The Strongest Ring (A YA Short Story)

Rated 5.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Beck doesn’t consider herself a tree-hugger. With her multi-colored dreadlocks and her combat boots, she’s more at home in a club than in the woods. Then she falls for Jordan, a handsome vampire who remembers Earth’s past and wants to save its future. But will Jordan’s friends accept Beck’s help? Or will they decide that humans are the problem – and the solution is wiping them out? More
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About Laura Bradley Rede

Laura Bradley Rede lives in Minneapolis with her wonderful partner, their three kids, two giant dogs, and a flock of chickens. She is Writers of the Future Award winner and author of the YA paranormal DARKRIDE and its sequel CROSSFIRE, as well as the NA paranormal KISSING MIDNIGHT. You can find her at

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Reviews of The Strongest Ring (A YA Short Story) by Laura Bradley Rede

Robert Zimmermann reviewed on April 27, 2013

I really enjoyed this short story.

While there was a lack of a full history between how the vampires came to live side by side with humans, without hiding, I feel that I wasn’t left wanting to know too much more due to how into the story I got. I’m interested to see what the author’s take on that situation is though, it’s one of the things I enjoy in a paranormal setting; “How did this world come to be how it is?” sort of thing.

The environmental message/theme in the story was a nice touch. It added to the story by giving it a place to move toward, and at the same time provided the readers with a little hint at “we CAN help out the planet,” without the message sounding at all preachy or overbearing.

On top of this is a nice gentle presented romance. This and all the other elements came together nicely in a few thousand words that made me glad I picked this one up.
(review of free book)
Sue Gambill-Read reviewed on April 23, 2013

Quirky, inspiring and romantic and I was SO not ready for it to end!
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kirstenrain reviewed on April 21, 2013

Happy Earth Day! Kill the humans! Well that's just one vampire's solution, and not actually the main theme, but it might make for an interesting sequel ;) Beck and Jordan have a wonderful budding romance while saving some old tree friends. The author does a good job, as always, creating an interesting girl who is romantic and vulnerable without being sissy. She gets a lot done in the span of this short story. Loved it!
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