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Blood Run, First Promise - Book One in the Blood Run Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Chris Dougherty
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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Book Description

It is 1985 and the United States is reeling from a disease that has taken huge, bloody bites out of the country as people are changed into vampires. The survivors have grouped together in remote outposts and the National Guard is the lifeline that runs between the outposts, bringing news and supplies.

In Wereburg, New York, a young woman named Destiny Riser has lost her parents in the plague but saved her little brother, Chance. But the outpost she brings him to is still young and learning and in an accident of fate, it is ravaged by vampires. Destiny sees her brother bit and changed and from that moment on, rechristens herself ‘Promise’ and vows to release Chance from his nightmare, nighttime existence.

With the assistance of her black horse, Ash, she combs the barren forests surrounding Wereburg and even her old development, Willow’s End, searching for Chance; desperate to end his misery. But then the National Guard brings a stranger to Wereburg, a man who is purportedly a fabled ‘half and half’–someone who has been bit but who has at least a partial immunity to the disease. That man will change everything that Promise believes.


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  • File Size: 320 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478396644
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dougherty Books (August 6, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008U92XG2
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #514,876 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not long enough; Young Adult book September 10, 2012
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While I did enjoy the story of this book & would definitely recommend it, I had 2 issues with it that made it become a 4 star. As the review title states: this book could have used a little more detail (or at least I feel it could have been more substantive). Also, this book definitely had a Yound Adjult feel to it to me. While I typically stay away from Young Adult books, there was still enough going on in this book to keep me hooked. I am planning on getting the remaining books & continuing the series.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended August 13, 2012
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I picked the trilogy up over the weekend and was finally able to start First Promise last night - and finished it by this morning. Simply fantastic! I can't say enough about what I've read so far, so I highly recommend picking it up. The next two are burning a hole in my kindle waiting for me and I can't wait to get the kids to sleep tonight to start on the second.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A YA STORY SIMILAR TO ANOTHER VERY POPULAR NOVEL September 20, 2012
By Anne
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This tale had promise, the author can write and while this was an okay book. I found too many similarities to The Passage: A Novel by Justin Cronin. In both series, the people are struck by a virus that turns some of them into vampires. In this series, it appears that it may be possible that some have immunity to the virus they can survive the bite without turning into a vampire. They are attempting to make a vaccine that will prevent the virus or cure it. The vampires have eyes that have an orange glow and they both thirst for blood. Cronin's vampires seem to have some intelligence, they travel in pods and each pod is controlled by one of the original twelve. These vampires will fight and try to kill each other over of a kill. The vampires in this series include children, which is horrendous. I know that where the author is trying to go with the series, but the idea of a child having to survive that kind of existence just seems wrong to me. I know that Cronin's novels show children being killed and used as a food source, which is also atrocious.

Both authors are trying to show how families will go to any length to protect their children, without children civilization is doomed. The society that remains in this series is not as apocalyptic as Cronin's. There are more survivors here and they have more comforts from civilizations. The vampires here are not killing animals, yet, and I think that this is an attempt by the author to keep younger viewers reading. I am for anything that will keep or attract younger readers but I don't like to read what I think is an obvious rewrite of another's authors work. While I have read both "THE PASSAGE' and "TWELEVE" and will read Cronin's final novel when it is released in 2014, I will not read the others in this series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good so far April 22, 2014
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It is written more for the YA audience, but it transitions well. The characters are well thought out and act as they should, keep in mind their age. Remember when we were young and did a lot of things that we look back on and wonder how we survived. there is no need to suspend belief, just keep in mind these are kids forced to grow up fast.
The premise is a nice change from zombies, as typical zombies.
I enjoyed it and bought the other two books to read this weekend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Words cannot describe my pleasure November 20, 2013
By JANET S
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I read a lot and this is the first, in an long time that I have been riveted to a story and felt I lived it with the characters. I am glad I did not allow the lower ratings to color my thinking, as I thoroughly enjoyed this original story. With a story that commands my attention such as this, I read all three of the series/trilogy within a few days and was sorry it ended. And it did. The author truly gave a good endng that I felt good with. I have to congratulate Chris on this great story!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Try it, you'll like it November 6, 2013
By Tkc
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I thoroughly enjoyed the book from beginning to end. It kept my attention from page to page. I am definitely getting the rest of the series
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5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book August 15, 2013
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I have read all three books in the trilogy and loved all three... Christine is a very good writer and can make any story interesting and enjoyable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant August 11, 2013
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First time reading a book from this author. She kept me interested in the book. I am usually not into vampire stories but this one was excellent !
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars If you enjoy Vampire drama this is a good place to continue.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story. I was disappointed when it ended with a cliff hanger, however, I'm glad to know that the saga will continue.
Published 1 month ago by ACOY
1.0 out of 5 stars Just not into this one
I want a book to grab my attention. I try to give a book a minimum of three chapters. This one didn't do it for me. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Carol J
4.0 out of 5 stars Great start
I got hooked on a collection of CHristine Dougherty's short stories and then went onto this. I was not disappointed! Read more
Published 18 months ago by nas
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tail around a clasic subject
Christine's story telling is engaging keeps you looking for more. She satisfies expectations but creates new twists and exciting conclusions.
Published 18 months ago by Daryl Vorderbruggen
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Run
Believable and lovable characters, engrossing plot and this is another winner from Christine Dougherty. Sucks you in and keeps you to the end.
Published 18 months ago by Angela S. Hall
3.0 out of 5 stars Abrupt ending..
I understand this is a trilogy but the book really didn't end right, looking back I guess there was some closure, but I would suggest getting all three books at once if you read... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Teira
1.0 out of 5 stars Vampire-Zombies are not my cup tea.
Regrettably I purchased the whole trilogy at one time and so I felt forced to read the whole thing. This series might appeal to young adult readers but I do not think most adults... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Jonathan
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to remember.....
I gave this book 5 stars because I loved everything about it. The people, the situation, and the strong wills. Christine Dougherty is very talented , yet keeps things simple. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Sabby Pitt
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Chris Dougherty lives at the edge of the Pine Barrens in rural south Jersey. An award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and numerous short stories, Chris writes primarily in the genres of horror, thriller, sci-fi, and paranormal.

Chris is the author of the best selling "Zombie, Inc." and the controversial "The Devil Stood Up" which is currently in movie development. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/TheDevilStoodUpMovie/timeline for more info.

Learn more about Chris online at www.chrisdoughertybooks.com

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