Original Sin

The Order of Vampires, Book 1
Narrated by: Lucinda Gainey
Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
4.3 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Adam Hartzler has always been an honorable immortal, but the fine line between right and wrong begins to blur when he is called to his true mate. If he does not find and claim her soon, he will lose his soul and humanity, transforming into a vile predator controlled by insatiable bloodlust, sentenced to a demonic and tortured eternity as a vampire.

Adam sets out on a quest to hunt his mate and claim her before it is too late. His salvation relies on his destined mate’s surrender, but when she refuses to cooperate, Adam must set aside his morals and do what is needed to survive. Time’s slipping away with his control, and his territorial instincts refuse to let her go.

Annalise Snow awakens on a primitive farm removed from modern civilization and in fear of her life. Her captor is determined to keep her prisoner and believes he is somehow entitled to her future. But she will not surrender easily. When Adam asks for the ultimate sacrifice, she must decide if he lives or dies.

Passion and emotion collide in an explosive meeting of destined souls, but love is never a guarantee, especially when eternity begins with betrayal.

©2020 Lydia Michaels (P)2020 Lydia Michaels

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Absolutely amazing!

Original Sin, the first book in the Order of the Vampires series, is a brilliant start to the series; it's well-written, well-plotted, and wholly engaging. The premise is original, and one of the more fascinating paranormal romance stories I've listened to in a long while. Lydia Michaels is a very talented storyteller with an incredible imagination; her world-building and character development are absolutely phenomenal. I'm thoroughly impressed! Lucinda Gainey's narration is spot-on; she emulated the characters' personalities, emotions, and their connection, breathing life into the words. Even though the story was over fifteen hours, I enjoyed every minute of it, and I can't wait for the second book. I'm strongly recommending this audiobook! I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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WELL I TRIED.. BUT SADLY DNF

I bought this with an open mind and high hopes as I love a good vampire romance.. but sorry, I just didn’t want to sink my teeth into the unsexy, God-fearing gentle Amish menfolk. I’m sure it wasn’t the story.. which was unique and original (what I heard of it) but, for me, I just couldn’t connect with the bonnets and braces characters who were all too nice for my particular darker alpha badboy tastes. Worth a credit? Unfortunately no not for me.

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Awesome Story & Narration🎧 Captivating PNR!

Wow, this book took me completely by surprise, in a really good way. It is well written and uniquely original with fascinating storylines that grabbed my attention right from the start and held it the entire book. This is my first Lydia Michaels book and it will not be my last, she is a gifted author with a fabulously creative and imaginative mind who put her own twist on vampires and paranormal romance. There is great world building and character development. Adam Hartzler is an immortal living a simple and faithful life, he lives with his parents, a twin brother Caine and sister Grace. In addition to his immortality he has other gifts as does his siblings and others of his kind. When he gets the calling he must go and find his true mate. Annalise Snow was working her way thru school, she does not have much of a life other working and studying, her goal is a career in medicine. Then strange things start to happen, she starts to have strange dreams and then a new man, Adam, appears in her life and she does not know what to think. Adam found his mate but he is in for a big challenge to not only win her over but to explain his world to the mere mortal, Annalise. She is a strong willed independent woman and making matters worse is his social inadequacy and his inability to adapt outside the life he is used to, it is too busy and overwhelming him. So he does what he has to do and brings her back to his home. I loved how everything plays out in this book, it is cleverly plotted with plenty of drama, angst, twists and turns that will has you spinning, thrilling & suspenseful moment, some mystery, heartfelt and emotional moments and a great romance. Lydia Michaels, thank you for this awesome story, I am looking forward to what comes next in these amazing characters in the fascinating world you created. Lucinda Gainey is a talented narrator and voice actor. She brings the characters to life, humanizing them by giving them their personality and including all their emotions which is heard in her performance. She does a great job covering both male and female roles, giving each character their own distinct voice and sound, which makes it easy to follow along. Her portrayal of the characters is spot on, sounding just as I picture them to sound. She is an entertaining storyteller and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for this awesome listen, I am looking forward to hearing more of your work.

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Absolutely wonderful 👏

I thourly enjoyed every moment. What a unique vampire 🧛‍♂️ story. I really loved ❤ this book. The narration was great as well. Please Please continue recording the rest of this series as this is just book 1!!!! I definitely want every single one.  "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Can’t wait for more!!

I really enjoyed this listen. A unique PNR with great world building and character development. The plot was great there was believable conflict and angst. Definitely kept my attention and could hate to listen to more. Hoping the author has more of this series coming soon. Narration was great. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot. This was my first book by this author but definitely not my last! I look forward to reading more books in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.