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Friday, July 8, 2011

Embraced By Blood + giveaway

by Laurie London
Alfonso Serrano is a hunted man. For months he's managed to elude the Darkbloods, vengeful foes who won't rest until he's dead. But he still craves one dangerous temptation: Lily DeGraff, the sexy Guardian agent he'll risk anything to protect.
Lily is a wanted woman. Her talent for tracking Sweet—a rare blood type that's addictive to vampires—makes her a prime target for enemy capture. Her only hope is the stealthy vampire operative who stole into her bed…then left her in despair. Danger aside, Lily won't let Alfonso near her heart again—until an irresistible hunger threatens to draw them back together… and into an assassin's snare.
Technically Embraced By Blood could act as a stand alone book. The plot revolves around Alfonso and Lily, which was set up in the first book of the series, Bound By Blood. I haven’t read the first book, but there is enough explanation sprinkled in the second book that you are able to figure out the world London has set up.
I feel not reading the first book might have prohibited me from connecting to Alfonso and Lily’s story as much as I could have. I missed a very pivotal event in their relationship, when Alfonso pushed Lily away in order to protect her from the Blood Assassin that hunts him in the second book. The characters and story are well written, but there wasn’t anything about this love story that set it apart for me.
My favorite character was the villain , I would have liked to have gotten to know more about him. This book is a case of “just not for me”. I suggest readers check out other reviews if they are on the fence about reading this book.
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One lucky winner is going to walk away with a signed copy of Embraced by Blood and a set of trading cards! This contest is open to US Residents only (sorry everyone else). To enter the contest leave these things in the comments below:

1. Your Email Address
2. Do you follow our blog, if so you will double your chances to win.
3. Who is your all time favorite villain?

Contest runs until July 13th at midnight.
Good luck!


  1. jennlovesed14 at gmail

    GFC Following as either Jenn of Frequent Reader or Ed of Frequent Reader, I found the post from the blog list on my blog so I know I'm following it under on profile.

    Favorite villain... god there's so many that I've loved, it's hard to choose. Jersey Clifford from Vampires Rule is a good one.

  2. GFC follower: June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

    My all time favorite villain would have to be Hannibal Lecter. Love Silence of the Lambs and the other stories about him.

  3. Lex Luthor-- I've been on a Smallville kick ;-)


  4. Favorite villain has to be Agent Smith from the Matrix - he will just not go away! Thank you for the fun giveaway opportunity today. GFC Denise Zaky


  5. GFC follower - Stephanie M

    Favorite Villain - Lex Luthor

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

  6. My all-time favorite villain is the sheriff of Nottingham as played by Alan Rickman in Robin Hood. He was the best thing about that movie.
    GFC follower