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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: 850 KB
  • Print Length: 375 pages
  • Publisher: Aurora Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YTI17M
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61 of 68 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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11 of 12 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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13 of 15 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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The "witty" dialogue goes too far... September 17, 2012
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At the beginning of this book, and up through about half way, I had high hopes for this and greatly enjoyed the story. It seemed fast paced, decent characters, and great potential for development. Unfortunately, around the point where the main male character gets kidnapped, everything begins and continues to go wrong. At the beginning of the book, what I thought was somewhat funny dialogue between some of the secondary characters, becomes drawn out nonsense that adds nothing to and steadily detracts from the story. Several of the characters have multiple conversations that remind me of children bickering; even better, the poor dialogue adds nothing to the story. Instead, it appears as though the author is attempting to get rid of holes in the plot through excessive "witty" dialogue.

There are other elements to the story that make it ridiculous. Not less than three times is a character trapped in or attempting to get into a supposedly impenetrable dangerous area. Each time, the characters basically just walk in. There are some extra characters thrown in (such as expert shape-shifters and the like) that I think were supposed to make the easiness of the escapes and entrances seem plausible, but after the third time that method begins feeling like a cop-out. Also, I don't find it unreasonable to expect that people who have been tortured or bitten by snakes (creating baseball sized bumps no less) act like they are actually hurt for more than few pages. You'd think these characters just healed instantaneously the way this is written.

Unfortunately, the storyline doesn't make up for the poor dialogue and unrealistic events that occur. At the beginning, what sounds like a good story quickly turns into several disjointed events.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I freaking loved this series about a girl getting a job for ...
I freaking loved this series about a girl getting a job for a rich guy and she gets caught up in there paranormal game and has to become apart of there world. Read more
Published 7 days ago by louise hunter(Books All things paranormal and romance)
2.0 out of 5 stars What a Shame!
The only reason I gave this 2 stars was I thought the story wasn't that bad. However, the constant battering back and forth just went to far and totally took away from the story. Read more
Published 10 days ago by DRJ42
3.0 out of 5 stars I did not finish the book
I was disappointed in A Job From Hell. The summary caught my eye and I was looking forward to getting into the Ancient Legends series, but before I got mid way through the first... Read more
Published 11 days ago by JLPG
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Didn't read yet
Published 15 days ago by spiderbabytx
1.0 out of 5 stars Authored by a Committee
This reads like a committee of authors, perhaps members of a writing circle, wrote it. Characters would suddenly start throwing the word “mate” at the end of their sentence when... Read more
Published 25 days ago by NormaJean
3.0 out of 5 stars Wish there had been more in the story.
Book Review- A Job From Hell by Jayde Scott

In book one of the Ancient Legends series, Amber finds herself in Scotland taking a job as a housekeeper at the McAllister... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stacy L Sabala
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is absolutely amazing, if u love action, romance, and mystery, then this book is definitely for u. I loved this book!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Megan Egtvet
2.0 out of 5 stars Teens only
Not very believable, and not compelling. The characters are ok, but we don't know why they are together. We have a romance, but can't understand why they like each other. Read more
Published 1 month ago by AbbieNormal
4.0 out of 5 stars Vampires don't dust.
A good read that is fast paced with well developed characters. Amber soon discovers the short term summer job of housekeeper is more than what she bargained for.
Published 2 months ago by Mary James
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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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