First-time author weaves a fictional tale of demons, vampires and Catholic priests
Contact: Kevin Wandra, 404-788-1276, KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24, 2018 /Christian Newswire
/ -- In turn-of-the-century London, a deep-seated evil is besieging the city, leaving a trail of murders in its wake and baffling local police. Attorney John Kemp, the protagonist, is skeptical of supernatural activity until he joins forces with Father Thomas Edmund, a Dominican friar who faces down the likes of vampires and demons on a regular basis. A BLOODY HABIT weaves a tale of the undead as evil seeks to build a powerful army in London during early 1900.
A BLOODY HABIT is Eleanor Bourg Nicholson's inaugural novel. She is a religious education director, the assistant executive editor of Dappled Things and assistant editor of the Saint Austin Review (StAR). Nicholson also edited the Ignatius Critical Edition of Dracula, and has extensive knowledge and background of the Victorian era, which lends to a detailed — and nearly believable — novel of vampires assaulting London at the dawn of the new century.
John Kemp is a run-of-the-mill attorney in London and a natural skeptic, so when he meets a Dominican friar whose life's work intersects with the undead and the blood trail of murder and destruction in London, Kemp cannot help but be drawn into the invisible world that lives parallel to the seen world.
Tackling good and evil with an ounce or two of humor, A BLOODY HABIT twists a tale of sinister threats intertwined with respectable skepticism. Nicholson seeks to bring questions about the existence of good and evil to the mind of the reader, not preach answers to those questions.
"A real 19th century Gothic vampire story, rich and colorful, and wonderfully full of foreboding," Tim Powers, bestselling novelist and author of On Stranger Tides, says of A BLOODY HABIT. "The characters are vivid and convincing, and the historical locales make the supernatural element effective and affecting as it builds to the point where our protagonist must recognize it and confront it."
For more information, to request a review copy or to schedule an interview with Eleanor Nicholson, please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 or KWandra@CarmelCommunications.com
) of Carmel Communications.