Scarlet Ambrosia--Blood Is The Nectar of Life

Scarlet Ambrosia--Blood Is The Nectar of Life

by David Gittlin

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BN ID: 2940151291118
Publisher: Entelligent Entertainment
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

After a career in marketing communications, David Gittlin wrote screenplays before turning to novels. His first novel, “Three Days to Darkness,” was a recent nominee to the James Kirkwood Prize for creative writing. “Scarlet Ambrosia” is his second novel. He lives a quiet and happy life in Aventura, Florida with his wife, Bonnie.

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Scarlet Ambrosia--Blood Is The Nectar of Life 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
dgsays More than 1 year ago
extremely well written - very talented author!
D_Donovan More than 1 year ago
There's a relatively new but rapidly-expanding genre on the market called 'urban fantasy', that has as its older sibling the vampire novel, born of Anne Rice's first book decades ago and now a genre in its own right. And then, there's the classic vampire struggle between darkness and light - a struggle that immerses unwitting victims, vampires, and survivors in a world dominated by blood lust. With so many vampire novels on the market today, one could wonder at the need for yet another; but Scarlet Ambrosia is a vampire story of a different color, seasoned not so much by the drama of blood-letting as by the more universal themes of self-discovery, human nature, and redemption. Ultimately this is what makes or breaks any genre; especially one such as the urban fantasy or vampire story, which too often tends to eschew self-examination in favor of high drama. And this is just one of the reasons why Scarlet Ambrosia stands out from the urban fantasy genre crowd. Sure, protagonist Devon's outward battle is against an ancient evil vampire, Egon Schiller - but, it's also against himself. Devon is no stranger to the dark forces within him, after years of therapy - but the darkness he's confronting now proves far beyond his wildest dreams. As lies, secrecy, and murders build, Devon finds himself paying for the bad decisions of others, and must come to admit his own inner nature before he can make a proper decision on honing his skills for either greater good or evil.  The web of lies builds and threatens to immerse everything Devon holds dear, eventually spilling over into something greater than he's ever known. Scarlet Ambrosia is not your usual vampire story. Its intrigue, romance, and thriller writing are all wrapped up in a bigger picture. It offers much food for thought in the course of following Devon's evolutionary process and decisions, and it's not a light-hearted romp through a vampire's realm, as so many such novels provide. As such, it's especially recommended for readers seeking more depth and undercurrents of philosophy in their literary choices. How does a protagonist not become the evil he fights in the process of battle? The classic vampire struggle between darkness and light just assumed a new cloak of complexity, here - and wears it well.