The Descendant Synopsis
Mortal death or eternal damnation? If those were your choices, which would you choose?
Allison Carmichael is frustrated with the doctors who can’t diagnose her seemingly common ailments. Her frustrations are further compounded by her inability to discover her life’s calling, a purpose she desperately desires yet which has eluded her for thirty years.
A car wreck throws Allison into a life she doesn’t recognize filled with vampires, centuries-old secrets, betrayal, and vengeful enemies she never knew existed.
When Allison discovers the source of her ailments and the truth about her biblical lineage, she wishes she hadn’t searched so hard for the answers she thought she wanted.
Faced with an impossible decision – sacrifice her mortal life or damn her soul for eternity – which will Allison choose?
And can she decide before the choice is made for her?
THE DESCENDANT – A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions
Im not a huge fan of paranormal reads so when I choose one to read…I’m very picky. What really won me over was Kelley saying that she wanted a certain kind of vampire story and couldn’t find it, so she decided to write her own. She decided to write a story that included how the vampire came about. Yup, I was intrigued. I had to know.
I absolutely loved her version. She made it so interesting. I was hooked on the storyline and really liked how things were described. The detail was amazing and didn’t slow down the pace of the story at all. I could clearly picture how the story was unfolding and didn’t have to wonder what was going on. I did, however, keeping wondering what was going to happen next. Not once was I able to guess what was going to happen. Kelley had me surprised and shocked and completely blown away with all of the twists and turns. I was amazed and I loved not being able to figure out what was around the corner. It really kept me turning the pages and I even noticed myself reading faster.
I really liked Allison. I felt so sorry for her in the beginning of the book. I wanted so badly to help her. I really liked the connection that Allison and Matt shared. So sweet. I can’t pin point it, but I really really loved Matt and want more of him. Vincent…I had a like/dislike relationship with him. There just was something that I didn’t trust about him. At first, I liked him. He came off as the mysterious bad boy type. I wanted to get to know him more. Even as dreamy as he was, he never really grew on me. Probably because I liked Matt so much. There are at least 2 more books to come, so maybe he will grow on me. It’s happened before, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it happened again.
If you have ever been interested in vampires, a little romance, and of course action packed storylines…I highly recommend this series.
I knew I wasn’t dying. At least that was what the other doctors had said. But what I didn’t know, and neither did any of those other doctors, was the cause of my symptoms. In fact, those supposed specialists had all declared me to be perfectly healthy and viewed my symptoms with skepticism. But I knew they were mistaken; there was something wrong with me.’
The Search (Book 2 in The Descendant Vampire Series)
Allison Carmichael is thirsty for blood and hungry for answers.
Lured away from her illicit extracurricular activities by news about her kidnapped husband, Allison rejoins her adopted family that’s promised to help her find him. Allison’s search is detoured, however, by sinister vampire politics, the seeming good will of her fanged family, and the return of her nemesis. Circumstances unfold that shatter the foundation of her world.
In order to successfully play the game she has been thrust into, Allison must battle loss and betrayal and accept unexpected love.
THE SEARCH is on for answers, but when answers are found, will they be what Allison was looking for?
I thought I was hooked with book 1, I think its safe to say this book made it an addiction. The Search picks up where The Descendant leaves off. The Search has so much more action and fast paced drama. Edge of your seat suspenseful drama. Its AMAZING!!!! Take a look at the excerpt below. That has to be one of the most awesome ‘What the……’ moments of the book. Totally sneaks up on you and then BAM! It so wasn’t an answer I thought was coming. And its just the very beginning. I cant say much more without giving anything away. This series is brilliant! You have to one-click asap! Im ‘patiently’ waiting on the edge of my seat for book 3. Oh I can just imagine the things that could happen there!
“I’ve already told you once and I’m going to tell you again – no. Now please get off the property before I call the police.”
Gabriela tried closing the door again but my foot didn’t budge. I stared directly into her eyes. “You will let me into this house,” I commanded, but Gabriela’s eyes didn’t react to my persuasion. I was confused as to what was going on; this had worked on every human I had tried it on. “You will let me in this house.”
I tilted my head in disbelief and Gabriela mockingly tilted her head back at me. I removed my foot from the doorway but had no intention of letting her shut me out. I was going to let her think for the slightest of moments that she had won this argument. I turned to walk away when I heard, “Ali-gator.”
I turned around and as Gabriela was shutting the door asked, “What did you just say?”
Gabriela rattled off something in Spanish before saying, “I didn’t say anything.”
“Yes you did. You whispered ‘Ali-gator.’”
“Um, no I didn’t.” “My husband used to call me that.”
“Okay lady, you’re losing your mind.” She twirled her finger next to her temple as she whistled cuckoo.
If I could have breathed fire I would have in that moment. I charged Gabriela but before I could reach her I felt like I had hit a brick wall. I placed my hands out in front of me but they couldn’t cross the threshold. Gabriela’s smirk irritated me.
“I told you I wouldn’t let you enter,” she taunted and slammed the door.
About Kelley Grealis
What do most people do when they go through a midlife crisis – buy a sports car or get a makeover? Not Kelley Grealis. Her career midlife crisis reignited her passion for creative writing.
A worker-bee by day, writer by night, Kelley is the author of The Descendant Vampire Series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats, riding her Harley, enjoying what few days of sunshine there are in Cleveland, and dreaming up the next story she wants to tell. Kelley is a graduate of both Baldwin Wallace College and Cleveland State University. Connect with her at http://www.KelleyGrealis.com
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