Publisher Description

Edited by Leslie Mitchell at G2 Freelance Editing and re-released 8/20/13.

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.

Book 1 of 5 in the completed Kindred Series.
Recommended Reading 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 spinoff Fire and Ice Series which is now complete.
Recommended Reading 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 fifteen and up.

Cover art by Cover art by EbookLaunch

June 3
Erica Stevens
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

JC Cincy Kid ,

Kindred- Book 1- Awesome 👏 By Cincy Kid 68!

Having read many Vamp Stories this one stands up at the top! (5) Stars all the way; really look forward to see what is in store for these main characters and how they can make this very intense relationship work out. Luv this author, she is exceptional. On to Book (2)! JB

Angel Piearce ,

Major editing needed.

While the actual story has potential I found it difficult to finish this book.

The author goes on, and on, and oh wait...on some more about the connection and attraction between the male and female leads. So much focus is spent on them that there is little character development beyond them.

It was also very predictable and glosses over everything except this intense obsession between the lead characters.

I found it difficult to like the characters and was absolutely shocked to see how many more books there are in this series. I also saw many typos and misspellings that a decent editing could fix. I had high hopes for Buffy like epicness but was left with mediocrity at best.

math wizard ,


An interesting well written story for young people. Cassie , Nick, Melissa and Luther are protecting humans from vampires. Along comes Devon who is a vampire but he is more to Cassie. I would say they are mates. There is the struggle between them of emotions typical for a teenager that Cassie is. Devon on the other hand is an adult of many years who is strongly attracted to Cassie and does’t want to be. He can’t resist her The ending of the book is a surprise with a twist. Will their feeling for each other be able to overcome his being a vampire and her being a hunter? I recommend this book for youths.

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