Featured: The Blood of the Viper by Linda Watkins
A gripping and haunting tale of dark mystery and gothic horror that rushes toward the climax at a blistering pace.
The blood waits…
Ancient and deadly, it hungers for a human soul, But over the centuries, it has developed infinite patience. It can wait…
Kate Pomeroy, back on Storm Island is enjoying the good life. She and her love, Jeremy, are now married and have a newborn child. Kate has returned to work at her clinic and basks in the normal life she’s finally achieved. But dark forces continue to surround her and the threats she will now have to face may be the gravest yet. Will she once again triumph? Or will she finally succumb to the preternatural menace that threatens to consume her and the ones she loves?
The Blood of the Viper is the fifth novel in the award-winning Kate Pomeroy Gothic Mystery Series.
“If obsession, revenge, and blood-tingling scenes delight you, this is a series you don’t want to miss. Phenomenal as always!” ~Susan Sewell for Readers Favorite
Meet Linda Watkins:
USA Today bestselling author, Linda Watkins is the author of the multi-award-winning MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES. She currently resides in Sedona, Arizona and, in another life, was a Senior Clinical Financial Analyst at Stanford University School of Medicine. In 2006, she packed her belongings and, along with her four rescue dogs, took the plunge and moved to a remote island off the coast of Maine. It was there that she wrote MATEGUAS ISLAND, which has garnered the following awards:
* 2014 Gold Medal, Supernatural Fiction, Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition
* 2014 First Place Award, Contemporary Gothic, Chanticleer Book Review, Paranormal Awards
* 2015 Outstanding Novel in Horror/Suspense, IAN Book of the Year Awards
The second novel in the series, RETURN TO MATEGUAS ISLAND, was also awarded a First Place in Contemporary Gothic Fiction in the 2015 Chanticleer Book Review’s Paranormal Awards and was named 2015 Finalist in Horror by Readers Favorite International Book Award Competition, and 2016 Finalist in Horror by the IAN Book of the Year Awards.
GHOSTS OF MATEGUAS, the third novel in the series, was published in early 2016 and, in 2017, was named “Finalist in Thrillers” in the Book Excellence Awards and “Finalist in Horror/Suspense” in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.
In addition to the MATEGUAS books, in 2017, Linda published a new stand-alone novel, SUMMER GIRL, and a novella, SARAH & ZOEY, A STORY ABOUT THE POWER OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, both of which are award-winners.
In November, 2018, she published the first of the THE KATE POMEROY MYSTERIES, STORM ISLAND. She also has a novella (The Witches of Storm Island, Book I: The Turning) in the USA Today bestselling boxset, LOVE UNDER FIRE.
Serious about dog welfare and rescue, all net proceeds from sales of THE MATEGUAS ISLAND SERIES are donated to Linda’s charitable trust, The Raison d’Etre Fund for Dogs, Dedicated to Rescue and Research.
Linda is a member of the Horror Writers Association, The Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers, The International Association of Crime Writers (N.A.), and the Authors Guild.
To take a look at her other works or communicate with her, please visit her website (www.lindawatkins-author.com), her blog where she posts book reviews and other features (www.lindawatkins.biz) and/or her novel website, dedicated to the Mateguas Island Series (www.mateguasisland.com).
Praise for The Blood of the Viper:
“Blending domestic scenes with her signature supernatural style, Linda Watkins delivers another addictive read with The Blood of the Viper, the fifth installment of her Kate Pomeroy Mystery series. Kate faces an ancient evil that has been waiting centuries to mingle with human blood, but she also has a family to protect – a new life that has been nearly denied her one too many times. The tension of action-packed storytelling via fully-developed and nuanced characters makes it hard to stop reading, while the nerve-twisting scenes of gothic horror will thrill loyal fans of the genre.” ~Self-Publishing Review
“The Blood of the Viper is yet another enthralling addition to author Linda Watkins’ Kate Pomeroy Mystery series … Dark, twisted, and filled with hair-raising moments, The Blood of the Viper is a gripping tale of mystery and horror that you just can’t put down. Fans of dark fantasy or gothic horror are in for a treat, for The Blood of the Viper is set to sate their appetites. Moving at a blistering pace, Linda Watkins weaves an intricate yarn filled with twists and turns that keep you hooked to the narrative … Overall, I found The Blood of the Viper to be a unique experience that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would recommend it to fans of gothic horror and dark fantasy“. ~Pikasho Deka for Readers Favorite
Please click HERE to find The Blood of the Viper on Amazon.