The Light Who Shines

The Light Who Shines When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare a k a Blue arrives at the scene of the crime it s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far than

  • Title: The Light Who Shines
  • Author: Lilo Abernathy
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • When Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare a.k.a Blue arrives at the scene of the crime, it s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far than a simple hit and run Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire thatWhen Supernatural Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare a.k.a Blue arrives at the scene of the crime, it s obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far than a simple hit and run Using her innate sixth sense, Blue uncovers a powerful magical artifact nearby She soon discovers it acts as a key to an ancient Grimoire that was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between Earth and the Plane of Fire.Blue and her clever wolf Varg follow a trail that starts at the Cock and Bull Tap and leads all through the town of Crimson Hollow Between being sidelined by a stalker who sticks to the shadows and chasing a suspect who vanishes in thin air, the case is getting complicated If that isn t enough, Dark Vampire activity hits a record high, and hate crimes are increasing However, it s Blue s growing feelings for Jack Tanner, her magnetic Daylight Vampire boss, that just might undo her.While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, it seems someone else is conducting a search of their own Who will find whom first Danger lurks in every corner, and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim Rated R a few scenes contain explicit sex and graphic violence recommended for 17 yearsUnderlying Theme There are some deeper aspects to this story as the characters begin to explore the nature of good and evil The main societal conflict present in this world is prejudice and hate, and it is in fact the primary underlying theme for the book While the typical prejudices we see in our reality don t exist in this world, the author has flipped the lens of prejudice to focus on the three different breeds of humans The characters are forced to deal with the prejudices that permeate their society on both a professional and a personal level, in an environment where hate seems on the knife s edge of destroying their dearly bought peace.

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    1. God damn. God damn. That was awesome! I'm so glad I gave this story a second chance because it really did deliver.Blue was a wonderful character. She has a sharp wit and a deep sense of honor. She's never had it easy, so she's become a pro at pulling herself up by her bootstraps and getting the job done. And all without becoming a jaded bitch, too. Jack was interesting. I understood his reservations towards a relationship, but unless there is some prophesy that says their getting together would [...]

    2. This was just an amazing book and a great read. It has everything. Wonderful characters, an element of mystery, lots of action, and just the right touch of romance. Fans of urban fantasy have a new heroine in Blubell Kildare. If you are a fan of Jane Yellowrock, Kate Daniels, or Mercy Thompson, you will love this book. If you are just starting in the urban fantasy genre, this one is a good place to begin. I can't wait for the next book.

    3. Well that was just terrible. The Lamborghini Aventador is a beautiful car. But this car is a monstrosity! Why would someone take a car that is perfect, cut it in half and stretch it. Seriously it's a crime against automity. And like this monstrosity, this book is too long.Audi make some beautiful cars. but if you can't afford an Audi, there is a car made in China that will fool all your friends long as they squint and for gods sake don't let them get inside. And this book is like that. It looks [...]

    4. Wow! This book has it all! Bluebell Kildare works for the Paranormal Investigative Bureau when she is called to the crime scene of a hit and run. Upon further investigation, she uncovers the teen boy was badly beaten before his death and a secret artifact that holds the key to it all. She uses her sixth sense to help determine who is responsible. While doing so, she makes an enemy amongst the local police force, develops feelings for her boss, Jack, and becomes the owner of a wolf. Will she disc [...]

    5. I received a free copy of this book from First Reads by .First off, Lilo Abernathy, the author is really kind and considerate. She kept in contact to let me know when the book was mailed out, and made sure to sign the book for me. A lot of other authors say that they will sign the book, but Lilo was only the second of several to actually follow through. It is one thing to really enjoy a book, but it is another to truly LIKE the author. Thanks a bunch Lilo. Your hard work is greatly appreciated. [...]

    6. I decided to call it quits when I reached chapter 57. I couldn't stand 15 more chapter introductions that read "Year 2022, Red Ages" - 57 chapters were more than sufficient to get the point across: Bluebell does indeed live in the year 2022 of you guessed it; the Red Ages. This book would be great for readers with Alzheimers, though. They'll never get the year wrong!I seldom disagree whole-heartedly with an overall book rating, but this is one such novel. The "heroine", Bluebell (Blue) Kildare i [...]

    7. Lilo Abernathy is a masterful storyteller, which she proves emphatically with her debut novel, The Light Who Shines.Set in the twenty-first century of the Red Ages, a time when Gifteds and Vampires help keep Norms safe from Dark Vampires, TLWS centers around the brutal murder of a young boy and its investigation by Bluebell “Blue” Kildaire, an investigator for The Supernatural Homicide Investigation Unit.Blue is a Gifted, an interpreter of souls, and an excellent and empathetic detective, bu [...]

    8. The Light Who shines by Lilo Abernathy is an urban fantasy novel. The setting is year 2022 and protagonist Blue Kildare is a gifted human who works for the Supernatural Investigative Unit. Her boss jack is a daylight vampire meaning e hasn’t succumbed to the desire for human blood. Once a vampire drinks human blood they become a dark vampire and turn evil. In the beginning of the novel Blue is assigned a case involving the death of a young supernatural human who has an amulet in his possession [...]

    9. For me it's the romance. It's not terribly overt, plenty of the good old fashioned sexual tension that I require, with just enough progress to provide temporary satisfaction. I am going to need more and look forward to the next book (I hope and assume there will be one).I enjoyed the suspense throughout, and although paranormal is not usually my genre I did not find it overpowering. In this case the mystical elements added to the texture of the story and became entirely effortlessly weaved into [...]

    10. SEPTEMBER 2016RE-READ (preparing for book 2)AUDIOBOOK - original review belowAfter my re-read I still feel this is a 4 star book. Yes, this is a new author and yes, there is definitely a new author feel to the writing, but even so, the story is really good. This is a solid read with wonderful characters, a slow building romance, an intriguing story that is only partially solved because there is a bigger storyline taking place. Some of the dialogue is pretty formal with a kind of goody two shoes [...]

    11. The Light Who Shines is good fun, a really enjoyable read. The hero Bluebell Kildare (Blue) is very likeable. The reader wants Blue to be safe and to triumph. It is a page turner, I finished it quickly, I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Lilo has done a great job with this book. I believe this is Lilo's first book?? It is a supernatural, fantasy, detective story. There is romance, danger, magic, Vampires, a number of mysteries and a seemingly magic wolf, Varg, to protect Blue. Blue [...]

    12. Well done. Great read. Now I want the second one. This is coming from a person who does not like series, has never before found a vampire book I not only liked but loved. I had to finish it tonight then wrote this review.

    13. Where do we start, the prologue gives us the history that the entire series will be based around and since it promises to bring down what amounts to a Goddess that will be a tall order but that is more of a series ender rather than this story, but it gives us a bit of insight.Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) is a Sensitive, basically she can feel people emotions and feelings to the extent she is almost a walking lie detector, and these skills have proven very effective in her job as an investigato [...]

    14. Bluebell aka Blue is a twenty-three year old paranormal investigator, but you already know that from the synopsis. What you don't know is that Blue is an orphan, she's alive because of luck and love only. Blue's had a really hard life growing up which has shaped this great human being that just wants to help others, regardless of their prejudices. Blue is a bit of an airhead when it comes to her own safety, but I credit that to her eagerness to solve the case and her age of feeling indestructibl [...]

    15. Lilo Abernathy’s writes a Spellbinding Debut Novel. The Light Who Shines is a paranormal fantasy with an emphasis in criminal Investigation. The Light Who Shines is riveting; it pulled me from chapter to chapter hungry for more. Abernathy’s execution of plot, character development, and dialogue make the reader feel like her world is their reality. The plot sent chills down my spine at times, each character was created to be relatable in some form or fashion, and the dialogue was not pretenti [...]

    16. I wanted to like this one, I really did but there were so many things getting in the way. Bluebell had a lot of potential, she was a strong character who was quite driven and definitely fit the description of supernatural homicide detective. Unfortunately I didn't feel her character made any real developments throughout the book, she came out the end of the book almost exactly as she began it.Jack, I couldn't see him as a love interest. Not only did he have that creepy stalker routine down but h [...]

    17. This is quite a story. It’s impressive how a new author can create a world that seems so eerily real and unnerving it makes me want to stop reading while at the same time telling a story that leaves me unwilling to put the book down. The Light Who Shines (Bluebell Kildare Series) by Lilo Abernathy is the start of an intense and exciting series. Bluebell is a unique character who is easy to picture in what could be a great movie. Varg (a wolf) is somehow made into a believable character while a [...]

    18. Shine On Girl!Do you think every permutation has been written about vampires? Think again and read Lilo Abernathy’s fascinatingly original debut book, “the Light Who Shines,” the first in her Bluebell Kildare series. History took a different turn thousands of years ago, when an evil sorcerer made a bad deal with the demoness Lilith. Becoming the first vampire as a consequence and sowing the seeds of a vampire plague over the whole earth. But not all vampires are bad; some manage without st [...]

    19. First let me say that the book was awesome! I loved the characters, the side plots, the little twists and turns and red herrings. The start was a little slow, but the plot quickly picked up and kept me enthralled. I am so privileged to have read such a great debut novel and very sad that there is not another one to read immediately!!!The characters are delightful, with interesting quirks and gifts, which makes me eager to discover more about each one and particularly find out who Blue really is. [...]

    20. I always enjoy crime fiction interwoven with the paranormal. THE LIGHT WHO SHINES is centred around a Paranormal Investigation Bureau agent, Bluebell Kildare, whose discovery of a teenage boy's body leads her to, first, a quest to find the killer, and eventually, a run for her own life as she runs into an overwhelming series of paranormal personalities, dangers, and, ultimately, the battle for her own sanity as she entwines in dangerous romantic affair with Jack Tanner, her magnetic Daylight Vam [...]

    21. Great start to a new series!! Lilo Abernathy has a new interesting twist in her paranormal world. Bluebell (love the name) is a Gifted investigator working to protect the humans from other supernatural. She is a strong leading and a great investigator! Love Varg, the wolf is an excellent sidekick! The chemistry between Blue and Jack (Blue’s boss) is great without taking over the main focus of the book. Blue as no idea who or what she really is, so we get to figure it out along with her. I can [...]

    22. The main Character, Bluebell Kildare, is a detective for the Paranormal Investigative Bureau, in 2022. She is called to the crime scene that a boy had been victim to a hit and run. She uses her sixth sense to assistance in establishing who is responsible for this horrific crime. While accomplishing this , she makes foes amidst the local police force. Unbecoming of a detective, she is in love with her s sexy boss Jack. Jack is brutally handsome and is a vampire who has survived for many eras with [...]

    23. This gritty urban fantasy by Lilo Abernathy, was an amazing read that kept me gripped from the outstanding prologue until the very end. The characters - especially Blue, and the situations in this dark and compelling story were realistically drawn and I could easily envisage the world that has been created in The Light Who Shines.The plot moves at a fast pace, building the suspense and entertaining throughout. It also provokes deeper thought for disturbing parallels that may be drawn to the rea [...]

    24. I’m normally someone who loves to read science fiction, adventure, and fantasy books. This book was my introduction to urban fantasy. The first part of this book drew me in and kept my attention through its entirety. It portrays an alternate reality where the same ignorance and prejudice that troubles our reality, runs rampant. I was surprised to find that I really enjoyed reading this book and have added a new genre to my favorites list. Looking forward to read more about Blue in future relea [...]

    25. A Wonderful ExperienceI don't usually read many authors unknown to me, but this story sounded good from write ups, and so it was. More than good, it was extremely intriguing and I had a difficult time putting it down for anything else.This book has a little bit of everything, love,passion, humor supernatural,well, you'll have to read it yourself to find out more.Try it, I guarantee you will love it. I'm desperately hoping for more of Blue, Jack, Vary, and the rest of the "family".

    26. WowA gifted woman, a smexy vampire, and a wolf? It doesn't get much better than that I have to comment mostly on the writing. I felt the characters this author crafted were amazing. Bluebell is a string headed independent woman with a gentle heart. And Jack is her boss a sexy vampire who is protective of her. The story flowed so well I literally felt pulled into the world so deeply I never put it down. This an excellent story with a little paranormal, a little sexiness and a lot of sass!

    27. I’m giddy to say I finally finished reading The Light Who Shines! This has been on my Want to Read list forever and a day but it’s one of those novels that you need to sit down and give your full attention to it. Christmas break was the perfect time to dive into this book that has me excited for more. Everything I could possibly want in a good read was here—a riveting opening scene, interesting characters, great world building, romance, and magic. Loved it.

    28. Enjoyed this very much and cannot wait to read more. I like that there is some mystery left at the end: What is Varg? What is happening/has happened to Bluebell? Will Jake just get over his stupidness?! Ok, that last is more exasperation.For what I can tell is Abernathy's first published book, the writing is pretty darn good!

    29. Really enjoyed reading Blue and Jack's first adventure. Really look forward to more adventures and to learn more about the characters. Really looking forward to more about Varg. There is more to that wolf, I just know it! Loved it need more of it.

    30. I love this book! It had me from the beginning and I was completely hooked. The story line is intriguing and the characters wonderfully developed. Apparently, I don't have adequate words to describe how much I love this book so I'll just end with: I highly recommend reading (or listening) to it.

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