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Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two Vampire coalitions:
Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors….


He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of
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Mass Market Paperback, 379 pages
Published February 21st 2012 by HQN Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
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I really love how easy it is to slip into Laurie London’s writing. Her Sweetblood series is easy to pick up in the middle of the series. I’ve read all of her other books, but I don’t feel anyone would feel lost at all by reading them as stand-alones. That includes this one, Tempted by Blood.

In Tempted by Blood, we read about Jackson, the agent who thinks he’s on the edge of reverting. That means he thinks he’s getting closer and closer to becoming what the
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Hbeebti
Ugh I hate when I write a review and it doesn't go through. I cant remember what I wrote last time so here we go again..

Goodreads First reads winner!

Third book in this series and I think its the best one so far. Alfonso will always have a special place but Jackson is my new favorite. Jackson in the previous books has been the sweet, lovable, loyal and just a goof. But in this book you see him struggling with himself. He thinks he is reverting. Poor guy is getting messed up in the head over it.
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Maria
“Tempted by Blood” by Laurie London is the third book in the Sweetblood series and I have to say that I enjoyed it very much! The author has create a very unique and interesting vampire world and in combination with the great characters, the result is great. I love her writing style, because it makes the book very easy to read and the story is fast-paced so the reader never gets bored!

In this story, we learn about Jackson a vampire agent and Arianna a human blogger. Jackson believes that he soon
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All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

What I love about the worldbuilding in Laurie London’s Sweetblood series is how accessible it is. It doesn’t matter which book you start this series with, you’ll be able to jump right in. And yet accessible doesn’t mean ordinary. The vampire mythology is classic with a fresh and modern twist: human blood is like a drug to vampires. Some are more commonplace and less addictive than others. The most rare and highly sought after are called Sweet Bloods. Th
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Lori {Romancing the Dark Side}
It's impossible not to love these dark and sexy Guardian vampires!

In a world with feral vampires called Darkbloods who prey on humans (nicknamed Sweetbloods) there exists a league of Guardian vampires whose mission is to protect the innocent. Jackson Foss is one of those guardians but his dark urges have him walking a dangerous line that if crossed would change his life forever. When he rescues two young women from a Darkblood attack, his struggle with his personal demons and blood lust becomes
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Claudia
I received this book earlier in the month after the author asked for reviewers. I responded and within a couple of days received the book in the mail. I wondered if I would be lost since this is the 3rd book in the series but another friend said that it could stand alone, so I began reading without worrying about what may have happened prior to this book.

I'm a vampire lover, so I'm a sucker (no pun intended) for any book that has such a great vampire cover and whose blurb foretells a troubled h
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Esra
Gerçekten böylemi bitecekti ?

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Başları inanılmaz sıkıcı itiraf etmeliyim ama kitap sonraları açılıyor. hikaye yine klasik , kız ve oğlan - kız gıcık ama akıllı ,bağlı,güveniir -erkek ben canavarlaşıyorum diye sevdiklerini kendinden uzaklaştırmaya çalışır. kız erkeği yola getirir ama herşey sütlimanken kız kötüadamlarca kaçırılır, erkek kızı kurtarır. aşık olurlar , ve mutlu son.
kitabın tek katlanılır kişisi don ve jackson'dı. mitch'de feci değil. alfonsoda dünyay tatlısı babacık :D
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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
I really loved Jackson's story, he was just as sexy and intriguing as I imagined from previous books. I'm very happy with the way his story went and can't wait for more Sweetbloods!

You can check out Lexy's 3.5 Star review of Tempted by Blood at Reading Between the Wines
Theresa
I loved it. This is filled with fascinating new Sweetblood vampire details, plus more explanation of the previous ones and past relationships.

Arianna Wells is a human who works for Xtark as graphics designer. She also runs a blog named Paramormalish which is against Xtark’s rules. Her sister, Krystal (with a K) was one of the sweet bloods who was rescued in the raid on the Night of Wilding party in ‘Embraced by Blood’.

Jackson Foss is a Guardian with an almost out-of-control energy/sex problem
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Amanda
AGAIN!!! I did it again. I started a series on the third book. I don't know why or how I manage to do this so often...I guess I like 3. Let's get to my thoughts For beginning with the third book, it was not confusing. I really do love when authors write a series with books that can be independent of each other.
Jackson Foss is a Guardian, sworn to protect the humans that the Dark Blood would drain of every last drop. He is a tortured, chiseled, handsome, male who is on edge of turning bad - my f
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Alexia Chantel
3.5 Stars

You may take a look at Jackson and see an incredibly alluring man very adept at womanizing. From his multicolored hair to piercings everything about him screams bad boy, the kind you have fun with once but not the kind you keep.

It takes a talented author to transform a character that has been portrayed as a hard core player who parties too much into an honorable one-girl kind of man. But London did that and more with Jackson.

From the moment Jackson meets Ariana you feel for him. You can
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VampireNovelFan
A Good Read

Tempted by Blood is book 3 in Laurie London's Sweetblood series. The war continues between Guardians, the evolved race of vampires who choose to protect humans, and Darkbloods, the more primitive vampires who want to maintain their heritage and culture, remaining at the top of the food chain. The focus of this book is on one special Guardian, Jackson. He takes pride in his work and finds himself protecting a teen girl who is the Darkblood's target. She is in the custody of her cousin
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PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
4.5stars! Oh So Tantalizing! One of my favorites of the series.

Sweet Blood guardian Jackson meets blogger Arianna Welles while saving her niece from the Dark Bloods who have special plans for her. In the third full length novel of this exciting series we get another great entry and Jacks is definitely ready for his star turn. Fans of the series get glimpses of familiar faces and those new to the series will be able to follow along without getting lost.

Jacks and Arianna are great together as he
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Mandi Schreiner
Arianna Wells works for a software company by day, but at night she devotes her time to her blog, Paranormalish. When her mother was kidnapped when Arianna was 5, she quickly learned that no one believed her when she said shadows, not a real person, took her mother away. Since then, she has devoted her life to researching the paranormal or odd situations that people can't explain. One night when Arianna is out picking up her cousin, two men come out of the shadows and attempt to kidnap her cousi ...more
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Let me start by saying that this is my favorite story so far from the Sweetblood series. Its hero is Jackson, the hot man-whore vamp who played a support role as one of the Guardians in earlier stories. Known best for his sexual conquests and devil-may-care attitude, you'd never know there is more to him than meets the eye. But there is.

Jackson fears he is on the edge of reverting to the dangerous and violent ways of his ancestors. He needs to feed on blood and energy in staggering amounts and h
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Cindy
When Arianna Wells was a small child she saw shadows turn into two men who took her Mom away from their home, leaving Arianna an orphan. Being such a small child no one believed her story of the shadow men. Now Arianna is grown and is out one evening picking up her young cousin, when the foggy shadows turn into men trying to kidnap her cousin, she screams her head off and takes pictures trying to get a shot of their licence plate. What she does catch on film is a Vampire warrior taking down the ...more
Jeanne
L'héroïne, Arianna Wells, travaille dans une compagnie de jeux vidéos, mais tient secrètement un blog assez populaire recensant les phénomènes paranormaux de la région. Elle vient aussi de récupérer la garde de sa cousine adolescente, Krystal, pendant que sa tante est en cure de désintoxication. Or, un soir, alors qu'elle vient la chercher chez une amie, Krystal se fait enlever par deux hommes sortis de l'ombre… Heureusement, Jackson Foss est là pour la sauver.

Jackson est un vampire qui travaill
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Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

Laurie London has built-up her reputation as a red hot vampire fiction writer with her Sweetblood series and Tempted by Blood is the hottest book yet! Even though it’s been months since I finished reading Embraced by Blood; once I dove in to this third installment it felt like no time had passed at all. Even though the overall premise of this series is hard to forget, Laurie does a great job of bringing the details to the forefront and then expanding upon them even furthe
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Danielle
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

I really enjoyed this book. Jackson was such a delightful surprise. I honestly wasn't sure what to expect from him going into Tempted By Blood. In the previous books he was portrayed pretty much as a man-whore who didn't have seem to have a care in the world. That was definitely not the case. Yes he's charming, funny and a man-whore but it's all a front. Jackson believes he is reverting which is a big no no, especially if you are a guardian. S
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Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Tempted by Blood, the third book in Laurie London's Sweetblood series, is Jackson Foss's story. Jackson, a Guardian for the Seattle Field office is known to be quite the ladies man. His reputation was well earned and he used it to his advantage. If people thought he was constantly getting busy then they wouldn't guess that he was actually using that 1 - on - 1 time to get the extra energies and blood that his body needed. He was afraid that he was reverting to the old ways and hated it.

Arianna W
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Jess
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: 3.5/5

Jackson is on the verge of reverting. He’s on the downward spiral of blood lust and needs high amounts of energy from humans to survive and he needs all this frequently. Being a Guardian and reverting means very simply - execution. Jackson is estranged from his parents and he blames himself for his little sister’s death. As a result, he lives like he has nothing to lose. He’s a risk taker and takes chances with his work by throwing himse
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Lindsey ( United By Books Reviews)
This is the third installment in the “Sweetblood” series. We delve more into Guardian Jackson Foss, known as the funny man-whore of the group. He has put a lot of effort into letting people think he is a man whore to cover up the fact that his energy and blood consuming is getting more persistent. Jackson was checking in on the Sweetbloods that he watches over when he runs into Arianna. Arianna's cousin, Krystal, is a sweetblood he saved a few months before. Krystal reminds him of his sister, so ...more
Joelle
Tempted by Blood (Sweetblood #3)
by Laurie London
5 stars

Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, the battle for supremacy rages on between two Vampire coalitions:Guardian enforcers sworn to protect humanity, and Darkbloods, rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors….He might be known for his effortless charm, but Guardian Jackson Foss is hiding a terrible secret. For months, he has battled the emergence of his dark nature—deadly urges that threaten to consume him. And those craving
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Meaghan
I have been looking forward to this book since the first time we met Jackson! He really stood out for me in past novels and I relished the opportunity to be in his head. He is currently struggling with life because he fears her is reverting to the violent ways of his ancestors. He tries to play off his fear by letting others think he is a player, but really he is just getting energies from the women he meets and not much else. He battles control every day and worries that he is on the brink of ...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

Review also posted at link: Under The Covers Book Blog


Laurie London delivered another great installment of the Sweet Blood Series. Ms. London’s world of the Vampire Guardians vs. the Dark Bloods continues and this book is no different from the rest, outright addictive.

Jackson Foss has been one of my most anticipated characters. From the first time I met him in Book 1, Bonded by Blood, I knew there was more to him then just a plain brute. I remember him specifically when he helped Dom set up som
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Sandra
ARC recieved from Harlequin HQN on NetGalley

This series is consistent for me. A typical but enjoyable paranormal romance, there are some variations of vampire lore that make this series unique such as the sweetbloods and the ancient abilities that are cropping up in our heroes. It is a little cheesy at times for me but that sort of comes with the territory. I do have to say I teared up at the end when they were talking about her mom.

I'm glad this book finally addressed the issue of saving a swee
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Lizzielvr
I was pleasantly surprised by Jackson’s story. Jackson is the funny playboy of the Guardian group. We see some of his playful/jovial side, but we mostly get into his head and see why he is such a playboy. I didn’t expect him to be so vulnerable and insecure. This was not a bad thing, it made me sympathize with him and what he had been through in his life. The romance between Jackson and Arianna was very sweet and believable. I loved Arianna, she was a strong and understanding woman, but definite ...more
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
I love the Sweetblood series by Laurie London, and I have been waiting for London to tell Jackson Foss’ story from when he stole my heart in the first book, Bonded by Blood. Laurie London, who is a fantastic writer, answered all the mystery around Jackson. I always knew Jackson was really a sweetheart of a guy, even if he was the no commitment, playboy type. It just took the right woman, who wouldn't put up with Jackson's bad boy ways.

Arianna Wells is haunted by her mother's death. When she was
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Danielle
I love the Sweetblood series by Laurie London. From the very first book the series tends to suck you into a world that can be a tad dark, but there is light at the end of the tunnel for each and every character. I was super excited to find out this book was about bad boy Jackson, who I absolutely loved from the moment he was introduced in the first book. The way that Laurie made Jackson so mysterious was of pure genius. Even though he is portrayed as the playboy type you can tell that there is s ...more
Kimba
In this installment we learn about Guardian Jackson Foss. Known as a playboy by the team, we learn he is hiding a terrible secret. He has been having intense cravings from his dark side and he worries that he will lose control. These cravings only intensify when he meets spunky, Adrianna Wells. Jackson needs to protect her and her cousin from the Darkbloods. I loved Jackson, despite presenting as a player, he really has a heart of gold and deep seeded fears and feelings that torment him. Arianna ...more
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Sweetblood (6 books)
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  • Hidden by Blood (Sweetblood, #1.5)
  • Embraced by Blood (Sweetblood, #2)
  • A Vampire for Christmas (Includes: Sweetblood, #2.5)
  • Seduced by Blood (Sweetblood, #4)
Bonded by Blood (Sweetblood, #1) Embraced by Blood (Sweetblood, #2) Hidden by Blood (Sweetblood, #1.5) A Vampire for Christmas (Includes: Sweetblood, #2.5) Seduced by Blood (Sweetblood, #4)

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