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The Turning - BOUND TO DARKNESS: The Beginning (The Turning Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

April M. Reign , E. Arellano
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

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Book Description

The Turning - Bound to Darkness

The Beginning

Apollo and Amaya Shelly are twins, living deep in the forest of Stockwood Washington and away from civilization. Raised by their father and under the protection of their leader, Maximiliano, Apollo and Amaya live what they consider a normal life with the Sanguis clan.

Three days before their 18th birthday, the twins discover that their “normal” existence is anything but normal: their father and the Sanguis clan are vampires. Worse yet, they learn that an agreement was made that would predestine them to become vampires on their special day.

In a chilling race against time, the twins uncover a secret that could destroy their lineage and alter their existence. Whether past or present, family or clan, the line between good and evil can easily blur. . .

. . . Especially when they are bound to darkness

Product Details

  • File Size: 734 KB
  • Print Length: 172 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GTCX76
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,716 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A somewhat disjointed read January 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
It can be hard to lose yourself in a book when you have to keep stopping and doing double takes due to bad editing. Reviewer Tracey gives a few of the many errors you will find in this book, but I would like to add that entire words are missing here and there, rendering sentences completely meaningless. The flow of the story is constantly interrupted by these errors.

I also agree with Tracey about the consistency problems with character development. Amaya goes from sheltered and terrified to aggressive and predatory in what seems only minutes. Tereq and Vasco are basically the same character (which happens to be a very unimaginative and stereotypical cruel and brutal vampire without any personality). There just seems to be a lack of depth.

The storyline is somewhat creative, and I think I would enjoy reading this book if the execution were better, so 3 stars it is.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars just another author with a scam July 18, 2013
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The plot was ok...but the writing was childish. Come on authors.....can we have some decent writing? Then the next book to this series is less than 150 pages long! Get out of town. The first book was free....but then the author wants 3.00 for a the next book in the series which is 1/3 of a real book. Looser. Do not waste your money. There are plenty of good authors out there....but not with this series.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining read.... May 4, 2013
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This was a very entertaining take on the vampire genre, which I happen to read a lot of....I did not notice any of the editing errors that one reviewer complained of. The SOMBRAS were great, nice new take! My only complaint is the ridiculous relationship between Apollo and his girlfriend love of five seconds...that relationship was totally unrealistic in my opinion and put me off from the story a bit. Overall, it was a pleasurable few hours and I would recommend this book. Thanks for the free offering and the opportunity to share.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The turning December 15, 2012
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I must admit, this book was awesome. It had a different aspect on vampires that I truly enjoyed. I was left wanting more. As the twins, Apollo and Amaya, lived with their vampire dad, they were destined to be 'turned' at the age of 18. The lived with the clan that took them in at birth, under the condition that they would be part of the vampires clan as vampires. This story held a lot of emotion upon the twins learning of the 'ceremony' of their 18th birthday. The ending was very good. This book was very action packed. Very thrilling. I really liked this book. I definitely recommend this.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old fashioned vampires October 20, 2013
By EFinn1
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Reign and Arellano wrote a great story- the old fashioned blood thirsty vampire story. Intermixed with that is the story of how 2 children raised in seclusion found their way into and part of this world. This is the story of their turning- how they anticipated it, how they endured it and how it changed their personalities and shaped their futures.

As to any errors, I didn't notice. But then again I was reading for story not editing. I am also a fan of another vampire and angel story writer whose characters not only have their own language, they have a totally different spelling dictionary than Webster ever intended. Please folks, if you are going to read indie writers, then remember that to keep their books affordable, there isn't a staff of 20 editors going over every word. Speeling (pun intended) errors happen. Their editors do a great job so do give them a break.

The story is good, the characters are intriguing and you will want to read books 2 and 3. Apollo's character will draw you in, the Sambras will repulse you or maybe like any outcast you will pity their fate, and you will wonder about Sophie.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Paranormal June 9, 2013
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Two human twins (a boy and a girl) are raised together and protected by a vampire clan. As they approach their 18th birthday they discover that their father and friends are vampires who feed off of, and kill prey locked away in a nearby cave.

They are punished and are brought to a ceremonial alter to be turned into vampires on the night of the 18th birthday.

It is discovered that the boy is stronger and fiercer than all of them because of his mother's werewolf gene and he doesn't agree with what the vampire clan he was raised with.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good October 31, 2013
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Very entertaining read. enjoyed it very much and am waiting for the next book to come out and hope it will be as good
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It is worth the price June 16, 2013
By Melinda
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As the book was free, I have to say, the only thing I wasted was time, and I spent little of that. I was only able to bear a few dozen pages of the book - which isn't like me at all. I can usually trudge through almost anything. This was an exception. My recommendation is don't bother unless your IQ is sub-par or you have a penchant for self abuse.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It's OK!
Published 3 days ago by Tom D.
5.0 out of 5 stars The author is fantastic..
It was exactly what I wanted and more. The author is fantastic...
Published 8 days ago by Barbara Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great horror novel with unsuspected twist and turns reading the 2nd book in the series now.
Published 10 days ago by Pete Barnes
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
This is a good book. I recommend to teens. 4 stars because although good not one too many adults would be interested in.
Published 19 days ago by Imelda
5.0 out of 5 stars A father undying love
Twins destined to be turned once they reach the tender age of eighteen. Never having a choice, they fate decided for them. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Shoulanda August
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good couldn't put it down and I'm not a huge reader.
Published 1 month ago by oscar
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
excellent story-can't wait to read the others in the series!
Published 1 month ago by Melissa H
3.0 out of 5 stars Different Point of View
I thought I would download and read the first book because it was free. It pulled me in and I bought the second book as well.
An unusual twist on the vampire/werewolf genre.
Published 1 month ago by ravenous reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
one of my fave's
Published 2 months ago by sherri dunn
3.0 out of 5 stars It was ok.
I thought it was ok. I had a hard time staying tuned in to the story.
Published 2 months ago by JENNIFER OBLANDER
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