Monday, November 12, 2012

Review: Desire By Blood by Melissa Schroeder

Desire By Blood

A man with a secret.

Nicodemus Blackburn has seen the best and worst of mankind. Five hundred years of dealing with them teaches the vampire to be very wary of the creatures. Unfortunately, alarming events leave him no choice but to enter the world of the ton to hunt a rogue vampire—one who is making his own army of blood thirsty vampires. Searching for the villain is not the worst of his troubles. That can be laid at the feet of bluestocking Lady Cordelia Collingsworth.

A woman on a mission.

Cordelia has always been an outcast, even in her own family. She has forged her way in the world with her ability to write, and Nico Blackburn is the focus of her next article. Before she can obtain any information about the mysterious man, she is pulled headlong into a scandal that leaves her with no choice but to marry Nico—a man with dangerous secrets.

A passion that consumes them both.

Thrust into a world she knows nothing of, Cordelia finds herself falling in love with a man who claims to be a vampire. As their passion grows, so does the danger around them and Nico will have to call on all of his powers to protect the one thing he has realized he cannot live without: his opinionated, infuriating, and thoroughly delectable wife.

©2012 · Melissa Schroeder Publishing · ISBN: 9780985447137 By Blood

I obtained the above information HERE at Melissa's website... Also, if you want to read Chapter One, go there as well... It will give you the treat you need to want to buy it!!

I was given this book for my honest thoughts... So here goes!

If you come to my Lair often, you know that I truly enjoy Ms. Melissa's stories. She is a great author. She knows how to hit all the buttons you want pushed... She knows how to set in motions the things you want to see happen... She knows just how to make it hot and how to make you sweat! She is just that good. And she did just that in this story...

This truly is a great story and one that really pleased me. I was not sure what I was expecting when I opened my iPad but I got way more than I anticipated. The story is set in a time when women knew their places and their mannerism. The men were the ones who ran the world... Well, at least that is what the women let the men think... Especially the women of the Blackburn clan... Well, I should say the woman of the Blackburn clan. She is an amazing woman... Nicodemus' mother! I love her! :) But... her son, Nicodemus is something else. He is rude, blunt, ruthless... but he is all man and when his heart falls in love... He does the one thing he swore he would never, ever do... bond. But will one woman rip his heart out before the man who is set out to destroy him kill him first... 

But the women of the Collingsworth clan think a little differently... They have been lead to believe they have all been fathered by different men and their mother was a woman who loved men more than her daughters and her only son. Cordelia was lead to believe that she was the bastard child of the Scottman. Her mother passed away while giving birth to Cordelia. She was left with her father and her brother because her only sister she was close to left her to get married. But Cordelia, I love her because she is such a strong, independent woman that does not take anyone's shit. She knows it is not proper, she knows it is not right... But she doesn't care. She has been labeled her whole life... Would a little longer matter? But when she meets the one man who changers her ideas of a little longer, things get a little dicey... But boy does she shine!

The story is built up very well for more stories to come ((Hint Hint))... I love the background information we found about the Blackburn clan and the Alliance. Nicodemus is a man who is set out on one mission, find out who is killing vampires before the humans start a witch hunt for them. They may be vampires, but they are not monsters. And this group of men, Nicodemus, his family and friends will change your mind... In fact we meet people, vampires, that I am truly intrigued to find out more about :) Cordelia is an amazing woman... She will rock the boat, she will push some buttons but more than that... She will stand up for herself! Which I admire the most. Put these two together and watch the fireworks go off!!!

This is a delightful tale of two people... two families colliding together to make an awesome story... You will be enthralled, enticed, lured, into the magically word of high society, the hidden society... You will see raw passion, hungry lust and powerful chemistry come together to make some freaking steamy scenes!

The only issue I did have with the story was the part where I thought the villain was going to get his ass handed to him... It was done kinda quickly... I wanted his ass kicking to be a little more drawn out... A little more torture done to him... I mean after all, he caused so many deaths that he deserved to have the shit beat out of him and more...

But other than that... this is an awesome story!! You will want to read this because I have a feeling you will want to have this one from the start!!!!!! ENJOY!!

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  1. I didn't know she had a new book coming out!! I am going to have to give this one a try.

  2. Great review! I read this one too and think its awesome!! Can't wait to hear Malik's story and the Scottish cousin who hides away in his castle. Great characterization overall!


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