Spotlight: A.N. Meade *Review
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Titles: Marked, Beauty and the Darkness, and Rise of the Blood Queen
Author: A.N. Meade
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: Jun 16, 2012, October 28, 2013, and Apr 16, 2015
Story Synopsis Marked: When the man of her dreams walks into Kate’s reality. She hopes that this will mark the beginning of a chance to truly live her life, free from abuse and torment. She doesn’t know that there are more sinister forces at work, powers that will threaten to tear her apart. Centuries old curses, demons, voodoo priestesses, a guardian angel, and an array of intriguing humans and vampires make up the backdrop of this love story. A blood curse placed on Kate in a past life threatens to tear her away from her new found sanctuary. She has to adjust to her new life, learn the details from her past that can help her, and break the curse before the demon claims her as his own. She uses the council of a captivating group of friends, and ancient Egyptian and religious texts to help her along her journey.
Marked is were the story of Kate begins. She is in an abusive relationship and is desperate to get out of it. When she attempts something crazy Macs shows up someone she believed only existed in her dreams and turns in her into a vampire were an a new adventure begins.
Story Synopsis Beauty and the Darkness: Aimee was left feeling vulnerable after Damian’s attack. She throws herself full force into learning all she can of her abilities in an attempt to better protect herself from Damian’s growing threat and protect her circle of friends. Damian’s interest in her, however is much more than a personal one. He is not about to let her go riding off into the sunset with Marc. She is a vampire now, but there is so much more to the story, as she soon discovers.
Story Synopsis Rise of the Blood Queen: In this book, Aimee struggles to face the consequences of the tough choices she made in book 2. She has to push her personal boundaries and either grow or die. There’s an element of survival, but also the new task of building friendships and relationships from the ashes. We get to see more of Damian, Marc, Liam and Hex, as well as some new characters like Duncan. Duncan is an ancient warlock who lives in solitude in the forest. He has knowledge of the prophecies as well as the magic that Aimee is learning to wield.