Review of Blood Roses by Lindsay J Pryor

The second book in the Blackthorn Series is just as thrilling and exciting as the first!

Five Stars

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Length: 400 pages           Published: 23 April 2013


“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?

I’d advise a reading age of 17+

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Review ***SPOILERS!!***

I love how Lindsay shows us real people with immense capabilities of love and compassion behind the masks of monsters.

The story of Caleb and Leila is compelling and certainly complicated! I don’t think I’ve read a love story so tragically doomed since Romeo and Juliet! Yet I still hold on to the hope that love conquers all!

Leila fascinated me. She is a very graceful person, and whenever she is put in dangerous or upsetting situations I kept expecting her to break, I kept expecting her to be weak but she has a backbone made of steel! But then one is certainly needed when it comes to dealing with Caleb Dehain!

What can I say about Caleb? Caleb is hot!! I don’t know why but I always imagine him with Chris Hemsworth as Thor’s voice! He’s always in control. Always one step ahead of everyone else. He deserves so much better than Feinith. Although I must say I just wanted to scream at him to trust Leila, that vampire has some serious trust issues!

It has some amazing twists that I never saw coming. Lindsay is so good at making her characters do the unexpected, at making Blackthorn do the unexpected!

A must read!

Lindsay J Pryor

Lindsay J. Pryor currently writes dark, intense, multi-layered Gothic Paranormal Romance set in the gritty and dystopian urban world of Blackthorn.

Discovered after being a twice-finalist in an international romance writing competition, Lindsay’s Blackthorn series really captured the imagination of her publisher as a fantastically vivid and complex world, one which readers will utterly lose themselves in. She paints this multi-layered world effortlessly, and uses it as the setting for intense forbidden romances.

With six-figure sales, Lindsay is one of the U.K.’s top PNR authors. Her Blackthorn series regularly tops Amazon’s U.S. and U.K. Gothic Romance charts where it has reached #1 on numerous occasions. Books from her series have also reached #1 in five sub-genres of Paranormal Romance, including being a #1 Vampire Romance best seller in both the U.K. and the U.S. Her debut was a #1 ‘Most Wished For’ Paranormal Romance on Amazon U.K. Blackthorn has also achieved success in the main kindle charts, reaching the Top 50 in the U.S., Top 20 in Canada, and has skirted the Top 100 on Amazon U.K.

Lindsay has been creating stories since she was nine years old, when she quickly decided that fantasy was more interesting than reality. She thought she’d grow out of it but, more than thirty years later, writing remains her passion.

Lindsay holds a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and Communication and two post graduate qualifications. She is a qualified Psychology lecturer and English teacher. Before becoming a full-time author, Lindsay taught for eighteen years, primarily to improve literacy for children with special needs. She was born and grew up in Wales but now lives in England with her husband, their rescue bunny, and a plethora of wild woodland creatures. She is a keen supporter of animal welfare.


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