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Unforeseen (The Alex Crocker Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lauren Grimley , James Bassett , Marquis DeVille
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Alex was quite sure that "gifted" was a term which delusional parents applied to their strictly average children, that vampires were gorgeous dead guys in her eighth-grade girls' novels, and "Seers" was a middle schooler's misspelling of a department store famous for power tools. Teachers, however, don't know everything, and it’s Alex’s turn to be educated. 

Hoping just to clear her mind, Alex Crocker leaves work for a late night run across the small city of Bristol, Massachusetts. Instead she is dragged violently into a feud she never would have known existed. She quickly learns she’s being hunted for possessing a gift she never wanted, one that could kill her or provide her the power she’ll need to protect herself and those she cares for.

Despite her desire to maintain her independence, Alex quickly becomes tied to the Rectinatti vampires through bonds of friendship, loyalty, and most surprisingly, love. These bonds, coupled with the new knowledge that she is in grave danger are enough to make her want to stay, but it’s learning what is really at stake that drives her to fight.

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About the Author

Lauren Grimley lives in central Massachusetts where she grew up, but her heart is on the beaches of Cape Cod where she spends as much of her time as possible. After graduating from Boston University she became a middle school English teacher. She has her seventh graders to thank for starting her on this path; it was they who convinced a skeptical new teacher vampire stories were worth reading. She now spends her time writing them when she should be correcting papers.For more information about the author and her writing see her website:

Product Details

  • File Size: 729 KB
  • Print Length: 322 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Paramance (April 26, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XZFYL0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #990,923 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant surprise May 26, 2012
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Like everyone else it seems, I have never really been into the vampire craze. Unforeseen was recommended as a fun read that happened to fit my kindle budget so I figured it was worth a shot. I can always tell when I am enjoying a book when I actually carve time out of my day to sit down with it rather than just waiting for downtime that needs to be filled. Lauren Grimley created characters that were entertaining and easy to get attached to. Although at some points, I was eager for the middle "build up sections" to move along a bit, I thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to future adventures of the cast.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Vampires with a moral compass - excellent! May 1, 2012
By KateT
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Lauren Grimley's "Unforeseen," draws the reader into an unlikely world that coexists with our own. We are given an up-close and personal view of vampires. But is it really all fantasy? Greeting us at the door, Grimley welcomes us into the lives of her characters and shows what it means to be family - the good and the painful - whether you are vampire or human. Like the heroine Alex, we are sucked in to the drama that unfolds (pun intended) and inevitably want to stay. Looking forward to the sequel, Ms. Grimley - write on!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sunshine May 23, 2012
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One of the things that was "unforeseen" for me was how much I enjoyed this debut novel by Lauen Grimley. In my day, a vampire was just something that occurred in nightmares and I had never jumped on the new vampire craze of the past few years. However, on a recommendation from my daughter, I decided to try this book and was thoroughly hook from the first chapter. The plot was intriguing, mystifying and exciting and I was captivated by the interaction of the vampire family. The writing was of exceptional quality and the descriptions of the characters made them both believable and likable. But, for me, what I appreciated most of this novel was the theme of finding out who you are... what are your gifts and talents and how to embrace the reason for your existence. Who would have thought that a story about vampires, would leave me pondering what is my purpose in life and can I truly embrace and accept myself for my own unique gifts..? I highly recommend this read and look forward to a sequel and future writings of this young and talented author..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! May 4, 2012
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This book was so much fun to read!!! I loved it from start to finish, I got to know all the characters really well and really hope there is a 2nd book. If it hits paperback I'm buying it!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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4 Fabulous Stars!
The Review:
Its rare that I can be surprised by a paranormal story. I love all things paranormal and even with the same recurring storylines, I always find the idea of a world hidden and different from the one I live in, exciting. So when I picked up this read, I was looking forward to it, but I never expected to be pulled in and completely captivated by it in the way that I was.

In short, I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book!

Lauren Grimley, in her debut novel, Unforeseen, paints a unique and fascinating world of vampires living secretly among humans, protecting them, all with a thrilling twist and individuality to her story. The vampires weren't your typical scary, hardcore vamps. They sleep in beds, had true feelings and ate real food. As a rule, they didn't drink human blood and not because they were abstaining but because they didn't like it and it couldn't nourish them properly. They depended on each other for feeding, needing their own essence to sustain them and keep them strong. It gave them human qualities and tames the traditional lore. Rather than being demonized or infected, they were a species just as humans. I loved this! They also had age ranges, allowing those who hadn't "matured", to still be part of daylight hours and venture into the sun. They had title and position within their society, allowing the elders the respect they earned throughout the centuries.

The main part of this story centers on Alex. When we meet her, she's your average human with a slightly enhanced sense of herself and others. As the story progresses, Alex becomes this promising, formidable force who could be indispensable if trained well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A really good read! January 26, 2013
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Unforeseen was a really good read that features the well loved Vampires but that's not all because in their world, they also have a rare breed that whilst not a vampire, is very precious to their world and that is - A Seer - so rare that it has been hundreds of years since the last known seer and the vampires had thought they had died out...... Until one day, a woman is attacked and dragged into an alley, two `men' come to her rescue but their behaviour doesn't instil a feeling of safety especially when one of them tries to wipe her mind and when he fails, decides a punch in the face will suffice. So the woman - Alex - wakes up injured, in need of medical assistance, in a strange house, filled with strange people and is about to have the rug swept out from under her feet. Alex is being held against her will but quickly realises that these people are vampires and she can just `sense' that they don't mean her any harm. These people also seem to know things about her, she has always known she was different and that she sensed things others couldn't, she had a connection to her brothers who had died in a car accident ten years ago and from then on her emotions seemed so much stronger and she has always wondered about it so the lure of answers keeps her where she is but the way her captors/protectors tell it, she is in for so much more..... for Alex is a seer, an empath, attuned to others emotions, no matter if they are human or vampire, man or woman, she is able to take the emotion and identify it to the person behind it but with training she could be capable of so much more. Read more ›
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More About the Author

Lauren Grimley lives in central Massachusetts where she grew up, but her heart is on the beaches of Cape Cod where she spends as much of her time as possible. After graduating from Boston University she became a middle school English teacher. She now balances writing, reading, and correcting, all with a cat on her lap and a glass of red wine close by.

Unforeseen, the first novel in the Alex Crocker series, was her debut novel. The series continued with Unveiled and includes Unknown, a short from the series, and Unbridled, a collection of connected short stories from the series featuring more about the other couples among the Bristol vamps. The final book of the series, Unbound, will be out in February 2015.

To learn more about Grimley or her writing or to connect with her online visit her website at


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