Friday, July 18, 2014

Winter's Demon by Eric R. Asher

Book Info-
Title- Days Gone Bad
Series- Vesik # 1
By- Eric R. Asher
Genre- Urban Fantasy


My name is Damian Valdis Vesik. I am a necromancer, an ability feared and hated as much as the powers my master and I set ourselves against. We've vanquished many evils, but now something is releasing an old darkness, forcing us to hunt an enemy beyond anything I’ve faced before. I was already busy enough with vampires, fairies, witches, Watchers, weddings, and … damn, I need a vacation.


Audio Book-


Foster’s howl shattered the night. It grew into a scream as his body began to glow. Swirls of orange and red flickered into being around him, spinning faster and growing thicker as he called on the wild fae. A swirling sphere of color like the storm clouds of Jupiter swallowed the van and Foster with it. The entire scene burst into a nova of flame and I closed my eyes against the light, the blast of heat hitting me like a desert wind. Foster’s scream fell silent. I heard his sword slide out of its sheath as he stepped from the smoke and flame. His body and wings were covered in soot, but no burns marred his flesh.

The smell hit me as the wards were dissolved by the fae-powered flames. The stench of burning skin and hair was overwhelming. I stepped away from the inferno, blinked a few times, and followed Foster into the garage.

“What will the authorities find?” I said.

“Nothing but a burned out van.” Foster’s voice was dead, his knuckles stark white with the pressure he put on the hilt of his sword.

Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Days Gone Bad’ with us? 

Music played a role in my life long before I realized it. I went through my school career in orchestra, was raised playing the cello. I eventually picked up a guitar, wrote some songs, and joined a band. After that didn’t work out so well, I settled down into writing. These are some of the songs that helped me hammer out the first draft of Days Gone Bad.

Open Hand – Her Song
Open Hand – You and Me
My Chemical Romance – The Ghost of You
My Chemical Romance – Cemetery Drive
Brand New – Luca
Paramore – Misery Business
Evanescence – Tourniquet
Murder By Death – One More Notch
Senses Fail – Rum is for Drinking, Not for Burning
J.S. Bach – The Cello Suites (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)

Days Gone Bad (Vesik, #1)Days Gone Bad by Eric R. Asher
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank the author Eric R. Asher for giving me this book for an honest review. I love this story. It is awesome having a paranormal book with a male character as the main lead. The characters are well developed and written. The world building is great. I love this authors writing. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. Keep up the good work Eric.

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Book Info-

Title- Wolves and the River of Stone
Series- Vesik # 2
By- Eric R. Asher
Publication Date- October 22nd, 2013
Genre- Urban Fantasy


Philip, Zola’s boyfriend from one hundred and fifty years ago, is not nearly as dead as we thought. I really wish he was. Not only has he kidnapped Zola, but he’s raising an army to scour humanity from the earth. Hopefully the local werewolf pack will help. What could possibly go wrong?



I eased the bullets into my six-barreled pepperbox one at a time, forgoing the speed loader in the name of intimidation. Lewis’s eyes went wide and locked onto the gun.

“Where is she?” I said. I took a deep breath, the Missouri River beside us masking every other scent aside from the decay of the blasted zombies. The shadowed tree lines hid us from the nearby population of Saint Charles.

Lewis shook his head.

Two days ago we learned Philip was still alive. Yesterday his servants kidnapped Zola. I didn’t know why they took her, but she didn’t go quietly. The Watchers would be using a spatula to clean out the alley where she was taken.

“You sicced your zombies on us?” I said. “A fairy and a necromancer?” I glared at Lewis. “I find myself ... irritated.”

Lewis held up his hand and started to speak.

I holstered the pepperbox under my arm and wrapped my hand around the shield rune on my staff. A flowing glass surface sprang to life as a thread of power wound into the wood and metal.

“Don’t even think about it,” I said.

Despair washed over Lewis’s face. He was breaking, and I could see it.

Can you share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Wolves and the River of Stone’ with us? 

Absolutely! Music has always been a large part of my life. I grew up in orchestra, playing the cello. I’ll list out some of the band and album names, and then the tracks I particularly listened to while writing. There were several more, but I’ll keep the list at a reasonable length. :)

My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
-The Sharpest Lives
-Famous Last Words

Matt & Kim - Grand
-Good Ol’ Fashion Nightmare
-I’ll Take Us Home

Senses Fail - Still Searching
-The Rapture
-Negative Space
-The Priest and the Matador

AFI - Decemberunderground
-Miss Murder
-Kiss and Control
-The Killing Lights

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
-Fade Into You
-Into Dust

J.S. Bach – The Cello Suites (performed by Yo-Yo Ma)

Wolves and the River of Stone (Vesik, #2)Wolves and the River of Stone by Eric R. Asher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank the author Eric R. Asher for giving me this book for an honest review. I loved this book even more than Days Gone Bad. The story-line is great. The characters are well developed and written. The world building is great. I love when a second book outdoes the first. It keeps me in the series. I hope Eric keeps it up because so far I love this series. I am looking forward to reading the next book.

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Book Info-

Title- Winter’s Demon
Series- Vesik Series # 3
By- Eric R. Asher


Some things can never be undone. The horrors I've defeated—or even caused—with my own hands … they are nothing compared to what’s coming. Philip Pinkerton has brought his madness upon my family, my own blood. His army of necromancers is on the move, harbingers of a great darkness. I fear the war has begun ... and damn, I don't get paid enough for this.

Please share the playlist you listened to while writing ‘Winter’s Demon’

I was on a serious Offspring kick while working on Winter’s Demon, as you’ll probably notice. My Chemical Romance and Florence + The Machine were also on repeat quite a bit. I tend to use different sections of my playlists to help set different moods while writing. I grew up playing the cello, and music has always had a big role in my life.

The Offspring: Amazed / The Kids Aren’t Alright / Come Out Swinging / Vultures / Half-Truism / You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid / A Lot Like Me / Can’t Repeat

My Chemical Romance: Helena / The Ghost Of You / Cemetery Drive / Famous Last Words / SING / DESTROYA

Florence + The Machine: Only If for a Night / Shake It Out / What the Water Gave Me / No Light, No Light / Seven Devils

A few others that found their way onto my playlist while writing Winter’s Demon:
Fireworks At Dawn by Senses Fail
Islands by The xx
The Humbling River by Puscifer
Sometimes the Line Walks You by Murder By Death
Bleeding Out by Imagine Dragons
Into Dust by Mazzy Star

Winter's Demon (Vesik, #3)Winter's Demon by Eric R. Asher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First, I would like to thank the author Eric R. Asher for giving me this book for an honest review. Once again, I loved this book, Eric keep doing a great job with this series. The characters are well written and developed. The world building is great. The story-line is outstanding. I am looking forward to reading more of this series by Eric.

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About the Author-

Eric is a former bookseller, guitarist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri. A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.


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