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Blood of the Son (Skye Morrison Vampire Series, #1) [Kindle Edition]

J.L. McCoy , V. Cantrell , Heidi Bunting
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today’s college graduates; she’s neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a better paying job. For four years, the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye’s Alma Mater) has satiated her thirst for good music, a revamp in fashion and men – especially local musician, Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at Drop Kick Dan’s bar wasn’t going to cut the slack. A personal life troubled by a hounding ex only made matters worse. Skye was never the damsel in distress type, but when an unexpected public shouting match with her ex turned physical, a savior disguised as a heavenly gorgeous Irishman came to her rescue. Archer Rhys, a businessman with a lot to offer, doesn’t exactly sweep Skye off her feet but she couldn’t help but to be captivated by his ravenous good looks. When Archer makes Skye a lucrative job offer as his personal assistant for his new downtown Austin club, The Mausoleum, she quickly finds out that she may have gotten more than she bargained for.

In this breakout novel, J.L. McCoy takes the reader on an indulgent descent into a modern-day counterculture of nighttime extravagances. Close your eyes, succumb to intense passion, sip a Vampire’s Kiss and let the pounding of the club music overtake you. With animated detail, you’ll find yourself on an unimaginable journey deep into the lair and grasp of Archer Rhys and his mind games. Distracted by Jameson’s charm and blinded by Archer’s allure and generous paycheck, Skye’s new life invokes the reader’s empathy as she’s surrounded in a whirlwind of desire, deceit and even death. Blood of the Son; this isn’t your little sister’s vampire novel.
Approximately 84.020 words

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About the Author

J. L. McCoy resides in the beautifully weird city of Austin, Texas with her opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel and handsome husband Kenny. She has always been a passionate reader and enjoys watching movies, traveling, listening to heavy metal/classic rock/80s music, getting mani/pedis with her girls, and singing karaoke. She loves body art and is hopelessly addicted to Sonic's ice and Route 44 un-sweet raspberry iced tea.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1253 KB
  • Print Length: 235 pages
  • Publisher: J.L. McCoy; 3 edition (30 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good - but could be better 23 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the first of the Skye Morrison series and I had noticed a few people had likened it to the Sookie Stackhouse series. I probably shouldn't have read that opinion before I got to reading this book as I was a bit disappointed.

The plot is very simple, Skye wants a new job and goes to work at the club Archer runs. She thinks he's hot and also finds his brother Jameson attractive, she then finds out they are vampires. The problem exists in that the book is too long, it would have worked as a novella introducing the series as the major plot happens towards the end of the scene. Before that it's all a bit needless and some of the writing seemed a bit stunted. I have read #2 and I enjoyed it more than this one. But everyone has to start somewhere right?

This has possibly been the most difficult book to grade in loveys as I had so much promise for the book which was not the author's fault but anticipation aside, this book could have been a lot shorter and made into a much more appreciated novella to start the series.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Blood of the son Book #1 10 Jan. 2013
By marcar
Format:Kindle Edition
I was reading the other reviews on this book, I thought I had read the wrong book! not that I finished it I tried, but I couldnt do it. It was pure dribble. Badly written, repetitive and if I had to read about that messenger bag and what it contained one more time, and where she put said messenger bag! and I could not forget styvi nix her dog chasing butterflies in the garden, think she had more character than the vampires. If you are looking for a good read please go elsewhere.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3 Stars 10 Oct. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Skye is desperate to find a better paid job so she can pay off her student loan debt, so when the perfect opportunity comes along, for her to work for Archer Rhys in his `soon to be finished', club, she jumps at the chance. Trouble is, Skye thinks Archer is pretty hot, and he just happens to be the brother of Jameson who she also finds attractive. Everything becomes even more complicated when she discovers both men are vampires and Archer is privy to every thought she has.

Okay, I hate to make comparisons to other vampire stories, but ... mind reading? Aarrgghh it is getting so old. I know a fresh take on an old theme is getting harder and harder to do, especially with sooooo many vampire series' out there, but to give the vampire an ability that another very popular vampire has, is really not a great idea when the other said book is still so fresh in peoples minds. It just opens this book up to complaints about similarities.

Blood of the son is not a total disaster, it is a little slow and not a lot happens through most of the book, but I get the impression it is just setting the scene for future a very long winded way! I think maybe 20 or 30,000 words less would have been sufficient to do this and we wouldn't have been any less knowledgeable at the end of it. I'm not a big fan of cliff-hangers but can say that I wasn't sufficiently attached to this story to be too bothered by this one...or maybe it's because I do have book two sat waiting for me to read so all I have to do is turn the page to find out what happens next!

I am hoping that book 2 in the series is a little more exciting and carries on the story that eventually started at the end of this book.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction to a new Series 24 July 2013
By nabalie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Skye Morrison has just finished her Degree and like most people is yet to find a job that will use it but she needs to earn a better wage than her waitressing job is paying her to repay her student debt.
An unfortunate run in with her unstable ex Jesse leads to a promising job opportunity at a new club opening so with nothing to lose she has an intereview with the sexy Archer Rhys at the Mausoleum and lands an extremely well paid job as the executive.

In one day she chats up the front man of a band she loves and gets employed by the most beautiful man shes ever met but things are never simple and she soon sees that these men have a connection that she knows she shouldnt get in the middle of but when their both pursuing her it's hard to say no...especially when their vampires.

Skye is a great leading lady. She's strong, indepedant and a little quirky with her music tastes and dress sense.

Jameson and Archer both want her but treat her completely different so in a way you want her to pick both just because of the different personality traits they have.

Skye and the story did remind me alot of Anita Blake so found it really hard not to compare alot and the niggly little things that put me off that story did get me slightly frustrated with this one. For example, all the vampires were gorgeous men who automatically faniced her and thought she was amazing and she stood upto them where most women would be a simpering mess. Just too perfect of a scenario for me.
Plus the only female rival who happened to be attractive aswell was portrayed as a bitch because she didn't like Skye going after her man so I actually quite liked Aeoif for that fact as women should be able to loath or like each other in a book without the main woman being seem as a victim.

I did enjoy it but apart from the last chapters this book mainly introduced the characters and their budding relationships.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars dulllll 30 Oct. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
im sorry but what the heck. i have never before read such dribble! i had to stop after chapter 2. skye is not a realistic or interesting charactor and the dialog is far from witty.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Skye's love.
Skye loved her job but had to get a better paying one. Up comes Archer end his brother Jameson. From that moment on everything changes for Skye and to top it off they're Vampires. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars I've one clicked book 2
I've just read this book in one sitting... Wow loved it, kept me on my toes all the way through. So many hot men after one woman, I wondered which way she would go.... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Vampy
4.0 out of 5 stars Read the series.
Read the series that's all I can say. Really good read. I loved them. Couldn't put them down. Read them yourselves. That's all I can say.
Published 20 months ago by book lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood of the Son (Skye Morrison Vampire Series book 1)
Great book, first few chapters set up the story with great detail,really drew u in. Then started to change by giving little bits of information about the other characters and... Read more
Published on 11 July 2013 by L Gilson
2.0 out of 5 stars Okay
Very disappointed in this book. Lacked depth, both in characters and plot. Easy read and is more like a teen's book.
Published on 7 May 2013 by Mrs M V Wyrill
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vampire tale
This is an entertaining book, which ends on a cliffhanger so that you have no choice but to read the next instalment. Read more
Published on 6 April 2013 by jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally loved it!!!!!
This book has it all, vampires, wolves, romance, action & a love triangle. Skye is a strong & stuborn heroine. Archer & Jamison are HOT! Read more
Published on 1 Mar. 2013 by colreillyuk
4.0 out of 5 stars awesome
i read this book by chance and have been hooked ever since its capturing and enthralling however i think they could be longer but i dont mind as they are not long waits between the... Read more
Published on 9 Feb. 2013 by SJM
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
I got this book when it was free and from the moment i started it i couldn't put it down i loved this book. Read more
Published on 12 Oct. 2012 by S. Atkin
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