In a world we think we know, live other races
entirely hidden from the mortal perspective. Creatures of legend, of fable and
myth, their very history and nature have allowed them to walk side by side with
humans since time immemorial. They are warriors, they are hunters, and they are
Algula Vampire. And in their own midst, a battle is brewing for supremacy, for
dominance, that can and will affect all around them. Old hatred never dies and
vengeance is a fiery sword that cuts a bloody swath.
Hamza walks into the room with his guard looking at Nikole’s still body lying on the table. “Is she dead?” he questions.
“No sir, she passed out while we were in the middle of the procedure. We were doing like you instructed and burning her body with the needles when she went unconscious. We thought it best to come get you right away.”
Hamza looks over her body, placing his fingers to her neck and feeling only a small hint of life. His lips curve up in excitement as he anticipates what is yet to come. “Good, leave us alone.” He starts to walk around the table staring at her naked and bloodied body.
The room emptied out while Hamza continued to circle the table. He tried to decide what to do with this dead weight prisoner. Leaning over her body, he backhanded her jaw, the cracking of her bones deafening in the silence of the room. He heard her moan in agony while she slowly came to consciousness.
“Nikole, I think it would be best if you just gave me what I asked of you.As soon as you tell me what we want to know this pain will all stop.” Taking his knife from the sheath on his belt, he placed the cold blade to her cheek. “I will cut your pretty little face apart. Don’t think I won’t.”Taking the tip of the blade he breaks the skin at the top of her left cheek and slowly cut lines into her face. Droplets of blood ran down her cheek staining her flesh as he slashed her face.Nikole’s voice is gone from all the screaming she has done and all she can do is heave a cry.Her eyes are still forced open, not even tears can form since she can’t blink.“Come on little Princess, just tell me where Zayn is so I can kill him. I promise this will all stop."
Blood Purple follows Nikole, the Algula princess, her brother Zayn, the King, and Adara, Nikole's best friend.
The plot is solid in this piece, but I had a few issues with the execution. There are several tense changes that drew me out of the story, and I couldn't understand Nikole's descent from a previously strong, potential warrior, into a blithering jealous fool because of the lover her brother takes.
Zayn was my favorite character from this one. Throughout, he's strong and reliable. Overall, I enjoyed the story. If you like a quick paranormal read, this one might be for you.
About The Author:
Ashley is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs named Toto and Doogie. They have been together for almost 8 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her lifelong best friend Laura gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they were younger.
Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life and they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and display's came from. With her Parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.