Blood Torn

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Pub Date May 21 2024 | Archive Date Feb 14 2024

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Description

Dying opened up a whole new world for Emma. A world of vampire gifts, cravings, and betrayal. Now a vital member of the team, Emma and her friends are hunting down the vampire responsible for the downfall of the Haven: her sister.

Emma knew it wouldn’t be easy, but the challenges soon become too much. Determined to destroy her sister and end the war between the Immortals and the half-blood rogues, Emma seeks out the imposing Astley brothers, Henry and Charles, hoping to form an alliance with the Immortal family.

As Emma is drawn deeper into the dark world of the Astley’s estate, she begins to question if the brothers are truly her allies or if they have a secret agenda—one that will put everything she loves at risk.

This is book two in The Immortals duology

Dying opened up a whole new world for Emma. A world of vampire gifts, cravings, and betrayal. Now a vital member of the team, Emma and her friends are hunting down the vampire responsible for the...


A Note From the Publisher

The book releases in hardcover, softcover, and ebook. Print distribution through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Gardners Books. Library ebook distribution through Overdrive (all sales models), Baker & Taylor, and Hoopla.

The book releases in hardcover, softcover, and ebook. Print distribution through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, and Gardners Books. Library ebook distribution through Overdrive (all sales models), Baker &...


Advance Praise

“The action-forward story combines tried-and-true vampire lore with some new twists.” Kirkus Reviews for Blood Born

“I fell in love with this book within the first few pages! It's fast paced, with an intriguing story line.” —LibraryThing Early Reviewers for Blood Born

“The action-forward story combines tried-and-true vampire lore with some new twists.” Kirkus Reviews for Blood Born

“I fell in love with this book within the first few pages! It's fast paced, with an...


Marketing Plan

  • Indie Next List (September) Nomination
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  • National Review Coverage
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  • Indie Next List (September) Nomination
  • Library Reads (September) Nomination
  • National Review Coverage
  • Prepublication Buzz Campaign
  • Extensive marketing to Booksellers, Librarians, and Book...

Available Editions

EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781643973913
PRICE $23.99 (USD)
PAGES 206

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Featured Reviews

“Blood Torn” by Shelley Wilson is a vampire horror YA about Emma. Emma, now a dhampir, and her friends are hunting her sister Amelia. Amelia has been killing them off and creating havoc and they must stop her before it’s too late. Emma needs to build an alliance with one the Immortal families, the Astley brothers Henry and Charles. Questioning who friend and foe is challenging but a necessary evil.

I really liked this book. It is important to read the first book in The Immortal duology to better understand what is happening. I loved the characters the most and was heartbroken whenever something bad happened to them, especially Emma and her being so relatable. I liked Henry’s character the most and his flirtatious ways. It is a short read and well worth it. I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars.

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Dying opened up a whole new world for Emma. A world of vampire gifts, cravings, and pain. Now a vital member of the team, Emma and her friends are hunting down the vampire responsible for the downfall of her sister.

Really well-done! I enjoyed the characters and the world-building a lot.

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Another winner from the Immortals duology series, it had what I enjoyed from the first book. The characters worked with the vampire elements and from the other books. I enjoyed how good Shelley Wilson wrote this and the first book. It left me wanting to read more from Shelley Wilson.

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This book is definitely a better version of Twilight and gives off major Vampire Academy vibes. I didn't realize it was a sequel until I started reading it. However, it was still easy to follow and understand without having read the first one. Definitely will be going back to read the first book.
Writing style was simple thought some chapters where very long despite it being a shorter book.

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I didn't realize going into this that it was a sequel, but it wasn't too hard to follow, surprisingly. However, after having read it, I now want to go back and read the first one, and then maybe read this one again to have a better understanding of the story. Overall, I did like this book, and I will probably like it even better after I read the first one. 3.5 stars!

Thank you NetGalley and BHC Press for the ARC!

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This book is a great read for romance, intrigue, conspiracy, and fixing your true self. I liked how Emma was able to reflect and learn from the past, experience the heartbreak needed for filling a prophecy. The team work and camaraderie are something that you do not always find with different species.
I would recommend this book to others as I enjoyed reading it very much.

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Hey all! This one was a decent ya sequel if too short for my taste and for the story to me. I must admit I hadn’t read the previous book but this one was definitely able to stand on its own. For fans of Vampire Academy or even Twilight. 4.25-4.5. Thanks for the ARC and cheers!

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I was able to read this thanks to the publishers and Netgalley. This is my honest review.

Blood Torn is the second book in those series. Unfortunately I haven't read the first book. Though, that didn't really affect the readability. Yes, you don't know a few of the past situations, though a bit of it seems to be explained in the sequel. It is YA, but I would say probably a little more towards the upper YA age bracket. Due to the "violence," some of it is descriptive, but I definitely enjoyed the scenes and the fighting!

It took me back to my HS years and reading Vampire Academy and watching The Vampire Diaries. This series definitely makes me feel like it is the lovechild of these two amazing series. The author does a very good job at world building, character building, and story building. I was sucked in! There were a couple of predictable moments, but they weren't a deal breaker for me. There were moments where I almost cried, due to character situations, and these are characters that I didn't fully know as their building happened in book one. This is how entrancing the author's writing is.

I hope there is another book, because I definitely want to read it. This is my first 4-star read of the year, and I totally recommend it, but I probably read the first book first ahaha. Thank you again for the ARC!

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In Shelley Wilson's captivating novel, Blood Torn, Emma finds herself thrust into a world of supernatural intrigue, vampire gifts, and relentless betrayals. As a vital member of a team dedicated to hunting down the vampire responsible for the downfall of the Haven, Emma must confront her own sister, the enigmatic and dangerous antagonist at the heart of this conflict. Determined to destroy her sister and bring an end to the war between the Immortals and the half-blood rogues, Emma seeks out the imposing Astley brothers, Henry and Charles, in the hopes of forming an alliance with the Immortal family. However, as Emma delves deeper into the dark and seductive world of the Astley estate, she begins to question the motives of these enigmatic figures. Are they truly her allies, or do they harbor secret agendas that could jeopardize everything she holds dear? Wilson's writing is masterful, weaving a complex and immersive narrative that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Emma is a compelling and relatable protagonist, a young woman struggling to come to terms with her newfound supernatural abilities while navigating the treacherous landscape of loyalty, betrayal, and forbidden love. The supporting cast of characters is equally well-developed, each possessing their own unique motivations and secrets. The world-building in Blood Torn is intricate and captivating. Wilson creates a vivid and believable supernatural realm, complete with its own mythology, rules, and hierarchies. Readers will delight in exploring this world alongside Emma, discovering its hidden depths and dark corners. With its fast-paced plot, heart-pounding action, and complex characters, Blood Torn is a must-read for fans of paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Wilson's skillful storytelling and vivid imagination shine through on every page, making this novel an unforgettable and immersive experience.

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Blood Torn by Shelley Wilson was a gripping and entertaining YA vampire horror story.
A fun and exciting read that held my attention from the first page.
It was well written and enthralling with amazing characters.
Now I’m jumping onto Amazon to buy Blood Born.

Thank You NetGalley and BHC Press for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!

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"Blood Torn" explores the enthralling realm of vampire abilities, desires, and treachery, telling a gripping story of Emma's quest for revenge against her sister, the vampire who brought about the collapse of the Haven. This book was a work of pure genius. It was so fantastic that I read it all in one sitting, and it was well worth the time.

Thank you netgalley and BHC press

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Blood Torn was a great read! I enjoyed the worldbuilding, the characters, and the overall feel of it. While it definitely feels like a YA fantasy, it could edge into NA fantasy. It's an interesting ride, even if you haven't read the first book.

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