Series: The Blackthorn Series (Book 1)
Published by Bookouture on November 27, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance
The Author Visits Reviews Blood Shadows (Blackthorn Series - Book 1)Review by: Veena Kashyap
I found this series while perusing Amazon in search of a new arsenal of books to read. Boy was I NOT disappointed with my findings. As a fan of J. Ward and L. Adrian and as a paranormal writer myself, I am always on the lookout for something fresh, creative and more importantly, well written. Ms. Pryor nails all three of my reading requirements and how.
Blackthorn is the poorest of the districts in a dystopian world where humans rule and the “third species” i.e. vampires, lycans and low-life humans have been relegated to a pitiful existence and are clamoring for a revolution. Throw in a prophecy that tells of human reign being overthrown by the species and you’ve got an intriguing backdrop for a well-told story.
Blood Shadows introduces agent Caitlin Parish whose past propels her towards her future as she hunts the one vampire who can help unravel the mystery surrounding her parents’ death and her own impending doom.
Kane Malloy, the elusive Master Vampire, manages to thwart agent Parish and the Vampire Control Unit’s every attempt at capture but has plans to draw out his enemies with the help of the lovely agent.
Determined to find Kane, Caitlin succeeds, bringing her face to face with the Master Vampire. Unbeknownst to Caitlin, arresting him is a calculated measure in Kane's well thought out plot to take down his enemies. He draws Caitlin in, letting her believe she has the upper hand but it's all a farce in his grand plan to use her to his advantage.
And Caitlin isn’t prepared for what happens next. Neither of them are. In her moment of glory as the first agent to ever bring Kane in, attraction explodes between the hunter and the hunted, adding tension to the story from the get go.
Herein begins Caitlin and Kane’s saga, an unraveling of a story superbly intertwined with a mayhem of secrets that only get more captivating and complicated as we find the two trying to fight their attraction while out besting the other to reach their individual goals.
Through an elaborate web of twists and turns, Caitlin learns of a horrible betrayal that changes everything she’s ever believed about Kane.
Caitlin quickly realizes Kane isn’t simply a means to an end, but someone she may be able to trust and help fight the demons that threaten her very existence, bringing us to a potent climax, setting the stage for the second book in the series.
As compelling as the story was of Caitlin and Kane, Ms. Pryor’s writing style swept me in. She has a literary approach to telling a fantastical story and I absolutely applaud her for that. Ms. Pryor has become one of my all time favorite writers because she has managed to build a world that is full of intriguing characters while doing it was panache. She avoids what I call “grunge” language and draws you in with intelligent writing.
If you love vampires and are in search of a new series, let me suggest you immediately purchase all three of Ms. Pryor’s Blackthorn books. You won’t regret it. My rating - a 5 star must-read. Enjoy!
The Author Visits Reviews Blood Shadows – Giveaway
Lindsay J. Pryor is a British Paranormal Romance author who writes dark, intense, multi-layered stories set in the dystopian world of Blackthorn.
Combining sizzling passion and dark, sinfully seductive vampire heroes, Lindsay J. Pryor’s writing is an exciting new find for those who love adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy.
If you’re a fan of J.R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kelley Armstrong, Christine Feehan, Kresley Cole or Felicity Heaton then you’ll love Lindsay J. Pryor’s books too.
Lindsay has been at number 1 in both the U.S. and U.K Gothic romance charts on Amazon, as well as being number 1 in the vampire romance chart and the number 1 ‘Most Wished For’ paranormal romance on Amazon UK. She has also skirted the top 100 in Amazon’s overall kindle charts in both the US and the UK.
Find out more about Blackthorn at lindsayjpryor.com
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‘A shining, brilliant new talent in the paranormal genre.’ ~ CC MacKenzie