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17900459From Goodreads: Vampire Shift: The Graphic Novel (Volume One) is based on the Number 1 Bestselling Novel by Tim O’Rourke and full of dark illustrations by artist Craig Twyman.

When 20-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations, and missing persons, Kiera uses her unique ability of seeing, and soon realizes her own life is in danger.

When Kiera falls for police officer Luke Bishop, not only are her mind and heart opened to a terrifyingly new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings.

In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who – or what – is behind the gruesome deaths on her Vampire Shift.

This is Volume 1 in 4 Volumes of Vampire Shift. This book is approximately 62 pages long. Volume 2 Coming Soon!


Tim O’Rourke’s latest release, Vampire Shift: The Graphic Novel (Volume One) isn’t just a beautiful graphic novel, but a collector’s item, and if you’ve fallen in love with the Kiera Hudson series as I have, then it’s a must have addition to your bookshelves.  Released in a series of four volumes, this graphic novel portrays events within the full novel, but leaves readers with a cliffhanger as they wait for the next installment.  And honestly, this aspect makes it the perfect read to whet your appetite if you haven’t already read the first full book in the Kiera Hudson series, Vampire Shift, especially if you’re a more visual person.

Usually my reviews focus on the story—I have rarely reviewed a graphic novel, so aside from a cover, I don’t talk about art, but let me tell you, the artwork in this graphic novel really brings the beautiful and enchanting story of Kiera Hudson to life.  Twyman’s art is amazing and I love the black and white drawings with the splash of red that pervades the pages as the story progresses, creating an ominous feel as it all unfolds.  I read this on both of my Kindles (Keyboard and Fire to view the differences) and while it’s better on the Kindle Fire version that shows it’s detailed color, the paperback version is, indeed, the best, as you can see from the photo of one of the pages below. I highly, highly recommend this graphic novel.  It’s gorgeous. Five stars.

5 stars


I received this graphic novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

For MORE books by Tim O’Rourke:

Kiera Hudson Series 1

Vampire Shift (#1)

Vampire Wake (#2)

Vampire Hunt (#3)

Vampire Breed (#4)

Wolf House (#4.5)

Vampire Hollows (#5)

Kiera Hudson Series 2

Dead Flesh (#1)

Dead Night: Potter’s Secrets (#1.5)

Dead Angels (#2)

Dead Statues (#3)

Dead Seth (#4)

Dead Wolf (#5)

Dead Water (#6)

Vampire Shift Graphic Novels

Vampire Shift Volume 1

Black Hill Farm Series

Black Hill Farm (#1)

Black Hill Farm Andy’s Diary (#2)

The Moon Trilogy

Moonlight (#1)

Moonbeam (#2)

Samantha Carter Series

Vampire Seeker (#1)

(Formerly known as Cowgirls and Vampires)

Doorways Series

Doorways (#1)

The League of Doorways (#2)

Flashes Series

Flashes (#1)–Coming 2013



1805231311824848The giveaway for a signed paperback of Moonbeam and Vampire Shift has just concluded, and I’m excited to say that the winners have been chosen via Rafflecopter.

And the winners are…

Laura Carter — Moonbeam

 Cassie Sansom — Vampire Shift

A tweet has already gone out to the winners with an email to follow later this evening! If I don’t hear from the winners within 48 hours, I will select new winners using Rafflecopter.

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