Also by this author: Souls Fall
A Valkyrie and a Vampire battle together for the fate of the world in Book 1 of The Soul Wars, a stunning new fantasy series!
Kara, a Norse Valkyrie warrior, and Gaspard, a centuries-old vampire, find themselves in an improbable alliance to prevent the Soul Wars, an epic battle between vampires with souls and those without, which a real god swears could shake the very foundations of the Earth. Can Kara and Gaspard set aside their natural enmity, or stranger yet, nurture their unexpected feelings for one another while fighting for their lives?
In Souls Collide, Book 1 of The Soul Wars - Things thought long dead reappear, forcing Kara, Gaspard and their paranormally sensitive neighbor Adelaide, to work together to put them to rest forever, or at least, for now. Kara and Gaspard’s growing attraction forces Kara to reconsider her feelings about vampires and her belief that they are soulless monsters.
The Soul Wars novella series is a new series of short novels, similar to BookShots. Souls Collide is the first in the series by urban fantasy author J.D. Blackrose.
This is the first in a set of novellas that follow Gaspard a vampire who has a Valkyrie as a bodyguard. The story begins with Vaspard wanting to help Adelaide, an old lady that lives near him. Her house is under the attack of the mortgage company and while the historical society is somewhat interested in it, once their tour it, they realize that it needs some rehab before they can accept it.
Adelaide is not everything that you think she is, she is actually a lot more. She can communicate and see ghosts and feel their pain. So while some ghosts are okay, the old slave quarters is not one of those places. In fact, it goes beyond uncomfortable and straight to downright terrifying. Vaspard feels that he should help her, even though she turns up her nose at vampires. Oh did I mention that vampires are more or less out in the open?
So let’s get to the Valkyrie because while vampires have always interested me, Valkyries have just begun to get on my radar which means that I want to know much more them, including stuff like how do they live forever, how many on there, etc. I feel that Kara is not only the main character but the main driving force of the storyline. Yes, there is whatever is going on with Adelaide’s place, and with Vaspard and his lack of good communication skills and the fact that other Vampires are really wanting his nice place. None of that matters, what matters is Kara, or at least to me it seems that way.
I just had a conversation about Vampires and how do we really know they don’t exist. Wouldn’t it stand to reason if Vampires do exist in any form that we know of them as, shouldn’t it hold true that Werewolves, Valkyries, etc also be real? I mean I live in the Pacific Northwest so I am very familiar with Yeti or Bigfoot as we like to call him. My personal favorite is Loch Ness Monster. I call her Nessie and she is my favorite cryptohuman.