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Lindsay J. Pryor is the author of the Amazon bestselling BLACKTHORN series, her dark, complex and gritty urban paranormal romances having achieved numerous Gothic and PNR number ones in both the UK and the US. LOWTOWN, a spin-off from the Blackthorn world, is her upcoming urban fantasy series of standalone books.

Discovered after being a twice-finalist in an international romance writing competition, Lindsay’s Blackthorn series really captured the imagination of her publisher as a fantastically vivid, complex and multi-layered dystopian world, one which readers will utterly lose themselves in.

With six-figure sales and books sold in several countries, Lindsay’s Blackthorn series regularly tops Amazon’s US and UK Gothic Romance charts where it has reached #1 on numerous occasions. Books from her series have also reached #1 in five sub-genres of Paranormal Romance, including being a #1 Vampire Romance bestseller in both the UK and the US. Her debut was a #1 ‘Most Wished For’ Paranormal Romance on Amazon UK. Blackthorn has achieved success in the main kindle charts too, reaching the Top 50 in the US, the Top 20 in Canada, and has skirted the Top 100 on Amazon UK.

Lindsay has been creating stories since she was nine years old, when she quickly decided that fantasy was more interesting than reality. She thought she’d grow out of it but, more than thirty years later, writing remains her passion.

Lindsay holds a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and Communication and two post graduate qualifications. She is a qualified Psychology lecturer and English teacher. Before becoming a full-time author, Lindsay taught for eighteen years, primarily to improve literacy for children with special needs. She was born and grew up in Wales but now lives in England with her husband, their rescue bunny, and a plethora of wild woodland creatures. She is a keen supporter of animal welfare.

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

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lindsayjpryor
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Thanks, Katie! Fingers crossed it’ll happen. And thanks so much for stopping by to take a look. x

Lindsey Clarke
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Hi Lindsay I see you have your own ‘Caleb’ – was he KoL inspired? 😉 x

lindsayjpryor
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Hey, Lindsey. No, this Caleb was pre my KoL infatuation. The voice and lyrics certainly helped with the Blood Roses rewrite though. 😉 x

lindsayjpryor
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And thanks so much for all the likes, Lindsey. I really appreciate it! 🙂 x

Sharon
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Thank you for being such an inspiration, wonderful to see a British fantasy romantic fiction series.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Sharon. Thanks so much for your comment – and I just picked up your message on Facebook too. I’m thrilled you’ve enjoyed Blackthorn so far. I’ve always wanted more Brit input into the genre as we are severely lacking, so it’s fantastic to know you feel the same. To be called an inspiration is very flattering. If I encourage more Brit writers to try and break into the genre, then that’s just wonderful. Thank my publisher, Bookouture – they’ve backed me all the way. Great to ‘meet’ you. 🙂

Sharon
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Thank you for the reply. I think this genre so desperatly needs a British influence. I cannot wait for the 3rd book.

Sharon x

Connie
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Hi Lindsay,
I am pretty picky about which books I download on my Kindle (like a lot of people, not having a lot of time to read). I lucked out when your book(s) popped up and I thought, what the neck, a new author, why not try? I read the first page of Blood Shadows and KNEW it was a winner! After reading a few pages I was like, “Her writing style is different, I wonder if she’s British?” It wasn’t confirmed until I finished the first book. I feel so incredibly lucky and you know why? I get to read two more!!! You’re such a talented writer and storyteller and it’s been so long that I’ve read something I couldn’t put down and if I had to, to hurry up and get back to (if that makes sense) You ROCK Lindsay!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Connie – thank you SO, SO much! I’m thrilled to bits that you gave my series a go and have liked what you found – and that you’re going to read more. I do hope you enjoy Blood Roses and Blood Torn as much. And lol, yes, what you said made perfect sense. 🙂 I really appreciate your kind words. Thanks hugely for stopping by to share your thoughts. Yay to me rocking! *happy dance*

Rebecca
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Hi Lindsey,

Just read all three books in about four days. I couldn’t put them down. Can’t wait for the next book. Thank you for such a great storyline. I happen to live in Texas and found your style of writing refreshing. Love Love Love your books!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Rebecca – thank you SO much. It’s wonderful to know you have taken to my writing style and that you’ve enjoyed my books enough to get in touch. I truly appreciate you taking the time to do that. I hope you enjoy Blood Deep just as much. 🙂

Kirsty
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Hey Lindsey,
I’ve literally just finished reading blood torn! Its been a while since Ive come across an author that I enjoy their novel so much that I stay up all night til Ive finished it! All 3 books are amazing and I can’t wait for blood deep! Please say it will be out soon?!

Kirsty ♡

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hey Kirsty,
Thank you so, so much! I hope you’ve managed to get some sleep since? 😉 Blood Deep WILL be out soon – the release date is on its way! <3

Julie
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Congratulations, you are my first UK writer in this genre. I love J R Ward, Rebecca Zanetti, Christine Feeham, Nalini Singh amongst a dozen or so more, you are a very welcome addition to my favourites. Thanks they are intriguing tales. So love finding someone new, now on number 3 with number 4 waiting for me.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Ah, a huge, warm welcome to Brit PNR, Julie! And those are some impressive names to sit alongside in your favourites list – I’m very flattered. I’m thrilled you’re enjoying Blackthorn enough to get in touch – thanks so much!

Naomi
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OMG….I just read all 4 books in the past week. Yes…. they were that good. I haven’t been this enthusiastic about a new series since first picking up a J.R Ward or Darynda Jones book. Very rarely do I write a review but holy crud muffins I am impressed so now I will try to be patient for book 5. Thank -you so very much for giving me a much needed mental vacation from my hectic mommy/work life.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Welcome to Blackthorn, Naomi! I’m thrilled you’ve enjoyed all my books so far. It’s always immensely flattering to be mentioned in the same sentence as some great PNR authors. And you’ve reviewed Blackthorn too? Thank you SO much. <3 I truly appreciate you taking the time to do that - especially with what sounds like a busy enough life already! I'm just super-pleased to know Blackthorn has given you some headspace. I really hope you enjoy Blood Dark as much. Thanks hugely for stopping by to comment.

Karen
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I just finished reading Blood Deep and it was awesome. Your creativity and imagination are amazing! I love this series cant wait for the next installment. I’ll just have to be Patient and keep myself occupied until the summer (2015). I love the couples how they love each other so deeply and work beautifully together. I also love how the story is coming together drawing me in deeper and deeper is like I’m watching a movie. So exciting!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thanks so very much for your fantastic comment, Karen. It really makes my day waking up to such wonderful compliments as yours. I’m thrilled you enjoyed Blood Deep, and I’m so pleased you’re enjoying seeing it all come together. It’s so rewarding for me to have been able to draw readers into this point of the series where you can really see that start to happen. Thanks for reading my books and for taking the time to let me know what you think of them.

Ashley
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I absolutely love your books. When I started the first one I could not put it down, I have re-read all four of them twice so far and I just can’t seem to put them down

Lindsay J. Pryor
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That’s brilliant to know, Ashley – thank you! I really appreciate you stopping by to tell me so. I hope you continue to enjoy the series. 🙂

Patricia
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Omg the Blackthorn series showed up in my suggested books on Amazon kindle. I bought the first and barely read 1/4 of it and went and bought the remaining 3. I can’t wait for Blood Dark. I’m well and truly hooked.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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A huge warm welcome to the world of Blackthorn, Patricia! And “yay” for Amazon suggesting books to you! 🙂 I’m thrilled you’re so hooked on the series – thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and let me know. At least it’s not too long a wait for Blood Dark. I do hope you enjoy it as much as the others!

Barbara
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Hi Lindsay
Just touching base again and wanted to let you how much I enjoyed the Blackthorn series. What I really love, especially with Kane and Caleb’s character is that although they are obsessed with their lady they are still authentic and not falling over with undying love. I love the tension and the fact that we are unsure what will happen next. I hope you continue to write as realistic as possible as it drives me crazy to read a book and this tough guy, ultra alpha, sexy male all of a sudden can’t do anything without them. I like how Caitlin has gone back to work and look forward to the challenges ahead between her and Kane. I love the sexual tension, passion and lust involved. I love the intensity of it and afterwards they are still on a mission that will cause conflict. If you continue to write like this the question will always be OMG what is going to happen next. As I stated in one of my earlier comments I have reread this series 4 times and I’m truly anxious for Blood Dark. Sooooooooo when is the release date.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Barbara, you leave such lovely messages! <3 Thank you! I absolutely adore your summary of why you're enjoying Blackthorn so much, and I certainly endeavour to retain what are clearly shared principles for us when it comes to maintaining the 'realism' of my series. I love that you're so anxious for Blood Dark. I promise it won't be too much longer before I can tell you the release date. I won't keep you waiting a second longer than I have to. Thank you SO much, again, for your patience. Xx

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