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Saturday, February 7, 2015


Nicole Hadaway is my Woman In Horror today! She writes fascinating Zombie tales. How's this for a superb scenario? Add in one female Vampire, a Jewish doctor during WWII trying to save his fellow Jews from the atrocities of the Nazi death camps, and love developing between them. Mix well and we have Release, Nicole's novel. Add in the short tales leading up to the novel, Egypt, 1906; Brooklyn, 1830; and New Orleans, 1842, and you have the Miranda Dandridge  series.

In Nicole's words:

"My short stories  show how Miranda met some of her friends: Egypt, 1906; Brooklyn 1830; New Orleans, 1842. They feature Miranda and her brother, Cray, who is somewhat of a rebel. Whereas Miranda loves humans and immerses herself in their world, Cray really only uses them for food and fun. Of course, he's got his secrets, but don't all bad boys?"

Cray sounds like quite the little lad, doesn't he?

So, my friends, if you wish to read about off-beat Vampires, I suggest you read what Nicole Hadaway has to offer. On a personal level, I have known many people who suffered at the hands of the Nazis during WWII and feel so much for what the Holocaust victims went through. To me, Release exemplifies the worst in real life horror and also shows there are heroes who will do anything for the cause of what is right.

Thank you, Nicole Hadaway, for writing this great novel!

Nicole was working on sequels to this great series, but real life busy stuff got in the way. I'm still hoping she is able to get them out soon because this is a great series.

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Here is the book description for Release:

Book Description

January 3, 2013
“The ends justify the means”...

For vampire Miranda Dandridge, using her supernatural abilities to rescue children from impossible circumstances is her means to be a part of the human world that she loves so much, despite the atrocities of WWII.

For doctor Ben Gongliewski, saving his fellow Jews from the horrific death camps is an end for which he risks his own life every day, hiding his Jewish heritage while feigning loyalty the SS.

Neither Miranda nor Ben expects to find love in World War II Europe, but that is exactly what happens as they work for the Resistance. When the war draws to a close, it seems like the vampire and the doctor are free to start a future together. But just how far the Nazis will go to further their own evil ends?

Desperate times make for ruthless men as loves and lives are threatened, but, Miranda and Ben know that their world cannot go to hell, not by any means…
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful supernatural read! January 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
What do you get when you put together vampires, fallen angels, demons, a werewolf and humans and throw in a Nazi war? A really awesome story. I really liked the characters, and thought it was an interesting touch to have the story be told in third person from various characters' points of view except for one character in first person (and not the main character, neat way to do it). I liked how a lot of the historic elements were based in fact ("Himmler's Rasputin" and the Wewelsburg Castle). The "big bad" of the story was not someone easily predicted, and the nice twist at the end was deliciously horrible. I love a good "gates of Hell are about to be opened" type of story. 

4.0 out of 5 stars The Bookmark Blog for Release May 26, 2013
By Adriane
Format:Kindle Edition
The quality of writing in this story is what initially pulled me in. It is a beautifully written story. But the story itself kept me involved.

This is the book to read if you like historical novels, but then again there is so much other stuff going on it is just an amazing book and so great to read! Set during WWII there is the whole Nazi thing going on, but there is romance too.

I can't say enough amazing things about this book! 
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Great reviews for a great book!
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Here is the book description for Brooklyn, 1830:
 Book Description
September 18, 2012
In this Miranda Dandridge short, a predator seeking new victims gets far more than he bargained for when he befriends Miranda and her brother Cray, two beautiful children with a dangerous secret.

This is a short story from Nicole Hadaway's Tales from the Dandridge Estate series.
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Brooklyn, 1830 starts off this great series. A must read!
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New Orleans, 1842 continues this series.

Book Description

September 18, 2012
Young vampire Miranda Dandridge finds New Orleans to be a magical city, but she soon realizes that dark voodoo is not a force with which to be tampered.
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Gotta love the Voodoo influence in this story!
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Egypt, 1906 continues the Miranda Dandridge series:

Book Description

September 18, 2012
One clear autumn night, Miranda and Cray find someting far older -- and definitely more intriguing -- than the tombs of Pharoahs when studying heiroglyphics in the Valley of the Kings.

This is a short story from Nicole Hadaway's Tales from the Dandridge Estate.
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant, Witty, Refreshing January 27, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This short story gives a glimpse of the Dandridge twins that are featured in Ms. Hadaway's full length novel, Release. Egypt 1906 is beautifully written and the prose and descriptions of setting and atmosphere put me in mind of classic mystery novelists like Dorothy Sayres and Elizabeth Peters. This short story, (entirely too short -- I was left wanting much, much more!), is filled with witty dialog that makes the journey into Miranda and Cray Dandridge's world a pleasure and the author's take on the classic vampire lore is intriguing and unique. I highly recommend this book as a prelude to reading Release which finds the Dandridge twins in WWII era Poland and Germany; assisting the Polish Resistance! Both books are great reads filled with endearing characters, fascinating mythology and lore, and, in the case of Release, a fabulous new take on the Nazi quest for world domination. Don't miss these books! 
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Everyone of these books is well written, Release being the gem in the collection.
Read Nicole's great books. You will be glad you did!

Nicole Hadaway is a Woman In Horror!

Blaze McRob

As a lawyer, Nicole Hadaway knows all about bloodsuckers and deals with the devil. She currently lives in Texas where she pens such tales of paranormal horror. Her novel, Release, was published by Visionary Press in January 2013 (previously it was published by Vamplit Publishing), and the same characters are featured in several short stories available on Amazon: Egypt, 1906; Brooklyn, 1830; and New Orleans, 1842.


Brooklyn, 1830 by Nicole Hadaway and Stephanie Mooney (Sep 18, 2012)

New Orleans, 1842 by Nicole Hadaway and Stephanie Mooney (Sep 18, 2012)

Egypt, 1906 by Nicole Hadaway and Stephanie Mooney (Sep 18, 2012)


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1 comment:

  1. Ooh yay Nicole :) lookie there's my review. I hope more books in this series get written someday too.