08 Sep 2014

“Moth” by Sean T. Pointdexter

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Moth Book Tour & Giveaway

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My Review: 

 “MOTH (Max Hollingsworth Paranormal Mysteries)” by Sean T. Poindexter was given to me in exchange for a review on my blog. I rarely read Vampire stories but this came with high recommendations and those proved to be very accurate.

Set in Joplin, Missouri, the story follows Max, who works for Child Protection Services. His latest case is special since it involves a series of child disappearances with some unusual and possibly paranormal circumstances connecting the cases. The paranormal creatures in question tend to leave Max alone, which is why he is chosen for the assignment.

From the start it is clear that Pointdexter has a knack for the genre and a talent for great characterisation. Max, his colleagues and his girlfriend are interesting and fascinating parts of a well plotted novel with a very well-drawn setting. Whether it is a humble church goer in the drug infested trailer park or Vampires trailing Max, the book is full of memorable and colourful people that liven up even the darker scenes of the novel.

At its heart the book remains a mystery that needs to be solved. Mind powers of the Vampires, such as erasing minds or memories, and the internal power struggles of the Vampires make this a more complex story than one might have come to expect.

The subject matter of child exploitation is serious and may not be easy for all readers but there is something profound and liberating in the outspoken portrayal of child abuse and child abusers. Sex, violence, foul language and vampires tend to go together and Pointdexter has created his own blend of it which should appeal to a wide section of fans of the genre. There are segments in the book that will stay with me for a long time, especially the story of a step-dad and his 16 year old step daughter – a spotlight on the human mind games between ‘abuser’ and ‘victim’ which is mirrored later in the manipulative powers of the vampires.

This is edgy stuff that may be challenging to some readers but will prove compelling and addictive to many others. A dark and intense paranormal fantasy with excellent characters and some unexpected depth.

Highly recommended.

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 Moth

Social worker Max Hollingsworth is no stranger to monsters. Supernatural or human, he’s faced all kinds. But when he’s called upon to investigate a missing child, he may have met his match.

Children are vanishing, not just from the streets, but from their parents’ memories. Max’s investigation leads him to a gang of neo-Nazi vampires running a child slavery ring. There, he comes face to face with the deadliest enemy he’s ever met, their charismatic and powerful leader Boone.

Running low on hope and options to find the missing children, Max turns to his friends for help. But even they aren’t enough. Forced to face the darkness of his own past, Max forges an alliance with the least likely ally of all. An enemy whose cruelty was almost his end, and haunts him still.

Rated 18+ for language, violence and sexual content.

You can buy Moth at these retailers:

Amazon     |     Barnes & Noble     |     Kobo

 

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Sean T. Poindexter

Sean P Author picThough born in Mesa, Arizona, Sean has spent most of his life in Missouri. After college, Sean went into social and investigative work, primarily with disabled adults and seniors. Sean’s background in sociology, criminology, and philosophy and his experience as an investigator for the State of Missouri, are heavy influences in his writing.

While Sean has been writing most of his life, he did not consider doing so professionally until he was inspired by a terrible vampire movie. During the film, Sean amused himself by imagining the vampires being attacked by a dragon. His imagination resulted in his series, The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles, featuring dragons and vampires.

Sean enjoys watching and reading science fiction, fantasy, horror, and thrillers. His hobbies include playing Xbox, fantasy role playing games and collecting firearms.

 

Moth is Book 1 of The Max Hollingsworth Paranormal Mysteries. Sean’s other books include The Shadow of Tiamet and The Will of the Darkest One, both from The Dragon’s Blood Chronicles.

 You can find Sean at these links:

Website     |     Facebook     |     Twitter     |     Goodreads

 

 “MOTH (Max Hollingsworth Paranormal Mysteries)” by Sean T. Poindexter was given to me in exchange for a review on my blog. I rarely read Vampire stories but this came with high recommendations and those proved to be very accurate.

Set in Joplin, Missouri, the story follows Max, who works for Child Protection Services. His latest case is special since it involves a series of child disappearances with some unusual and possibly paranormal circumstances connecting the cases. The paranormal creatures in question tend to leave Max alone, which is why he is chosen for the assignment.

From the start it is clear that Pointdexter has a knack for the genre and a talent for great characterisation. Max, his colleagues and his girlfriend are interesting and fascinating parts of a well plotted novel with a very well-drawn setting. Whether it is a humble church goer in the drug infested trailer park or Vampires trailing Max, the book is full of memorable and colourful people that liven up even the darker scenes of the novel.

At its heart the book remains a mystery that needs to be solved. Mind powers of the Vampires, such as erasing minds or memories, and the internal power struggles of the Vampires make this a more complex story than one might have come to expect.

The subject matter of child exploitation is serious and may not be easy for all readers but there is something profound and liberating in the outspoken portrayal of child abuse and child abusers. Sex, violence, foul language and vampires tend to go together and Pointdexter has created his own blend of it which should appeal to a wide section of fans of the genre. There are segments in the book that will stay with me for a long time, especially the story of a step-dad and his 16 year old step daughter – a spotlight on the human mind games between ‘abuser’ and ‘victim’ which is mirrored later in the manipulative powers of the vampires.

This is edgy stuff that may be challenging to some readers but will prove compelling and addictive to many others. A dark and intense paranormal fantasy with excellent characters and some unexpected depth.

Highly recommended.

Giveaway

This Giveaway is open Internationally, with this exception: The winner of the Signed Print copy of THE SHADOW OF TIAMAT  must live in the USA. 

You must be 18+ to enter. 

2 Winners will receive an eCopy of THE SHADOW OF TIAMAT  by Sean T. Poindexter

1 Winner will receive a Signed Print copy of  THE SHADOW OF TIAMAT (USA only)

1 Winner will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

3 Responses to ““Moth” by Sean T. Pointdexter”

  1. Barbara A Martin says:

    I have never been a fan of vampires in books until reviewing another author’s book. That may have to change with this review.

  2. Sean Poindexter says:

    Thanks for hosting me on your blog and for the great review! I’m glad you enjoyed Moth.

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