For all you Blackthorn lovers out there, the time has come.
Yes, today is the official release day of Blood Roses, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Blood Shadows. Lindsay has been lovely enough to share out her ‘bites’ for your viewing pleasure (Caleb is lush, right?).
I have so many good things to say about these books. Being an avid fan of all things fanged, I’m always on the lookout for a new twist on the vampire legend and I’ve found that with Lindsay J. Pryor's Blackthorn Series.
Here’s a little more about Blackthorn…
When the third species (hominids such as vampires and lycans) resolved to openly proclaim their existence, an abundant number of humans were fearful for the safety of themselves and their families. Something had to be done.
A human-only Global Council was formed to define the new social structure and set up global laws in managing this. All third species were defined as second-class citizens until they proved themselves to be as low risk as they claimed.
They’re still trying to prove that.
Unfortunately for them, whispers of vampire prophecies foretelling of the overthrowing of the human regime has not helped their plight. In fact, it’s only given the Global Council more reason to maintain divisions, especially as they’re already dubious that the ‘third species’ self-disclosure was part of those very prophecies humans need to ensure never come into fruition.
And more about Blood Roses…
"She was supposed to kill vampires, not save them. Those were the rules. That was the lore." A rare and powerful witch whose blood is lethal to vampires, Leila has always viewed her serryn abilities as a curse. After seeing her mother slaughtered as a child, Leila longs for a safe, quiet life. That wish is shattered by Caleb Dehain - a vampire with a dark past and a darker heart. The most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of the witches he despises to save his dying brother. A serryn who has no reason to help him. Except that he has her sister. Caleb and Leila are each other's worst nightmare - but the slow-burning spark of attraction between them is undeniable. Will Leila's blood be his damnation? Or could her kiss be his salvation?
So, have I convinced you yet? :o) Go on, give them a try. You won’t regret it!
Find out more about Blackthorn here: http://www.lindsayjpryor.com/