**AS OF 12/29/2016 RUNNING HOME AND RUNNING AWAY ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE THROUGH BOOKS OF THE DEAD PRESS. They are to be re-released in early 2017 with bonus material and the final book in the Shinigami trilogy, CRAWLING BACK!**
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~ Dylan J. Morgan: best selling author of Hosts and the Blood War Trilogy”This is like the Dark Knight of vampire books. Up there with not just Anne Rice, but Stephen King.”
~ Phil Cone, author of Paddy Nemesis”Running Home has a dark beauty which entwines the mundane and the magical.”
~ J.C. Michael, author of Discoredia”A fascinating take on vampires, unlike anything I’ve seen before, filled with a rich and beautiful culture. I was left simply begging for more.”
~ J. Liz Hill, author of Bound”I can’t remember a time I’ve enjoyed a vampire novel so much. The blend of self-aware characters and unique, fresh mythology made for an engaging, addictive read. I believe I have found my new favorite urban vampire story.”
~ Frances Button, Opening Line Literary ‘Zine”Forget about creatures that glitter, change forms, or howl under the full moon bathed in the blood of their victims. They aren’t nearly as important as the human element…and it is the human element Julie Hutchings never forgets in Running Home.”
~ Lydia Aswolf, Host of Lydia’s Literary Lowdown
Now Available: RUNNING AWAY
Book Two of the Shinigami series
Eliza Morgan is desperate to escape the horrors of her mortal life and understand why death follows her, leaving only one man, Nicholas French, in its wake. He’s the one she loves, the one she resents, the one fated to make her legendary among an ancient order of vampires with a “heroic” duty to kill: the Shinigami.
On a ghostlike mountaintop in Japan the all-powerful Master guides Eliza’s transition into a Shinigami death god. Sacrificing her destiny will save Nicholas, who is decaying before her eyes. But she’s not afraid to defy fate, and must forge her own path through a maze of ancient traditions. To uncover the truth and save her loved ones, Eliza will stop at nothing, including war with fate itself.
“Hutchings set the bar high in RUNNING HOME and surpasses it in RUNNING AWAY. Intense and unpredictable, this dark romance gripped me to the final word with its edgy paranormal world!”
~ Melissa A. Petreshock, Author of Fire Of Stars And Dragons
“In this dazzling sequel to Running Home, Hutchings proves yet again that she’s not afraid to take her characters to dark places. Through darkness, they must seek the light––even as they stand in the shadow of death.” ~ Lydia Aswolf, host of Lydia’s Literary Lowdown
“Sensuous, dark, and wickedly unpredictable… refreshes the vampire novel with a twist of Japanese mythology, a double shot of wit, and a heroine I fell for on page one. I’ll follow Hutchings for the rest of her career (and possibly to the grocery store, to beg her for the sequel).” ~ J.C. Lillis, author of How To Repair A Mechanical Heart and We Won’t Feel A Thing
“Julie Hutchings blew me away with this sequel. Brimming with gorgeous prose, riveting emotion, and hold-your-breath action, Running Away is a phenomenal continuation of a story I never want to end.” ~ Summer Wier, author of The Shadow Of Light
“With Running Away, Hutchings has exceeded herself and delivered a complex, beautiful story in a world all its own. She left me begging for more, unwilling to leave her characters behind.” ~ J. Liz Hill, author of The Mirrors Of Bershan Trilogy.
“Julie Hutchings’s writing is engaging and immersive, pulling you into the story immediately and refusing to let go. She has a natural ear for people and their dialogue, the way some musicians have an ear for a perfect note and a catchy hook. The conversations spin out as real and dynamic as a song you can’t help but bop along to. Her books are an absolute pleasure, and I love their guts.” ~ Peter Damien, Book Riot contributor
“In Running Away, Hutchings combines her original vampire mythos with a stunning and vibrant culture clash. You’ve never read about vampires like these, and you’ll be craving more with an insatiable blood lust.” ~ Mina Vaughn, author of How To Discipline Your Vampire
Julie’s short stories are featured in Summer’s Edge