Mortal death or eternal damnation? If those were your choices, which would you choose?
Allison Carmichael is frustrated with the doctors who can’t diagnose her seemingly common ailments. Her frustrations are further compounded by her inability to discover her life’s calling, a purpose she desperately desires yet which has eluded her for thirty years.
A car wreck throws Allison into a life she doesn’t recognize filled with vampires, centuries-old secrets, betrayal, and vengeful enemies she never knew existed.
When Allison discovers the source of her ailments and the truth about her biblical lineage, she wishes she hadn’t searched so hard for the answers she thought she wanted.
Faced with an impossible decision – sacrifice her mortal life or damn her soul for eternity – which will Allison choose?
And can she decide before the choice is made for her?
THE DESCENDANT – A Vampire Tale of Biblical Proportions
About the Author
Kelley Grealis has loved all things vampire since she was a kid. It was that fascination, combined with the need to know how the first vampire was created, that compelled her to write the type of vampire novel she had always wanted to read. Kelley was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and continues to live in the area with her husband and their two fur babies. She likes her cars fast and motorcycles loud and is a craft beer snob. When she’s not writing, she’s working at her day job, cruising in her convertible or enjoying a beer at her favorite local brewery. Connect with Kelley on her website www.KelleyGrealis.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Descendant by Kelley Grealis is very slow getting started, then heats up really quickly about 2/3rds of the way in, then just drops off the cliff. The story line is really good, it just never pulled me in. A really terrific fight scene, though, very well written. But not much else.
A gifted copy was given in exchange for an honest review. (Indulgence Anthology) I had lot of problems getting into the story. The first half of the book was repetitive and full of irrelevant details I couldn’t see the point of them. There are several things I can’t understand for example, if Allison was being watched over since she was born by the Secret Coven why did they wait till she is thirty to reveal everything to her? Matt ashes were supposed to be thrown overboard into Lake Erie but when Allison and Vincent went to Rattlesnake Island which is where the lake is situated she didn’t say anything about it. Why is Matt’s Harley Davidson parked in the storage building in Rattlesnake Island? When Vincent told Allison to climb up a tree to watch the sunrise she just complained about her clumsiness as if climbing up a tree was something normal we use to do every day. For all this I can’t give the book more stars.
Allison knows something is wrong, but no matter how many doctors she sees or how many tests are done, none of them can find anything. She's not eating, not sleeping well, running ice cold or burning up, and having debilitating stomach pains. Doctors leave her thinking they believe she's crazy and she knows she isn't. Her husband, Matt, is sweet, understanding, and very supportive. Then her world is turned upside down when Allison and Matt are in an accident on their way home from a party. Allison wakes up in the hospital and immediately begins asking about her husband. No one is answering her questions until her best friend, Jenna, arrives. Devastated to be told Matt has been dead for three years, Allison feels lost. She has no memory of the accident or her life of the past three years. Jenna takes her home from the hospital to a house she doesn't remember. In addition to the den she's always wanted and a beautiful garden, the house has one more thing, photos of Allison with a man she can't remember. Vincent Drake shows up at her door expecting her to remember him. But he's more than just the man in her life. He's also a vampire with a very special talent. He can make you remember things that never happened. He wants Allison for his own. More than that, he wants her to choose to be converted. Allison is more special than she knows; she is a direct descendant of Cain. This also makes her a target for someone bent on revenge. Grealis has created an amazing story. She's taken the biblical story of Cain and Abel, given it her own special twist, and hands us vampires. I've only read one other series that offers an explanation as to the origin of vampires and this wasn't it. I really enjoyed the storyline. Love, loss, vampires, revenge, and surprising ancestors all combine to make a uniquely original story. There were a few errors that got in the way of the story, but overall, a very good book. Even better is the fact that I already have the sequel. That makes me a very happy person.