Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Book Review: Acid Jazz Singer by Nya Rawlyns.

 I'm delighted to revisit and review one of my favorite Authors...Meet Nya Rawlyns.


Writer, editor and hopeless optimist. I've lived on a sailboat on the Chesapeake Bay, ridden more than 1000 miles in trail competitions on horseback, and been owned by two Newfoundlands. I'm staff for a herd of cats and a herd of horses.

I've never met a potato chip I didn't like and I weight lift - which is probably fortuitous as I really like potato chips.

I don't write romance. I write emotion as a contact sport, rough and often raw. It need not be pleasant, heart-warming or forever after. What I seek is what lies beneath--a dance of extremes, the intersect of need and desire, and the compromises we make when pain and pleasure become indistinguishable.

My review of Acid Jazz Singer by Nya Rawlyns 5 star.


Finally a book that doesn't resort to cliché driven characterizations. Author Nya Rawlyns has taken the vamp genre and with superb plotting and a pen dipped in an adventurous readers soul she has crafted a tapestry as bloody as it is moody.

The narrator, Travis is utterly believable irrespective of the functions of his body ... Travis is a cold killer, a complex and totally enjoyable character to get to know. Trust me ... know him you will, his emotions are held in check, but never completely hidden. The author has given him a heart and soul, a pulse rate, needs, desires, and lusts that refuse to stay hidden.

Travis is a character that will stay in the mind of the reader, long after "The End" appears on the final page.

We care about this man...in all his forms. I will not spoil the ending for the readers . The book crosses so many genres...it is a Vamp story....yes indeed, yet one the likes of which I haven't had the pleasure of reading before. It is a love story..a love that is as real and complex as any you will encounter.

How does someone like Travis deal with loving a being that is both male and female? The psychological implications are so well thought out, that you the reader are captured by the passions and confusing eruption of lust, and brought to tears by the unrelenting tenderness of the love Travis has for Ray/Raylee.

The action sequences are superb, fast pacing, and relentlessly good descriptive sequences have you holding your breath in anticipation, and then sighing as you exhale...expect the unexpected, you won't be disappointed.

All in all a superb reading experience. I am looking forward eagerly to more of the books in this brand new series. Bravo, Nya Rawlyns! 

This fabulous book is currently on sale at just $0.99 on the link below.

Nya Rawlyns Blog below.

While you are there take a look at the other marvelous books in her extensive collection.

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