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Blood, Body and Mind (Aaron's Kiss #1)

3.84 of 5 stars 3.84  ·  rating details  ·  573 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Sara Temple goes to work one day and finds a group of rogue Vampires is going to kill her boss and his pregnant mate. In trade for her life, she agrees to save the life of the newly appointed – extremely handsome Master Vampire Aaron MacManus.
Sara has been protecting the Queen of Magic for years – since the explosion that caused her to lose her unborn child. On the run fr
Kindle Edition, First edition, 214 pages
Published by World Castle Publishing (first published January 12th 2011)
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This is a bit ranty, at tad spiolery, and more than a little long. You have been warned.

I have read a book. By all accounts, it was a bad book (horrible, inconceivably horrible) riddled with plot holes the size of Dalek battle fleet. That is not my problem (48% of problem). My problem is that the readers of this novel are told to believe that the heroine (Sara) is an independent woman, and that is why she acts like a complete moron when faced with danger. This annoys me, not so much because it

4.25 - Works for me!
Genre: PNR
Page Count: 233 pages
Ages: This is a PNR. They're going to live forever.
Part of a Series/Installment: Yes, bk1 of the Aaron's Kiss series.
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Reads as a standalone since each book features a different main couple.
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Descriptive Sex Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (
Jun 18, 2013 Victoria added it
Recommended to Victoria by: Kathi Barton (the author!)
Shelves: 50-books-in-2011
I was introduced to this series by the author and I'm so glad for it! The story follows Sara, a strong-willed, stubborn girl with a violent past. She's on the run, she trusts no one, and yet she can maintain a sense of innocence and naïveté about her that makes her even more intriguing. I found myself identifying with her quite often--the author has a way with words that is almost conversational, as if she was telling a story about someone you know.

Quite frankly, this was a page-turner for me.
Apr 19, 2012 Anya rated it 1 of 5 stars
Shelves: dnf
Talk about confusing characters! I don't get Sara at all, at the beginning of the story I was excited since she was introduced as an 11 year old kid who was like super talented/skilled and smart mouthed to boot. She is supposed to be a protector to a queen (supposedly a super ancient magical queen whose name happens to be Melody...yes Melody), a strong character and she was introduced to us 15 years later vacuuming the floor!? (yes they said she was a pilot but come on!) And don't make me even b ...more
Jacquie Talento
Aaron the dreamy vampire has finally met his match when he meets Sara. Sara can literally bring anyone to their knees and beg for mercy in many ways. Sara has had a very rough life and trusts no one except for Mel, the Queen that she has protected for years and now is protecting Mel from the evil Sherman. Sherman was Mel’s husband and an evil one at that. The connection between Aaron & Sara is just amazing and watching as the characters grow into something more than would ever imagine is int ...more
First of all, I would like to apologise to fellow Goodread reviewers if I go over some points that you have already mentioned - to me it indicates that there are a lot of things in this book that drew reader’s attention for similar reason.
My family often makes fun of me because I have tendency to make lists – I suppose, as I work in R&D, it comes from writing a lot of technical reports, procedures and instructions. So, in my own fashion, here is why this book did not work for me, otherwise
Charlotte Blackwell
Aug 27, 2011 Charlotte Blackwell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone over 18
Shelves: favorites
This is an amazing debut novel for author Kathi Barton. Ms. Barton has done an amazing job of building the sexual tension between the hero(Aaron) and heroine(Sara). I would love to see so much more of Sara's story. Because my first love lies with young adult novels, all I could think while reading this amazing novel was 'I would love the author to do Sara's back story as a YA novel.

Blood, Body and Mind has amazing description and takes the reading into the magic with in the book. I loved readin

Sarah Temple prefers to remain under the radar, working quietly for vampires. hiding what she is from everyone. When she saves the life of Master Vampire Aaron MacManus, she becomes the focus of more people than she really is comfortable about, because she finds it increasingly difficult to hide out, protecting her Queen in the process
from the Queen's own consort.

I'm not sure I really understood this book, but I really didnt take to it at all. this may sound strange, but it seemed the characters
It was a mix of feelings for me on this book.

I liked the story... What I didn't like was that while it prolonged the novel from sex craziness until 70% something (Kindle edition) which was usually ok with me - it ended up all about sex after that point. Eh, I like it a little spread out through the story with its plot intact. So after that point, I was actually disappointed. There were minor grammatical errors but it didn't bother me this time - just the plot seemed to be lost after the characte
Sue Zawisa
I received this as an ARC for an honest review
Sara Temple is a Royal Guard among other things. She wields a very strong magic too. She met Marcus, another Royal Guard , and Melody, Queen of Magick, fifteen years ago and became Melody,s youngest guard at the age of 11. Now, at 26, Sara has been in hiding for 4 years after being accused of killing the Queen and has been sentenced to death. Aaron MacManus is a vampire who has challenged and defeated a cruel vampire to
Sue Davis
Melody,Queen of Molavonta, Magical Castle of her Magick ,and Marcus,her Man at Arms of her royal Guard,he brought her to the human world (where they were trying to find good, capable men for the royal guards ) to see a little girl (9). She saw what Marcus wanted her to see and feel from the
Charlene Bauer
This was one of the best books I have read.

It's the story of a young magical woman who is being hunted by a powerful being while struggling to protect another.

Aaron McManus is a powerful vampire who has just inherited the kiss.

They meet when Sara saves Aaron's life.

The sparks begin to fly.

As their relationship grows, danger surrounds them.

Will they ever find their happy ever after?

Come and read this story. You won't be disappointed.
Mar 30, 2015 Aldii rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2015
Este libro me gusto pero tuve algunos problemas con el,así como algunas cosas geniales. Empecemos por lo que no me gusto tanto.
Creo que la escritura tuvo ciertos fallos. Por ejemplo,por momentos me entreveraba en la historia. Otro problema fue que las algunas cosas sucedían demasiado rápido y no se desarrollaban bien. La relación entre los dos personajes principales tenia mucho potencial que no creo que haya sido utilizado. También,esperaba mas preludio,mas coqueteo que hiciera algo previo a des
I really liked this.

I loved Aaron and Sara and the whole world of the novel.
Vampires and Werewolves and Magic oh, my!

Definitely going to read more of this author.
Absolutely loved this book can't wait to read the rest!
A great introduction to a promising paranormal series.
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Oct 10, 2011 к α у marked it as to-read
Shelves: werewolves
can i just say that i love this cover?
Review to come soon! AWESOME book!!!!!
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I'm really not sure what I think of this novel. I nearly put it to the never to be finished pile. I kept reading hoping it would pick up or develop or just anything. I gave it 2 stars cause it does have potential to become a great story. Rewritten of course.
It has the potential to be fantastic, but it has the feel of a YA and a rushed, unfinished YA book to boot.
We meet Sara as a child meeting the Queen of alternate universe. She offers Sara a job. Next thing its 15-20 years later and she is bac
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Summary: Aaron MacManus, the new master vampire of the realm just wanted to go out and meet some of his subjects and to figure out what needed to be done to set things right.
April and Demetrius Carlovetti own an air service and are the most trusted and well liked vampires in Aaron’s realm. What he didn’t expect when he visited them was betrayal. His own bodyguards try to murder him and blame it on the Carlovetti’s.
Sara Temple was not a vampire. She
This the beginning of an amazing series.

It starts with Melody, queen of Magic who meets sassy, street-smart Sara at 11 with great magic as she has a training session with Mel's guard, Marcus.Sara is invited to Molavonta, kingdom of magic where she trains as a guard for Mel.

Next we meet hot and hunky Aaron Macmanus challenges the master vampire of the realm, Carlos Sanchez - as he abuses those under his care. Aaron and his friend and care taker begins their adventure together once Aaron kills Car
Kathi S Barton is a prolific and very talented writer of both contemporary and sci-fi/fantasy erotic romances. Blood, Body and Mind, the first of the "Aaron's Kiss" series, features a world where magical beings live among humans who are unaware of the creatures' existence.

Queen Melody (Keeper of Magick) leads the beings and protects the world from the followers of dark magic who would destroy it all. Sara Temple was part of the elite warriors who guard Melody. When the queen was betrayed and ba
Brenda Philpot
Aaron and Sara meet during an attempt to kill him. He's a Vampire and she is a Human. Well that is a little calm for what Sara really is but then I can't tell that part or I'd give away the story. Say non the less she saves Aaron's life as well as her friends. Oh did I mention that Aaron's a Vampire. Couldn't put the book down, had to find out if all would turn out as it should. Still a surprising end.
Aug 21, 2015 Talltree marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid
Couldn't get past sample: Too many characters plus no 11yr old girl I know talks like this:

“You’re late, asshole. You said you’d be here an hour ago and now I have a class”

“Who’s the broad?”

The girl snorted. “You can try, old man. I’m not one of your rug rats to be ordered about."

“No. I won’t hurt you. I refuse to play like this so some woman will have sex with you.”

“Blood, Body and Mind” was a good read. Sara is accused of treason for killing Queen Melody; mistress of light and keeper of magic. Sara has powers most are unaware of, especially the family she works for; a family she saved from being killed by vampires. Aaron’s life was hanging in the balance; Sara agreed to save his life and in exchange he had to take a life. The high council wanted Sara dead for killing the Queen but no one wants her dead as much as Melody’s mate Sherman. Sherman has other p ...more
I didn't enjoy this book much at all. I was fooled by the positive reviews and disappointed in what I got. I didn't like the protagonists and the story just seemed to jump around all over the place in a way that made no sense to me. What was absolutely appalling was the twisted history in this story whenever the author made mention of the 1400 year old vampire's past. Like the memory of his pre-vampire childhood in the 600's, receiving an orange in his Christmas stocking--odd since oranges were ...more
Jamie Campbell
once I started it, I couldn't put it down, so can't wait to get started on the second book in the series
Paula Genereau
Sara goes to work one day & vampires come to kidnap her boss & his pregnant wife but she trades her life for theirs. She finds out she's a mate to Aaron the main vampire... Neither one is happy about it
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Kathi Barton, author of the bestselling series Force of Nature, lives in Nashport, Ohio with her husband Paul. In addition to writing full time Kathi likes to spend time with her eight grandkids, three children and three children-in-laws. She writes to relax and have fun.
Her muse, a cross between Jimmy Stewart and Hugh Jackman brings them to life for her readers in a way that has them coming back
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