Starblood Book Cover Starblood
The Starblood Series Book 1
Carmilla Voiez
Horror
Vamptasy Publishing
December 11, 2018
273

Star craves freedom, but her lover, Satori, refuses to let her go. He casts a spell to make her love him again, opening a gateway through which Lilith, mother of demons, enters their lives.
​Lilith serves no man. Instead she seduces Star, assuring her that there is no shame in love, only completion. Thus begins a strange and terrible love triangle that leads them to Scotland and the Cairngorm mountains.
​An LGBT love story full of horror and dark fantasy - be careful what you wish for.
​Winner of HFA's Horror Author of the Year, Fear Venture's Author of the Year (2014), Best Horror Release by The Three Bookateers (2014) and nominated for the Commonwealth Book Prize. Starblood is the first book in a series - Psychonaut, Black Sun, and Ribbons continue Star, Satori and Lilith's stories.
​A graphic novel based on this award-winning novel is also available, illustrated by Anna Prashkovich.

Review by Madison Davis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Satori, a Magician, tries to win his former girlfriend back and prepares to summon a demon which should help him to accomplish his goal. Instead he ‘calls’ Lillith, the demon queen and releases her and her evil into the world and delivers Sarah to the demon. Satori tries to make up for his mistake.

When I started reading this book, I had no idea what to expect since I’m not a regular reader of horror stories. I tried to enjoy the book and be curious about what comes next.

But to be honest, I had problems to become ‘friends’ with ‘Starblood.’

In this story, there definitely is what I would expect of a horror book: demons, magic, sex and brutal murder with gallons of blood. Unfortunately, I’m missing a ‘red thread’ within the book. To be precise, there is no real story, no recognizable plot. It seems to me the story mainly contains a concatenation of almost random scenes which, at times, are confusing. Each of the single scenes is written vividly and imaginative until it ends, and a ‘helpless’ paragraph takes the story to the next scene.

Also, I don’t see decent character development. Lillith, as the demon queen, is evil and tempts others into her world of blood and murder, but she arrives – and leaves the story, just being the same way.

Satori, in my opinion, is a weakling, thinking he’s much better than he actually is, and Sarah, I’m sorry, is a dumb nut to fall for evil, even though she was warned by Satori.

There is not even one character to love, except maybe ‘Raven,’ who, unfortunately, becomes a victim.

I’m sure; the author worked hard on that book. I know how much work it is, to write, publish, and market, but I wish this story had been elaborated more carefully, had added more ‘difficulties’ and mystery. Towards the end, unfortunately, I became a bit bored.

I’m sure there is talent, I can see it on the writing style the author uses, but this book, unfortunately, is too amateurish to be a recommendable success.