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I've also started to write mystery/suspense contemporary adult romances under my E.L. Loraine brand. The first release was Corporate Ties, A Silken Ties Novel. A second Silken Ties Novel Thorns of Revenge is now available with a third to be released later this year. Adding to the genres I write are the Horror novels I wrote with Tim Frasier. The Pathogen series is post Apocalyptic and another wild ride with three novels in the series so far...Pathogen, Mutations and Factions.
The feedback has been great. I have also released Phantom Lives - Collier, and new paranormal series, book two of that series Phantom Lives - Power, book three to be out around Christmas. I also have just published book one of my Shifter Chronicles - Green River. My parents always told me that I could do anything that I wanted, work hard, study, and do it right. I believe that and live that way every day.
I started writing this new vampire series for teens and their moms because I myself wanted something different to read. I was tired of all the modern versions of vampire books, there had to be more to these long lived beings. Where had they been, what had they seen? I wanted, no I NEEDED to know more so Royal Blood Chronicles was born! Strong female characters and action and adventure mixed with romance, friendship and a historical backdrop. Phantom Lives continues with another strong female charater, which is very important to me. Phantom Lives is a modern day, paranormal romance, filled with mystery, magical places and beings. You can find me on facebook, 'like' my Royal Blood Chronicles page,https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Blood-Chronicles/135355462710, or friend me on my Elizabeth Loraine page,https://www.facebook.com/eloraine, on Twitter @bloodchronicles, and Goodreads. I would love to hear from you, contact me on my website http://eloraine.wix.com/elizabeth-loraine
Top Customer Reviews
I have to admit that I have been trying to finish this first review of the first book for over a week now. I have been writing a little.. saving... and then returning to write a lil' more. Why? Well, the honest truth is that I have loved this series so much that I have been unable to put the continuing books of this series. However, I have been trying very hard to review the book as soon as I finish it but Elizabeth Loraine has done a wonderful job at ending each book in a manner that makes you dive into the next book with the wonder at what will possibly happen next.
This is my first series that I have read of Elizabeth Loraine's books. I was very impressed with her story telling. I really enjoyed the fact that Katrina, The Beginning took place in the 1800s. It was nice to experience the mannerisms, fashion attire, and social events that the Royals are able to take part in.Read more ›
I was really intrigued by the concept of a royal family of vampires and I really wanted to see how the author would portray them and what their world would be like.
And while the concept was a good one I do wish there would have been just a little more world building involved. I never did get a good idea in which time period this book took place. We get a feel that it is set around the 1700's when immigrants were first going to the America's but nothing is ever said for sure. I did enjoy the descriptions of the gowns and balls and the mansions that they lived in. It had an almost Renaissance feel to it. Something that I think anyone who loves historical fiction would appreciate for sure.
The character building was pretty good, although there were a few things that bothered me, like the insta in love, insta out of love scenes but, that is pretty common any more in the YA genre so it didn't distract too much from the story.
This book did have a lot of action in it but it also had a few slow spots as well that dragged just a little.
Overall, this was a fun read and a good first book in a series. It will be very interesting to see where the author takes the storyline and the lives of the characters from here.
I would definitely give the next book in the series a chance.
I rate this one 3 Stars!
Katrina is being told from the POV of a young seventeen year old royal vampire, of course her name is "Katrina" as the title of the book represents.
Taking place in the 1800's, an era by the way that I absolutely loved in history.. The elegant fashions, old school manners, (so lacking now a days) and the many huge grand social balls or events that always seem to take place in the upper circle. And with her family being of royal blood, comes one of the luxuries of having you own staff/servants who tend to their every wish or need. (although their staff was treated like family)
Katrina and her family also have "Watchers" who keep them safe and trained them expertly in the arts of battle.
The Vox Brothers, seven in all were very loyal and trust worthy... Avery, Cedrik, Gregor, Gunter, Simon, Thomas and Quinn. (Unfortunately Cedrik and Gregor were killed in battle)
Katrina face sadness, love, (first time) adventure and enemies all within this great book. She knows that she has a purpose in life, and therefore she knows she must do everything possible to strengthen herself physically as well as her gifts. (Gunter helps her achieve this as her trainer) Gunter also help train Katrina's friends/companions Letta, Rosa and El.
The daily routine of her life, from bathing , feedings all the way to her training was such a new take in some ways.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My daughter's favorite series! She absolutely loves this Author!!!Published 1 month ago by Donna R!!!!
I love Anne Rice, Game of Thrones, witch, vampire etc. This story has characters that I like, has mystery that I want to know what happens next but at the first the book was not... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Robbi P Freeman
I love the story line, but this needs a great deal of work. I just about threw in the towel while reading this book. I made it to the end, but just barely. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Katie
Well written. Loved the characters. I read a lot of first in series free books without being interested enough to buy any more in the series. Read morePublished 7 months ago by KAROL L. WALTON
Great writing & a real page turner! You don't want to stop reading! Loved it & now to continue the series.Published 7 months ago by S. Ryan
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I don't usually go for vampire books but this one is awesome and I am so glad I read it. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Teri Hicks
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