Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the Shelves – Raimond (Monsters & Angels) by Anne Marie Andrus

A welcome to a new author to the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore.. Anne Marie Andrus and her latest release Raimond which is the prequel to her book Monster & Angels.

About Raimond

A lone soldier on night watch. A single bullet through the heart. Every light in Paris flickers—the city’s thundering silent scream.

When Commander Raimond Banitierre was assassinated, French Revolutionaries lost their gallant leader. After a villain’s offer of eternal life condemned him to slavery, Raimond rebelled again, driving his vampire comrades to freedom.

Raimond escapes to Savannah, Georgia where his dream of becoming a doctor comes true. During his trial-by-fire residency on the Civil War’s battlefields, he discovers his true calling—the power to preserve memories and dignity in the face of death. His chance meeting with a beguiling mortal nurse ignites passionate nights and a long overdue crack in the door to paradise.

Vicious flames and an unholy miscalculation deliver Raimond back to the depths of hell. Being arrested for treason makes him wish for death and the arrival of Prince Draven Norman appears to be the final nail in Raimond’s coffin. Will the prince’s eccentric judgement grant Raimond a true reprieve? Is Draven’s invitation to join New Orleans mystical royalty an extension of his own treachery, or the next step in Raimond’s miraculous journey?

Has the legendary Crescent City found a spirit noble enough to protect her future?

Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HYFKPXY

And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raimond-Monsters-Angels-Marie-Andrus-ebook/dp/B07HYFKPXY

Also by Anne Marie Andrus

About Monsters & Angels

Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger.

Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle, could have been a fairytale.

Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare.

Torn away from a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep.

In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny?

Sorcha’s final word will make your jaw drop!

One of the reviews for the book

Grady HarpTop Contributor: Children’s Books HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER 

Author Anne Marie Andrus first came to this reader’s attention as a contributor to Dan Alatorre’s horror story anthology THE BOX UNDER THE BED in which Anne Marie registered two stories – ‘Three Seconds of Grace’ and ‘Cobalt Point’. Yes, a fine way to meet a fresh new author, but the question arises. Can a short story author succeed as well in a full novel? The answer is a resounding ‘YES!”

Sharing Anne Marie’s background enhances the reading experience. Her list of interests include being an equestrienne, chorale singer, candy-striper, EMT, baseball fan, a roamer of New Jersey backloads absorbing her images of historical locations for her writing, and a fascination with New Orleans and the associated richly endowed story trunk of strange customs an events that city’s name conjures. And it is New Orleans she chose as the chief locale for this her debut novel – MONSTERS & ANGELS’

The flavor of her prose is evident in the opening lines ate New York 1935 – ‘“A nurse is the Lord’s fiercest angel.” Sorcha recited script painted over the double doors as she plucked hairpins from her handed-down nursing cap. Malarkey. We’re much too exhausted. The hum of voices giving orders and answers swirled down the hall behind her like invisible fog. “No more exams.” Sorcha let one hand fall on the worn door handle, drew a long breath and followed with the deliberate grasp of her other hand. “No more school.” She burst through the hospital entrance, and shook her hair free to warm in the sun. “I’ve done it.” “So, you’re gainfully employed?” The security guard tipped his cap. “Starting tomorrow, I’ll help put food on our table.” Sorcha turned her face to the sky and savored the last of the brilliant, late October air. The streets of her neighborhood were crowded with residents dragging themselves home from work. On a whim, she stopped at a bodega to splurge on a few flowers. “Congratulations on your graduation.” The shop owner’s eyes crinkled as he added extra blooms to her bouquet. “Nurse Alden.” Sorcha waved her hands in front of her face. “No, no. Nurse Alden is my mother. Though, perhaps I’ll get used to it.” She plunged her nose into the petals and jogged the last block to her grey apartment building.’

Anne Marie has condensed the plot as follows – ‘ Fledgling nurse Sorcha Alden knew she had the skills to save lives, but she never dreamed that her own life would be the one in danger. Driven by tragedy to honor her family name, Sorcha embarks on a journey that takes her from the bleak but familiar streets of New York, through the sultry and seductive city of New Orleans, and into the brutal jungles of Nepal. Forging friendships and carrying on her mother’s mission of healing was her dream. Plunging into a love affair with the mysterious Dr. Ashayle, could have been a fairytale. Being murdered and waking up as a blood-thirsty monster—became her living nightmare. Torn away from a life that had just begun, Sorcha returns to New Orleans as a newborn vampire, forced to start over in a cutthroat underworld of devilry and decadence. Complicated politics, bitter rivals and jealous ancestors stand between her and the promises she’s still determined to keep. In a realm where the boundary between good and evil is as murky as the Mississippi River and immortal does not mean invincible, will Sorcha ever risk her shattered heart and love again? Can the magical harmony of the Crescent City give her enough courage to fulfill her eternal destiny? Sorcha’s final word will make your jaw drop!’

Vampire novels are a challenge to see if the author can mix reality with fantasy in a fashion that hooks the reader. Anne Marie Andrus demonstrates that in this long novel she is capable of writing books of the Undead with the best of them. A very fine debut!

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Anne-Marie-Andrus/e/B075CXP2BN/

And Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anne-Marie-Andrus/e/B075CXP2B

About Anne Marie Andrus

Anne Marie Andrus has been an equestrienne, chorale singer, EMT, and baseball fan.

Roaming the back roads of New Jersey with her family, she found great respect for antiques, historical locations and the stories they hold. Her current list of favorite pastimes include coffee, bourbon, and Les Miserables–which requires more bourbon. She has been known to attend sporting events just for the flyover.

The inspiration for Anne Marie’s series, Monsters & Angels, is her fascination with the supernatural and her passion for everything New Orleans.

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Thanks you for visiting and it would be great if you could share this new book by Anne Marie Andrus as far as possible.. thanks Sally

 

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10 thoughts on “Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore – New book on the Shelves – Raimond (Monsters & Angels) by Anne Marie Andrus

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  2. Hi Sally,
    I was given a copy of this book when I entered Dan Anatorre’s short story contest. Like so many other books, it waits to be read. However, my husband read it and loved it. He likes monster, goblins, etc. This is his favorite time of the year. HUGS

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