He is a lethal vampire bound by an ancient curse. She is an agent of homeland security investigating a dangerous cult. Theirs is 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 required to sacrifice a firstborn 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 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.
©2009 and 2012 Terresa York (P)2015 Tessa Dawn
I am a Wife, a Mum and a Grandma. I am also strong willed and wilfil at times. I have worked all my life and drempt for wining the lottery
I love reading/listening to series which is why I brought this book hoping I had found a new one. There are so many good reviews but I not sure if I will be buying more in the series.
At the start of the book we are introduced to Jocelyn Levi who is an agent for Homeland Security. She must have been very poorly trained as she doesn't seem to fight back and she has very little backbone. There is a scene where is is rescuing a child, where I wanted to shout ' don't be a wimp what about using your training'.
She cries too much for my liking - I need my heroines to be assertive and strong not ineffectual and weepie.
This book has yet another explanation as to how Vampires were created and the overall story line is quite strong.
The narrator Eric Dove does a very good job a good variation in tone and accent. I might lookup to see what else he has narrated.
Considering the next book in the series which I see is 'Blood Awakening'. It may be wrong to let one character stop me from read more in the series when she is likely to be just a background character in Blood Awakening.
I bought this thinking I would listen to the series . I won't be !
The heroine is a highly trained law enforcement officer but spends all her time making ' poor' decisions , regretting them( with paragraphs of angst ) and then needing rescuing ... Repeatedly.
A very frustrating book I had to listen to the end but it was a struggle .
"Hands down, one of the best authors out there!"
HOLY S***! That is all I can say about this book. I am going to say something only because it is absolutely true; this is one of the BEST books I have listened to in my life. It is everything I ever wanted my vampires to be, scary as hell and yet too sexy for your eyes. Now with the exception of a few vampires (Dante, Bones, all of the BDB, etc.), there aren't many vampires that are truly brutal, I mean X-Rated, B-Movie brutal. Well I don't have to look any further, I found them right here in Blood Destiny. Tessa Dawn, you are now in my top five list of kicka** authors. Thank you!
Blood Destiny starts with telling us about the existence of vampires. There are two different kinds of vampires, light and dark. Twin brothers, Jadon (light) and Jaegar (dark) were punished by the blood of the women they killed. But Jadon wasn't the one who spilled blood, it was the vicious Jaegar. But nonetheless, they were both cursed. The light vampires can walk in the sun and have mates. Their mates have been chosen by the gods. Thing is they only have thirty days to marry and have twins with their mate (the vamps only have twin boys) and sacrifice the evil twin. If they don't, their lives will be at risk. The dark vampires do not get a mate which complicates things because when they do, things end badly for the women they take.
Oh my goodness, I loved this book sooooo much. I didn't know what to think of this book when I first heard about it. My favorite thing about it was Tessa Dawn's take on vampire mythology. Honestly, throw out everything you know about vampires because it will not apply to this book. The vampires are scary, truly immortal (only way to kill them is through draining them completely of blood), and they aren't only powerful, they are part gods. Seriously, the things they can do are insane. They can literally control the elements with their emotions. For instance, when Nathaniel found out what happened to his recently deceased brother's, Shelby, wife Dalia, he got so pissed, he caused an earthquake. Even more so, they have abilities they gain that literally takes over a thousand years of education to master. Seriously, do not screw with these guys.
The characters were incredible. The protégé Braden and the Silivasi brothers were a riot especially Marquis, who was the meanest of them all. But he had a heart of gold. Well you don't see that until near the end of the book. Marquis does everything to protect his brothers and being the oldest of them all, he carries a huge weight on his shoulders. I also loved the leading lady, Jocelyn. She had a pair of lady balls for sure. After everything she has seen (and what she tried to do to escape), she fights no matter what. I loved that it wasn't one of those things where she immediately decided to be with Nathaniel. She actually thought about what she was getting into. I loved Nathaniel. He was hot and brutal when he needed to be and loved Jocelyn unconditionally.
Now for the warning. This book will not be for everyone. Do not let the fact that this is part Paranormal Romance fool you. There are some horrific scenes in this book. I mean scenes they wouldn't put in a horror movie. Blood Destiny is very dark, cruel and doesn't hold anything back. If you are looking for sweet little vampires that glitter and sparkle, look elsewhere. If you want vampires that actually belong in a horror movie and will literally rip you to shreds, these are your guys.
I can't think of anything bad to say about this book. The story and history in this book was rich and well-layered. Again, the mythology is super fresh and unique. Do not go into this thinking it is just another vampire book, it is far from it. This is an amazing debut by Tessa Dawn and this is high, very high on my favorites list. The narration by Eric Dove was amazing. I have not listened to his narration before and I clearly should. Apparently he has narrated for a bunch of my favorite authors and I never knew it. I feel so ashamed. But his voice is soothing and enveloping. I easily fell into the story with his voice. By the way, Marquis' book is book 2, Blood Awakening.. So I plan on listening to this one or two more times before then. And many more times after that and I am sure Blood Awakening will be just as re-readable.
"I so love this series!!"
i so love this series, Blood Destiny is about Jocelyn and Nathaniel and their Blood Moon and having to do their part to fulfill the Blood Curse! this book is gripping and intense, Dark and just downright fun!!! The Narrator does an awesome job on this book! His voice is sexy and I love the way he changes pitches to do different characters!! I would recommend this to anyone who loves their vampires with a little bite!!!!! I can't wait to hear the rest of them on Audio!!!
"WOW, Absolutely Awesome, LOVED LISTENING !!!"
I really like the new twist on how the Vampires with the "Blood Curse" and how you were just drawn into the story and not just Jocelyn and Nathaniels story but ALL of Dark Moon Vale....Blood Destiny opened a whole new world of Dark Fantasy to me....LOVED IT!
If I had to I would compare it to Dark Prince by Ms Feehan, but Blood Destiny is more intense, raw, passionate ..... more story less fluff..
so many....so so many...ok, when they go after Jocelyn .......I cant say more because I will give way to much away...but I like the friend of my enemy part....AND I have to say Braden comes thru in a big way!
"The Blood Curse" The True Vampire, Good & Evil ( i leave the writing to the experts like Tessa Dawn..)....
Reading this book was Great but Listening to Eric Dove Telling the Story was AMAZING.....
"Sparkly Vampires need not apply"
From the first word to the last, this story grabbed me and refused to let go. Blood Destiny was nothing like I expected it to be. I was immediately transported into a story so rich with texture, so incredibly vivid that I felt as though I was there, meeting Nathaniel Silivisai as he comes in contact with the one female that could and would, change his entire world. Watching, as it unfolded before my eyes, there were times I wanted to look away and couldn't.
This story is not for the faint of heart, it's brutal and intense, it will show what evil really is but, do not despair; there is light in this story too, a tale of loyalty, love and honor shines through. Tessa Dawn has the ability to hold you captive in her world until she is ready to release you. She is so incredibly gifted as a story teller and our narrator Eric Dove, brought to life the characters with such precision and depth I had the tingles and shivers more than once. As each character was brought to the surface you felt their personalities, could distinguish their traits. Simply said, between Tessa's amazing story and Eric's delivery, you will not be disappointed.
This first installment to a series that is nothing short of brilliant should not be missed.
"Amazing ..... Tessa Dawn is the Queen of Dark Fantasy"
Wow, I love this take on the Vampire, it's raw, edgy and kinda dark but it also has redemption..and to hear it in audio..... Awesome. Eric does a great job narrating this book and I personally can not wait for the next ..... Thank you Tessa
Tessa Dawn's writing is addicting. To hear the story read to you is something else. This is the first audio book I've listened to all the way through. Eric Dove brought Tessa's story to life. The tone in his voice, and the changes between characters helped keep the story interesting. I was able to let my imagination flow free and visualize the story while I listened. this story is highly recommended. Great job!
"A Must Listen! (Slight spoiler alert)"
It is that great moment where I can listen to this eerie, yet beautiful story before bedtime.
How the relationship between Nathaniel and Jocelyn developed. I loved to see how the trust and love built from their understanding and time spent together strengthened their bond. I have read a lot of vampires books that rushes too quickly into love at first sight, where it almost seems artificial. The first meeting between the two protagonist in the story was a refreshing approach.
As soon as I listened to the prologue narration, I was captivated. His interpretation of the victims' voices was eerie, and brought to life something I would never be able to experience by simply reading.
There were moments where Nathaniel calls Jocelyn endearments in Romania, and it just melts my heart. I love it when authors bring in other languages!
I can't lie, the kid Braden bring an extra dimension (a friendly, innocent kid humor) that I enjoyed. A nice break from the dark, heavy world (which I also love) of the the blood curse series. All the flavors of life!
"Amazing Characters Come to Life"
Thrilling, Intense and Exciting!
This story takes amazingly complex characters, characters of legend and darkness...and makes them human, allowing the reader to truly feel what they feel.
Eric Dove is amazing. Having read the novel I am enjoying that fact that my favorite characters have been given new life. Their images, their actions and their emotions are even clearer and more intense.
Dark Fantasy at its finest come to life!
"Love the Story and the Narrator."
The characters really came to life in this audio version. The narrator did an awesome job. I Loved it!
"Brilliance plus talent equals A GREAT AUDIO BOOK!!"
In a world that is full of the "same" vampire story being told again and again (vampire meets girl, they instantly fall in love, and he's scary because he gas fangs) Tessa Dawn's Blood Destiny was beyond refreshing. First, it's original. The entire backstory on the origin of the vampires is completely new and the vampires are real...as in Dracula real! There's nothing watered down about them. The civilization and world building is equally rich and complex and the characters are so clearly fleshed out you can almost reach out and touch them. I would say they're 3D, but they're really 4D since you can almost describe their souls. I thought Tessa's storytelling was amazing, the plot was exciting (pretty hard to put down), and the narrator could not have done a better hob with the brilliant work of fiction he was handed! I will listen again and again!
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