I'd like to take a moment to introduce my guest reviewer, author Patrick Dent. Take a moment after the review to get to know a bit about him. I'm honored to have him here today!
This is my first foray into the paranormal genre, and BOY am I glad I took the plunge! Willis has an extremely vivid imagination and a talent for building suspense and creating an intriguing universe.
Keira Blackwater lives in a world where vampires and werewolves have been normalized into society since the government established rights for paranormal's in the 1970s. In practice, these rights are fragile truces at best, a somewhat extreme allegory of modern society.
Keira is unique in that her blood can be used to “cure” paranormals back into human form. A small industry has developed around the collection and distribution of her blood.
When paranormals begin to turn up dead, all evidence points to Keira. Now, she finds herself the focal point of a conflict between vampires, werewolves, and an ancient demon of pure evil. Keira must find a way to both combat her enemies and prove her innocence.
Willis is such a descriptive author that I could feel every bruise, cut and emotional trauma that Keira experienced.
I highly recommend Blood Cure to any reader who enjoys a well told, extremely imaginative story with lots of very realistic combat scenes, and a highly satisfying ending. I can’t wait for the next installment in this well-established series.
Patcick is the author of Execution of Justice: Covert Ops Military Assassination Thriller
When three Covert Operatives are brutally murdered while investigating a human trafficker who has taken a congressman's daughter, John Drake is called in. Driven by personal demons, he is determined to deliver his own brand of justice to this ruthless gang.
As Drake tracks the most powerful enemy he has ever faced, an already tough mission becomes nearly impossible when Drake's assignment propels him to the fulcrum of a new World War, and a CIA plot to incite conflict between the Muslim oil countries and Israel unfolds.
Haunted by trauma from his past, Drake must ultimately confront the most terrifying identity of all - his own. Can he hunt down the most dangerous man in the world and prevent a war? Or will he become the monster he hunts?
Patrick received Advanced Infantry Training while stationed at Fort Benning. This inspired him to write his first novel, Execution of Justice, a story driven by John Drake's mission to rescue innocent women from the world's most dangerous criminal. Drake's advanced military tactics prove handy when he steps right into the middle of an impending World War.
Patrick's degree in Political Science helped him incorporate the geopolitical boiling pot of the early 1970s with a military action adventure plot. His Master's degree in chemistry provided a foundation for some of the more creative military tactics used in Execution of Justice.
Patrick has had eight poems published in the Presbyterian College annual literary magazine, Figs and Thistles, and is a member of Mensa.
Patrick's newest project, Mortal Coil, is a techno-thriller about the catastrophic possibilities of genetic engineering.
From the Author: In Execution of Justice, I wanted to add deep characterization to the military covert operations genre, exploring concepts such as: revenge vs. forgiveness, universal vs. relative morality, self-discovery and the roots of what makes each of us who we are. Family, abuse, trauma, personal loyalties, betrayals, and patriotic obligations conflict and eventually form the amalgam that is our protagonist, John Drake.