Kindred (Book 1 The Kindred Series) [NOOK Book]

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Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance editing and re-released 8/20/13.

What do you do when the one you love is also you worst enemy?
Trapped in a destiny she does not want, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift, until he walks into her life, turning it upside down and awakening her in ways that she never dreamed possible.
Cassie is stunned and devastated to learn that she belongs to a long line of vampire ...

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Kindred (Book 1 The Kindred Series)

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Overview

Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance editing and re-released 8/20/13.

What do you do when the one you love is also you worst enemy?
Trapped in a destiny she does not want, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift, until he walks into her life, turning it upside down and awakening her in ways that she never dreamed possible.
Cassie is stunned and devastated to learn that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as The Hunters. A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa’s aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Though Cassie knows it is her fate, she chafes against her heritage, and is resentful of the shortened lifespan that has been placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself simply going through the motions of living. That is, until Devon arrives. Tall, dark, and mysterious his arrival turns the school, and Cassie’s life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to him, and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she truly is will place Devon in danger, she is unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. What she does not know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever.

Book 1 of 5

This is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages fifteen and up.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044714441
  • Publisher: Erica Stevens
  • Publication date: 6/3/2012
  • Series: Kindred , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,050
  • File size: 285 KB

Meet the Author

Though my name is not really Erica Stevens, it is a pen name that I chose in memory of two amazing friends lost too soon, I do live in Mass with my wonderful husband and our fish Sam, Woody, Hawk eye, Klinger, and Radar. I have a large and crazy family that I fit in well with. I am thankful every day for the love and laughter they have brought to my life. I have always loved to write and am an avid reader.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2012

    Love it

    I really like her books this book is across from Buffy the vampire slayer (the show not the movie) and twilight. She is very good at making you love all the people in the book. One of the better free reads but if you read this book be prepared to buy the next one her books just end there is no closer it just stops and continues in the next book. Like twilight it goes on and on about this and that me I don't need a whole page describing the color of the leaves . Over all this is a great book and I can't wait to start on the next book.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2012

    Ok

    This is the story of Cassie, a vampire hunter and Devon, a very old, powerful vampire who is drawn to Cassie. Devon is able to mask his true nature from Cassie and her friends while enrolling in her high school to be close to her. Cassie is just as drawn to Devon but reluctant to give into her feelings for fear that she'll put him in danger. Eventually she does return his interest and they become inseperable. While she is watching out for his safety from a vampire who is in town killing people, he is watching for her safety. Cassie eventually figures out that Devon is a vamp and wrongly assumes he is the one draining locals. It all comes to a conclusion when Cassie decides to kill Devon but stumbles into a battle between vamps with some very scary results. This book was definately "Twilight" and "Buffy" inspired. I felt like this was not as good as the author's other works. I haven't decided if I'm going to continue reading this series. I'd probably go with 2.5 stars if that had been an option.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2012

    Review

    Had never heard of this author and i read alot of books. She hooked me with Captivated series and now this one. Already bought book 2 of this series. Good job Ms Stevens.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2012

    Good read

    I liked this book and im a very picky reader it had a great plot to it i didnt like how it had a cliff hanger in the ending but other than that it was a good read

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Fun Read

    Light fun read... nothing new in this story line. Kind of a cross between Twilght and Buffy but worth the time, especially because it was a free nook book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2013

    I am a raving fanatic of the author¿s other vampire series, The

    I am a raving fanatic of the author’s other vampire series, The Captive, as demonstrated by my gushing reviews and numerous random mentions. While waiting for the finale of The Captive, I needed something to keep me occupied, so decided to give The Kindred a shot. While I detected a number of similarities, there were many differences and it is quite clear that the two series are unrelated. I gobbled up the four published books over a single four-day marathon and I am now yearning for the fifth and final!



    The plot:

    Quick, concise, and clean, this storyline is to-the-point and moves along swiftly. It was interesting to see the dual perspective of Devon and Cassie as they each harbored their secrets with no idea who or what the other was. There were a number of intense fight scenes that were icing on the cake for me, in addition to plenty of “aww” moments worthy of re-reading.



    The characters:

    Cassie is a caring, selfless girl who wants to do the right thing, but can be a bit hot-headed when provoked. She is strong, determined, but reluctantly accepts her duty as a Hunter and the short lifespan that comes with it. She has no plans for children, romance, college, or a future of any kind because she believes she won’t live to see it. Then enters Devon and he becomes something she wants to live for, but at the same time wants to protect him from her lifestyle.



    Unbeknownst to Cassie, Devon has been immersed in the world of vampirism since the early fourteenth century and gleefully partook in the debaucheries typical of his kind until just over a hundred and fifty years ago. Devon senses an immediate connection to Cassie, but tries to stay away at first because he believes that she is blissfully ignorant of the world of vampires. Devon has a certain amount of self-loathing and regret coupled with a desire for redemption that I found very compelling. His asceticism and how he puts Cassie first made for a memorable and empathetic character.



    The villain here was in hiding until the end, so I shan’t discuss him/her for fear of spoilers!



    There were other characters, including Chris, Cassie’s best friend; Melissa, another Hunter girl; Lily, Cassie’s grandmother; and Luther, the man responsible for training and mentoring Cassie, Chris, and Melissa in their roles as Hunters. The other characters had less screen time than Cassie and Devon, but the author still manages to make them multi-dimensional and layered.



    As I said, I sprinted over to the Kindle Store immediately after finishing this to snap up the next book. I highly recommend this series to fans of Upper YA Paranormal Romance, Vampire Romance, and people who like their love stories seasoned with fight scenes and mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2013

    Awesome!

    WORTH READING!
    Vampires, Vampire Hunters, and forbidden love.
    This was the best one of Steven's I've read so far. You know you're into a book real good when you're frustrated because it ends and you desperately have to get the next one in the series to find out what happens. Cannot wait to read the next one.
    One bad note: the wrong version ofthe word TO was used several times...should have used 'too' instead of 'to.'

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Vampires beware

    Cassie and chris have been together since birth and when they were one they were wisked away to safety by chris' mom mary to cassies grandmother in florida. That night the rest of the family was lost. When they were 13 they were found by guardian luther and adopted daughter melissa and told that they were hunters. Not any hunter, vampire hunters. In their senior year in high school a misterious boy comes to town that everyone is drawn to even cassie. She is determined to protect him from her life she finds out though its her that needs the protection from the evil that is playing with the three hunter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Must read

    Must read the whole series.. waiting for book 5 only wished the author got working on it.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    It was actually good! I really enjoyed the read even though it

    It was actually good! I really enjoyed the read even though it seems to
    be geared more towards younger readers. My only issue with the book is
    some of the repetitive paragraphs on feelings/emotions but I do
    understand that it helps the reader to better understand the character.
    I've heard complaints when there isn't enough to describe a characters
    emotions so for this particular book I can't complain too much about the
    constant descriptions. It was good enough to grab my attention for me to
    purchase the remainder of the series. I also enjoyed the Captured Series
    and am looking forward to more from that. I would recommend this series
    as a read as well as her other series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 5, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    Although this story started off slow for me, once it kicked in,

    Although this story started off slow for me, once it kicked in, I was hooked. The first half of the story was too much in the main character's head. It was too much of her dreary thoughts about her life and being afraid of the guy she is so attracted to. Eventually, though, the story moves on, and I didn't want to put it down. Be warned that it ends with a cliffhanger, but all five books of the series are out now. I'm in my way to purchase the rest of the series now.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2013

    Cassie

    Cassie is a brave and strong woman like Katniss Everdeen in the hunger games and Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 7, 2013

    GREAT STORY!

    I dont think its anything like twilight. I think its better! I cant wait to read book 2.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2013

    Captivating

    This book approches vampires differently than other books. A true page turner. When i got to the end of the book i had to get the next in the series to find out what is next. Love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2013

    484 pages

    Twilight

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Brilliant

    Loved this! Thought the characters were great, and the story stayed strong throughout. Buffy meets Twilight. Looking forward to book 2

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Awesome

    Could not put this book down

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    I found something odd

    I loved the bool and thought it was great but did anyone elde notice that in the time between his name being called for homecoming king and him confronting Cassie, Mark's last name magically changed from Young to Johnson? I was quige confused when i reaf this so if i missed something please let me know. And im not trying to say anythkng bad about the book, because it was fantastic and kept me attached the whole time, i just found it when rereading some of my favorite parts.. either way erica stevens is an amazing writer who keeps me captured in the world shee creates everytime i read one of her books:)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Loved it

    This book was great! I loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    An enjoyable book.

    I enjoyed this book. I plan on getting the rest of the series.

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