Blood and Fire by Carrie Clevenger & Nerine Dorman
Review by Gabryyl Pierce
5 of 5 starsBlood and Fire is the new novella collaboration between authors Carrie Clevenger and Nerine Dorman, following 2011’s Just My Blood Type.
Clevenger's character, Xan Marcelles, is a vampire and bass player in Crooked Fang, a rock band who play in a bar in Colarado. Dorman’s Ashton Kennedy is an Inkarna (a body thief) who was a woman in his past life. Ash and Xan are soon teaming up to defeat a cult of Egyptian sorcerers.
Dorman and Clevenger have done an amazing job with this novella, integrating their respective characters and worlds while staying true to their own voices. The story is fast-paced and well written and is a welcome addition to my library. Both characters will be reappearing soon in their own novels: Clevenger's Crooked Fang and Dorman's Inkarna.
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Carrie Clevenger landed in the urban fantasy genre when she couldn't decide between horror and humor. When not writing she enjoys listening to music, hanging out with musicians, attending local venues, catching her favorite bands on tour, and obsessing over The Next Big Album release. Carrie resides in Austin, Texas with her family, two cats and one turtle.
An editor and multi-published author, Nerine Dorman currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, with her visual artist husband. Some of the publishers with whom she works include Lyrical Press, Dark Continents Publishing and eKhaya (an imprint of Random House Struik). She has been involved in the media industry for more than a decade, with a background in magazine and newspaper publishing, commercial fiction, and print production management within a below-the-line marketing environment. Her book reviews, as well as travel, entertainment and lifestyle editorial regularly appear in national newspapers. A few of her interests include music, travel, history (with emphasis on Egypt), psychology, philosophy, magic and the natural world.