Blood Jewel by Georgia Cates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to review through the ATOMR Blog tour
Genre: Adult Paranormal
Book Description: With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...
When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.
Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most?
As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully?
Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.
My thoughts: Chansey and Curry are beginning their life together as a married couple. Their bond is stronger than ever and they are very happy. They are able to connect with his vampire family and life seems to be going well.
Unfortunately Marsala is not ready to be forgotten. She finds a way to interrupt their happily married bliss. She is determined that she will be the one that Curry spends his eternity with. She is his maker and not very happy that their bond was broken.
This book explores the vampire side of Curry and his family in more detail than the first. We see the process that a fledgling vampire undergoes to overcome the urge to feed directly from a human source. There is more detail about the humans who are aware and support the vampires. We also learn more about the role of an agape to their vampire love. They are also searching for the meaning of a Blood Jewel.
The book is slower paced than the first. There are moments when intrigue and suspense come into play, but not as often as the first book.
Georgia Cates has some surprises that are unexpected up her sleeve. They were unexpected, but added to the plot of the book.
The book does have description of intimacy and therefore I would not recommend it to anyone under the age of 18. There is also some swearing.
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