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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

The Descendant

Today, PIGLET showcases the highly rated new wave vampire novel...

"The Descendant"


The Descendant Description

"Allison Carmichael wakes from a car accident with no memory of the past three years.  She doesn’t recall her husband’s death or how she alienated her friends, and she definitely doesn’t remember her new boyfriend Vincent Drake – a charismatic man with a penchant for rare and unique possessions.  The only things familiar to Allison are her seemingly common ailments – insomnia, lack of appetite, erratic body temperature – which have gone undiagnosed and are worsening. 

Vincent knows exactly who, and what, Allison is – a mortal descendant of the first vampire.  He is a vampire who has watched over Allison and her ancestors since the biblical times of Cain and Abel ensuring their secret is kept.  Once he realizes Allison’s symptoms are accelerating and transforming her, he’ll stop at nothing to have her.

Vincent reveals to Allison that she is a descendant and it’s the devil’s venom in her blood causing her ailments.  She must decide between risking her mortal death if she cannot control her symptoms or fully transforming into a vampire and damning her soul for eternity…a decision made even more difficult once Allison learns that Vincent has manipulated her life, and everyone in it, so he could have the first descendant-turned-vampire all to himself. "

Kelly Grealis

Kelly Grealis - lover of all things Vampire.

About Kelly

Kelley Grealis was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  She has a B.A. in Accounting from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Masters of Businss Administration from Cleveland State University.  She has loved all things vampire since she was a little girl, and it was that passion combined with thirteen years of Catholic schooling, that inspired her to write THE DESCENDANT. She lives in a Cleveland suburb with her husband.

Reviews of "The Descendant"

"NO! is what I wanted to scream when the book ended, I wanted more. This was not your typical vampire story with Ms. Grealis creating her own spin on how the first vampire came to be. From the very beginning of the book, Ms. Grealis draws readers in by making Allison someone most people can relate to. We've all been in that place of dis-satisfaction where we want to find our purpose in life, whether or not it will really make us happy. Allison's journey to find her true origins takes the reader on many exciting twists and turns. The vivid use of language sucks the reader right there alongside Allison. I'm eagerly awaiting the follow up book to see where Allison's journey takes her next. (Sunshine, from Amazon)

I liked that this book offered a different perspective to the traditional vampire story. The descriptive writing kept my interest. (Corine D, Amazon)

I really enjoyed The Descendant... fabulous book! felt drawn into the story based on the descriptive language used of the setting and the characters. I found the new twist on vampires to be really interesting, and I liked how it was carried throughout the story. My only frustration/disappointment was when I realized I was coming to the end of the book .... and I did not want it to end! I cannot wait to read the next book(s) about Allison's journey! (Kristina F, Amazon)

(Read 7 more reviews also on Amazon)

About Cleveland, Ohio

Home of the Cleveland Browns...

Browns Stadium, with the infamous "Dawg Pound"

... Marilyn Manson
Cleveland's most famous son

...and the first traffic light! It is technically in Ashville, OH, and has been there since  1914.


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