Uprising (Eternally Mated Series, Dark Horizons Novel 1)

“We can’t fight evolution, only ride it out and hope the ending is in our favor.” Ryder Mattis

As a former Navy Seal, beating the odds is something Ryder excels at. However, the world has changed and his transformation into a vampire gives survival a whole new meaning. If that isn’t enough to ruin his life, a plague unleashes utter destruction on humanity. He knows he has what it takes to protect those who survive even if they don’t like his rules. What he doesn’t count on is a female with stormy eyes and a will to live getting under his skin.

Kayla has lost everyone she loves to the red death. Surviving the plague is one thing, but a vow made to her dying father puts her under the protection of a predator. Surprised at how her body reacts to Ryder when he feeds, she has a hard choice to make. But when tragedy strikes and forces the vampire to give her his blood, she morphs into something no one could ever predict.

The new world doesn’t come with a handbook and when fate brands them as potential mates, they are not prepared. They can either battle each other, or band together in a fight for survival. The future holds no guarantees but being alone might be worse than death.

Publisher: Valerie Twombly
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Reviews:Emily Pennington on Bookbub wrote:

Recommended and rated this book 5 stars
Ryder, a Navy SEAL, returned from an overseas mission, only to be bitten by a beautiful woman, Arsenia. His new circumstances forced him to master his raging hunger. Getting that under control and adapting to his new life, Ryder now faced the devastation caused by the Red Death, a plague destroying people he knew and loved! The archangel Tegan and daughter Ashley, the Angel of Death, gave the vampires some extra protection against the plague by giving a little of their blood. But the humans were defenseless. And where could they run? So Ryder and his comrades took in as many people as they could to provide protection. Healthy and fit men were offered the chance to become vampires. They looked for healthy females of child-bearing age with the hope that, if there were a future, they would repopulate the world. Those women also had to agree to feed the vampires, so some did not stay. Now they were preparing to move out to a new location. The power grid had failed and Ryder sensed something coming.

When Kayla’s father dies of the Red Death, she followed his wishes and went to Ryder for protection. Their personalities immediately clash when the strong, independent woman does not take well to the bossy alpha male. But when Kayla is later injured, Ryder must share some of his blood with unexpected consequences!

This wonderful book is non-stop action, well written, intriguing and suspenseful. The characters will pull the reader right in, admirable in their fight to save humanity and the future of the world. Grab your copy and see what the future holds for these heroes and those they fight to save.

geck1992 on Bookbub wrote:

Recommended and rated this book 5 stars
That was the most intriguing take on vampires, angels, demons, shifters, and the apocalypse I have ever read. I enjoyed the heck out of it and plan to continue the spin off series, and go back and read the original from the beginning.

The characters were unique and the MCs had excellent chemistry and just enough of that love/ hate we all crave in our romance novels.

The pacing was good and there were enough twists to keep you engaged but not so many the plot was buried. If you are looking for a different kind of vampire romance, this is definitely one to try. 💕

4.5 faith-filled-stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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chelseaortizgonzalez on Bookbub wrote:

Recommended and rated this book 5 stars
I want more!!!!!
Just. Whoa.
I think i might be too happy to come up with words that make sense.
Honestly, it 70% squealing, 25% giggles and 5% grinning like a weirdo.
Ryder and Kayla were perfect. Their chemistry was explosive.
The story kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
I am ready for next book...like now.
I would highly recommend.
Happy reading!
Rating 5 stars

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sharonreif on Bookbub wrote:

Recommended and rated this book 5 stars
Through her wonderfully descriptive writing this author brings to life a whole new world. This is the first time I have read anything by this author, and I have not read any of the previous books in the series, none of that mattered as I was still able to enjoy this book. This is a post-apocalyptic world where a plague killed a large number of humans and where vampires have the upper hand. Ryder is the hot alpha who is most prepared for this world and he likes his rules to be followed. Kayla is the daughter of Ryder’s dead friend and she is in for some surprises as the story progresses. Great plot, nicely written and great well-rounded characters.
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