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LOVED is Book #2 of the #1 Bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, following Book #1, TURNED, which is a FREE download!
In LOVED (Book #2 in the Vampire Journals), Caitlin and Caleb embark together on their quest to find the one object that can stop the imminent vampire and human war: the lost sword. An object of vampire lore, there is grave doubt over whether it even exists.
If there is any hope of finding it, they must first trace Caitlin’s ancestry. Is she really the One? Their search begins with finding Caitlin’s father. Who was he? Why did he abandon her? As the search broadens, they are shocked by what they discover about who she really is.
But they are not the only ones searching for the legendary sword. The Blacktide Coven wants it, too, and they are close on Caitlin and Caleb’s trail. Worse, Caitlin’s little brother, Sam, remains obsessed with finding his Dad. But Sam soon finds himself in way over his head, smack in the middle of a vampire war. Will he jeopardize their search?
Caitlin and Caleb’s journey takes them on a whirlwind of historic locations—from the Hudson Valley, to Salem, to the heart of historic Boston—the very spot where witches were once hung on the hill of Boston Common. Why are these locations so important to the vampire race? And what do they have to do with Caitlin’s ancestry, and with who she’s becoming?
But they may not even make it. Caitlin and Caleb’s love for each other is blossoming. And their forbidden romance may just destroy everything they’ve set out to achieve….
Although LOVED is the sequel to TURNED, it also stands alone as a self-contained novel. LOVED is 51,000 words.
“LOVED, the second book in the Vampire Journals series, is just as great as the first book, TURNED, and jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. This book is a wonderful addition to this series and will have you wanting more from Morgan Rice. If you loved the first book, get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again. This book can be read as the sequel, but Rice writes it in a way that you do not need to know the first book in order to read this wonderful installment.”
“THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS series has had a great plot, and LOVED especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens. As you can see, this book was a huge step up in the series and receives a solid A.”
--The Dallas Examiner
“In LOVED, Morgan Rice proves herself again to be an extremely talented storyteller….What was most enjoyable about LOVED is the history. When you get actual historical connections written in a book, you have a tendency to become much more fascinated in what happens to the characters. I feel LOVED would appeal to a wide range of audiences, including younger fans of the vampire/fantasy genre. The romance is PG-13, with no inappropriate love scenes that would have parents worried. LOVED is much deeper than the first installment. It develops and explains the characters in more detail, which helps the reader understand them better. The story moved along well, and ended with an unexpected cliffhanger that leaves you shocked. Engaging and fun, I found myself enjoying this book much more than the first and I am highly anticipating the next installment.”
--The Romance Reviews
Books #3--#10 in THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS are now also available! Morgan Rice's new trilogy, THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post apocalyptic thriller, is now also available for sale. And Morgan's new epic fantasy series, the #1 Bestselling THE SORCERER'S RING, comprising 10 books and counting, is now also available--with the first book, A QUEST OF HEROES, as a FREE download!
Loved is the second book in the Vampire Journals series, which takes up where Turned left off. Caitlin, at eighteen years old, has discovered she is possibly half vampire and might actually be The One, the person destined to find the lost sword which could stop the upcoming vampire/human war. She and Caleb, a vampire who has lived thousands of years, undertake a quest to discover her ancestry in hopes of discovering the location of the sword. Caitlin's fifteen year old brother, Sam, is on a quest of his own to find their father, whom they never knew. Along the way, both Caitlin and Sam will encounter situations and people that will test their belief in their own inner strengths as well as their physical limits.
Loved reminded me a bit of a younger version of an Indiana Jones type tale as Caitlin and Caleb are led on a trail from one clue to another, each leading them a little closer to their goal of finding the sword. Each clue leads to a historical destination where we are given a different explanation of the historical facts that we learned as children. The author gives us a different twist on vampire lore, with two distinct covens of vampires. There is good versus evil, where the good are trying to live their lives amongst humans peacefully and cause no harm, the evil are truly evil beings with nothing but distain for both their vampire counterparts and the humans they must hide from. There are three different plot lines in the book, all of which are leading toward the same goal. Caitlin and Caleb's quest is the main plot, Sam's search for their father factors in and yet another plot plays out with a truly evil being in the search as well. Amidst everything else, the attraction between Caitlin and Caleb continues to grow adding just another twist to the story.
I did not read the first book, yet had no problem catching up with what was happening and following the plot. While the underlying story was a good one, I did have a few issues. There were a number of editing errors that should have been caught. Caitlin is written as very insecure, often wondering what, if anything, Caleb feels for her and marveling at his wonderfulness. Yet each time a clue is found Caleb comes up with "oh yea, that's an important part of vampire history" while Caitlin is the one figuring out the clues. I was a little confused as to who the audience was for the story. It is written in a style that would appeal more to the younger adult or even tweens, yet there are scenes with casual underage drug use and sex (though only mentioned and not explicit) as well as some pretty intense violence that might make some younger people uncomfortable and would most certainly make parents think twice.
Even with the issues above, the book is a good read that ends with the cliffhanger that will make you want to read the next one to find out what happens.Read more ›
The story is good but... the lack of editorial is really annoying. It seems she can't even remember the ages of the characters or their 'history'. Simple mistakes such as 'Caitlin turned to Caitlin'. Come on.
Caitlin and Caleb find themselves on a puzzling journey searching for the whereabouts of the lost sword. Only 'The One' has the knowledge to find it and only Caleb believes Caitlin is 'The One' his coven has been waiting for. The rival Blacktide coven is hot on their trail and closing in quickly to steal the last sword.
It's a race against time as the Vampire War against humans has begun and the wielder of the sword can stop it, or enslave the human race.
Will Caitlin find the lost sword in time to save the human race or will Caitlin find out she's not 'The One' they think she is?
Lets Talk About It:
THIS should have been book one! After reading the first book, Turned, I was a little nervous. I'm all for paranormal books, love them, and I wasn't in love with Turned. But Loved, well, I loved Loved.
Caitlin really develops into her character and I was totally drawn into the story after the first chapter. Of course there is the normal budding romance but the actual storyline mixed in with bits and pieces of history and the mystery of using 'clues' through out their journey for the missing sword was pure genius. I found myself mixed right into the mystery trying to solve the clues as if I were Caitlin and on the edge of my seat towards the end.
Don't worry folks I won't give away any more than I already have about this book because you NEED to read it! If you've enjoyed Twilight, Sookie Stackhouse or Queen Betsy this book is right up your alley.
you people who say its a bad book you peole are cazy those people who said its an awesome book you guys rock i agree with you i love how her and Jonah just automaticlly fall in love an he gives her his seat i loved this book i havent read the whole book but so far its awesome
Reveiwers like Rachel G. hated this book dont judge the book by other peopes review including mine rate the books by your own review but trust me on one thing the book is good i judged the other reveiwers by what they said and what i said about the book myself
Be true to your self base the book on what you think not what others or your friends think rate it and review the book the way you based it
just follow my advice an you will be able to say stuff about the things you want to without anyone elses words or opinions
Judge stuff in your own words not others like my friend she asked me which shirt she should wear i said i dont know you choose im not the one wearing it she said your right
You see judge stuff in your own words,opinion, and style not by others If you are wise you will listen to me P.S. my name is not mellanie shes my mom i go by Starfire on reviews and stuff
The author seems to have greatly improved in her skills as a storyteller and has impressed me with the amount of historical information (of unverified accuracy) she uses during this second novel. Again, the new places she's taking the vampire genre are exciting. This book immediately picks up where the last one left off, sucking me into this series even more than before. I love the fresh material and am eating up each word as fast as my book-gorging mind will allow. Although this book is definitely better than the first, it has me worried about both the main character and her sibling. I keep trying to figure out what will happen to each of them and how the apocalypse will be stopped. I love the trail we have to follow, never knowing where it will end, who will be there, and if both siblings can be saved. Glad I decided to try the second book even if it is shorter than what I generally read!!! I'll be starting book three as soon as I complete these last few pages!!
Morgan Rice is the #1 bestselling and USA Today bestselling author of the epic fantasy series THE SORCERER'S RING, comprising 17 books; of the #1 bestselling series THE VAMPIRE JOURNALS, comprising 11 books (and counting); of the #1 bestselling series THE SURVIVAL TRILOGY, a post-apocalyptic thriller comprising two books (and counting); and of the new epic fantasy series KINGS AND SORCERERS, comprising 2 books (and counting). Morgan's books are available in audio and print editions, and translations are available in over 25 languages.
Book #2 in Morgan's new epic fantasy series, RISE OF THE VALIANT (KINGS AND SORCERERS--BOOK 2) is now published!
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