Blood Ink
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Blood Ink
Illustrator: Colin Davies
Published: 12/06/2020
What would you give to be a famous writer? - With her soft Kansas accent and fat Cuban cigar, Ms Nikita is always on the lookout for the next great story. Six writers, some new, others she has worked with for years, all with new stories she wants to hear. Tales of horror and science fiction, if Ms Nikita is happy, she'll work her magic. All they have to do is sign the contract with…

I had the privilege of receiving a review copy of this book and if you are a fan of horror/sci-fi then this is the book for you.

First things first, Blood Ink is an anthology novel. 6 short stories bound together into a whole.

From story to story it’s easy to have a connection and in some way an understanding with each of the characters.

Not wanting to give a lot away, but central to the novel is the mysterious ‘Ms Nikita’. A producer looking for stories she can turn into money making productions.

This story is told by the way of 6 writers, whom she represents, and their stories. In exchange they get their hearts desire upon signing a contract in blood.

Break that contract and….. Well I’ll let you find out for yourself.

I found this book hard to put down to be honest.

It’s difficult to do an anthology and keep the reader interested, but this book manages it. Each story is unique and accessible and the characters are interesting. If anything you WANT to know more about them. Especially Ms Nikita.

Having read the author’s other books ‘Mathamagical’ and the sequel ‘Anagramaphobia’ (both excellent children’s books) I found ‘Blood Ink’ a brilliant breath of fresh air.

I would describe it as ‘Stephen King meets Black Mirror’ and I would highly recommend the read.

Go on do it. You won’t regret it!

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