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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Blood Avenged - Gabrielle Bisset - Review

Title: Blood Avenged, Book one in the Sons of Navarus

Author: Gabrielle Bisset

Format: Ebook provided by author for review

I am everything you desire.
I am vampire.

 Powerful and manipulative, Vasilije does as he pleases. A vampire beholden to no one, he takes what he desires, drinking deeply the pleasures this life has to offer.
 When one of his own is staked, Vasilije must travel to New Orleans to exact his revenge. There he meets Sasa, a beautiful woman who arouses him like no other has for centuries. Vasilije’s need for vengeance is equaled only by his passion for her, but what he finds in his revenge is just the beginning...

This story I had everything I want to see in a vampire story, it was fantastic.   This is the story of Vasilije, a vampire who is hundreds of years old.  In the society of vampires it is illegal to sire new vampires without the permission of your sire.  In fact, its impossible to do a lot of things without your sire’s permission.  That’s why Vasilije is different, he no longer has a sire.   With no sire left on this Earth, he is able to make his own decisions about everything.  And he decides he wants to sire many new vampires.  And he does!  It almost seems like he creates a new sire whenever he gets bored.  The story starts with him following Alex, who he has been drawn to for some time.  Finally the time comes and he is able to change Alex into an immortal.

What drama that brings! You’d think it’d be no big deal, I mean Vasilije is this big tough (and sexy!) vampire.  Except Alex was the boyfriend of someone from Vasilije’s past, which would probably be good information to have ahead of time!   And she is not exactly happy about his decision to change Alex.  Meet Tatiana.  Tatiana is… well, she’s a bitch.

In the revenge struggle between Tatiana and Vailije a young woman named Sasa comes into play.  I really liked her character for the passion she had, but some of her decisions were a bit lacking in general logic.  She gets herself involved in a battle between two vampires – not too smart!  Granted, she did it for the most unselfish of reasons, but you’ve got to know that it is not going to end in roses and sunshine (haha, when does a vampire tale ever end in sunshine??)  And that goes doubly so when you fall for one of the vampires.  Even so I found her to be likable  - even more so when she was with Vasilije, who was about as hot as can be!

Lets talk about the two of them together.  The sparks between Sasa and Vasilije are infuriating!  The chemistry was so great that I was eagerly waiting for more intimate scenes with them.   The down time was infuriating LOL.  Sasa is an empathy and Vasilije is a vampire whose every sense is heightened.  When they get together the words practically burn the page with the sensuality of it all.   And the feeding scenes, woooooooo boy!  They make me want to rush out and find Vasilije and just hope he picks me!  The man has definitely got some skill – a lot of skills!

So Sasa is working for Tatiana and then falls for Vasilije.  And he falls for her.  And I was so sad knowing that when the truth came out of this little secretive triangle, it would just break both of their hearts.  This takes everything that has happened and just shatters it and sets it on fire.  I want so badly for them to be together, but with a secret like this, how can you move forward?  *Sigh*.  I guess that is why you have to read the book, right? 

On top of it all, it turns out there is really something much bigger going on here than a revenge scheme between the two vampire rivals.  Something I totally did not see coming, but I am so excited for because it means there are definitely more books in this series!  The next book is about Saint, who just sounds about as intriguing as can be!  Look out for it in May, you won’t be disappointed!

Also, be sure to check back on May 15 for a great feature with Gabrielle herself! And then I will have another day to feature Gabrielle again on the 24th with a wonderful post about the next book in the Sons of Navarus series! 

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