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Book Review: Kindred by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan (Goes Beyond A Simple Vampire Story)

Having read Michelle’s first book in the Night School series earlier this year, I was looking forward to catching up with vampire slayer, Dasheen Bellamy (nickname, Angel), and the Night School at Ame Academy in Kindred.

A Kindred official cover- Gold Eyes copy

Last time around, I wanted to find out more about Elin, Ismet and Bella Donna (half human/half vampire, Jinn and natural born vampire, respectively). I was happy to discover more about these ladies in Kindred. The end of the last novella saw Angel meet Rafael, literally the boy from her dreams, and we were left wondering what exactly their connection was. Yay for us girls, Rafael is back and ready to work with Angel.

Almost immediately, we learn that a big, bad fight is coming. Angel is still reeling from learning about the supernatural world and her central role as a Vampire Hunter. She has a unique ability for a Hunter; her blood kills vampires. She’s also dealing with a younger brother who’s mid transition, and she makes it her mission to save him from becoming a monster.

Of Angel’s three supernatural friends, Elin was my favourite. Her fashion sense – toga style dresses teamed with combat boots, marks her out as one cool chick. I enjoyed reading about her Bulgarian background. I was also quite jealous of her ability to eat as much as she likes and never gain weight! Her line, “The whole Edward and Bella scenario doesn’t work right now” had me smiling. Then we have Bella Donna who is superficial, cold and difficult to relate to, and Ismet, the wisest of the three, always analysing and planning. Each of these powerful woman works alongside Angel to save Jordan and protect the humans from supernatural attacks.

When I started to learn about Rafael’s and Angel’s past, I had the same initial ick reaction as when I read about Jacob and Renesmee in the Twilight books. But I got over it. 🙂 Going back into Dasheen’s/Angel’s earlier life intrigued me, but I can’t say much about it without giving away her story. I did have to pay keen attention to follow the different supernatural and preternatural races, but learning about the various lineages was interesting.

The phantom little girl with worms for a face has to get a mention. She freaked me out in the first book, and she still scares me. Kindred is a short and sweet read. Bring on book three I say. One element I would have liked to see more of was action in the form of a battle. A lot of Kindred delved into the past rather than moving forward, so I hope to see more action in the next instalment.

The first novella was simply a vampire story. Kindred goes beyond that. There are layers of mythology beneath the surface and a greater fantasy aspect here with godlike beings and all types of otherworldly creatures.

Quote that made me laugh:
I moved to him and said, “Jordan, Jordan.” Those surrounding him hissed, but after one look at Rafael who must have had on his evil Thunder face, they scampered away.

A quick and fun read that left me anticipating part three. I also enjoyed the blog style of this book. ****

Check it out on Amazon or add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Has this piqued your interest? What was the last vampire book you read?


Cover Reveal: Kindred by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan, a good friend of mine, is about to release her second novella in the NIGHT SCHOOL VAMPIRE HUNTER series. Check out the unique cover below. Michelle will be back here soon to talk a bit about herself, her books and her blog Indiewritersreview (a safe haven for indie authors – I urge you to check it out). In the meantime, please scroll down and let me and Michelle know what you think of her latest book.

So is this a cool cover or what?


(A Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy) Novella#2

By Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Cover reveal

Synopsis for Book

The Kindred is the second novella in The Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy.

  Angel and her friends at Ame Academy, a boarding school for preternatural and humans are back, and they are preparing for battle against the dark forces that kidnapped Angel’s younger brother Jordan. Angel had recently discovered that she was a Hunter and that she alone has a special weapon against her enemies; her blood, which is discovered to be toxic to her enemies. Angel is prepared to use her training and all that is at her disposal in order to save Jordan, even if that means joining forces with the strange and mysterious Rafael, who at their first meeting, she recognized him as the boy she had  dreamed about for weeks prior to his arrival at the school. Angel cannot shake the feeling that she knew Rafael before, and is hopelessly drawn to her extremely handsome fellow hunter.

Rafael frightens her, he hints of a secret; another time and another life lived.

Can love survive two lifetimes?

Events unfold that provides the answers to who Rafael really is and what they mean to one another; and along with these strange and blossoming emotions for Rafael, along with guilt and fear for her brothers safety; Angel discovers that she is more than just a Vampire Hunter, and that she plays a major role in a ancient prophecy, which she must fulfill by facing an a force so evil that survival is not promised.

But she will face the Dark One, Angel will sacrifice all, if it means saving all whom she loves.

Many questions are answered, but the drama is just beginning….

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About the Author

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a YA Paranormal Author.

Her titles: Reahket (Co-written with Author Danny Jones)

Michelle is also the author of the YA novella series Night School Vampire Hunter trilogy.

Series includes:

Night School Vampire Hunter novella #1    Released date March 2012

Kindred (A Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy novella) #2    Released date November 2012

Redemption (A Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy novella) #3 Released date spring 2013

Works –In-Progress

Chrysalis (Full Length) Released date spring 2013

Hunters Series novellas Released date summer 2013

Ame Academy’s Paranormal novella series summer 2013

Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is also the producer of the online radio segment IndieReview Behind The Scenes, where she and her co-host Jamie B Musings interviews Indie Authors and Musicians.

Contact Info




Email: mcjordan37@att.net


Contact regarding questions about the on-line radio segment IndieReview Behind The Scenes

Email: indiereviewradio@gmail.com

Contact regarding the Hunters Series Fan Club

Email: hunterseriesfanclub@gmail.com

Twitter handle


Author FaceBook page



Now &Forever Tour! (December 2012)

Pre-Release Giveaway! Hunters Scavenger Hunt!

In celebration of the soon to be released Kindred! Author Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is offering 2 $10.00 Virtual Amazon Gift cards to the first two responders in the Hunters Scavenger Hunt! The Scavenger Hunt will run through Nov. 23rd and the FIRST TWO responders that can locate the answers to the 10 questions will win a $10.00 Virtual Amazon Gift Card! To enter leave your best comment below, along with email address and email the answers to…

Email answers: hunterseriesfanclub@gmail.com  The first two Hunters with correct answers wins!

Questions(Answers can be located from Novella one Night School Vampire Hunter, and from the Hunter Series Fan Club group page on Goodreads and Face book!)http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/8…, Face book http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hunter-…)

Pre-Celebration giveaway Hunters Scavenger!

1) What is Angel’s relationship with Jordan?
2) When did Angel first “see” Rafael?
3)Who is Angel?
4)What is Bella Donna?
5) Who is Elin?
6) What is Angel’s fight style
7)What is the name of their school?
8)What is Angel and Rafael’s theme song?
9)Who wrote Angel and Rafael’s theme song?
10)Who is the author The Kindred (A Night School Vampire Hunter trilogy novella)

Responses due by Friday Nov. 23rd


Also the winners names will automatically be entered into the draw (Everyone has to chance to enter, Details coming soon at IndieWritersReview, on entering during December tour!)

December 2012 tour!

Angel&Rafael’s Now&Forever tour’s Mega Giveaway Prizes include:

 A $25.00 Amazon Virtual Gift card,

5copies per stop avail of Kindred


Tour wide there will be 6 lucky winners who will win an autographed copy of Rock Artist Cecile Monique’s EP Immortal Beloved! (Angel and Rafael’s song!)

About Artist

Cecile Monique

With her powerful, yet angelic voice and unmistakable charisma, Cecile Monique is a multi-talented musical artist ready to make her mark on the international music scene. Cecile Monique is not only an accomplished vocalist; she is also a skilled writer, composer, and arranger of her own original music. Her years of formal classical vocal training provided the foundation, but her singular creativity…

, diverse musical influences, and her fresh, youthful style have provided the fuel to create the distinctive fusion of rich, classically-influenced vocals with modern, innovative instrumentation that exist together in perfect harmony and have become Cecile Monique’s signature, genre-bending sound.

In addition to her impressive musical talent, Cecile’s cosmopolitan personality and multicultural roots (half European and half Hispanic) also broaden her appeal to an international audience; Cecile is fluent in several languages and has recorded and performed songs in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Czech, and Latin.

In 2010, Cecile Monique was awarded the prestigious FACTOR New Talent Award in support of her self-titled EP release featuring three of her original compositions, which was recorded at Metalworks Studios, Canada’s #1 recording studio. With the launch of her new EP now available on iTunes worldwide, and a myriad of new projects on the horizon, Cecile Monique is a rising star poised to become an international phenomenon!

Contact Cecile Monique






Cecile Monique Speaks about Kindred (A Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy Novella)

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 Listen To Immortal Beloved!


Book sounds awesome, Michelle, as does the giveaway competition, and that song is beautiful. Best of luck with the release