Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review Called to Order by Lydia Michaels

Title: Called to Order (The Order of Vampyres #1)
Author: Lydia Michaels
Source: Author request
Genre: contemporary, paranormal romance
Length: novel

Isolated in the quiet hills of Pennsylvania is an Amish order unlike any other—they are vampyre.

Adam Hartzler has always been an honorable immortal, but when he is called to his true mate the line between right and wrong begins to blur. If he does not find her soon he will lose his soul and die. The longer he waits the less he is in control. With only his dreams to guide him, Adam sets out on a journey to claim his mate and return home with her before it is too late.

Annalise Snow is forced into a destiny she did not choose when she awakens on a primitive farm in the arms of a man determined to have her. Passion and emotion collide when two strangers, bound by destiny, become each other’s salvation, but will their bond survive the ultimate sacrifice? Or will eternity begin with betrayal?

Amish vampyres, Wow, never thought I would be typing that. LOL.  After reading the blurb I just HAD to check out Called to Order.  And it was actually pretty darn awesome!
While the popular "find your destined mate or be destroyed' plot comes into play the rest of the story is very unique.  
Evil, millionaire, playboy vampires? NOPE. Not going to find them here.  
Adam's character is the epitome of everything good and honorable...... if you can forgive a little kidnapping. LOL.  Our heroine, Anna, is a very normal 23 year old working nicely toward her five year plan.  The last thing she expects is a handsome man with a quirky accent invading her dreams and life.
When Adam brings Anna to his community she must make the hard decision of committing to a new way of life or let Adam be destroyed.

Lydia Michaels has a very poetic way with words.  From the first chapter I was engrossed with her beautifully detailed dream sequences.  The words seemed to flow off the pages until I found myself closing my eyes and wishing I was lounging in a meadow in the Amish country side.  With the talent and imagination shown in Called to Order I will be keeping eye on Ms. Michaels.  I have a feeling she'll become quite popular in the years to come.



  1. Thank you very much, CaroleDee! I am flattered and so glad you enjoyed Called to Order:)

  2. I'm happy you liked the review :) I actually noticed Called to Order on Siren's website not too long ago and was interested but was tied up with a different series, when I saw Laurie offer it to be reviewed I got so excited! I love finding new authors that can put a unique twist on things. Calling for a Miracle is patiently waiting in my TBR list. I plan to devour it as soon as I'm done with the historical I'm currently reading :)


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