Blood of the Sixth
By K. R. Rowe
In the quaint Southern town of Port Bella Rosa, something sinister lurks beneath the cobblestones. When hunger stirs a centuries-old evil, a demon awakens, releasing its hunters in search of prey.
Jackals swarm from the mist, seeking out their quarry and sating their master with offerings of human flesh.
Allie Kent catches a glimpse of the first victim: a corpse with its organs, muscle and bone all consumed, leaving nothing more than skin behind. While police work to solve the unexplained murder, more bodies are found mutilated. Finally convinced the killer isn’t human, Detective Phillip Chambers is desperate to shield Allie from harm.
But something haunts Allie: shadows spill through her window at night; nightmares invade her sleep while visions confuse her waking thoughts. Struggling to keep her independence in check, she finds herself treading a thin line between reality and insanity, with Phillip her only protection. But is the evil dwelling beneath the stones their only true threat—or will the demons in Allie’s head have the strength to destroy them both?
I can read horror novels all day. I absolutely love them. This was a quick read that packed a suspenseful punch. I think my favorite character was Detective Phillip Chambers. He isn't your typical macho cop character - thank you for that, K.R. Rowe! He was an emotional guy who fell for a quirky girl, Allie. Allie is in the middle of some weird paranormal stuff.
This story had the ideal blend of horror, thrills, gore, and wit. I loved the spooky spellwork and enjoyed the dark humor of the scary old lady, Mrs. Michaels. I hope the author is writing a follow up because I am going to need more of this gritty tale.
K. R. Rowe is a multi-genred author who spent her childhood in the scenic city of Chattanooga, TN and still resides there today. Her father was born and raised near Tellico Plains, in the heart of Tennessee's tract of the Appalachian Mountains. With her mother's South Carolina heritage, her southern roots run deep. From a very young age, her overpowering love of the mountains continues to draw her to them. When not tied to her desk, her free time with her family is often spent enjoying any activity that can take her far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and into the peace of the mountains.
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