Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Reviewing Dead Camp by Sean Kerr
Dead Camp (Dead Camp #1) by Sean Kerr
Eli is an ancient vampire with an ego the size of a planet and a sex drive to match, but his tumultuous past left him broken, so he hides from humanity and cowers from love, left to endure the crushing guilt that haunts his every waking moment. Even his best friend, Malachi, a ghost who is hopelessly in love with Eli, remains unaware of all that transpired in London. Malachi can never know the truth.
When the Angel Daniyyel pays an unwelcome visit, Eli must face his secrets, secrets that he has tried so long to hide. To make matters worse, a chance encounter with the most beautiful man he has ever seen shatters his beloved isolation, pushing him into the world of the living once more. Something about this strange man seems so familiar, but Eli can’t even remember who he was before he became a vampire, never mind explain the unwanted emotions the enigmatic stranger ignites in his dead heart. So Eli has a choice – return to the world that ruined him, or continue his self-imposed exile with no hope of salvation.
My Review: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I'll start by saying I honestly don't know how to describe the reading experience of this book. As an example I don't usually give spoilers (and technically this isn't one) but here is just one part of a sentence that gives an idea of how good the writing is.
' .. the Limehouse area of London was as rough as a sheet of sandpaper against your bare arse'.
This book is set during WW2 and besides having Nazis it has a homosexual Vampire, who is selfish yet lovable, a sex starved ghost who is in love the Vampire, an Angel who is enigmatic and worldly, the Devil and Adolf Hitler too. I think that says it all really except that it does come in parts all told from different characters POVs, which might put some people off but it is funny, horrific, interesting, and strangely additive and well wortnh the read. My only complaint is it does end on a small cliffhanger and I can't afford book two yet (also the reason it only got 4 stars).
n.b. There's still time to enter the Giveaway to try your luck at winning an ecopy of this book.