Amish Vampires in Space by Kerry Nietz #bookreview #giveaway


20140728-005932-3572759.jpgTitle: Amish Vampires in Space
Author: Kerry Nietz

Published: January 14th, 2014

Word Count: 137,000

Genre: Science Fiction

Content Warning: Minor Violence/Gore

Age Recommendation: 13+

Synopsis: Jebediah has a secret that will change his world forever and send his people into space.

The Amish world of Alabaster calls upon an ancient promise to escape destruction. Then end up on a cargo ship bound for the stars.

But they are not the only cargo on board. Some of it is alive…or used to be.
Now, with vampires taking over and closing in on the Amish refugees, these simple believers must decide whether their faith depends upon their honored traditions or something even older.

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My review:

This is serious SciFi. I read a lot of paranormal so I forget how much I love honest, true SciFi. This book is honest, well researched, thought out and fantastic. It’s so unique and it’s title is so campy I HAD to read it. Imagine my surprise when I found myself reading an awesome SciFi story. Being of Amish decent myself, I’m drawn to stories about them, the author did justice to the way of life while offering up appropriate chills associated with vampires. A definite must read for tried and true SciFi lovers like me.

Read an excerpt:

Jebediah had a secret.
It was a weight, really. Something the songs of church service couldn’t lighten. Even daily prayers and scripture reading were no help. It was always present. Always hidden.

“It is Gelassenheit,” his father had said. “Surrendering yourself for others.”
So Jeb bore the weight. It was God’s will. Like Abraham tying Isaac to the altar. We hold the knife with the faith that God will stop us from using it.
With a groan, Jebediah pushed his way out of bed. Beside him, Sarah sighed and rolled his direction. Even with the passage of decades, she still appeared as beautiful to him as when they married. A day twenty years ago now. Her in a simple white dress and kapp. He in his best black suit. Family and friends, similarly attired. A simpler time. A happier time. An early spring.
Before the secret had passed to him.

“Is it morning so soon?” she whispered.

Jeb smiled. “Ya, it is.”

She made to get out of bed, but Jeb frowned and held out a hand. “Stay in,” he said. “At forty, you’ve earned a few more minutes.”

She put the back of her hand over her mouth and yawned. “So much to do today. The Troyers need breakfast. And Eli will need help with that baby. And the garden.”

Jeb glanced out the bedroom window. The sun had not yet begun to rise. And neither moon. Only a few distant stars and the mass of what was commonly called the Morning Nebbit.

Still very dark. That was a comfort, at least.

20140728-010246-3766688.jpgAbout the Author:
Kerry Nietz is a refugee of the software industry. He spent more than a decade of his life flipping bits, first as one of the principal developers of the database product FoxPro for the now mythical Fox Software, and then as one of Bill Gates’s minions at Microsoft. He is a husband, a father, a technophile and a movie buff. He has one non-fiction book, a memoir entitled FoxTales: Behind the Scenes at Fox Software. Amish Vampires in Space is his fifth novel.

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About Jen

I love all things supernatural and paranormal. Coffee addict. Book lover. Wise Ass. Read the rest of my ramblings at My Crafty Life

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  1. I loved this book too!

  2. Interesting title

  3. thanks for the chance


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