Hybrid by Vanessa Wester

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    This is a captivating work that crackles and pops off the page with sparkling originality, wit, and insight into the larger themes of love and the human condition.

    Steven Thorn has no trouble settling in at university. He is confident, hardworking and intelligent. When Caitlin Chance catches him off guard he is bemused by the instant attraction, and the more he gets to know, the more he likes.

    Yet, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself, and he is soon to become a stranger to everyone. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval. But first love is a powerful thing, and the connection forged between Caitlin and Steven is not easily broken.

    The impossible is only the beginning…

    Vanessa Wester’s debut novel takes you from the University of Southampton to the depths of the Amazon. An imaginary citadel is waiting to be discovered full of interesting characters, traditions and cultures. There are so many twists and details you will not be able to put this book down.

    About Vanessa Wester:

    Vanessa Wester
    Vanessa Wester

    Vanessa Wester is bilingual in English and Spanish, since she was born and raised in Gibraltar. With a degree in Accountancy and Law, she initially worked for two leading accountancy firms, before she changed career and became a secondary school mathematics teacher.

    Over the past twelve years, she has devoted her time to the upbringing of her children, whilst giving up a lot of her time to help voluntary organisations.

    Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. She is currently an author of mainly adult and young adult fiction. HYBRID is her debut novel. You can continue The Evolution Trilogy with COMPLICATIONS and RETURN.

    In addition, Vanessa has also published anthologies in aid of charity. Three adult collections, via the Short Stories Group, and three children’s collections, via kids4books.

    She has also released a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story.

    Writing is one of her passions. Reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life.

    She now lives on the Isle of Wight, UK.

    Praise for Hybrid:

    “A very original paranormal novel with great romance and a unique story-line…”
    Christopher Fischer, TOP 500 REVIEWER

    “When you first start getting into the story you automatically think Vampires, but as you discover more, Vampires is not the correct term for Steven’s new family… It’s well worth the read and as I got to the end I was frantically swiping my kindle screen looking for more as I wanted to know what happened next. I will definitely be reading the next book and would highly recommend it.”
    Orchard Book Club

    “Not usually the kind of book I like to read, although I was a big fan of Anne Rice in my youth. The unexpected twist in the tale made for compulsive reading, literally forcing you to discover what happens next. This story had it all, brilliantly written, loads of interesting characters, mystery, romance with an unsettling undercurrent of tension. I cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy!”
    A Dawes

    “I was not sure that this book was going to be my thing, but I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characterisation and Vanessa’s style of writing – these are ‘unbelievable’ characters made completely believable!”
    Charlotte

    Steven Thorn has no trouble settling in at university. He is confident, hardworking and intelligent. When Caitlin Chance catches him off guard he is bemused by the instant attraction, and the more he gets to know, the more he likes.

    Yet, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself, and he is soon to become a stranger to everyone. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval. But first love is a powerful thing, and the connection forged between Caitlin and Steven is not easily broken.
    The impossible is only the beginning…


    Vanessa Wester’s debut novel takes you from the University of Southampton to the depths of the Amazon. An imaginary citadel is waiting to be discovered full of interesting characters, traditions and cultures. There are so many twists and details you will not be able to put this book down.

    About Vanessa Wester: Vanessa Wester is bilingual in English and Spanish, since she was born and raised in Gibraltar. With a degree in Accountancy and Law, she initially worked for two leading accountancy firms, before she changed career and became a secondary school mathematics teacher.

    Over the past twelve years, she has devoted her time to the upbringing of her children, whilst giving up a lot of her time to help voluntary organisations.

    Vanessa developed her writing bug in 2010 and has not looked back since. She is currently an author of mainly adult and young adult fiction. HYBRID is her debut novel. You can continue The Evolution Trilogy with COMPLICATIONS and RETURN.

    In addition, Vanessa has also published anthologies in aid of charity. Three adult collections, via the Short Stories Group, and three children’s collections, via kids4books.

    She has also released a novelette called FIRST DATE, which is based on her true story.

    Writing is one of her passions. Reading the other. The day she decided to start writing her ideas down she found another way to lose herself in a book, whilst finding an outlet for her imagination. It is the best way she can think of to escape from everyday life.

    She now lives on the Isle of Wight, UK.
    Praise for Hybrid:

    “A very original paranormal novel with great romance and a unique story-line…”
    Christopher Fischer, TOP 500 REVIEWER

    “When you first start getting into the story you automatically think Vampires, but as you discover more, Vampires is not the correct term for Steven’s new family… It’s well worth the read and as I got to the end I was frantically swiping my kindle screen looking for more as I wanted to know what happened next. I will definitely be reading the next book and would highly recommend it.”
    Orchard Book Club

    “Not usually the kind of book I like to read, although I was a big fan of Anne Rice in my youth. The unexpected twist in the tale made for compulsive reading, literally forcing you to discover what happens next. This story had it all, brilliantly written, loads of interesting characters, mystery, romance with an unsettling undercurrent of tension. I cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy!”
    A Dawes

    “I was not sure that this book was going to be my thing, but I couldn’t put it down. I loved the characterisation and Vanessa’s style of writing – these are ‘unbelievable’ characters made completely believable!”
    Charlotte

    “This is a captivating work that crackles and pops off the page with sparkling originality, wit, and insight into the larger themes of love and the human condition. Do yourself a favor and read it.
    D. Byron

    “Although the author is inspired by novels in the same genre there is nothing wrong in that – most of us take inspiration from one source or another. Vanessa Wester has clearly taken inspiration from her own life and from her imagination. She has clearly spent time creating the imaginary citadel and understands its geography and customs which are made clear to the reader. The story-line flows smoothly… I always think there must be something to recommend a book which you would not normally select…”
    Christine Thompson, Gibraltar Chronicle
    Full review at theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com

     

    Do yourself a favor and read it.
    D. Byron

    “Although the author is inspired by novels in the same genre there is nothing wrong in that – most of us take inspiration from one source or another. Vanessa Wester has clearly taken inspiration from her own life and from her imagination. She has clearly spent time creating the imaginary citadel and understands its geography and customs which are made clear to the reader. The story-line flows smoothly… I always think there must be something to recommend a book which you would not normally select…”
    Christine Thompson, Gibraltar Chronicle
    Full review at theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com