Friday, February 10, 2023

Your Weekend Read: The Vampire



In Darkness: The Vampire
By L. Diane Wolfe

Souls shrouded in darkness…

Stuck working as a barmaid for her demanding father, Anna dreams of adventure. When mysterious strangers enter the bar, she overhears they seek Zancrela, an ancient fortress filled with treasure and a magical library. Taking her chance, she offers to guide them. The conditions: deliver Zancrela or die.

As they journey through the wilderness, she discovers their secret: they are vampires. And most view her as food. One takes interest in her and her heart dares to hope, but it might not be enough to change her fate. Will Anna find Zancrela or become a vampire morsel?

Romance / Paranormal / Vampires — Fantasy / Paranormal — Fantasy / Romance
$3.99 eBook ISBN 9781939844903
Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C.

 A professional speaker and author, L. Diane Wolfe conducts seminars, offers book formatting, and author consultation. She’s the senior editor at Dancing Lemur Press, L.L.C. and contributes to the Insecure Writer’s Support Group. - Spunk On A Stick - Spunk On A Stick’s Tips - Insecure Writer’s Support Group


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I’ve been a vegetarian for 34 years and a total vegan for 28 years.


Last time I tasted chocolate was 2002. (And no, I don’t miss it one bit.)


I don’t bake with sugar and where I can, I replace oil with applesauce.

My Review

Anna, a young woman who works as a drudge in a tavern, meets a group of strangers one night and overhears them talking about finding Zancrela, a magical place she’s always wanted to visit so she offers to guide them. An offer that’s accepted but with a caveat of dire consequences if she fails: her life. Not too long after the trek begins, she discovers she’s traveling with a band of vampires and most of them consider her nothing more than a food source.  Danger becomes her constant companion as the chances of her survival lessen.

Ms. Wolfe has created an interesting storyline with well-developed characters. The tale flowed smoothly and held my interest with plenty of action/adventure and just enough romance to keep me reading. Thumbs up to the author for this entertaining story.





Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandra and Diane - sounds an interesting vampire tale ... great to read the review - good luck Diane. While the food facts are informative - I'm afraid I might not have had chocolate for a few weeks - but I couldn't last 20 years without any! I eat a good mix - mostly veg and fish ... cheers to you both - Hilary

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank you for hosting me and I'm glad you enjoyed The Vampire.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Big congratulations to Diane!

Christine said...

Sounds good

D.L. Finn said...

Congrats on your new release, Diane! I love the cover and picked up a copy after reading the review.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

DL, thank you very much.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

No chocolate?? I always knew Diane was an alien to get so much done...

J.P. Alexander said...

Buena fin de semana. Te mando un beso.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Congratulations, Diane. I'll toast you and the release of this book with a piece of chocolate you don't want!

Donna said...

Congratulations to Ms Wolfe!
Sounds like a good read...

Valerie-Jael said...

This sounds like a great book, but i can't imagine life without chocolate! Hugs, Valerie

Blue Grumpster said...

Congrats, Diana!

Hello Sandra. I hope you're doing fine.


Sandra Cox said...

Hils, It's a great read. I don't think I could even make it a couple of weeks without chocolate;)
Denise, Yay. I'm sure you just made Diane's day:)
Alex, Hear. Hear:)
My pleasure, Di. A definite thumbs up for Vampire:)
Elizabeth, Heh.

Sandra Cox said...

You too, J.P. Hugs,
Elizabeth, Heh. Yes, Di is a better woman than I when it comes to chocolate or the lack thereof:)
Donna, It is for sure. Hugs,
Val, Yes and yes:) Hugs
Hello Blue, Hope you are:)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Thank again, Sandra. I see I really shocked some people with my not eating chocolate.

Sandra Cox said...

LOL. You sure did;)