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For vampire Aidan Murphy, life has never been so desperate. The vaccine used to treat a global pandemic has rendered human blood deadly to his kind, leaving them on the brink of starvation and civil war. In tiny Penton, Alabama, Aidan establishes a peaceful community of vampires and unvaccinated human donors. He dares to hope they can survive — until his estranged brother descends upon Penton and begins killing the humans. Determined to save his town, Aidan kidnaps an unsuspecting human doctor…and finds himself ...
For vampire Aidan Murphy, life has never been so desperate. The vaccine used to treat a global pandemic has rendered human blood deadly to his kind, leaving them on the brink of starvation and civil war. In tiny Penton, Alabama, Aidan establishes a peaceful community of vampires and unvaccinated human donors. He dares to hope they can survive — until his estranged brother descends upon Penton and begins killing the humans. Determined to save his town, Aidan kidnaps an unsuspecting human doctor…and finds himself falling in love for the first time in nearly four centuries.
Dr. Krystal Harris thought she was coming to Penton for a job interview, but Aidan Murphy has other plans. Infuriated by his high-handed scheme to imprison her in the small town, Krys can’t ignore the attraction between them. But is it love? Or does her dangerous, charismatic captor want only to bend her to his will?
Posted April 19, 2013
Redemption was a very fascinating read. The author did a fantastic job creating a world where the human race is faced with a pandemic. A vaccine is created to treat the pandemic and the crisis is averted, for humans at least, vampires aren’t so lucky. The vaccine changed the blood of any human that received the vaccination, making it poisonous to any vampire that drinks it. Now the vampire world is thrown into chaos. Their food supply is now very limited and the few humans that weren’t vaccinated are being kidnapped and made into blood slaves. Aidan Murphy is a vampire on a mission-to protect his people anyway that he can. He created a community where vampires and unvaccinated humans live together in peace. Everyone is happy in the community, until jealous vampires try to take what Aidan worked so hard to build. To help fight this new threat Aidan kidnaps Dr. Krystal Harris.
From the moment that Aidan and Krys meet you can feel the pull that exists between the two. Both have had bad things happen to them in the past, both must push past their differences to help save the Penton community. Susannah Sandlin has taken the popularity of the Vampire genre and made it her own. Her unique ideas and complex characters make for a thrilling and fast paced read. The chemistry between the two main characters is very strong and try as they might they cannot fight it. Passion, danger, and the race to save an entire species make Redemption an excellent beginning to a new series.
Posted February 6, 2013
When I selected this book I was in the mood for a good paranormal vampire romance. I was so tired of the Billionaire BDSM books, the rock star books, the seriel books that come out weekly, the immature new adult books, and the run of the mill romances. It has been awhile since I got my hands on a good juicy vampire book. My favorite paranormal authors are all between releases. This series looked intriguing.
When I started Redemption I was drawn into the Penton world. I could not put the book down. The moment I closed the book I had to get my hands on book 2.
Penton is a community that was created so that vampires and humans could live together peacefully. The vampire world is in danger due to a vaccination that rendered human blood piosonous to vampires. Adian Murphy foresaw blood wars, human trafficking,and extincition in the future of the vampire world. He did not want to live as a predator with no regards to human life. He created a community that would give a more humanized life to the vampires and hope to humans who had lives that were unbearable in the human world. All the citizens were living happy existances in Penton. The Tribunal- the ruling body of the vampire world feels threatened by the Penton community. And one of the head members has a vendetta against the community because his son has chose that life over the predator life. Thus begins the war.This series is fantastic. If you are a fan of the Blackdagger Brotherhood, Midnight Breeds, Darkhunters, and Darkyn series....you will love these books!
Posted December 18, 2012
Posted October 16, 2012
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I really loved this book. It was a great introduction for a great new series. I loved the different world these vampires live it. True Blood fans will for sure love this series.
I really liked Aiden, he is swoon worthy for sure. And Dr. Krystal Harris I really liked alot, I was able to connect with her and felt part of this world right along with her.
The writing is top notch, and have no complaints on that at all. Its a great idea that Susannah had for this series, and will enjoy reading the rest of the books.
I rather not spoil anything for you, so will keep this short. You can basically get an idea on the summary what its about, and I just wanted to add that I liked the characters, and was hooked from the start.
I loved how we swapped back and forth from Krystal's point of view and Aidens, I like when I get to get into the head of the men. It's a great insight, lol.
Overall, great story, and worth giving it a shot.
5 out of 5 stars.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book along with the 2nd book Absolution for a book tour, for my honest opinions.
Posted July 31, 2012
I love sexy, tough, complex and noble vampires and Redemption satisfied my craving. I was immediately drawn into the world Sandlin created. I consumed this in a few hours and cannot wait for the next installment. Intense characters, fantastic world building and a unique plot make this the perfect start to a promising new series. In the tiny town of Penton all is not as it seems. After a vaccine renders human blood fatal to vampires, Aidan Murphy has built a small tight knit community in rural Alabama. Here vampires and unvaccinated humans live side by side. If successful his community may be the answer for his race. After the loss of their doctor he searches and finds Dr. Krystal Harris. When things go wrong the night of her interview, Aidan is forced to hold Krystal hostage. The tale that unfolds is riveting and perfectly paced as Aidan works to save his town from a threat and deal with the beautiful and captivating doctor. The characters were well developed and I connected with each of them. I found Aiden to be complex and a totally smexy vampire. He is a born leader, and protector. He carries the burden of this town and its people on his shoulders. He cares about his community and makes it a point to know both the humans and vampires. To him they are his family and bonded to him by blood. Aiden has a painful history and has closed himself off. When he enters a room his presence consumes the room and others look to him for guidence. Beneath this exterior is a passionate, sensitive man and I loved discovering the many sides of him. Dr. Krystal is smart, compassionate and flawed. She is also curious and her need to know, geeky side, lands her in trouble. Watching the two of them interact was funny, sweet and smoking hot. The relationship grew slowly and I liked that. Members of the community added to the tale and had substance. Hannah was one of my favorites. She is a vampire with physic abilities and her back story was interesting. Of course there are evil characters and unknown players who add to the suspense. The world building is solid and I liked Sandlin’s twist. While she has not changed much about vampires, the back story and vaccination twist were believable and refreshingly original. The utopia Aidan is trying to create was interesting and the perfect setting for endless plot lines. I love small town series, where you get to know everyone and Penton appealed to me. The plot, character development and flow was wonderfully. I quickly became invested in the characters and the tales outcome. Sandlin has a gift for weaving a suspenseful plot with fleshed out characters. This appears to be a series where each can be read as a standalone and focuses on one couple. I want to thank the author for providing this ARC in exchange for my unbiased review.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 21, 2012
Krystal is heading into Penton for a job interview. Sure she's a little perturbed by the late night interview request but a job is a job after all. And the fact that in Penton she could be her own boss? Well that just seals the deal. However, when she rolls into Penton her skills are put to the test when she comes across Aiden, her potential employer with a man who was attacked and in dire need of medical assistance. When she proves her skills to Aiden, he is all too quick to hire her, but then she finds herself not only held against her will in Penton, but surrounded by vampires as well.
Aiden is probably the most civilized vampire that you will come across. If you didn't know any better, you would assume him to be human. Kidnapping Krystal goes against everything he believes in but with his brother on the attack, he is in desperate need of a doctor. He expects Krystal to be be pissed at the situation and loathe him, but he isn't prepared for not only the mating pull towards her but the fact that she is attracted to him as well.
This was a good vampire story. It flows really well between the different points of view. The whole idea that there is a vaccine out there that keeps vampires from feeding from humans was an interesting twist. Aiden has come up with a solution to this dilemma though. He finds humans who haven't been vaccinated and with their willingness, bonds them to his scathe. They all live in a town separated from everyone and everything. But with Aiden's brother attacking his quiet town, everything is chaotic.
The story was predictable in parts but it was still a pleasure to read. There were some instances where I would have loved to hit Krystal upside the head for her idiocy but we all have our flaws I guess. Like I said, it was an interesting take on a classic vampire romance. I look forward to what happens next at Penton... or maybe we catch up with Mirren, Aiden's right hand man? (I really hope so!)
Posted July 5, 2012
Posted July 4, 2012
Oh my! This was really beyond wonderful. I'm not sure what I expected when I first read the Prologue, but then bam the first chapter really grabbed me, and I was basically hooked for the rest of the story. The concept; the thought of there being a worldwide pandemic, where some humans took a vaccination that left their blood dangerous to vampires was intriguing to me. The setting, Penton, Alabama, was interesting to visualize, as it's described to be a small town filled with humans and a scathe of vampires. The writing was phenomenal; the scenes/dialogue flowed so well. The characters, now...I would love to see these vampires on screen, and to hear the slight Irish accents. Yup, these vampires were originally from Ireland, and they were just developed really well, and all I can say is, I can't wait to see these characters on screen, especially Aidan (sigh). Anyways (cough) so if you can already see from my side, the characters were believable, including human Dr. Krystal Harris. You can see from the first couple of chapters this draw that she and Aidan have for one another. Krystal, seemed a relatable character to me, and I felt for her, for her unfortunate past, her unfortunate abuse she had to endure from her parents, her Father. She is one that may seem reserved, but she is feisty and a determined person, even though she finds herself in a situation that she though she left when she was eighteen, but I think you'll like her very much, as she brings out strength.
This story has so much good qualities including suspense, of course vampires, romance, action, a possible war between Aidan and his enemy, his older brother (Owen) and more, so I really Recommend this story: this first book in a series, as you will not be disappointed. It was...Fantastic! :)