Chosen, book one in the Magnolia Vampire Series is a young adult paranormal book.  The story revolves around Maddie who is of mixed heritage – human, vampire, elf and fairy.  She is almost 18 when she learns she may have a special purpose in life.

I think the overall storyline is a good concept and the book will appeal more toward young teens.  However, sometimes the wording was a little awkward, and the explanations a bit too wordy.  This seemed to slow the flow of the story.

Maddie’s love interest in the story is William, a full-blooded vampire.  I found his character to be likeable.  I wish there had been more to the relationship between them.  They were a couple almost even before they met.  I would have liked to see more of a developing relationship between the two.

What I wanted to see most in the story was a little more conflict and build up.  There were no surprises or plot twists.  This is the first book of the Magnolia Vampire Series.  Chosen basically concentrates on Maddie learning about her ancestors and training to use her ever growing powers.  I have to believe that the deeper plots and twists will come in the future installments of the series.  The potential for a good young adult series is here.  It just needs some more development.

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From Amazon.com

 Chosen Book One in Magnolia Vampire Series Cover Design by Angela Cornell Madelene Victoria Irvine, MADDIE, is a 17-year-old not completely human Arkansas girl. Raised and hidden amongst humans , she has had to hide her psychic powers her entire life. As she ages, her powers multiply so another move is inevitable. Maddie quickly makes friends in her new town, an unusual event for her. She finds herself not only among humans but also among other unnatural races. After seeing her dream vampire exists, a friendship and romance begin to blossom. Maddie is befriended by vampires, shape shifters, witches and fairies in her new hometown. Maddie discovers parts of her biological makeup have been hidden from her. She only knew of the vampire, elvin and human blood but quickly learns the missing link is her fairy blood. An accidental meeting with a Fairy reveals Maddie may be the chosen one of a lore written thousands of years ago. Rumors spread about a forming vampire army, world wide, desiring control of all races. As Maddie and her new friends begin protection training in the magical sanctuary near her house, new powers appear, attacks begin and relationships deepen. There are no dull moments for the people of Elmwood, Arkansas.

Here are the known upcoming releases by your favorite author’s for October 2011.
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ANT: ANTHOLOGY/COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES
A: ANGELS/GUARDIANS/GODS
AGT: AGENTS/SPY/SPECIAL OPS/FEDS
D: DRAGONS
DE: DEMONS
E: EROTICA
 
FE: FAE/FAERIES/ELVES
FY: FANTASY
GH: GHOSTS/SPIRITS
H: HISTORICAL
HL: HIGHLANDERS
HMR: HUMOR
MG: MAGIC
MY: MYSTERY
OMN: OMNIBUS
PSY: PSYCHIC/ESP
RR: RE-RELEASE
SCI: SCI-FI
SH: SHIFTERS/WERE
UF: URBAN FANTASY
V: VAMPIRES
VK: VIKINGS
WH: WITCH/WARLOCK
WR: WARRIORS/BROTHERHOODS
YA: YOUNG ADULT
Z: ZOMBIES
October 1st

 Mr. Darcy’s Bite
Mary Lyndon Simonsen
SH, H
 The Goblin King
Shona Husk
FY

 

October 4th

 Belong to Me: Wicked Lovers #5
Shayla Black
E
 
The Blood Coven Vampires Vol 1.
Blood Coven Series
Marianne Mancusi
YA, V, OMNI
 
Radiant Desire: Handmaid’s Secuction #1
Inara Scott
FY, FE
 
Blood Eternal: Awakened by Blood #3
Marie Treanor
V
 
Vamparazzi: Esther Diamond #4
Laura Resnick
UF, V

 Haunting Embrace: Mists of Ireland #4
Erin Quinn
H, MG
 
 In Memories We Fear: Vampire Memories #4
Barb Hendee
UF, FY, V
 
 Chosen By Fate: Para-Ops #2
Virna DePaul
UF, SH, V, GH
 
 Better Off Undead: Bloodhound Files #4
D.D. Barant
UF, SH, V
 
 Silence: Hush Hush series #3
Becca Fitzpatrick
YA
 
 Much Ado About Vampires: Dark Ones #9
Katie MacAlister
V
 
Serpent’s Kiss: Elder Races #3
Thea Harrison
WR
 
 Inferno’s Kiss: Order of the Sicari #3
Monica Burns
WR
 
Forbidden Embers: Dragon’s Heat #3
Tessa Adams
SH
 
Angels of Darkness
Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Meljean Brooks, Sharon Shinn
A, DE, ANT
 
A Touch of Crimson Renegade Angels #1
Sylvia Day
A, DE, SH
 
Visions of Skyfire: Awakening #2
Regan Hastings
MG
 
Werewolf in the North Woods: Wild About You #2
Vicki Lewis Thompson
SH
 
Wolf at the Door: Wyndam Werewolf #7
MaryJanice Davidson
SH
 
Bite Club: Morganville Vampires #10
Rachel Caine
YA, V
 
Noble Blood: Gray Court #2
Dana Marie Bell
FY, FE
 
Steamlust: Steampunk Erotic Romance
Kristina Wright and Meljean Brook

 

October 7th-11th
 Kiss of Night
Debbie Viguie
V
 
Heaven and Hell: Beautiful Beings #2
Kaitlin Gow
A, DE
Awake at Dawn: Shadow Falls #2
C.C. Hunter
YA, FE, V

 

October 16th
 The Voodoo Moon Trilogy
Cheri Scotch
SH, OMNI
 
 Blood Drive: A Vampire Novel
Traci Houston
UF, V

 

October 18th
 
Half-Blood: Covenant series #2
Jennifer L. Armentrout
YA, V
 
A Vampire For Christmas
Laurie London, Michele Hauf, Caridad Pineiro, Alexis Morgan
V, ANT
 
Dark Sins and Desert Sands: Mythica #4
Stephanie Draven
UF, SH, FY
Lord of the Wolfyn: Royal House of Shadows #3
Jessica Andersen
SH