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The Avebury Legacy (Vampires: The New Age #1) by Natasha Duncan-Drake Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.



Previously titled Advent.

Nate was hunting a vampire when he first bumped into Lexie, a witch infected by a vampire bite. When Lexie used blood magic to save him from certain death, she passed on the infection to Nate. For a time Lexie’s magic has been able to keep them both partially human as they continue to protect ignorant humanity from the vampire threat, but that magic is now starting to fail.

There are legends that the ancient Avebury ritual designed to destroy Morigan of Leyland, the most powerful vampire ever known, may hold the key to the cure they need, but to perform it Nate and Lexie require the four relics from the original ritual. Enlisting the help of veteran hunter, Brian Hawker, who has his own reasons for finding the relics, they must search across continents before it is too late.

In their way are vampire nuns, a crystal cave, shape changers, a labyrinthine catacomb, mummified monks and even librarians. However, their greatest foe is Dahlia, undead sister of Morigan, who will stop at nothing to retrieve the relics for herself and to claim Morigan’s power. If Dahlia reaches any of the relics before them, Nate and Lexie face a fate worse than death, losing their humanity to the blood lust.

My Review:

Natasha is an amazing writer.  I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world she has created are great. My favorite characters are Nate and Lexie. Loved the plot. It has some great twists and turns. I was surprised at the ending never expected it to end that way. Readers are drawn in from the beginning. Anyone who loves vampire novels will love this one. Add it to your TBR list you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of Natasha’s books.


About the Author:

(I also write under the pen name Tasha Duncan when writing with my twin sister).

Natasha, or Tasha to her friends, is a hopeless romantic with an undying love for the written word.

Until the beginning of 2010 she was systems consultant/software developer who wrote as a hobby, then she was made redundant and decided to use her settlement package to change directions to the career she had always dreamed of.

She has been writing since she was pre-teen, although she feels she has improved a great deal over the years ;). It all started when listening to the Hobbit being read in primary school and from that day on she knew she wanted to write. Being inclined towards the sciences as well, however, she chose that career path to begin with, but being a student apprentice for BAe Space Systems did nothing to minimise her love of science fiction.

After university she went on to complete her PhD at the University of Kent, Canterbury, and then leapt into the world of web design and database creation and management.

Tasha has been writing and publishing amateur fiction on-line for many years on her livejournal (beren_writes), and still does. She believes that fanfiction is a wonderful arena for writers to get together, have fun and hone their skills. Anything the gets people reading and writing is a good thing.

She runs Wittegen Press, a small publisher of eBooks and controls the website and deals with the everyday interactions for Wittegen because Sophie (her twin) still has a “proper” job ;). She also designs the front covers for some of Wittegen’s books and deals with the formatting for both hers and Sophie’s books.

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Release Blitz! Love and Decay by Rachel Higginson



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Season Three, Episode One Blurb:

Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

It’s been six months since Reagan Willow fled the Colony and Matthias Allen’s tyrannical clutches. Six months since she broke Hendrix Parker’s heart. Six months since she watched Kane Allen sacrifice his life to save hers.
Whatever was left of her already-tattered life during the Zombie Apocalypse fell apart six months ago. Now, on the cusp of crossing the Mexican border, there is hope that she might lead her friends to a better existence.

Except Zombies are only the beginning of their problems. Reagan and her friends must battle the elements, armies of Feeders and bounty hunters desperate to drag them back to the Colony to face their greatest threat.

The Colony’s power stretches wide and far. Their only hope is to outrun Matthias and get to Mexico.

Love and Decay, Episode One is the first episode in Season Three of a novella series in a Dystopian Romance about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Approximately 20,000 words.




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Zombies- as if that wasn’t enough to ruin any girl’s dream of a happily ever after.

A vaccination gone oh so wrong and a huge portion of the world’s population was turned into Zombies. Reagan Willow is forced out of her home when her parents become casualties of the horrid Zombie Apocalypse. With the help of her best friend Haley, they’ve become somewhat of experts on surviving the dangers of a world thrust into chaos and decay.

Reagan and Haley are on a vague mission to find somewhere safe to live out the remainders of their terrifying life when they stumble upon the Parkers, a pack of brothers that seem to have the survival thing down in a much more efficient and successful way than Reagan could ever have imagined. They are also protecting their eight year old sister, Page, and will do anything to keep her safe.

The brothers decide that Reagan and Haley need help with being kept safe as well, and as a group they set off to find the Zombie-free utopia Reagan is dreaming of.

Zombies are a daily problem, constantly threatening the lives of their group, but they’re not the only peril on the journey ahead. Militia groups of power hungry men are also a constant concern. And settlements of paranoid, suspicious people turn out to be just as hazardous.

Danger looms over every inch of the way, but Reagan, Haley and the Parkers are determined to get to their goal and remain together. Soon the Parkers become more to Reagan than just traveling companions and more than friendship starts to develop between her and Hendrix, the second oldest brother.

But at the end of the world, nothing can be as simple as life and death. Now, Reagan is going to have to schedule falling in love between hunting and surviving. Hopefully she can last long enough to find out if true love can still exist when everything else has started to fall apart.

Love and Decay, Volume One, is a compilation of the first six episodes in a twelve episode season. It is a Dystopian Romance Novella Series about Zombies, the end of the world and finding someone to share it with.

This story takes place over multiple episodes, with a release date every two weeks. Each episode is approximately 20,000 words.

About Rachel Higginson

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Rachel Higginson is the creator of The Star-Crossed Series, Love & Decay Novella Series, The Starbright Series, The Siren Series, Bet on Us and the soon to be released, The Five Stages of Falling in Love! She is also the co-creator of the podcast “Zach & Rachel Take Over the World.”

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days raising four amazing kids. In the few spare moments she has to herself, she is either reading for hours on end or writing her own stories.


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