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Blood Genesis

Blood Curse Series
Narrated by: Eric G. Dove
Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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Summary

Before there was a modern-day town called Dark Moon Vale, there was an ancient kingdom nestled in the Transylvanian Alps. Before there was a primordial species called the Vampyr, there was a celestial race begotten of gods and men. Before light battled shadow, the sacrifice became mandatory, or the first Blood Moon adorned the celestial sky...

There was The Curse.

A punishment. An abomination. The ultimate act of vengeance.

And it was placed upon a people so corrupted by their thirst for blood and dominion that they awakened the souls of the slain and became the souls of the damned.

Young, beautiful, and in the prime of her life, Jessenia Groza is not ready to die. Yet she has been condemned by Prince Jaegar's men, slated as a sacrifice to the gods.

Timaos Silivasi would gladly risk everything - his power, his privilege, his celestial heart - to save his one true love, but fate has a plan of its own...

For this couple. For this civilization. For this lost race of warriors, who will never be the same.

Every legend has a beginning.

Discover the "Extraordinary Storytelling Talents" of Tessa Dawn, the #1 bestselling author of the Blood Curse Series, in her Dark Fantasy/Gothic Romance short-story prequel: BLOOD GENESIS. (Quote by Midwest Book Review.)

©2014 Tessa Dawn (P)2016 Tessa Dawn

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  • Dennis Crosby
  • 06-02-16

For everything, there is a beginning!

Would you listen to Blood Genesis again? Why?

I would...and I have!

What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

Eric has taken great care in giving each character his/her own life. His narration brings the listener into the world and you feel the presence of each character.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Only excitement and a desire to hear more about the lives of the prince's before the course. I would love to have more stories about this time period to have an even bigger picture of who these men are.

Any additional comments?

Blood Genesis is a well-crafted short story that allows readers, both loyal fans and new, a glimpse into the origins of the Blood Curse that plagues the lives of the vampires we have grown to love. Through this tale we learn more about the brothers, Jadon and Jaegar, patriarchs of the great vampire houses and the architects of the events that led to the world we know today in Dark Moon Vale. As with all of her work, Tessa’s words allow us to feel the fear, the anger and the love that exists in the world she has created, only this time…those feelings exist in the ancient lands during a time of war and darkness. This prequel is a great starting point for new readers to the Blood Curse series. And trust me, once you’ve finished, you’ll be craving more.

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  • Freedom Blue
  • 08-02-16

Sweeping BCS Mythology Begins with Blood Genesis

Where does Blood Genesis rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I was transfixed, listening to the audio version of Blood Genesis. The mythology was so powerful, the characters, so raw and emotive, I had a difficult time pulling myself out of the story. While this work is considered a "short" novel, the mythology wrapped up succinctly and I found it to be the perfect length.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Timaos, of whom the Silivasi brothers descended from, was riveting. His "voice," and presence, through Eric G. Dove's narration, was hypnotic. The love he demonstrated towards his soulmate, Jessenia, was empowering, and strangely, even as "just" a reader of this story, I found myself filled with hope and purpose.

What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

The passion in Eric G. Dove's performance was clearly evident in "Blood Genesis," as well as the other titles in Dawn's Blood Curse Series.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was literally absorbed in this work, able to "feel" what the characters were feeling, fear what the characters feared, and love / hate whom the characters gave their allegiance and hatred to.

Any additional comments?

"Blood Genesis" is a thoroughly absorbing audio book, one which I highly recommend at any point in your Blood Curse series reading. Enjoy!

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  • Michelle K
  • 06-02-16

Superlative

What made the experience of listening to Blood Genesis the most enjoyable?

Eric G. Dove is an amazing narrator but without Tessa Dawn and her wonderful story this audible wouldn't be possible. It's amazing to hear such stunning voice bring Tessa's book to life.

Which character – as performed by Eric G. Dove – was your favorite?

I enjoy all the characters because he can bring out the personality of each one.

Any additional comments?

There is so emotion put into all of Tessa Dawn's books that it's not enough just to read them but to be able to listen to them brings the book into a whole new light. Eric and Tessa have done it again and knocked it out of the park. BRAVO!

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  • bookworm2121
  • 31-01-16

Some have talent - others have a GIFT!

Okay, so there is no doubt that this is a dark and tragic and triumphant story all in one, and it’s amazing how Tessa Dawn wove it together. The thing about her Blood Curse Series that is so unique and compelling is that she managed to completely reinvent the history and mythology of vampires while someone staying true to some of the popular folklore and history at the same time. There is simply nothing out there on the market comparable – these are not just another dime-a-dozen vampire story. For me, Blood Genesis simply underscored the brilliance of Tessa’s world building and imagination. This is where it all begins, and for those who might be worried that it’s a sad, tragic series…don’t! This was the foundation for all the later books, the story behind the Curse. What her vampires do going forward is as amazing and descriptive as her writing. Well done! Fantastic job, as always, by the narrator, Eric Dove. He really brings some extra spice that you just wouldn't get reading it in your head!

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  • L. JACOX
  • 30-01-16

Oh Tessa..how you and Eric....tease us !

Short but Sweet.

This series is so freak- in …Good !!!!

I could talk about the characters “All Day Long”…LOL I don’t want to rob anyone the joy of experiencing it especially since it is short….so I'm going to take the advice of that biker guy that screams out…” Damn it Donny…..don’t ad-lib”. I normally hate prequels especially since they are usually too short to waste my credit on and always seem to be read by narrators that aren’t good or doesn’t seem comfortable in the story rolls. Eric Dove is reading so we already know that is not going to be the problem here.

It is a good story. It does give a little more information on the beginning of the blood curse and shines a little light on the connection between Napoleon and the Silivasi’s. I did wish it was a little longer because it leaves you wondering and now I have questions on more points than the story tells us about. It was however a really good burp, and didn’t leave me disappointed I spent my whole big credit on it. It is a good prequel.
I guess that is the trait of really good writing/narrating ….It makes you want more…thus…my addiction to the Blood Curse series, which is rivaled only by my addiction to the Blackdagger Brotherhood series.

I will be sitting here….with my celestial credits waiting for the next book in this series to come out.

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  • A. Jones
  • 30-01-16

AN ANCIENT CURSE TOLD BY A MASTER STORYTELLER!!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Genesis to be better than the print version?

I enjoyed reading and listening!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Blood Genesis is a bit different from the other Blood Curse Series books because it’s the prequel. It tells readers about the origin of the world Tessa has invented and how it came about. It is poetic, heart wrenching, vivid, and powerful! And Eric Dove does a wonderful job bringing it to life. Kudos to a master storyteller!

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  • cchamp
  • 30-01-16

Do you really know the curse?

What did you love best about Blood Genesis?

I love that we get to see how it all came to pass. Seeing it through the last surviving female. The ultimate sacrifice and promise of an ancestor to the Silivasi's.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessenia without a doubt. Courageous and kind. Loving and forgiving. She is the ultimate heroine in my opinion.

Have you listened to any of Eric G. Dove’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Eric always bring great dimension to the books. This one is no different.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Absolutely, and I did. I was engaged in the story. Tessa Dawn's gift of storytelling is amazing and hearing Eric bring it to life kept me listening to the end.

Any additional comments?

If you've had a chance to hear the rest of the Blood Curse Series you MUST hear this audiobook, you won't be disappointed.

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  • Jane
  • 02-02-16

Outstanding! One of a kind

What made the experience of listening to Blood Genesis the most enjoyable?

Eric Dove is a master story teller, he breathes life to the amazing words Tessa Dawn writes I found myself utterly transported to a time and place that left me mezmorized

What other book might you compare Blood Genesis to and why?

I don't think I'd compare any book to Blood Genesis, it truly is a unique one of a kind and yet of course prequel to the Blood Curse Series.

What does Eric G. Dove bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Life and vivid emotion, its hard to read men's emotions from a female point of view but hearing it, theres magic in that.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I found myself enthralled from the very first words, it's not a long book by any means but it explains so much about perhaps how characters in the Blood Curse Series act the way they feel, the reasons that they are who they are. An absolute recommendation from me.

Any additional comments?

Tessa Dawn took this book out of the "ball park" it's beautifully written and has such depth and emotion. It can be read alone of as a prequel to the Blood Curse Series. I have already read it numerous times to take everything in and now I like to sit here and listen to Eric bring those magical inspirational words to life.

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  • PATCHES
  • 02-02-16

Entery into the World Of The Blood Curse Series

What made the experience of listening to Blood Genesis the most enjoyable?

Having read the book, the audible just made it even better!

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessenia, Strong Female even knowing her fate.

What about Eric G. Dove’s performance did you like?

His whole narrative of this book and the rest of the series.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Timaos & Jessenia the love you feel comes through so strongly.

Any additional comments?

This book gives us a rare glimpse into what it was really like for the last female and her love before the Blood Curse came about.

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  • Lori W
  • 05-02-16

Awesome Start to a the Great Blood Curse Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to all my friends...Even if you have read or listened to any of Tessa's books in the Blood Curse Series Blood Genesis really brings out raw and powerful emotions.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jessenia, so scared, so noble and so in love .... Oh my gosh I felt here every emotion.....

Which scene was your favorite?

Without giving spoiler...in the end when Jessenia realizes Timaos is there with her...I actually feel her relief!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh no, cry yes but also I have more understanding of the blood curse and I enjoyed seeing a young Napoleon and seeing Marquis and his brothers thru Jessenias eyes.

Any additional comments?

Considering this was not a full length audio book it packed in a whole lot of emotion !!!

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