Saturday, July 16, 2011

Of Experiments, Lycans, & Love

Camille by Tess Oliver
At a time when society conforms to the strictest rules and most proper etiquette, sixteen-year-old Camille Kennecott and her guardian, Dr. Bennett, live a most unconventional life. They hunt werewolves. When unwitting victi,, Nathaniel Strider, wanders into one of their full moon pursuits, Camille and Dr. Bennett believe they have found the specimen for their study. Finding a scientific key to unlocking the mystery of lycanthropy would end their late night excursions. Yet beneath the irresistable exterior, Nathaniel is transforming into a flesh-tearing monster, and as each experiement fails, Camille loses another inch of her soul to him. In a month's time, she must face the prospect of destroying the boy who has stolen her heart.

What can I say besides that I'm impressed. I brought this from and it was $0.99 through Kindle. I thought what the hay, some of the best books I've read were either free or extremely cheap, so I gave it a shot. And I wasn't disappointed either. 

Camille is about this witty and strong girl who is the ward of a man of science, Dr. John Bennett. By day they are just semi-normal people searching for something to solve everything while living in London, but by night they take on the duty of werewolf hunters. This isn't the path that they wished to be on, but since Camille and Dr. Bennett can't find a cure they have no choice but to try to contain it. That is until Nathaniel Strider comes along, recently bitten and poor, witty and charming, handsome and unnerving, but slowly losing the battle with the inner beast. 

There is only one way to save him, and hopefully many others; become a test subject for Dr. Bennett and Camille. But, it isn't just the offer of free food, a warm bed, and clean clothes that keeps Strider there. Camille and all her quirks have drawn him in and vise versa. So will they be able to save him or have to hunt him when the full moon wanes? Time will only tell.

I love books by self-published authors. They have so much talent but are hidden because they have no one to advertise them. So, I'm taking it upon myself to put all the self-published, unknown potential New York Bestsellers out there. Tess Oliver is great and I hope everyone reads this book. She has actually written other books that you can find on Amazon. 

Now, Camille is absolutely great. It's like Camille is the opposite of every girl during her time. Instead of dancing in ballrooms with elaborate gowns she is walking the streets disguised as a boy with her trousers and hat. But, that doesn't mean she can't be the beauty in the room. When she does decide to wear a dress she captures attention, especially Nathaniel's. And speaking of Nathaniel makes me think of his womanizing ways. He can even make old women blush while making young women smile or swoon in pure bliss. He is so charming that you can't help but like him, which is probably why Camille does. But, everything isn't as it seems and when the time arises will Nathaniel be there to comfort Camille in her time of need? That's for you to find out. 

So, if you're looking for something new, look for the unknown. You just might be surprise with what you find. 

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P.S. - check out another self-published author Ann Mauren and read the review. 

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