Lydia Michaels ~ Dark Exodus ~ Release Blitz / ARC Review







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Dark Exodus by Lydia Michaels is now live!



From bestselling author, Lydia Michaels, comes another darkly compelling, heart pounding, paranormal, vampire romance!


Larissa Hostetler is on the run after an arranged marriage to Silus, her abusive, immortal husband. As Silus hunts his disobedient wife, he plots her painful atonement. But Bishop King, the most powerful and eldest immortal in The Order, finds Larissa first, and he has plans of his own.


A deadly vampire is slaughtering mortal women in the woods, drawing unwanted attention from the media that threatens to expose their species. The Council is hard pressed to hunt and destroy the creature, but other upheaval is at play.


Immortals are keeping secrets. Vows will be broken and lives eternally changed as appetites for vengeance grow.


Nothing is as it seems when an immortal seeks revenge…






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My ARC Review:


Wow, this was a brilliant follow up to her first book in this series, Original Sin, which must be read first as it’s a continuation of this story…. absolutely loving this series as it’s such a different PNR vampire read – the vampire community is Amish and live in their own community, caring for themselves and keeping away from humans, they believe that if they get the call to find their true mate, then this is a mission from God.

Larissa has left the Amish community and run away, her husband (not her true mate) is an abusive a-hole, a real nasty piece of work. He demands her return, his wife, his property….. the elder and most powerful in the community, Bishop King, sets out to find her, but he has a mission of his own, as he has received the call to find his true mate, and Larissa is it!

Larissa is enjoying her life in the human world but is very naive about things really, especially as she has ended up as a stripper. When Bishop King arrives she is adamant that she is not returning to their community, he even tries to compel her, but she has an ability of her own and turns it back on him sending him flying, without realising just how she has managed it. This really tickled me, she manages it a few times, and Bishop is quite a stuck up no nonsense type, so seeing him flat out on his back in a rubbish heap was quite funny!

The other part of this story line focuses on Jonas and Abeline, who are not true mates, but have been married for many years and have grown up children of their own. Their love is true and very strong, but this is shattered when Jonas receives his calling to find his true mate. He tries everything within his power to resist, but in doing so starts to turn feral and dangerous. Abeline loves him and does not want him to suffer and forces him out to find his true mate, even though this tears her apart. This part of the story was really quite heartbreaking and emotional, both from Jonas and Abeline’s POV but also from his true mate Clara.

There’s lots going on in this with a serial murderer on the loose preying on human women, being drained of blood – feral vampires are on the hunt! That along with catching up with Cain and Adam (Original Sin) and their connection with Annalise, who is now pregnant with Adam’s child, but who is also connected to Cain, so much so that she starts to suffer from wounds that are being inflicted upon him as he tries to hunt down the feral vampires.

Whoa!!!! So much going on in this, it had me on the edge of my seat most of the time, wrapped up in the storyline. Loved it and couldn’t put it down and can’t wait to read more in this series!!! Highly recommended for any PNR fans.





About the Author:


Lydia Michaels is the award winning and bestselling author of over forty titles. She is the consecutive winner of the 2018 & 2019 Author of the Year Award from Happenings Media, as well as the recipient of the 2014 Best Author Award from the Courier Times. She has been featured in USA Today, Romantic Times Magazine, Love & Lace, and more. As the host and founder of the East Coast Author Convention, the Behind the Keys Author Retreat, and Read Between the Wines, she continues to celebrate her growing love for readers and romance novels around the world.

In 2021, Michaels released the groundbreaking, non-fiction series, Write 10K in a Day, to commemorate her career in the publishing industry. She looks forward to many more years of exploring both fiction and non-fiction writing, teaching about the craft, and learning from the others in the author community.

Lydia is happily married to her childhood sweetheart. Some of her favorite things include the scent of paperback books, listening to her husband play piano, escaping to her coastal home at the Jersey Shore, cheap wine, Game of Thrones, coffee, and kilts. She hopes to meet you soon at one of her many upcoming events.

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