5-STAR Fantasy / Sci-Fi

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Allegiance (Angela Louise McGurk)

New Indie Book Release:
Allegiance (The Vampire Alliance) - Angela Louise McGurk
Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance (269 pages - February 2014)

Allegiance is set in the vampire underworld which exists alongside our human world. There is also a paranormal romance plot within the book as well as the fight for freedom, truth and a way to survive the brutality and oppression caused by the Senate, the vampire government.
The book is gritty, in some places it's very dark, and there's a definite lack of 'sparkle'. There are aspects of it which are controversial but Allegiance also steps out of the box to explore what it is to really be part of the vampire world, rather than the coveted mortal girlfriend of an immortal as is often the case in vampire books.

About the Book

Allegiance (Angela Louise McGurk)
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Eve hadn’t wanted a second marriage, she wanted to remain happily unmarried rather than curse another good man to Rob’s fate. If only Tul had listened to her protestations. Instead the Senate are intent on making her relive her own personal hell. Worse, the instrument they seem intent on using to bring about her suffering is the creature, the merciless drone they’d created from all that remained of Rob.

The world seems to be conspiring against Eve and the Alliance, and even among Johan’s band of rebels not everyone is happy to have Eve as part of the group. With Tul missing and friends few on the ground, Eve begins to slip back into the pit of despair which had once consumed her and that may just lead her to behave more recklessly than ever before. Mistakes have consequences however, and for Eve the consequences of her actions may just decide the course of the future.

Is there a way to save Tul? Does anything of Rob remain in the Senate controlled puppet his body’s become? More importantly, why are the Senate determined to take control of Eve and just how far will they go to gain possession of her?

About the Author

Author Angela Louise McGurk
Author Angela Louise McGurk
Angela Louise McGurk is the author of the Vampire Alliance series.'Absolution', book one of the series, and 'Allegiance', book two, is available for Kindle.'Antithesis', book three, will be released later in the year.

Vampires are popular with Angela, being the subject of most of her writing and 65-75% of her reading. The other 25-35% of Angela's reading is usually historical fiction and/or historical non-fiction. The combination of Angela's love of vampires and history can been seen throughout the Vampire Alliance series which combines vampire fiction, world war history and roman history and mythology. The world created for The Vampire Alliance is always expanding and Angela is also currently researching Tudor history to potentially bring into a possible sequel trilogy.

While currently occupied running her business, Angela spends much of her free time writing, reading,and trying to find a way of saving all the worlds in her head before they evaporate to some forgotten place never to be retrieved. As well as being a designer, business owner and writer, Angela is the mother to two fantastic children and wife to a husband who still hasn't read her books!

She grew up in a small Northumbrian pit village and briefly lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne where the Vampire Alliance series is set. One of her favorite places in the world in Rome and when she gets around to finishing the re-write of the prequel to the Vampire Alliance series this will be set in Rome. The prequel, currently going under the working title of 'Irredeemable' has been a work in progress for fourteen years, originally written in Angela's early teens it is currently being re'vamped' and will be published sometime in the future. Although as Angela also has plans for sequels, prequels and spin offs what comes next is anyone's guess!

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