Jan 23, 2013

Book Tour & Review: Blood Shadows by Lindsay L. Pryor

Book Description:

Blood Shadows
Blackthorn Series Book One
Genre:            Paranormal Romance
Publisher:      Bookouture
Cover Artist:  Henry Steadman


For vengeance - would you trust a vampire? For justice - could you betray your family?
For love - are you ready to question everything you believe in?

Gifted with the ability to read the shadows of ‘third species’ beings, Caitlin Parish is the Vampire Control Unit’s most powerful agent. Despite that, her mission to hunt down Kane Malloy – a master vampire – comes with a death wish. Many have tried, but few have survived.

For Caitlin, tracking Kane is about more than just professional reputation. With her parents both mysteriously killed 7 years apart to the day, Caitlin knows that without Kane’s help she is next.

She has four days to make a deal with the wicked, the irresistible, the treacherous Kane Malloy. The vampire who despises everything she stands for.
Or die.

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Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor

Blood Shadows

by Lindsay J. Pryor

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My Review:

Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor is a must read!  It's the first book in the Blackthorn series.  Pryor's writing style flowed smoothly and grabbed my attention immediately.  She created a complex dystopian society where third species (vampires and lycans) are discriminated against by humans.  They live in their own communities and the borders between communities is guarded by law enforcement.  Of course, a special group of law enforcement, called Third Species Control Divisions,  was created to oversee the third species crimes.  This concept is creative and different from other paranormal books I've read lately.  

Throughout the book, I fell in love with the characters, Caitlin and Kane.  Caitlin's character began as a strong female character working in a profession where only men are expected to excel.  She is driven by her past and her need to know what murdered her parents. Her goal is to capture, Kane.  He is a master vampire accused of horrible crimes against humans and other third species.   Her interest in Kane is not only job related. She believes he has information about what killed her parents.  The relationship between Caitlin and Kane grows in intensity throughout the book.   Pryor does an amazing job in showing different levels of emotions in both characters.  Both characters developed walls of steel around their hearts to prevent themselves from future heart ache.  However, their walls soon start to crumble. 

In conclusion, I highly recommend Blood Shadows.  As I am finishing writing this review, I keep thinking how Blood Shadows is an excellent example of how human beings fear what they don't understand.  However, when you take the time to learn more about each other (like Caitlin and Kane did), you actually find out you are more similar than different.  

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the Blackthorn series, Blood Rose, due to be released in the Spring 2013.  I am excited to learn more about Blackthorn, the prophecy, and other vampire and lycan characters.   

I was provided a copy of Blood Shadows by the author for an honest review. 

About the Author:

Lindsay J. Pryor is a British Paranormal Romance author who writes dark, intense stories set in the dystopian world of Blackthorn. Her trademark powerful vampire heroes and utterly combustible sensual romances have earned Lindsay comparisons with both J.R Ward and Sherrilyn Kenyon. A finalist in Mills & Boon’s New Voices competition in both 2010 and 2011, Lindsay has already proved a smash hit with readers. Comments like “Utterly captivating”, “Jaw-droppingly good”, “Awesome”, “I forgot to blink”, “The sexual tension is off the charts”, “I nearly fainted when he removed her belt”, “I drooled on my keyboard” and even “Tell Kane he can have my soul RIGHT NOW!” convinced Lindsay she just might have what it took to become a published author. With the launch of Blood Shadows, that dream is now a reality. Her journey to published author though has been a long one. Lindsay has been creating stories since she was nine years old, when she quickly decided that fantasy was more interesting than reality. She thought she’d grow out of it but hasn’t yet. Despite years of bashing out stories on an old typewriter, it was the death of her father in 2007 that finally convinced Lindsay to try and become a published author. “One of the last things my dad said to me was to do what I wanted to do in life. After he passed away, I pulled out all my scribbles from over the years and got back to writing what I loved most – paranormal romance.” If reviews are anything to go by, it was a journey well worth making.




  1. This books sounds great and I think it's one of the best reviews I've read from you! :)

  2. Cover makes it look scary! Great review!

  3. Fantastic review. Love the cover. Adding to my growing TBR.