Science Fiction & Fantasy

By Sean Hayden

Publisher : Echelon Press


ABOUT Sean Hayden

sean hayden
Sean Hayden works in South Florida as a Fiber-optic Engineer for a cable communications company.   Born in the Suburbs of Chicago he relocated to Florida as a child, where he grew up and attended school at a small Catholic elementary and high school. It was there, in literature class,  More...



Ashlyn Thorn was born different. Born with all the characteristics of a vampire, she lives in a world where vampires, elves, and werewolves work, play, and die side by side with normal humans. But everyone knows vampires aren’t born, they’re made. The only thing she wants is to know her true origins.

Ashlyn’s quest to discover the truth of her differences is all that matters. But with every answer, she uncovers more uncertainties. To make things worse she has found herself an enemy of the most powerful vampires of the city who fear her powers are too dangerous to let go unchecked.

Salvation comes at the hands of the government, or does it, who trains her in the ways that best serve their purposes. Ashlyn is torn between two worlds. She can either be a monster, or she can help destroy the monsters.
Submitted By: BrighterScribe on Mar 15, 2011
Origins adds new lore to the vampire and "supe" mythos in a new & exciting way. This book is teeming with supernatural beings of all kinds & exposes us to a world where the supernatural is not only possible, but part of everyday life. Written with a refreshing humor, Origins will have you laughing & then have you surprised & horrified in the next breath. Origins will leave you wondering now that the foundations have been laid, where will Ashlyn go from here? Hopefully we won't have long to wait!
Submitted By: Ripling on Mar 1, 2011
First, I'm not typically a vampire fan. But this sounded fun (a 17 year old girl who drinks blood but doesn't think she's a vampire?) and it wasn't a long book so I took a chance. ORIGINS is a great tale, and I was surprised at how fast I read it. Sean Hayden has a gift for humorous dialogue, vivid settings and crafty storytelling. Can't wait for the next one!
Submitted By: QuietFury on Feb 25, 2011
I didn't think there were any new twists left for vampire books. Much to my delight, Sean Hayden proved me wrong. He brings a fresh approach to the often tired vampire tale. The characters are unique and wonderfully entertaining. The plot is suspenseful with a touch of humor to lighten to mood. I found myself fully immersed in Ashlyn's world and I enjoyed every minute.
Submitted By: Reba_ on Feb 16, 2011
Origins follows the life of Ashlyn, a seventeen year old girl who is no ordinary girl, but something else. What she truly is, even she doesn’t know. Learning more about herself and her supernatural abilities, is a central thread throughout the story. I found myself laughing out loud at the banter within the story. Hayden’s novel is not the typical vampire story, instead it introduces a new spin on vampires. I enjoyed reading it from beginning to end.
Submitted By: Firewolf on Feb 16, 2011
In a world where vampires are legal, Ashlyn is still a freak. She has claws and fangs and crazy powers she doesn't understand - and was born that way. She stayed hidden away from the world until a tragic accident forced her out into the night. Now she has to find out who, and what she is and learn to survive on her own. Though she has a little help from the FBI. Origins is a fun, fast paced, different take on the young adult urban fantasy genre. If you like vampire stories, you'll love Origins.
Submitted By: HDNich on Feb 12, 2011
While this is not my typical genre of books, on an overly used theme, this work is extremely well written. Origins is meaningful for a mature audience. Ashlyn is a strong character that could not be created yet "born". The wit and sarcasm are refreshing and enjoyable. The strength of the female protagonist is uncanny and humorous. Origins is a great read and a fun ride. I look forward to seeing what happens further with Ashlyn.
Submitted By: jen_wylie on Feb 8, 2011
Origins is one of those books you don't want to put down. I've read it more than once, and love it more each time. Sean Hayden has a knack for drawing you in and keeping the action going. With a unique twist on vampires this story is a must read for young and old, boy or girl. The main character pulls you into her life as she learns about herself; who she is, what she is. Her character grows, makes mistakes and learns. Origins is a riveting story you don't want to miss