Monday, March 17, 2014

Review Tour and Giveaway - The Descendant Vampire Series



The Descendant Synopsis

Mortal death or eternal damnation? If those were your choices, which would you choose?
Allison Carmichael is frustrated with the doctors who can’t diagnose her seemingly common ailments. Her frustrations are further compounded by her inability to discover her life’s calling, a purpose she desperately desires yet which has eluded her for thirty years. 
A car wreck throws Allison into a life she doesn’t recognize filled with vampires, centuries-old secrets, betrayal, and vengeful enemies she never knew existed.


When Allison discovers the source of her ailments and the truth about her biblical lineage, she wishes she hadn’t searched so hard for the answers she thought she wanted.
 Faced with an impossible decision  sacrifice her mortal life or damn her soul for eternity  which will Allison choose?


And can she decide before the choice is made for her?



THE DESCENDANT  A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions



Excerpt

I knew I wasn’t dying. At least that was what the other doctors had said. But what I didn’t know, and neither did any of those other doctors, was the cause of my symptoms. In fact, those supposed specialists had all declared me to be perfectly healthy and viewed my symptoms with skepticism. But I knew they were mistaken; there was something wrong with me.'

                                       

Review for "The Descendant"

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I was not sure what to expect as I usually don't read vampire stories.

The story starts at a slow pace as the back-story and setting is put into place.  Once the story gets going there is no letting go. It is action packed to say the least - the fight scene of Allison and Luscious is NOT to be missed.
A new spin is put on the biblical story of Cain and the Garden of Eden.

A well written, unique story with a good flow. Simply put this story is AMAZING. 



Book synopsis: 
The Search (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series)
Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers.
Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that’s promised to help her find him. Allison's search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis. Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world.
In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love.
THE SEARCH is on for answers, but when answers are found, will they be what Allison was looking for?

Excerpt

“I’ve already told you once and I’m going to tell you again – no. Now please get off the property before I call the police.”
Gabriela tried closing the door again but my foot didn’t budge. I stared directly into her eyes. “You will let me into this house,” I commanded, but Gabriela’s eyes didn’t react to my persuasion. I was confused as to what was going on; this had worked on every human I had tried it on. “You will let me in this house.”
“No…I…won’t.”
I tilted my head in disbelief and Gabriela mockingly tilted her head back at me. I removed my foot from the doorway but had no intention of letting her shut me out. I was going to let her think for the slightest of moments that she had won this argument. I turned to walk away when I heard, “Ali-gator.”
I turned around and as Gabriela was shutting the door asked, “What did you just say?”
Gabriela rattled off something in Spanish before saying, “I didn’t say anything.”
“Yes you did. You whispered ‘Ali-gator.’”
“Um, no I didn’t.” “My husband used to call me that.”
“Okay lady, you’re losing your mind.” She twirled her finger next to her temple as she whistled cuckoo.
If I could have breathed fire I would have in that moment. I charged Gabriela but before I could reach her I felt like I had hit a brick wall. I placed my hands out in front of me but they couldn’t cross the threshold. Gabriela’s smirk irritated me.
“I told you I wouldn’t let you enter,” she taunted and slammed the door.

                                     

Review for "The Search"

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The  Search picks up where The Descendant left off.  There is no lag, no delay - the AWESOMENESS continues.

There is in depth character development - flaws are seen as the outwardly perfection remains. Explanations are given as to why things happened in the Descendant.
This story deals with Allison's struggles and assimilation into the world of vampires. There is the hunt for prey but in no way is it graphic or gory - its survival. The assimilation from the mortal to immortal world is clearly depicted.  You feel the emotion and understand the turn of events. There is some romance definitely no horror.

Kelley Grealis' method of storytelling is refreshing and clever. Very well thought out and engaging.


About Kelley Grealis 
What do most people do when they go through a midlife crisis – buy a sports car or get a makeover? Not Kelley Grealis. Her career midlife crisis reignited her passion for creative writing.
A worker-bee by day, writer by night, Kelley is the author of The Descendant Vampire Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, riding her Harley, enjoying what few days of sunshine there are in Cleveland, and dreaming up the next story she wants to tell. Kelley is a graduate of both Baldwin Wallace College and Cleveland State University. Connect with her at http://www.KelleyGrealis.com
Kelley Grealis
Author of The Descendant Vampire Series

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3 comments:

  1. THANK YOU for the fang-tastic reviews! I'm glad you enjoyed both books. I appreciate your support!!

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