Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Before the Press Review: An Immortal Legacy - By Ashley Harrison Blalock
I met Ashley through, Taking It One Book at a Time's Facebook page. After reading up on her book, I became very interested so she then sent me her manuscript to review, because her book is in the process of being published, and I can honestly say I was blown away!
In, An Immortal Legacy, Brooke Hansen has just received an inheritance from an unknown great-grandfather who she has never met and wants to keep his identity secret. (Sounds intriguing right?) Now with a ton of money, a new house & car, Brooke is trying to keep her life as normal as possible. That is until she stumbles upon thee gorgeous Cameron O'Connor. He seems to good to be true, and he likes her....like REALLY likes her. Along with her new life she has found a new love, but will he accept the fact that she's different? The fact that she has abilities that she has only ever told one person about ever? But Cameron's got a secret of his own, a few actually, and they are some that will change Brooke's life forever.
There were so many aspects that I loved about not only this book, but Ashley's writing style as well. She has managed to create a vampire world that's not like every other vampire world out there. In hers there are different races of vampires. From ones who are not limited by the sun, to others who are tenacious fighters regardless of their height. Plus just when you think that you have everything figured out, BAM, twist. Then, BAM, another twist. Ashley's able to intertwine humor, passion, danger, and mystery without making it a jumbled mess. You know that the book is always on the right path, and not tumbling down some side-story hill.
Then there's Cameron & Brooke. These two main characters share a love so pure and true that makes you feel like you've fallen in love for the first time. They develope a relationship that has no hint of jealousy, or doubt. Though it is very fast paced you don't get the feeling that it's being rushed or force, it's as if loving each other comes as naturally to them as breathing.
I can not wait for Ashley to finalize her publication date so that I can begin the count down for all of you. But in the mean time make sure you check out her Facebook for daily updates, and she just started her Twitter. So make sure you go show some support & follow her!