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The Descendant: The Descendant Vampire Series Book 1 by [Grealis, Kelley]
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"I look forward to other stories Grealis may pen in non-vampire setting because, in all honesty, she has a vision and way of telling a story few authors possess.  After all, if she could get a die-hard anti-vampire reader like me interested in her characters enough to want to read the sequel, The Search - to be released later in 2013, I'd say she did a commendable job indeed." 
-Budden Book Reviews
"The Descendant is a unique paranormal tale that takes a well known biblical theme and turns it sideways, resulting in a thoughtful, well written story of one woman's discovery of a family legacy that changes both her perception of her past, and her expectations of her future.  I found the new twist on vamp origins to be detailed, well thought out, and very engaging, so much so, I caught myself thinking about the old bible stories and saying 'hmmmm.'" - Indie Love Book Club & Reviews

From the Author

The Descendant and The Search, the first two books in The Descendant Vampire Series, are currently available.  The Truth, book 3, is slated for an October 2014 publication.

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  • File Size: 1221 KB
  • Print Length: 293 pages
  • Publication Date: October 17, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008GET9KE
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #546,000 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am not a huge fan of vampire subject matter, especially the new wave of modern vampires (that don't follow the "classic" Dracula powers and weaknesses), but I did enjoy this book quite a bit.

One reason was that I could empathize with the main character, Allison, in the beginning of the novel. Allison is in her 30s, and she realizes she may be having a midlife crisis. Has she or will she leave her mark on the world? If so, how? Is she really destined for great things? I cannot remember a book that has featured a character going through these feelings that struck this strong of a chord with me.

Another reason is, after the vampires reveal themselves, the book really kicks into high gear. Events proceed quickly from that point, and I found the book difficult to put down.

And, if you are from the Cleveland area, there is an additional level of enjoyment for you here. Ms. Grealis' book is set in the Cleveland area, and a number of familiar locations (and weather conditions) are described. Of special note is Rattlesnake Island, which I had never heard of before reading this book. A private, exclusive, secretive island right on Lake Erie? For real!

I would unreservedly recommend this book to those who already enjoy all things vampire; I would also suggest that those on the fence about vamps to give it a try as well. As a member of those on the fence, I am glad I took a chance on this one.
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NO! is what I wanted to scream when the book ended, I wanted more. This was not your typical vampire story with Ms. Grealis creating her own spin on how the first vampire came to be. From the very beginning of the book, Ms. Grealis draws readers in by making Allison someone most people can relate to. We've all been in that place of dis-satisfaction where we want to find our purpose in life, whether or not it will really make us happy. Allison's journey to find her true origins takes the reader on many exciting twists and turns. The vivid use of language sucks the reader right there alongside Allison.

I'm eagerly awaiting the follow up book to see where Allison's journey takes her next.
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I don't often read books about vampires and other supernatural beings, but I purchased a copy of this book when the author was holding a book signing at my local bookstore. So glad I did! It has an interesting premise in that it explores the making of a vampire--a woman born to the earliest vampires who's the first of the their descendants to show signs of vampirism. Of course, she must face trials and troubles in her painful journey of transformation, including not being sure who she can trust and who she can't. I recommend this book to anyone looking for a different spin on the typical vampire theme. I also liked the fact that it was geared towards an adult audience and not Young Adults.
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I received this book to give an honest review.

I have never heard of this author, so when I reviewed the book after reading the blurb I was like okay new author lets see how good of a story teller she is.
Let me say she BLEW me away!
I have to say I was sucked into this book from the very beginning! And the twist that was thrown in there was AWESOME!
This is not some teenager who is a vampire no. This is a grown woman who has a very wonderful life that I would say most of us would love to have. She has a very loving and caring husband, has a job that pays her very well, toys that keep her and her husband busy. But then Allison's life is thrown upside down.
Things are happening in Allison's life that there is no explanation for or at least no one mortal can explain. Then the unthinkable happens to her and her husband, after a night out she is in a car wreck and remembers nothing.
Now she has a new life and a new love, she now finds out what is wrong with her and why she is so "special".
Now there is biblical references in this book, which I thought was woven in perfectly! The biblical references along with vampires, a twist that you are going oh wow! Made for a perfect vampire story.
The ending was really amazing, as I can see there may be a book two hopefully soon. I can see myself reading more from this author in the future, as she is great at telling a story.

Original review on the blog "A Little Bit of R&R"
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I liked that this book offered a different perspective to the traditional vampire story. The descriptive writing kept my interest.
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I've read just one other series that was similar to this one, so it was an interesting read, twist and turns I wasn't expecting. Who is the good guys/bad guys, who you think is good maybe isn't and bad vise versa. questions, questions... I fell sorry for Allison her whole life changes no friends no family and unsure who to trust. Good read, great price (free on bookbub).
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Reviewed by Bex 'n' Books' amazing Justine.

The Descendant' by Kelley Grealis is not your every day vamp book. But what it is, is easily one of the best written books, I have read in a while.

Kelley Grealis' flow and weaving of the back-story into the current time was very effectively created and developed. `The Descendant' is most definitely a serious read. Be prepared and get yourselves ready for that. There's absolutely no YA vampire fluff here.

Kelley Grealis successfully had me crying before I made it to chapter four, and pissed by chapter nine as I started to figure things out. This really was a rollercoaster of a book that struck a nerve on so many amazing levels. As for the ending - you know I am a stickler for an ending - Kelley Grealis did me proud! She successfully gave me an ending that left me feeling fulfilled with a clear conclusion, while leaving a crack of an opening for more. Bravo! 4.5 fairies!

This book was received from the author for free in exchange for an honest review.
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