Monday, October 4, 2010

Review: The Flash of a Firefly by Amber Riley

The Flash of a Firefly: Kindred Blood: Book One

The Flash of a Firefly by Amber Riley
" Trying to put his past behind him, Kaden moves to New York City where he creates a new life for himself. And that isn't easy, considering the fact that he's a six-hundred-year-old vampire who hasn't fed on a human in more than a century. Unfortunately, the past isn't something you can always escape from. When old enemies resurface, they come with a message. His master wants him back and refusing isn't an option. Confronted with losing both his freedom, as well as the human that has captivated him, Kaden struggles to hold onto his humanity while controlling his darker side. He knows the showdown is inevitable. He must find a way to stand his ground."
Photo from and book links to Book Depository and teaser from Goodreads
Published: June 2010
1st Book in Kindred Blood series (unsure when next is to be released)

**My Rating 4/5 Liked it a lot**

*My review*
    The Flash of a Firefly is a quick and easy read at only 150 pages. It is told from male vampire POV, which I haven't gotten a lot of, so that was a fresh perspective. There are also werewolves in this one, which is awesome, and they are their protectors. It is action packed and kept me turning the pages, even though this is not quite my usual genre (I am normally pretty much all YA). Kaden makes me laugh especially at the beginning talking about being a self respecting vampire and he shouldn't be lurking around cemeteries. Good stuff :) There, of course, is a love interest, Lyn, and I think that it is cute how he wants to protect her and how he is drawn to her. Also,Flo is such a fun and crazy character!
    The biggest plot revolves around Kaden's vampire family that he escaped from, and they want him back. They are more of the stereotypical vamps, while Kaden prefers blood bank for moral reason. They are an interesting enemy and I am sure that we will learn a lot more about them. The vampire hunters also come into play foreshadowing a possible alliance, but I won't tell you with who or why because I don't want to spoil anything.
 It does leave with quite a cliffhanger and questions unanswered, but this is only the first novel in the series. I am eager to get my hands on the next one so I can find out what happens next.

About The Author

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Amber Riley lives in Central New York, loves snowboarding (or really anything in the snow). In her 23 years, she has traveled to four other countries and can't wait to visit more! Writing has been her passion since she was a kid, and is glad to have my first novel published to share with everyone

Visit here here 
Read a teaser chapter here
Buy Flash of a Firefly here


  1. Thank you for the review! I had not heard of the book before.

  2. I hadn't heard of this one either - he seems more human then vamp. Love the idea of blood banks ;)

  3. you've definitely caught my attention on this one. It sounds good. I'll check it out :D

  4. Sounds like a good read - I hadn't heard of this one before, which is strange as I devour vampire fiction! ;)

  5. Ooo sounds quite fun. I'm putting it on my to read list if only for the name alone. Oh btw, I added you on goodreads.


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