Review of Blood Instinct by Lindsay J Pryor

The highly anticipated sixth book in the Blackthorn series will have your mind racing and your heart in your throat!

Five Stars

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Release Date: 5th May 2016


‘I think what is inside of you triggers the worst of me’ 

Sophia McKay has always had a reckless streak, but falling for lycan leader Jask Tao gave her something to live for. Now, cursed with a serryn bloodline, a darkness inside Phia is awakening. A darkness she knows could prove deadly to those she loves most. 

Approaching a blue moon, Jask Tao and his pack are living close to the edge due to a delay getting the herbs required to stop their morphing. Worse still, the growing strength of Phia’s serryn powers are dangerously provoking the lycan in Jask. 

At a time when Jask and Phia need each other more than ever, their very passion has become a poison that puts both their lives at risk. 

With Sirius Throme, leader of the Global Council, on the verge of invading Blackthorn – working together is the only chance of survival. But Jask is holding on to a secret that could just blow everything apart. 

And so is Phia. 

Will the truth destroy them all? 

A thrilling, action-packed and sinfully seductive paranormal read – where passions in Blackthorn ignite. 

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From the very first page, Blood Instinct held me captive as I was pulled willingly into Blackthorns embrace.

This incredibly complex book takes us back to Jask and Sophia. With Jask and his pack facing a blue moon that is trying to reveal the lycan in them; Sophia striving to control the darkness of the serryn inside her and a threat to Blackthorn that could destroy everyone they love; I began reading Blood Instinct thinking it couldn’t get worse for my favourite characters. Oh how naive I was.

Lindsay J Pryor expertly weaves intricate plot lines that will not only take you to the edge of what you think you can handle, but hold you there, captivated yet afraid to look down.

Blood Instinct takes Blackthorn to a whole new level, testing it’s residents to their breaking point.

Anything is possible

No one is safe

Everyone is vital in determining the future of Blackthorn.

What readers are saying about Lindsay J. Pryor

I am completely enthralled with this paranormal series. You get so wrapped up in the story and characters that you lose track of time… This is one of my favorite series so far this year!Paranormal Book Club 

I don’t think I have read such a finely executed dark PNR world before …This series truly surprised me. I didn’t think I would love it that much or be intrigued by it. I couldn’t stop thinking about these books once I was done with them… The world-building is spectacular. The characters are enthralling and addicting… Plain fabulousness.’ Gaga Over Books 

This is a paranormal universe like none you have encountered before… There are stories that are so powerful, so intense that I do not believe anyone should warn you about what is to come… I truly do feel that if you love the Paranormal genre and have not yet discovered Lindsay J. Pryor or these novels then you need to read them, experience them first-hand.’ Keeper Bookshelf 

I am officially addicted to this series. Why, you ask? Because Lindsay Pryor is my kind of fearless author. She isn’t afraid to “go there”, to create characters and situations that challenge me as a reader.’ The Demon Librarian 

‘Not only are Pryor’s characters and fathomlessly dark love stories fabulous, but her continual world building of Blackthorn blows me away.’ 

If you’re looking for a new PNR series that has a dark world and complicated characters, then you’ll want to grab a copy of this. I can’t wait to read the next book.’ 

‘She writes paranormal romance mixed with urban fantasy the way I like it – clever world-building, intense characters and no easy options for them to take.’ Nocturnal Book Reviews 

The Blackthorn series reading order 
Book 1: Blood Shadows 
Book 2: Blood Roses 
Book 3: Blood Torn 
Book 4: Blood Deep 
Book 5: Blood Dark 
Book 6: Blood Instinct

About the Author

Lindsay J Pryor

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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.

With six-figure sales and books sold in several countries, Lindsay is one of the UK’s bestselling PNR authors. Her Blackthorn series regularly tops Amazon’s US and UK 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 bestseller in both the UK and the US. Her debut was a #1 ‘Most Wished For’ Paranormal Romance on Amazon UK. Blackthorn has achieved success in the main kindle charts too, reaching the Top 50 in the US, the Top 20 in Canada, and has skirted the Top 100 on Amazon UK.

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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