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Redemption (Redemption Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

R.K. Ryals , Melanie Bruce , Eden Crane Design , Audrey Welch
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Book Description

The Redemption Series Book 1

Important Author’s Note:
Please note that there are no anti-Catholic sentiments in the Redemption series. The first book in the series, Redemption, takes place in a fictional town in Mississippi. The town is called Lodeston. Aside from Lodeston, Mississippi, the other locations are in Europe. Other than a reference to an abbey and an Abbess at the beginning of the book, there is no link to Catholicism outside of the group of women who masquerade as nuns and an abbess. Their strange moods and actions alert the main character to the fact that they may not be what they seem. They are soon ousted as a secret society, having used the pretense of being a religious institution to hide what they are. They are not Catholic or nuns. There is a plot twist at the beginning of book one that reveals they are part of a society with no affiliation with the Catholic Church. Once it is revealed what they are, there is no Catholic reference for the entire series. This book is also fiction and has no ties to actual towns or institutions.

*Nominated for Best Hero at the 2013 UtopYA awards

There are secrets hidden in the shadows …

He is forbidden … He is achingly beautiful … He is tormented.

Following devastating news, Dayton Blainey and her sister are sent to live with an insane aunt in a strange place full of shadows and secrets.

But all is not right at Blackstone Abbey …

Haunting dreams and unusual incidents lead Dayton into a world where right and wrong becomes dangerously twisted. Left to trust a charismatic Demon with her heart and her life, Dayton is trapped between what she believes is right and a forbidden attraction.

There is always light in the darkness …

In this darkly romantic series, Dayton must come to terms with betrayal and her surprising lineage to stop a war before it even begins.

Product Details

  • File Size: 646 KB
  • Print Length: 294 pages
  • Publisher: R.K. Ryals; 1 edition (December 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005Q22CEY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,849 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read October 31, 2011
By Melissa
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Redemption was one of the best books I've read in a long time. When Dayton (Day) suffers a painful loss and is forced into an unhappy situation, she pretty much numbs herself to it, until she turns seventeen and she's unexpectedly pulled into a world she didn't know existed. Handsome strangers appear in her life and suddenly no one, not her family or trusted friends, is who they seemed and she's forced to rely on the one person logic says she shouldn't. Thrown together against their will, they must fight for their lives as she realizes she's part of something bigger (and more dangerous) than she could have ever imagined. It's good stuff! I literally couldn't put it down. Plenty of action, a little romance, tons of suspense. I'll be impatiently awaiting the release of Ransom, the second in the series.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Angels. Demons. Redemption!! March 11, 2012
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Tragedy. Secrets. Revelations. Angels. Demons. Redemption.

In author R.K. Ryals first book in the Redemption series, we are introduced to Dayton. She has lost both of her parents and is sent along with her sister to live with an aunt she has never known. Her aunt is a deeply religious Abbess and the head of a strange religious order. Her best friends are Conner & Monroe. All is normal until Dayton discovers a deep, dark secret. She is a Naphilim, the product of a union between an angel (her father) and a human (her mother). From there she is thrown into a world that she never could imagine. She doesn't know who to trust and to complicate thing more. Dayton discovers that she is bound to a demon named Marcas in hopes that they will create a child. The blood of this child, half demon and half Naphilim, will bring the demonic forces redemption (or so Damon hopes). Now they must work together along with her friends to survive against not only the evil following them but also her aunt's cult that are set to destroy Dayton.

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. At first I thought it was going to be a simple plot to the angels & demons storyline but I was pleasantly surprised. Dayton is the typical rebel teenager causing trouble. What I liked about it is how Marcas came into the mix. You can tell the is the beginnings of a love triangle at work which of course has you taking sides. There's Conner the golden boy, who Dayton loves as a friend and Marcas. The dark and mysterious demon who has turned his heart to stone because of having loved & lost a woman (an angel) and now is bound to Dayton. I love a bad boy so I would lean towards Marcas ;) I will say that it took a while for the story to pick up. I think I was half-way through the book when it got exciting! We are left with a thrilling climax, which we then have to wait for book 2 to see what happens to the characters!

~Originally posted @ The ParaNormal Romance Party~
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!! December 11, 2012
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I'm glad I didn't judge this book by the cover. I started this book and ended up quickly buying the rest of the trilogy.
R.K.Ryals is an amazing writer. The books were descriptive and well written. I couldn't put them down, even when I should have been doing other things. I was thinking about them and even dreaming about them all the time. I really feel like I lost a friend now that I'm done with the trilogy. I will definitely recommend these to other. Thank you Ms. RYALS!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprising Read December 12, 2012
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I'll be honest, there was a moment when I first started reading where I gave consideration to putting this book down and walking away. The beginning wasn't making a whole lot of sense to me and I was finding it difficult to connect with the plot, but I made myself keep going because I really enjoyed Dayton and her friends and was curious to see just where Ryals was going to take things. And I am very glad that I did because this book surprised me, murr! The more I read, the more intrigued I became by it all. And by the time I was done, I definitely wanted to find out what happened next. This is one of those books which is definitely more than it seems at first, that much is for sure.

Dayton is one of those characters that I instantly connected with. Her love of DumDums, rebellious nature, and creative imagination were traits that I immediately became attracted too. She struck me as a typical teenager trying to find her place in the world around her. I loved how she went out of her way to stay true to herself when those of the abby she was being raised at tried to change her. Yes, I get that many people would probably find her to be a bit of a callous character, but I loved her. And her friends were also wonderful. Monroe is one of those girls that I would love to know in real life. She's got a personality that makes her the perfect friend for Dayton, and she definitely adds humor to the story. Conner is an interesting guy, with a secret that I won't spoil for you, but will say was unexpected. And while we don't see much of Lita and Jacin in the book, they also struck me as a couple of fun people to hang out with. It's because of these guys that I kept reading. And once Marcas came into the book, my attention was hooked. He's both annoying and awesome at the same time.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Redemption by R K Ryals November 2, 2011
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This is a must read book!

From the begining to the end I could not put this book down. There is a lot of suspense, a little romance, "humor", and things that go bump in the night. I can't wait for Ransom, the second book in this series, to be published and I'll be in line to purchase it. R K Ryals is an outstanding new author and hope to see more from this author soon!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The demons from hell you can hate with a good feeling and you do
I have to say that I've read this book and the following #2 and #3 many, many many times. This is a series I wish they would make into a movie. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Donna
5.0 out of 5 stars Demons, angels and witches
Wow what a thrill ride. A must read for all fantasy lovers. Once again a great trilogy by R.K. Ryals
Published 16 days ago by San
2.0 out of 5 stars Good idea, spoiled by prejudice, ignorance
This could easily have been a four-star novel-- R.K. Ryals has come up with an interesting and original plot in a genre full of clichés (I have gotten to the point that any... Read more
Published 25 days ago by FCZ
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book!
Now, I have joined all the other fans of this series. Very well written and enjoyable read. Lots of surprises.
Published 28 days ago by Kathy
4.0 out of 5 stars Not my usual
I the resting story line. If I hadn't gotten it for free not sure I would have picked it. But now I want the next in the series.
Published 1 month ago by Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely purchasing books 2 & 3 when I'm done with my review
Before I writing this, I read the less favorable reviews...a bad habit of mine. It truly comes down to opinion and taste but I sometimes wonder if these reviewers read the same... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Crowfeather
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I really enjoyed this book and the series.. Very well written and it kept me guessing
Published 1 month ago by Kaye Fixott
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great find
I got this on on a freebie and what a great book. I could not put it down. I love the characters and the world building. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DinaC
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Cant wait to read the rest of this series...
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Redemption
I was disappointed when I got to the end. I can not wait to read the next one. This book was very hard to put down.
Published 2 months ago by Lisa
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More About the Author

R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to "share the love of reading one book at a time." An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home in the Southern U.S. with her husband, her three daughters, a rescue dog named Oscar the Grouch, A Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, an OCD cat, and a coffee pot she honestly couldn't live without. Should she ever become the owner of a fire-breathing dragon (tame of course), her life would be complete.

Contact her on twitter at @RKRyals, on instagram at @rkryals, on Facebook at or online at And check out The Singing River book trailer at

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Revelation: Redemption Series Book 4
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