BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates
Blood of Anteros
By Georgia Cates
The Vampire Agape Series, Book One
“I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.”
Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
MY THOUGHTS: 3.5 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
Curry Brennan was turned vampire against his will in the 1850′s. He lives a miserable existence until the day he is able to mysteriously walk in daylight and leave his maker Marsala behind.
Twenty-one years later, Curry returns to his old home in Mississippi. There he finds the irresistible Chansey Leclaire. She consumes him in ways he never believed a human could, and he soon finds out why. Curry vows to keep Chansey protected from her enemies, and his.
I started off really loving this book, but somewhere along the line I started to have problems with some things.
I truly did like Curry. I LOVE old school vampires…Curry was almost like a mix of Louis from Interview with a Vampire and Edward Cullen. Chansey was kind of meh, to me, and I honestly couldn’t wrap my head around why at least 4 dudes were after her. But she and Curry were great together. Yes, it was kinda like insta-love…but in a way, it was not. I can’t say why without giving a spoiler, but it makes sense.
As a matter of fact, the best thing about this book was the original idea of Anteros and the Agape. I’ve definitely never heard the tale before, and I liked it a lot.
So, what did I have issues with? Curry speaks in a old fashioned way, but it is expected since he was born in another time. But, awkwardly, Chansey speaks the same way. For such a young girl she just kind of had a weird voice, to me. Also, sometimes Curry would utter modern-sounding phrases that just didn’t jive with his words from another era.
Towards the end, the book started to remind me a lot of Twilight. Not that this is inherently bad, since I am a Twilight fan…but. of course it has been done to death. This is the first book in a series, so I hope the similarities will wane in the next book.
This is minor, and I know I was reading a indie book, but sometimes there were words completely missing from sentences. Not so much that I couldn’t understand what the author meant to say…just a bit annoying, really.
In any event, I adore Curry and his chivalry and I am very excited to see what will happen next, since this book ended on a bit of a cliffhanger!
About the Author
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 me busy.
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 writing.
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