Bundy author to stop by Hervey Bay for book signing

A NEW breed of darkness - the soul-sucking, heart-devouring kind - is infiltrating Australian bookstores, with the upcoming launch of The Blood She Betrayed by Bundaberg author Cheryse Durrant.

Hervey Bay residents will be first to have their books signed by Durrant when she attends a special in-store book-signing at Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay from 10am-noon on Saturday, October 26.

"Hervey Bay is a lovely community and I have friends and relatives there," Durrant said.

"Hubby and I also spent our honeymoon at Fraser Island 10 years ago, so we like coming back often."

The Blood She Betrayed, published by Australian genre specialists Clan Destine Press, is already attracting five-star reviews for its dramatic plot twists, intense action and romance, and original urban fantasy themes.

The book gained international exposure when it was "discovered" by LJ Smith, author and creator of the hit internationally syndicated and award-winning TV series, The Vampire Diaries.

Durrant entered The Blood She Betrayed in a literary contest, judged by LJ Smith, but was disqualified on the basis she was already a professional writer - Durrant spent 15 years as a journalist before trading newspapers for novels.

"The Blood She Betrayed would have surely won this contest if Durrant wasn't already deemed a professional writer," LJ Smith said.

"Durrant's writing is bold and unique, and her heroine, Shahkara, is one of the best examples of a strong female protagonist that I have ever read.

"Shahkara captured my heart from the first words she spoke and I believe this character will inspire young women everywhere with her skills, wit, and compassion."

Cheryse Durrant with her debut novel The Blood She Betrayed.
Cheryse Durrant with her debut novel The Blood She Betrayed. Max Fleet


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