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A Job From Hell (Ancient Legends Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jayde Scott
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Book Description

Hidden from mortal eyes are the creatures of darkness that coexist with mortals: Shadows, vampires, fallen angels, demons, shape shifters, succubi, and the likes.

Seventeen-year-old Amber enters their world by chance when her brother, Dallas, sets her up with a summer job in Scotland. Dallas has spied something in the woods he thinks could make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But instead of finding riches, Amber unknowingly enters a paranormal race—and promptly wins the first prize—a prize that comes with no exchange policy, and for which many would kill. Soon, she discovers her new boss, Aidan, didn’t employ her for her astounding housekeeping skills, and no one is who they say they are. But by that time she's far too deep in a world she never knew existed, a world of love bonds, dark magic, ancient enemies and immortals.

As the dark forces slowly conspire against Amber, her naivety and love for Aidan catapults her into a calamitous series of otherworldly events. With every immortal creature hunting for her, whom can she trust with her life?

Product Details

  • File Size: 602 KB
  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461131332
  • Publisher: Aurora Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YTI17M
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59 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Job From Hell May 3, 2011
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What a great read. This is a story for teens as well as adults. A very well written vampire love story that's full of intrigue right to the end. Seventeen-year-old Amber starts a new job as a housekeeper in an old mansion in Scotland, but she knows nothing about housekeeping and hates cleaning. She thinks household chores are a waste of time, so she's quite happy that the house is sparkling clean. Instead of working, Amber spends most of her time drooling over her new boss and snooping around the house. But there are secrets she doesn't know about the people that come to the house, and she has no idea there's a unique bond between her and one of them, or that she's been summoned there by a vampire.

Not long after she arrives at her new job, her brother turns up. He tells her about a stash of jewels hidden in the woods close by. They decide to steal them and run away to start a new life, but on the night of the robbery, her brother disappears. Scared, Amber goes looking for him. She doesn't find him, but stumbles upon a hut in the forest as well as the hidden treasures. Though she steals the jewels, she doesn't know they're actually the first prize in a paranormal race organised by a blood-crazed succubus demi-goddess. Suddenly, Amber has the ability to travel to other worlds and communicate with so-called ghosts, but every paranormal being out there is hunting for her. Amber doesn't know it, but someone out there is drawn to her blood, and they are determined to have it.

Amber is hilarious and a bit of a klutz sometimes, but she's very endearing. The story kept me turning the page in anticipation of what's going to happen next, but I could never guess. I highly recomend this book and I give it a five-star rating. Well deserved too.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreamlike and not in a good way. September 25, 2012
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This book was so bad on so many levels it is hard to know where to begin. The author seemed to want to include so many things in one story that it became all gunked up with too many ideas and thoughts. Couple that with truly junior high writing style and you have what could either have been funny or awful. Sadly, this fell to the latter way too often. Take one heroine with no clue and who also seems to be a 17 but in a live away job, a thieving older brother, a 500 yo vampire who has never matured past 17 and who speaks and thinks like a high schooler, his vampire brother, some demons, some "shadows", an evil ex, odd magic powers that are given i a race - mix it all up and you have..a mess. I trudged through this book because there were glimpses here and there of good writing but mostly there was not. Don't waste your time, free or not, this book is not worth it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Aiden and Amber are worth getting to know May 7, 2011
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This book reminds me of the Twilight novels. It is about supernatural creatures like vampires, and a human who gets involved in their lives. It is more about the relationships between the characters and how they develop than about the technical aspects of the types of supernaturals involved in the story. The main character Amber has a lot of good lines and without really knowing what she is doing - she has a lot of learning to do as she goes along - she controls how the story plays out. The book is the first book in a new series and it does a good job of establishing the situation and it has more than enough action to keep things interesting.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This book is TERRIBLE August 6, 2012
By Jane
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This is most definitely the worst book I have ever read. I have NO idea how it has such rave reviews. It was written terribly. There are many irrelevant characters, that add nothing to the plot. The main characters are the dumbest characters I have ever had to endure reading through. The grammar was the worst I've ever read, even reviewing other students papers back in high school. They should have paid me to read it, and edit it. I have never felt I wasted .99 cents until I spent that much on this book. I was hoping it would get better towards the end, but it just left you disappointed and the ending added even more plot holes. DON'T BUY.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Excitement in Scotland June 20, 2011
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Seventeen-year-old Amber takes a job at a Scottish estate as the housekeeper for one Aidan McAllister as a way of earning money for college. Unbeknownst to her, the rich and handsome Aidan is a vampire, and soon young Amber is thrown into a world she never knew existed. Well written, this book has much that not only young adults would enjoy, but adults as well: romance, humor, intrigue and excitement. As Amber stumbles into a situation that gives her an ancient gift she soon finds herself the object of desire of not only the debonair Aidan, but of his enemies from the otherworld as well. Fighting against and with devils, succubae, demons, as well as vampires, Amber uses all her wits to ensure that she not only survives, but that she does so with Aidan's love.

This is a fun, interesting book and the first in a new series. Ms. Scott is a wonderful story teller and her prose is first rate. I'm not normally a fan of paranormal romance, but she has changed my attitude. I'm looking forward to reading more of her books in the future.
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21 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hooked! May 4, 2011
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A Job From Hell is a fast paced, intriguing, paranormal thriller complete with richly-developed conflict, a fantastic plot, romance, mystery, humor, and amazing characters, loaded with exciting twists and turns at every angle. This author drew me into a completely different world of legend and myth, and I was completely fascinated and totally connected to every character, but especially Amber, a very likable, independent, and down to earth heroine. She never thought taking a summer temp position as a housekeeper would be dangerous, but when she is thrust into Aiden's dangerous and secretive world, winning the coveted Prize, life will never be the same.

The taxi driver is beyond rattled when he has to drop off Amber in an isolated area at a beautiful and mysterious mansion in Scottland. He says the place is cursed. She needs the money, so she ignores his warning. Amber doesn't believe in stupid myths.

Her first day begins and she finds the house spotless. So she occupies herself by reading books in the library and snooping a little which leads to question after question. When she learns she has to cook, she is mortified. And when she makes her first meal for the hunky new boss, he turns up his nose at her dish. She wonders if it's more than just her bad cooking. Less than a week into her new job, her brother Dallas stops by with a hair-brained idea of stealing a stash of jewels hidden in the woods. They'll be rich beyond belief and all of their problems will melt away. Little does she know that touching those jewels will be the beginning of ALL of her problems. Amber throws the stones into her backpack when she realizes she is being stalked. She is chased and runs for her life.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars fun
Interesting & fun story. The dialog was a bit confusing at times - not knowing which character was speaking at times was a small issue but other than that I loved it!
Published 2 days ago by danaored
5.0 out of 5 stars He'll/vampire
Ooooommmmmmmggggghh I love this book it is such an exciting and wanting more and more!!!!!!!!!I really like to read the others to!
Published 2 days ago by Jasmine chaussee
4.0 out of 5 stars A job from he'll
Very catching could not put it down. It was an suspenseful plot. Would by book two. loved it. Rate 4stars.
Published 3 days ago by Erika Liebengood
3.0 out of 5 stars The idea for the story, with the demon girl and shadow characters, is...
I did not like Amber as much as I liked Cass. Maybe it was because Amber's jokes were only funny in the first few pages, after that it became too childish. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Flamingcrystal
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book
Talk about a book that's hard to put down!! Hope there is a sequel to this, hope it has to do with Cass and a certain brother!!
Published 9 days ago by neilaandfamily
3.0 out of 5 stars The ending could have been better, and they kept talking about...
The ending could have been better, and they kept talking about training Amber to use her gift and never did.
Published 10 days ago by Jennifer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
This book was so good I can't believe she is a vampire I'm going to buy the second book right now on Amazon
Published 16 days ago by KImberly Elaine Guzman Torres-Ruiz
2.0 out of 5 stars boring.. wish i didn't buy the series
boring..wish i didn't buy the series. Can't get into it at all and I have the patience of a saint when it comes to books.
Published 1 month ago by Jennifer Barth
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great read
Published 1 month ago by jay
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Happy surprise didn't expect much and fell in love.. MUST FIND THE REST OF THE SERIES
Published 1 month ago by swtgrl2no
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Jayde Scott is a writer and the creator of the Ancient Legends series. She lives in England with her family and several pets.

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