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Set in modern day South Carolina, a determined vampire hunter finds a young female, half breed vampire wanting protection in exchange for information on humans in the middle of the vampire transformation process, which starts a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Gavin has nothing left to lose. He becomes a hunter of humans that are about to turn into vampires who coincidentally...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 258 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published September 11th 2011)
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Sheri
I received this book as an ARC from the author.

Gavin is a vampire hunter. He hunts humans who have been 'infected' and kills them before they fully turn. Gavin, like any good main character hero sort, has a past that continually haunts him. Gavin's past has made him a bit cynical, but he is overall a good guy. When he meets Solstice, he can't just turn her out on her own, no matter how much he would like to. Gavin is the sort of guy that makes a great main character, and he might just be gettin...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Well, isn't this a pickle? I have to admit, this book ended up being far different than I anticipated. I found the opening chapters to be dark and intense, but some unidentifiable thing just seemed off. The kind of stark intensity I think could have been taken to an '11' to really just make it start off with such a *BOOM* that the reader wouldn't stop from being entranced. While it was a kind of shock value that grabbed me (there was some vivid scenes that left me squirming), I wish it had moved...more
Brandy Michelle
AN ARC REVIEW!

Highly Recommended!!!!!! A MUST READ!!!!
First off let me start by saying that this is the 1st book this author has written and he has done an amazing job. If this is a foreshadowing of whats to come then i am very excited. This story has everything from love, friendship, action , suspense and horror in it. You not only get a healthy dose of vamps but you get to see an amazing relationship form between a man and a little girl he is helping to take care of. It is one of the most unc...more
Kylie
When I first begun to read Solstice I found it extremely difficult to get into, It didn't really flow. It was almost like the story went off track and got caught up in the details and then jumped back to the task at hand.

A few chapters in and I had caught the jest of what the SL was, which I must say 'It's Fantastic' The SL idea is like none I have ever read before. The transfer of aids and the vampire gene, and then there is Solstice herself... I have become intrigued by her and what may come...more
Royce Hawkins
ARC REVIEW. This was AWESOME. I loved the humor and wit of Gavin. It was like sitting down with a friend listening to him tell you what just happened. Gavin gets a second chance at fatherhood with Solstice, which is endearing. He is a one man crusade. There is action that will leave you panting as to who will be the victor. I can't say enough about this story or even find the words to do it justice. I will absolutely be picking up more from this new author in the future. Don't miss this read!!!!...more
Mary Ting
I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. Very gripping. This is a fantastic story that does not sugar coat vampires. I loved the father/daughter dynamic between Gavin and Solstice. The ending left me wanting more. ARC review, by the author.

Michelle Leah Olson
Very interesting concept. I think the series has promise. There were a lot of editing issues though, and while I didn't let it detract from my overall feel of the story, it did detract from the enjoy ability of the read. :-/
-Full review coming soon
Bex 'n' Books
***ARC REVIEW***
**Expected release January 2013**

Solstice! Wow, this book is so very different from other paranormal, particularly vampire books that I have read. And in a good way! From the opening of the novel, it is clear that this story breaks the paranormal conventions that have been laid out over last 10 years or so.


What is so very different, apart from the lack of sparkling vamps, is the element of reality that Bryan Dull brings to the novel. His writing is so very visual; it was like wa...more
1000 +
I was instantly interested in reviewing this ARC when I saw the website dedicated to Solstice and the Moxley Trilogy.

It started out with this really great horrorish scene that in my head was BRILLIANT yet the initial writing was disappointing. It didn't match up to the intensity that the scene deserved. I chalk this up to a first edition of an Authors first book.

While it started off a bit slow, after the initial scene I was pleasantly surprised by the writing that followed. It almost felt like...more
Delphina
I was very luck to receive an arc copy of this book before the amazing news that it has been picked up by a publisher and will not be available until it is re-released in January 2013. I have to say this was one of the most creative and dark vampire books I have read in a while and I loved that about it. I read an inordinate amount of vampire books and the "popular" common element lately is the happy good guy vampire. I have no problem with this. I enjoy my vamps however they come, but having th...more
W.H.
ARC for Review ~ WOW! This is an amazing story. Talk about myterious, dark adult reads, this is a fantastical story which faces one, and even more, of our evils in today's society and offers a paranormal battle to fight against it. The author has created a scary world chock full of danger, mystery, suspense, horror, well placed humor, action-packed from page one to the end. It kept me riveted to my seat. I LOVED IT!!

The main character has lost everything that meant anything to him, causing him t...more
Heather Badgwell
This is an ARC review---This story is gripping, it holds you and never lets go. But definitely NOT for younger readers, or the faint of heart. But maybe that is what grabbed me. Its very detailed, and a whole different look at vampires than I am used to seeing. I would recommend it to adults only, but definitely worth the read. Gavin has a very important job. To protect the world from the rare infection that is spreading thru vampires. He knows how to spot them, then he has to kill the vampire....more
Lisa Rayns
Loved the vampire take!

(An ARC Review) One experiment and one vampire’s ploy gone very, very bad for the human race. Infected vampires are much, much worse than regular vampires in this tale. At times the vampires reminded me more of zombies which makes them seem more undead. That is, until Gavin teams up with the object those vamp’s desire. Then it’s an action-packed race to the finish line. Great characters, great storyline. Loved this book and hope to read the next in the trilogy!
Ashely
I'm extremely impressed. I loved it. Its so different from your typical vampire books and I love that. Looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next.
Cameo
HOLY HORROR!!!
What can I say…It’s been a long time since I’ve read something that really gripped me, keeping the pages turning, wanting to know what happened next. Well, Solstice did that for me. It was an awesome new take on vampires, and this book had it all…horror, suspense, scary, non-sparkly vampires, mystery, and humor.
Gavin is a vampire hunter, who hunts and kills humans who have been infected, but haven’t turned yet.
He runs into a young Half-breed named Solstice, who needs his help and...more
Courtney
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Solstice was nothing like I had anticipated. It was soooo much better!!

Gavin isn't your typical vampire killer like you read about in other paranormal books. He is just a regular guy that has no special powers or weapons that he uses to kill them. And he has no special way of figuring out who is a vampire and who isn't. He just knows that they only come out at night (daylight will kill them) and they haven't completely turned yet, so he knows that he is...more
Beth Wright
Wow, this adult vampire read really blew me away. Solstice was born in a very unigue way. Poor thing, she losses her mother and has to learn to survive on her own. This story had me laughing, crying, and gripping my seat every inch of the way. I honestly loved every moment of it and could not put it down. I sure hope the ending is not real, meaning i hope it is all a dream for our hero, if it's not 0.o I honestly don't know how I would be reacting in his place. So.... can't wait to read book two...more
Ms. MiLo
Rating: 3.5

Looking forward to reading the next book. Intrigued on how his daughter is able to hunt him after knowing that she's dead. Or is she really?
Crystal Barnard
I have to say, I rarely get overly excited about a book but this one caught my attention big time. The writing is amazing, very descriptive and catches your attention and holds you till the very end, of which came way too fast for me....lol


Gavin finds himself in a tough situation, he's a vampire hunter who finds himself taking care of a half vampire child who he quickly finds himself becoming attached to.


what happens between these two is both hilarious and emotional. Solstice had a rough start t...more
Jane
ARC Copy

I was instantly impressed by the cover of Solstice, it was so eye catching and professional looking that I assumed the writing itself would have had the same care taken over it……Sadly not. This book can be put in the ‘desperately needs and editor’ pile.

I get so frustrated when this happens, some of the mistakes are so silly………’the’ instead of ‘that’, ‘to’ instead of ‘too’, missing words and extra words, ‘per say’ instead of ‘per se’. They are all unnecessary errors that could easily have...more
Lynn Worton
ARC Review

Gavin Moxley is a vampire hunter, and hunts vampires who have yet to fully transform. These vampires have been infected with the deadly AIDS virus by a vampire who is purposely infecting people and turning them. Whilst on a hunt, he meets Solstice, a half breed vampire child, who asks for his help and protection. Gavin unwillingly takes Solstice into his care, in exchange for information on the infected vampires.
Solstice's existence is rare, and she is wanted by the vampires for her "a...more
Autumn
I have never used the highlight feature in my kindle so much in my life.. Usually because I forget that its there.. Im working on that.. The other reason is because out of context the zingers or one liners make absolutely no sense.. This time around I completely remembered the highlight feature and the great one liners need little or not explaination.. I have a sick sense of humor so I greatly enjoyed some/all of Dull's jokes..

I havent read anything quite like Solstice in sometime.. There are s...more
Tonya
The introduction - OMG, talk about throw you head long into the mix. You read that and there is no way you are putting the book down because you have to find out what happens next. Right away author Bryan W. Dull grabs you with intensity and throws you headlong into a journey that keeps you reeling from page to page. Anxiously waiting to see what is going to happen next, gripping the edge of your seat and screaming - holy crap RUN!!!!!!

I have read a lot of vampire books but this one is by far ve...more
Brandy Michelle
First off let me start by saying that this is the 1st book this author has written and he has done an amazing job. If this is a foreshadowing of whats to come then i am very excited. This story has everything from love, friendship, action , suspense and horror in it. You not only get a healthy dose of vamps but you get to see an amazing relationship form between a man and a little girl he is helping to take care of. It is one of the most unconventional relationship i have ever encountered but it...more
Brandy Michelle
First off let me start by saying that this is the 1st book this author has written and he has done an amazing job. If this is a foreshadowing of whats to come then i am very excited. This story has everything from love, friendship, action , suspense and horror in it. You not only get a healthy dose of vamps but you get to see an amazing relationship form between a man and a little girl he is helping to take care of. It is one of the most unconventional relationship i have ever encountered but it...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
May 05, 2013 Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Brandy Michelle
10*s. I received an eARC copy of this book directly from the author in return for an honest review.
WOW. What an amazing read and I can't believe that this is the author's first book written. I was hooked from beginning to end. This book is full of adventure, suspense, action, and a little bit of humor. This a MUST read for adults that have a love for dark paranormal. I love the writing style that this author produces and if the rest of his books are this good, then I see this author reaching the...more
Julie
Ebook: Solstice (The Solstice Chronicles)

Author: Bryan W. Dull

Fiction, Paranormal,

This review may contain spoilers

I was given this by the author for an honest review

Summary: In Gavin Moxley's world, there is no thin line between right and wrong. In a personal crusade to help sever a line of disease carried by a clan of vampires; Gavin has no choice to be ruthless. The Vampires are purposely infecting the human population…waiting for humans to actively pass it on to each other. Gavin takes no cha...more
Amos Cassidy
Dark, gritty and powerful. Solstice kept me turning the pages.
Gavin is a flawed character, human in every respect yet inhuman in his actions. He spends his days tracking and eliminating vampire prostitutes. Things change however when he meets Solstice. This child hybrid slowly worms her way into his affections and the reader is given a deeper glimpse into the heart of our MC.
To begin with I really wasn’t sure I liked Gavin. He seemed too cold, too detached from what he was doing. But around Ch...more
Marie DeLaRosa
Note: Some might recall I did the same review for Paranormal Reads when I was just starting out as an admin with them, however, no longer being apart of the blog I maintain all rights to my review, as such I am using it for this tour. Also note that I have gone back and revised the review a tad bit since when I started out my review skills were not up to par as they are now.

First off I would like to thank Bryan Dull for sending me the book for review. Solstice focuses around a man name Gavin, wh...more
Kristin Scearce
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

Gavin Moxley hunts vampires. Well, soon-to-be-turned vampires, those who haven't officially made the change, and never will if he has anything to do with it. He hunts a particular type, and for good reason: they're spreading AIDS. He feels as those his cause is noble; he's protecting innocents and keeping the vamp population from increasing. Win-win, right? That is, until he happens upon a pre-teen girl, stashed in the car of one...more
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Bryan W. Dull has told and written stories most of his life; "Solstice" is his first published work. Dull has a unique perspective on life that puts his writings in a class by themselves. Other works he has created have been praised but never published. He currently resides in Fort Wayne,Indiana with his family.

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