Flora’s Mini Book Reviews… Blood Shadows (Blackthorn #1) by Lindsay J Pryor

Hello Avid Readers,

Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review, I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans, so I should really post those smaller reviews on here too, right?

I had originally bought this book as the author was listed as attending RARE19 in London, however, she had to pull out of the event so I won’t get to meet her this year. 😦

However, today, I still want to share my thoughts about…


Blood Shadows (Blackthorn #1) by Lindsay J Pryor

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.


Lindsay J Pryor is a new-to-me author but after reading this I’m kicking myself that I didn’t come across her sooner. I loved this book.

I loved Ms Pryor’s writing style; the fantasy world that she’s created, the complexities of her characters, the pace of her plot and the way she kept me second guessing motives and what would happen next.

The romance aspect between our main characters, Caitlin and Kane is not only unusual but highly emotive. I became drawn into their story and couldn’t stop reading. There are plenty of twists and lots of surprises.

I downloaded the narration by Anne Flosnik and was blown away by her performance; the way she read the narrative, the tonal variations she used during the different scenes and the voices she gave the characters. Perfect.

I will definitely be reading the next book in this series


Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini review. I hope I’ve sparked your interest.

Bye for now,

Flora x

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