The Light Who Shines

The Light Who Shines

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991550500
Publisher: Lilo Abernathy
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

About the Author

I’m currently forty-two, but that could differ depending on what year you read this. Unless some fundamental laws of nature change, I expect that number to only get higher. I am half Italian and half Irish. Well, the Irish side is sort of an Irish/German/English/French/Scottish mix, but since I believed I was truly half Irish until my mother’s foray into genealogy, I’m sticking to that story.

I live amidst the Smoky Mountains and can sometimes see the shadows of clouds lying on the mountains from my front porch. I am not yet snobbish enough to call it a veranda, but time will tell. I’m a great believer in the proof being in the pudding. Sometimes my young adult daughter joins me on the veranda… err, porch to admire the view. Often my Australian Shepherd runs around the veranda looking for things to shepherd in the yard. Because we are decidedly lacking in livestock, he frequently presents me with slobbery balls to throw. I, in turn, do my best to ignore them. I feel justified in this neglect because I am planning on adopting a girlfriend for him soon so they can wrestle over the slobbery ball together to wagging tails’ content.

I started working full time while in high school and haven’t stopped since. My illustrious career began with a smattering of service experiences at various fast food and restaurant chains, went on to fine jewelry, slipped into property management for housing projects, morphed into corporate real estate, then ended up in mergers and acquisitions. Please don’t ask me how that happened as I would have to kill you if I told you.

My home is a modestly sized ranch, recently purchased and still not completely unpacked. The walls are a boring light beige, but they make the perfect backdrop for my brightly colored Gustav Klimt canvas prints. Van Gogh hopes to join Klimt on my walls soon, but right now the brakes on my Cube need to be fixed, and the washer overflows if I place the water level on super-duper high. Priorities, priorities.

More importantly than all of the above, you absolutely must know that my favorite color is purple. Not Barney purple, no offense to Barney, but more of a medium eggplant purple. I like to think of it as a "mature" purple, but deep down I know it is really just purple.

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Marsha54 More than 1 year ago
Once a year it seems I am fortunate enough to stumble upon a new author and new series that is really amazing. "The Light Who Shines" is that book for me. After reading one line in the book description, I knew I had to read this book and it is wonderful when you take a chance on a book and it more than meets your expectations.   Blue Kildare has never had a simple or normal life. Orphaned at an early age, raised by the church in an orphanage, she now works for the Supernatural Investigation Bureau (SIB) as an agent. Blue is called on the scene of a hit and run accident that leave a naked and tortured teen dead. An an empath, she can feel the sadness the victim suffered and vows to find his killer and abuser.  The clever Blue stumbles upon an ancient amulet that she realizes early on is key to this crime. It seems someone wants it bad enough to attack Blue and ransack not only her home but her office as well. But with the aid of her newly found protector wolf, Varg, her sexy vampire boss, Jack Tanner and two good female friends, Blue is about to impart on a journey of self discovery that will change her life forever. This book begins with a alternative myth of Vlad Dracula. It is very innovative and descriptive. It is also told from the perspective of Blue and Jack Tanner. The world building is masterful, the action is "believable," and the characters draw you in hook, line and sinker! Most books today give the main characters great kick butt abilities that few rely upon their intelligence and wit to get them out of bad situations. While Blue has some magical abilities, she uses her brain more than anything else. I loved Blue, Alexis and Maud all while relishing each and every moment Blue has with Jack, Varg and the others.  This story is truly a journey that keeps you on the edge of your seat in anticipation for what will come next. There is plenty of police procedure, intrigue and gut wrenching excitement to keep male readers satisfied as well. I really enjoyed Ms. Abernathy's writing style and the fact that she did not rush the story line. It was written at the perfect cadence and the ending leaves us with great anticipation.  I cannot wait for the next book in the series. I am sure it will be a winner. If you have listed "The Light Who Shines" on your  "to read" list, take it off immediately and begin reading the book. You are missing out on a wonderful read!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome Book!! Kept me very interested beginning to end. Love the characters Blue, Jack, & Varg!! Can't wait for the next book!
LL1971 More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book! What I like most about Blue is her intelligence and strong personality. She will enter the fray even when her life is at stake, to help people. LOVE LOVE her wolf Varg. And Jack, well, I want a Jack of my own. The plot is very strong. The Action is great. There is a new twist on vampires and it isn't your typical Paranormal Romance that is all about "when will they have sex and love each other". There are a few good sex scenes and the romance is very important to the story, but it plays second to the overall plot.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite I just finished The Light Who Shines: Bluebell Kildare Series Book One by author Lilo Abernathy. I am always thrilled to find a new series that promises to be fantastic, and this book has all the elements needed to make that the case! The story starts with a witch-burning 2000 years ago, one with serious consequences for the people in our story. Bluebell Kildare, more commonly called Blue, an agent with a paranormal investigative team in the year 2022, has many gifts. With the abilities of a Sensitive, she is able to sense magic, see souls, and feel emotions, and is able to assist in solving crimes in a very unique way. When we’re first introduced to Blue, she’s at the scene of a supposed hit and run car crash that has killed a teenaged boy. It quickly becomes apparent that his death is more than a simple hit and run and, before she knows it, Blue is wrapped up in a complex and dangerous situation that could lead to her solving the mystery or coming to harm. Combine that with her growing attraction to her boss, a daytime vampire, Jack Tanner, and you’ve got an extremely intriguing story on your hands. I loved this book! I really enjoy paranormal reads, and this book has everything the genre needs; vampires, wolves, witches and Sensitives, but so much more as well. Mystery, intrigue, action, adventure and romance also abound in The Light Who Shines, and I so appreciate author Lilo Abernathy’s ability to pull all that together in one book. This novel would appeal to any reader of paranormal fiction, mysteries, romances or action/adventure novels, or just those ready to try a creative read that is very well done. Ms. Abernathy does a great job of world-building in this novel, and sets the reader up for the next in the series. I, for one, can’t wait to read the next installment!
Melissa0003 More than 1 year ago
Ms. Abernathy has created something for everyone in her debut book, The Light Who Shines. The reader will find mystery, suspense, romance, and paranormal. The main character Blue is well developed and the story well written. The storyline will draw you in have you comparing aspects of it to the real world. The world building was well put together. A bit too much of the use of ‘I’ for me. I want to be completely enthralled with and right there next to the character. But overall a great book with enjoyable characters. I look forward to reading more of Ms. Abernathy.