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Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and rereleased Aug. 20, 2013. 

What do you do when the one you love is also your worst enemy? 

Cassie is stunned and devastated when she learns that she belongs to a long line of vampire slayers known as "The Hunters." A murderous rampage by a group of elder vampires has left the Hunter line decimated and the remaining Hunters scattered around the world. With her friends Chris and Melissa's aid, Cassie struggles to rid the world of the monsters that murdered her parents. Cassie knows it is her fate, but she chafes against her heritage and is resentful of the shortened lifespan placed upon her by the circumstances of birth. 

Struggling to get through every day, Cassie finds herself lost and adrift until Devon walks into her life. His arrival turns the school, and Cassie's life, upside down. Fighting against her fierce attraction to Devon and the chaos he represents in her carefully ordered days, she is irresistibly drawn to him. Though worried that what she is will place Devon in danger, she's unable to fight her feelings for him. He is the one light, and the only source of hope she has in a world that revolves around death and fear. 

What she doesn't know is that Devon has some dark secrets of his own, secrets even more frightening and dangerous than hers. Secrets that threaten to tear them apart forever. 

Audiobook one of five in the completed Kindred series. Recommended listening order: Kindred (Book 1), Ashes (Book 2), Kindled (Book 3), Inferno (Book 4), Phoenix Rising (Book 5).

If you enjoy the Kindred series, you may also enjoy the spin-off Fire and Ice series, which is now complete. Recommended listening order: Frost Burn (Book 1), Arctic Fire (Book 2), Scorched Ice (Book 3). The Kindred series is a young adult fictional story that includes some language, violence, and mild sexual situations. Recommended for ages 15 and up.

©2012 Heather K. Gilmour-Cox (P)2018 Heather K. Gilmour-Cox

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I loved this book and can't wait to listen to the second book in the series.
The first book concentrates more on the romance then the hunters but I did not mind. Book two might move things along.
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  • Dawn L.
  • 26-05-20

I just flew through this audio book!

I was given a copy of this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first in a series of what seems to be YA series. The main characters are in high school. The story was good and easy to follow in audio book format. The narrator is easy to listen to with a pleasing voice and does a nice job with telling the story. This book sets up the series and explains some of the world and the situation of the main characters. I'm interested to see what comes next, especially with the 2 main characters.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 10-05-20

YA Vampire Romance!

This is the first book of five in the Kindred Series, a YA Vampire Romance. The characters are great and intriguing. Cassie, a hunter, is strong and determined. Devon, a vampire, is attractive, and protective. I liked Cassie's friends, Chris and Melissa. The storyline is great, and intriguing. The story ends with a cliffhanger. Overall, the plot is easy to follow, and the characters easy to like. If you like vampire romance, you will like this one. Sarah Puckett did a great reading of this story. Looking forward to listen to the next book in the Series, Ashes.

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  • Lynn Shaw
  • 09-06-18

I LOVE SARAH PUCKETT

I am seriously in love with narrator Sarah Puckett. She could read the ingredient list on a box of cereal and I would be enthralled. She brings the characters to life and invokes such emotions whether she is reading a funeral scene or fight scene.

Kindred is the first book I have read by author Erica Stevens. I was immediately drawn in by the blurb. I love a good YA paranormal romance. While Kindred is book 1 in the series, I felt that the author left me with a lot of unanswered questions. i get that it is book 1 in the series, but she left so much unsaid. Even when she wrote herself an opening and i thought i was finally going to get some insight in. For example, we don't get any insight into Devon's past. He brings up a passed lost love but never explains it with any detail. And how is it that he and Cassie have no idea what the other is? I really hope that all the other questions I have are answered in the other books, but because of this i gave the Story a 2.

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  • Julie D (Audio and Book Jewels)
  • 16-05-18

Good story, great narrator!

I’m a sucker for vampire stories and I really liked this one! It reminded me of Twilight. Sarah Puckett did an awesome job narrating! I love the rasp in her voice and how she separates characters. Thank you for allowing me to listen!!!!

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  • Tina P Kimble
  • 09-12-20

great

Good performance from the narrator. It is such a lively story I think it would have better more lively with multiple narrators to really bring out the characters more, but it is great just as it is now. I won't spoil the end for future listeners but this story really draws you into it and its a cliffhanger ending so be sure to get that next book.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 28-05-20

Not a bad start

A new series of vampires and vampire hunters. We get to meet the 3 teens who I’m guessing are going to be the main focal point of this series. All of whom are okay characters so far, they are you typical high school kids. Along comes Devon and well now things are getting interesting. The book ends with the a bit of a twist for the teens. Looking forward to the next book.
Sarah also did a great job on narrating the story.

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  • Lisa Helmick
  • 07-04-20

Good story.

This is an entertaining story. I enjoyed how it went and the stuff that happened. It does seem weird that the characters are in HS. Many times they seem older. Especially once Devon comes on the scene. There is a lot of suspense in the respect of what is going to happen between Devon and Cassie. This ends kinda on a cliffhanger just because there is a major event and then we do t get closure.

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  • Annette Schwartz
  • 21-01-20

Great story!

This is a well written paranormal romance.This is the first story by this author I have listen to. The narration is well done. The narrator does a fantastic job with the characters. This story is the start of a great new series. I was given this book for free at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • brenda l. moreno
  • 28-09-18

Another great story!!!

Definitely now one of my favorite books now!! Can’t wait to read the next installments as I’m done hear typing away my thoughts so far on this book in which I believe is yet another fantastic writing of an awesome world that the author has created. I got sucked in and fell in love with the characters. Definitely recommend.

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  • Michelle Titherington VanDaley
  • 24-07-18

Kindred

This was an Okay first in series. I enjoyed the overall core story but I think it got overshadowed by the insta-love story. In my opinion there needed to be more focus on the demon hunting and hunters stories and less about the instant attraction between Devon and Cassie. In this case I think the narrator saved the story. If I had been reading I would have skimmed through alot but the narrator did such a great job bringing the characters to life that I listened from start to finish. I would give book 2 a try on hopes that the story balances out