Book Review – 4 Stars for Luna Sanguis by Simon Okill – Captivating, Suspense Filled, and Not What You Expected…

Posted: July 27, 2013 in book reviews
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Luna Book 3D coverThis is the second book from Simon Okill that I’ve had the pleasure of reading and I was surprised and thrilled. My surprise was to see just how versatile this author is, the genre and the writing style to storyline and setting of the two books, very different and perfectly set to make for an incredibly enjoyable read each time. When I read the synopsis, my first reaction was “another vampire story?” and my second reaction was “the first book blew me away and was not what I expected, I bet he’s done it again.” He has, completely done it again, another great read, nothing that you expect, no guessing what’s going to happen next, NOT another vampire story. I will fuss only that he could have lost some of the adjectives and still pulled this off so brilliantly. I think the amount of description that adjectives allow a writer can either be not enough, too much, or just right and it’s incredibly difficult to have the perfect balance for every reader, every time. Well, I’ll fuss too, that I fell behind schedule in work last week because I couldn’t put the darn thing down! Thanks, Simon, that’s twice now!

Captivating, this book blends paranormal romance and mystery to create a suspenseful read. If you are looking for just another vampire book, this is so much more and will change how you think of the age old story line.

I won’t waste your time with more information about the read, just go read it. The reviews are on Amazon and Goodreads and they tell you a bit more than the synopsis does, no need to repeat that stuff here. This is an author that I am following, picky reader that I am, and you should too. He is an amazing writer, very versatile, creative, talented, and perhaps just a bit nutty…in the best possible, most interesting, entertaining way that just leaves you waiting to see what he will say or do next.


Simon lives with his wife, Shirlee Anne and their cat, in a pretty coastal town in South Wales, UK. They both love Stephen King and had read many of his books and enjoyed their transition to the screen. Due to their love of books they dabbled in writing for some years as a hobby. They were approached by a film company to write a paranormal TV series. They struggled most nights and all through weekends to come up with 22 episodes only for the company to go bust. After an accident at work Mr. Okill was forced to retire due to a disability

Battling with depression, his newfound skills of writing became his sword and their scripts templates for novels. His writing became more serious as certain A-list actors expressed interest in his scripts and his debut novel Nobody Loves a Bigfoot Like a Bigfoot Babe was accepted by Christopher Matthews Publishing after so many British publishers turned it down.

His new novel Luna Sanguis is due to be released July 15th and the sequel to Nobody Loves a Bigfoot Like a Bigfoot Babe is being penned as you read this.

Book Synopsis

Paris 1925

A young woman is nearing her Eternal Vampire state as her birthday approaches. She is held captive by the hybrid vampire she created and slowly drained of her pure blood to keep his addiction in check. She outwits him and escapes to a chateau in the hope of reaching maturity. But he follows her unmistakable scent and massacres all that dare protect his supply of Eternal blood.

She awakens in a tiny room trapped and defenseless with amnesia, but something deep in her subconscious yearns to be set free by the next full moon – the date of her Eternal Birthday.

Her true self, Eternal, emerges in brief flashes of awareness to protect her from the horrors of this terrifying prison. Desperate, she forges an alliance with her true love, a gorgeous young doctor treating her.

But her nemesis is out there somewhere, relishing the hunt for her blood – and nothing will stop him from becoming Eternal.

234 pages
Paranormal Romance

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  1. tassyoneill says:

    What can I say, Debra. I am overwhelmed. Thank you so much for this marvellous review. And expect a scratching at your window tonight. heheheheh! Love Simon


    • DLHartmann - Reviews and Interviews says:

      Now, Simon, you promised not to jump out with that costume on and scare me senseless again! LOL My pleasure, thanks for the invite to participate, really enjoyed the break from work work work….


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