Meet Nico Alexikova and Bear:
Eighteen years old at death and fifteen years unliving, Nico worked hotel front desk, nightshift, attended universities, and led a quiet life on Old Earth. But unknown circumstances sent her to Darqueworld, and with no memory of her immediate past, she can only rely on herself, Bear, and her knife in a futuristic, spacefaring society with creatures like her—and with women she could care for.
Tall, dark, and sharply beautiful, she's a vampire chrono-refugee with affluence, connections, and the possible answers to Nico's past—if Nico can trust her.
As seemingly light as Heloise is dark, she's a Lucy's Diner waitress and witch Nico can't help falling for. But Shayla is also a coven's ex-Pistol, their former peacekeeper, and her history with vampires is not kind.
Enjoy the Darquepunk Universe:
Preternaturals take to the stars, but the gods and goddesses had long gone first, in sentient sky boats, chariots, and Valkyrian ships, to found a planet of quakes, dreams, and monsters. Darqueworld: where spacefarers and chrono-travellers seek answers and riches amid celestial corporations and refugee Other-beings. Weird-matter wielders, shifters, vampires, intragalactic species, bio-mechanical beings, artificial constructs—and mere humans; every adventurer and outcast with a dream or desire, come to Darqueworld for haven or hell.
Title: Monster Stalker (Darquepunk Novel #1)
Author: Elizabeth Watasin
Anticipated Publish Date: September 21, 2015
Publisher: A-Girl Studio
Genres: Cyberpunk, Science Fiction
Watasin's Darqueworld is imaginative and she filled it with quirky and interesting characters--not only plain ole humans, but with all kinds of Other-beings like vampires, shifters, witches, and all types of bio-mechanical beings. If I weren't such a wussy, I'd look into a ship transporting me there to take in these charming characters first-hand.
It's not a safe-haven, though. To survive, you have to be brave and gritty. It isn't for the faint-of-heart. And Nico and Bear are quite the opposite. Nico is a fantastic character, full of spunk and bravado, though sometimes reckless.
Like the characters living on Darqueworld, even the readers must have a certain toughness because Watasin tackles the all-too-real horror that is human trafficking, and suffuses it into the plot.
I found some places difficult to stay with simply because of the unconventional way of speaking; however, if you are a fan of sci-fi and cyberpunk, this marriage of the two genres is most interesting.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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