Emma Hogan hasn’t been the same since she and her twin brother were the only survivors from an attack on their family home two years ago. It was the same attack that claimed her right foot and forced her into a dangerous and thrilling new world. That night, her brother, Jimmy, and she learned the truth about the world that existed beyond what was perceived as real. That evil truly existed not only in stories but, demons, spirits and vampires did roam the Earth and were – in fact – responsible for the deaths of their parents and younger sister.
Forever changed by the horrifying events, Emma and Jimmy embark on a mission to protect others from a similar fate, reestablish a sense of normalcy, and for Emma, come to terms with a life filled with violence, loneliness and rubber feet.
Just when things begin to find their rhythm, a strange and exotic stranger arrives at their door proclaiming to have answers to questions they didn’t even know they had. What comes next is a whirlwind of revelation, mystery and suspense that forces Emma to realize that if she is to save the world, she may first have to learn to save herself.
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Vampire Slayer: One Foot in Darkness "Saving Yourself, Can Save the World!"
Emma sat in her hole and rocked. She was ashamed of the things she felt now. She was glad that it wasn’t her! She just kept praying that they wouldn’t find her. She scolded herself for being so selfish. But what could she do? She heard them drag her mother and sister up the rest of the stairs and down the hall. She assumed they had taken them into her sister’s room. That’s were it sounded like they were. A few moments later she heard the basement door open and foot steps come down the stairs. Emma froze, afraid that any movement would give her away. Her breath was halted and her eyes wide and searching. It was as if she could feel his movements. She heard him walk the perimeter of the basement and then force open the door to the closet where Daddy kept all of his best and rarest books. Then the book closet door shut and he was silent for a long moment. It felt like forever to her. Was he searching for her? Had Shea and Mom told him there was another one in the house? Emma gathered herself up into as small of a ball she could get herself into. Then, just like that, she heard him bound up the stairs whistling something happy. Emma’s tears fell in relief. He hadn’t known she was there!
All that night, she could hear them laugh and holler with delight. She could hear the
screams of her sister and mother. She never moved from that spot far in the back, under the stairs.
"Happiness with oneself doesn't just happen. You have to choose it!"
FIVE BEACON REVIEW FOR VAMPIRE SLAYER: ONE FOOT IN DARKNESS
FIVE BEACON REVIEW FOR VAMPIRE SLAYER:
ONE FOOT IN DARKNESS by Dani A. Camden
Emma Hogan and her twin brother Jimmy share more than
just DNA. They have the souls of a vampire slayer.
Unfortunately, this knowledge is found out too late, as
the rest of the Hogan family is brutally slain one
night by two vamps on the prowl. But it just doesn’t
end there. As the years move on, the Hogan twins are
about to find out more about their family’s secrets and
an ancient ritual that will threaten all of humanity.
Along with the help from sharp-tongued, Brit Layla, the
two must fight against evil to save themselves and the
human race. But the evil outside isn’t the only thing
that plagues Emma Hogan. Losing her leg to the
vampires that killed her family has left her with a
dark place in her heart. She feels destined to be
alone and lonely for all of existence. Fighting the
ancient Inanna has a higher purpose for Emma.
More than just your blood and guts book on vampires,
VAMPIRE SLAYER: ONE FOOT IN DARKNESS will also lead
you down the path of self-acceptance and sacrifice.
The Hogan twins are genuine characters that are very
true to life; despite that whole vampire thing. They
care for each other deeply as siblings yet squabble
like children. Where Jimmy’s brains leave off, Emma’s
physical strength takes over.
When I started this book, I never expected to be
laughing out loud! Then entered Layla. I absolutely
loved the way her character played off of the Hogan’s.
She wasn’t immediately accepted and days after her
appearance was still causing upheaval in the Hogan
home. Overall, this was a great read. The title and
ending insinuate a sequel and I will be looking forward
--reviewed by C.C.
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