J. L. McCoy resides in the beautifully weird city of Austin, Texas with her opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel and handsome husband Kenny. She has always been a passionate reader and enjoys watching movies, traveling, listening to heavy metal/classic rock/80s music, getting mani/pedis with her girls, and singing karaoke. She loves body art and is hopelessly addicted to Sonic’s ice and Route 44 un-sweet raspberry iced tea.
BOOK ONE: Blood of the Son
Synopsis: After a shocking admission by Archer Rhys, Skye Morrison and the rest of The Mausoleum's vampire crew have to deal with the aftermath of Houston business owner and fellow vampire Greyson Mead's murder. A gruesome discovery in Skye's driveway forces her out of her house and temporarily into Archer's lakeside mansion with her co-workers Trey, Hunter, Quinn, Seamus, Lochlan, Jameson, and of course the ever jealous Aoife. Skye must now live under the same roof with the two men she wants most and things are bound to get complicated. With a psychotic murderer on the loose hell bent on killing vampires and the appointed army of The Faithful having no luck in finding them, will Skye's new boss and co-workers live to see next week? Will Skye make it out of Archer's mansion alive?
*Be advised: This book contains adult situations, steamy sex scenes, and cursing.*
“With all those late hours, doesn’t Mrs. Rhys miss you?” I asked.
He raised an eyebrow. “No,” he said with a slight smirk. “There is no Mrs. Rhys.”
“Oh, sorry” I replied, a little embarrassed. “I just figured a guy like you would have been snatched up long ago by some gorgeous girl.”
He smiled and chuckled a little. “You’d think so, huh? I haven’t had much luck in that department...at least long term.”
“Sorry if I seemed nosy,” I said, looking down at my clasped hands. I felt like I had pried.
“Not at all, Skye. These are things you’ll need to know if you work for me,” he said soothingly. “Let me ask you a few general questions. Would that be alright?”
“Yes, please. Fire away,” I said, eager to change the subject.
“What do you like to do for fun?” he asked.
I looked up at him and wondered if I should give him the safe answer or the true answer. I decided to throw caution to the wind and let him see the real me. “Well, um, I enjoy painting. Abstract mostly...on big canvases. There’s almost nothing better than channeling your love, fear, pain, bad day, good day down into something and seeing the beauty of those emotions emerge. It helps me realize that no matter how bad my day was, or how hurt I felt...there’s always beauty in everything; that every emotion I feel is important and helps make me who I am. I love it. It’s freedom incarnate.” I smiled and remembered the last painting I did. It was after Jesse and I broke up. I put all the anger, tears, frustration, and ugliness down on the canvas. It turned into one of the most beautiful pieces I’ve ever done.
“I love to read,” I said, clearing my throat and continuing. “I’ve always preferred that over watching television. There’s not much imagination to television in my opinion. Also, dancing has always been in my blood. I love dancing whether it’s out at a dance hall or around my house. If hear music, my body just kind of responds to it. I like to catch Karaoke Night at the Blue Lagoon Lounge whenever I can. Their Cult Movie Show Tunes night is to die for. Don’t laugh. I know it’s cheesy, but I love it. And, I have to say, one of my absolute favorite things to do is go to my weekly Krav Maga class that I take with my best friend, Nikki,” I said, hoping that that wasn’t too long winded of an answer.
“Impressive, Miss Morrison,” he said with a cock of his head and appraising eyes. “I like a strong woman.”
I blushed and looked down at my hands. Small butterflies fluttered around in my stomach and I adjusted my body uncomfortably in the seat. I was embarrassed but a little excited at the look in his eye as he watched me talking. What is that...the way he’s looking at me? He likes a strong woman...what does that mean? Is he coming on to me? I laughed inwardly at the absurdity of my thoughts. Yeah right, Skye. He’s WAY out of your league, girlfriend. But, nice try. I looked up, into his eyes, and gave him a small smile and a shrug. “Me too. I grew up on Red Sonja comics. I wanted to be just like her when I was a kid.”
His eyes sparkled with his laughter and the butterflies in my stomach picked up again. Dammit, stop that! I silently told myself. Out of your league! And, he just might be your boss someday. Chill, hormones...
“What kinds of books do you like to read?” he asked.
I was surprised by the question. I guess when he said general, he really meant general. “I mainly read paranormal fiction, though I do enjoy the occasional historical drama or biography.”
“I’ve read up on preternatural things myself,” he said with a knowing smile. “What are your favorite subjects?”
“Well, I suppose it would be vampires, werewolves, fae, and similar mythological creatures,” I said, hoping that’s what he meant.
He laughed and nodded his head. “I’m glad you enjoy those. I do, too,” he said.
I started wondering how these questions pertained to the job I was interviewing for. But, I shouldn’t complain, I guess. These questions were very easy to answer and it seemed like he was genuinely interested in hearing my answers.
“Do you have any first-aid knowledge?” he inquired next.
“Hm...well, yes. I took a first-aid course in summer camp when I was 15. I still remember the basics,” I said, a little confused as to where this was going.
“Good,” he said, and then looked thoughtful. “Would you know how to...let’s say for example...dress wounds and control bleeding?”
What the hell kind of interview question was that?! I thought to myself. I’d expect that if I was applying at a hospital or something, but... “Yes,” I said slowly, confused as to why I would ever need to know something like that working in a nightclub.
“Excellent,” he said smiling. “You never know when something like that will come in handy.”
**My Review of Blood Of The Son**
I have always said I want a book to suck me in and not let me out.
Well, THIS ONE DID JUST THAT AND MORE!!
J.L. McCoy had me guessing as to which man Skye Morrison would fall for. I still don't believe I have my answer. Which is enticing and making me ache with anticipation.
I am not one to give to much away in a book, but I will tell you this.....
The journey Skye Morrison takes with these two vampires is alluring~breathtaking and so satisfying.
Archer Rhys is and aggressive~beautiful and beyond sexy vampire. He feels more for Skye than he has ever felt for any human.
Jameson is a sweet~loyal and a fiercely handsome vampire. He cares for Skye deeply.
Archer and Jameson will protect Skye at all costs.
This book is so well written. J.L. McCoy keeps you on your toes and won't let you escape the great plot she has embarked upon.
If you aren't aware, this is just the first book of the "Skye Morrison Vamp Series."
I am now reading book two, "Sins of the Father."
Mrs. McCoy has just announced that book three is done and should be released sometime in November.
The most exciting revelation of all? She is now busy writing book four.
I am beyond thrilled and can't wait to see what she has in store for this series.
Last, but not least. The only thing I didn't like? It wasn't long enough.....I WANTED MORE! ;)
Knowing I had the second book waiting for me, made it "OH SO SWEET!"
I can honestly say that now I am one of J.L. McCoy's BIGGEST FANS!
I gave this book
BOOK TWO: Sins of the Father
After a shocking admission by Archer Rhys, Skye Morrison and the rest of The Mausoleum's vampire crew have to deal with the aftermath of Houston business owner and fellow vampire Greyson Mead's murder. A gruesome discovery in Skye's driveway forces her out of her North Central Austin, Texas townhome and temporarily into Archer's lakeside mansion with her co-workers Trey, Hunter, Quinn, Seamus, Lochlan, Jameson, and of course the ever jealous Aoife. Skye must now live under the same roof with the two men she wants most and things are bound to get complicated. With a psychotic murder on the loose hell bent on killing vampires and the appointed army of The Faithful having no luck in finding them, will Skye's new boss and co-workers live to see next week? Will Skye make it out of Archer's mansion alive?
“Did you need something?” I asked.
Archer leaned forward in his chair and took off his expensive charcoal gray sports coat. “I wanted to see how you were handling all of this,”he said, throwing the coat onto the couch and moving to take off his cufflinks. I watched him struggle for a second before I intervened.
“Here, let me help you.” I said as I got up from the chair and walked around his desk. He smiled tiredly, sighed, and thanked me. I hopped up onto the desk, sat in the same place Aoife had only moments ago occupied and pulled his hand onto my lap. I slowly took off his left cufflink and sat it down on the dark desk beside me. I looked into his ice blue eyes as I rolled the shirtsleeve up his muscular forearm. “Honestly, Archer, I don’t know how I am handling this.”
He stared intensely into my eyes and searched them for clues. “Are you scared?” I nodded my head and gave him his arm back. I picked up his right one and began the same process again. “You know I’ll never let anything happen to you, don’t you?”
I watched my hands work as I thought about that for a few seconds.
“I know,” I said finally, looking back up into his beautiful eyes. Neither of us said anything for a long moment. “I’m worried about you...about all of you,” I admitted reluctantly, my fingers finishing their work.
Archer took one of my hands in his and leaned closer. “We’re going to be just fine,” he said, tucking a stray hair behind my left ear and then lifting my chin. “We’re a lot stronger than we look, Skye.”
I had a sudden flash of Greyson’s mutilated body and I swallowed hard, shaking my head. My eyes glistened with unshed tears. “But Greyson...,”
Archer shushed me with a gentle finger to my full lips. “Don’t,” he whispered, looking deeply into my eyes. “Don’t think about that.” He cupped my cheek and tenderly ran his thumb over my mouth, tracing my bottom lip.
“I’m sorry for how I acted earlier tonight,” he apologized gently, his eyes remorseful.
“I know,” I whispered. I tilted my head into his cool hand and closed my eyes. His touch was so comforting, his strong arms safe. I felt my body slowly start to relax for the first time tonight.
“I want you to stay with me tonight, Skye.” My eyes flew open in alarm and I sat up straight. “Us,” Archer amended quickly. “I meant I want you to stay with us...at my house.”
**My Review of Sins Of The Father**
This is the second book in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series.
Skye Morrison, Archer Rhys and Jameson Doyle have even more of a problem on their hands this time around. It truly ends up deadly in some cases.
It is exciting, thrilling and sad. There are even some unanswered questions~ANSWERED!
Skye's bond with Archer and Jameson strengthens and brings them closer than ever. She gets extremely close to one of them. Will it be who you want?
A deadly force is going around killing vampires and even humans. That is a shock to the vampire clan.
This leads Archer demanding Skye stay with him and his fellow vampires at his beautiful~luxurious home.
From here on things get CRAZY!
I had NO idea J.L. McCoy would put so much detail and keep me so engrossed with what Skye endures.
She suffers so much at the hand of this powerful vampire.
you can't imagine what important things she learns.
The PAIN~The ANGUISH~The SUFFERING that Skye Morrison sustains you FEEL! You CANNOT put the book down until the very END!
That is all I will say!!
Here is a piece of advice......Purchase both books. Once you start "Blood Of The Son." You will want "Sins Of The Father" within your reach.
J.L. McCoy rocks this series and leaves you wanting and waiting for the next installment of the Skye Morrison Vampire Series.;)
I gave this book
Blood of the Son, Sins of the Father, The Original Sin, and Legacy of Blood
Skye Morrison Vampire Series Book #1 - 4
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Links for the Books:
Amazon Kindle links
*Blood of the Son USA: http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Book-Skye-Morrison-ebook/dp/B007GYWBLE/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1331051632&sr=1-9
*Sins of the Father USA: http://www.amazon.com/Father-Morrison-Vampire-Series-ebook/dp/B008LOLPYC/ref=pd_sim_kstore_5
*The Original Sin USA: http://www.amazon.com/Original-Morrison-Vampire-Series-ebook/dp/B009XTVB6Q/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2
*Legacy of Blood USA: http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Morrison-Vampire-Series-ebook/dp/B00BGZD0IW/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361164070&sr=1-5&keywords=legacy+of+blood
Barnes and noble Nook links:
*Blood of the Son: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-of-the-son-jl-mccoy/1109325656
*Sins of the Father: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sins-of-the-father-j-l-mccoy/1112170595?ean=2940015014402
*Blood of the Son: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/138671
*Sins of the Father: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/205195
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tomorrow I will have a continuation of the last two books and my reviews on these as well.
tomorrow I will have a continuation of the last two books and my reviews on these as well.