Saturday, 4 July 2020

Erin Lindsey

Author website | Reviews | Bibliography & Rights Information

The Bloodbound Series | Biblio. & Rights Info
The Bloodbound
The Bloodforged 
The Bloodsworn

Gilded Age Mystery Novels | Biblio. & Rights Info
Murder on Millionaires’ Row
A Golden Grave


The Bloodbound Series


“Sturdy characterizations and intriguing magic anchor this solid series launch, the first fantasy novel for Lindsey…[by the end,] Lindsey’s mostly balanced mix of romance and heroic fantasy will have captured readers’ hearts.”

Publishers Weekly

“The appealing characters of Alix and her suitors make both aspects of this series debut work.”

Library Journal

“Fast paced [and] entertaining.”

—RT Book Reviews

“Palace intrigue, military strategy, and plenty of sword-fighting keep the storyline interesting and exciting…Loyalty and duty is woven throughout THE BLOODBOUND, and I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for Alix in the next book.

Bitten by Books

“This exciting and enthralling tale provides a delicious adventure that centers around a strong, opinionated female, and a war-torn land that features both mystical and pragmatic elements…those who enjoy tales of bravery and loyalty mixed with a little chaos and magic will be delighted to find a fun and exciting adventure to read.”

Night Owl Reviews
4.75 stars and a top pick!

“THE BLOODBOUND is an epic high fantasy with a captivating world, interesting characters, and non-stop action. The plot had some interesting twists and was full of great suspense that keeps you interested throughout the whole story…This was a terrific high fantasy and I would highly recommend it to all fans of the genre.”

Dark Faerie Tales

“Full of witty banter, immensely likable characters, and swoons aplenty, THE BLOODBOUND by Erin Lindsey is not to be missed. There’s something for fans of both Romance and Fantasy, and I can’t wait to see what Lindsey has for us next.”

Rabid Reads

“THE BLOODBOUND offers romance, intrigue, and a fast moving plot that will immerse readers in this new world…Blending all the hallmarks of sword and sorcery with the modern, romantic feel of urban fantasy, THE BLOODBOUND is an effortless adventure that will sweep readers away.”

All Things Urban Fantasy

“A traditional fantasy epic with a delightfully contemporary twist…THE BLOODBOUND is one of the most enjoyable fantasies I’ve read in a long time… It provides all the high fantasy comfort we love, but with fresh, high quality ingredients and contemporary presentation. THE BLOODBOUND is the gastropub of high fantasy…[It is] – in its own right, a blast: a fun, fast, invigorating and inspiring book, packed to the gills with tension, heroics, twists and adventure. And, more than that, it is also a symbol of something more: an epic fantasy with all the scale and excitement readers demand, but infused with a casual modernity.


“There was so much that I loved about THE BLOODBOUND. The military strategy, fierce battles, glory and heartbreak of war, and the strong, capable female protagonist in a traditionally male role all made this a win for me…THE BLOODBOUND has been one of my favorite stories so far this year. The characters were well crafted and the relationships were complex. It was intense, perfectly paced, and the gripping first chapter had me hooked. I’m anxiously awaiting details for the sequel. Highly recommended.”

Addicted 2 Heroines

“THE BLOODBOUND was a satisfying read and one you can quickly devour…I highly recommend fantasy lovers giving it a try.”

Not Yet Read

“[An] adventure story of kingly betrayal and intrigue, [with] a nicely executed romance to complicate matters a strong novel that will remind readers of Elizabeth Moon’s The Deeds of Paksinarrion with its simple, but elegant story telling.”

Staffers Book Review

“All in all, we enjoyed THE BLOODBOUND, and this new fantasy world. It was a wonderful change of pace in what we had been reading and look forward to more in this world. If you enjoy fantasy, a novel well balanced between the romance and the action/adventure of war, then you might just want to jump into this new world.”

That’s What I’m Talking About

“A great epic fantasy novel with a strong yet flawed heroine and equally strong and flawed main characters. The dynamics between them were complicated and yet fit together nicely…I really hope Lindsey continues to write in this world because I can’t wait to revisit it.”

The Book Pushers

“Lindsey does a fine job of building tension as in the narrative and while I was hooked into the novel early on, I felt much more invested and glued to the page as the novel progressed. I genuinely liked the characters and want to read more about them. In a genre landscape where darkness in characters and grimdark tone seem to be rather prevalent, THE BLOODBOUND was a refreshing change from that.”


“THE BLOODBOUND is a terrific fantasy romance featuring a sword wielding heroine that puts some delightful kick-as time in. Mixed with brutal warfare and political intrigue, Erin Lindsey writes threads of romance that run equally throughout the story, keeping the romance lover in me as happy as the fantasy fan…THE BLOODBOUND is a great choice for readers looking for a well-done fantasy romance with a strong warrior heroine, plenty of action, plotting, battles and simmering romance.”

Book Swoon

“Lindsey surprised me and surpassed my expectations…I liked the blended composition of the book. I love fantasy and I love romance and I think that readers who love both will really embrace this novel.”

Debbie’s Book Bag

“You will be rewarded with a pretty fantastic romance (thank you for the closure!), awesome battles on the field, and crazy family drama.

My Parahangover

“THE BLOODBOUND has enough unique twists and turns to make it a solid tale in its own right. I recommend this one for readers who enjoy the development of complex characters…as appealing to fans of Mercedes Lackey, and I can definitely see the similarities. Alix is on par with Valdemar’s Talia or Elspeth, growing into a command role and maturing as a person in the process. She’s one of the more realistic heroines that I’ve seen recently.”

Owlcat Mountain Review

“I definitely recommend this book to both male and female lovers of fantasy fiction. In fact, whether or not you have read fantasy fiction in the past or not, this is a terrific series to start with. ”

Amie’s Book Reviews

“I enjoyed this book quite a bit. Erin Lindsey did a great job world building. . .I had a hard time putting this book down. I was always wondering what was going to happen next. . .The next book in this series is already out thankfully so I didn’t have to wait long!”

Motorcycles, Books & Colitis

“Strong romantic elements and a dash of humor enliven Erin Lindsey’s fantasy debut set in a kingdom besieged by dark forces and torn apart by betrayal.”

“Incredibly fun and addictive.

Tenacious Reader

“The various dramatic threads, like the war and the sacrifices it requires, are offset by sparks of humor that dovetail seamlessly into the most serious events, balancing the overall effect in a very pleasing way.”

Space and Sorcery

“Strong romantic elements and a dash of humor enliven Erin Lindsey’s fantasy debut set in a kingdom besieged by dark forces and torn apart by betrayal.”

Jacqueline Carey,
The New York Times bestselling author of Poison Fruit

“Lindsey puts the hero back into heroic fantasy with action and intrigue and flawed but likable characters who, in complex political/personal situations, make hard decisions and stand by them.”

Tanya Huff,
national bestselling author of The Future Falls

A finalist for RT Reviewers Choice Award for Best Epic Fantasy!

“Lindsey’s fabulous, descriptive storytelling, coupled with high-stakes conflict and distinctive characters, is guaranteed to draw readers in from the first page. Alix is a fierce, compassionate heroine with whom readers will sympathize, and the intricately woven, battle-filled plot is deeply impressive. The story’s ending is both complete and intriguing enough to have readers wishing for more. A stellar fantasy!”

RT Book Reviews
4.5/4.5 stars and a top pick!

“The author ramps up the intrigue and adventure in this brilliant follow-up, building upon her characters and further expanding the political and historical scope of her world. Moreover, THE BLOODFORGED shows there are even higher stakes and bigger plans in place in this far-reaching game of love and war. Well done, Erin Lindsey!…A solid blend of action, mystery and romance makes THE BLOODFORGED a serious page-turner. World-building and characters in this series are amazing, and Erin Lindsey’s writing has that fun and addictive quality that sucks you right in and won’t let go…Highly recommended, and I can hardly wait for book three, The Bloodsworn!”


“Though this is the second book in the series, I actually liked it even more than the first book. That is telling since I rated the first book as 5 out of 5 stars already. So, the question is: how do I rate this book higher since 5 stars is the most that can be given? I guess, technically I cannot give it a higher rating, but if it were possible, this book would rate 6 stars. Why such a high rating? Well, that is simple. I LITERALLY COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.”

Amie’s Book Reviews

“BLOODFORGED is a terrific addition to the Bloodbound series. Lady Alix Black is fast becoming a favorite heroine of mine and I can’t wait to read more from this fantastic series.”

                                Book Swoon

“Upon this stage of high adventure and higher stakes, Lindsay’s characters sparkle with wit, emotion, and relationships that ring true. . .Lindsey’s combination of wit, action, and intrigue brings a modern flavor to a classic genre, making this series one no fantasy fan should miss.”

All Things Urban Fantasy

“[A]n intense read that grips the reader to the very end.”

Tenacious Reader

“Overall, we really liked this sequel to The Bloodbound … the plight of the three parties was compelling. … Needless to say, we are eager to see what happens next for our characters in this wonderful world.”

That’s What I’m Talking About

“This series is totally engaging and the books are so hard to put down!”

Dark Faerie Tales

“This is a fine novel that builds upon the strengths of the first novel, and steps above it in terms of quality.”



“Readers will be captivated by each word of Lindsey’s latest as she tells of Alix’s journey to save her king and country. With vivid, magnificent storytelling, strong, genuine characters and an action-filled, well-crafted plot, Lindsey pens a compelling adventure.”

RT Book Reviews

“This was a fantastic and exciting conclusion to The Bloodbound trilogy and so I highly recommend the series. It has excitement, intrigue and fantastic characters.”

Speculative Herald

“This is a series very much worth exploring if you enjoy fast-paced and adventurous character-focused fantasy. Highly recommended!”

The BiblioSanctum

“Emotional, tense, and riveting, THE BLOODSWORN is exactly what I wanted from the series finale. Recommended for those who like their fantasy, politicking, and battle-waging with the perfect sprinkling of romance!”

Blog Lovin’

“BLOODSWORN gave me all the twist, danger, and epic fantasy that I was hoping for. It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to them.”

Book Swoon

“[BLOODSWORN] is full of dramatic moments, exciting fights, and weirdly wonderful arcane twists and provided an entertaining and mesmerizing read.”

Night Owl Reviews

“THE BLOODSWORN concludes one of my favourite fantasy series. The trilogy is exciting from start to finish: it starts with a desperate charge into a battle and never loses its momentum. The story contains all the best of romance, warfare, magic and political scheming; all glued together by a cast of warm and wonderful characters.”
Reviewers’ Choice: The Best Books of 2016

For the Gilded Aged Mystery Novels


“With a strong, likable heroine and a well-drawn cast of characters, this highly recommended romp through late 19th-century New York will have readers clamoring for the next installment.”

Library Journal
Starred Review!

“Lindsey kicks off her new series with a spooky paranormal mystery/thriller filled with historical tidbits, a touch of romance, and a talented and delightfully gritty sleuth.”


“Lindsey’s quirky mix of supernatural shenanigans and well-drawn historical detail augurs well for future installments.”

Publishers Weekly

“Rose, Thomas, and an NYPD detective join forces with various practitioners—a
warlock, a medium, an apothecary, various witches—to thwart the apocalypse. The first in a projected series, this should win fans with its plucky protagonist, who defies expectations of her class and gender; genre-blending plot; brisk pace; and potential for romance.”


“A delectable brew of lighthearted intrigue, drama, and yes, even a little bit of romance as we go hunting clues through the streets of late 19th century New York City with one of the most delightful lady detectives I’ve ever met.”


“Narrator Barrie Kreinik artfully portrays colorful people–locals and immigrants–who call New York City home in the nineteenth century.”

—Audiofile (Audio Book Review)

“A mystery thriller that will draw you into a world that is unlike any other. An engaging and fast-paced read that is full of adventure and mystery.”

—Fresh Fiction

“The trip around Gilded Age New York in pursuit of answers, and the various differences in the manners and behaviour of 19th-century people, plus the descriptions of places and so on are quite engaging.”

—Amazing Stories

“Sharp, insightful, and more than a little sassy, Rose Gallagher is a heroine to cheer for. Lovers of historical mysteries and all things supernatural will devour MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES’ ROW and clamor for more.”

—Tasha Alexander,
New York Times bestselling author of Death in St. Petersburg

“MURDER ON MILLIONAIRES’ ROW is utterly charming, scrupulously researched, and beautifully felt. I enjoyed every page and cannot wait for Rose to stick her fingers into ever more perilous pies.”

—Lyndsay Faye,
bestselling author of Gods of Gotham and Jane Steele

“A charming mystery of manners. Ghosts, murder, magic, and a heroine who’s impulsive but also refreshingly smart about her choices. What’s not to love?”

—Mary Robinette Kowal,
Hugo-award winning author of Shades of Milk and Honey


“If Amy Stewart’s adventures featuring Miss Kipp married and episode of TV’s Murdoch Mysterious, it would become this books’ balanced blend of mysticism and mystery.”

Library Journal

“… wonderful characters and intricately described class divides of the time. For fans of the previous book and of Amanda Allen’s Santa Fe Revival mysteries.”


“Lindsey’s rollicking sequel to 2018’s Murder on Millionaire’s Row… Fans of paranormal historicals will be well satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly

“A rousing paranormal adventure that explores the vast class differences shaping the heroine’s romance, with real historical personages adding a fillip.”


“Lindsey balances history, a budding romance, a dash of paranormal activity and…humor.”


“An excellent addition to the Rose Gallagher mysteries.”

Map Your Mystery

“A GOLDEN GRAVE was another great read from one of my favorite authors.”

The Bibliosanctum

“Ms. Lindsey does a wonderful job bringing the charm and shadiness of the Gilded Age of New York City to life…If you enjoy some history in your mystery, with the addition of some supernatural elements, you will want to add A Golden Grave to your TBR pile.”

All About Romance

“Clever and spunky sleuth Rose Gallagher encounters a paranormal mystery with a fascinating cast of characters in this charming and compelling novel. A deft and delightful blend of history, mystery, and the supernatural, A GOLDEN GRAVE kept me turning pages late into the night, and I will happily follow Rose on future adventures!”

— Ashley Weaver, author of the Amory Ames Mysteries

“A lively, entertaining book, with an interesting background and use of history, and a vigorous and determined heroine.”

— Genevieve Cogman, author of the Invisible Library series

“A GOLDEN GRAVE is an intriguing mystery that combines historical and paranormal elements seamlessly. Rose’s journey as she tries to navigate her new world, while remaining faithful to the old, is charming. I thoroughly enjoyed this book!”

— Alex Erickson, author of the Bookstore Cafe Mysteries



  1. THE BLOODBOUND (2014)
  3. THE BLOODSWORN (2016)


  2. A GOLDEN GRAVE (2019)

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