Revenant: Blood Justice by Leslie J Linder Book Tour with Excerpt

 
Revenant: Blood Justice by Leslie J Linder
Genre: Horror – Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Date of Publication: May 26, 2017 –  SYSNOPSIS:
Justice is always on the menu. You have probably heard a lot
about vampires. The bloodthirsty prowling, the bats, mist, and mind control. Enid has heard it all too. And since she is an actual vampire, she could tell you which rumors are true. But the first thing that Enid would want you to know is that you humans really have it all wrong. To her, being a Chosen One is all about the distribution of justice. And right now, trouble is brewing.

 Any vamp who has been undead for longer than a heartbeat can tell you, when Countess Erzsabet Bathory is in town, things are going to get messy. Enid knows what she would do to a human predator, but has never fought another vampire before. It is against the old laws. But
when the blood starts to boil and their feud breaks wide open, there may literally be hell to pay.
Amazon –  BN –   Black Rose  –  Writing      
 Excerpt:
Prologue:
It was a dark  and stormy night. That’s how these things are supposed to start, right? Well,
you can forget that shit. This isn’t your average monster story.
Humans use monsters to help them understand what is monstrous within them. For instance, they clutch crosses and run home at sunset, in fear of vampires. They say vamps are former humans who traded their souls for the immortal power to become rapists, killers and child-stealers. But the real rapists, killers and child-stealers are usually waiting for them around their kitchen tables. They tell themselves disturbing tales about normal, innocent humans who are bitten by infected animals and cursed to become nocturnal, amnesiac killers. Then in real life whatever or whoever they do when they get black-out drunk seems vanilla by comparison. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, is how it goes. Sometimes those good people turn into something even worse than anything lurking in the shadows. This can’t be helped. Evil is something that happens to humans, not something that humans do. Talk about a fairy tale. The roster of  monsters, as humans understand them, goes on and on. It scintillates as well as  terrifies. It’s a cabinet of curiosities in which to keep those predatory  desires. Human vices become something outside the human realm, as well as
outside the individual ability to control. Convenient, right?
This is how  humans see monsters. But how do monsters see humans? How do monsters see  themselves? These are  foolish questions, you may say. Monsters aren’t real. They are a human  invention; an entertainment, a release. You wish. Listen, how
humans understand things is not necessarily the truth. The planet Earth isn’t a  rec-room. Trees aren’t fences. Pigs aren’t bacon. Rats aren’t a Petri dish  meant for studying infections, or testing shampoo. Similarly, monsters are not  archetypes for humans to use as sexual and predatory catharsis.
Pay attention to  this bit—especially if you are human. What I’m telling you is that monsters are  real.  You knew it when  you were a child. You still know it when the lights go off, the moon waxes  full, or someone you fear moves into the house next door. Like a deer that  catches the scent of a lion, you know it in your bones. Your technology, your  bombs, your medicine don’t matter. You still aren’t the top of the food chain.  There is no top, because life and death are a circle. Ashes, ashes, we all fall
down.

About the Author: Leslie Joan Linder, M.Div. lives  and works in Downeast Maine. Her nonfiction work has appeared in Circle
Sanctuary Magazine, SageWoman Magazine, and the Project Intersect Journal. Her  poetry has appeared in publications like Wicked Banshee, Forage Poetry, and  Rat’s Ass Review. 
Leslie is a member of the Horror Writer’s Association, Horror Writers of Maine, and New England Horror Writers.  Recent horror publications include the short story, “Catharine Hill,” in the  “Northern Frights” anthology at Grinning Skull Press. Leslie’s debut horror  novel, “Revenant: Blood Justice,” is available from Black Rose Writing.

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