Blood for the Sun

Blood for the Sun

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After more than one hundred and forty years, Alexander Smith is suffering from memory loss that plagues him like a supernatural Alzheimer's. He has lasted longer than most by clinging to the love he has for his adopted daughter, the vampire Ana, and puzzling out cases of missing or murdered children. Without them, he wouldn't be able to ignore the ghost of a child from his guilty past or fight the whispers goading him to kill. On his latest job, he's stumbled upon a vampire conspiracy that has left a trail of child murders up and down the East Coast-a conspiracy that promises inoculation against the sun. If true, the conspirators' success would mean a bloody conflict, altering the balance between humans and the supernatural forever. Losing more of his mind every day, Alexander has two impossible tasks ahead of him if the world is to survive: stop the vampire coven and reconnect with his humanity.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 105 x 176 x 28mm | 208g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1939392845
  • 9781939392848
  • 3,381,978

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The werewolf-vampire conflict is the backdrop to this paranormal mystery, but the writing elevates this tale to more than just a skillful blend of genres. In this urban fantasy novel, Alexander Smith lives in an alternate Boston where all things supernatural coexist with the natural world. He assists the Boston police department in solving murders when his contact, Detective Roberts, calls him in. Alex s skills are most often used when Roberts gets a hint of the supernatural about a case. Alex is 140 years old, and he knows a lot about the paranormal he s a well-educated, memory-losing werewolf with an adopted daughter, Ana. Blood for the Sun is not just a werewolf novel that s only a part of its attraction. Alex s adopted daughter, Ana, is his lodestone back to humanity. His lycanthropic instincts are contained by his strong will, his love for Ana, and his consulting work with the Boston police. Hunting murderers is, for him, very like hunting prey. The ongoing memory loss may seem a minor flaw in his character, but he has very little control of it; it s something that could get him killed if he doesn t work to counter its effects. Errick A. Nunnally is a former marine, an art enthusiast, a martial arts student, and a trained graphic designer. This is not his first publication, which is quite obvious in the high quality of his writing. His work wouldn t be out of place next to that of Tananarive Due or Steven Barnes, which is a true and deserved accolade for a first-time novelist. Nunnally s writing is cohesive and balanced, and the novel seems built from the characters and their lives rather than a what if idea. The initial focus is on the murder case that introduces the story, while a parallel focus on a brewing major conflict between humans and vampires joins and enriches the story s flow. The novel s rock-solid structure comes from all its components blending into a seamless work; no one element is noticeably stronger than the others. Blood for the Sun is a paranormal murder mystery, similar only in its subgenre to other books of that ilk. Its greatest fault is that it wasn t published sooner.--J.G. Stinson "Foreword Reviews ""
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About Errick Nunnally

Errick A. Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. His recent successes include: publication of his book, Blood For The Sun; a comic strip collection, Lost in Transition; short stories in the anthologies Wicked Seasons, Inner Demons Out, and Doorways To Extra Time; two lovely children; and one beautiful wife.
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