Review: Day-Walker by Nicki J Markus

 

Title: Day-Walker

Author: Nicki J Markus

Published: 2011

Synopsis: When Darci meets a mysterious stranger, she is instantly smitten. Will is the perfect gentleman and seems to be everything she has been waiting for. But Will has a terrifying secret and soon Darci finds herself in grave peril. Will her love for him give her the strength she’ll need to prevail against overwhelming odds? Will is drawn to Darci from the moment she steps onto the stage. He knows he shouldn’t approach her, knows his secret could put her in danger if he gets too close. But he also realizes that he cannot live without her. When his enemies learn of Darci’s existence and emerge from the shadows, Will must fight to save the woman he loves… even though it may require the ultimate sacrifice. For creatures are stirring in the darkness; creatures that long to infiltrate the light

Status: Read on April 30, 2012 — I own a copy {Courtesy the Author}

My Thoughts:

Day-Walker is the second short story I have read from Nicki J Markus, Dragon’s Heart was surprisingly engaging though just 33 pages long, so I was willing to take a chance on this longer novella when she requested a review.

Essentially a paranormal romance, Day-Walker also has a bit of action and suspense. Will is the centuries old Vampire who has the rare ability to tolerate sunlight, Darci is the pretty twenty something modern girl who can’t resist his dark and brooding good looks. There is nothing particularly original about the plot, which is fairly standard for the genre, but it is solid, well paced and more importantly, well written.

Markus is proving to be a talented writer who has both the technical and creative aspects of writing firmly in hand. So far she has concentrated on the shorter formats of storytelling but I hope she soon finds the inspiration to write a full length novel which I know I will be happy to read.

An engaging tale, Day-Walker would be a great choice for paranormal romance fans looking for a quick and satisfying read.

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About the Author

Nicki J Markus was born in England in 1982, but she now lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages. She has completed a BA (hons) English with French from the University of Greenwich, London and a PGDip in Translation from the University of the West of England, Bristol. She is currently studying for diplomas in Editing and Publishing. Nicki J Markus launched her writing career in 2010 and her fiction work has been accepted for ebook publication by both Wicked Nights Publishing and Silver Publishing. In her spare time, Nicki J Markus also enjoys many other creative pursuits including music, theatre, photography, sketching andweb-design. She also has a keen interest in history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling and travel.

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