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Blood Roses (Blackthorn Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Lindsay J. Pryor
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Book Description

“She was supposed to kill vampires, not save them. Those were the rules. That was the lore.”

A rare and powerful witch whose blood is lethal to vampires, Leila has always viewed her serryn abilities as a curse. After seeing her mother slaughtered as a child, Leila longs for a safe, quiet life.

That wish is shattered by Caleb Dehain – a vampire with a dark past and a darker heart. The most feared serryn hunter of his generation, Caleb now needs the help of one of the witches he despises to save his dying brother.

A serryn who has no reason to help him. Except that he has her sister.

Caleb and Leila are each other’s worst nightmare – but the slow-burning spark of attraction between them is undeniable. Will Leila’s blood be his damnation? Or could her kiss be his salvation?

Combining sizzling passion and dark, sinfully seductive vampire heroes, Lindsay J. Pryor's writing is an exciting new find for those who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy.

If you're a fan of J.R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian, Jeaniene Frost, Kelley Armstrong, Christine Feehan or Kresley Cole then you'll love Lindsay J. Pryor's books too.

Praise for Blood Roses

'Blood Roses was an awesome continuation of the Blackthorn series. Not only are Pryor’s characters and fathomlessly dark love stories fabulous, but her continual world building of Blackthorn blows me away. Blood Roses is a highly recommended read!

‘It pulls no punches, its heroes are on the edge, and its sex scenes are off the charts.'

‘I felt as much a part of the emotional rollercoaster the characters themselves. Needless to say, I devoured the book in a single sitting! After reading the first two books of the Blackthorn series I am definitely on the Lindsay Pryor fan bandwagon!’

This is a deliciously dark book. This isn't your typical happily ever after story, and I think that's what drew me to the series in the first place. This is the second book I've read, and I honestly think it's better than the first.’ RomFan Reviews

‘…paranormal romance mixed with urban fantasy the way I like it - clever world-building, intense characters and no easy options for them to take.’ Nocturnal Book Reviews

The Blackthorn Series.

  1. Blood Shadows

  2. Blood Roses

  3. Blood Torn

  4. Blood Deep

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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. Lindsay loves to hear from readers - visit her at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1555 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bookouture; 1 edition (23 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,457 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lindsay J. Pryor writes dark, intense, multi-layered Gothic paranormal romance set in the dystopian world of Blackthorn.

Blackthorn really captured the imagination of Lindsay's publisher as a fantastically vivid and complex world, one which readers will utterly lose themselves in. She paints this multi-layered world effortlessly, and uses it as the setting for intense forbidden romances.

Discovered after being a twice-finalist in an international writing competiton, Lindsay was handpicked as the launch author for fast-growing publisher, Bookouture.

Lindsay's Blackthorn series regularly tops Amazon's U.S. and U.K Gothic romance charts. Books from her series have also reached number 1 in four sub-genres of paranormal romance, as well as being a number 1 'Most Wished For' paranormal romance on Amazon UK. She has been a Top 50 bestseller (#47) in's main kindle charts and has skirted the Top 100 on Amazon UK. The first three Blackthorn books are also now available on audio via Tantor Media.

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.

Lindsay holds an honours science degree in Psychology and Communication, is a qualified Psychology lecturer and English teacher. She taught for eighteen years before becoming a full-time author. She's intrigued by mythology, likes to relax watching films, and is a keen supporter of animal welfare. Lindsay was born and grew up in Wales but now lives in the South West of England with her husband, their rescue bunny and a plethora of wild woodland creatures.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, dark and delicious! 15 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Lindsay and her Blackthorn series. In a world where everyone wants their vampires to sparkle and be, well, just howdy-doody piano playing perfection, the Blackthorn series grabs hold of contemporary vampire portrayal by the balls, rips out its throat and hangs it from the highest building. So let that be a lesson to you all, okay?

There's no doubt the Blackthorn vampires are sexy, but they're eternally dark, often cruel and more dangerous than a pit full of angry vipers. You think you'd survive a night in the polluted, sweat-drenched, vampire infested Blackthorn? Leila, Lindsay's new feisty flame-haired heroine, knows the dangers of Blackthorn only too well and also knows that the likelihood of getting out of there alive is no mean feat, but with her beloved sister Alisha apparently in the clutches of some vamps, Leila has no choice but to venture into the one place she knows she shouldn't go.

Leila is no ordinary Summerton gal, in fact shes's not even an ordinary witch, she's a serryn and that makes her potentially as dangerous to vampires as they are to her, so it's no wonder that Caleb Dehain isn't about to let her leave town anytime soon.

Discovered and captured by one very dangerous, dark and most-certainly brooding vampire, Leila soon finds herself embroiled in the midst of Prophecy and in a fight to prove to Caleb that she isn't the killer he believes her to be. A growing and unwanted attraction to her captor soon means Leila is fighting for so much more than her very precious soul; she's fighting to keep hold of her heart too and it's not a battle that she seems likely to win.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wow *contains spoilers* 14 May 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This is the second book in the Blackthorn series but it stands alone. What I loved most about this book was the hero, Caleb. As you will gather from other reviews, he is a very naughty boy. Some of his actions did cross the line, but that is why I loved it. The author took risks and it paid off. In less skilled hands it could have been a disaster. There was one sex scene in particular that was very intense. At one point Caleb covers Laila's mouth with his hand. The author was able to capture the plethora of emotion that would be involved with such a scene, and more importantly she stayed true to her characters. I would recommend this book to any one who like their paranormal steamy and their heroes so bad they're good.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic series 22 Jun. 2013
By Sally
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I absolutely love this series and I can't wait to read the next book. Please hurry up and release it Ms Pryor! I have enjoyed reading both Blackthorn books and look forward to reading Sophia and Jask's story. Perhaps we'll get to meet the delectable Kane and Caleb again?? These books are darkly intense paranormal romances/ thrillers. I love the way they actually have a great story and believable world rather than some of the fluffy rubbish you get spoon fed in this genre! Well worth a read, however I recommend reading book 1 first to avoid spoilers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Roses -Beauty and Thorns 23 May 2013
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I make no apologies I'm an avid fan of Lindsay J Pryor's Blackthorn. Blood Shadows: Blackthorn Book One: 1 the first book in the series enthralled me.Blood Roses: 1 (Blackthorn) is equally mesmerising. The story stands alone as a snapshot of life in Blackthorn but is more powerful if you read 'Blood Shadows' first.

Leila is a multifaceted character;sister,woman and Serryn a special kind of witch who hates the vampire race and whose blood kills them horrifically. Leila answers a call for help from her youngest sister and finds herself in Blackthorn. The start of a rollercoaster of events.

Caleb is a powerful vampire whose reputation precedes him. He knows all about Serryn witches and has good reasons to hate them. Caleb is a true anti hero but so much more.In the beginning he is a sexy vampire with a sadistic streak. By the end of the book I felt sorry for him. He is as much a prisoner of circumstances as he makes Leila and in my opinion she is the stronger of the two.

The characters are absorbing and the world building so intricate and intense I could actually visualise Blackthorn in vivid detail.
My favourite book of the year. Blood Roses (Blackthorn)

Can't wait for 'Blood Torn'
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent addition to the series 27 April 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the second book in the authors Blackthorn series, the first being Blood Shadows, which I previously reviewed.

I loved the first book, and being told that this one would follow a different story did concern me as I loved Kane and Caitlin. But I needn't have worried.

Blood Roses starts with a frantic telephone call from one sister to another. Alisha has been captured by vampires in Blackthorn, and needs her sister Leila to come and get her, bringing with her a book. This book was handed down to Leila by her grandfather, and holds secrets no-one outside the family should discover.

Leila soon finds out that all is not as it seems when she does what her sister asks of her. What she discovers will change both of their lives forever, as well as the lives of others around them.

Leila finds herself with a cruel vampire, Caleb, someone who previously hunted down witches with special powers, those called serryns. He quickly realises that Leila is, in fact, a serryn. But she has fought against her serryn blood, leading her life in isolation, going against all that she was born to be.

The story quickly becomes something far more when they discover that fate didn't bring them together. They were, in fact, destined to find each other. Their lives have always been inextricably linked, and finding themselves in the situation they have ended up in was not just a random coincidence. Other forces are at work behind the scenes, forcing them both to accept the inevitable.

But can that future be changed? Can they find another way? Or will destiny play the cruelest trick on them both, forcing them to follow their predetermined destiny, regardless of their feelings?

I cannot say how much I love this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very gripping story that kept me riveted from start to finish.
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Not as good as 'Blood Shadows' but a good enough read
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In this dark and sinister world of Blackthorn were the vampires have little or no redeeming features Leila is manipulated in to going there to save Jake, his brother Caleb is... Read more
Published 2 months ago by lonegunwoman
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, couldn't put it down.
This book was fast paced, exciting and the character's were, dark, damaged but hot hot hot! Can't wait wait to read about Jask, who first was introduced in Lindsay's first book.
Published 2 months ago by kathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five well deserved stars.
O.M.G .l am absolutely blown away with this book.l just hope all the books are as good as this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good not great
I read book one and this in the hope that book two would get on with it, as it were, but it didn't and I started to get a little frustrated. Read more
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