Terry Mastriano and his twin sister, Tempie, have become reluctant assassins, swearing a blood oath to avenge their father's assassination. The target? E. "Needles" Puzzoli, a man who went to prison but not for their father's murder.
For eight years, prison kept Needles safely out of the twins' reach, but now he's out and planning to leave town. If the twins want revenge, they must act now. Complicating matters is a mysterious and beautiful redhead who makes a prior claim on Needles. When Tempie attempts to kill Needles, the strange woman attacks, and warns both twins to stay away or die.
Terry figures they're in a race with another assassin but he's only half-right. The dangerous woman is so much more than a fellow killer-she's a sensuous, deadly vampire with an undisclosed connection to both Needles and the twins. In an added complication, the vampire displays a lusty, predatory interest in Terry.
An unexpected event forces Terry into a bargain with the vampire. Honor and vengeance demand satisfaction, and the twins are out for blood. No matter who gets to Needles first, a debt will be owed. Blood always wins. Just ask the vampire.
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About the Author
A retired USAF veteran, Sherry Rentschler completed her bachelor and graduate degrees while serving her country. During her service she had the opportunity to live in Italy and travel throughout Europe and the Middle East. She's also visited Greenland, the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico.
Rentschler is the award-winning author of two poetry books: Paper Bones and By the Light Betrayed. Her awards include a 2014 and 2015 National Indie Excellence Award Finalist, a 2014 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Honorable Mention, a 2014 and 2015 Global eBook Award Gold Medal and two 2015 Silver Medals, plus a 2013 AuthorsdB Cover Award Gold Medal.
Rentschler lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a retired USAF veteran. She can be contacted through Facebook as AuthorSherryRentschler and on Twitter as @poetphoenix.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Terry and Tempie vowed to avenge their father's assassination at the hands of Needles. But when a mysterious woman appears on the scene, Terry makes a bet with her that he can kill Needles before she does. Who is she and why does she want to kill Needles? And WHY does she seem to appear out of thin air? Why does she seem to know Terry's thoughts? Terry and the woman size each other's moves like players in a murderous chess game. Who will win the bet and are the stakes for losing too high? And, will the two cross paths in the future? The ending of this book leaves the door open for future books and I will certainly buy them, as well. I loved the suspense and suggestion of a future romance in the later books. I bought a copy of this book directly from the author.
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Midnight Assassin: A Tale of Lust and Revenge is a supernatural crime novel written by Sherry Rentschler. Terry and Tempie Mastriano are twin assassins who grew up with values from the Old Country. When their father, Tony Mastriano, is murdered, a plan is set in motion to avenge his death by taking out the killer – mob boss ‘Needles’ Puzzoli. Leading up to the planned time and date of the hit, Terry is confronted and warned off by a stunningly beautiful redhead who seems to be able to move at superhuman speed and could communicate with Terry telepathically. She tries many times to seduce Terry, telling him that she will be the one to kill Needles and nobody else. It is not until a vastly witnessed physical altercation with her that Terry discovers she is a vampire, and somebody who cared very much for Tony Mastriano. Terry’s assassination plans come to a crashing halt when his twin sister is taken hostage by his mark. Now Terry has no choice but to beg for the vampire’s help, and be willing to seal the deal with his own blood in order to rescue his sister from his father’s murderer before it’s too late. I was unsure what to expect of this novel with such an outlandish plot, but Sherry Rentschler successfully delivered a jaw-dropping, adrenaline-pumping tale which made me want to continue to the next page ... and the next. From the very beginning, Midnight Assassin: A Tale of Lust and Revenge was fast-paced and filled with action. The characters outside of Needles’ circle were actually quite likeable, regardless that they were on the wrong side of the law. When the townsfolk unexpectedly come together, the reader can clearly see the difference between fear and respect. I very much enjoyed this title and recommend it to mature audiences who enjoy a dose of the supernatural with drama, action, organized crime, loyalty and love.