Thursday, July 9, 2015

Ink - Review and Exclusive Pre-Sale

Author: Glenn Benest and Dale Pitman
Due for Publication: 15 July 2015
Genre: Horror
Pinky's Rating (out of 5): 4 dragonflies


His studio has become his refuge and his prison - a place of boundless imagination and lonely isolation. Brian Archer, creator of a series of successful graphic novels about a vengeful supernatural being called “The Highwayman,” has become a recluse after the adoration of a female fan turned to rage and violence.

But all that changes when he meets a renowned and beautiful illustrator, A.J. Hart, who carries emotional scars of her own. Their work together is fueled by the unrequited passion they share and a mysterious bottle of black ink that arrives one day at Brian’s doorstep.

The impossibly dark liquid has mystical properties, making their characters appear so real they eventually come to life, reigning terror on those who mean them harm and if not stopped—threatens to unleash an apocalypse on all mankind. Brian must break free of his self-imposed exile and solve the mystery that allowed these terrible creatures into the world. 

My Thoughts:

When I first picked up this book to read, I admit it was not holding my interest, and I almost stopped reading, however decided to persevere.  

The story starts slowly with a lot of back story of the characters and "The Highwayman". We are introduced to only a very minor cast which in itself is good, because with what is taking place, the reader would have difficulty trying to keep up with everybody.

The story eventually picked up in the final third of the book, when the action really started. 

I enjoyed the point of view switching, especially when we were given an insight into the wonderfully caring mind of Deke and the tortured mind of Belinda, come on who doesn't like a stalker!

While the author places this in the horror genre, I would be more inclined to class it as a thriller with a little bit of paranormal thrown in.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It was extremely well written and flowed flawlessly. 

I will be interested to read the next instalment to see where the characters go from here!

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