The Foundlings [NOOK Book]

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Foundling: A Vampire caused by accidental means

Throw together Nazi Vampires, Jewish Vampires, and one very special protective Vampire who is 1000 years old; and you have the makings of an explosive and riveting story.

What would you do, if the love of your life, was suddenly kidnapped by Nazi vampires and forced to become one of them?

How would you feel if these same ...

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Overview

Foundling: A Vampire caused by accidental means

Throw together Nazi Vampires, Jewish Vampires, and one very special protective Vampire who is 1000 years old; and you have the makings of an explosive and riveting story.

What would you do, if the love of your life, was suddenly kidnapped by Nazi vampires and forced to become one of them?

How would you feel if these same vampires discovered she was Jewish and sentenced her to a permanent death?

Join our hero Donnie as he battles the obstacles of the underworld in a quest for survival against the odds. Will he prevail and save his one true love from eternal damnation?

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If you enjoyed Linian Carmine's The Lost Boys, or Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, then you will truly enjoy this story. Filled with wonderful twists and turns it will keep you guessing to the dramatic end.

"This is just one of those stories that draws you in and keeps you reading till the very end."

"Very imaginative and a refreshing twist with vampires can't wait for next book too come out"

"a lot of surprises and some twists in this story, it was not predictable and I love that in a book"

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032978596
  • Publisher: R M Garcia
  • Publication date: 1/7/2012
  • Series: Foundlings , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 8,209
  • File size: 548 KB

Meet the Author

I was born and raised in NJ I am the son of Puerto Rican parents. My parents move to NJ from PR shortly after getting married. I was born shortly after. I have 2 younger siblings, twins, Eric and Erica. Growing up I was a simple child who never asked for much. I didn't ask for anything because my imagination provided me with everything I would ever need. I was considered a dreamer by all of my teachers, but I never thought that was a bad thing. I was initially very shy until I got older and stopped caring what others thought of me. I was who I was, you either liked me or you didn't. I have been called weird, quirky, funny and trustworthy, all titles I hold dear. I wrote the short Story of the Foundlings when I was still in High School and it was not till much later that I fully developed it into a book. Back in the day I used to write poetry and compared my work with my high school friend Travis, who was far better at poetry than I. After High School, I moved to Florida and went to college. I dabbled in varied professions over the next several years. I worked in jobs such as Hotel Manager, Accountant, Insurance Agent, Travel Agent, Customer Service Rep, Draftsman, and even a Fry Cook. When I started on the book, I realized that this was my passion, what am ultimately meant to do. I loved writing the Foundlings and even if it does not become a best seller, I will continue to write. God willing and with help of my fans, The Foundlings will make a mark in the literary world. Thanks you for reading about me.
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  • Posted June 27, 2014

    Great Read, pleasantly surprised by just how good it was!

    I love the characters, and will read it again, and again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Great book

    Couldn't put down.

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  • Posted July 11, 2013

    The author provided me with a copy of the book for a fair and ho

    The author provided me with a copy of the book for a fair and honest review. Just by the synopsis the author provided I was intrigued and looking forward to reading it. Then, he told me himself in an email, and I quote, “Don't worry though, my book is nothing like twilight, I know there are a lot of vampire lovey dovey stories out there now. Mine should be different enough to stand out in the genre.” I will agree; it does stand out!

    After Donnie endured a really rough and trying year; losing both of his parents, and all but giving up on life himself, he meets the beautiful and elusive (when it comes to relationships) Abbie. Although he is smart has a problem with history, and Abbie happens to tutor the subject, so he signs up for sessions. This was the break he needed, and soon they fell in love.

    After high school, Abbie went off to college and Donnie became a mechanic. Things were great, until Abbie went to Florida on a vacation trip she won. It was supposed to be a weeklong “girls” trip with her friends. However, someone had different plans for her. She was given the choice to be turned into a vampire, or have all those that she loved be killed. She chose to become a vampire. After doing so she went back home and hung herself to give the impression that she was dead and there was even a funeral.

    Donnie, however, did not believe that the events were true and he set out to find the truth. This was when his spirit guide leads him to “the spot” where he crashes his car and falls to his impending death. As he is dying his beloved Abbie appears. She sees that he will not live, and in a state of frenzy, she decided to feed from him.

    In the aftermath of the feeding, and to Abbie’s surprise, Donnie soon awakes. Neither of them can believe it, and soon they find out that Donnie is not a typical vampire himself. Donnie vows to protect Abbie once they learn that she is in danger and is being hunted by the “bloodline” that turned her. Little did either one of them know the war that was about to ensue.

    I honestly did not know what to expect when I was getting ready to read this novel. I think I was expecting more of a vampire horror type novel, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t. I truly could not, nor did I want to, put this book down. It had me captivated from the start. 

    I wanted to give this book a 5 star rating, but the reason why I didn’t is because there were too many errors; additional words in sentences and the in chapter “scene” change breaks was not used until the later chapters in the book, which made some parts of the book a little confusing. Some of it could have been because of formatting issues, but some were probably editing oversights.

    Aside from that, like I said before, this book was able to draw me in and get to my emotions in multiple areas of the story. Because of this, this book, and this author, has quickly become one of my favorites. I cannot wait to sink my eyes into the next installment of the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2013

    Where to start with this book? My goodness. It is unlike anythin

    Where to start with this book? My goodness. It is unlike anything I’ve ever read before that’s for sure. I have to say that The Foundlings is definitely refreshing.

    At first, during the opening scene, I had a hard time following, but once I got to the first chapter things immediately picked up. I didn’t have to read half way through the book for the plot to kick into full gear (thank God for that). I was instantly drawn to the main characters and it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with Donnie and Abbie. I mean, seriously, how could you not fall in love with them? They were perfect for each other and I think they complimented each other very well.

    One of the things that I truly enjoyed was the diversity of religions. R.M. Garcia did a great job at both separating and bringing the them together at just the right time. The plot was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Granted, I’ve read my fair share of vampire books before, but this one was uniquely different. I was fascinated by the different bloodlines and the abilities that came with each one.

    It was incredibly gratifying to read something new and different. There are times when new and different does not work well together in a story, but in this case it made the entire plot pop. Though I will say that I was devastated by the many tragedies along the way—one of them in particular—I kind of understood where the author was going with it.

    Overall, The Foundlings was a very interesting, completely invigorating, and fresh read that I readily enjoyed. I can honestly say that I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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  • Posted December 25, 2012

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    Donnie had a wonderful life, until he lost his parents, he i





    Donnie had a wonderful life, until he lost his parents, he is a bit of a loner with one best friend. Then he meets Abbie, she is beautiful and in his eyes perfect. Soon Abbie had an unthinkable thing happened to her, she was bitten by a vampire. Donnie is turned by Abbie and they plan to spend eternity together. 




    They find out they and many others are Foundlings, those that are orphaned and do not descend from any particular vampire clan. They must learn fight to survive. They also need to learn how to fit into society without being discovered. They meet some friends and a lot of enemies. Each night becomes dangerous as they flee and try to find a place to fit in. Abbie finds she is being hunted by a very dangerous clan, and Donnie will stop at nothing to save his young bride.




    Filled with action, some native American legends, romance and vampire wars I found The Foundlings different from all the other vampire books. I really enjoyed this read, i could not put it down. There was a lot of surprises and some twists in this story, it was not predictable and I love that in a book. I would love to read more By R.M. Garcia.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    Great Book

    I loved this book. Its not like you typical vampire books. highly recommend it to anyone...

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Donnie has had his world turned upside down, after losing both o

    Donnie has had his world turned upside down, after losing both of his parents
    he begins to believe that he can never truly be happy again and can only push himself to continue going forward…

    That is until he meets Abbie.

    An unexpected love that blooms and becomes a bond so strong, no one can drag them apart. But when Abbie meets a terrifying fate, Donnie follows her into the unknown; and together they are thrown into a world of Vampires, a world neither would have thought could exist.

    Where to start, this book really intrigued me, I was immediately drawn in from the start; the author leaves no room for you to stray from wanting to continue reading. No matter how hard I tried, I found myself wanting to continue on, and each page left me wondering, “What is going to happen next.” I especially really liked how the author portrayed the characters, they were each somewhat relatable and I thought them to have very unique personalities Though I have to admit there were times I felt the urge to hit one of the characters over the head - (Which the reasons for that can only be known if you read the book yourself)

    This book did not disappoint and I quite enjoyed how it went from a fast pace start and then lead the reader back to the beginning and portrays the events that lead up to the opening scene, though it did get a little confusing at first. I would recommend this to any vampire lover that does not mind change to the classic vampire folklore; this book not only delivers but also gives a refreshingly new twist into the world of vampires.

    ~Marie from Paranormal Reads

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  • Posted February 29, 2012

    Incredible book

    I was not sure what to expect within the pages of the Foundlings. It was truly a different take of the vampire genre. If you loves vampires you will totally love this book.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Awesome Read!

    Typically I'm not into vampire stories...but I must say this is the best book I have read in a long time! It's very unique and I got so wrapped up in the charcters that I had to peel myself away sometimes! "The Foundlings" is a great read for vampire lovers, hopeless romantics, action buffs, or someone who just likes to get lost in a good story!

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  • Posted August 17, 2011

    The Foundlings was simply amazing and I want more.

    I have read many vampires novels and this book rates very high on my list. The characters were all very well developed. The main characters were deep and well thought out. The story moved at a good pace and seldom was I bored or lost. R.M Garcia has written a simply amazing and riveting story and I am looking forward to the next installment in the series. You simply must pick up a copy. I highly recommend it for any Vampire enthusiast.

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  • Posted July 17, 2011

    Far beyond your regular Vampire book!

    Writer R.M Garcia has turned out an amazing story. A book that I finished in 2 days, and I usually take my sweet time reading a book. But I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The book starts out as a touching drama, but soon unfolds into something magical. Abbie and Donnie make for two wonderful characters that you really care about throughout the novel. They are two characters that really seem real, you can relate to them and their friends. Their adventures that span the world and the heavens will amaze. The action sequences are written beautifully really making you feel the action, making you feel something is at stake. The story become grand it takes you places you could imagine. I cannot say enough about this book without starting to sound like a broken record. Do yourself a favor and get a REAL vampire book and read The Foundlings by R.M Garcia now.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    In the vampire world where their kind is hunted mercilessly, Espee, Donnie, Nox, Abbie, and few other Foundlings stand to protect their members. As the leader of the den, Espee has taught them to survive, to hide, and to avoid detection from the formal Bloodlines that try to exterminate them. But until when will they run and hide against the formal Bloodlines, especially the Reich? Will they be able to find their own specific place in the vampire world? Readers can find out in author R.M. Garcia's The Foundlings.

    Every vampire originated from a Bloodline Source, and each Bloodline could only birth a certain number of vampires from its Source. As it turned out, Foundlings complicated the formal Bloodlines' plans and their possible numbers. For every risen Foundling, there would be one less vampire available to the corresponding Bloodline. Every formal Bloodline down the line, from the Reich all the way to the Ancient Old Ones, cared not for Foundlings. Maybe they were afraid that one day the Foundlings would outnumber them or that one of them might discover the secret of making more vampires. Either way, to most of the Bloodlines, these bastard offspring, these "accidents," were simply intolerable.

    Most Foundlings never survived more than a few nights, because whenever any new ones were discovered, the formal Bloodlines would swiftly massacre them. But Espee protects every Foundling, teaches them the vampire basics - including skills like how to avoid detection, how to feed without killing, and how to defend against attacks. A chilling encounter however, will create tremors in their existence when Abbie is abducted by the Reich, one of the formal Bloodlines that first appeared around 1945. The entire world believes that the Nazis are gone, but in truth they are stronger than ever and now immortal! They must run, chase, and get Abbie from their hands before they turn her into what they want her to become. But will they be able to outlive their opponents? Where will this event lead them and the den? The Foundlings tells all.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    In the vampire world where their kind is hunted mercilessly, Espee, Donnie, Nox, Abbie, and few other Foundlings stand to protect their members. As the leader of the den, Espee has taught them to survive, to hide, and to avoid detection from the formal Bloodlines that try to exterminate them. But until when will they run and hide against the formal Bloodlines, especially the Reich? Will they be able to find their own specific place in the vampire world? Readers can find out in author R.M. Garcia's The Foundlings.

    Every vampire originated from a Bloodline Source, and each Bloodline could only birth a certain number of vampires from its Source. As it turned out, Foundlings complicated the formal Bloodlines' plans and their possible numbers. For every risen Foundling, there would be one less vampire available to the corresponding Bloodline. Every formal Bloodline down the line, from the Reich all the way to the Ancient Old Ones, cared not for Foundlings. Maybe they were afraid that one day the Foundlings would outnumber them or that one of them might discover the secret of making more vampires. Either way, to most of the Bloodlines, these bastard offspring, these "accidents," were simply intolerable.

    Most Foundlings never survived more than a few nights, because whenever any new ones were discovered, the formal Bloodlines would swiftly massacre them. But Espee protects every Foundling, teaches them the vampire basics - including skills like how to avoid detection, how to feed without killing, and how to defend against attacks. A chilling encounter however, will create tremors in their existence when Abbie is abducted by the Reich, one of the formal Bloodlines that first appeared around 1945. The entire world believes that the Nazis are gone, but in truth they are stronger than ever and now immortal! They must run, chase, and get Abbie from their hands before they turn her into what they want her to become. But will they be able to outlive their opponents? Where will this event lead them and the den? The Foundlings tells all.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    In the vampire world where their kind is hunted mercilessly, Espee, Donnie, Nox, Abbie, and few other Foundlings stand to protect their members. As the leader of the den, Espee has taught them to survive, to hide, and to avoid detection from the formal Bloodlines that try to exterminate them. But until when will they run and hide against the formal Bloodlines, especially the Reich? Will they be able to find their own specific place in the vampire world? Readers can find out in author R.M. Garcia's The Foundlings. Every vampire originated from a Bloodline Source, and each Bloodline could only birth a certain number of vampires from its Source. As it turned out, Foundlings complicated the formal Bloodlines' plans and their possible numbers. For every risen Foundling, there would be one less vampire available to the corresponding Bloodline. Every formal Bloodline down the line, from the Reich all the way to the Ancient Old Ones, cared not for Foundlings. Maybe they were afraid that one day the Foundlings would outnumber them or that one of them might discover the secret of making more vampires. Either way, to most of the Bloodlines, these bastard offspring, these "accidents," were simply intolerable. Most Foundlings never survived more than a few nights, because whenever any new ones were discovered, the formal Bloodlines would swiftly massacre them. But Espee protects every Foundling, teaches them the vampire basics - including skills like how to avoid detection, how to feed without killing, and how to defend against attacks. A chilling encounter however, will create tremors in their existence when Abbie is abducted by the Reich, one of the formal Bloodlines that first appeared around 1945. The entire world believes that the Nazis are gone, but in truth they are stronger than ever and now immortal! They must run, chase, and get Abbie from their hands before they turn her into what they want her to become. But will they be able to outlive their opponents? Where will this event lead them and the den? The Foundlings tells all.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

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    In the vampire world where their kind is hunted mercilessly, Espee, Donnie, Nox, Abbie, and few other Foundlings stand to protect their members. As the leader of the den, Espee has taught them to survive, to hide, and to avoid detection from the formal Bloodlines that try to exterminate them. But until when will they run and hide against the formal Bloodlines, especially the Reich? Will they be able to find their own specific place in the vampire world? Readers can find out in author R.M. Garcia's The Foundlings.

    Every vampire originated from a Bloodline Source, and each Bloodline could only birth a certain number of vampires from its Source. As it turned out, Foundlings complicated the formal Bloodlines' plans and their possible numbers. For every risen Foundling, there would be one less vampire available to the corresponding Bloodline. Every formal Bloodline down the line, from the Reich all the way to the Ancient Old Ones, cared not for Foundlings. Maybe they were afraid that one day the Foundlings would outnumber them or that one of them might discover the secret of making more vampires. Either way, to most of the Bloodlines, these bastard offspring, these "accidents," were simply intolerable.

    Most Foundlings never survived more than a few nights, because whenever any new ones were discovered, the formal Bloodlines would swiftly massacre them. But Espee protects every Foundling, teaches them the vampire basics - including skills like how to avoid detection, how to feed without killing, and how to defend against attacks. A chilling encounter however, will create tremors in their existence when Abbie is abducted by the Reich, one of the formal Bloodlines that first appeared around 1945. The entire world believes that the Nazis are gone, but in truth they are stronger than ever and now immortal! They must run, chase, and get Abbie from their hands before they turn her into what they want her to become. But will they be able to outlive their opponents? Where will this event lead them and the den? The Foundlings tells all.

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