In this breakout novel, J.L. McCoy takes the reader on an indulgent descent into a modern-day counterculture of nighttime extravagances. Close your eyes, succumb to intense passion, sip a Vampire’s Kiss and let the pounding of the club music overtake you. With animated detail, you’ll find yourself on an unimaginable journey deep into the lair and grasp of Archer Rhys and his mind games. Distracted by Jameson’s charm and blinded by Archer’s allure and generous paycheck, Skye’s new life invokes the reader’s empathy as she’s surrounded in a whirlwind of desire, deceit and even death. Blood of the Son; this isn’t your little sister’s vampire novel.
It's been a few hours since I finished this book and I'm still not sure if I'm in the right mind to be writing this. Why? Because cliffhangers are the bane of my existence! Just when you're getting properly into a new addition of drama and swipe to the next page, thinking a new chapter is starting, all you see is "check out book two!"
Blood of the Son was exactly my type of book. When I was asked if I wanted to review a book that had Irish Vampires in it, I didn't hesitate. Once I started reading, I had an extremely hard time putting it down. I have a bit of a weak spot for the seduction of a vampire and the author magnifies that aspect of their kind, making for some very steamy moments between Skye and her vamp boys.
The story is very basic and straightforward for a first novel, introducing you to all the characters and getting a feel for what they are all like, with some drama along the way. With the way the book ended, I can only imagine this as a warm up for what's to come and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book.
Minor minor issues with wordiness/descriptions, sometimes feeling like we're being told, rather than shown.
4/5 Platypires and anxiously awaiting the next book.