Blood King

Blood King

by Amber K Bryant


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While the Blood King lives, no one is safe.

Sybille Esmond never wanted to inherit her family’s weird business: summoning spirits of the undead and guiding them to the afterlife. While it pays the bills, dealing with supernatural monsters comes with colossal risks, including becoming undead herself.

When tall, dark, and undead Elis Tanner, a reformed member of the soulless ever-after, invades Sybille’s life, bringing with him a possessive, disembodied ex-wife, those risks get complicated, and those complications become dangerous.

Sybille must aid Elis in confronting his jealous ex while also investigating the Blood King, a beast who refuses to die—by stake or by poison.

After a harrowing possession leaves her burned and bruised, Sybille finds herself drawing closer to the tempting Elis, who may be the only one capable of helping her kill the unkillable. With the Blood King and his legions of undead closing in, she discovers her own life is far from the only thing in jeopardy.


Q: Why do you write?

A: Storytelling has shaped culture for millennia. I am honored, in my own tiny way, to be a part of this history. After years spent surrounded by books, both in my personal life and in a professional capacity as a librarian, I began looking at story craft as something I didn’t just want to consume but wanted to be able to create. I’ve always needed some sort of artistic outlet in order to maintain emotional balance. Writing is that outlet for me, and even though writing can be stressful and overwhelming at times, it’s immensely gratifying to shape and reshape a sentence until it looks and sounds just as I want it to.

Q: What do you write?

A: I’m a multi-genre writer with a love of all things speculative, including paranormal, sci-fi, and fantasy. I like to challenge myself to write outside my comfort zone, so I’ve tried my hand at horror and romance too (most of my work has a romantic component, but writing contemporary romance is a thing unto itself!). My current series, Spirit Seeker, takes traditional paranormal tropes, such as the lustful, bloodthirsty vampire, and attempts to turn them on their heads. I gently poke fun at well-worn themes and try to provide genre twists that include both humor and mystery—and romance, of course!

Q: Why should readers pick up your books?

A: Whether you love paranormal romance with the passion of 100 swooning vampires, are new to the genre, or even if it’s not your jam, you will find something to love in Blood King, book one of the Spirit Seeker series. It offers a fast-paced and engaging story filled with psychics, monsters, and several different kinds of baked treats. If I don’t have you laughing, gasping, and holding back tears at some point during its telling, then simply visit one of my main characters, Elis Tanner, for a hypnotherapy session (first visit is free!). Once you’ve spent five minutes with him, you’ll… wait, what was that? You LOVE the story now? Yay!!!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781949090390
Publisher: City Owl LLC
Publication date: 08/13/2019
Series: Spirit Seeker , #1
Pages: 228
Sales rank: 596,735
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Blood King (Spirit Seeker, #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Heather Wamboldt 22 days ago
A paranormal page-turner... Blood King is the first book in the Spirit Seeker series and also the first book I have read by this author. This paranormal story grabbed my attention from the start and kept me turning the pages until the very end. Sybille and Elis are interesting characters and the author has given us a well-written story that is fresh and original. I am looking forward to the next book in this enthralling series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Hooked-on-Reading 4 months ago
Blood King by Amber K. Bryant is an interesting take on vampires who in this book are called bloodthirsters. In this book, a vampire names Juliana waits almost twenty years for Elis to grow up and bring him across as a bloodthirster. They travel together until one day Juliana and he are separated by a surprise situation. This is the story of Elis and Juliana. This book had a very interesting take on the position the soul plays on this plane and the next. It is not your average vampire tale which is what makes it such an exciting read. I really enjoyed this book. Blood King is a tale full of paranormal surprises.
mamafoofoo 5 months ago
Vampires, Hierophants, ghosts and Fae and an unimaginable world in the Low. Elis, Sybille and their friends are on a journey of epic proportions to right the world. She’s helping him with his plight of his fanatical ex’s ghost and he’s helping her with her investigation of the awful Blood King. Can’t wait to read the next step in this fun and exciting adventure. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Betina0513 6 months ago
The author vividly describes her world in a way that quickly draws you in. This is a unique tale about a vampire, his undead ex that haunts him, and a woman that makes her living guiding souls to the afterlife. This book has alot going on and to be honest the flashback in chapter two kinda threw me off but keep on because this book is worth it. The flashback does give you important background information. You get a love triangle., a mystery, and a surprising plot twist. That cliffhanger at the end ensures you will anxiously await the next installment to this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jenn2018 6 months ago
I'm loving this paranormal series so far! Sybille and Elias make an unlikely team, but she realizes that she will have to rely on him to do her job, protect herself and her family and free him from a past he can't forget. This is packed with mystery, secrets, danger, guilt and the possibility of a chance to not be lonely anymore....just a great read! Fair warning...the ending may make you want to a good way!
PenKay 7 months ago
I’ve never read this author before, so I dived right into this book to see if I would find another author (not another one!!) to read. I have to be honest at first I wasn’t sure I was going to like this book very much. I liked Sybille, but at first I didn’t like Elis. However, after getting deeper into the book, not only did I like him, I liked just about every character. I am on the fence about Sybille’s mother Margot, but we’ll see how it goes in the next book. This book was filled with romance, mystery, an unexpected plot twist, and an interesting world. I am looking forward to the next one to find out what happens next! Recommend. I was given a complimentary copy which I voluntarily reviewed.
scambra 7 months ago
The Blood King is the promising start to a new series by Amber K. Bryant. I found myself sucked into the story from the start. Very entertaining with a unique spin on vampires. Can’t wait to read more adventures with Sybille & Elis!
Rinsky13 7 months ago
This was a debut novel for this author, and I have to say, it was quite thrilling. This wasn’t your average paranormal story. It was different from the norm and I very much enjoyed that. I also loved the characters, especially the main ones, mostly Sybille and Elis. Their back and forth and the way they connected was made this that much more enjoyable to read. And the excitement throughout made you not want to put it down. I look forward to the next one!