by Nicole Peeler
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841499666
Date: 05 August 2010 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Nicole Peeler's visibility online is impressive, for I had been aware if the impending release of her début novel Tempest Rising - the first of the authors Jane True stories, even before its initial Orbit US release back in November 2009. As well as the author's tireless blogging and tweeting and Facebooking, this presence has been helped by a wonderfully distinctive branding to the books - perhaps not to everyone's taste, but distinctive nonetheless. Tempest Rising is now released in the UK by Orbit
"Living in small town Rockabill, Maine, Jane True always knew she didn't quite fit in with so-called normal society. During her nightly, clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean, a grisly find leads Jane to startling revelations about her heritage: she is only half-human. Now, Jane must enter a world filled with supernatural creatures alternatively terrifying, beautiful, and deadly- all of which perfectly describe her new "friend," Ryu, a gorgeous and powerful vampire. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: a dog can heal with a lick; spirits bag your groceries; and whatever you do, never-ever-rub the genie's lamp. If you loveSookie Stackhouse, then you'll want to dive into Nicole Peeler's enchanting debut novel. "