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Author J. Matthew Saunders first full-length novel "Daughters of Shadow & Blood - Book I: Yasamin" is a delight of wordsmithing. Images of the Prologue alone are worth the price of admission to this book; Darin Kennedy of the Mussorgsky Riddle correctly describes as "Dracula meets The DaVinci Code, a contemporary thriller masterfully interwoven with historical dark fantasy."
The weaving of four different main timelines and locations, plus a few side trips, produces a spell-binding story. Book 1: Yasamin captures the horrific beauty of the first bride of Dracula
J. Matthew Saunders lives in the greater Charlotte NC area and has published numerous published fantasy and horror short stories. He has degrees in history, journalism and law - and like most lawyers, in very elegant with his words. He is an unapologetic European history geek, which is woven throughout his first novel.
His author blog can be found at Write Wrote Written and centers on his passion of history and monsters. He put together a cool soundtrack of music related to Yasamin - link here.