Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today’s college graduates; she’s neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a 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.
I was immediately fond of the main character, Skye. She’s an easy character to like and cheer for. What was really refreshing about her character in particular was her reaction to the situations that she found herself in; it’s exactly how I would like to react; however, I don’t think I’d show so much self-control around Archer *purr*.
Yes, I did indeed purr, Archer is that delicious! In fact, both key male characters, Archer and Jameson are such lovely, sexy characters. J.L McCoy developed their relationships and characters very well, and between these two gorgeous men there’s a healthy balance of testosterone.
The novel progressed at a good pace, with lots of lovely action and second guessing. I did however shout out loud (at 1am much to the displeasure of my poor hubby) when I reached the cliff-hanger ending. And what an ending! It successfully made me eager to read book two ‘Sins of the Father’.
I really enjoyed Blood of the Son and highly recommend it to readers who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy, especially those who love a healthy dose of sexy. 4 stars.
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Look at the lovely goodies up for grabs. How awesome are these prizes!
|1 x Large Swag Pack|
- A signed Blood of the Son paperback
- A Sins of the Father key chain
- PVIP wristband
- An I love Jameson OR I love Archer women's t-shirt.
|5 x Small Swag Packs|
- Book 1 & 2 bookmark
- 2 sticker sheets
- PVIP-Mausoleum wristband