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‘Kiss Of The Butterfly’ by James Lyon

February 1476

The victorious army followed the Drina River upstream, Serbia on the left bank, Bosnia on the right. As the host advanced, mountains rose along the river, their snowy forests thick and foreboding. Grey mists stretched forth their tendrils from the undergrowth, ascended from the emerald waters and tumbled down the mountain slopes in avalanches of billowing cloud.

The morning fog’s caresses gave way to a stronger embrace that drove the sun from the valley’s depths and brought twilight at midday. The vapor entered the soldiers’ nostrils and lungs, under their armor, beneath woolen undergarments, as it whispered that the valley belonged to no man, that evil awaited those who dared desecrate its precincts. But the army paid scant heed, blinded by greed.

‘Kiss of the Butterfly’ sounds as though it has something for everyone and doesn’t fit into any particular genre. There is romance, adventure, and it is definitely a thriller. What is the relationship between vampires and butterflies? and what happens if a vampire bites you?. Spoiler alert – just any old stake won’t kill a vampire.

If those first few lines left you wanting to know more, you can click here to read the complete synopsis and say hi! to the author, James Lyon.


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As this was an author invitation to read and review, a Kindle download of  ‘Kiss Of The Butterfly’, was sent to me free of charge, by its author James Lyon.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog article I may post. Any thoughts or comments are my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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