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Blood Prophecy #1
by Jamie Manning
Hardcover, 360 pages
Expected publication: April 24th 2012
by Pendrell Publishing
Book Source: Publisher
Summary From Goodreads: Waking up in a coffin hungry for blood is only the beginning for sixteen-year-old Ava Blue.
When Chance Caldon, the hottie who dug her up, tells her that she’s half vampire, Ava’s world really turns upside down.
Half vamp? Ava can’t believe it…she doesn’t even know what that means! Not until Aldric, a thousand-year-old vampire, shows up and tells her it’s true–and that he’s the one who turned her. Then Ava truly begins to believe what she is. Now, she has to deal with a sudden and powerful bloodlust, the desire to see Aldric dead, and her growing crush for Chance. Ava knows she’s a monster now, she can feel it; and her life is over.
So Ava sets out to get her life back. But killing vampires begins a battle that could destroy everything she is working toward. In the end, Ava’s decisions will forever change her life and the lives of those she loves. But redemption isn’t lost. Aldric is giving her a chance to regain her humanity. The price? Kill a hundred vampires, or remain a bloodsucker forever.
Heather’s Review: The first thing that gripped me about Blood Born is the quality of writing and the fascinating relationship between Ava Blue and her life saver Chance. The two have a chemistry that will keep you engaged and engrossed. I read the entire book in a day and a half! Well done for a paranormal debut Jamie.
Avaline finds herself buried alive with no recollection of who she is, where she lived or who her family is. She has been reborn to the life of a hybrid vampire. The one person who is there with her from the first moment of rebirth is determined to stay by her side and protect her at all costs. Chance is a keeper, you will love him. The two are on a mission to keep Ava as human as possible and the only way to that is not pleasant. Ava has a lot to overcome and the odds are stacked against her 100 to 1. Add in her new goth friend, a set of twins and two very evil undead and you have quite the action packed thriller of a ride.
I’m not going to lie, this book has some moments of vampire slaying and blood. So if you are queasy with the idea of scenes akin to the Lost Boys (movie of the 80’s) complete with wooden stakes and a clan of killers you might want to gear up for violence. Other than that there is mild swearing and one swoon worthy kiss and there is one heck of an ending that will leave you wanting book two.
I’ve always wanted to be a writer (like most writers, I’m sure) but not until the last few years have I taken it seriously (after I read a tiny, unknown book called Twilight). I was always told growing up that I had to get a job and “earn my keep”, so I pushed my dream of writing a book to the back of my mind and entered the workforce. Fast-forward many, many years and here I am, trying to make a go at it.
I stumbled across Blogger in 2010 and my world of writing exploded. I have met (via the web) so many amazing writers and industry professionals and book bloggers that have passed on their wisdom and experience and successes and failures. So many, in fact, that I have no excuse to sit down and write out the stories living in my head. Which is what I’m now attempting to do.
I enjoy reading more than most other things (well, except maybe for writing. And TV. No way am I giving up my TV) . I attempt to write YA (paranormal and dystopian) and I love it.
Blood Born, the first book in The Blood Prophecy Trilogy, will be released by Pendrell Publishing April 24, 2012.
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