Author: Rhiannon Frater
Release Date: September 7, 2012
Amaliya Vezorak never believed in happy endings…
When Amaliya harnessed her necromancer powers to defeat her greatest enemy, she believed she had finally found a happy ending with Cian, her lover and the master of Austin. That happiness is short-lived when the vampire ruling over San Antonio attempts a takeover of Austin in order to capture Amaliya and use her power for his own devices.
To make matters worse, Samantha, Cian’s ex-fiancée, is seeing ghosts, the untested vampire hunters of Austin are running scared as a supernatural war looms, a mysterious man is hunting Amaliya with the help of her one time lover, Pete, and Rachoń, the Summoner’s favorite progeny, appears to be out for revenge.
When Amaliya’s grandmother, a powerful medium, experiences terrible visions that reveal there is another necromancer vampire and she is crying out for help, Amaliya realizes happy endings do not come easily…
Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13139589-pretty-when-she-kills
Cover Design by Rose Munoz.
Pretty When She Kills is the second book in the paranormal horror trilogy that focuses on our heroine, Amaliya, as she continues adjusting to her new life as a vampire. Aside from being turned in the first book, Amaliya figures out that she is also a necromancer (awesome!) and had to defeat her enemy. Not everything was bad - she also fell in love with Cian, the vampire master of Austin. In this second installment, Amaliya is faced with even more problems as a huge paranormal war seems imminent, she is being hunted by a mysterious man and the progeny of the Summoner, and now her grandmother is having horrifying visions of another necromancer vampire. Will Amaliya ever get a shot at peace and a happy ending?
This book, like the first in the series, is incredibly well written. It is fast paced and flows effortlessly - making it a literal page turner. There are so many completely awesome things going on - a necromancer vampire!? - that the reader is immediately immersed in the world that the author has created. Our heroine, Amaliya, is witty and so badass. She doesn't take crap from anyone and tackles problems without (much) fear. All the characters are unique and have their own personalities - they are very realistic and easy to identify with, even though most of them are supernatural. There are so many twists and multiple plot lines going on throughout the novel that you are kept on your toes the entire time and keeps you trying to figure out what will happen next. I honestly can't say enough good things about this series. It's one of the most interesting and engaging horror/paranormal series that I've ever read. This is the first I've read of Rhiannon's work, and I'm now completely hooked and I may begin stalking her. If you haven't read this series - START NOW! You definitely won't regret it.
About the first book:
Pretty When She Dies (Pretty When She Dies #1)
Amaliya wakes under the forest floor, disoriented, famished and confused. She digs out of the shallow grave and realizes she is hungry...
... in a new, horrific, unimaginable way...
Sating her great hunger, she discovers that she is now a vampire, the bloodthirsty creature of legend. She has no choice but to flee from her old life and travels across Texas. Her new hunger spurs her to leave a wake of death and blood behind her as she struggles with her new nature.
All the while, her creator is watching. He is ancient, he is powerful, and what's worse is that he's a necromancer. He has the power to force the dead to do his bidding. Amaliya realizes she is but a pawn in a twisted game, and her only hope for survival is to seek out one of her own kind.
But if Amaliya finds another vampire, will it mean her salvation... or her death?
About the Author:Rhiannon Frater is the award-winning author of the AS THE WORLD DIES zombie trilogy and the author of several other horror novels. She was born and raised a Texan and presently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and furry children (a.k.a pets). She loves scary movies, sci-fi shows, playing video games, cooking, dying her hair weird colors, and shopping for Betsey Johnson purses and shoes.
You can find her online at:
Website: rhiannonfrater.com & astheworlddies.com
Email: rhiannonfrater at gmail.com
Some exciting information:
This series is most definitely a trilogy: PRETTY WHEN SHE DIES, PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS, and PRETTY WHEN SHE DESTROYS. The third and final book should be out next year.
The trilogy has been optioned for film and has a script for the first movie. It's still being shopped by the producer, but we can hope someone likes it. (from Rhiannon)
The producer of the first book is thrilled with the sales of the first book, so we're going to go forward with the audio book for PRETTY WHEN SHE KILLS.
The audiobook of Pretty When She Dies is finally here! Get your copy now! Click on the icons below to order!
Before I give you the info for the giveaway on my blog, make sure you head over to The Bookish Brunette and enter the tour-wide giveaway! The prize includes a paperback of Pretty When She Kills and a paperback of Pretty When She Dies, 6 bookmarks (2 signed), and a vampire fangs necklace and matching earrings. Enter the giveaway here.