Mini-Review: Blood Shadows (Blackthorn #1) by Lindsay J Pryor

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Hello Avid Readers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Blood Shadows (Blackthorn #1) by Lindsay J Pryor.

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?

What’s Blood Shadows about?

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Mini-Review: Blood Shadows (Blackthorn #1) by Lindsay J PryorMy Rating:
Title: Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor
Series: Blackthorn #1
Published by Bookouture on 27 November, 2012
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Length: 11 hours 54minutes
No. of Pages: 380

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.

Source: Bought
Review Format: Audiobook, eBook
Purchase Links: Books2Read - Universal eBook Link ¦ Amazon* ¦ Audible* ¦*

I’d originally bought this book as Lindsay 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. 🙁

What did I think about it?

An Addictive Start To This Dark Paranormal Romance

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.

About Lindsay J. Pryor

Author - Lindsay J. Pryor

Lindsay J. Pryor is a speculative fiction author published by Hachette U.K. Her dark, gritty and complex dystopian BLACKTHORN series has achieved numerous Gothic and PNR Amazon number ones both in the UK and the US. Her spin-off LOWTOWN standalone novels are underway as well as her upcoming romantic Gothic horror.

Quickly deciding that fantasy was more interesting than reality, Lindsay has been creating stories since she was nine years old. She holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and Communication and is a qualified Psychology lecturer and English teacher. She taught for eighteen years before becoming a full-time author.

Lindsay was born and grew up in Wales and now lives in South West England with her husband and a plethora of wild woodland creatures.
To find out more about Lindsay and her books, please visit her website:

BLACKTHORN is published by Bookouture. Her LOWTOWN novels are being published by Piatkus (Little, Brown Book Group).

About Anne Flosnik

Narrator - Anne Flosnik

Anne Flosnik is an accomplished British actress based in the D.C. Metro area, with lead credits for stage, TV, commercials, voiceovers & audio books.

Anne is an "audiobook accent specialist." Her parents came from the South of Ireland, and she grew up in the North of England. Accents include all British accents, Scottish, Irish-North & South, Welsh, Australian, New Zealand, South African, Standard & Southern American, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.

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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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(3) Comments

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  3. I think I have this on my kindle, but I’ll have to see if I can try the audio from Hoopla. Glad to hear this is a good book!

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