Another exciting day as I share with you get another exciting book cover…. ooooooohhhh! Yes, I am delighted, excited, stoked and poked with a happy stick as I upload the new cover for Death in the Family, the second book in the Sophie Morgan vampire series. As I have mentioned before, the series was picked up at the end of September by Seattle based, hybrid publisher Booktrope. Woop Woop! Very exciting… almost as exciting as welcoming a new baby into the world which happened three days later! That was a very busy week I can tell you.
The second book in the series is primarily set in the fictional town of Bethesda and in Cardiff (whoever knew Cathedral Road could be so exciting!). It picks up on the action from book one but with some new characters and what could be a sinister threat in the form of an ancient manuscript, what might be a fake prophesy, another “love” interest (or not, could be a red herring or two there for you… you’ll have to see) and an insight into what big business is really about – run by vampires!
I don’t want to spoil it for you, so here is some blurb. To find out more then buy the book when it is re-released in February.
Things are looking up for Sophie Morgan. She’s fended off vampires on a holiday to Antwerp, escaped them on her return home and stabbed her vampire sympathizing neighbor. Now she’s slowly trying to rebuild her life in her hometown of Bethel. Running the family property business may not be lucrative but she’s happy. Since returning to Wales, she’s only had to kill one vampire and thanks to the linoleum on her kitchen floor, even that was an easy clean up.
Then one rainy night Mickey Kelly, the missing barman she had a brief flirtation with in Antwerp, arrives on her doorstep with troubling news. His brother has been murdered and vampires are coming for her. And Charles Ferrers, Sophie’s former adversary, feels compelled to follow her to South Wales. What kind of connection do they have? Will a call to his duties as an enforcer for the ancient Byzantine family get in the way and what does an ancient manuscript have to do with our heroine anyway? Will Sophie and Mickey finally consummate their relationship and where will it lead them? Or will another new man in her life be more significant than she thinks? This time Sophie has bigger problems than vampires to deal with. This time she has family visiting.