Blood Destiny, by Tessa Dawn

19 Jul

Format: Kindle Edition

Published: November 23, 2010

Publisher: Charles River Press

Back cover blurb:

He was a lethal vampire bound by an ancient curse.
She was an agent of homeland security, investigating a dangerous cult.
Theirs was a Blood Destiny about to unfold…

Descended from the progeny of Celestial Gods and humans, Nathaniel Silivasi is handsome, seductive, and powerful beyond measure: a lethal vampire. Belonging to an ancient civilization that sacrificed its females to the verge of extinction, he is also cursed. Like all the sons of Jadon, he is incapable of producing female offspring and is required to sacrifice a first born son as atonement for the sins of his forefathers. While he belongs to a modern civilization, he is bound by primeval law.

When Jocelyn Levi stumbles upon Nathaniel’s pristine mountain valley, she is not prepared for the collision of worlds she is about to encounter. As an agent of the homeland security department, ICE, the beautiful, defiant female has an agenda of her own: to stop the ritualistic slaughter of innocent young women by a human trafficking ring. Little does she know that the evil she seeks is unlike anything she has ever witnessed. She has entered a world of warriors, code, and mystery, where the predators are divided only by degrees of light and shadow, and the dark, handsome stranger who has come to her aid is the most dangerous of all.


My review:

Another series about Alpha male vampire brothers…? Oh, OK!

I enjoyed the most unlikely things about this book: the middle more than the end; the fact Jocelyn didn’t want to be with Nathaniel – unlike in so many of these stories when the girl immediately falls for the hot vampire – and asked realistic questions like “what if I say no?”; and most of all I loved the brothers who weren’t part of the main action. I might even go so far as to say I liked Marquis more than Nathaniel. That last fact is good, because there’s a second book all about him – win!

What stopped this from being a five-cupcake read for me, as a professional proofreader, were the odd stray words – the vamps waited to expose Valentine to the sunset, when I think it should have read sunrise, for example – and also that I didn’t really warm to Jocelyn for much of the book. She was allegedly a homeland security agent but she didn’t seem like she could take care of herself and tried suicide a couple of times rather than face what was going on. That struck a nerve with me, and even though she redeemed herself in the big showdown, it still took a few points off this book.

Still, I look forward to reading Marquis’s story in the next volume.


My rating: 4/5


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