It can sometimes be difficult to find books that you are interested in without them being featured on a bestsellers list. One successful method is by finding new novels and authors by word of mouth or through networking. I was fortunate enough to come across T.L. Christianson series Shades of Red along with her other works for others unfamiliar with her work to check them out.
T.L. Christianson wrote her first novel at sixteen years old, but being an author seemed out of reach, like being a movie star or pro-football player. Trying to be sensible, Christianson got a degree from Colorado University in Boulder, Colorado and got married and had children. Christianson and her husband dreamed of building a natural home, so they bought land and lived in a yurt off the grid. However, tragedy struck when Christianson suffered an injury and spent a week in the critical care ward.
This was a turning point in her life, and was given a bleak prognosis with many restrictions, forcing her to reflect on her life experiences. She was able to work through her injuries and make an almost full recovery. Her challenging battle made her appreciate her family and jotting down the stories in her head. With the unwavering help from my sister, and author, Annabelle Anders, she can finally put her stories out there for the world to see.
T.L. Christianson Stories
Shades of Red – Crimson: Secrets and Lies of a Living Vampire (Release July 2018) Vampire Elizabeth was looking for a distraction when she took a job on the isolated estate of scientist Dr. Owen Bennett. Expecting him to be an eccentric old man, the Doctor, turns out to be a lot younger and sparks fly. As Liz struggles with her past and a possible future with Owen, she realizes that things around the Bennett compound aren’t quite adding up.
Suspecting that Dr. Bennett might be a vampire, she begins to search for evidence. However, the more she learns, the more questions she has. To add to the mystery, the doctor’s wife has seemingly vanished, he’s tight-lipped about who they work for, and his research is kept under lock and key.
When the pieces finally come together, Elizabeth is faced with a secret that could have serious repercussions for all Moroi vampires. Could she be on the wrong side? Now that she’s found the second life she’s been searching for, can Elizabeth find her way through this web of secrets and lies or will they be the downfall of it all?
Crimson – Emilie’s Story (Released July 2018) hidden in the forest, Emilie begins work for nerdy, yet sexy Dr. Bennett, but things aren’t adding up. Suspecting that Dr. Bennett might be a vampire, she begins to search for evidence. However, the more she learns, the more questions she has. Determined to find answers, Emilie discovers love, a hidden lab, and a deadly secret. After finding the second life she’s been searching for, can she make her way through this web of secrets and lies or will they be the downfall of it all?
Scarlet – Sarah’s Story (Released December 2018) Virologist, Dr. Sarah Shepard is on a mission to treat a deadly disease that’s tearing through the vampire community, and Karsten Ingvar, an elite soldier is assigned to help her. Together, they begin to track down the creator of the plague, but the more they learn, the more the begin to question those they trust. In the middle of their discoveries, Karsten’s centuries-old past steps in between him and Sarah, and she’s forced to make an unthinkable choice between her love for the soldier and her old life.
Ruby – Hazel’s Story (Releasing Spring 2019) with no cure in sight for the deadly disease OVC and the notorious Vampire killer still at large, attorney, Hazel has had enough. Frustrated with no end in sight, she’s finally able to act when approached by the Russian bounty-hunter, Alexey. His ruthless determination and free spirit are a contrast to Hazel’s formal, high maintenance city attitude. Will they be able to end this killers reign of destruction, or will their love-hate relationship destroy it all?
Excited to check out these series for yourself? Check out Christianson’s links below for more information.