Monday, May 2, 2016
Ghost Heart - by John Palisano - A refreshing take on the vampire genre
Get this book. Don't even bother reading my review, just drop everything and get yourself a copy. You won't regret it.
Here's the synopsis you'll find on the first page.
"Life fast, die young, and leave a bloodthirsty corpse.
"That's the saying of a new pack of predators infesting a New England town. They're infected with the Ghost Heart, a condition that causes them to become irresistible and invincible...as long as they drink the blood of the living. But these vampires don't live forever, and as the Ghost Heart claims them, their skin loses color and their hearts turn pale. When a young mechanic is seduced by the pack's muse, he finds falling in love will break more than his heart."
Ghost Heart is filled with good writing, a solid tale that rings true and does not at all feel forced despite the subject matter. In addition to the horror aspects, it's also a tragic love story. All in all, a tale well told.
Ghost Heart is available from Samhain Horror in both e-book and paperback formats.
Again, I really can't recommend this book enough. I know 2016 is still young, but this could turn out to be one of my favorite books of the year.
John Palisano's short fiction has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award® three times and has appeared in many magazines and anthologies. In addition to Ghost Heart, John's other novels include Nerves and Dust of the Dead.