Title: THE NIGHT HOUSE
Publication date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Rachel Tafoya
Bianca St. Germain works at a Night House, a place where vampires like the aristocratic Jeremiah Archer, pay to feed on humans, and she doesn’t much care what others think of her. The money is good, and at least there, she’s safe. Bianca also doesn’t care that the Night House is killing her. All she cares about is: nauth, the highly addictive poison in vampire bites that brings a euphoria like no drug ever could.
But when Bianca meets James, a reclusive empath who feels everything she does, for the first time, she considers a life outside of the Night House and a someone worth living for. But Jeremiah has decided to keep Bianca for himself; he won’t allow her to walk away.
As she allows her feelings for James to grow, she struggles to contain nauth’s strong hold on her life. If they are to have a future, James must make her see what she’s worth, what she means to him, before Jeremiah and nauth claim her for good.
Rachel Tafoya studied creative writing while at Solebury School and was published in their student run literary magazine, SLAM. She attended a writing program for teens at both Susquehanna University and Denison University, and the Experimental Writing for Teens class and Novels for Young Writers program, both run by NY Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry. Rachel is the daughter crime author Dennis Tafoya.
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Character spotlight on Bianca St. Germain (pic if available)
Bianca is a very tough sarcastic girl, but she’s loyal to those she likes. She would go right into danger if she thought there was a chance she could help someone who she cares about. Which, admittedly, isn’t that many people. She doesn’t seek out friends, but rather finds herself being won over by other people. Bianca also has an addictive personality, as evidenced by her addiction to nauth. She hates vampires, but she needs them.
She’s an artist though. She loves to draw, in a technical style, because she likes real details. And yet, she reads Jane Austen, because she loves happy endings. Bianca is still a dreamer, if not a cynical one. She’d never admit to being optimistic, but deep down, she is looking for the good things.
If Bianca had the day off, she’d go to a bookstore. She’d sit in a diner and draw. She’d people watch, and nap on bench outside. She’d talk to her friends, Micah and Alex, and give her boss some sass. She might even go see a movie, if she knew it was going to have a happy ending.
Even though she wouldn’t make eye contact with you on the street, she would be wondering who you were after you left.
Winner will be drawn January 9, 2015· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of The Night House by Rachel Tafoya (INT)