Liz Strange

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Khepera Rising by Nerine Dorman

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM

Born Bad…

My bad-boy black magician Jamie elicits strong reactions in readers. Now that’s an understatement if ever there was. And he has a funny way about him, because he sinks his claws into you, and you kinda love him dearly though you often want to slap him upside the head for acting like an idjit. I reckon folks love him because they get to vicariously appreciate his badness without having to suffer any of the repercussions. Kinda like being able to go out and party without suffering the hangover, right? Actions result in consequences for Jamie? Oh yeah, and then some. Don’t believe me? Here’s a few readers’ opinions…

“This isn’t a Hollywood story where wizards duel on highways by flinging fireballs and invoking ghosts. The magic is more subtle, and that makes it easier to imagine that the story is taking place in your own backyard.” – Zane Marc Gentis, The Chemical Dream blog

“This is not my usual genre, urban fantasy/horror, but I was caught up in this gritty, brutal, graphic story from the very beginning pages. Strong, evocative writing. Compelling, dark tale. Highly recommended if you’re into the dark side.” – Patricia Burroughs, Goodreads

“First novel? Come off it, Dorman is no apprentice. She’s pulled something out of the hat with this one, but then she’s a practicing magician and no, it’s not a white bunny she’s holding in her hand. Then again, if being scared wasn’t irresistible, you wouldn’t be reaching out to take it.” – Greg Hamerton, author

So, yeah, I recently rebooted my bad boy, and Khepera Rising is now once again available in ebook ( and dead tree ( formats.


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