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Blood Destiny (Blood Curse #1)

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He is a lethal vampire, bound by an ancient curse.
She is an agent of Homeland Security, investigating a dangerous cult.
Theirs is a Blood Destiny about to unfold...

Descended from the progeny of Celestial Gods and humans, Nathaniel Silivasi is handsome, seductive, and powerful beyond measure: a lethal vampire. Belonging to an ancient civilization that sacrificed its females
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Published (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Kristen
4 to 4 1/2 THRILLING stars

OMG!!! I'm at a loss for words to describe my feeling about this book. Blood Destiny is one of the most intense, shocking, and thrilling stories I've read. I was intrigued, I was captivated, and I was repulsed, not to mention grossed out by the animalistic violence in this dark paranormal romance.

Blood Destiny is more horror than romance though, which the horror-movie-junkie in me loved. It's brutal and gruesome in its explicit mayhem (just think of the movie Saw) and
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Blood Destiny is the first book in Tessa Dawn's Blood Curse series and the start to an exciting series.

I have to say, I was pretty excited to find out about this series because I adore vampires but they've been done to death and I'm pretty sure I've read them all. Blood Destiny is edgy, fast paced and sexy, with vampires, shifters, mages, gods and goddess making up this unique world and complex characters. The writing isn't perfect in that there were some moments of cheesiness and the telepathi
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Marta Cox
Mar 16, 2016 Marta Cox rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews
I've had this series recommended to me with such passion by close friends that I had to give it a try. I confess the pricing initially put me off but I noticed that recently it's not as exorbitant so was really happy to finally give it a go. I will admit that the Blood Curse series has quite an unusual way of setting up with two very different types of cursed vampires but I'm sorry for me the first twenty five percent or so was very similar to a series I've read featuring dark vampires from the ...more
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** 3 1/2 stars **

This was a pretty good first book in the Blood Curse series. I read this with my friend, Sharon, and i agree with her that there are some similarities with Christine Feehan's Carpathian series...and it's mostly because of the way these vampires carry themselves/act and speak to their woman...very old school vampire novel.

I would have to say that the one thing i didn't care for much was the romance between the two main characters..well...at least in the 1st half of the book...ac
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Jun 17, 2014 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~ rated it it was amazing
WOW!

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When I started the prologue, I was beyond intrigued. I had to know where this particular branch of Vampyr story, was going to take me. The 1st 3 chapters had my mind blown already. Had me COMPLETELY grossed out & confused. Yet, I still could not look away. I didn't even realize I was sucked in til the "sucking" was almost over.

This book is AMAZING! I mean I'm like...
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There is so much going on here. There is ALOT of set up. But everything that occurs is interesting. There is brutality he
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Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
I won this book from http://www.goodreads.com/

Tessa Dawn introduces us to a new type of vampire in her new book Blood Destiny. Blood Destiny is book 1 in the Blood Curse Series.

Nathaniel Silivasi is a descendant of the Celestial Being Jadon. He is a vampire, a being of both darkness and light. His job as an Ancient Master Warrior vampire is to protect the Earth and it's inhabitants from the Dark Ones. His truly evil vampire brethren, the descendants of Jeager.

Jocelyn Levi works for ICE, a hig
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Vallsykes
3.5 stars
The mythos: the Blood Curse which is put on the vamps, who are human descendants of an ancient royal family. One concession of this curse is that some of these descendants get to have a destined mate, and has to convert-her-or-die. Yet, while reading this cumbersome tale of these descendants, divided by two brothers, two houses, good and evil, and twins begetting twins, I couldn't help but hope for cleverer dialogue and connection to character( the couple).

From the ancient royals, twin
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Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Finished this last night. Easily one of the best books I have ever read. Yes, I said it and I mean it. Review coming tomorrow. YAY!

Review poster here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2011/05/review-blood-destiny-blood-curse-1-by.html


HOLY SHIT! That is all I can say about this book. I am going to say something only because it is absolutely true; this is one of the BEST books I have read in my life. It is everything I ever wanted my vampires to be, scary as hell and yet too sexy for your eyes
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Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
Tessa Dawn has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her style is full of emotion and I feel like I am living the story. Simply put, I love her books.
Tracy T
Sep 05, 2015 Tracy T rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hmm Where to start. The eye rolling cheesy moments made this a 2.5 star for me. Sad it could have been a 5 star story. (audible whispersync review)

This story line and plot had potential but lacked character development and building. The chemistry between Joselyn and Nathaniel was forced and just not believable. Regardless of the "destiny" or "curse" I was just lacking. There was sex in this book and it was okay, nothing great, nothing bad. Not erotica, not BDSM, not that romantic either. Some of
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ValerieC
Incredibly good book! Not for the faint of heart... there is a lot of graphic violence. There is some smex, but this isn't standard erotica where there is a 15 page smex scene every 10.5 pages... there are actually about 3 of them and two are good/loving, one is sort of violent. Not your JR Ward vamps for sure! The Silivasi vamps are truly butt-kickers! But, I loved them all and will be pre-ordering the next book.

I am impressed with Tessa Dawn's writing and her ability to make the characters lov
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Jeannette Rubio
May 08, 2012 Jeannette Rubio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book this was! I have not read something that grabed me like this in a while.

Ms. Dwan puts a new and creative twist to the ancient vampire warriors tale. I loved the concept of the cursed vampires bloodlines, and oh my the execution is just masterful and unique. The plot has all the elements I love in a good vampire history. It's all romantic, humorous, unpredictable, dark, disturbing & gory and un-put-down-able.

Yes! Un-put-down-able!!! If you love all these elements into a bo
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Dennis
Jun 08, 2014 Dennis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knowing my love of all things Vampire…a friend turned me on to Blood Destiny. I read the premise, reviewed the website, and I was immediately hooked. As a reader of vampire novels and Dark Fantasy I long for three things; a new take on an established legend, amazing characters, and a story that is instantly engaging.

Tessa Dawn delivers this in spades!

With a stroke of her pen, Tessa explains to us the origins of the Vampires of legend, and then introduces us to the Silivasi brothers of the House
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Amber
Jun 16, 2011 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Well one thing I'll say about this author is she is raw!! And I effing love it!! She's not afraid to do things with her characters and she sheds some blood with them as well.
A lot goes on in this book but to try and sum it up it's about 5 brothers. And long before these brothers came out there were two brothers, twins to be exact named Jadon and Jaegar. The two brothers did some pretty evil stuff and now have the Blood Curse apon them. Their sons and their sons will one day meet their Destiny an
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BookHookup
Aug 11, 2011 BookHookup rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although cursed by The Celestial Gods, Nathaniel Silivasi was born a son of the light and therefore must find his true destiny… his one and only soul mate. Finding the woman that was made for him seems hopeless and out of reach, but when Nathaniel stumbles upon the distressed, petrified yet determinedly strong willed, Jocelyn Levi, in the forest that surrounds his property, (complete with the tell tale mark upon her wrist signifying that she is indeed his) he must convince her to become a part o ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**3.5 stars**

Blood Destiny is the story of a power hungry group that wanted to be more god like so they sacrificed women for power until they were stopped and had a curse placed on them. The two leaders were twin princes, Jaegar and Jadon but Jadon was against the sacrificing and asked for leniency. The curse was to affect them and all the following sons who would be born as twins. For the sons of Jaegar, the Dark ones, they are born evil, must drink blood, cannot go out in the sun, can never kn
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Quinn Cullen
May 25, 2011 Quinn Cullen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Making myself comfortable, I grabbed a warm blanket, the last cup of coffee for the evening, and a book. Tessa Dawn's Blood Destiny. My intention was to read a few chapters before calling it a night. I did not sleep! I literally could not stop reading. My first question to Tessa would be does she have an agent? For her book Blood Destiny, without a doubt is blockbuster movie material.
Tessa's imagination surpasses that of many of the authors whose novels have graced the big screen. Her words flo
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MoonGlitter
Feb 29, 2012 MoonGlitter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, favorites
I loved Blood Destiny!! Tessa Dawn takes us into a new world of vampires. It's unique and exciting and I absolutely could not put this book down! I read it in one day and loved it so much I ordered it for a friend and gave it to her.
This is a fresh look into a world of vampires. It's definitely got some dark moments. (Please, be warned that some of the scenes in this book are very dark and disturbing!) But it has it's fair share of humor! It's full of passion and emotion. It has a lot of suspen
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Tracy Burley
Jan 03, 2011 Tracy Burley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WOW I thought I was going to hate this book but sure enough close to the end I fell in love with all the characters. Very interesting Spin the author had on the history of the Vampires. There were two types of Vampires the light vs the dark. In the beginning I didn't much care for the Heroine, the author really didn't do alot of character development in a sense. I felt like she was just kindof stumbling along which she was in a sense on a case but then she ends up meeting the Hero and than the s ...more
Chelsea [Vampire Book Club]
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P.A. Lupton
Feb 09, 2016 P.A. Lupton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This was my first Tessa Dawn novel, and I really enjoyed it. At first, I thought I’d be bored. It took me about 3 chapters to get into the story, but then I was addicted. I loved the paranormal world this author created. Vampirism is the result of a curse, and I loved the division of vampires into the evil and light. It was also interesting that even the light vampires struggled with evil. I was surprised by how graphic some of the scenes were, but it was well written and fit with the overall mo
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Kaycee
Jun 06, 2014 Kaycee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An exciting, unique, dark and sexy vampire romance.
I love Blood Destiny, first book in the Blood Curse series by Tessa Dawn. Ms. Dawn shares a fresh and unique outlook on the vampire culture in the modern world. The story has two main factions: the House of Jadon, who are good, and vampires of the light and the House of Jaegar who are evil, and vampires of darkness. This world includes ancient gods, a blood curse, fated mates called Destinies, action, violence, alpha males with old world style a
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Emily Rose
Feb 25, 2014 Emily Rose rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I'm at 41% and I give up. I just can't get into the story at all, for a lot of reasons. The whole idea of sacrificing a child is repellant to me to begin with, but there are a lot of situations I don't agree with and still read about. I'm not a person who needs a perfect fairy tale story line at all, so the whole baby thing is just a starting point. I'm sure there are some authors that could pull it off, but Tessa Dawn isn't one of them. The writing doesn't flow well, so it's impossibl ...more
Crystal
Jan 29, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People over 18
Recommended to Crystal by: author
Blood Destiny
By Tessa Dawn

Jadon and Jeagar are punished for their crimes, killing women. The punishment didn't stop with them, for the children and the children of their children and so on are cursed too. The curse, to wonder the night, living of the blood of innocents to survive, they will never know the love of women and will not produce female offspring, they will produce sets of twins made from darkness and will have to sacrifice their first born, failure to sacrifice they will meet a hideou
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Amy Marx
Nov 18, 2014 Amy Marx rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I first saw this book, I was like eh,,another predictable vampire series. Then, I red the origin story, and I knew I found something special. Then, I was won over with the writing. It's rare to find a book anymore with amazing character development. This book was all about it! I felt what the characters felt, I wanted them to be safe, I actually worried about the main woman. I had to read, and read fast to make sure she would be okay. Finally, a paranormal romance that is written so beautif ...more
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Enjoyed this one. I think that I'll be continuing on with this series via the audio books.
Leslie
Jul 21, 2013 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked many things about this book. I thought Marquis was a character well done. I liked the world the author built in terms of explaining vampires' existence. And I liked the plot in general. What took major points away from this book is the weak female; rehashed and trite dialogue; and I did not feel the love between the H&H. I definitely will read on only because the epilogue left me curious about the upcoming plots. Like I said the author definitely keeps it exciting there.
It's Me - Yvette
This book was so good, I don't even know where to start. There is a different spin here on vampires having to do with a curse. The action is dark with ripping out throats and other body parts. But for me, that just added to the story. We've all read vampire books where the vamps kick butt. But, the characters in these books really, sincerely kick butts. They are predatory and extremely viscious and cut throat. If you like a dark vampire tale, then this series is for you.
Carrie
Dec 14, 2015 Carrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Blood Destiny (Blood Curse, #1) by Tessa Dawn

BEAUTIFUL STORY TELLING!!!!!

Tessa Dawn has brought me into a very exciting and intriguing world where vampires are awesome creatures of both the day and the night and who even then strength are courageous and brave.

I love where Tessa has brought us and I absolutely love this story line and where vampires come from. I love the strong characters that she has created and I cannot wait to see how each brother meets there destiny.

It therefore goes without saying that I will be reading all the book
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Julie
Nov 19, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very well written. Keeps you interested all throughout the book. Looking forward to reading more of this series. Great read.
Could not put this book down! Awesome Awesome Awesome
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Tessa Dawn grew up in Colorado, where she developed a deep affinity for the Rocky Mountains. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked for several years in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her master’s degree in nonprofit management.

Tessa began writing as a child and composed her first full-length novel at the age of eleven. By the time she graduated high-s
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“I don't know that I understand the
human concept of jealousy. I'm not afraid of any other male taking you from me because no man who ever tried such a thing would live. But yes I hold what is mine close to me.”
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“I'll tell you what: How about no more suicide attempts; no more walking off with strangers; no more trying to fight vampires with silly, human weapons--silver bullets only work on werewolves, Jocelyn--and no more holding Nachari's hand. And we'll be just fine.” 18 likes
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