Book Review: Bloodgifted – Book One of the Dantonville Legacy – by Tima Maria Lacoba

Bloodgifted (The Dantonville Legacy, #1)Bloodgifted by Tima Maria Lacoba

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Laura Dantonville is a content, well-balanced woman living in modern-day Sydney with an unusual gift – she ages more slowly than any other normal human being. Her birthday marks a coming-of-age where she learns that she is descended from a line of vampires, her blood giving a vampire the ability to walk in the day-light. Enter her guardian, Alec Monroe, a vampire chosen to protect her from the others of their kind who must also feed from Laura to keep up his exceptional strength.

Laura struggles at first to accept this new information, which the author portrays very well. When the protagonist does eventually accept her destiny, her eyes are opened to a whole different world she’d never believed possible, where passion, conspiracy and danger lurk around every corner.

The story moves with excellent pace, with some humour thrown in for good measure, while a passionate relationship with a healthy dose of conflict develops between the heroine and her modern-day hero. The world which Ms Lacoba has created is amazingly vast, with a wealth of information and explanation, using her knowledgeable background of Ancient Roman history.

Very well written story for the first part of the Dantonville Legacy and I look forward to reading more from this author, having already sampled the first chapter of the next book.

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Book Review: Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor

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Blood ShadowsBlood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When this book was released, I was looking forward to an exciting love story between the heroine and a very, very, bad vampire. Blood Shadows, however, blew me away. The writing hooks you from page 1, the tension apparent immediately. This debut novel from Lindsay J. Pryor gives exactly what it promises, and more.

The story is an addictive mix of thrills, passion and on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense. Be prepared to be left breathless, not least from the turn of the last page, but throughout the whole story. The characters are so life-like that as the reader, you will find yourself in the world of Blackthorn, watching the action unfold as if you were seeing it in a movie. Yet at the same time, the writing transports you inside the mind of the protagonist so well that you could be living their story yourself.

If you’re looking for something new to sink your teeth into, this is the story you’re looking for; because this is more than a just a tale of romance. This is a sensual and exciting thriller which will definitely leave you wanting more.

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