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Monday, October 17, 2011

Review of New Blood by Paul Dorset

New Blood
Part 1 of the Melrose Series
Paul Dorset
Ebook Edition 2011

   Beau is an up and coming rising star in the technology company that he works for. His friends are amazed and a little bewildered over the speed in which he is rising. His co-workers notice some unusual things about Beau. Sometimes his personality is a bit off and at other times he looks like he hasn't slept in days.
  Lucy is from England and is having difficulty adjusting to the weather in Seattle. She suddenly develops migraine headaches that she is attributing to something in Seattle because she never had them before. In amidst the migraine issues, Lucy tries to develop a relationship with a young man named Ben. The relationship between the two is growing nicely until Ben suddenly disappears. Lucy happens to be roommates with Sabrina, who works at Beau's company also. Enter Beau into Lucy's life.
   Honestly, I did not know what to make of this story until I was half way through the book. I vacillated between disliking the book and liking it. Paul Dorset has such a way with his storyline and characters that you don't know what to think. I am certainly glad I hung in there until the end. Now, I can't wait for the next installment to come out.
   This is a paranormal at its finest. You have a large technology company who is run by a group called Anons who is a group of people comprised of special souls as you will. Freaks of nature with special skills. As in the case of Beau, a single kiss may mean your demise. The problem is, these talents if not controlled can be your undoing. Not to mention, they are addictive. Lucy's migraines at first, seem to be so out of place in the scheme of the story. But, are they really? How appropriate is this story, at this time? You have power, greed and ambition, love and death, all rolled into one story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. This story will have you asking for more by the time you reach the end. I for one, cannot wait until the second book in the Melrose series comes out.
   I wish to thank the author for providing me with a copy to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. I was not compensated in anyway except for receiving the book for reviewing purposes.

I give New Blood 4.5 out of 5 stars

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