What can I say? I’m spoilt for amazing author friends – and since I recently made the decision to invite them here to talk about their stories I’ve been totally glad that I did. I hope you are enjoying these guests too.
I should point out that I’m not paid by anyone for these and haven’t received any books unless I say otherwise – in this case I’ve bought both books myself – they are that good!
Now over to Lindsay, who’s going to tell us about her awesome vampire series: Blackthorn.
Blackthorn was inspired over sixteen years ago, when I’d moved to a big city over 300 miles away from everything I knew. Walking home one night, I got lost in a very isolated and run-down part of the city. Iron bars were on windows. Metal shutters were on doors. The place was dead, but the idea for Blackthorn was born.
In an imaginary future, the world is controlled by humans who rule over vampires with an iron fist. Society is divided and ‘third species’ are both feared and discriminated against. Additional seeds of unrest are sown by whispers of a vampire prophecy foretelling the overthrow of the human regime.
Blackthorn itself is the most impoverished of several, newly formed administrative districts – a real melting pot for vampires, lycans and humans – and a subsequent hive of social unrest. Guarded borders, corruption and injustice add to the claustrophobic feel of a society about to implode.
But primarily, this dark and dystopian urban backdrop is the setting for intense forbidden romances – romances that will not only impact on the fate of humankind, but also on the fate of the ‘third species’ who have spent far too long waiting for their time.
So far, two books have been published in the series – the first is Blood Shadows
Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried but few have survived.
For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed seven years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane’s help she is next.
She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy.
The vampire who despises everything she stands for.
“LINDSAY J. PRYOR EASILY EARNS A PLACE ALONGSIDE PARANORMAL ROMANCE’S BEST WRITERS!” ~ Michele Hauf
“AN INCREDIBLE VOICE FOR PARANORMAL.” ~ Rhyannon Byrd
Her second book in the series has just been released today and is Blood Roses
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 an even darker heart. The most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of the very 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 others’ 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?
“A SHINING, BRILLIANT NEW TALENT IN THE PARANORMAL GENRE!” ~ CC MacKenzie
“THE BLACKTHORN SERIES IS URBAN FANTASY DYNAMITE.” ~ GraveTells.com
Lindsay J. Pryor is a British Paranormal Romance author who writes dark, intense, multi-layered stories set in the dystopian world of Blackthorn. Her writing was first discovered through Mills & Boon’s New Voices competition, where she was a finalist in both 2010 and 2011.
Blackthorn really captured the imagination of Lindsay’s 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.
Combining sizzling passion and dark, sinfully seductive vampire heroes, Lindsay J. Pryor’s writing is an exciting new find for those who love 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.
Following the critically acclaimed Blood Shadows, Blood Roses, book two in the Blackthorn series, is to be launched today. Blood Torn will follow in the Autumn of 2013.
Find out more about Blackthorn at www.lindsayjpryor.com
Thanks for stopping by Lindsay! I have to say Kane from Blood Shadows was a total git! He’s not what you might call a hero – but he and Caitlin are utterly compelling. I can’t wait to read more about Caleb…
You can find the links to buy the books via Kindle and in Print below. I hope you buy and enjoy, and don’t forget to comment and share your thoughts.