Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Blog Tour: The Difference Between Night and Day by Melissa Turner Lee

Title: The Difference Between Night and Day

Author: Melissa Turner Lee

Published: February 12, 2013

Word Count: 70,000

Genre: Christian Paranormal Romance


Nathaniel Taylor was a Christian who thought believers were exempted from "dark times." That was until he entered his own long time in the dark. When he meets Lilly, a young woman in danger, it sends him on a journey to discover the difference between night and day and that during dark times, the Light is hidden, not gone.

Nathaniel works as a security guard and is highly successful because he's a monster (translation: vampire). Crime rate drops whenever he's around. He meets Lilly one night as she's out roaming the streets and she intrigues him. She's quirky and mysterious and he enjoys getting to know her but tries not to become interested in her because he feels she deserves someone human. He becomes her security guard for a while (without her knowing) and tries to leave but circumstances keep bringing them back together.

This is an interesting book! It started out kind of slow for me and I thought it would take me a while to read, but then it picked up and I finished it in an afternoon. We hear from both of them and I liked that. I enjoyed how their relationship developed. I also liked where Lee went with the vampire storyline and found it to be a refreshing angle. There is enough mystery in each of them that I was interested to see how it would all pan out.

They have religious conversations that didn't feel too preachy but rather went along well with the story and helped each of them with the situation they were in at the time. This book comes to a satisfying end yet hints that there will possibly be more. I look forward to reading more from this author and recommend this to anyone looking for a clean, Christian paranormal romance!

My Rating=4.5 stars


The drumming of two additional heartbeats echoed in my ears. The smells of adrenaline and body odor combined with that of chemicals being cooked. Upon closer examination, I could see the padlock on the shack was not engaged; the latch was open. Immediately, I grabbed Lilly’s arm and swung her behind me. She did not resist.

One of the brown wooden doors flew open, revealing two men pointing black 40-millimeter guns at us. The gaunt and filthy men were both in dirty jeans, too old and worn to be worth washing. One had on a black t-shirt with the name of a heavy metal band on it, while the other wore a filthy hole-infested blue shirt. Same sandy blond hair and hazel eyes. Related.

“Look-a-here, a couple of trespassers,” the man in the black shirt announced. “What was it the boss said to do with trespassers?”

An evil smile grew on the face of the other man. “Shoot ’em dead. But he never said we couldn’t have a little fun first.”

 “I like how you think, little brother,” he replied, never taking his eyes off of us. A disgusting glint appeared in his eye as he gave Lilly a head-to-toe look. He nodded into the direction of the trees just to the left. “The two of you are going to walk with us into those woods there. It will make it a little easier for us to shoot you and drag you to the lake without being seen.”

I secured Lilly’s position behind me and drove ice into my tone as I answered, “I don’t believe we’ll be making things easy for you this evening.”

“Tough guy huh?” the older one responded almost cheerfully. “That’ll only make it more fun when you start to beg.”

“Oh, I won’t be the one begging.”

“No, that’ll be your girlfriend’s job,” answered the one in blue with a chuckle.

In less than a second, I shoved Lilly several feet away and lunged at the man in the blue shirt. A shot rang out at close range, followed by Lilly’s scream.

About the Author:

Melissa Turner Lee holds a BA in Communications with a concentration in Journalism from the University of South Carolina. She has studied fiction writing since 2008, attending various writing conferences and workshops, along with guidance from professional writing coaches. She resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband and 3 sons.

Giveaway Details: 

There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

GRAND PRIZE: Gift Basket that includes a Signed print copy of The Difference Between Night and Day, a prayer journal, and swag pack including book charm (not pictured) (US Only)

SECOND PLACE: $20 Winner's Choice of Gift Card to Amazon or B&N (or even PayPal Cash) (INT)


Tammy said...

Love a good vampire novel!

Tich Brewster said...

I just bought this on my Kindle last week, I cannot wait to read it!

bonton said...

Suspenseful! Thanks for the neat giveaway opportunity!

Emerald Barnes said...

I've had this book for a while, and I cannot wait to read it! :)

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