#BookReview – Night Home by Rose Titus @sagesblogtours
Series: The Vampire Next Door Book #1
Published by Bathory Gate Press on 13th November 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal
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She's inherited more than just an old house...she's also inherited an old enemy. When college student Muriel Aubrey inherits an old house in a small town, she imagines that moving into the rural community will be deathly dull. But the old house once belonged to her eccentric granduncle, a professor said to be researching something mysterious before his untimely death. Then Muriel finds the research notes that had been hidden away in the old Victorian, and she discovers what the professor was researching: vampires. It isn't long before Muriel meets residents of the small town who knew the professor almost a century ago, and learns that everything he wrote in the notes he kept is true... And then she finds herself stalked by a vampire hunter...
*Thank you so much to Sage at Sage Blog Tours and the author Rose Titus for a copy of this book*
This is a story of Muriel Aubrey whose Granduncle was murdered and she has inherited his house. When she searches the house, she discovers his journals and a whole world she never knew existed…
I thought it was a nice easy read being a novella, although I got slightly confused with some of the community and who was who. I do not feel we got to know any of the characters due to the length of the novella, one thing I did learn is they all blame themselves for Professor Aubrey’s death.
I think because we did not get much character development, when the big bad vampire hunter came to town, it didn’t bother me. This is a trilogy so I may pick up the next book to see what happens. However, this could be the trickery of the author, to suck you in a little bit so it makes you want to pick up the next book – kudos to you Rose if that is the case – because it worked on me!
What did I like about the book, I hear you ask? (Well I am pretending you did!) I enjoyed the fact that the author added photos in the book in the passages so you could visualise what she had written which I thought was a fab touch. I loved the twist on the vampires, where she tries to humanise them. They are not the bloodsucking fiends from the movies (which they hate!) nor the sparkly ones from the Twilight era.
I did really like Josie, as she was the youngest of them all, going to night school to get an education, reinforcing the fact they are trying to fit with the community and live in peace.
Afterall, Vampires are nice people too!!
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About Rose Titus
Rose Titus works two jobs to support her writing habit. She exists somewhere in cold, dreary New England, with two manipulative cats and a very out of date Macintosh with which she creates horror and fantasy fiction. She also has a restored classic car to ride around while in search of adventure.
For travel she has stayed for the night in an allegedly haunted castle, has taken a boat ride on Loch Ness, and has visited the fabled Bermuda Triangle, without getting lost.
Her work has previously appeared in Lost Worlds, Lynx Eye, Bog Gob, Mausoleum, Midnight Times, Blood Moon Rising Magazine, The Bugle, Weird Terrain, Descend, Wicked Wheels, Carnival of Aces, The Dead River Review, Fortean Times, and other literary magazines.
When she’s not writing or working or messing around with her old Buick, she waits by her mailbox for the next issue of Fortean Times to arrive.
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