Friday, August 24, 2012

Blood Jewel Blog Tour: review and giveaway

We host the Blood Jewel The Vampire Agape series Blog Tour today. Our review is below and there is a tour-wide giveaway. Blood Jewel is the second book in Georgia Cates' intriguing YA paranormal series. We thank AToMR Book Blog Tours 
for presenting this tour. 


Blurb: With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.

Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?

As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?

Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
 
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Meet Georgia Cates - I am a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse. I have recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to my list of things to keep be busy, but I am ecstatic to release my debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book inThe Vampire Agápe Series.

Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, I am easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When I am not tied up with my family or delivering babies, I am working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.


Author links: Blog | Twitter | 
Goodreads 
Review: Curry and Chansey return (yay!) in the second Vampire Agape book, Blood Jewel. I can't help but really like this couple and hope they can find their happily ever after. They're unabashedly romantic and this time, their love and attraction intensifies as they plan their wedding. Some of my questions from the first book were indeed answered, while others, I suspect, won't be fully addressed until the third book, Blood Doll. It was nice to see the vampire coven headed by Solomon and its members take a more active role in the story. There was so much I wanted to learn from them while seeing them in action and here I got what I wanted. From their history to learning more about vampire transformations, this installment shows more of these vampires and their interesting world and history as well as the other vampires merely hinted at in the first book. 

From the opening which focused on Marsala, I expected to finally see the Queen of Vampire Mean take center stage but she didn't, which was a little unsettling but the suspense only intensified so I expect more of Marsala in the third outing. I do enjoy Georgia Cates' creative way of making her vampires and their mythology fresh and unique while successfully blending some of my favorite elements like romance, mystery and action. There is an air of an old-fashioned story with this story which is refreshing. Aged vampires rich with history and Chansey's modern day sensibilities certainly make for interesting reading. With each installment, The Vampire Agape series grows stronger with deftly created characters, smooth pacing, and intriguing story lines.

Happy news for the newlyweds, the threat of Marsala looming on the horizon, and the question of what exactly is a blood jewel are just some of the things I expect to see more of in the next book, Blood Doll, next year when it is published.

Rating: 3.5 Enjoy this romantic couple

Cover comment: Gorgeous. Each cover gets better and better.

Book source: I received a promotional ebook copy form the author in return for my honest review during a book tour.

Giveaway:

There is a tour-wide giveaway of 12 ebook copies of Blood Jewel given away by the author. This is open Internationally. Enter below.

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great story, I can't wait to read it. Great interview.

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  2. It's been awhile since I have read a book that features a strong romantic couple so this would be a good,read for me. Love the cover as well! Thanks for already getting the Wicked button up :)

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  3. I would love to read this vamp book.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  4. It sounds really good. I checked it out on amazon and saw good reviews for it. It's now in my wish list, hope to check it out soon!!

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