Daylight’s Deadly Kiss – Blood Riders
In 19th century Europe the most deadly vampire-killing weapon ever devised is up for grabs – and
both the Undead and the living will stop at nothing to possess it…
It’s a legend, a fairy story parents tell frightened children to make them sleep. Basium Lucis
– Daylight’s Kiss – the fabled compound that recreates sunlight in a bottle, and incinerates
bloodsucking monsters on contact.
Vampire hunter Anton Yoska doesn’t believe in its existence or the whispered rumours of its
creation by Leonardo Da Vinci 250 years before.
But when a mysterious Hungarian arts dealer claims to have uncovered the long-lost formula,
Anton’s cynicism is shaken to the core as he is tasked to procure the pyrotechnic marvel for the
Vatican’s centuries-old battle with the vampire sect known as the Brethren.
In a desperate race to beat nosferatu forces intent on destroying the wonder weapon, and cold-
blooded gangsters who desire the Alchemist’s most prized invention for their own aggrandisement
and riches, Anton is caught in a maelstrom of double dealing and lies..
Traps loom at every turn, and nothing is what it appears, but acquiring the Basium Lucis is the least
of the his problems – for the ferocious Modjeski vampire family want retribution for his slaughter of
their clan chief a year before. And old flame and rival slayer, Nadia, has her own devious plans to
thwart Anton’s quest.
As time runs out and predators circle, the beleaguered hunter realises he’s been tricked into a
suicide mission. But Anton Yoska won’t go down without a fight – and he doesn’t care who he takes
to Hell with him.
Author Bio – Jay Raven is the author of Gothic chillers and historical horror reminding readers that
the past is a dangerous place to venture, full of monsters and murderous men. He blames his
fascination with vampires, witches and werewolves on the Hammer Horror films he watched as a
teenager, but living in a creepy old house on the edge of a 500-acre wood may have something to do
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Jay Raven has such a unique writing style that suits the dark and macabre style that Ilve when dealing with vampires.
I have been waiting a long time for this next book. The first book brought back my love of supernatural creatures.
Because of the start of this series I have been dipping my toes into all manner of monster styles novels just because I want to see just what has changed.
In Daylights Deadly Kiss you get a chance to really get back to historical times and see just how life could be if you lived in a supernatural society.
I love the symbology of the books as it deals with myths that are truly staggering. It also shows what the power of faith really can do as well as the power of belief.
The main character who is a hunter is just a great example of the anti hero. He has the biggest of attitudes and doesn’t care if he offends those he works with.
It is great to see as you never know when someone will attempt to kill him. He also is a great fighter so some of the arrogance is pardonable pride.
Anton is just such a jerk at times and making his own Lord where he could have been executed if he didn’t take on the mission that was proposed by the Vatican.
I am in aww of this author and his ability to write the dark and mysterious creatures and wish that I had even a quarter of his talent.