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.Publishers Weekly
This was a dark and creepy story that pulled me in from the beginning … Written in a very sophisticated style, as is befitting of the journal of an ancient and cultured vampire such as Vincent, The Journal of Vincent du Maurier is simply a fantastic read in its genre. I would highly recommend it to any reader who loves fantasy, vampires, zombies, or just great fiction in general. This is the first book that I have read by author K.P. Ambroziak, but it won’t be my last.Readers’ Favorite
K. P. Ambroziak’s vampires meet my criteria for what makes the best vampires. At times reminiscent of the vampires and their historical–cultural context that populate the thousands of pages of fiction by Anne Rice, at other times like Stoker’s Dracula (employing the device of the journal, and the syntax of one who has existed for hundreds of years), and still others like the Hammer vampires in their lust and prolonged brutality, The Journal of Vincent du Maurier is in many ways a classic vampire novel.Literary Aficionado
Along with Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles,’ and Charlaine Harris’ ‘Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood’ series, this is a series to be reckoned with.William B
I didn’t see how Ambroziak could top her first book in this series, but this second one has left me speechless.Styler
K.P. Ambroziak has awed me again with her talent as a dark fantasy writer. Her characters are edgy … her scenes are brutal.Tome Tender Book Blog
True to the best writings concerning vampires, the content is liberally laced with sexual connotation. In a way, this book might be seen as “Becoming a Vampire:101” as we bear witness to Evelina’s transformation.L. F. Falconer
I have been a fan of these books since I picked the first one up on a whim at the library.Never Enough Books
The reader is treated to all the gore in rich detail.A Well Read Woman
I didn’t want to put the books down.Kindle Customer
A page turner.Riley Keith
EVELINA IS PREGNANT.
EVELINA IS THE LAST HUMAN ON EARTH.
EVELINA IS TRAPPED IN A ZOMBIE-PLAGUED, VAMPIRE-INFESTED WORLD.
This journal recounts the last days of Vincent Du Maurier, an ancient vampire who tries to save his kind from starvation during the plague of 2052. At the time, a lone survivor remains, a pregnant girl left to defend herself against the bloodless. Her only hope is Vincent.
But he’s conflicted about saving her, and must choose between making her his last supper or turning her into his salvation.
VINCENT IS BACK.
THIS TIME HIS ENEMY ISN’T THE BLOODLESS … IT’S THE BLOOD.
Blood flows freely on Empress Cixi’s ship, but the haven isn’t all it appears to be. As Evelina adjusts to her new state of being, Vincent must continue to protect her from the dangers that abound. But when she’s kidnapped and dragged off the ship, he realizes he’s not the Empress’s guest but a commodity for her to trade.
THE END HAS COME …
CAN VINCENT SAVE THE WORLD HE DESTROYED?
Almost half a century has passed since the bloodless have been seen. What’s left of the land is now populated with a resilient breed of men not born of woman. But one original man remains, and Vincent has come for his blood.
Trailed by an invincible foe, Vincent’s end is near, and he’s left with hours to leave his legacy. But will it be enough to save those most dear to him?
A SINGLE GIRL.
A SINGLE BLOODLINE.
A SINGLE HOPE FOR THE RACE OF MEN.
Vincent is gone but his descendants remain, living in harmony among the Hematopes. The colony sees years of peace, until a mysterious boy washes up on shore.
Taken with the newcomer, Saba sees him as her counterpart. But when his original captor returns for him, a vampire once thought dead, the colony must face a new reality, one filled with strife and fear.
With an uprising brewing, Saba is forced into exile to save her bloodline. She is the chosen one, she just doesn’t know it yet.