Thank you to all the Bloggers, Reviewers and Readers who helped with the relaunch of Crimson Siege. Your help is very much appreciated xx
What the bloggers and reviewers thought
The Bookworm Drinketh
I loved the backstories that we got to delve into in this novel. Read more here
This is a scary rollercoaster, full of twists and turns, that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Read more here
Sue Wallace Site
Donna’s Book Blog
I found the story easy to read, the pace was great and I was addicted as soon as I started reading it Read more here
On The Shelf Reviews
This is beautifully written, Gothic and a little disturbing at times. Read more here
Proper blood curdling action! I started reading and was immediately swept in to the story as I was thrown into the horrific scenes of vampires and hunters! The adrenaline starts pumping and never stops! Read more here
Black Books Blog
I really liked this book and after reading the first chapter I got so engrossed that I didn’t realise how long I had been reading for and how far into the book I got. Read more here
Blood Riders book 1
by Jay Raven
Available from AMAZON
In the godless badlands of Transylvania the fragile truce between mankind and monsters is about to explode…
When bounty hunters target one of 19th century Europe’s most feared vampire clans, the last place any lawman wants to be is caught in the middle…
But for Anton Yoska, Lord Marshal of the Imperial lands south of the Carpathian Mountains, fate has trapped him in a supernatural stand-off that can end only in a bloodbath.
A gang of mercenaries led by Anton’s former army comrade Milosh Drubrick have captured vampire aristocrat Stefan Modjeski, wanted for a string of frenzied murders, and have come to Anton to claim the reward. And as Stefan’s predatory undead kin lay siege to the jailhouse, Anton is faced with an agonising choice – hand over his prisoner and abandon the bounty hunters to their unspeakable fate, or stand and fight.
The jailhouse defenders are outnumbered and out of options. It’s a battle that can’t be won, certain slaughter for them all, and Anton can’t trust his scheming allies. But Lord Marshal Yoska isn’t about to surrender.
For he’s an experienced vampire hunter, a dangerous man when cornered, and a single minded warrior who knows there are worse things to fear than death…
I was very interested in how Jay would approach the vampires as he himself admits that Drakula had been done to death. I was very impressed I was hooked very early on as the reader is thrown straight in to the horrific scenes of this ‘new’ vampire and from there the adrenaline keeps pumping.
There is a little humour interwoven in the story (at least I think so) and this softens what would otherwise be a little too ‘horrific’ for some.
There are several characters introduced at the start and more join in as the story progresses. They develop steadily through the story it all makes for a gripping fast moving read. I am eager to learn more about the history behind this book but I am assured all will become clear in the next book.
I am very impressed with this modern day view of the undead Jay has added new elements and the whole thing works perfectly.
Excellent read, well worth the 5 stars and I will eagerly await the next book.
Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do with it.
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