Written by Michelle Bellon, ‘Rogue Alliance’ redefines vampire literature at a time when fans demand it the most. White it may first appear to be a classic-style police procedural novel, Bellon’s latest release is a fusion of the paranormal, unique vampire adventure and an emotional journey through the protagonist’s troubled life.
Olympia, WA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/24/2014 -- Classic police procedural novels are often renowned for their grit, suspense and tumultuous action – not for their transgressions into the paranormal. However, author Michelle Bellon is carving out a niche of her own by fusing the two genres and throwing in heaps of romance and twists on the side.
‘Rogue Alliance’, volume one of the two-part ‘The Rogue Saga’ series, does away with age-old vampire clichés and instead delivers a narrative that is wholly-unique.
Trying to escape a horrific past, Shyla has immersed herself in life as a tough cop in the bustle of LA. When the case of a lifetime takes her back to her hometown of Redding, she is thrown into a world of organized crime, deceit, and bitter reminders of her childhood.
As Shyla’s path crosses that of Brennan, a troubled sidekick to the ringleader she’s intent on taking down, she discovers he has a past even darker than hers and she is forced to re-evaluate everything she believes about herself, her job, and what she knows about right and wrong.
Can she face the demons of her upbringing and learn to trust again? Her life will depend on it.
As the author explains, she’s trying shake up the paranormal genre for good reason.
“Nobody can deny what stories such as Twilight have done to make vampires popular again. However, while fans are chomping at the bit for more books, some are becoming disenfranchised with the large amount of ‘literary recycling’ that’s taking place. That’s why I am injecting fresh new blood into the genre – and there’s no better way to do this than by fusing the paranormal with more classic themes,” says Bellon.
Continuing, “Fans have responded overwhelmingly – overwhelmingly positive! I’ve recently collaborated with screenwriter Alan Riehl to co-write book two. We are diligently finishing up the second book as well as screenplays; with a goal to hit the shelves later this year.”
As the author attests, feedback for volume one has been extremely admirable.
“This is the first Michelle Bellon book I have read and it will NOT be the last. I was blown away with how fluid her writing style was. She doesn't belabor the reader with distractions; I was able to read all the way through without those bumpy moments. Bellon has a wicked pen and gets right to the point. The detail is added as an afterthought during the cohesive narration and I appreciated that, it kept the story moving. Writing in this style leaves more room for strong storytelling, which I believe Bellon has mastered,” says Readers Paradise.
Another reader adds, “From the moment I picked up this book, I couldn't put it down. You not only get a wonderful crime thriller, but an endearing character in Brennan. I won't spoil it, but he adds a very different element to the story that leads to another exciting side story.”
‘Rogue Alliance’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1ebr2bj. It can also be purchased from Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and Kobo – with a paperback version due for release in March of 2014.
About the Author: Michelle Bellon
Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her four beautiful children. She earned her Associates Degree in Nursing and fills her moments of free time with her love for writing. She writes in multiple genres, including, YA, romance suspense, women's fiction, and general fiction.