Title: Deadly Alchemy
Author: Julie Morgan
Genre: Paranormal/Historical Romance
Publication Date: January 20, 2015
Deadly Alchemy is a real page turner, I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next. I feel really bad for Amelia with everything she has gone through but she is definitely one tough lady. At first I thought I might like Michel, that was before I discovered he was pure evil. He literally has no ounce of Humanity left in him. The things he and his 'lover' Rene would do to other Humans was cruel, I would be terrified myself if I were in Amelia's shoes. I will say though, Michel has a way of getting in your mind and the things that he puts in your mind well that is far from evil. I can see why Amelia falls for him in the beginning. He has a hidden agenda though regarding Amelia which she didn't know when she first fell for him, there is more to him than what meets the eye. This is discovered as you get more into the story. John on the other hand seems more like a gentleman, well not at first. At first he seems like a psycho person that could be just as evil as Michel, but that is before you find out why he kidnaps Amelia. In the end, he is what you would call a 'knight in shining armor.' John is there for Amelia when she needs him most, it may have taken some time for him to be there, but he eventually comes to her rescue. You will fall in love with Amelia and John and the love that they share for each other.
I really liked the time period and the description of the time period that Julie wrote about. It shows she did her research before writing this book. I felt like I was in the era with the characters.
In the end, I have chosen who I want to live, and who I want to die or rather suffer...
I hope you enjoy this story and the characters as much as I did!
How do you choose who lives and who dies? Alchemist Amelia Rimos has just discovered the cure for the Undead. Being naïve and vulnerable, she does not realize the Undead have their targets set on her. Happening upon a tall, dark, exotic man named Michel Gauthier, he saves her from becoming a victim, thrusting her into a game of cat and mouse. Amelia realizes being an Alchemist is not in her best interest when she befriends him. Is Michel as sincere as he seems or does he have an ulterior motive? When her life cannot be more complicated, John Hawthorne interjects himself into Amelia's life and shifts it completely upside down. He informs Amelia she has the key to their survival. Soon, she will realize the Undead are not the only monsters in the world… Amelia will find herself in a stalemate: She will be forced to choose between destroying her evidence and saving the man she’s grown to love or destroying over half the population of the world, including the love of her life with it.
"Miss Amelia," he bows, leaning forward, taking my hand. Like the gentleman he always is, he lifts it to his lips and kisses it softly, never breaking eye contact. I relish in the coolness of his lips against the warmth of my skin.
I press my lips into a small smile. "Good evening, Michel." I remain calm and hide the excitement I feel at the sight of him. I have not noticed the stares we receive from onlookers.
"We meet again. You are a vision of beauty, my lady."
I try not to blush but fail miserably. I lower my eyes in a sheepish, flattered manner. He never lets go of my hand and holds it in his grasp. "Indeed, we do. I was just on my way toward the romance literature. Care to join me?" My smile turns into a small, nervous grin as I raise my eyes again to meet his.
Ignoring the nervous butterflies fluttering around in my stomach, his grin widens. "Perhaps I can offer some assistance." He pulls my hand into the crook of his arm, leading the way.
I sneak a glance up at his handsome features. "Hmm, perhaps." I lower my gaze for a moment, books being the furthest thing from my mind.
His eyes search for the perfect novel, plucking a choice from the books before him. I remove my hand from the crook of his arm, taking the book he hands me. "Marquis De Sade?" My slightly widened eyes rise to his. "120 Days of Sodom?" The title itself gives me a clue just how intense and graphic the contents will be. Once again, I am blushing. "I feel as if I'm going to turn to salt, just by that title alone," I whisper with a nervous laugh, referring to the old Bible tale I have heard preachers tell on Sundays.
He leans in with a whisper, "Mmm, I assure you, Miss Amelia, you will enjoy it."
Meet the Author:
Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap and began writing with encouragement from her family. Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.