5 feather #bookreview of JUSTINE: Into the Blood by Carole Gill

JUSTINE: Into the Blood

by Carole Gill


This is an expansive tale of vampires and their passion, travelling across continents and centuries, travelling across continents and centuries.
Born in Pre-Revolutionary France and orphaned as a child, Justine Bodeau is taken in by a family friend who employs her as a seamstress. Eventually, she winds up to work in the court of Queen Marie Antoinette.
A strong-willed survivor, defeat does not occur to her. When she fights off an attack by an aristocrat and kills him, she is given refuge but is soon betrayed and winds up on the streets of Paris, where she is attacked and killed by rogue vampires. But for whatever reason, love will not let her die.
Justine goes from wishing to be destroyed to wanting to survive, when she feels passion for the one who brought her back, Gascoyne — the one they call the Vampire Prince of Paris.


I was given a free copy for an honest review
With all the TV shows, books and movies glamorizing the vampire life, this is a nice shot of reality showing that the pasture isn’t always the greenest on the undead side.
Growing up in an improvised life, Justine never thought she would find a decent life, or happiness, until she ended up in the Queen’s Court as a Royal Seamstress.  After several years of happy-ever-after, Fate knocks her down again and puts her on the run for her life.  Attacked by Rogue Vampires, she is found and brought back as the undead by Gascoyne.  Thus begins her life as the undead and her learning to come to terms with the monster that she sees herself as and inhumanity of human beings to creatures different than themselves.
There is an array of very rich characters in this story, Edward the painter, Ali the Sultan Prince and the evil Ned and his son Anton.  And Eco makes a cameo appearance.  Carole Gill does a fantastic job at bringing the characters and the settings to life.  My heart ached for the evil that Justine was forced to endure during her journey to find herself and her lost love.
This is a great dark tale, and I recommend this book to anyone who loves vampires and their lifestyle.  I’m looking forward to book 2.  I give it 5 feathers.


About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down. About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done. So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made. One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors. Anyway, enough about me. Here’s all my contact information: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/booksbysaharafoley Twitter: https://twitter.com/SaharaFoley Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/saharafoley/ Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SaharaFoley/posts Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Sahara-Foley/e/B00J9ST32U/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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