Daisy Ozouwain weaves an inventive and entertaining novel examining the slave trade by using African supernatural beliefs transferred to the New World. Her story is more than a vampire tale; it brings to light a missing portion of American history, as there’s very little literature about the slave experience just before being captured. The symbolism in her book is striking.
Rob Bignell - Editor
The vampire genre gets reinvented and it’s delicious.Hell To Pay puts a fresh and unique twist on the familiar vampire tale. Ms. Ozouwain elevates the genre with her setting, background, plot twists and most of all, with her courageous and bad-ass protagonist. Just when I was pretty sure nothing new or interesting could be done with vamps, this author proved me completely wrong. If you love horror, fantasy, historical drama and most of all, supernatural bloodsuckers, READ. THIS. BOOK!
A.C. Thompson - Author of The Underminers
I found the combination of themes: African history, the Undead, Vampires and American history very interesting. This novel is as good as any I’ve read by “established” fantasy and mystery authors. Can’t wait to read the next book to find out what happens to the character Kenya.
Fantasy defined and redefinedFor my first fantasy in more than 10 years. Hell to Pay is worth every single minute! I literally did not want to finish the book! The mixture of African folklore, vampire lore and the unexpected angels and...and I don’t want to give away too much; it’s so thrilling! You never know what is coming next! Ozouwain’s writing really transports you into that universe that she created and you’re able to experience her novella on a whole different level. I highly recommend this book and looking forward to the second part!
Genevieve Muwana - Success and Wealth Mindseter
A promising first novel, A Hell To Pay made me travel through time, space and fear!!I’m hungry for more 😊
The story grabbed my attention from the first line on. I was sad when I reached the end of the book, and cannot wait for the second part to become available. Daisy Ozouwain creates truly vibrant, memorable characters with interesting characteristics. The story flows well and the plot intrigues. Worth a read!
This novel beautifully combines multiple cultures and history in one story. I am not a big fan of the vampire genre but the characters and mysteries that surround the story are so interesting and unique that it pulls you in regardless! I would love to learn more about KENYA!!Love the Cover Art.
We rarely find a good mix of African and German mythologies. This book does so very dynamically and mainly follows the actions of the heroine. Less for those who like meandering scenery and more for those who like fast-paced storytelling. Must read!
I really liked reading “Hell To Pay”. It was pleasant to follow the adventures of Kenya and her family. Now I want more!
Exotic, bewitching, magic. A new kind of vampires. I followed the adventures of Kenya with such pleasure that I really hope that they’ll keep going on.
What a plot! To be honest, I’m not a big fan of the genre but decided to give this book a try because of its African theme and I’m so glad I did. I love how the author easily blended a “mystic” vampire story with African history, tradition and culture all wrapped around family rivalry, which are all very prominent themes in Africa. This was an easy and exciting read. The recommended playlist at the end of the book was such a nice touch. I’m looking forward to part deux!
I really like the idea of the story and where it’s trying to go. For me it was a bit difficult to follow the dialogue, I didn’t always know who was saying what. It felt a little scattered like she wanted to fit all of her ideas in this one book but it was a bit too much in my opinion. I feel like if she can maybe narrow it down and focus on a hand full of ideas and really refine them this could be amazing. I do hope there’s a second book I want to know what’s going to happen to Kenya and what’s happening back home and of course what Hel has in store for them all.**Update**I’ve since listened to the audiobook and have a better understanding of how the characters flow so when I re-read the book I was able to enjoy it even more!!