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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 goiSkye 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 going to cut the slack. A personal life troubled by a hounding ex only made matters worse. Skye was never the damsel in distress type, but when an unexpected public shouting match with her ex turned physical, a savior disguised as a heavenly gorgeous Irishman came to her rescue. Archer Rhys, a businessman with a lot to offer, doesn’t exactly sweep Skye off her feet but she couldn’t help but to be captivated by his ravenous good looks. When Archer makes Skye a lucrative job offer as his personal assistant for his new downtown Austin club, The Mausoleum, she quickly finds out that she may have gotten more than she bargained for. In this breakout novel, J.L. McCoy takes the reader on an indulgent descent into a modern-day counterculture of nighttime extravagances. Close your eyes, succumb to intense passion, sip a Vampire’s Kiss and let the pounding of the club music overtake you. With animated detail, you’ll find yourself on an unimaginable journey deep into the lair and grasp of Archer Rhys and his mind games. Distracted by Jameson’s charm and blinded by Archer’s allure and generous paycheck, Skye’s new life invokes the reader’s empathy as she’s surrounded in a whirlwind of desire, deceit and even death. Blood of the Son; this isn’t your little sister’s vampire novel.Approximately 84.020 words...

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Blood of the Son Reviews

  • Douglas Meeks
    2018-10-28 06:49

    Blood of the Son by J.L. McCoyMy 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 character A won't tell character B what she is mad about (from the book of poor writing, re: Butch/Marissa from BDB) 4. Finally things start to happen in the last 5% of the book and she leaves you with a cliffhanger.that is what you people consider 5 Star reading? I have some recommendations for you that will rock your world if that is true.I can say that there seems to be a story under all the mountains of verbiage, it is very unclear but enough to peak my interest. The unreality of her reactions to finding out vampires are real is underwhelming and totally unbelievable is outweighed by the overwhelming desire to see one of said vampires beat the living s### out of her ex-boyfriend.Bottom Line: 3 Star book, interesting characters, almost invisible plot, unbelievable heroine, pages of waiting for that "big thing" to happen that never really does BUT it peaked my interest enough that if she actually publishes according to schedule I will buy the next book to see if a clear plot develops since I have invested time into reading this book. It has the potential to actually BE a good series if the writing and the action both pick up.View all my reviews

  • JAIME
    2018-11-05 03:50

    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
    2018-10-28 08:48

    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 debt. She is offered the dream job and is introduced to vampires and a love triangle in the process. The triange was too much Jacob/Edward/Vampire Diaries. The Twilight feel came from the fact that both guys were nice beyond a fault and loved her. The fact that two men who consider themselves brothers want the same woman. One of them needed to be playing for a different team. Bottomline, the triangle did not work for me at all.The vampire mythos was good at it's foundation. I think Ms. McCoy is on to something there. I loved the cast of characters. I loved the goth world and the night clubs scenes. I felt all these pieces where well thought out and executed. The failure for me was in the pacing and lack of plot development. The book did not get to the point until the last paragraph. This was no novella btw. It's a full length novel that never got to the point. It's such a waste of some interesting characters including the bad guys that are not openly introduced to the story.The biggest insult was the ending. It literally ended on a statement by one of the heroes basically telling all the other good guys that he was going to come clean about what's going on. I nearly threw my Kindle. R U Kidding Me! I quickly downloaded a sample of the next book. I quickly found out what he said and called it done. There was no way in hell I was going to go through another couple hundred pages of Skye picking out clothes and playing with her dog. As it turned out, the big announcement could have been put anywhere in the story. It wasn't a good place to break and it made no sense. Whoa is me. I am going with 3 stars because I enjoyed the first 2/3s before I realized the book was not going to cough up a plot. The last third was pure determination and cussedness on my part.If I could make a recommendation to Ms. McCoy, I would say have a few people who love vampires read your next one and provide honest commentary. The book could have been so much more with a few hard critiques and less Skye.

  • Amanda
    2018-11-10 08:51

    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 during the editing process. Jameson's name is spelled incorrectly on at least one occasion, and phrases such as "all of a sudden" are not worded correctly (all of the sudden is not correct).The story and the author both have significant potential, but I think that it definitely needed some fleshing out - and that the future books should definitely flesh out the actual story, rather than focusing so firmly on Skye's normal routines - taking care of necessities is mentioned frequently, there is way too much focus on drinking and getting drunk/buzzed, and not enough focus on the action and actual story of Archer, Jameson, and Skye. It feels like the book is trying so hard to seem "real" that it is missing the actual story part of being a work of fiction.I will say, however, that I like Skye for the most part. Some of her internal dialogue cracks me up, and that is currently the main thing redeeming this story at 75% of the way through.ETAUpon finishing the book:The author added quite a bit of action and drama into the last 5% or so of the book - which is good. We were left with a cliffhanger that would have made me pick up the second book if it were available (I hate not knowing how a story ends, even if I'm not 100% engaged in the book). With the amount of time that will likely pass between now and then, I'm not sure that I will. This is not an absolute "must read the next one, jonesing for this series" type of book. I think it could be, but again... there was a lot that detracted from the story and it needed to be beefed up a bit.Skye's name is spelled incorrectly several times toward the end.It is little details that can jar a person out of a story - and for me at least, that is one of them. That it happened repeatedly at the end of the book meant that I was out of the story before it was even over. If you read them once the series is out, I think you'll probably enjoy them. If the next books pick up the pace and focus more on a story and less on the "normal" they will be more likely to hook the readers and make this a successful series.

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    2018-11-20 04:59

    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 worried because you know you need to start paying those loans back. What is a girl to do? If matters are not worse you have a crazy ex who just won't take the hint and get lost. Well this is the story of Skye Morrison and she has to deal with these issues and many more.Skye just wants to pay her student loans and move on with her life. She is looking for a better paying job and has trouble just like everyone else looking for work. Then Skye and her ex boyfriend get into it and a stranger comes to help her out. The stranger asks her if she would like to be his personal assistant and she agrees. This stranger is Archer and Archer takes care of her but there is something off about him and she can't quite put her hand on it. But then she has Jameson and she really likes him. Who wouldn't he is in a band and he has the corner market on sexy! So what is a girl to do when trouble keeps knocking at her door? Who is better for her Archer or Jameson? Will she be able to stay away from her crazy ex or will he continue to stalk her? Come along for a great ride! this is one story you will read in one sitting and want the second book like ASAP!

  • Grace
    2018-10-23 11:02

    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, her dog, what she ate and other unnecessary filler. The plot was still no where in sight by the last page.The real nail in the coffin was when the author used the phrase "made due" instead of made do. I would have quit reading then if it hadn't been for a challenge. I am also not sure why the author felt the need to clarify the fact that DIY meant Do It Yourself. Reading the dialogue from the supposedly Irish vampires was painful, it read like the author had looked up a list of Irish slang and randomly inserted it in sentences. Skye Morrison is one of the most irritating heroines ever, her character was so confused, trying to be strong and cool one minute and a simpering vampire fan girl the next I will not be reading any more of these, I just wish I could unread this one and get back the hours I wasted reading it. I am just relieved this was a kindle freebie and not something I paid for.

  • Kaye620
    2018-11-02 09:46

    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 story.$85,000 for an admin. assist. job? Who would believe that them being offered that amount of money for that type of job would be real or wouldn't require them to take off their clothes. There were a few other points that didn't sit well with me but they all played such minor roles in the story that I can overlook them.Likes:Skye is a likable gal. She seems smart and feisty. Laid back until you really piss her off.Hot guys with Irish accents.Mystery.Loved the relationships with her bosses, co-workers, and neighbor.

  • Stefanie Pristavu
    2018-11-06 09:15

    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
    2018-11-12 09:09

    Reread 2018 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ 3 star rating cliffhanger ending———————————-Originally reviewed 2012 ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 star rating

  • Elizabeth Vasilaki
    2018-11-07 05:08

    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 boundaries and more mood swings than a pregnant baboon. Her only redeeming quality is her love for her dog. Which leads us to the next question. Who the hell calls their dog Styvi Nix? If you stopped me on the street and asked me what Styvi Nix is, I would have said chest rub ointment.So, little gothic Mary Sue leads a very exciting life. We’re offered detailed descriptions of all the times she showers, washes her hair, brushes her teeth, pets her dog, the toys she buys for her dog, what she does with them and her dog, what time she goes to bed with her dog, the types and brands of clothes, make-up and perfume she wears, what she eats for breakfast, supper, dinner, the drinks she buys, what she buys when she goes shopping in general… These completely pointless descriptions take about one third to half of the book. I almost felt cheated when we didn’t get any details on her stool production. I mean, I really feel left out. The suspense is a killer. Don’t do this to me. I need to know.But wait. She is tough, because she takes Krav Maga lessons. Is she really? Almost every time she needs to defend herself, a man steps in and helps her. Maybe I misunderstand her, because she was unlucky in love. Well, judging by her actions, she hardly deserves the higher moral ground. When she gets the chance, she does the same and worse, and has the nerve to act insulted on top. But double standards are fine, because, you know, she is the protagonist and her drama and the unfairness of life makes a single teardrop appear and slowly roll down my cheek. Let’s form a circle and pat each other’s backs to feel better. The male characters of the book. Mmm. They all fall under three categories. Brainless moron daddy substitutes, ass-grabbing assholes, or generic vampire hunks with stunning abs. Which brings us to Archer. Oh, sweet Archer, you could have been a copycat of Christian Grey minus the BDSM paraphernalia and adding fangs. Bearing in mind I hold Christian Grey in the same high regard as a leper’s steaming turd, I wasn’t a fan. He’s a passive-aggressive, threatening, yelling, patronising ass, and I kept hoping he would be squashed by a titanium safe, or killed in a terrible accident involving a tank, a volcano and accidentally swallowing copious amounts of semtex. If only.Pretty much nothing happens in this book. Except for the spine-chilling, toe-curling reports of shopping, grooming and eating, fits of jealous rage by almost everyone, some murders far off in the background and generic vampiric hunks speaking in Gaelic, I could summarise everything in a paragraph. The only memorable event happens in the last chapter and then you have to buy the next one in the series to see what that is about. Personally, I’d rather stuff my face with poisonous frogs and wear a bramble bra for a week than read more of this series. If, on the other hand, you enjoyed Sookie Stackhouse and Christian Grey novels, you’ll probably find this book riveting. Dunno. Go for it.

  • Dicey Grenor
    2018-11-04 04:54

    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 same way, so why shouldn't J.L. write as many details as she so desires? It's a personal taste thing for me, but in no way means it should be changed, especially when it works for other successful authors. I'm just stating a con...based on MY preferences. I think the book would be even better with some pruning and editing.Pros: I enjoyed the triangle between Skye, Jameson, and Archer. In fact, I think that's the strength of the story, though the feelings they have for each other come about suddenly. The book ends on a cliffhanger that entices readers to pick up the sequel. I think that's a good strategy. Most readers will want to know what happens next, and there are currently five books to grant your hearts' desires.

  • Angelica
    2018-10-29 07:14

    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 looking for the next big thing in her life, and she is determined to get ahead with focused determination. The premise of her finding a well-paying job for Archer and finding his brother and him both attractive and learning that they are both vampires was a tried and true premise. Overall the story moved along well, kept the reading engaged but at times was a bit too lengthy in the telling and could have been trimmed slightly with a speedier read. Despite the slight length concerns I liked the overall story, thought the writer excelled at crafting the story and I would recommend for a voracious vampire or paranormal reader!

  • Bex 'n' Books
    2018-11-22 03:05

    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 relationships and characters very well, and between these two gorgeous men there’s a healthy balance of testosterone. The novel progressed at a good pace, with lots of lovely action and second guessing. I did however shout out loud (at 1am much to the displeasure of my poor hubby) when I reached the cliff-hanger ending. And what an ending! It successfully made me eager to read book two ‘Sins of the Father’.I really enjoyed Blood of the Son and highly recommend it to readers who love paranormal romance and urban fantasy, especially those who love a healthy dose of sexy. 4 stars.

  • Crystal
    2018-11-16 02:47

    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 years that she has been there. Only problem is that she doesn't make enough money. She also is being stalked by her ex-boygriend Jesse.Things start looking up when she meets Archer Rhys and he offers her a job at The Mausoleum. The only thing is that she finds out that they are vampires and she has feeling for two men. Archer Rhys and Jameson Doyle.This book has so much going on. I really enjoyed every single page that I read and I wanted to find out who was killing the vampires and what Skye would do about her feelings. I just hated when I came to the last page.

  • Monique Grasso
    2018-11-14 07:57

    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 wait to see what happens next. This author has huge potential! NICE JOB!!!

  • Stacy
    2018-11-19 09:09

    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...

  • Katt
    2018-11-10 07:03

    Almost gave it 5 stars want to read the next one. Was a little wordy but fun and great story line.

  • Cassie
    2018-11-03 08:03

    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 wonderful best friend, Nikkie St.James. Plus she lives in the most beautiful and free spirited city of Austin, Texas. But, some things are fixing to change for Skye, maybe for the worse or for the best. You will just have to see.Skye has just broken up with her cheating boyfriend, Jesse Prescott, who has now turned into a stalker. Skye is a server at Drop Kick Dan’s and has been working there for the last four years. She has just graduated college with a degree in Ancient History and Classical Civilization. She is now finding herself in debt up to her eye balls from student loans; she’s $ 70,000 in debt. Though she loves working at Drop Kick Dan’s and her boss Dan is awesome, she is going to have to find something else that will pay more.While at a coffee shop, Afterburner’s, her ex shows up and puts on a show, thankfully a strange man helps Skye with her stalker. This gorgeous knight in shining Prada’s helps her and this chance meeting will forever change Skye’s life. Archer Rhys is a stunning, thirty-something breathtaking man. They talk for a minute and he gives Skye a red card for his grand opening of his club so she can come join him. When he learns Skye is looking for a job he offers her an interview for the next day. Could she get any luckier?!Skye nails the interview and is offered the position of executive assistant to help with the daily club operations at The Mausoleum, the next big thing to hit Austin. Not only will Skye be an executive assistant, but she will be making $85,000 a year plus a raise in six months. This is what she has needed; she can pay off her student loans in no time. The Mausoleum is going to be a Goth/industrial night club.Still working at Drop Kick Dan’s for the next week, Skye ends up passing out at work. When she comes to she sees Jameson Doyle the lead singer of The Mankey Langer, her crush. Just her luck! Jameson helps her and when he touches Skye she feels tingling, his touch sets her on fire, electriyifing her. She has NEVER experienced anything like that in her life; it set’s her hormones on fire. Jameson offers to drive her home since her ankle and knee isn’t in very great shape. They find their selves making out in the employee parking lot. Making out with her crush, SCORE!Skye soon finds out that Jameson and Archer are brothers. These two guys she is crushing on are related. She has feelings for both brothers, each offers something different, and each has a secret. Skye learns that Archer and Jameson are vampires, vampires! Who would have thought they were actually real? Well now she knows, they aren’t just myths.Having to get the club ready for the opening and feeling a pull towards each of the brothers, Skye tries to not pay attention to her feelings. How can she come between a maker and his child? It will just make everything complicated. She really likes Archer, but of course she doesn’t know if it’s his pheromones or him. Can she ever really know, and does he just want her for her blood running through her veins?With the opening of The Mausoleum, and it being a complete success and a big hit with the humans and vampire customers, everything is looking up, until one of Archer and Jameson’s own are found brutally murdered when the club is closed at the end of the night. Greyson Mead is found completely gutted, entrails scattered about, head ripped off his body, eye’s removed and there is a messaged carved in his torso “THE BLOOD OF THE SON SHALL PAY FOR THE SINS OF THE FATHER.”Could it have been a Dark One that has done that, or another vampire? Is Archer, Jameson and the rest of their vampire friends safe, or will more turn up dead and butchered like Greyson?With now trying to figure out if she can let Archer in and with the worry of who killed their friend, and the worry if more will get hurt, Skye has a lot to figure out and a lot to take in. She is now living in a new and totally different life then she was a few weeks ago. Will she miss that life, because no matter what she will never go back, or forget what she has found out?I could not put this book down; I devoured it and wanted more. J.L. McCoy is freaking fabulous and now has a forever follower. Skye is a character that you just fall in love with and can relate to and you will probably wish you had her closet for yourself, lol. She is someone I would love to be, not to mention she has two gorgeous vampire brothers wanting to be with her. All the characters are well written and you root for all of them. I laughed so hard throughout this book with some of the quotes. It was well written, flowed just right, and kept you interested and at the end you will find yourself saying “Oh man!” J.L McCoy leaves us with a cliffhanger. There are so many different characters that bring different things into this book, including a gay vampire, SCORE! Is it sad that I wish I had a Skye Morrison’s life? Hey, I would be happy just to have it for a day. I give this book 5 Gothic stars!!!QUOTES FROM THE BOOK:“I’m not suggesting you run off and marry him, Skye! I’m merely suggesting a few games of ‘Slap and Tickle.”- Nikki“Bite me and I’ll shove a clove of garlic up your ass, fang boy.”- Skye“It will be okay, Skye. Jameson and I will not allow anything to happen to you. You are part of our family now and we take care of our family.”- Archer“Stupid damn vampire and his stupid damn vampire pheromones.”- SkyePLEASE VISIT CYNTHIASHEPP.WORDPRESS.COM FOR MORE GREAT REVIEWS BY CYNTHIA SHEPP AND CASSIE HOFFMAN

  • Marcus
    2018-10-31 05:52

    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

  • Tammy
    2018-11-21 05:47

    2.5Didn'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
    2018-10-24 05:00

    Not for me.

  • Wennie
    2018-11-02 07:02

    A Review of Blood of the Son by J.L. McCoyReviewed by Wennie Conedy3 / 5 starsAn 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 Drop Kick Dan’s bar wasn’t going to cut the slack. Skye was never the damsel in distress type, but when an unexpected public shouting match with her ex turned physical, a savior disguised as a heavenly gorgeous Irishman came to her rescue. Archer Rhys, a businessman with a lot to offer, doesn’t exactly sweep Skye off her feet, but she couldn’t help but to be captivated by his ravenous good looks. When Archer makes Skye a lucrative job offer as his personal assistant for his new downtown Austin club, The Mausoleum, she quickly finds out that she may have gotten more than she bargained for.Prior to delving into the book, I read the summary and was sufficiently intrigued that I settled myself on my comfy couch, with a cup of hot tea and prepared to immerse myself in Skye's story. A vampire story that promised an "indulgent descent into a modern-day counterculture of nighttime extravagances." I'm there. Unfortunately, several chapters in, I was wondering when I would get to descend and read about those extravagances?J.L. McCoy lays down the groundwork of why Skye needs to find a new job, who her close friends are and how she meets Archer Rhys. However, there seemed to be an overwhelming urge to take the reader through endless chapters of character activity that did little to strengthen the telling of her tale and solidify the various character's development.There were various disclosures in this book - but I was underwhelmed with the biggest one of all. The lead up to it failed to impress, and the revelation itself felt flat. Skye's easy acceptance of her boss' true nature had me questioning whether this girl was used to receiving news like this regularly or was she just under the spell of Archer's pheromones?There is a promise of a story here, in spite of the rambling nature of some of the chapters. I just found it hard to plow through the unnecessary action to get to it. With a good editor, the pacing could be faster, character development would be stronger and more consistent, and plot twists could have the reader sitting on the edge of their seat, waiting for more. There are several open plot points that she started in book one that need to be addressed and I am hoping that J.L. McCoy will find the heart of this story, and share it with us in the next book.

  • Natalie
    2018-11-04 03:53

    "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 worse. Skye was never the damsel in distress type, but when an unexpected public shouting match with her ex turned physical, a savior disguised as a heavenly gorgeous Irishman came to her rescue.Archer Rhys, a businessman with a lot to offer, doesn't exactly sweep Skye off her feet but she couldn't help but to be captivated by his ravenous good looks. When Archer makes Skye a lucrative job offer as his personal assistant for his new downtown Austin club, The Mausoleum, she quickly finds out that she may have gotten more than she bargained for.~MY REVIEW~"Blood of the Son"I have always said I want a book to suck me in and not let me out.Well, THIS ONE DID JUST THAT AND MORE!!J.L. McCoy had me guessing as to which man Skye Morrison would fall for. I still don't believe I have my answer. Which is enticing and making me ache with anticipation. I am not one to give to much away in a book, but I will tell you this.....The journey Skye Morrison takes with these two vampires is alluring~breathtaking and so satisfying.Archer Rhys is and aggressive~beautiful and beyond sexy vampire. He feels more for Skye than he has ever felt for any human.Jameson is a sweet~loyal and a fiercely handsome vampire. He cares for Skye deeply. Archer and Jameson will protect Skye at all costs.This book is so well written. J.L. McCoy keeps you on your toes and won't let you escape the great plot she has embarked upon.If you aren't aware, this is just the first book of the "Skye Morrison Vamp Series."I am now reading book two, "Sins of the Father." Mrs. McCoy has just announced that book three is done and should be released sometime in November. The most exciting revelation of all? She is now busy writing book four.I am beyond thrilled and can't wait to see what she has in store for this series.Last, but not least. The only thing I didn't like? It wasn't long enough.....I WANTED MORE! ;)Knowing I had the second book waiting for me, made it "OH SO SWEET!"I can honestly say that now I am one of J.L. McCoy's BIGGEST FANS!

  • Mad about
    2018-10-22 10:02

    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 band she loves and gets employed by the most beautiful man shes ever met but things are never simple and she soon sees that these men have a connection that she knows she shouldnt get in the middle of but when their both pursuing her it's hard to say no...especially when their vampires.Skye is a great leading lady. She's strong, indepedant and a little quirky with her music tastes and dress sense. Jameson and Archer both want her but treat her completely different so in a way you want her to pick both just because of the different personality traits they have.I'm afraid my review is a little negative but I will be reading Blood of the Son as this book realy laid the foundations for whats to come.Skye and the story did remind me alot of Anita Blake so found it really hard not to compare alot and the niggly little things that put me off that story did get me slightly frustrated with this one. For example, all the vampires were gorgeous men who automatically faniced her and thought she was amazing and she stood upto them where most women would be a simpering mess. Just too perfect of a scenario for me.She established a relationship with these two men in no time atall and even though she's starting a new job for vampires she's not very professional or worried about what they'll think of her behaviour. She managed to beat up a vampire with no injuries to herself which was very unbelievable when the story shows other vampires getting murdered.Plus the only female rival who happened to be attractive aswell was portrayed as a bitch because she didn't like Skye going after her man so I actually quite liked Aeoif for that fact as women should be able to loath or like each other in a book without the main woman being seem as a victim.I did enjoy it but apart from the last chapters this book mainly introduced the characters and their budding relationships.

  • Melissa
    2018-11-17 09:09

    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 a break. If it isn't one enemy it's another. The Dark Ones all wants a piece of her. I see more and more that there are people who use her in order to gain power. But, there is one things good going for her; Archer. Each and every time I read about him, I fall in love all over again. What a piece of man!! Let me say that this book is not for the immature!! It is very sexy and hot so if you can't handle the heat, stay out of the fire!!Skye is a very good character. She is stubborn but she loves with all her heart. She is surrounded by good friends and plenty of love, even if her life isn't as normal as it should be. Archer is very sexy and determined. His love for Skye is astounding and I would give both my legs for it :) Dean is a riot!! I love that he is always giving Skye "another option" even in front of Archer. It makes me laugh!! He is always causing trouble but always makes sure he does it in front of Archer. The action scenes in all of these books are great. They keep me on the edge of my seat and make me want more. I always feel satisfied when I finish one of these books. I always feel like all the loose ends are tied up and I can start the next book without being in the dark. That is a lot to say. Some writers feel like leaving loose ends make you want to read the next one more and that isn't always true. It could turn me off from finishing. But not this series. Congrats to you J.L. for such a wonderful series. I read each one and loved each one. They were passionate and exciting. Phenomenal writing and seamless delivery each and everytime! I am definitely a new fan!!

  • Juli Valenti
    2018-10-29 09:15

    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 an irish lad with an accent as well.Cover: As we know my book cover snobbery knows no bounds, the cover isn't fantastic, but is still good. I liked the beginning where the author does her thanks, including her thanks to her sister for being the inspiration and cover model.Characters: Skye, Nikki, Dan, Archer and Jameson are the main characters. As I said before, I completely love Skye, Archer, and Jameson. I feel like we do not see enough of Nikki to rate next-door neighbor best-friend status, but I have a feeling that trouble is brewing for her and that she will be a bigger part later on (along with Lyric). We get sneak peaks of Jesse, the ex-boyfriend who has now gone crazy and has turned obsessively abusive (I really wish I could have known what he saw in Archer's eyes...or if he was mesmerized...). I love the tiny love triangle going on with Archer and Jameson - J.L. does a fantastic job of getting you invested in BOTH men.Carnality: OK. I will admit I'm a bit disappointed that Skye didn't trip and fall into bed with Archer. The sexual tension between the two is crazy - and is definitely NOT satisfied with just kisses, and a little shirtless action. I'm hoping this will be remedied in the next one!I learned that this is also a bit of a mystery -- something is going on that we don't know...and it starts to be revealed at the very end...buuuut CLIFFHANGER!I can't wait to read the next one!*I was gifted this book, and am not being compensated in any way for my review*

  • VampireRomanceBooks ThatsErotica
    2018-10-27 05:46

    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, but she also has a touch of a party girl personality that loves the Austin nightlife. Archer Rhys is a gorgeous businessman who is incredibly sensual with a serious demeanor. Skye feels totally out of his league, but every now and then he lets go, and you see a side of his character that is even more attractive. Jameson Doyle is the leader of a local band, and he is sexy, sweet, and fun. The reader will love his character right away, because not only is he hot, but he is also endearing. Skye finds herself with feelings for both men, and it makes for an interesting triangle.At times the book moved a little slow, but it did pick up as I kept reading. I loved the setting of the book, and the way McCoy pulled you into Austin's Club scene. Music is a big part of this book which made it really attractive for me. With McCoy's vivid descriptions I could hear the bass in the club, and I felt like I was right there. The author also did a very good job at letting the reader get to know the characters, especially Skye. I really got a feel for the type of person she was. As I drew toward the middle and last parts of the book, the story really started to take shape and really catch my interest.Blood of the Son was a really decent start to this new series, and the cliffhanger ending was a promise of better things to come. I am excited to see what's in store for Skye in the future.**Reviewed by Teresa D. for VampireRomanceBooks.com**

  • Marsha
    2018-11-18 05:16

    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 student loans are about to become due she needs to get a real job. While having a cup of coffee she is manhandled by her stalker ex-boyfriend, Jesse. After two months he refuses to accept the message that she wants nothing to do with his cheating butt. As she struggles to get away from him, a handsome man, Archer, comes to her rescue. She soon discovers he is the owner of a new nightclub, The Mausoleum, and he is looking for an Executive Assistant.Soon Skye is working for Archer and cannot believe it when she is confronted with the dilemma that she is not only attracted to him but his brother, Jameson as well. Oh, that is not her only problem. You see both Archer and Jameson are vampires and Skye is about to get a crash course in Vamp World #101. To make matters worse, someone or something is out there on a murderous spree and the victims seem to be associated with the vamp community.I really enjoyed this read despite the fact that the colloquialisms used by the characters are a but outdated. I enjoyed the characters of Skye and her friend Nikki and there was plenty of intrigue and action. I will admit, I am not a but fan of love triangles so I will have to wait and see how the situation with the brothers Vamp plays out. However, I though the cliffhanger ending was extremely clever and cannot wait to read the next book.

  • Jane
    2018-11-19 08:02

    Blood of the son by J L McCoy3 StarsSkye is desperate to find a better paid job so she can pay off her student loan debt, so when the perfect opportunity comes along, for her to work for Archer Rhys in his ‘soon to be finished’, club, she jumps at the chance. Trouble is, Skye thinks Archer is pretty hot, and he just happens to be the brother of Jameson who she also finds attractive. Everything becomes even more complicated when she discovers both men are vampires and Archer is privy to every thought she has.Okay, I hate to make comparisons to other vampire stories, but … mind reading? Aarrgghh it is getting so old. I know a fresh take on an old theme is getting harder and harder to do, especially with sooooo many vampire series’ out there, but to give the vampire an ability that another very popular vampire has, is really not a great idea when the other said book is still so fresh in peoples minds. It just opens this book up to complaints about similarities.Blood of the son is not a total disaster, it is a little slow and not a lot happens through most of the book, but I get the impression it is just setting the scene for future books….in a very long winded way! I think maybe 20 or 30,000 words less would have been sufficient to do this and we wouldn’t have been any less knowledgeable at the end of it. I’m not a big fan of cliff-hangers but can say that I wasn’t sufficiently attached to this story to be too bothered by this one…or maybe it’s because I do have book two sat waiting for me to read so all I have to do is turn the page to find out what happens next!I am hoping that book 2 in the series is a little more exciting and carries on the story that eventually started at the end of this book.Copy supplied for review

  • Julie G
    2018-11-14 07:56

    I don't, generally, read vampire stories. They tend to be rather predictable, since the raging success of 'that other' series. Maybe it's just the nature of the beast, as it were.Blood of the Son is definitely a page-turner. I just couldn't wait to see what would happen next. And Irish Vampires? Fascinating change from the traditional Vlad-the-Impaler types.For a self-published, first novel I can honestly say I've read much worse. And, like other such novels, this one could have benefited greatly from pruning and proofing. The daily minutiae was beyond excessive; the errors, off-putting.McCoy has a solid storyline, with some interesting characters. But I didn't need to know the make, model, and VIN number of each vehicle or the minute details of every meal and outfit. And I certainly would, given the chance, burn that messenger bag.It feels as though this novel is a 23-chapter set-up for the rest of the series, which leads me to hope that the pace will pick up, and the excessive details will thin out, in subsequent books. Either way, I was hooked enough to keep reading.The synopses, alone, indicate an exciting ride, as Skye is dragged deeper into the world of The Faithful.~*~*~Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book as part of an 'Around the Universe' Blog Tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.