This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
Severn House Publishers; First World Publication edition (January 1, 2014)
She will come back to me, Tom Westonby tells himself. We’ll be reunited. It has been five years since he’s seen his beloved wife, Nicola Bekk. Five years since their wedding day – when he won her hand, but in doing so triggered the curse that has blighted the Bekk family for centuries. Nicola became a vampire, and fled, lest she harm the one she loves the most.
Since then, Tom has lived a remote life in Nicola’s ancestral home in the woods, patiently awaiting the return of his vampire bride. But little does he know that someone else is returning to the village – someone who holds great power over the supernatural forces that dwell within it, waiting for revenge.
Soon, Tom will be forced to risk his life – and the lives of those he loves – in the fight against an ancient evil that cannot possibly be beaten . . .
Simon Clark is one of those authors I've always had the best of intentions to read, but who has never seemed to make the leap from shelf to hand. Well, with an ARC of Her Vampyrrhic Heart in hand, and His Vampyrrhic Bride cued up for a read first, we'll finally be making that leap before the end of the year.