I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in my review. All opinions are my own.
Quick Summary of Kantara by Katy Walters. Can you see them? Do you fear them? Are they truly what they seem? Crossed love, intrigue, suspense and terror, set against a canvas stretching over the centuries, from the pyramids of ancient Egypt to the high rises of modern London. Kantaramtep, Great Royal Queen of the first vampire family, is cast aside by her beloved Pharaoh. Over the centuries Kantara grows in power, yet no-one can replace her first love. London, present day, she meets Darius, an enigmatic vampire. Despite Kantara’s reluctance, they join forces to quell an insurgence when trouble breaks out amongst the fledgling vampires. The shocking truth they uncover threatens both the existence of mortals and the very nature of the vampire.
Readers enter Kantara's world on the very first page. From the initial paragraph, readers dive right into Kantara's story. The author's writing style whisks readers from place to place and scene to scene from the beginning of the book to the end. While there wasn't a lot of "leading" into the story; the descriptive passages and dialogue keep readers engaged and connected to the storyline.
Would I recommend Kantara by Katy Walters? If you are already a fan of Katy Walters--do not let the shift to the paranormal deter you from this book. It is still a mysterious romance with a lot of historical elements surrounding the paranormal focus. If you have not yet read Katy Walters--but, enjoy the paranormal, her writing will not disappoint you.
About the author:My main loves are writing, painting and singing. I began work as a PA but to my joy was spotted by an agent in London and had an exciting career as a singer, meeting and singing with some wonderful people. Singing meant a lot of travelling both in the UK and abroad. At one time, I toured Germany and Turkey singing for the American troops, which was a fantastic experience. But then, my husband and I wanted a family, so I said good-bye to the singing career, although I did the occasional gig. Having children is such a precious time, and I would say to anyone, treasure it, it goes so quickly and before you know it, you’re waving them off to Uni or pursuing their own dreams and their own homes.
I have always had a deep interest in psychology for various reasons, and especially the area of neurosis arising from abuse. Later, I was to study how we could use our body, mind and spirit to relieve pain and overcome some life-threatening diseases. One important thing here is, I always told my patients to continue with medical treatment along with the complementary and spiritual methods, for I believe medical research and medication is also a gift from God, Spirit or the Universe, as each of us wishes to name it.
I have loved writing from a child and during the years of study, research and treating some wonderful people, whom I called my friends, I would write at night, mainly short stories, and reams of poetry. I wanted to learn how to write self-help books for my clients, so I took creative writing courses at university, which led to writing a novel. So self-help novels turned to fiction but even so, I hope the novels help the reader through their own challenges, as the characters experience love, loss, passion, jealousy, illness, joy and conflict, even the threat of death.