Matthew Quinn Martin
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For centuries an ancient evil has slept beneath the streets of New Harbor. This Halloween, it wakes up. An action-packed debut horror novel from talented new writer Matthew Quinn Martin, Nightlife pits a feisty bartender and a mysterious loner against bloodthirsty terrors as alluring as they are deadly. Nightclub bartender and serial heartbreaker Beth Becker might be a cynic. But when her best friend goes missing Halloween night, Beth knows it’s up to her to find out what happened. Her quest will take her on an odyssey through the crumbling city of New Harbor, Connecticut. Along the way she meets a homeless prophet warning of something he calls the “Night Angel”—a bloodthirsty creature that feeds on the forgotten. And she will form an unlikely bond with a hunted stranger who knows all too well what stalks the streets at night. The strange man tells Beth the hideous truth about the nightmare creatures that have haunted mankind’s imagination for eons—creatures the world calls vampires. Together they are the only hope for New Harbor, but to defeat what lurks in the shadows they’ll have to conquer something far stronger than fear—their own desires.
This is a short novel, part of another series. You can read it as a standalone but reading them n order gives you more insight into the books. Jarrod Foster is a graphic artist who is struggling, out of money and will take any job, including demolition of old buildings. One of the jobs he took, he found an old hidden treasure of arcade games. Why were they hidden and boarded in a wall?. Written near one called Polybius was Die demon, die. Why was it written there? The author gets that adrenalin going when Jarrod decides to take the game home. Jarrod figures he can sell it and make some money but something happened before he can do that. The fame tries to consume him by making him play the fame and do dangerous things. The author had quite an imagination to have an old arcade game take over Jarrod's mind and control it. This story is scary, it's just really creepy. Jarrod knows what is happening but doesn't know what to do. How can he fight against something that shouldn't be happening? The author wrote a full novel in a few short pages. It's a fun, exciting, scary and CREEPY!.
I was given a complimentary copy of Nightlife from the author, Matthew Quinn Martin and Night Owl Reviews for my view of the book.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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