Never Ceese

A vampire. A werewolf. Can two who were wronged make it right? What happens when a determined werewolf and a skeptical vampire join forces at the request of an aging friend? Book 1 in the Thirsting for Blood series, fantasy horror for young-adult readers and older.
| 2010 | 5 comments

A vampire. A werewolf. Can two who were wronged make it right?

What happens when a determined werewolf and a skeptical vampire join forces at the request of an aging friend? Will they succeed in finding a way to rid themselves of their respective curses in spite of their natural hatred for each other or will they suffer at the hands of a radical and evil stem cell researcher who wants the fame and immortality he believes their blood will give him?

Book 1 in the Thirsting for Blood series, fantasy horror for adult readers.

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Sue Dent
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Never Ceese is currently being published by Black Bed Sheet Books. Journey Stone Creations is no longer the publisher. This is general market fiction/horror/fantasy and not “Christian” fiction. I don’t write for publishers that serve that particular market. Just like to make sure folks know that. ūüėČ
Please purchase Never Ceese through suedent.net or http://www.downwarden.com/blackbedsheetbooks Thank you.
 
Electric Angel is also now available for pre-order and Forever Richard, currently out of print will be republished by Black Bed Sheet Books by the end of the year with Cyn No more coming after that.
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Sue Dent
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Sure thing Stephen. I just like to inform when I get the chance. My work is enjoyed by many readers who favor work from targeted “Christian” publishers and is approved by Spring Arbor so there ya go! ;D That still doesn’t change the fact that it’s general market work though not “targeted” work. Of course that’s not say “targeted” Christian fiction is a bad thing. I just don’t write it.

Forrest Schultz
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 Can  A  Vampire  Be  Separated  From  His  Curse ??
 
How  About  A  Werewolf?
 
A review of 
 
Sue Dent Never Ceese (Black Bed Sheets Books, 2010)
               356 pp   $16.95   ISBN-10: 0976994747   ISBN-13: 978-0976994749
 
Reviewed by:  Forrest W. Schultz
 
¬†¬†¬†¬† Richard is a vampire who is struggling to be freed from his curse so that he will be able to ask God for salvation, which, for him, will include not only the salvation from¬†sin but also¬†salvation from his vampire nature so that he can be fully human.¬† I am not kidding — this really is in the story, which, actually, is not so surprising if you know a little bit about Sue Dent, a gal who likes to shake things up!!¬†¬†
 
¬†¬†¬†¬† Never Ceese has rightly won widespread acclaim as a great story and a good read.¬† And the author clearly has a good imagination.¬† By far the most creative feature in the book, however, is not the story¬†and the characters, but the very concept of vampire salvation, which is radically different both from the classic vampire concept (where vampires are perpetually and irredeemably evil and therefore unsavable)¬†and the various modern notions,¬†such as¬†“sparkly” vampires.¬†¬† I am tired of reading these.¬†¬†Sue Dent’s¬†concept of the¬†salvation of vampires may also lead to the salvation of the vampire genre!
 
     And, as if that were not enough, she also has included in her story a werewolf, Ceese, who is trying to rid herself of her (werewolf) curse, so she can ask God for salvation both from sin and from her werewolf nature!!  In short, Dent has redefined the very nature of werewolves as well as the nature of vampires!  A pretty hefty accomplishment!
 
¬†¬†¬†¬† This book is the first in Dent’s Thirsting For Blood trilogy.¬† The second book, Forever Richard, has been published, and the third book Cyn No More will be published soon. Information is available at http://www.suedent.net/¬†and http://www.downwarden.com/BlackBedSheet.¬† ¬†¬†¬†

 

 

Sue Dent
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Sparkly vampires is radically (and irreverently) different if you ask me. LOL¬† Other than that, the only BIG difference in my vampires is that they aren’t “undead.” The trend seems to be (with the exception of our sparkly friends which hopefully isn’t a trend at all) that lore treats vampirism as a curse or a reincarnation of evil after the soul as left the body.¬† I chose to go the “curse” route. Clearly there’s no chance of redemption for a souless corpse that binges on blood but aha, there can and should be at least a morsel of hope for the cursed.
Thanks so much Forrest for this astute review. I’ve so many fans who favor books put out by targeted “Christian” publishers that I can’t even count them on my toes and fingers. What a wide audience of readers I have. ūüėČ As a writer I can say it’s quite a blessing to have your work enjoyed by the market you planned it for, in this instance the general market but to be enjoyed by readers from a very targeted denominational market, well, that’s just icing on the cake. ūüėČ