Posts Tagged ‘Blood’

Blood and WhiskeyBlood and Whiskey by Clark Hays

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Lonepine, Wyoming is a far cry from the life Lizzie Vaughan had previously known. Yet she’s willing to give things a shot for the sake of her unborn born child and her beloved boyfriend, Tucker. Still reeling from the events that occurred during the Undead Apocalypse, Lizzie’s trying her best to fit in, to make the most of her time with Tucker. Yet that’s easier said than done.

Her new life as the Queen of the vampires leaves her yearning for blood at every turn. Tucker has discovered a new blood source that briefly quenches her thirst, but she refuses to ingest it unless its really necessary. With the rapid changes the baby has brought to her body, it’s not as if she can keep the blood down long enough for her to benefit from its effect anyway. Nevertheless, she does her best to care of herself and the child she carries in order to make Tucker happy. Read on »

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Blood Rites (The Grey Wolves, #2)Blood Rites by Quinn Loftis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jacque is looking forward to completing her mating bond with Fane now that the alpha of Coldspring has been defeated. Fane is her other half in every way that counts but she knows the ritual will seal that fact with every ounce of certainty possible. Her anxiety grows as time draws near for the ceremony to be completed. Her two best friends, Jen and Sally, are also there by her side in hopes of helping her keep her emotions at bay until the moment she and Fane can be made as one.

News of her upcoming rituals spreads far and wide and Jacque soon learns who her true father is. Much to her chagrin, Vasile is intent on protecting her at all costs, even if it means putting a stop to her mating bond with Fane. This is something she will not allow. Read on »

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Blood of Anteros  (The Vampire Agápe #1)Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

From the moment of his creation, Curry Brennan has detested the fact that he was made into a vampire. A fact his maker, Marsala, has never cared to acknowledge. Spending every waking moment trying to devise his own demise, he knows it’s only a matter of time before he succeeds in achieving that very goal.

Drawn to Mexico to experience the coming eclipse, he decides it’s the perfect moment in which to release himself from Marsala’s hold. Stepping into the light, he awaits a blissful death, never knowing that his life would change forever from that moment on. As he comes to realize that everything has changed, he’s ecstatic to leave behind the wretched life he’s lived. Read on »

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Dagon's Blood Dagon’s Blood by Virginia Lee

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I recently got the chance to read an arc of this book and I must say that I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Virginia Lee pens such an enticing, heart-wrenching tale that it’s hard to put the book down once you’ve started reading it.

At the beginning, I didn’t like Simon Montieth that much when he decided to try and have his way with Lady Leigha Clairemont. At times, I wanted to reach into the book and tug on his hair to make him see reason. Yet I am glad that he was not the cold, heartless man that he seemed to be. Seeing him blossom into the gentleman that he is was very endearing.

As I continued reading, and envisioning the world that Virginia lovingly painted for us, I found myself drawn to the lives of each of her characters. I detested Camille’s treachery. And felt deeply when Leigha was wrenched from Robert’s grasp. Even more so, when she was taken from Simon’s side. I confess that I was irked at Turk for what he’d done to Leigha after spiriting her away from under Simon’s nose, but was able to understand that it was born out of desperate need rather that a necessity.

Nearing the end of the book, I felt the loss of Robert as if it were the loss of a true friend. Yet knowing that Simon was waiting in the wings, so to speak, made the ending all the more moving.

Virginia pours so much heart and so much feeling into her story that it’s hard not to feel for the characters, and the world, that she’s penned. I’ve truly enjoyed every moment of her story and hope that all those who get the chance to read it will love it just as much. I’m truly looking forward to more of her future works. This book is quite a marvelous read! Read on »

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