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Blood of the Son (Skye Morrison Vampire Series, #1) [Kindle Edition]

J.L. McCoy , V. Cantrell , Heidi Bunting
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today’s college graduates; she’s neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a better paying job. For four years, the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye’s Alma Mater) has satiated her thirst for good music, a revamp in fashion and men – especially local musician, Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at Drop Kick Dan’s bar wasn’t going to cut the slack. A personal life troubled by a hounding ex only made matters worse. Skye was never the damsel in distress type, but when an unexpected public shouting match with her ex turned physical, a savior disguised as a heavenly gorgeous Irishman came to her rescue. Archer Rhys, a businessman with a lot to offer, doesn’t exactly sweep Skye off her feet but she couldn’t help but to be captivated by his ravenous good looks. When Archer makes Skye a lucrative job offer as his personal assistant for his new downtown Austin club, The Mausoleum, she quickly finds out that she may have gotten more than she bargained for.

In this breakout novel, J.L. McCoy takes the reader on an indulgent descent into a modern-day counterculture of nighttime extravagances. Close your eyes, succumb to intense passion, sip a Vampire’s Kiss and let the pounding of the club music overtake you. With animated detail, you’ll find yourself on an unimaginable journey deep into the lair and grasp of Archer Rhys and his mind games. Distracted by Jameson’s charm and blinded by Archer’s allure and generous paycheck, Skye’s new life invokes the reader’s empathy as she’s surrounded in a whirlwind of desire, deceit and even death. Blood of the Son; this isn’t your little sister’s vampire novel.
Approximately 84.020 words

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About the Author

J. L. McCoy resides in the beautifully weird city of Austin, Texas with her opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel and handsome husband Kenny. She has always been a passionate reader and enjoys watching movies, traveling, listening to heavy metal/classic rock/80s music, getting mani/pedis with her girls, and singing karaoke. She loves body art and is hopelessly addicted to Sonic's ice and Route 44 un-sweet raspberry iced tea.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1245 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publisher: J.L. McCoy; 3 edition (November 30, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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73 of 77 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Am I the Only Person that Read This Book? July 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
(NOTE: I don't summarize books, any book page on Amazon/Goodreads/B&N, etc already has one, long reviews are not a requirement)

Let me review and please educate me why there are so many 5 Star reviews?

1. Pages upon pages of what she wears, what she drinks, random pages of thought process that do nothing to move a plot along .
2. Pages upon pages of wonder WTH the plot is???
3. Pages of nothing based on a nonexistent secret because character A won't tell character B what she is mad about (from the book of poor writing, re: Butch/Marissa from BDB)
4. Finally things start to happen in the last 5% of the book and she leaves you with a cliffhanger.

that is what you people consider 5 Star reading? I have some recommendations for you that will rock your world if that is true.

I can say that there seems to be a story under all the mountains of verbiage, it is very unclear but enough to peak my interest. The unreality of her reactions to finding out vampires are real is underwhelming and totally unbelievable but is outweighed by the overwhelming desire to see one of said vampires beat the living s### out of her ex-boyfriend.

Bottom Line: 3 Star book, interesting characters, almost invisible plot, unbelievable heroine, pages of waiting for that "big thing" to happen that never really does BUT it peaked my interest enough that if she actually publishes according to schedule I will buy the next book to see if a clear plot develops since I have invested time into reading this book. It has the potential to actually BE a good series if the writing and the action both pick up.

UPDATE: I did buy the next book and it is an improvement, there is a story and a plot. Unfortunately you still get a lot of what she wears and drinks but a good series is evolving.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars A flop August 20, 2012
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I had high hopes that were quickly dashed within the first couple of pages. The writing is so incredibly choppy that I couldnt finish the book so I can't expound on the storyline. As to my problem with the book, it read like a 5 year old retelling her day: " first I sat down on my chair then I took off my shoes and then I put on my work shoes. I got up and walked through the door. Then I...." ok that's enough, you get my point.
I am to understand that the author is self published (I haven't checked to be sure of this) and if so, the writing issues make sense; it really needs an editor. I hope the author gets one and republishes the book after an editor gets through with it. The storyline seems like a good one though but again, and I stress, you have to be able to get past the writing.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reminds me of the Sookie Stackhouse series April 30, 2012
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Blood of the Son kept my interest through the whole book and I had a hard time putting it down. The style of the book is similar to Charlaine Harris. The character works for a bar and is really good at it, she falls into the world of vampires, and she can't figure out which hot vampire she likes better. The characters are very well defined and have great personalities. McCoy does a better job than Charlaine in dialouge. I can tell who is speaking by the way they talk. Everyone in the Sookie Stackhouse books always sounded like a country bumpkin even if they were a 200 year old vampire from Europe.

Unfortuntely McCoy falls into the same trap as Charlaine Harris of detailing every little thing. So many pages are dedicated to Skye getting ready for bed or getting ready for work, that the plot suffers. I sit through pages of details that just seem like filler. At first I was on the seat of my chair thinking something would come out and attack her or something, but no, Skye just went to bed (or work). It seemed so anti-climatic. When something finally did happen, I turned the page, and the book was over! I think a lot of the details could have been skimmed over and left plenty of room for more plot. I never did feel comfortable with the situation between Skye and the two brothers. Why are they both interested in her and why couldn't Skye just talk about what happened with the female vampire? Couldn't that at least get resolution in this book? One more thing that bothered me was the incongruity between the characters and the story. Everyone seemed so NICE, even the vampires. I would expect characters working in that sort of club to be a little grittier.

I look forward to reading the next book to see what happens next.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 5 STARS ??? WHY ??? October 7, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
PLEASE REMEMBER THIS REVIEW IS MY PERSONAL OPINION AND EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO THEIR OWN OPINIONS. I try to be honest but not cruel, I apologize if I offend anyone in advance !
Firstly I am confused why there are so many 5 Star reviews?
Secondly I felt very ripped off the whole book is a description of nothing but food choice and wardrobe options plus a pretty shotty plot ... The initial catch phrase of 'this isn't your little sister's vampire novel' is a bit to close to this catch phrase ( in a book that was is a 5 star book and released beforehand mind you) 'They're Not Your Daughters Vampires' Bad cover to boot .. it reminded me of a trashy c grade porn shoot .. I felt my time was truly wasted with the recap of every little detail included in this book. Nothing about the book made me want to read the next in the series unfortunately some reflection by the author and a good editor is needed before I will be coming back
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood of the Son
Skye is a woman determined to make her own way. She may be neck deep in debt but she works as a bartender to pay her debts until she can find a better paying job. Read more
Published 4 months ago by B. Weaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good series
Published 4 months ago by Lanelle Allen
4.0 out of 5 stars Good first novel
J. L. McCoy gave a good first showing, giving us entertaining characters and delightful descriptions of one of my favorite cities, Austin, Texas. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Sarah Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Blood of the Son
Skye is the heroine of this book, I totally felt her! She is a waitress that just graduated from collage and has enormous student loan to pay off, which is stressing her out and... Read more
Published 6 months ago by galina sulaiman
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Skye Morrison an everyday person that has found herself with a debt to pay for collage. With regret, she has to find another job and leave the one she's had for the last four years... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Bearhug33
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
I enjoyed this book because it's a little different than all the other Vampire books out there. When Skye finds out about her guys being vamps she doesn't do the obvious freak out... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Why !!!
It feels like the most boring person in the world told me about their entire week word for word and nothing interesting happened. No story no plot no point.
Published 6 months ago by C doll
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall pretty good!
I really enjoyed reading this book. I like the whole paranormal thing and this was just up my alley. I instantly liked Skye, she was cute and fun. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Brittany
4.0 out of 5 stars Platypire Reviews
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

It's been a few hours since I finished this book and I'm still not sure if I'm in the right mind to be... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Keagan Rae
5.0 out of 5 stars Love!!!!
The first book in this series really captivated me with it's characters!! I am completely hooked and recommend this book to everyone!!!! Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ashley Stevenson
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More About the Author

J.L. McCoy currently writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance and is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Skye Morrison Vampire Series. She resides in the great state of Texas with her family, their opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel, and "Big Boy" Strike. She is a self-proclaimed book nerd, sushi addict, animal lover, metal head, and body art junkie.

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