New Release | Chiaroscuro – The Mouse and the Candle


Found this pic by chance on Pinterest a few weeks after writing the book. Almost a perfect match for Sabine, the child vampire.

The day is almost here! My vampire novel, Chiaroscuro, releases tomorrow! (July 18).

Read the first three chapters free on the preview page.

ChiaroscuroGod’s will be done.

After eleven years as a priest living by these words, Father Antonio Molinari never imagined who would teach his strongest lesson of faith―a vampire.

Part of a secret order within the Vatican, he is sent to investigate and debunk supernatural events. A case of possession brings him to the French countryside, where two local clergy offer him the chance of a lifetime. They claim to have captured a vampire, and beg his expertise in helping them study the fiend.

When their monster turns out to be a little girl, cursed to spend eternity hiding from the sun, he cannot bring himself to destroy her. The priests, mistaking his compassion for diabolism, panic, and his efforts to protect an innocent child prove fatal.

He awakes caught between light and darkness.

Hunted by the Church he once served as well as the fiends he once destroyed, Father Molinari clings to the faith there is still room for him in God’s plan.

But God is quiet, and the darkness tempting.

The book is available for preorder on Amazon:

I am also selling signed copies of the paperback directly ($15 + shipping) – email me mcox2112 @ gmail .com if interested or check out the Signed Copies page.

Also, from 5-7 p.m. EST, we are doing a Facebook release party (online only event).

Feel free to drop in and participate in the games and events for a chance to win some stuff. Prizes include two $10 Amazon gift cards, two signed copies of Chiaroscuro, a number of cool items made by Justplummy Swagit (keychain, bracelet, pendant, and this little coffin-shaped box, and a bunch of eBooks donated by several other Curiosity Quills authors.

There is also a Thunderclap going on for this launch.

If you have (or if you do) clicked in to support the Thunderclap, make sure to comment the thunderclap post in the Facebook release party. A random commenter will win a signed copy of Chiaroscuro (in addition to the two already being offered as prizes during the party.)

Happy reading!