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Blood of the Son

(Skye Morrison #1)

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Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today’s college graduates; she’s neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a job. For four years, the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye’s Alma Mater) has satiated her thirst for good music, a revamp in fashion and men – especially local musician, Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at Drop Kick Dan’s bar wasn’t goi ...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 221 pages
Published March 3rd 2012 by J.L. McCoy
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Douglas Meeks
Jul 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Blood of the Son (Book #1 Skye Morrison Series)Blood of the Son by J.L. McCoy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


(NOTE: I don't summarize books, any book page on Amazon/Goodreads/B&N, etc already has one, long reviews are not a requirement)

Let me review and please educate me on why there are so many 5 Star reviews?

1. Pages upon pages of what she wears, what she drinks, random pages of thought process that do nothing to move a plot along .
2. Pages upon pages of wonder WTH the plot is???
3. Pages of nothing based on a nonexistent secret because charac
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JAIME
I'm ashamed to say that I have read this.

The good news is, now that I have, you don't.

You're welcome.
jD
Sep 24, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
This was a freebie on Kindle so I thought -- Why not? I can tell you why not -- the heroine. Like Sookie Stackhouse, Skye shared everything she did. Everything to the point of plot murder. Yes, there is no visable plot. The potential for a plot is there but it never arrives at the station. This is one of those books that would have benefited from more than one POV. Skye had no range. She did pretty much the same thing everyday.

Skye is a recent college graduate who is facing major student loan d
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Amanda
Jun 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviews-written
Am I reading the same book that all of these people rated so highly?

The plot is similar to so many vampire novels, it definitely does not stand out for me. Then again, maybe I have read way too many vampire books to be weighing in on that. Not much is going to seem refreshing and unique at this point - but neither is the story line fleshed out enough to be truly engaging.

The e-book needs some serious editing - the grammatical errors that are present would have (should have) easily been caught d
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Blood of the Son is a great read! I have to say that I have never ever read a book with so much description in it.I felt like I was in the book living Skye's life. I could see her dancing and lusting after Archer and her feelings for Jameson. Can you imagine you finish college and you are in debt up to the wazoo and you need a break but just can't seem to get one. So you work as a waitress and hope to God that you will be able to put that new degree to use but so far no go and you start to get w ...more
Grace
Aug 25, 2013 rated it did not like it
I am usually someone who follows the adage "if you cant say anything nice don't say anything at all" but I have to review this for a reading challenge and I have to be honest.

I hated this book. I can't begin to describe how much it made me cringe.

The dialogue was appalling. The leading male characters being named after alcohol bugged me. (Archer and Jameson and another called Greyson Mead)
Half way through and I was still looking for the plot, plenty of grating descriptions of her clothing, he
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Kaye620
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm really glad I took a chance on this book. Skye might fit right in with my other paranormal females I love (Mac, Kate Danies, Mercy Thompson...).

Issues:
Some things were described to much. I didn't need as much information about playing, feeding, loving on her pet. I didn't need as much information about what food she was eating. When it got to something like that I just skipped over it.

It could have done with a bit more editing. There were some mistakes but not enough to distract me from the
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Stefanie Pristavu
Oct 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: did-not-finish
Stopped somewhere inside chapter 2. Narrator couldn't decide on a tense to write in. I don't care what the characters wear and I see no conflict. There are much better books out there for me to waste my time with this one.
Jeanny
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Reread 2018 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 3 star rating cliffhanger ending
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Originally reviewed 2012 ⭐ ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 star rating
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Elizabeth Vasilaki
Jul 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
It’s safe to say this book sums up everything I hate. Skye, the protagonist, is a Mary Sue, or perhaps I should say, a redhead Sookie Stackhouse with a love for rock music. She is gorgeous, but not aware of it. In spite of her Ancient History and Classical Civilization major, she speaks like a Texan cliché with the brain of an ostrich. She’s also petty, insecure, shallow and irritating. She supposedly is feminist but we soon realise she’s just an entitled hypocrite. She has no sense of social bo ...more
Dicey Grenor
Apr 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
In the interest of full disclosure--I consider J.L. McCoy a friend.

Now for my honest review...

It took me several tries to get through this book, but I was determined to read it from beginning to end. I read the first 70% straight, making notes for J.L. and then I started skimming. It's a bit wordy for me with lots of details, most that I find unnecessary because they don't really further the plot. BUT another wildly popular paranormal series (Sookie Stackhouse by Charlaine Harris) is written the
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Angelica
Dec 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book in a giveaway and appreciate the author making it available for my reading. I struggled with this book mostly as it was not my normal genre by far, and thus I thought would be an inventive and new style for me to revel in but I struggled with the lengthy descriptors and tense changes throughout. I definitely felt like I was inside the Heroine’s head living and breathing both the bigger and smaller details of her life. Skye could have been any ordinary debt-ridden college graduate ...more
Bex 'n' Books
Jul 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was immediately fond of the main character, Skye. She’s an easy character to like and cheer for. What was really refreshing about her character in particular was her reaction to the situations that she found herself in; it’s exactly how I would like to react; however, I don’t think I’d show so much self-control around Archer *purr*.

Yes, I did indeed purr, Archer is that delicious! In fact, both key male characters, Archer and Jameson are such lovely, sexy characters. J.L McCoy developed their
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Crystal
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
All I can say is that I am beating myself up because I had never heard about this author until a couple of weeks ago.

I was lucky to read this book and I didn't want to put it down. I started reading about Skye and I just love her. Wish I could be the life of the party like she is. I love her personalilty and the way she dresses.

She is just like any woman. She has graduated from college and is $70,000 in debt. She loves her job at Drop Kick Dan's and her friends that she has made over the four
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Monique Grasso
Apr 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved the characters in this book. Along with the superior story line, it had just the right amount of climactic tension. Great book for a first time writer, although I do have to say that ending the book the way she did was a bit annoying. I was just starting to really get into the book..... I understand it was a cliff hanger. If the next installment wasn't coming out until next year, I would be really really upset, but I can wait until July/Aug. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I cannot wa ...more
Stacy
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised when I first started reading this one. I loved Skye's character. I thought she was a sassy, sarcastic and strong female lead, with one of the worst predicaments - torn between two hot Irish vampires!!! It held my interest, Skye's world is one I would like to continue reading about...
Sotiria
Dec 29, 2012 rated it liked it
suprisingly good
Katt
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Almost gave it 5 stars want to read the next one. Was a little wordy but fun and great story line.
Cassie
Oct 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If someone told you they were a vampire would you believe them, could you work for them, or fall in love with them? These are the questions Skye Morrison will face in J.L. McCoy’s Blood of the Son.

Skye Everleigh Morrison is a 23-year-old free spirited young woman, who loves to paint, read, dance and do Krav Maga and is REALLY good at it. She has a great house, kick-ass friends, the best dog ever, a miniature Bulldog Styvi Nix, who she loves more than anything. To top it off she has the most wond
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Marcus
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

This book is about vampires and human interactions with each other, or should I say some humans. It also shows or depicts the chain of command in a vampire society. Since this is the first book in the series, it started out slow but gradually picked up steam. There is a general unidentified threat to the vampire population as a whole and what appears to be a romantic three way in the future. A good start to a series
Chad Christofferson
Loved. Loved. Loved.

Reminds me of The great J. Frost. Sassy, tough, yet soft when needed leading lady. Hot, possessive, alpha men. Combined with angst, mystery, and a unique storyline earns this one a solid four and great read.
Tammy
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: supernatural
2.5
Didn't hate it, but .... there was a lot I didn't like... for one - a recent college grad given so mch responsibility? I'm more inclined to believe in all of these vampires.

I don't know how/when I got this on my Kindle but it definitely needed some more editing / grammar fixes.
Sarah
Nov 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
Not for me.
Wennie
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
A Review of Blood of the Son by J.L. McCoy
Reviewed by Wennie Conedy
3 / 5 stars

An e-copy was provided in exchange for a honest review.

SUMMARY:

Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today’s college graduates; she’s neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a better paying job. For four years, the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye’s Alma Mater) has satiated her thirst for good music, a revamp in fashion and men – especially local musician, Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at
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Natalie
Sep 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Blood of the Son"
~Synopsis~
Skye Morrison has a lot in common with today's college graduates; she's neck-deep in student loan debt and desperate for a better paying job.
For four years, the nightlife of Austin, Texas (home of Skye's Alma Mater) has satiated her thirst for good music, a re-vamp in fashion and men-especially local musician, Jameson Doyle, but her spot as a waitress at Drop Kick Dan's bar wasn't going to cut the slack. A personal life troubled by a hounding ex only made matters wor
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Mad about
Oct 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Skye Morrison has just finished her Degree and like most people is yet to find a job that will use it but she needs to earn a better wage than her waitressing job is paying her to repay her student debt.
An unfortunate run in with her unstable ex Jesse leads to a promising job opportunity at a new club opening so with nothing to lose she has an intereview with the sexy Archer Rhys at the Mausoleum and lands an extremely well paid job as the executive.

In one day she chats up the front man of a ban
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Melissa
Nov 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am rating this series as a whole and not book by book.

I am always excited when I hear about a new series. Especially a vampire series. My first one was the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost. After that, I was hooked. I find such great pleasure in knowing there are continuations to such wonderful books!!

This series got better and better. From book one, Blood of the Son, to this book, J.L. takes us on a action packed ride that doesn't disappoint.

In this final book, Skye can't seem to catch
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Juli Valenti
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Okay...so that is literally what I yelled after finishing this book - at 11:55 at night, while my whole house is asleep.

This book completely draws you in. The leading lady, Skye, is so well written and likable... she reminds you (if you're like me) of yourself. To me, she pays attention to details that I would, with emphasis on clothes, men, drinking ... what girl under the age of 45 doesn't!?
The vampires she meets up with, Archer and Jameson are yummy! I love me
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VampireRomanceBooks ThatsErotica
Blood of the Son is the first book in the Skye Morrison Vampire Series. Skye is a recent college graduate living in Austin Texas. She works as a barmaid, and as much as she loves her job it won't cover her student loans. She desperately needs a high paying job, and it falls in her lap courtesy of Archer Rhys. She takes a job as Archer's personal assistant at a hot new club, and she learns things she never thought possible.

There is a lot to Skye's character. She is intelligent and responsible, bu
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Marsha
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adult Vampire Book Lovers
Lately it seems like it is very difficult for me to find new series that gave the potential to get me hook like some of my favorites, Jeannine Frost, Stacia Kane and Patricia Briggs; yet, "Blood of the Son" has truly captivated my interest.

Skye Morrison is a recent college graduate who majored in Ancient History. Yeah, good luck finding a great job with a major like that. Although she has been working serving drinks at Drop Kick Dan's for the past four years; but now that her $70,000's in studen
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J. L. McCoy currently writes Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance and is the author of the Amazon Best Selling Skye Morrison Vampire Series. She resides in the great state of Texas with her family, their opinionated Pekiweenie Isabel, and “Big Boy” Strike. She is a self-proclaimed book nerd, sushi addict, metal head, and body art junkie.

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