Her rookie novel features a sisterly love story, darkly passionate vampires, and rivalries between ancient blood thirsty factions. Freshly undead, Edrea is smart, sexy, and fiercely protective of her baby sister, a girl who looks for and finds trouble behind every iron gate." --City To Country Magazine
"What I love about this story, first, is the author's ability with description. Reise has a gift for painting the scene without over-telling, and still offering enough detail to allow for vivid imagery. ... second ... that much of it takes place in Sonoma County locations. Reise doesn't disappoint, taking her characters to Bodega Bay and Santa Rosa, though much of the story is set in San Francisco. ... third ... how large a role family plays in The Beauty in Darkness. There are definite themes that take place from both Edrea's old and new life, which I'll let you find out on your own to avoid any spoilers. All in all, I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys supernatural and vampire fantasy." --The Press Democrat
From the Author
Also, I am happy to announce that the sequel to The Beauty in Darkness is in the making! If you enjoyed the first book and would like to embark on the next journey, you can follow me on my Twitter or Facebook author pages under Leah Reise, where I will post any updates on book releases. You can also Like the Facebook page, The Beauty in Darkness: A Vampire Story, or visit my website to keep up with any news.