Blood ink

Blood ink
Published: 6/9/2020
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…
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 stories bound together into a whole.

From story to story it’s easy to have a connection in some way 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. She is the protagonist of the book. She weaves the stories together as a whole. She’s not a pleasant character either. Don’t give her what you want and there’s hell to pay.

The individual stories in the book are also very well crafted. I almost want to say fun, and in their own way they are, but they are also thoughtful and in some cases horrific. There’s terror, fantasy, science fiction, time-travel, and more. It’s all here bound in this one book.

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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