Author: Bryan W. Dull
Published: January 18th, 2013 – Crushing Hearts
& Black Butterfly
Word Count: Approx. 51,000
Genre: Horror, Suspense, Supernatural
Moxley’s world, there is no thin line between right and wrong. In a personal crusade
to help sever a line of disease carried by a clan of vampires; Gavin has no
choice to be ruthless. The Vampires are purposely infecting the human population…waiting
for humans to actively pass it on to each other. Gavin takes no chances and
executes them one by one. Not strong or powerful, finding humans before they turn
into full vampires is ideal and Gavin’s best bet.
Yes, this is Gavin’s life…
…And nothing ever changes it until a young half breed vampire with special
abilities, Solstice, attaches and makes herself a fixture in his life when she
asks for his help and protection and when a reluctant Gavin agrees he joins a
dangerous game of cat and mouse. There is no safe place and the pair are
constantly watching their backs. Torn between his hate and his love for
Solstice Gavin is thrown into a moral dilemma that only he can figure out but
two things are clear…
and Humanity are being tested and the past is not always forgotten.
Review By Lisa: I enjoyed this book. It’s definitely a quick read. The bond that develops between Solstice and Gavin is heartwarming. The book ends with you wanting more of the story.
Review By Sarah: It was an interesting take on vampires, the hunter and AIDS. The half human half vampire that came into play kept me guessing what was going to come next in the book. I finished this book in one sitting. It was an enjoyable and easy read, which I like.
About the Author:
Currently living in Cincinnati, OH with his wife and
daughter, Bryan W. Dull goes leaps and bounds to get away from the norm and be
his own person; with himself and his writing. Since middle school he has always
known what he was good at; entertaining and telling stories. He has been
consistently writing and coming up with plots for the last twenty years, but
just recently decided to share one with the world. His first novel, “Solstice”
is a vampire book inspired by his daughter and noir literature. Born in
Anderson, IN, Bryan has also lived in Ohio, Florida, North Carolina and South
Carolina (where “Solstice” is based).
Being a lover of all things art and pop culture “nerdism”; his interests lie in
film, television, comics, games, anime, and books. For a short while, Bryan
dabbled in voice acting work only to shift his focus to his family and writing.
His favorite authors include; Chuck Palahniuk, Robert Kirkman, Clive Barker,
Ernest Cline, and Neil Gaiman.
Guest Post by Bryan Dull
What would you like your readers to take away from your book?
The thing I would like is for people to get excited for the second one, “Equinox” that I am working on right now. I think it would be great for people to be mad and at the same time excited that another one is coming out. I get reviews about the fact of the length and they are all great and it’s a good feeling that people like what you do.
I would like even more to know that it inspires other writers to do what they do best. It’s hard to get published and it can be off putting to some to the point where they stop completely. I almost got to that point. It is possible. Just keep doing it and stay positive; the more you write the better you get.
The best thing I can say is to keep positive people in your life. Life is too negative as it is. There are too many people in the world that will tell you that doing something is ‘stupid’ or ‘a waste of time’; these people don’t matter in the grand scheme of things. I don’t care if you are wanting to be a writer, actor, director, lawyer,…whatever; all that matters is the people tell you that ‘you’re awesome’ and that they help you out mentally and emotionally. A member of my family told my wife that my writing was ‘a waste of time’. At the very least, I have done what I have set out to do in life. That person can’t say the same. While the people who chase their dreams prevail, people who try nothing, do nothing. We put a mark on people in some way by writing that can potentially affect the rest of their lives…what did the naysayers do today? Probably nothing.
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