Keri Peardon


Keri Peardon graduated from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA in 2001 with a B.A. in History and a strong background in creative writing. She is a life-long resident of Tennessee, and is currently employed as a legal assistant to a private-practice attorney. In addition to writing, she is active in medieval re-enacting.

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The Bloodsuckers: Vampire Lawyers of Middle Tennessee (Volume 3)
Price: Free! Words: 14,330. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(Please note, this is Volume 3.) Scott Cunningham is a vampire just trying to make a living. After all, being undead isn't cheap. There's rent to pay, blood to buy, and child support due; it's an eternal treadmill. You would think it would be terribly boring, but as Scott is finding out, unlife as a lawyer in rural Tennessee is anything but.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,950. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Kalyn was born into the Yaechahre--humans who have lived with vampires for more than 2,500 years. She is just 16 when she is Accepted by them. Then the “Others” came. No one knows where they came from, but they’re killing humans and vampires. Now Kalyn and the others must fight an unknown enemy who seems to know what they’ll do before they do it. If she can survive, she will never be the same.
The Last Golden Dragon
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,630. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Aine is determined to travel the world and become a bard, but first she needs stories to tell. So one night she sneaks away from home and sets out to find the last golden dragon. But, instead, she meets Eamonn--a solitary young man who is not quite what he seems. A lifelong companion of the dragon, he can give Aine the stories she wants, but can she give him what he needs most in return?
The Bloodsuckers: Vampire Lawyers of Middle Tennessee (Volume 2)
Price: Free! Words: 13,900. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(Please note, this is Volume 2.) Scott Cunningham is a vampire just trying to make a living. After all, being undead isn't cheap. There's rent to pay, blood to buy, and child support due; it's an eternal treadmill. You would think it would be terribly boring, but as Scott is finding out, unlife as a lawyer in rural Tennessee is anything but.
The Widow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,190. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Carol Headley’s life came to a standstill two years ago when a terrorist’s bullet took the life of her husband. But when she begins work with local artist, Daniel Turner, she starts to find the inspiration to love again.

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  • An American Vampire: Blood & Wine on July 08, 2012

    I hate to buck the review trend, but honestly, I found this novella to be quite boring. It read like non-fiction; everything was dry and lacking emotion. There wasn't enough detail. I'm still not entirely sure if the vampires can't be out in the sunlight, or what would happen to them if they are. I have no idea if the main character had a true romantic relationship with either of his women (he never shows physical affection for either of them, although they seem to have slept in the same bed). And I have no idea where their money came from. Not only that, but the characters seemed to lack personality, and what personalities they did have seemed to vacillate. Hanna and Daniel were the worst offenders. At one moment Hanna is sweet and kind and thinks the best of everyone, and the next moment she hates Olivia with a passion. (Not saying Olivia didn't deserve it, but Hanna's reaction wasn't in keeping with her character.) And one minute Hanna's walking through the French countryside because she loves the world and wants to savor every part of it (and she doesn't like being in cars), and a couple of chapters later she's throwing a fit about having to run into Italy (over the Alps) and says cars are the best invention ever. The Alps have some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Sure, going through them won't be easy--even for a vampire--but shouldn't Hanna love the views and the crisp air? Daniel also flip-flops wildly on his morality. There are times when he thinks it's okay to kill humans, times when he thinks it's wrong, and times when he thinks it's okay in certain circumstances. I wouldn't mind him changing his mind over time, but I'd like to see the thought process that leads him to his decision. Despite the fact that he's the narrator, we're never really in Daniel's head. We never know what he's really thinking about anything. And his purpose in life seems to be to wander around and find interesting women to hang out with. He doesn't get a hobby until the end of the story. He also lacks real emotion. He never goes looking for his fiance, whom he supposedly loves dearly. Even if Lillian wouldn't let him go, he needs to at least spend some time pining for his lost love. Instead, he reacts to the horrible news that he's now a vampire and cut off from everything he holds dear with calm acceptance. He just shrugs it off and moves on. Rebecca, at the end, does the same. Not the sort of reaction I would have if I woke up suddenly a vampire. And none of the story matched up with the time and location where it was taking place. Daniel and Lillian's speech is not consistent with the 18th century. No mention is made of Daniel learning French; either he's magically able to understand it, or everyone in France speaks English. Hanna's speech doesn't fit with the 1920's (even though she's older than that, I would assume that she should evolve with the times). I'd like to see some French words and/or period-appropriate slang in there to help set the time/mood. There were really three women that defined the piece: Lillian, Hanna, and Olivia. I think this entire thing would be better broken up into three stories, and more time spent detailing the situation surrounding each woman. Also, I'd like to see a natural conclusion to the story. The description makes you think that there's going to be a great reveal of vampire secrets, yet the story ends with Daniel really knowing no more than he did to start with. I'd like to see him find out where they come from and where werewolves come from, and why they're mortal enemies. If the story was broken into three parts (or four, if a final part was added, maybe centering around Rebecca), each story's plot could center around finding another piece of the puzzle, until, at last, it was all put together. That would also give Daniel some motivation in life and make him more interesting.