Today, I'm honored to host Noree Cosper's Prelude To Madness blog tour, in support of her upcoming novel: A Prescription For Delirium. Keep reading to see what I thought of her novel and to find out how you can win a copy of your own!
A Prescription For Delirium:
Ninety years ago, Gabriella di Luca promised to protect the family of her dying lover. She failed to keep that promise. She was too far away to stop the devil that murdered the eldest Van Helsing son. Years later, Gabby learns the devil has resurfaced. She arrives in Hampton, TX, determined to stop the devil before it can lay a bloody hand on the remaining three brothers.
However, madness is spreading through Hampton. She suspects the devil is using this madness to test a drug which has a side effect of demonic possession. Gabby rushes to end the source of the madness only to fall victim to it. For a woman cursed with eternal life, dying is no threat. However, Gabby must stop the devil's plot or risk losing her most precious possession: her mind.
A Prescription for Delirium will be released on December 1st, 2012.
Noree Cosper loves writing about magic in the modern world. While growing up in Texas she constantly searched for mystical elements in the mundane. She buried her nose in both fiction and books about Wicca, Religion, and Mythology. Everyday became an adventure as she joined a group of role-players, acting out her fantasies of vampires, demons, and monsters living in the world.
She embraced her nerdom wholeheartedly.
Noree grew, but never left her love for fantasy and horror. Her dreams pushed her and her hand itched to write the visions she saw. So, with her fingers on the keys, she did what her heart had been telling her to do since childhood. She wrote.
Let me begin by saying that I I loved Noree's short story, "The Flower of Hell," which also featured Gabriella di Luca (see my review here), so I anxiously awaited the opportunity to read the ARC of A Prescription For Delirium.
In short, Prescription doesn't disappoint. Where “The Flower of Hell” offered a quick peek into Gabriella's life, this full-length treatment really allows the reader to get to know Gabriella. Not quite as well as someone else does ... but that's later in the story (and it was about damn time, too).
Gabriella is still hunter and hunted, the Van Helsing clan is still involved, and there's more than enough action and intrigue to satisfy the most voracious reader. The supporting cast is quite strong, although di Luca is the true star of the show by a wide margin. She's intelligent, brave, and beautiful ... but bears the scars of a life that no one in his/her right mind would aspire to. Still, if a hellhound was breathing down my neck or if my back was against a wall while a demon-infested baby slithered in for the kill, I'd be looking for Gabriella to save the day!
The story is compelling and Cosper displays quite a talent for pacing and flow. She readily draws from a deep knowledge of demonology and other dark and twisted subjects to infuse her villains with legitimate evil. It's pure fiction, but it reads like fact. And damn good fact, at that.
A Prescription For Delirium is a kick-ass page turner that I highly recommend. Enter the giveaway for a chance to win it!
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