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Forbidden Blood (Vampire Venator #1)

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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  298 ratings  ·  41 reviews
In a dark world where vampires exist and where Source Blood, a rare human blood type, can bestow godlike powers upon them, the vampire Venators of the Sovereignty fight to protect the humans by banishing those who drink it to the endless dark.

Exiled from his family and with only his duty to sustain him, Kearn has been on the trail of an elusive Source Blood abuser for thre
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Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published June 10th 2011 by Dark Rose Publishing (first published April 27th 2011)
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Original Review Posted at Rabid Reads: http://www.rabidreads.com/2011/06/arc-review-forbidden-blood-by-felicity.html

Hopeless romantics will love Felicity Heaton's new book, Forbidden Blood. The story is fast-paced and imaginative, her writing flows ever so smoothly but it's the tale of impossible love that really seals the deal. It's sappy and improbable yet I couldn't help but eat it up. I am a girl after all and when I'm not reading novels full of wolfish gore; I love a good love story just as
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jD
Ms. Heaton did a spectacular job with this launch. Everything worked. The romance was smoking hot. Kearn (Hero) and Amber (Heroine) were very well matched. Amber did a couple of dumb things but she is not 'too stupid to live' by any means. Kearn has everything! Sexy, rich, powerful, emotionally vunderable, and mysterious.

The vamp mythology was well done. Ms. Heaton gave us a new spin on the origins of the vamps as well as a complex society. The story focus is Kearn and Amber so we see nothing be
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Talina Perkins
Sep 21, 2011 Talina Perkins rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal romance readers
Recommended to Talina by: http://www.felicityheaton.co.uk/ebooks.php?title=Forbidden%20Blood
Shelves: must-recommend
(4.75 star review that received TOP PICK from NIGHT OWL REVIEWS)
PLOT:
Forbidden Blood is a gripping, dark and sexy ride!
From the first sentence to the last I felt so intertwined with the characters and the story that I had to read it in one sitting - unable to break away. The entire story took me through every emotion there is and I loved it. Betrayal and revenge tainted the very bonds holding together the society of Vampire Nobles and the lesser Nobles. Humans nothing more than pests to their u
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April
I could hardly finish this one. This is one of those that repeats the "inner turmoil" dialog every few paragraphs. As if you've forgotten since the page before. I got so tired of the repetition I ended up skipping more pages than I actually read. Authors need to understand that readers don't forget what they just read a page earlier, and that the repetition diminishes the impact of the point being repeated. Also, most of the book was written with the characters speculating on what the other is t ...more
texxie-prufreads.blogspot.com
My rating: 4.5 stars out of 5



"Your belief in me...it will not save you. I am a slave to my instincts...you make me a beast and I cannot fight it. I want you."

~Kearn Savernake





I can't seem to stop smiling. Forbidden Blood is one of those rare books that not only draws the reader in immediately, but also manages to keep you there, loving every minute of it. This is a lengthy novel but never slowed down, never grew stale. Even when I figured out the "villian", I remained very invested in the story r
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Stacy
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A great book for any Paranormal Romance fan. I really enjoyed the characters and their development throughout FORBIDDEN BLOOD. I took to them right away and had no problems tapping into the emotions that they felt. Kearn starts off pretty cold with Amber and slowly thaws out to become a great protector and partner. I felt that Kearn and Amber's relationship progressed at a great rate and they complemented eachother really well. The sex scenes b
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Evelyn Amaro
Aug 02, 2011 Evelyn Amaro rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance Lovers
Read my full review at Paromantasy

This book is filled with romance, danger, action, and mystery that will will leave your heart pounding, your blood boiling, your head reeling and a shocker ending that will leave you gasping for more of the series.

Amber was leading a normal life under the radar never knowing that she possessed a trait that makes her very valuable to the vampires around her. She is a Source Blood, blood that gives incredible powers to vampires making them nearly invincible. Her l
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 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~
I cannot lie.
I struggled with this book. For majority of the story this was me...
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Just when you think life is about to be breathed into this story it misses it's mark considerably. And the writing style? When the author switches scenes is very confusing. You're reading a sentence and then with the very next line, you're in a different scene. That irks me to no end when I am reading a story & it happens several times in this book. So that knocks me out of the flow of this story as well.

Also t
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Danielle
What an awesome book. The author has done a great job putting these two characters together at just the right pace. Your not going to be bombarded by details in the first chapter. We learn more about the vampire world as the heroine learns. Making the world building easy to read.
Amber has a rare blood type that is a drug that's forbidden in the vampire world. She has everyone after her and Kearn is the only one that can protect her. In the beginning she is just bait to him. A way to find a forb
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Tanya
This was a fantastic e-read I bought. The excerpt sounded good and it was a great price so I thought I'd give it a read. I did not expect it to be so good though. I was wrong. This was an awesome read. Great characters, romance and a plot twist that completely caught me unaware. I hated to stop reading...I've been so busy this week and found myself thinking about the story line while I was not reading and when the next time would be when I could read some more. Between my husband and son it's im ...more
Shah Wharton
This was, for me, not a great book. But in the authors defense, most of my loathing came form the sickly sweet and over the top romance. Something I realise all romance books are read for. IT was not a pleasure to read it and it has put me off reading anything romance for a while.

So much so I'm indulging in horror for a while. I need the stimulation after this bland affair.

If you love slushy romance you'll love it. If not AVOID!
Emalie
Sep 08, 2014 Emalie rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: maybe Felicity Heaton fans, but only maybe, depends on what you like
Normally I like the books written by Felicity Heaton, but Forbidden Blood was just boring.
The beginning was kinda okay, the middle was only made up of sex scence and I couldn't care less about the ending.
Besides it was really obvious who the bad guy was (view spoiler).
And i won't even talk about the repetitions. I can remember what happened three pages ago, you don't have to repeat it for me!
I stopped reading at 87% and normally I w
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Kyra Dunst
I loved the diversity of the vampires in this story. There are many layers to the vampire society, and even differences in the types of blood from humans. As the title suggests, Amber has forbidden blood, a type of blood that has some special qualities to it that act like both a drug and a power boost. Kearn is an exiled vampire, sort of like and enforcer, and one of the upper echelon of vampires who see humans as far beneath them. When the two meet, though, the attraction between them is more t ...more
Katrina
ANother fab story from Felicity ! will post review soon
Maria
I love paranormal romance books and, of course, “Forbidden Blood” by Felicity Heaton is not an exception! Both romance and adventure in this genre are the keys for a great read. When the characters are also great, then you have what you need in a book!

The story is about Amber and Kearn. Amber’s life change when she learns that her blood is special for vampires and the same time Kearn comes to her life. He wants to save her and keep her safe from the evil vampires but from himself too. The story
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Shannon
This book was smokin' HOT! The storyline was great, a totally new look at vampires. They crave human blood but are not allowed (legally) to hunt them. Any blood from a human must be consensual. Some humans have a rare gene that makes their blood Source Blood - so powerful that if a highborn vampire used it, he would become godlike in power.

There is a special caste of vampires that hunt down and put down vampires who drink forbidden human blood. They are governed by a council of beings that depic
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Shirley
Honestly, Felicity Heaton isn’t the only author that I have been reading lately. Really! I just got swept up in her books, thanks to her generous freebies in the beginning of the month of April. Once I started one, I just had to pick up another. At first it was because of the quick novella reads, but then it was because of stories that she wove. Let’s just say that I am now an official Felicity Heaton fan.

As promised, Forbidden Blood was a dark, intense read. Kearn wasn’t just any vampire. He wa
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Lynn Worton
Kearn is a Venator, a vampire who guards humans against those of his kind who desire Source Blood. Source Blood is very rare human blood type and acts like a drug if drunk by vampires. Whilst tracking down an elusive Source Blood abuser, he rescues a human woman from a vampire attack. Amber is a Source Blood and the perfect bait for Kearn to draw out his foe. But as they race to catch the vampire and survive the cruel games he plays, Amber is pulled deeper into Kearn's world. Can Kearn catch the ...more
Kim
~ First Reviewed 2011 ~

Kearn is a vampire from one of the highest ranking Noble families, respected by all, until he is forced into the position of Venator and his family cast him out for reasons beyond his control. Alone he hunts and sentences the vampires who break the Sovereignty's rules and drink Source Blood. While hunting 'the man', a vampire he has been in pursuit of for the past three years, he meets Amber - one of the sweetest Source Bloods he has ever met. With the intention of using h
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Kelly
It took a bit for me to fall into this world, but once I did, I fell hard and I liked it. Kearn has been given a duty that should have been a blessing and instead, because of the circumstances that led to him being chosen over his brother, he hates it and has isolated himself from everything he used to hold dear. Since this duty comes with physical changes (hair and eye color that make him stand out from other vampires and a tattoo to help him channel his power), it's something he has to face ev ...more
Tracy
I loved Forbidden Blood. Felicity Heaton writes a killer vampire romance!!!

This book was filled with twists & turns, suspense, secrets, lies and treachery.
This was countered by wonderful main characters, lots of romance, love & passion.

My heart ached for Kearn for most of the book - he had a tragic history, the things he had to endure throughout the book were awful & how he viewed himself was so sad!!
Amber was a great heroine - loving, accepting and understanding - just what Kearn n
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Tami
I am a big fan and follower of Felicity Heaton’s. I realized I had not read this book. Once I started my journey with Kearn and Amber I could not stop reading. There were so many twists to their story. I was a nervous wreck! It is not your “usual” vampire story. There is romance, sexiness, betrayal, and past secrets that haunt Kearn but the plot took me by surprise. Amber is human and is “source” blood which is addicting and illegal to consume. Kearn’s duty as a Vanator enforcer is to keep Amber ...more
Ann
I thought this was an awesome read...but lacked five stars because the writing was a little stilted and the editing needed some work
Delta
Aug 23, 2014 Delta marked it as to-read
Recommended to Delta by: eReaderIQ.com
Priscilla
This book was off the charts! It had everything one could want lots of action, edge of your seat suspense, and, of course, romance with a smattering of sex scenes. The storyline is well thought out and grips you with the twists and turns presented. I could not wait to find out exactly who was behind the mask, even though I had an inkling! I got this for free back in April when Ms. Heaton was giving away e-books. Now I cannot wait to read more from her! I would definitely recommend this to anyone ...more
Skye Louise
OMG loved this book!!! such a good book, definately a recommended read! i loved the storyline of this book, the battle of Kearn's addiction to Amber's 'Forbidden Blood', and the incredible twist at the end!?! omg lol this book is definately worth reading just for the unexpected twist at the end. had my inklings but still blew me away to have it confirmed!
Danielle
quite good i guessed who the bad gus was because its not hard there were two guys with the villain at the begginning and who has to friends who are known for being bad and then it tells you about the rival between the brothers and how one hated the other kinda guessed. but it was so sweet when his mother adopted amber as her daughter
Georgeanna

This review is from: Forbidden Blood (Vampire Venators Romance Series) (Kindle Edition)
I've finished the first 4 chapters because the author has been releasing them for free on her website. I'm loving this story! As soon as I saw that I could purchase the entire book, I jumped on it, and would have paid more!!!

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Timeforme
I'm rating this at 1.5. What an overload of angst and such an obvious villain, I had him spotted from the first scene.
Zoe
Writing just does not get any better then this. What more can I say. I recomend to anyone who likes this genre.
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