cover image The Journal of Vincent Du Maurier

The Journal of Vincent Du Maurier

K.P. Ambroziak. Createspace, $12.55 trade paper (350p) ISBN 978-1-5004-0535-9

An ancient vampire’s diary chronicles life and undeath in a postapocalyptic world in this fast-paced, suspenseful novel. It is sometime during the latter half of the 21st century, and the plague of the Red Death—a disease that infects both humans and vampires—has given rise to the Bloodless, hordes of zombie-like creatures hungrily hunting down the handful of survivors. Powerful vampire Vincent Du Maurier, sworn to protect his starving clan, soon realizes that in order to save the vampires he must also save humankind. But after capturing a young girl named Evie, Vincent’s reasons for keeping her safe start to muddle, and his long-dormant humanity slowly begins to reassert itself. Ambroziak builds Vincent into a many-layered and sympathetic antihero while developing a host of secondary characters who demand attention. Science fiction and horror fans alike will anxiously race toward this journal’s end (which provides an obvious setup for a series) and eagerly request the next installment. (BookLife)