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message 1: by Vanessa (last edited Jun 11, 2015 01:27PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Vanessa Wester | 125 comments My debut novel, HYBRID, is FREE for you to enjoy :)

Hybrid (The Evolution Trilogy, #1) by Vanessa Wester

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Caitlin Chance hopes that university life will open many doors. New friends, her own digs, and an enriched learning environment. It's what she needed to get on with her life. When she meets Steven Thorn during Fresher's week she has no idea that her future is on a different kind of trajectory. The attraction they share is instant and it is no surprise that they find themselves drawn to one another.

However, Steven has a secret past that is destined to reveal itself. Soon he will become a stranger to everyone and his new life in Brazil will begin. People like him are not meant to live amongst normal humans. The wheels are set in motion for his radical upheaval.

But first love is a powerful thing, and the connection forged between Caitlin and Steven is not easily broken.

The impossible is only the beginning...

Vanessa Wester's debut novel takes you from the University of Southampton to the depths of the Amazon jungle. An imaginary citadel is waiting to be discovered full of interesting characters, traditions and cultures. There are so many twists and details you will not be able to put this book down.

*****

"Although the author is inspired by novels in the same genre there is nothing wrong in that - most of us take inspiration from one source or another. Vanessa Wester has clearly taken inspiration from her own life and from her imagination. She has clearly spent time creating the imaginary citadel and understands its geography and customs which are made clear to the reader. The story-line flows smoothly... I always think there must be something to recommend a book which you would not normally select."
Christine Thompson, Gibraltar Chronicle
Full review at theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com

"When you first start getting into the story you automatically think Vampires, but as you discover more, Vampires is not the correct term for Steven's new family... It's well worth the read and as I got to the end I was frantically swiping my kindle screen looking for more as I wanted to know what happened next. I will definitely be reading the next book and would highly recommend it."
Orchard Book Club

"Not usually the kind of book I like to read, although I was a big fan of Anne Rice in my youth. The unexpected twist in the tale made for compulsive reading, literally forcing you to discover what happens next. This story had it all, brilliantly written, loads of interesting characters, mystery, and romance with an unsettling undercurrent of tension. I cannot wait to read the rest of the trilogy!"
A Dawes

'This is a very exciting read. Would appeal to the Twilight fan-base, but has definitely put its own twist on the genre. A very well constructed piece, all the more impressive for being a debut novel.'
Adam

"This is definitely not another vampire tale. You are left, at the end, with lots of questions, there are so many ways the characters could go! I look forward to the next book and the continuing tale of Steven and Caitlin, his mother Emily and the rest of the "family" in the Amazon."
Susan

*~HYBRID has some scenes of an adult nature. It may be considered unsuitable for younger readers~*

*****

Find out what happens next in COMPLICATIONS; and RETURN. You can also find out more about Steven's mother in the prequel, EMILY.

"I fell in love with Caitlin and Steven, the main characters in Hybrid, joined in on their adventures in Complications, and was rewarded with a finale that tied up all of the details and loose ends in Return book 3... A very satisfying ending! I highly recommend this trilogy."
Susan

"A great set of books. A must read for all. Imaginative story somehow believable. I would like to visit the community myself."
Lovely Lane

Visit theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com to find out more.


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message 4: by Vanessa (last edited Apr 27, 2014 12:51PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Vanessa Wester | 125 comments I am going to be releasing my Trilogy as a box set to commemorate 2 years since I published Hybrid (my baby).

I wondered if you could all go and have a look at my blog and give me some feedback... please?

http://www.theevolutiontrilogy.blogsp...

Do you like the cover?
Is it a good idea to release the set?
What do you think of the way I promote the trilogy on the blog?
Is it interesting for you to hear about my writing journey, or is it just boring?
Do you have any suggestions, ideas, on what I could do better?

Thanks for your help - I appreciate it :)

Oh, and feel free to ask me any questions about self-publishing, writing, whatever...

Vanessa :)


Vanessa Wester | 125 comments Just a reminder... HYBRID is ***FREE***

#Amazon http://ow.ly/uC8JL
#Smashwords http://ow.ly/vW2mf
#TETrilogy http://www.theevolutiontrilogy.blogsp...

Would be great to get some feedback. Thanks a lot,
Vanessa :)


Vanessa Wester | 125 comments If you could all check out my Facebook page & Blog I'd appreciate it

Thanks a lot :)

https://www.facebook.com/TheEvolution...

http://www.theevolutiontrilogy.blogsp...


Vanessa Wester | 125 comments LATEST 5 STAR REVIEW:

"I would love to visit the home of the main characters, even maybe join up and live there forever. It really seemed utopian.

This is a love story that has all the characteristics of every genre that is important: mystery, thrills, danger, suspense, action and adventure. I love Author, Vanessa Wester's creation of a hidden society and her interpretation of evolution of mankind to the next level....could it actually happen? You will have to read "Hybrid" to decide for yourself.

I am going on to the next book in the series because I love the main characters and can't wait to find out what happens next. It is interesting to me that I care alot for the main characters because you would normally characterise them as bad guys.

KUDOS Ms. Wester on a tale well told. Don't pass this trilogy up...it is an awesome read."

HYBRID (The Evolution Trilogy) is FREE as an eBook

Amazon http://ow.ly/AbP0U
Smashwords http://ow.ly/AbP0V
KOBO http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/eboo...
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hybri...
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/va...


message 8: by Vanessa (last edited Jun 11, 2015 01:24PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Vanessa Wester | 125 comments Great news everyone! My prequel, Emily, is in desperate need of reviews and I've now also made it permafree!

Please download & enjoy (hopefully review?)... and be kind :)

Thank you

Emily Prequel to The Evolution Trilogy by Vanessa Wester

LINKS

Amazon http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00NWDZOSA
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view...
KOBO https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebo...
Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/emily...
iTunes UK https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/va...
iTunes US https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/va...

Emily has not changed in fifty years. An accident made her immortal, a vampire freak.

Finally allowed to return to her beloved England, all is not as expected. So much has changed. The past she was holding on to does not exist. Since the Second World War, people have embraced a new age. In this era, people have an obsession with gadgets, strange clothes and weird music.

Added to this her blood-lust has become insatiable and her promise to control herself is torn to shreds. That is until she meets Paul. She never expected to find love after all this time. Fate has never been kind to Emily, and it gives her everything she wants at a cost. She must pay a price for being a murderer.

Within Emily's twisted heart lies a dark soul.

*****

REVIEWS

"After being enthralled by the trilogy I was delighted to hear Vanessa Wester had written a prequel. This novella provides a fascinating insight into Emily, one of the key characters from the trilogy. It enhances the reader's understanding of the character's motivations and behaviour. The honest and heartfelt writing style is entirely consistent with the main books, and this tale serves as a great addendum to the series. I was hooked from page one!"
Adam

"I was really pleased when I saw that Vanessa had written a prequel featuring Emily.....who turned out to be a bit of a lass! A 5* rating which is completely deserved."
Mike

"... I understand the character of Emily and her choices even better. I couldn't put it down"
Charlotte

"Emily is one of the main supporting characters in The Evolution Trilogy which is one of the few trilogies that I can truly say I couldn't wait to finish and hated finishing all at once. I knew I wanted the entire trilogy by the time I wasn't even half way through book one, Hybrid... The entire series, including this novella, the realistic and relate-able characters, the rich environments and the variety of real life scenarios interwoven with the outrageous and the paranormal made these books a series on my LOVE to read list that I will always support and recommend to others.

Without adding spoilers, this prequel novella can work as a stand-alone read, or in addition to the trilogy and you understand Emily so much better and why her actions and attitude seem to change with a "whim". What would you do if a change beyond your control took everything away from you and then you were taken away from everything you knew and loved? No one knows until they are in that situation. After years Emily is finally allowed to return to the place she loved, but so much time has passed and so many things have changed that it's all new...

The story is heart wrenching and beautiful all at once. Another solid story from the amazing mind of Vanessa Wester!"
My Book Fairy

*~EMILY has some scenes of an adult nature. It may be considered unsuitable for younger readers~*

*****

Find out what happens twenty years later. Read THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY, which is comprised of three novels: HYBRID; COMPLICATIONS; and RETURN.

"The Evolution trilogy was so much fun to read! All the components of a good series are there and I found myself thinking about the characters constantly. For me that is the sign of a good book - I can't get the characters out of my head, they come to work and the gym with me and I try to figure out what will happen next.

I fell in love with Caitlin and Steven, the main characters in Hybrid, joined in on their adventures in Complications, and was rewarded with a finale that tied up all of the details and loose ends in Return book 3... A very satisfying ending! I highly recommend this trilogy."
Susan

"A great set of books. A must read for all. Imaginative story somehow believable. I would like to visit the community myself."
Lovely Lane

Visit theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.com to find out more.


Vanessa Wester | 125 comments For the rest of JULY you can grab a copy of the entire Evolution Trilogy & Prequel for HALF PRICE via SMASHWORDS http://www.smashwords.com/books/byser...

HYBRID & EMILY - FREE

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COMPLICATIONS & RETURN

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PRAISE FOR THE EVOLUTION TRILOGY

"The Evolution trilogy was so much fun to read! All the components of a good series are there and I found myself thinking about the characters constantly. For me that is the sign of a good book - I can't get the characters out of my head, they come to work and the gym with me and I try to figure out what will happen next"
Susan

"... while I'll be sad to see it go, how thrilled I am to have any sort of melancholy feeling about saying goodbye to characters I've worried over and rooted for so long? The truth is that I've been rather disappointed in the final book in trilogy series of late, so it means something to me that Ms. Wester has taken great care not to make a cookie cutter everyone-gets-everything-they-want-in-the-end final book; nor does she envision the alternate gloomy world which has also plagued trilogies of late (Allegiant or Mockingjay, anyone?)

As a matter of fact, Ms. Wester derives a way to both answer our must-know questions while also leaving a decent bit to our imaginations, an approach I appreciated...and one that will no doubt lead me towards reviewing more of this talented author's work in the future."
Lydia Aswolf via Goodreads

BLOG http://theevolutiontrilogy.blogspot.c...


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