Today’s highlight is on J.A. Lynch. I’m introducing you all to THREE of her books along with a review of one, Within The Shadows.
Living on the razors edge, Giselle Burgman’s life is torn apart by her cheating boyfriend. Little does she realise that he is the least of her worries when her long term friend Alex introduces her to his family and a new, darker world. A world of lies, deceit and corruption. Thrown from one problem straight into another, the razors edge gets thinner and sharper, testing Giselle’s sanity and vitality. Not even she can hide when living within the shadows.
Giselle has discovered that her boyfriend has cheated on her. She is devastated. Her longtime friend Alex is there to comfort her. Little does she know he has more sinister things planned for Giselle. Alex is a vampire who intends to use Giselle to further their line. Along the way Giselle must determine who she can and cannot trust. While she struggles with who she has become, she longs to be back home with her ailing mother and family. Dark forces prevent her from doing so as she is led from place to place in an attempt to keep her safe and hidden from those who seek her.
I like the concept behind this series. It’s a great new take on the world of vampires. The plot is great, but the flow of the storyline was just a little too fast paced. This was a quick read and I did enjoy it. Lynch shows great potential in this series and I look forward to reading what happens in book 2.
Giselle has barely had time to accept her new life, never mind the prospect of motherhood, but she finds herself, yet again thrown into chaos, only this time there is more than just her life at stake. With vampires and shadow creatures vying for her life, can Giselle escape the darkness consuming her, or will she finally descend into the world of shadows?
Only the truest of love can overcome the darkness of the unknown, where one girl finds eternal happiness, another is damned from existence.
Can true love really free you from the shackles? Or is temptation a road well traveled?
Meet The Author
Fiery Librian Julieanne Lynch is an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in Northern Ireland, where she works on her Shadows Trilogy and other series full-time. Before becoming a writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided writing was the way for her and believes all of her education and reading prepared her for it.
An avid reader, Julieanne has always had an encompassing fascination with folklore. When not writing, she enjoys crime series such as Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS and Cold Case, and loves anything with Vampires, listening to metal, meeting new people, drinking lots of green tea, and sharing her dreams with her children. She is a self-professed goth wanna-be,and is happy when left to write into the early hours of the morning.
Julieanne also writes under the pen name J.A. Lynch
Julieanne’s YA series, The Shadows Trilogy, is published by Vamptasy Publishing and thus far contains In the Shadows. It follows the war between vampires and shadow creatures. Giselle Bergman, an 18-year old human girl, falls victim to a scheme by one of her closest childhood friends, and embarks on a journey that sees her become the center of a battle between good and evil.