Shades of Sepia

The Sleepless City – Book 1.

To be soulmates they first have to survive.

A serial killer stalks the streets of Boggslake, Ohio. The victims are always found in pairs, one human and one vampire.

Simon Hawthorne has been a vampire for nearly a hundred years, and he has never seen anything like it. Neither have the other supernaturals he works with to keep the streets safe for both their kind and the humans.

One meeting with Simon finds Ben Leyton falling for a man he knows is keeping secrets, but he can’t ignore the growing attraction between them. A recent arrival in Boggslake, Ben finds it very different from his native New Zealand, but something about Simon makes Ben feel as though he’s found a new home.

After a close friend falls victim to the killer, Simon is torn between revealing his true nature to Ben, and walking away to avoid the reaction he fears. But with the body count rising and the murders becoming more frequent, either, or both of them, could be the killer’s next target.

Author’s note: This story was originally released in 2014 by another publisher. This edition has been revised and re-edited with the end result being a better, stronger story.

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1st edition published 2014 by Dreamspinner Press
2nd edition published 2020 by LaceDragon Publishing
Cover Design by T.L. Bland



On Top Down Under Book Reviews Reviewed by Kazza K – 4 stars – and the lovely graphic on the left
The Blog of Sid Love Reviewed by Roberta – 4 stars
The Novel Approach Reviewed by Jackie – 5 stars
Gay List Book Reviews Reviewed by Nina – Quad Shot of Love
Rainbow Awards Honourable Mention – read the review.
The Blogger Girls – for the audio book – 4.5 for the story.
Prism Book Alliance – Audiobook reviewed by Caroline – 4 stars
Inked Rainbow Reads Reviewed by Kara – 4 stars
The Novel Approach – Audiobook reviewed by Maryann – 4.5 stars
Queeromance Ink – reviewed by Maryann – “…fascinating characters… I highly recommend “The Sleepless City” series… humor, action, and highly emotional moments filled with suspense and terror… an amazing tale.”

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  5. ELF says:

    Sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing!


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