Saturday, 26 January 2013

The Redemption Series ReBLOGit Tour - Redemption by Lindsey Gray

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Hello Therians!!
 
Welcome to my first day of The Redemption Series Blog Tour!
 
Redemption (Redemption #1) by Lindsey Gray is an exciting read filled with romance, action and plenty of paranormal activity. If you love Supernaturals, this is the series for you.



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Category: Fantasy
Publication date: May 26, 2011
ISBN (paper): 978-1-61213-038-5
ISBN (ebook): 978-1-61213-039-2

 
SYNOPSIS


Lily is one of only three vampires in known existence. After falling in love with a human, sexy and talented musician Ian, she realizes their love is putting him in mortal danger. She flees from her life in Boston to the solace of her frozen waste land.

As her past continues to haunt her, Ian seeks out the only family Lily has ever known. Becca introduces Ian to a world he never thought possible as they embark on a search for Lily, starting in the bowels of a mysterious company called The Manchester Group.

Will Ian and Becca find her? Or will the reemergence of a long lost love take a hold of their future?



REVIEW



The minute I read the prologue, I knew I was going to enjoy this book. I had to know who Lily was. Why was she faced with the seemingly impossible decision of whose life to save, her's or the victim's? Who was the victim and why was she so important to Lily? And finally, who was the sadistic madman with the blade?

Okay, so I already knew from the synopsis that Lily was a vampire but I had to know more about her, and Ms. Gray did a fantastic job of giving me insight into Lily's life without one big info dump. As Lily reminisced over her journal entries, I was thrown into her world, and instead of being told about her past I was shown specific details.

The story developed well, as did each character I was introduced to. My heart broke for Ian. He really seemed to love Lily and even though she declared her reason for leaving was to protect him, I had a feeling that there was more to it than that. The answer came in the form of Ryan. Lily even confesses as much in her journal. She loves Ian but he is obviously no match for her first love. Perhaps it's because of the way they were so unexpectedly separated and the hope of them being brought back together so many years later. It wasn't as if Lily stopped loving Ryan, she just lost him for a few decades.

Throughout the story many relationships are formed and some blossom into something deeper and more meaningful. The only thing that bothered me about this was that certain characters seemed to fall in love too easily, and some discarded their love for one, to be with another, with a snap of the fingers.This removed the chemistry and sexual tension that I enjoy most in stories with a strong romantic element. The complexity of some of the relationships, however, did promise to bring back that tension and I cannot wait to see how they develop in Revisited.

What I enjoyed about this story were the subplots. Although the story surrounds Lily and her journey, I want to see how things pan out for Becca and her situation with Gideon. And what will become of Ian? The ending also leaves me with many questions that have me itching to read Revisited

At times I felt a little out of the loop, and I even had to go back to check if I had missed anything. Sometimes I got the answers I was looking for but there are one or two questions that remain unanswered in my mind every time I think about this book.

The story was well paced with just enough action and adventure to keep me enthralled. Readers of paranormal romances will love every moment spent with Lily and her friends.

It gets...

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Excerpt
Chapter 15
 
 
“Hold on just a moment.”  Ryan came around the side of Lily’s chair to face her.  “What exactly is an Ahbmonite and why would he take your friends?”
 
 
            Lily looked to Abe for any sort of explanation, but he had none.  She then rose from her chair and pushed Ryan down into it.
 
 
            “There are so many legends about how vampires came into existence; some even saying that Judas Iscariot was one of the first, after his transgressions with Jesus of Nazareth.  From all that I learned from my sire, Martin, the line we come from started long ago in Jerusalem.”  Lily took a deep unnecessary breath before moving on.
 
 
            “According to Martin and all the books that we have held over the years, the Ahbmonites were basically food for a quartet of vampires.  The four, all males, found the odd race of humans fascinating.  They were drawn to them unlike any other human, not to kill them but for them to nurture each other.  The vampires fed from a type of blood they never had tasted before and the Ahbmonites acquired vampire traits strengthened in them with each feeding.  When their human bodies could no longer handle the vampire traits, they were either killed or turned.  After a few centuries, the families began branding their children with the mark of the black flame.  Martin’s sire was one of the Ahbmonites, but he believed that it was time for their race to end.  Stop using humans as cattle and learn to live off the blood of animals.  That fight eventually led to the practical extinction of the vampire race.  Now, only three of us remain.”
 
 
            Ryan held out his hand in invitation.  She took it and snuggled into his lap as visions of blue eyes and black flames raced through her mind.
 
 
            “He took them to use as leverage against you?”  Abe looked up at Lily as her gaze met his.
 
 
            “I'm not sure of any other explanation.  If this Liam is the same man I encountered in Las Vegas, he knew all about me and wanted to be my companion.”  She felt Ryan’s hand moving up and down her spine attempting to soothe the strained muscles.
 
 
            “So, you drank from this guy and now he’s got some vampire traits, enough that he could take all three of them?”  Renee inquired.
 
 
            Lily turned to Ryan and nodded shamefully.  “I’d never felt that kind of pull ever in my existence as a vampire.  It was truly some sort of biological connection, like somehow we were made for each other.  As though our existence depended on one another.”
 
 
 
 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
 
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Lindsey Gray dreamed of being several different things as a child such as a doctor, an actress, and a chef, but none held her attention like putting pen to paper and creating her own world through words. Those words led her to The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House and the rest, as they say, is history. Revisited, her third full-length novel, is the second in The Redemption Series, and she has no plans to slow her creations down any time soon. A mid-west native, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading on her new e-reader, and making life interesting at each and every turn.

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