Innocent Blood by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell

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Paranormal readers may recall The Blood Gospel, by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, in which Archaeologist Erin Granger is pulled into an ancient prophecy and a world of vampires, angels, and other supernatural beings she never could have dreamed existed. Innocent Blood is the second installment in this series, called The Order of The Sanguines.

Erin finds that her role in saving the universe is not over-she may still be the “Woman of Learning” in the prophecy, this time she has to prevent the Apocalypse and destruction of the entire earth. She must stop the supernatural being called Iscariot from bringing ruin to the whole of humanity, using her knowledge of ancient biblical history. The old gang from The Blood Gospel is back, holy men from the Vatican, the Warrior-but just to shake things up, she must deal with a psychopathic killer vampire, perhaps the most formidable female in history, natural or supernatural…Elizabeth Bathory, The Blood Countess.

Will they prevail? Find out for yourself if you like reading supernatural fiction, especially if you have a taste for a more “Dan Brown suspense” type of read.

Come In and Cover Me by Gin Phillips

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Ren is an Archaeologist with a very serious edge-she can connect to the spirits of the departed, and they guide her towards important finds on archaeological dig sites, bring her perspective, and even offer her comfort in life. Are these spirits real or are they figments of her imagination? Is she insane? She doesn’t share her secret with just anyone, in fact, she tends to keep most of her secrets to herself, including the tragic loss of her brother when she was 12 years old, an experience from which she has never recovered.

One particular dig site is bringing some new challenges for her… Workers have discovered pieces of a bowl that may show a link between two very distant sites, which could be a huge archaeological find, signifying movement of indigenous people that could tell a great deal about the period in time. On top of the archaeological excitement in store for Ren, there is a very handsome colleague on the site who has taken a particular interest in her, both personally and professionally. Can Ren find enough peace to share her truths with Silas, or will her burden remain her own? What do the spirits want from her, and why are they appearing with cryptic messages?

Anyone who likes archaeology will be very interested in Come In and Cover Me, by Gin Phillips. American archaeological studies about indigenous people make up a very interesting and colorful historical journey, mixed with serious soul-searching, and heavy on the spiritual, this novel is unlike any other I have read, and this time, that’s a good thing.

The Blood Gospel, Order of the Sanguines

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Dr. Erin Granger is an archaeologist working on a dig in Israel who gets called in by the Israeli government to help out with a high-priority archaelogical find that has the potential to be very dangerous. The the extent of that danger, however is greater than she ever could have expected. An ancient church order is on a mission to recover an ancient artifact that may have the power to ruin the world, and they can’t do it without her help. Doesn’t sound too bad until she realizes that every supernatural creature seems just as intent on recovering the artifact, which is proclaimed to be the Gospel of Christ, written in his own hand, in his own blood. Suddenly she is thrown into a world of vampires (good and evil), grimwolves, and various other supernatural creatures she once thought the stuff of mythology.

The Blood Gospel, by James Rollins and Rebecca Cantrell, is a combination of genres that will make readers go wild. The suspense and history of The DaVinci Code meet with the paranormal, bringing vampires and other supernatural creatures into the world of the bible and Christian history, and the secret operations of the Nazis to hoard ancient artifacts and priceless collectibles are sprinkled on the top, just to give it a little flavor. If you love paranormal fiction, intelligent historical novels, archaeology, religious history, or any combination of the above, the Order of the Sanguines Series, of thich The Blood Gospel is the first, is a must-read.