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Blood Deep’s First Week

Some readers are saying Blood Deep is the best Blackthorn book yet. Others are putting it on a par with the first three in the series. My relief is just immense that you are enjoying your latest Blackthorn instalment so much! Thank you hugely to everyone who continues to send their comments and messages through to me.

ABOVE: A SNIPPET OF MY FACEBOOK PAGE THIS WEEK, FEATURING SOME OF MY AWESOME SUPPORTERS

 

I must admit, I wasn’t planning on writing an update until Friday, but that all changed when something arrived in the post today that I just had to share with you. This beautiful ‘Blood Deep’ necklace is a gift from a fan in the U.S. that arrived via my publisher this morning. Just a tad bigger than my thumbnail, this little book locket even opens like the real thing!

As you can imagine, I was absolutely overwhelmed. What an incredible keepsake to mark the release of book four. Kat, I am deeply appreciative. I LOVE it.

 

As for the rest of the week, I’m thrilled to say Blood Deep has held its own in Amazon.com’s Gothic Romance chart most of the week, rarely shifting from the No. 1 spot. And, as you can see, the reviews are coming through. Thank you to every reader who has rated and reviewed it. I really appreciate your time.

 

But the reviews aren’t just coming through on Amazon. There have been three more reviews from bloggers too during the course of the week.

Veena at The Author Visits has given it a wonderful 4 stars. This review does contain some significant spoilers though, so be careful if you haven’t read Blood Deep yet!

“Blood Deep does not disappoint and I am looking forward to book five in The Blackthorn Series… I can’t wait to see how the story lines converge and conclude in the future… My rating? A must read. If you haven’t picked up The Blackthorn Series, what are you waiting for?”

Huge thanks, Veena!

 

Blackthorn has received its first ever 10/10 rating from author, blogger and reviewer, Charles Phipps. I’m a fan of all of Charles’ reviews (his blog is awesome for Sci-fi, Fantasy and Horror fans). This one, just like all his others, doesn’t fail to bring his unique and insightful take on Blackthorn. There are a few minor spoilers in this one too though, so be careful!

“The Blackthorn novels are my favorite Paranormal Romance series. Period… I really liked this book, arguably as much as any other in the series if not more so. This is one of those rare series I think which may get better the further you get into it…”

Thank you so much, Charles!

 

And today, Tracey Rogers (Author and super-fan) wrote a fabulous 5 star review for her latest journey into Blackthorn. No spoilers with this one!

“The Blackthorn series is simply getting more and more addictive, with a plot that gets stronger and more compelling with each page turn. It’s hard to compare all the books in the series as the author offers something fresh in each one of them, while maintaining the integrity of the world building of Blackthorn… Lindsay J. Pryor doesn’t just glide over boundaries, she tramples right over them… a stunning read. The darkest and sexiest yet. Pure genius!”

I loved it, Tracey. Thank you!

 

I’d also like to say a BIG thank you to Shani at Paranormal Book Club for her shout-out on Facebook about Blood Deep‘s release last Friday. Shani has already given the first three books rave reviews. Fingers crossed she enjoys Blood Deep as much!

 

And I’ll finish with a HUGE thank you to Maryse at Maryse’s Book Blog for announcing Blood Deep‘s release too. Some of you may remember I had a mention on there back last year when Ilsa Madden-Mills (NYT and USA Today Bestselling author) appeared from nowhere to sing Blackthorn’s praises. It evoked a LOT of curiosity. Needless to say I was incredibly excited to have had a mention again. Thank you, Maryse!

 

Phew, that was a lot to fit in! I truly am very grateful for everyone who continues to support my series whether through reviews, shout-outs, tweets or recommending it to friends and family. Thanks for being there and for making Blackthorn so much fun.

I’m currently working on Blood Dark, so I’m now very likely to disappear for a few days. Have a great week and, if you celebrate it, a fun Halloween! xxx

It’s Blood Deep Release Day!!

It’s FINALLY here! It’s Blood Deep release day!!! :-D

I am already totally overwhelmed by all the incredible support that has been flooding in since midnight last night. Thank you so, so much for all your emails, tweets, messages, and comments on my Facebook page. For everyone who has taken the day off work especially or, as I’m being told by a few, pulling a sickie (which I couldn’t possibly condone, of course ;-) #GoTeamBlackthorn), just so they can get straight into reading it, I’m beyond thrilled you’re that excited! You truly are making this the best Blackthorn release day ever.

Thanks to you (and the incredibly hard-working people at Bookouture), Blood Deep has gone straight in at #1 this morning on Amazon UK’s Paranormal Vampire Romance chart and Amazon.com’s Gothic Romance chart!

There have been a lot of other things going on in the background too, which you might want to catch…

The AWESOME GraveTells, who have been supporting my series since the very first Blackthorn book, have an exclusive interview with Eden, the hero of Blood Deep, live on their website right now.

Here’s what its owner has to say about the series:

“I’ve been a fan of the Blackthorn series since I read the blurb for the first book – Blood Shadows – and Eden Reece is hands-down my favorite hero so far in the series. That’s saying a lot with all these sexy, commanding supernatural men running around being badass! I had the honor of giving early feedback on Blood Deep during the editing process and it has that same edgy, dark, addicting feel all the other Blackthorn books have, with an even stronger element of risk and danger and I loved it. If you are already a fan of the series, you’re gonna wanna read this ASAP.” 

Thank you, Sue, for all your continued support – it means a lot.

Comet Babe’s Books has snagged my first interview in a while, so do head on over if you want to know a little more about me. Jo, who is hosting me, is brand new to the series, but is planning a week of Blackthorn reviews very soon. I’m going to hold on tight for that one! Thanks so much for hosting me today, Jo! I really appreciate it.

And I’m beyond thrilled to tell you that Blood Deep has received its first review – thanks to Shirley at The Romance Cover. And she’s given it 5 stars!! I think my happy dance on seeing it was my most uncoordinated yet.

*Be warned* the review does contain some minor spoilers about the beginning of the book, so you may want to hold on until you’re a little further on before reading, but here’s a safe snippet:

This is Book 4 in this oh so brilliant Blackthorn Series. Ms Pryor has done it again with this blistering series, seeing all the different sides that make up the complex place called Blackthorn…The viciousness that was The Circus that they had to fight against to keep alive and their growing attraction for each other makes this book a book you cannot put down until you reach the end…a really great read, and a real deserving 5 stars from me.

Thank you so very much Shirley for taking the time to do this. I’m delighted you enjoyed it!

Hopefully, I’ll have more to share with you over the next couple of weeks – I’ll keep you posted.

But on a more personal note, not only am I celebrating a release day, but it was exactly two years ago this very day that I signed my very first publishing contract – handing my first three Blackthorn books over to the fabulous Bookouture.

They were a new publisher at the time (although its founder had long been well-established in the industry with a brilliant track record) and I was a brand new author. Since then, I’ve watched Bookouture go from strength to strength with incredible new and established authors signed with numerous chart-topping bestsellers in each of their respective sub-genres. I feel really proud to have been a part of it from the beginning.

I also feel very privileged that its Managing Director and Founder, Mr Oliver Rhodes, even took time out today to share a quote on their Facebook page:

“When starting a new business, those first few decisions that you make can be crucial. Thankfully signing Lindsay is still one of the best decisions that I’ve made. Two years on it’s fantastic to see her Blackthorn series so successful and getting such an amazing reception from so many readers.”

How amazing is that? Thanks so much, Oliver! :-D

Hopefully, I’ll continue to do Bookouture proud because it’s not over yet! I’m already being asked for assurance from readers that this isn’t the last Blackthorn book you’re going to get. Absolutely not! I’m underway with writing book 5 – and, before too long, I’ll have an announcement about how many books you can expect in total.

Please keep all your support coming through. I might be a bit slower than usual responding today, but I promise I will get back to you. Connecting with readers truly means a lot to me, so thanks for being there to share my day.

Happy reading, Team Blackthorn!! xxx

 

* RELEASE DAY UPDATE *

I’m super-excited to tell you that Blood Deep has received its second 5 star review!!! This time from Gaga Over Books!

Again, there are a few minor spoilers involved, so you may not want to read it until after you’ve finished Blood Deep, but here’s a safe snippet of what I think is a fantastically passionate review:

“Blood Deep was… How can I say it? It was brilliant like its predecessors that is for sure. The one thing I kept saying while reading it to my sister was This is sooo good… So, if you want to miss out on awesome characters, amazing story-lines, fantastic world-building, clever writing then don’t read this series… I don’t know what to expect from the fifth book. The anxious waiting has already begun.”

Thank you SO much!! <3

I would also like to thank the wonderfully supportive Moonrise Book Blog for retweeting their Blood Deep cover reveal post today to celebrate Blood Deep‘s release. Thanks hugely for your relentless support of Blackthorn, Stephanie. You’re brilliant.

And, of course, I’m going to extend even more thanks to all my fabulous readers who are continuing to tweet, share, comment, message and email me. You’ve made this day one to remember, that’s for sure! xxx