Thursday, July 18, 2013

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Joshua

F.M. Hopkins is a Renaissance woman, having worn many hats in varying artistic fields. She was a stand-up comedienne for five years, professional photographer for nine, actress for seventeen and a writer since she was a little girl - when she would write books, bind them with yarn, illustrate and sell them to her parents for candy money. She's backpacked through Europe by herself, and has been married... twice. The first - she only knew the man two weeks and three days before they ran off to Vegas, hopelessly in love. A true romantic, she understands taking chances, making mistakes, crushing heartbreak, redemption, and falling head over heels in love - and weaves all of that into her three-dimensional, compelling character portrayals.

FIRE NECTAR is a gripping new series where the vampires tell their stories, confide in us who they are as we bound seamlessly between past and present, in our exploration of an immortal way of life.

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Joshua - a FIRE NECTAR tale
by F.M Hopkins

Two hundred years ago, Joshua was one of the few who passed the test - people who were vetted and chosen to be made immortal because of their exceptional qualities.

He was kind, an artist, a composer of great skill, with restraint that was necessary to hold up their creed:
Do not kill good people.
Keep our numbers low.
Keep our secret... to keep us safe.
Those were the rules.

How could he know that Marion saw in him, her ticket out? How could he know that she lied when she said she loved him? How could he know? He was, in vampire years, just a child.

How could he know that he would never forgive himself for meeting her in secret.

When William - the oldest of their kind - calls, two hundred years later to tell him that the worst has happened - again - Joshua knows he must go at once.

Daniella needs him. She is what Marion pretended to be. For this - she will always have his heart. And his help.

JOSHUA is the first in Joshua's story - a novelette of approx. 14,000 words. It is also the continuation of FIRE NECTAR, but can be read on its own.

All books in the FIRE NECTAR saga are intertwined with characters overlapping as they are all - a family.
And like a family, they all have their own story to tell.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:
*eARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Joshua was a wonderful novella, reminiscent of Interview With a Vampire and beautifully written. The flowing prose, vivid descriptions, and solid character development led to a fantastical world that was easy to get lost in.

It was only a tease though...when I flipped the page, thoroughly engaged, only to find that there was no more, I was whole heartedly disappointed!

I can't wait to read more from F.M Hopkins and will be checking out Fire Nectar as soon as I can.

I would definitely recommend this novella to all Vampire fiction fans who like their stories romantic with just a bit of an edge. :)


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