Forbidden Blood

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Forbidden Blood

Vampire Venators Romance Series

SUMMARY: (TAKEN FROM THE AUTHOR'S SITE)

In a dark world where vampires exist and where Source Blood, a rare human blood type, can bestow godlike powers upon them, the vampire Venators of the Sovereignty fight to protect the humans by banishing those who drink it to the endless dark.

Exiled from his family and with only his duty to sustain him, Kearn has been on the trail of an elusive Source Blood abuser for three years. When he saves a beautiful human female from the vampire's grasp, it turns out she's the lead he's been waiting for. Amber is a Source Blood and the perfect bait, but for who?

As they race to catch the vampire and survive the cruel games he plays, Amber is pulled deeper into Kearn's world and discovers the painful secrets he hides behind his handsome but emotionless exterior-hurt that she has the power to heal if she is brave enough.

Forbidden Blood is book one in the Vampire Venators series and a dark, sensual tale of betrayal, revenge and a love that knows no bounds.

TEASER:

"Amber..." His look changed, softening instantly, and the darkness left his eyes. "The only reason we can be here is because of you...because you are...Amber, you are beyond merely beautiful and outshine the radiance of the night. You are as entrancing as the moon and as stunning as the million stars that glitter around her. You are breathtaking to behold, and I am honoured to be in attendance with you tonight." ~ Venator Kearn

FAVORITE LINE:

He licked the blood but it wasn't enough. It has to be her blood. Only that would satisfy his craving. The voice at the back of his mind, deep in his heart, commanded him to bite her.

She lowered the glass from her lips and looked at him with beautiful round eyes, tempting him with her innocence.

PLOT:

Forbidden Blood is a gripping, dark and sexy ride!

From the first sentence to the last I felt so intertwined with the characters and the story that I had to read it in one sitting - unable to break away. The entire story took me through every emotion there is and I loved it. Betrayal and revenge tainted the very bonds holding together the society of Vampire Nobles and the lesser Nobles. Humans nothing more than pests to their upper breeding. That is, until one very human Source Blood female steals the heart of her Noble Venator. His tale is heart wrenching at best and will take your breathe away with the power a forbidden love does to heal the wounds he's sustained from his own kin. The author has brought together two unlikely people, one human with forbidden blood coursing through her veins and a Venator vampire burdened with the task of killing those of his kind that sample her blood type. You couldn't pick any two people more wrong for each other than Kearn and Amber, yet the author is great at breaking the rules, making you want what isn't suppose to be! By the end of the book, every aspect of the story comes full circle with a battle that left me with a tear in my eye and a glimmer of hope for love being eternal no matter where it leads. And I can only hope the tortured soul that is unmasked will be redeemed in a future installment. Thought you would get a clue as to who the bad guy is didn't you!

The author did a great job wrapping up all the loose ends with a hint of who might be the main character in her next Venator installment. I can't wait!

SETTING:

Forbidden Blood takes place in modern day London where you will get a taste of what it is like to live behind the walls of palatial vampire estates and see the inner workings of their society. The sense of old world society at its finest!

WRITING:

Ever the talented author, Felicity Heaton has maintained her books as Must-Reads and always at the top of my reading list. Her fluidity with words reals me in and her insight into her characters satisfies my thirst for a good story to fall in love with. And her attention to detail is what delivers the richness to all her stories. I must also add that her ability to deliver well formatted and grammatically correct works never fails.

CHARACTERS:

Kearn is a tortured man, an outcast from vampire society, dealt a life of loneliness void of any love and happiness. Amber is a human, nothing more than a source of temptation and food for vampires. Because of her blood she is thrust into a world that tests her ability to have strength beyond those that are considered her superior in every way.

From the beginning of the book Kearn's torturous life is shown through the hurtful actions of his kind. I couldn't help but feel the dullness filling his heart, as if every emotion had been drained from his soul. At first there is only the pain of rejection from his Noble family and the society he grew up in. As the story progressed and Amber slowly opens Kearn's heart, you are treated to the rush of life and love flooding into his life. I found her strength to be the backbone of the book which tied everything together by the end. Amber might be considered the weakest of creatures, but to me she was the strongest of them all!

LAST THOUGHTS:

Felicity Heaton has created a story paranormal romance that will spellbind your heart and imagination with the power of betrayal, revenge, love and possible forgiveness. In fact, I find this story worthy of re-reading! Forbidden Blood is that good!


Book Blurb for Forbidden Blood

In a dark world where vampires exist and where Source Blood, a rare human blood type, can bestow godlike powers upon them, the vampire Venators of the Sovereignty fight to protect the humans by banishing those who drink it to the endless dark.

Exiled from his family and with only his duty to sustain him, Kearn has been on the trail of an elusive Source Blood abuser for three years. When he saves a beautiful human female from the vampire’s grasp, it turns out she’s the lead he’s been waiting for. Amber is a Source Blood and the perfect bait, but for who?

As they race to catch the vampire and survive the cruel games he plays, Amber is pulled deeper into Kearn’s world and discovers the painful secrets he hides behind his handsome but emotionless exterior—hurt that she has the power to heal if she is brave enough.

Forbidden Blood is book one in the Vampire Venators series and a dark, sensual tale of betrayal, revenge and a love that knows no bounds.


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2011 4.75