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Golden Blood (Time Spirit Trilogy Book 1) Kindle Edition

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"This is a very easy read. If you like fast paced YA urban fantasy with a strong set of characters and want to explore a new writer, then I thoroughly recommend that you check this one out."
- Author, J. C. Hart
"Melissa Pearl is an absolute master of story telling. The way she weaves the plot and characters into her story leave you desperately wanting more."
- Author, Suzy Turner
"The action scenes were amazingly well-done, but what was even more well-done was the mystery of what is going on with Gemma's family, what her father is up to, who else is like her, what her special purpose is, and how she and Harrison can stay together."
- Author, Jeff LeFerney
"Golden Blood is filled with romance and exciting thrills that keep you entertained until the very end. Just when I thought I knew where the story was heading Melissa Pearl takes a complete twist that had me slightly panicking for Gemma an Harrison."
- Rachel Marks (Book Reviewer and Publicist)

From the Author

A GOLDEN BLOOD TEASER...
Opening the door, he stepped into the dimly lit space in time to see Gemma take a deep breath and disintegrate.
"Gemma!"
Pushing the cleaning cart out of his way, he knelt beside the pile of clothing left in her place. With shaking hands, he collected them up. His heart thundered in his ears as he re-captured the image of gold dust particles spiraling into the air.
Rapid breaths punched out of his lungs as he tried to wrap his brain around the impossible.
Would she come back?
Was that the last time he would ever see her?
The loss was intense, but not enough to override the mix of horror and wonderment churning inside him.
He wasn't sure how long he crouched in muted silence before the room suddenly grew still. He jumped from his spot and held his breath. A moment later Gemma stood before him. A grimace of pain crossed her face before she opened her eyes.
"Oh!" She quickly pulled the cleaning cart in front of her.
"Gemma." Harrison licked his lips. "Gemma, what...what just happened? You disappeared. You vanished! And now you're here. You're...you're here and you're... you're naked!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 670 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publication Date: November 4, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0063N0XIM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,464 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan... not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. "Best. Year. Ever!!" She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books, ranging in genres from Fantasy to Romantic Suspense to Contemporary Romance. She loves the variety and is excited about the books she has coming out in 2015.

"I am passionate about writing. It stirs a fire in my soul that I never knew I had. I want to be the best writer I can possibly be and transport my readers into another world where they can laugh, cry and fall in love."

www.melissapearlauthor.com/news

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By SJ Byrne on December 30, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I read this book so fast my head was spinning. Such an easy and engaging read! The characters come to life off the page and burrow down inside your heart right off the bat.

I handed the kindle to my daughter after finishing it and she read it in one afternoon; informing me that we MUST purchase the second book immediately!

Fabulous job Melissa. I look forward to reading more of your works in the future and gladly recommend them to anyone interested in the paranormal genre.

SJ Byrne - Author of Mo Dearbadan~de
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Cassie Humphreys on March 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book is better than Twilight. I can say that honestly because I read both books in the same week and I found this one both better written, and more engaging - not to mention the fact that the characters are easier to like.

This is one of those instances where I am forever grateful for my wonderful writer friends, because if it wasn't for Leigh, I may never have known about this book. It's a very easy read, and I quickly got captured by the characters and their story.

Gemma is an awkward teenager, very aware of her weaknesses. It is only at the prompting of her family, and an encounter with Harrison, that gets her to come out of her shell a little bit - she sees that her older brother and sister are living and enjoying life, so why shouldn't she? The problem is that she can't help but be honest, and finds balancing her secret life with her regular life very difficult - it's not long before Harrison has literally fallen in too deep, and Gemma finds the foundations of her world shaken.

I really enjoyed the relationships in this book - it was great to see a main character whose family unit is in tact and fairly functional as well. They are a regular family, apart from the whole disappearing in a shower of gold and going back in time bizzo. I also liked that Gemma has more skills when it comes to the fighting side of life than Harrison, who is a little in awe of her - but not so much that he feels unworthy of her attentions. There is a nice balance between them.

This is a very easy read. If you like fast paced YA urban fantasy with a strong set of characters and want to explore a new writer, then I thoroughly recommend that you check this one out.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kristen @ Pretty Little Pages on July 9, 2014
Format: Paperback
I have so much love for Melissa Pearl. She's a fantastic author that I've been so happy to find. Golden Blood is no exception. From the very beginning, I was drawn into this tale with the way that Melissa writes. It is so easy to get lost in.

Gemma is now a favorite of mine. I absolutely loved her, awkwardness and all. The relationship with her and Harrison was perfect. Seriously, this is the type of love story I want tucked into my reads. It was free of all the drama that I've begrudgingly gotten used to lately. Melissa is always really great at writing characters and Golden Blood is no exception. All of the characters have their own voice and story to tell. The entire cast fits together so well.

I don't have much experience in books dealing with time travel, so I can't extensively compare Golden Blood to others. But I love the way that time travel was handled in this book. It was interesting aspect of the story that really intrigued me.

I just can't. I'm a fangirl for Melissa Pearl, and Golden Blood only adds to that. There aren't enough words for me to tell you how perfect of a YA book that it is. I'm already dying to know what happens next in the world of Gemma!

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mystery writer on June 21, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
What a great story! Melissa Pearl's YA romance/time travel book was interesting from cover to cover. Admittedly, I was less interested in the budding romance of Gemma and Harrison than I was in the Golden Blood and the adventure of Gemma's family and their time-traveling exploits, but I found the book to be well-written and completely enjoyable. The action scenes were amazingly well-done, but what was even more well-done was the mystery of what is going on with Gemma's family, what her father is up to, who else is like her, what her special purpose is, and how she and Harrison can stay together. And then Melissa left me wanting more at the end. I highly recommend this novel and the rest of the series.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jen R on November 2, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
Overall I enjoyed this story. Did I have some issues with it? Yes. Did I still like it and want to read the next book? Yes. So things I did like? I thought Gemma and Harrison were cute together. They were good for each other. Harrison helped Gemma make some friends, something she has been trying not to do since it would mean lying to them and disappearing suddenly on them for a few minutes (good thing time is different when they travel or else the disappearing thing could have been quite awkward). I know they had an insta-love kind of things going for them, but in this case I bought it and enjoyed it. I like that they seem to be meant for each other, two halved of a whole. I didn't mind that Gemma wanted to keep everything quiet for so long. I understood her reasoning so I was fine with it. I just was happy they were together.

So what are some things I didn't like about this book? Well a lot of it had to do with the time travel. So if the dad is in charge of pulling them into the past, and it is imperative that no one knows what they are, then why can the dad not give the kids a heads up? I mean they have cell phones - why not send a quick text so the kids can get somewhere safe to disappear? And why not tell them about the mission before they get there and have two seconds to do whatever they need to do? Maybe that part I can understand as something is up with the parents by the end. So maybe not telling them what they are doing is so they won't ask any questions and just do what they want. But not telling them when they will be pulled back in time? That doesn't make any sense. If they gave them at least a few minute warning at least they could make sure to get somewhere safe and not have to panic. It just didn't make sense.
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