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The Unwilling (The Children of Lilith, Vol. 1)

by C. David Belt

(Jun 2012, Parables hardcover $14.95 ISBN 978-1-4276-9580-2; paperback $14.95 ISBN 978-1-4276-9521-5; ebook $3.99 ISBN 978-1-4524-2999-1  ) 

When Carl Morgan witnesses the murder of his sister and police can't locate the killer, he takes matters into his own hands. But his search for justice costs him everything. Carl is unknowingly transformed into the world's only unwilling vampire, damned to an eternity of darkness, until he meets Moira, a repentant vampire searching for redemption she'd feared was impossible. Suddenly there's hope.

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What others are saying about The Unwilling:

I found myself not wanting to put it down. It became that addictive! The characters were so full and well developed. I fell in love with Moira, and I wished she was a real person that I could be friends with. It's written from a male point of view which will make it a great read for anyone. I initially had my doubts when I realized that it was a vampire book written from a Latter-day Saint point of view, but it worked! It was so interesting that even non LDS people will find this book appealing. There are so many exciting plot points to this story. You find yourself deeply involved in this incredible world that the author has created, and are surprised when you look at the clock and see how long you have been reading! This book leaves the reader satisfied. It should be on every shelf. I just wish that Moira was real! — Book Junkie Reviews

“The Unwilling is a great new take on vampires that comes as a breath of fresh air among many such stories. The characters are immediately likable and the story grand, stretching over the centuries though still managing to feel relevant to today. The action and the emotions feel real and the journey that the two main characters make towards redemption and towards each other was an exhilarating ride. A satisfying reading experience that made me thirsty for another installment.” — Michael Young, author of The Last Archangel and The Canticle Kingdom

A great story about human flaws and redemption. You'll get much more out of it if you understand the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but it's not a requirement. The principles of forgiveness, penitence and redemption are universal, and there's some great action too! — Trevor O'Donnal, Springville, UT

“The Unwilling is a fresh approach to a well-traveled theme. The excellent character development melded well with an engaging plot, drawing me in immediately. Loved it!” — Loretta Julander, Hooper, UT

“An LDS vampire story: what a concept! This is an interesting page turner that has all the twists and turns of a mystery novel, with a perspective that makes Church members sit and pay attention. A great read!” — Rick Steadman, Salt Lake City, UT

“In a world awash with vampire stories, this one was really unique. With the main character doing his best to do what is right.” — Suzanne Sharp, Layton, UT

“It was a fun read with twists I never expected.” — Craig Foster, Layton, UT

“Ever read a book that’s so gripping from chapter to chapter that you can’t put it down? You’re holding one now!” — John Abercrombie, Bountiful, UT

“The Unwilling is a very interesting and engrossing read. A fresh take on old tale, with a touch of new elements. Truly an enjoyable and thoughtful book.” — Nina Doxey, Roy, UT

“Vampires as they should be and yet different than what I had expected! Thought-provoking and gripping plot. I loved it!” — Olya Polazhynets, Khust, Ukraine

“I recommend this fun book to anyone who is looking for LDS fiction that is as exciting as a Clive Cussler 'Dirk Pitt' novel and as intricate in character development as the 'Twilight' series. Mr. Belt weaves a fun story with a decidedly LDS cultural flare. It is the story of an LDS man who witnesses his sister's murder. After the police find no leads, he undertakes the case on his own, but becomes the 'Unwilling' by his transformation into a vampire while following the murderer into a dark cult of what he thinks are 'fake' vampires. It is a book hard to put down long enough to attend to the natural needs of the body. Maybe you won't put it down either!” — Dr. Jeff Jamison, Spokane, WA

“I am greatly impressed! I stopped reading vampire fiction quite a while ago, but this book was very very good! It is written by an LDS author, so the book is pretty clean as far as this line of fiction goes and there are several church references, which I appreciated.” — Jerusha Welborn, West Valley City, UT