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Blood and Lilies (Bloodlines Series) (Volume 1)

4.6 out of 5 stars 41 customer reviews
Book 1 of 2 in the Bloodlines Series

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Product Details

  • Series: Bloodlines Series
  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1494305038
  • ISBN-13: 978-1494305031
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,252,640 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It was hard to put the book down! I loved the whole story line and the relationship between Eamon and Cara. I instantly got the second book and started reading it, but don't worry; I'm not going to spoil anything! I do have to ask... What happens next and when do we get to find out?
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This book was a solid debut novel for the author and overall I enjoyed reading it. I feel that the book could use another round of editing and more attention could be paid word repetition. I noticed that the scenes where Cara and Eamon kissed or had physical romantic interactions usually used the same descriptors (burning, sparking), to the point that I felt like I was reading the same scene over and over. The author was very descriptive at times, a little too much so for my taste. Another problem I had was the constant change of POV. It was confusing at times trying to figure out who was speaking, although I have to say this author did the change of POV better than most I have read before and once I realized this was the style of her book I was better able to keep up with things.

One thing I really liked about this book was the fact that Cara was introduced to this mythical world she had no idea existed, and instead of readily accepting it and moving on she was quite unable to accept it, which seemed more realistic to me. I liked the characters of the book and felt like they each had their own personalities. I wish the first book had revealed more to Cara about her true nature but I did like the cliffhanger that ended the book and am interested to see where the next book ends up.
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I'm not usually a vampire/werewolf fan but I must admit this story grabs you. I would get so upset with Cara at times for all the stupid things she would do, I would put the book down and fume about her being so stupid. Most of the time Eamon and his family would save her. Cara is being chased by two nasty vampryes. Estelle and Celeste are in search of her for their queen but they don't know why or why they crave Cara's blood so much. Cara is Eamon's Soul Mate only Cara doesn't know. Eamon's twin brother has died earlier and has left Eamon devastated. Or did he? Read the book to find out.
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I am an avid reader and enjoy books from all genres. This book really made quite an impression on me. The style of the writer is superb and I love how she develops her characters. We meet Cara as she is being sized up as a meal for a dirty raggedly dressed vampire. Her new heroes sweep in to save her and love is born as her heart and Eamon's recognize each other as the lost half of their soul. Neither knows at this point that Cara is very important to a lot of people. Strange things happen around them as they start to get to know each other. It soon becomes apparent to Eamon that he will have to get help to protect Cara while he figures out what is going on. He enlists the help of family and some friends who are already familiar with Cara, although she doesn't know their secrets.

There are so many good things about this book but I don't want to spoil the story for you. Get this book as soon as you can and enjoy the ensuing read.
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As the title might give away this is a vampire novel. It is in fact a young adult vampire romance novel, the first in a forthcoming series. Don't worry, there is no sparkling, though there is a werewolf or two.

The book's main character is a girl named Cara. Cara is a college student with no family and few friends. She very quickly finds herself in a lot of danger and deeply in love with a mysterious stranger that's always right there when danger comes calling, to save her. He's from a family of vampire hunters, who have special powers and a few secrets of their own. Cara remains pretty ignorant to most of this through out the book and by book's end only knows the bare basics of this supernatural world she's been sucked into.

Though a romance story with a very mild sexual undertone at its core, this book contains a lot of religious elements. Much of it is very heavy with Christian sentiments. Almost nothing takes place in this book without one or more of the characters thanking, praying to, or otherwise mentioning God and this, to me, after awhile felt a bit overdone. Not really what one might expect from a small pressing calling itself Hellfire Publishing...but even so the storyline is compelling and the characters aren't overly "goodie-goodie".

My only real complaint about Blood and Lilies is that I wish more of the loose ends had been tied up. I don't feel like much was resolved by book's end and I didn't feel enough had been revealed to Cara. I want to see what her reaction is going to be to learning the whole truth about not only her new boyfriend and his family but herself as well. I wonder if it will be what the good guy's are hoping for, or if they have held back too much of the truth from her for her to continue to trust them. I suppose I will have to wait until the second book in this series to find out.
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This was a great debut novel and first book in the Bloodlines Series by Lyn Croft.
Vampyre’s, a Vampyre Queen, Werewolf’s, Halfling’s, and Half Breeds. They live among the human’s but a power struggle between them is beginning to emerge.

Cara, is a normal college student whose life is turned upside down when she becomes the pawn in Zillah, the vampire queen’s, quest to destroy God and take over his kingdom. Cara has no idea about her ancestry or about how she is the key between the two worlds. Eamon is a Halfling, and is in love with Cara. He will protect her at all cost, as the battle between good and evil heats up.

There are a lot of twists and turns and you will get sucked into the suspense. The author does a good job of explaining all the terminology and who’s on each side. I can’t wait for the story to continue!
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