Welcome To Blackthorn by Lindsay J. Pryor
Sixteen years ago, walking home late one night, I got lost in an isolated, run-down part of a city where I’d resided less than a month. Phoneless, alone and with no one expecting me home, it was a mistake I never repeated. But one good thing came out of what was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life – my Blackthorn series was born. The first of the series was published just a few weeks ago…
The concept behind the series…
In an alternative future, the third species (hominids such as vampires and lycans) resolved to openly proclaim their existence, only to be faced with an abundant number of humans who were fearful for the safety of themselves and their families. Something had to be done.
A human-only Global Council was formed to define the new social structure and set up global laws in managing this. All third species were defined as second-class citizens until they proved themselves to be as low risk as they claimed. ‘Locales’ replaced previously divisible villages, towns, cities and states so that humans and third species could be segregated. Humans were given opportunities and options. Third species had all of theirs taken away.
Decades later, the world is still controlled by humans who rule over vampires with an iron fist. Society is divided and ‘third species’ remain both feared and discriminated against.
Unfortunately for them, whispers of vampire prophecies foretelling of the overthrowing of the human regime has not helped their plight. In fact, it’s only given the Global Council more reason to maintain divisions, especially as they’re already dubious that the ‘third species’ self-disclosure was part of those very prophecies humans need to ensure never come into fruition.
The heart of Blackthorn…
Blackthorn is the nucleus of one such locale – the polluted, over-populated, rotten core where vampires and other third species are forced to live with convicted human criminals unfit to mingle in society. It is a melting pot, a subsequent hive of social unrest, managed by an elite team of human agents with ambiguous intent.
This dark and dystopian backdrop is the setting for intense and dark forbidden romances – romances that will not only impact on the fate of humankind, but also on the fate of the ‘third species’ who have spent far too long waiting for their time.
Blood Shadows is the first of those romances.
Blackthorn Series Book One
Lindsay J. Pryor
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 380
Word Count: 117,000
Cover Artist: Henry Steadman
Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/PKxHJfXeqW0
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.
You can read the first three chapters on Scribd for free:
Check Out What Readers Have to Say About Blood Shadows:
“Lindsay J. Pryor easily earns a place alongside Paranormal Romance's best writers!” ~ Michele Hauf
“An incredible voice for paranormal.” ~ Rhyannon Byrd
“I drooled on my keyboard.”
“Wow! This is just soooo good.”
“Flawless, tight, sensual, electrifying!”
“Tell Kane he can have my soul RIGHT NOW!”
“Every moment was dripping with tension.”
“I forgot to blink.”
“Girl, you can WRITE! And you can write sexxxy!”
“I nearly fainted when he removed her belt.”
“The sexual tension is off the charts.”
“After Kenyon’s Zarek, I thought I’d never fall for another bad boy again...”
“Jaw-droppingly good... I’d want to shout ‘Bite Me!’”
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.