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The BLACKTHORN Series

No. 1 bestselling series in both Gothic and PNR on Amazon UK and US.

PLEASE BE AWARE:
Blackthorn is a dark PNR series and, as such, contains scenes and themes not suitable for all readers.

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Patty
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I loved reading Blood Shadows! This book kept me up reading all night. I hope you write a sequel to Caitlin & Kane’s story. I believe in forevers. Is there a chance to make Caitlin immortal? Thanks Lindsay!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Patty! I’m thrilled you enjoyed Blood Shadows – thanks SO much for letting me know. 🙂 Ah, Kane and Caitlin will definitely be back. And you believe in forevers? Me too. 😉

Renee
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Boy am I glad I stumbled across your books on Amazon! For me, they are perfect. I love the way the heroines are created, their strong and defiant to injustice. I also love the visions that you invoke in my imagination with the world you are creating; but most of all, I really love how easy it is to fall for those bad, bad boys……mmmmhmmm. Can’t wait for Blood Torn.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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And I’m really pleased that you found them, Renee! Thank you hugely for your wonderful comments. As for those boys…I know. Sigh. It’s fab to know you’re looking forward to Blood Torn – it only adds to my excitement this end to know people are waiting for the next instalment. Take care! 🙂

Tanya
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I read both your books in one day and am completely hooked. Can you tell me when the 3rd book is coming out??

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Tanya. Wow – both in a day? It’s fantastic to know you’re hooked. I’m about to announce the release date for Blood Torn any time now…

Morgan
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I only started Blood Shadows three days ago and have now finished Blood Torn (my favorite so far). I DEVOURED these books as if my life depended on it! Easily the best series I have ever read. I want Blood Deep now!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Morgan! A demanding Blackthorn fan – I love it!! And thank you HUGELY – that’s quite a compliment to be the best series you’ve ever read. Wow. I promise Blood Deep is on its way. Not now, but soon! I hope you’re going to like what I’ve got in store for you… 🙂

Helen
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Love these books – a fresh approach with great stories linking all these wonderful players together. Looking forward to book four and maybe a book five please ?

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you so very much, Helen. And I’m really pleased you’re looking forward to book 4. Rest assured that book 5 is all mapped out. Fingers crossed it gets signed too! 🙂

Debbie
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I love Blood Shadows, I am near the end now and have kept sneaking out of work to read bits. I have also just downloaded the next two books. It has been months since I found a book that has kept me hooked and actually excited to read more…cannot wait to get home to read more.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Debbie. Wow, it’s wonderful to know that Blood Shadows has captivated you so much. I hope the other two manage exactly the same. Thank you SO much for letting me know – it means a lot. Enjoy the rest of your read! Hope you didn’t get into trouble in work today!

sheila
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I love this series, too. But my favorite is Caleb. Please tell me you will be writing more about him and Leila very soon. Actually, I like Caleb even more than I like Kane.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Sheila,

You’ll see more of Caleb in book 7 (Blood Bound) and then loads more of him (and Leila) in the finale.

Thanks for supporting him! 🙂

Debra
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I found a link to these books on fb and OMG I’m so glad I did. I have read through these 3 books in less than a week. I love the structure on each couple having their own book so we really get to know these characters and experience the journey with them. Kane, Caleb and Jask…… what can I say other than ‘huge sigh’….. I love these characters. I feel that even when I reread these books they are still going to evoke the same on the edge of my seat feelings. Can’t wait to read about Eden and Jessie and I hope many more. Thank you for such fantastic stories 🙂 many more late nights and early mornings on the cards lol

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Debra. Oh, wow, what a lovely message. Thank you so much – I really appreciate it! I’m delighted you’ve enjoyed the way I’ve structured the series so far and that you’ve enjoyed my heroes so much. 😉 And you’re going to reread them? That’s wonderful to know! I hope you get just as much out of them the second time around, if not more. And I’m thrilled you’re excited about meeting Eden and Jessie. But don’t worry, there are more books planned. The journey is far from over yet. So yes, many more late nights and early mornings for us both! 😀

Amanda
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Just want to say thanks for a brilliant series so far. Its great to see a british author doing so well. The books are great. Just about to sink my teeth (sorry for the pun) into the third book. What im loving is that this isnt a straight forward love story with a happy ending. Its a fight to the bitter end for each couple. I’m well hooked. Keep the books coming!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, thank you, Amanda. It means a lot that you like the way I’m telling the story, so thank you hugely for letting me know. And lol – there’s nothing like a good vampire pun! 😉 I hope you enjoy Blood Torn just as much. It’s fantastic to know you’re hooked. Thanks for getting in touch!

Lin
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Absolutely Brilliant! I’ve read all your books one after the other and love how yourve written a book on each couple allowing us to really feel their conflict and emotions. Desperate to read blood deep, hope you can release it soon! But in the meantime I’m going to re-read your first 3 books and enjoy them all over again!
Fab work Lindsay, please keep producing your wonderful books we all need a bad boy or two even if only in our dreams!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, thank you so very, very much, Lin! Blood Deep will be out later this year but, yes, do feel free to keep re-reading the other three!! I hope you enjoy them just as much the second time around. And I’ll keep producing for as long as readers keep reading and telling me they’re enjoying what I write. And you’ll be pleased to know there will always be a bad boy or two sneaking in somewhere. 😉 I really appreciate you getting in touch – thank you! 🙂

Maheen
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ahhh! i freaking love blood shadows sooo much! Honestly this is my fav paranormal vampire story!! like who doesn’t love a sexy smoking hot vampire who is very mischievous lol any who i hope you write a sequel to caitlin and kane’s story! Thanks Lindsay!! <3

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Maheen! LOVE your enthusiasm! Thank you!! <3 That's quite the compliment to have Blood Shadows be your fav paranormal vampire story! 😀 I really appreciate you telling me so. There is most definitely more of Caitlin and Kane to come - I promise. I'm far from done with them yet. 😉

Lisa
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Love these books! Actually saw an advertisement on Facebook and read an excerpt. I wan’t expecting much, but was amazed at what I discovered. I didn’t expect such expert world building, such complex characters, and stories that I couldn’t put down! I am hooked and can’t wait for the next one! This series stands tall with powerhouses such as the Brotherhood, the Breed, and the Fever World. Blood Deep quick, please!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Lisa! I’m thrilled (aka relieved!!) that Blackthorn has exceeded your expectations so far. And thank you so much for your compliments – they mean a lot. I’ve only read one Brotherhood and haven’t read the other authors, but know the powerhouses they are!! I truly am flattered. But just to have you like what I’ve done and the way I’ve done it means more than anything. I’m so pleased to know you’re eagerly awaiting Blood Deep. At least it won’t be toooo long a wait! Thanks so much for getting in touch.

Kristy Groves
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These have been among my favorite books!! Read all three in under a week! Right up the with Blackdagger Brotherhood and The Spider assassin series! Love your work and now I’m dying for Blood Deep I searched and searched Amazon hoping it was out already!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, Kristy – that is so, so awesome! Thank you! Stay posted for when Blood Deep will be out. I promise it’s this year!

Kristy Groves
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This last one though I have to say I think it was my favorite I rarely cry reading and was bawling by the end!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you, Kristy. The ending of Blood Torn got to me too. :’-( I am allowed to admit to that, I hope!

Rhonda
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I love your books. They keep me on edge unable to put them down. I just finished Blood Torn. Absolutely loved it. I found myself crying through a few events. I can’t wait for book four. You are an awesome author. The emotions with characters, suspense and exchange of love between characters keeps me enthralled. Love Blackthorn.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Rhonda – thank you so much!! I’m sorry for my late reply to your lovely comments. It’s brilliant to know Blood Torn had that effect on you. Many of those scenes were written cloudy-eyed. And it’s fantastic to know you’re looking forward to Blood Deep. I really appreciate you stopping by to let me know. 🙂

Kate
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I loved these books so much!! I can’t wait for Blood Deep to come out. Are all of the characters in the previous books going to come together in an upcoming book?? Can’t wait for more books!! 🙂

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Kate! Yay – it’s great to know you’re looking forward to Blood Deep so much! 🙂 After Blood Deep (which introduces you to the final core couple), you will most definitely be meeting all the characters again. We have an uprising afoot!!

Stephanie
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I found your books about 3 weeks ago…and read all three in about 4 days. Love, love love them! I just reread Blood Roses. I love Caleb and Leila the best! I am not sure why maybe because they have the most difficult obstacles for true love to win out. Also, is there a way for these humans to live longer? Looking forward to Blood Deep and the continuation of the other stories especially Leila and Caleb.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Stephanie! I’m so, so glad you found my books and I’m thrilled you enjoyed them. 😀 Thank you so much for letting me know! I think I’ve got a particular soft spot for Leila and Caleb for the very same reason as you – they have such a tough journey ahead. Yes, there is a way for humans to live longer. Unfortunately it’s all part of Sirius’ (head of the Global Council) master plan. You’ll learn more of that as the series progresses. 😉 Blood Deep isn’t too far away – I promise. Thanks so much for your comment and question!

jennywarne
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the blackthorn series great read

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, thank you so much, Jenny! I really appreciate your comment. <3

Susan
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Sooo looking forward to Blood Deep…upset that I am finished with the first three and don’t want to wait…hurry, hurry, hurry!!! Great job!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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That’s awesome to know, Susan! I know – the wait can be a killer, can’t it? I’m getting daily nudges but I promise I’m working as fast as I can!!! Right, back to it… 😀

Stephanie McLeod
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The Blackthorn series is amazing. The story and characters are so unique and original. Really one of the best series I’ve read in a long time. I’m hooked!! Cannot wait for Blood Deep!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Wow – thank you so much, Stephanie. I’m really flattered that you think so. And it’s awesome that you’re so hooked. 😀 You don’t have too long to wait for Blood Deep, I promise. X

Jutta
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I’ve read all three books in a week and couldn’t stop at night.
Alltimes when I thought, I know, how the story goes on, it turned in a way I couldn’t imagine. Great. It turned into directions, just unbelievabel.
I’m waiting for Blood Deep, how the story continues.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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That’s so awesome to know, Jutta. Thank you! It’s brilliant to know I kept you guessing too. Thanks so very much for stopping by to comment – I really appreciate it. 🙂

Alice
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I have chewed through your three books in three days – I’m completely hooked. It so unbelievably easy to become enthralled in the world of Blackthorn. Each of these stories have put me on the edge of my seat, in tears, excitement, anxious, and also laughing. The depth of the characters and also the complications that intertwine during their stories are so believable that when I read it I feel as though I am experiencing each of the characters feelings as they’re happening. I cannot wait for the next installment – You’ve left the series with a doozy of a cliff hanger!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Wow – thank you so, so much, Alice. Yours is one of those comments I print out to read on “doubt days”. I truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts, and am thrilled you’re enjoying Blackthorn enough to tell me so. As for the cliffhanger – I know, I’m shameful like that. 😉

Cheyene Sky
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I love your books Lindsay! I read all three in two days. Just love the dynamic and the chemistry of all of the couples so far. Blackthorn is so awesomely constructed its almost real in my mind! The style that you write the stories is very appealing to me, I must agree with some of the comments up there that it’s already bypassed some of the greats like The Brotherhood and such. Really awesome work. Eagerly awaiting Blood Deep 🙂

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you so, so much, Cheyene. I’m really flattered. <3 I'm just delighted you have enjoyed Blackthorn that much! I really appreciate you getting in touch to tell me so. I hope Blood Deep meets your expectations. Not long now! 😀

Deniece
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Can I say how much I love this series!! Every since I read the first novel I have added them to my pre-order list! Please tell me how more you expect to put together in the series and WHEN I can be on the look out for the next one!!

Thanks for the great read!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Absolutely!! Please do!! Thank you hugely, Deniece. Blood Dark will be out next year. As soon as everything calms down around Blood Deep’s release, I’ll be announcing how many books there are in the series in total and, if I get the go-ahead from my publisher to do so, some timescales for next year. I hope that will help! 🙂

Katharina
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Thanx a lot Lindsay, your books are just amazing. Until now I loved the black dagger series of j.r ward, but your series is even better. I can’t wait for blood dark. I hope the releasing date will be a bit earlier than summer. I’m looking forward. Greetings from Germany and thank you for the great read!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Wow, thank you, Katharina! <3 And that's an awesome compliment! It's very kind of you to say so. I'm thrilled you're looking forward to Blood Dark.

I'm sending warm wishes to Germany. Thank you for reading my books. 🙂

Lei
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Hi Lindsey!!MAN WHAT A DAMN GREAT BRAIN U HAVE!!! Seriously u r the very best author… can u imagine i read all 4 of your books in 2 days nd every one of them is a breath taker i can’t wait 4 blood dark the first chapter already has sent my imagination on the tour can u plz plz plz PLZ leak something of whats gonna happen next? Man will Caleb be angry but well we can always hope 4 the very best

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Lei! Wow. *blush* Thank you. *blush blush* That’s very flattering of you to say so! And all 4 books in 2 days?? That’s amazing!! I think you might officially hold the record! 😀 Hmmm, what can I leak… Well, as you might have guessed, Kane, Caleb and Jask will all be in the same room together for the first time ever – which was a LOT of fun to write! 😉 Oh, and something happens to Caleb that you might not be expecting. I hope those couple of small teasers help a little??

Lei
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Thanks Lindsey can’t wait to read book 5 and i have complete faith in u cuz the story will b as amazing as the rest!!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, thank you, Lei. I will do my best! 🙂 <3

Ellie
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Just finished reading Blood Deep and absolutely in love with Eden. Although i did expect Jessie to be a kind of fae or fairy. Read the series non stop this week and definately need to get a friend to read it now 🙂 Can’t wait for the next one though it’ll kill me to wait till Summer!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Ellie! That is SO good to know, thank you. I have a real soft spot for him too. <3 And I love that you sussed Jessie. 🙂 Oh yes, definitely rope a friend in with you - the more the merrier! Let's hope the Summer gets here quickly!

Gini
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I started reading your books not quite 2 weeks ago. I usually read 3-5 books a week as I have been an avid reader since I was 8 years old and was proudly given my very own library card. Book Bub gives daily suggestions on good reads and I stumbled across the first book in the Blackthorn series. I am so glad that I did! You are an excellent writer and your books are mesmerizing! I am going to have a hard time waiting until this summer for the next one!! The only suggestion that I could make would be to have your publisher spell check before going to print. Sorry, having worked as a proof reader in a printing company it’s a pet peeve of mine. However, it will never deter me from reading anything that you write. As I said before, you are a great writer. God bless.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Gini. What truly wonderful compliments! Thank you hugely for taking the time to share your thoughts. I’m so glad you discovered my books too! As a professional proofreader, I’m guessing very little slips past you – if anything at all. Thank you so much for raising your concern. All my books go through a U.K. spellcheck during the editing process but I know that, inevitably, some slip through. It’s truly annoying when it does. I share your pet peeve. I’m so glad it hasn’t deterred you from reading more though and that you’ve still been able to enjoy the stories themselves. Take care. X

Shannon
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I thoroughly enjoyed all 4 of the Blackthorn series. I can’t wait for more!

I’m completely addicted and will be looking to inhale anything else you write. You are definitely one of my favorite authors!

Looking forward to the email when your next book comes out.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Shannon! Oh, what a lovely comment – thank you SO much!! Addicted is just what I love to hear – and to know I’m one of your favourite authors is immense. *blush* I’m just thrilled you have enjoyed Blackthorn that much. Thanks for signing up for my book notifications. And, also, thank you for taking the time to get in touch – I really appreciate it.

gemma
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I have just re read the series so far and all I can say is WOW. Again.

Even though its the second time ive read them im still amazed and still unable to put them down. I have to say Kane is my favourite of the bad boys followed by Jask in a close second. I’m still not too sure about caleb although I’m sure time will tell.

Can’t wait for the next book

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Oh Gemma, what a wonderful comment! Thank you SO very much. <3 And I'm thrilled you've enjoyed each of the books equally as much the second time around.

Caleb definitely needs a little bit of time. He's broken in numerous places, that's for sure. We'll see what Leila can do...

I'm so pleased you're looking forward to more of Blood Dark - you'll be pleased to know you'll be seeing more of Kane AND Jask! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

Aubrey
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Hi! I just want to tell you how much I’ve renjoyed reading Blackthorn. I’ve read the 3 first books for the third round and just finished reading Blood Deep. I will be reading it again as I wait for the next book. I just can’t make up my mind which I love the most. I love them all!!! Please keep on writing about them. Thank you so much!

PS. I wish to see this in a film/movie.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Aubrey! Thank you so very much! Three rounds? I love it! I hope you enjoyed them just as much each time. And it’s great that you can’t make up your mind which is your favourite. I promise I won’t make you choose. 😉 I’ll be writing Blackthorn for another four books (three after Blood Dark), so you can enjoy it for a little while longer yet. Thank you hugely for reading and supporting my books, I really appreciate it.

P.S. You’re far from alone in wanting a Blackthorn film (or TV series). Maybe one day. 🙂

katy
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I have really enjoyed reading your books. The story line in each are very intriguing, and able to suck you in before the 2nd chapter ! I also love that that there is both a hero and heroine in all the books so far, especially the depth and complexity of each character. it makes reading your stoeies fun and exciting. I have to say jess and eden are my favorite two so far. I hope we get to see these characters again in your later books.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Katy! I’m so thrilled to hear you’ve enjoyed Blackthorn so far. What a lovely comment to leave – thank you. Don’t worry, there’s much more of Jessie and Eden to come. I’m far from done with them yet!

Haleema
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Thanks for your awesome advice , Lindsay . It has been really helpful . I am eagerly waiting for Blood Dark , by the way . You have created a great world . Humanity in an inhumane world . In one word – beautiful . The idea of two persons with different views and a troubled past falling for each other is even better . The story I am constructing has a Nazi falling for a Jew . Is it any good ? Please give me your honest opinion . Thank you once again .

Lindsay J. Pryor
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I’m really glad it was useful, Haleema. And it’s terrific to know you’re looking forward to Blood Dark. Blackthorn is definitely all about forbidden love overcoming boundaries. Your story sounds like it’s following the same theme, only from an angle I don’t know about sufficiently enough to comment. Do you know any historical writers who might be able to help you?

Susan
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Lindsay I am in love with the Blackthorn series I use Audible and listen on my way to work and back and have listened to the first 3 books when will the next book be available for download…I cant wait!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Susan! Ah, that’s just wonderful to hear you’ve fallen in love with Blackthorn. Blood Deep (book 4) is available to buy now (and book 5 is on the way) in eBook and paperback format, but the audio rights haven’t been acquired beyond the first three books as yet. I’m so thrilled you’re looking forward to more! 🙂

Lei
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Lindsay can u give me any idea about the date blood dark will on? Looking forward to it☺

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Lei! Oh, I so wish I could! I’m as keen to share it as you are to know. There are two provisional dates (neither are June) and, as soon as the final date is confirmed by my publisher, I will let you know. I won’t keep you waiting any longer than I have to, I promise. Thanks SO much for your patience – and I’m thrilled you’re looking forward to it. 🙂

Lei
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Julie
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Hi Lindsay..what can i say…i’m a new fan!!!!! But now i’m soooo sad 🙁 Just finished Blood deep and now we have to wait. Please don’t make us wait to long. And hope Caleb and Leila….Jask and P-H-I-A …Kane and Caitli….Eden and Jessie all come out of it ok…..really love your writting!!!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Yay!! It’s always brilliant to welcome a new reader into Blackthorn. I’m really pleased you found my series, Julie! 🙂 But oh no, don’t be sad – I promise I won’t make you wait any longer than you have to for Blood Dark. It’s just terrific to know you’re rooting for all our heroes and heroines to make it out okay. I’ve had strict warnings from my readers about one in particular. It seems I’m going to have a protest on my hands if anything happens to Jask! I’ll do my best… Thanks so much for getting in touch!

nicky
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Hi,I just found all your books and read them one after the other and then again.Wow they are amazing.Your world is dark and scarily brilliant thank you for some of the best fantasy I’ve read in years.I can’t wait for Blood dark.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Nicky, comments like yours make my day – thank you so much! What a massive compliment, I am beyond thrilled. And I’m so pleased you’re looking forward to Blood Dark. I hope you enjoy it as much as the others. 🙂

Nicole
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I just finished the first 3 books for the second time and followed them by reading the 4th for the first time in a matter of less than 4 days. I absolutely love the world that you have created and cannot wait for the next installments. I was reading that as of right now there are no movie plans for this, but, honestly I think it would make a brilliant TV series. Of course, I would be just as pleased to see it on the big screen. I’m truly hoping that Hollywood will have a change of heart, because I would love to see this outside of our imaginations, although I don’t think it could get any better than the world you have painted in my head!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Nicole, thank you hugely for your awesome comment. I’m really pleased you’ve enjoyed Blackthorn so far, and enough for a second read too! You’re far from alone in wanting to see Blackthorn on the screen. It’s brilliant to know that the books are vivid enough in your head that you could imagine it going that way. There’s certainly been a lot of discussion amongst readers about who could play the lead roles. 😉 (If you’re on Pinterest, there’s a board dedicated to readers’ choices if you’re curious.) Personally, I’d opt for a TV series over the big screen. I think so much more could be done with the story that way. Maybe one day. In the interim, we’ll all just stick to having fun with our own imaginations! I hope you continue to enjoy the series.

Emily
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Omg Please tell me the 5 book is really close!! I feel like I’ve been waiting a life time for it!! I love these books there brillient! May I ask how many more book in this series are still to come because I feel like you could keep writing them forever and they will still be brilliant!! You my beautiful friend are a genius!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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It is close, Emily – it’s really, REALLY close! I feel like I’ve been waiting a lifetime to share it, so I totally empathise.

Aww, and thank you so very much for your lovely comment. <3 I'm blushing here. I'm just delighted you're enjoying the series.

There are three more books to come after Blood Dark - there are eight in the series in total. Some days I think I could keep writing them forever too! Maybe if my readers are still loving the series by the time it ends, I'll do some spin-offs one day. 😉

Sarah
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I love love love these books! I’ve suffered through many sleep deprived days because I couldn’t stop reading! I cannot wait for Blood Dark and the other remaining books to come out! I am a fan for life! Waiting, although impatiently for the release!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Oh, wow, thank you, Sarah! 🙂 Er…sorry about the sleep deprived days though! I have a few of those myself from writing Blackthorn. 😉 I’m so pleased you’re eagerly awaiting the rest – and it always gives me such a warm glow “meeting” a fan for life. Thank you so much for coming to say hi, I really appreciate it.

Kasandra
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Just had to let you know, I am so excited… I just preordered Blood Dark!!!! Yay!!! *happy dance* 😊😊

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Ah, thanks so much, Kasandra! I’m so thrilled you’re that excited!! That’s just awesome. I do hope you enjoy it when you finally get your hands on it. *fingers crossed* 🙂

Alexandra Knobloch
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Dear Lindsay,
I am from Romania and I just wanted to say that your books have made my world such a better place. I couldn’t put them down and I counting the days till the release of Blood Dark. Your characters and plot of the story has taken me on a wonderful journey. Thank you

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Alexandra, you have made my day. What you said means a great deal to me – thank you SO much.

Thank you for reading my books and joining me on the Blackthorn journey. I hope you continue to enjoy it.

Alexandra Knobloch
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The truth is I am dying to know how everything will end up and what will become of the world you created. Have a great day 😀

Amy
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Love the books and especially loved Caleb and Leila. Was wondering if their story will continue?

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you so much, Amy. Caleb and Leila’s story will most definitely continue. There is loads more to come! You’ll be seeing all of the couples again as we approach the finale with book 8.

Camilla
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Hey Lindsay
I have just finished Blood Dark and can’t wait to read Blood Instinct. So can you come with a guess to then Blood Instinct come out? Is it in spring, summer, autumn or winter?

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I really can’t wait for the next 3 books. Blood dark was really good, even when there were some things in the book I did not like(mostly because I wanted to cry or were frustrated with the characters) but I really don’t like the end then I can’t read the next book right afterward. I am also beginning to really hate Feinith, Rob and Serius. I really hope they get a very horribly death and do minimum damage to others until they die. I feel like too many have already died, most or more all innocent people who die scared, alone, in pain and in so many other horrible ways. I can’t believe someone can be so cold and power hungry.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Camilla! I’m so pleased you enjoyed Blood Dark and are looking forward to the next three so much. Thank you! I can’t reveal too much at this stage about the release of Blood Instinct but it should certainly be with you by the end of next Summer at the latest. Fingers crossed!

*spoiler alert*

I know exactly what you mean about Feinith, Rob and Sirius. They’re not exactly my favourite characters either! Keep rooting for our heroes and heroines and hope for the best. 😉

Kasandra
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WOW!! Speechless, just finished Blood Dark… I was bawling, how could you do that!?!? But then it turned out OK *sigh* LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work. This series is amazing and I am waiting with abated breath for the next! My stomach was in knots at some points, tears in the next, I am so sucked in to Blackthorn, I can’t stop daydreaming. I am a daydreamer at heart anyways. (Wishin Kane was real and I was Caitlyn, lol). Thank you!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, Kasandra, sorry about the tears! I am so, so pleased you’re enjoying Blackthorn this much though! Thank you for such a wonderful comment. I’m so thrilled to know Blackthorn has sucked you in to that extent. Thanks so much for reading my series and for letting Kane into your daydreams. 😉

Marjorie
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Dear Lindsay
Have read all the books in Blackthorn Series and I wish to let you know how much I have enjoyed them. You have managed to keep the suspense flowing which forces me to keep reading until the book is done ,and to dip into end pages to see how the plot is progressing. Case in point is Blood Dark- I love Kane and needed to know if Caitlin survived. My grumble- long wait for next book. Keep up the good work.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Marjorie. Thank you! That’s really kind of you to stop by and take the time to share your thoughts. I’m so pleased to know the suspense has kept you turning those pages! I promise I will get Blood Instinct to you as soon as possible.

Leslie
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Wait a minute! I thought this was a five book series. Don’t tell me this will be ine if those twenty book series because let me tell you, il cut my losses now.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Leslie. As it says above on this page (and on my Amazon bio etc), there are eight books in total in the Blackthorn series – most certainly not twenty! The final four were signed by my publisher last year.

Melissa
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Just finished Blook Dark and like the whole series, I absolutely loved it! Can’t wait to see how the series continues to unfold!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thanks so, so much, Melissa! I’m thrilled you enjoyed it as much as the rest of Blackthorn. I promise I’ll have Blood Instinct (and the last two books) with you as soon as possible. 🙂

Shastine
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Hi. Lindsay
Love everyone of Blackthorn series, but I love Blood roses the most, I stayed up all night reading it, I am love with Caleb, I hope there is more of his character in the next release and I also hope it will be released early 2016

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you so, so much, Shastine! I’m so pleased you’ve enjoyed all of Blackthorn so far, and it’s wonderful to know Blood Roses kept you up all night! There’s definitely more of Caleb in the next release. Blood Instinct will be out in 2016 for sure, and I hope it won’t be too far into the year. I’m working on it right now to get it to you as soon as possible. 🙂

Melissa
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Any word on when the other books will be available on audible?

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Melissa. If you’re referring to the audio CDs, I’m afraid that’s down to Tantor as to whether they approach to acquire more. Whenever someone queries about the audiobooks, I always suggest showing an interest to Tantor directly – as well as reviewing the books to show you’ve enjoyed them. It all helps!

Jam
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Hi,Lindsay! I just finished reading blood dark… Kinda fast forward in some pages.. I hate those doubtful moments (yep! moments, in every chapter!) between K and C.. I thought their love feelings was sealed in blood shadows…Love the stories of Caleb and Leila (blood roses) as well as Eden and Jessie (blood deep)- less drama… Im guessing there will be complications between Caleb and Leila on the next books since they parted with problems at front.. Just please dont prolong it too much the way with K and C.. Im not a fan of lycans (no offense to lycan fans) so i did not bother to read Jask and Phia’s story.. I just catch up the concept on the next books.. But i guess i am going to read blood instinct since it will be momentous for blackthorn series.. Looking forward to the next books!

P.S.
Thank you for not making it more than 10 books! 😉

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Jam! Fast forward some pages?! That’s practically a crime, isn’t it? Lol! And you skipped Blood Torn because it featured lycans? Heck – don’t confess to that too loudly or you’ll be lynched!:D Jask is the most popular hero to date and has miraculously converted many a devoted vampire fan to the dark side of lycan appeal. You should try and give it a go – not that I’m biased or anything (obviously). If you don’t though, hopefully you’ll still be able to pick up some of the pieces in Blood Instinct. I hope you have fun with it. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment! 🙂

Jennifer Finn
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I loved EVERY book! I don’t understand why Jam doesn’t like the lycans, because I felt that was one of the sweetest stories. But to each his/her own! I discovered Blood Shadows on my kindle because I was searching for a new paranormal romance series and I cannot believe my luck! Most of the time I just want to knock the heads of each story’s hero and heroine together but that just made it for a quicker read lol. I couldn’t put them all down. I was disappointed to get to the 5th book and realize I have to wait until 2016 to read the next! /sigh I love the build up of the entire story with all of the characters and I'[m sure the 6th book will deliver another amazing story – sounds like a revisit to Caleb and Leila, which I will be happy with.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Jennifer! I’m truly sorry for the unusual delay in replying but I’ve been heavily caught up with Blood Instinct. I’m delighted you’ve been enjoying Blackthorn enough to get in touch – and I just saw your additional comment too. Wow, what a compliment that is!

Lol, I know what you mean about knocking their heads together sometimes! Even I get frustrated! I’m pleased it keeps the stories moving along for you though. 🙂 Book 6 sees the return of Jask and Phia, but you’ll definitely be seeing more of Caleb and Leila too – as well as our other heroes and heroines. I do hope you enjoy it when the time comes!

Jennifer Finn
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PS: Lindsay J Pryor, you are now one of my favorite authors. 🙂

Lindsay J. Pryor
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That’s such a compliment – thank you, Jennifer. 🙂

Doris
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Hi Lindsey, I first listened to Blood Shadows a while back on audio and recently re-read it on Kendle. I enjoyed it so much I purchased the remaining books in the series. I’m an avid and fast reader, but I have to confess I took time reading your books. I only read in the evenings after work and all home chores are done. Not with your books. I even took them to work to read on break & lunch. You’re a wonderful writer. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Looking forward to future adventures at Blackthorn.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Firstly, apologies for my slow response to your terrific comment, Doris. I’ve been a little sidetracked with book 6!

Wow, thank you hugely! I’m thrilled you’re enjoying Blackthorn that much! And what a lovely thing to say, I really appreciate it. I’m so glad you’re looking forward to more – that’s always a wonderful thing to hear. I do hope you enjoy your next adventure! Thanks for taking the time to get in touch.

Pamela
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Hello Lindsay, congrats for being acknowledged for your gifts to us readers!!! I can’t image a world without something awesomely satisfying to read. I am so thrilled to have found your Blackthorn series!!! Looking forward to the next episode!!! May you never lose your muse… 🙂 Signed – Happy Reader in Dallas, Tx!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Pam! Ah, what a lovely message. My first from Dallas, I think! Thank you SO much. <3 I see that you left one on one of my posts too, so I'll duplicate this over there as well in case you miss it here. 🙂 I'm as thrilled as you are that you've found Blackthorn, and that you're looking forward to more. Oh, and if my muse tries to escape me, I'll track her down. 😉 Thank you hugely for stopping by to comment. I really appreciate it.

Kellie
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Omg! I am so excited…..sqweeeeeeeel! I think your a fabulous author Lindsay, keep up the excellent work, absolutely love, love love Blackthorn, ESPECIALLY JASK!!!!😍😍😍

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Aww, thanks SO much, Kellie! Ah, he’s a popular one is our Jask. I hope you enjoy the latest installment once you have him back in your hands. 😉 <3

Marisa
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Omg i can t wait to go back to this amazing world.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thank you so much, Marisa! I hope you have a great time in there! 🙂

Zulfa
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Hi Lindsay
I finished reading Blood Roses for the 5th time!! I just love Caleb and Laila’s story!! I really am looking forward to the next books in the series. Thank you so much for introducing Blackthorn and taking us to that imaginary but beautiful world!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Zulfa! Five times?? Wow!! I’m so pleased to hear that you love Caleb and Leila’s story that much. <3 It's brilliant to know you're looking forward to more too. Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for taking the time to read my books, let alone to stop by and comment too. I really hope you enjoy the final two books as much as you've enjoyed the rest of the series.

Gill
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Hi Lindsay
I’ve only just discovered your amazing Blackthorn series OMG!!!
I have to congratulate you on creating the fantastically dark landscape of Blackthorn with characters that you’ve brought to life. Kane, Caleb, Jask & Eden males with such dark edges 😆 Caitlin, Leila, Phia & Jessie females with attitude 😉
I have have been totally sucked into all their lives and journeys. Felt the excitement, anxiety, pain alongside them – a epic series that I will read multiple times as only a few authors have the gift to create characters you don’t want to say goodbye to!
Can’t wait for the next instalment 😁

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Gill! A huge warm welcome to Team Blackthorn! <3 Thank you so, so much for your fab comment! I'm delighted you've been so sucked in to the lives of our heroes and heroines. Hearing that Blackthorn is a series worthy of a re-read means a lot to me. Hopefully you'll pick up on more and more the more re-reads you do. I'll have the next instalment with you asap - I'm working on it right now (hence my delayed response)! 🙂

Karla
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I love love love this book series!!! I can’t wait for blood bound but there is a bit of sadness with the excitement knowing it’s all coming to an end. With that being said, Caleb is my absolute favorite character next to Kane and I’m hoping he doesn’t end up being a villain in the end!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Karla! Ah, thank you so much! That’s brilliant to hear. I know what you mean about the end pressing near. I’m trying not to think about it. As for our Caleb, I think that’s what makes him so interesting. I hope you enjoy the outcome!

Nicki Kay
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I love this series!! I’ve read all 6 books and can not wait for book 7 to come out! Any idea on a release date?

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thanks so much, Nicki – that’s great to know! I haven’t been given a release date for Blood Bound yet, but I’ll announce it as soon as I can! 🙂

Penny
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I have really enjoyed this series. What I don’t enjoy is waiting for the next one to come out. Write faster!!!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Thanks, Penny! That’s brilliant to hear. Sorry about the wait in between though! You might be pleased to know Blood Bound will be with you VERY soon. 🙂

Sarah
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Hi Lindsay,

I’ve recently gone back and reread your books. I started them years ago but couldn’t handle the cliffhangers so I waited until more books came out to read them all at once. But I had no internet at home and and while going through my bookshelf thought, what’s the harm in starting again? Apparently I haven’t learned my lesson. I devoured the first three book’s again (surprised by how much I had forgotten), then went out and got the rest and demolished them as well in three days (it was either sleep or blackthorn, a loosing battle).

I’m still surprised by how I keep switching who my favorite couple is, first it was Eden and Jessi, now it’s Kain and Caitlin. Surprised because I distinctly remember not like Kain for some reason during my first read (maybe his massive trust issues?). But I’m also extremely frustrated, I feel like all the characters are at the cliff of a huge mountain about to fall, but with each book it’s like “Oh no wait, there’s a higher place”.

And it’s funny because even though this was my second read of the first half I was still irritated by the sudden shift in focus each book, despite knowing it all would connect I still thought (screamed) ‘no! I want more of Leila and Caleb!’

Anyway sorry about the rant. Your ability to wretch emotions from each scene and hike up the stakes literally has me sweating and cursing, your sweet breakthroughs has me blessing you. Then your cliffhangers and epilogues have me cursing again. I suppose what I’m trying to say is I both love and simultaneously hate you at the same time. 😊

I can’t wait for your next book, at least it’s only a month away this time. And though it’s not the couple I desperately (desperately) want to find out about, I’ll just wait for their book next year.

Thank you for writing this beautifully painful series. Keep up the great work.

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hi Sarah,

Firstly, thanks so much for going back and re-reading my books. That means a lot. I understand totally about the cliffhangers though. I’ve had a fair number of readers say the same thing. I don’t know who will feel more relieved when all eight books are finally available – me or Blackthorn’s audience! And wow that you caught up and then demolished the rest so quickly.

I get the same thing about the couples too. Whichever one I’m writing about becomes my favourite, then I start on the next and it all changes again. As for our Kane, he’s a hard pill to swallow in Blood Shadows for many. I’m just so pleased to hear he’s now won you over.

And as for Caleb and Leila, argh, I can’t wait to reveal the rest of their story. We’re nearly there!

Lol – feel free to rant anytime. 😀 Equally, feel free to love me or hate me for what I inflict on you. As long as you “feel” something when reading Blackthorn, that’s what matters. Thank you for your incredible compliments, even if they are said with angst! (My fault.)

Thank you SO much for reading my books and for taking time out of your day to leave me such a wonderful message. I deeply appreciate it.

Take care.

xxx

kim ann
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Wow !! I’m always looking for something different and exciting. Lindsay you bring it! I love each character. I’m an avid reader and always appreciate a good read! Waiting on the new book…desperately! Lol Thank you

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Ah, thank you so very much, Kim! <3 Your comment has made my day. I'm thrilled you're enjoying Blackthorn. The finale is underway as we speak. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Much appreciated!

Nicole
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Hey hey! In my typical fashion I discovered your series late, that however is good and bad. Good, because I don’t need to wait bad because now I’ve caught up. Your imagination is amazing and I understand why you reached bestseller status.
When you say the conclusion will be released in late 2017 do you mean November/December or anytime after June…#askingforafriend

Great books. Can’t wait to read your new stuff.

Sincerely from a South African fan!

Lindsay J. Pryor
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Hey Nicole! My first message from a South African fan. How exciting! And you are so very kind – thank you. <3 As you now know, there are definite pluses to having discovered Blackthorn late. 😉 As for the conclusion, yes I do mean it's more likely around November/December though it could potentially be available before then. The first draft is due with my editor in June and the process can take anything from 3-5 months after that. I will post updates as and when I know more. I hope you can hold on! And it's wonderful to know you're looking forward to my new stuff too. Thanks so much for that as well. 🙂

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