Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for Bloodline by Vicki Vass

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours, for Bloodline by Vicki Vass.  Please leave a comment or question for Vicki to let her know you stopped by.  You may enter the tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a coffee mug and a print copy of the book (U.S. only), by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  Good Luck!

By Vicki Vass
A Witch Cat Mystery, Book 1

Publisher:  Vicki Vass
Release Date: May 11, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Length: 221 Pages
ISBN: 978-0692873311

ASIN:  B072575HNR

Buy Links:  Kindle | Amazon Print

About the book:

Fleeing from the witch trials in Salem, Terra Rowan finds herself in modern day Asheville, North Carolina. A dark spirit from the past hunts this last witch of Salem. With the help of the ladies of the Biltmore Society, Terra must discover the secret within the forest to preserve the bloodline.

About the Author:

Vicki Vass traded in her reporter’s notebook to pursue her passion of writing cozy mysteries. Her Antique Hunter series was a finalist in the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem contest. Bloodline is the first book in the Witch Cat Mystery series.

Vicki has written more than 1,400 stories for the Chicago Tribune as well as other commercial publications including Home & Away, the Lutheran and Woman’s World. Her science fiction novel, The Lexicon, draws on her experience in Sudan while writing about the ongoing civil war for World Relief.

She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, writer and musician Brian Tedeschi, son Tony, Australian shepherd Bandit, kittens Terra and Pixel, seven koi and Gary the turtle.

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A cross genre mix of historical fiction and paranormal mystery, Bloodline by Vicki Vass is the first book in her A Witch Cat Mystery series.  Set in two different locations; Salem, Massachusetts during the witch trials of the early 1690; s and contemporary Ashville, North Carolina, Ms. Vass uses the local folklore of both locations to build her story.  Well-developed characters, two interesting mysteries and a solid pace kept me turning the pages from start to finish.  If you’re looking for something different in the mystery field,  this book might just be what you're looking for. 

Ms. Vass does a good job introducing her characters, who all have an interesting back story, right from the start.  The primary character, Terra Rowan is somewhat of an enigma at the start but as the book progresses and you get to know her better you really begin to appreciate the literary twist Ms. Vass has used for her character. The secondary characters are very engaging and all contribute something of importance to the story.  Even the murder victim, who we meet for a short time at the beginning, makes an impact on the story.  The choice of victim makes you wonder about some issues our society still needs to address today; homelessness and the way we treat our elderly.

While there are two separate mysteries, only one will be resolved by the end of the story.  The secondary mystery will undoubtedly be something that is carried as an ongoing thread throughout the series.  Ms. Vass does a good job dropping clues for the reader to gather and the story takes plenty of twists and turns.  The story’s pace is fairly quick and Ms. Vass’s voice as an author is well established and easy to read.

Will Terra discover who killed her friend?  Will the past and the present collide in more ways than one? And will any of Terra’s friends be injured while they help her solve the murder?  You’ll have to read Bloodline to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to seeing where Ms. Vass takes us with this series.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns

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  2. The book looks like a terrific read, Thanks for your generosity.

  3. Thanks, Linda May and Milli. Hope you enjoy the book.