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The Matriarch: Changeling Paperback – July 9, 2015
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About the Author
Heeding a macabre calling listening to "Mother Ghost Nursery Rhymes" in kindergarten, Kevin started writing in grade school and filled countless notebooks with story ideas while touring the Mediterranean in the US Navy. He is the author of The Spooky Chronicles and the vampire thriller series "The Matriarch," creator/critic for MovieCrypt.com and "ghost writer" for horror host Grim D. Reaper. Kevin currently resides in the Houston, Texas, area with his wife and fellow horror author, Linda S. Cowden, along with four dogs, three horses and at least a dozen cats (don’t judge). His author blog is at ThinkingSkull.com.
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Do yourself a favor, and get into this story as soon as possible. You won't regret it. The author makes it easy to read and to care for Janiss right away.
Changeling was more that just "good"!
As with the previous installments, you are intrigued from page one, and this book does not necessarily require that you read the previous books (though I do recommend that). To recap what I love with each book, the one thing that stays consistent, is the vampires themselves. They are modern, sleek and still extremely deadly without being parodies of themselves...and also without sparkling. Janiss has improved a lot as the series has gone on. Despite being unable to age, she has grown up quite a bit and has adapted to her role in the series. She's quickly becoming a favorite vampire character to me.
The new vampire in the book, Nancy, piqued my interest and the way she acts, her past and her sometimes questionable intentions, kept me reading as fast as I could.
The human characters, both the old and the new, are well-rounded, easy to like or dislike depending on the character.
Jumping back into this book so much time later was easy. The characters were just as vivid, the backstory just as fresh in my mind. Not a lot of books can do that. The horror elements are not over the top. Chapters upon chapters go by without any blood being spilled, but the very cadence of the story gives you that little shiver. It's creepy, even when it isn't trying to be.
This is a great series for fans of vampires and mystery. It will keep your eyes glued to the page.
Janice and I could easily be friends. Well as long as we had a clear set of rules on how I am never under any circumstance to be breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Can't wait for the 4th book.