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Blood of Anteros (The Vampire Agápe #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  1,088 ratings  ·  123 reviews
"I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained."

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Published September 21st 2011 by Georgia Cates
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Krisi Keley
Although I don’t think it would be fair for me to give a rated review of this book for the significant reason stated below, I don’t think it’s unfair to let readers know that I certainly can’t call it a fresh or original take on vampires either, as some reviewers have, and this is why:

This (September 2011 published) story of a conflicted and self-despising French (in this case French-American, since born in New Orleans) vampire who has difficulty achieving his “second death” (what at least one a
Blood by Anteros, by Georgia Cates really surprised me! With Blood by Anteros, the Vampires, the characters and story felt more realistic, it's not far fetched from reality where you have super mutan vampires flying around.
What I really loved about the book was that it was from a male POV. This gives the book a completely different feel to the story because Curry's story is so compelling and sad that you feel his pain and anguish! Without giving too much away, Curry is a Vampire turned in the la
Quinn Loftis
I have to say that I think Ms. Cates has really done a great job at giving the vampire genre' a new angle. This book was good in that you got some intersting history behind the vampires plus a sweet romance. I loved Chancey, she was so great for Curry. She had just enough attitude to bring him out of his shell, but she wasn't over the top. Really, really great book. Don't miss this one!
Cocktails and Books
This was an interesting twist on a vampire tale. Vampires who have a God chosen soul mate who will return that vampire's humanity while being the vampires biggest weakness. An awesome premise and to have this story introduced by a vampire who hates what he is was a perfect start to the Vampire Agape series.

Curry Brennan was turned against his will by a sadistic woman who wanted nothing more than to own him. Own him she did for 139 years until one fateful eclipse released Curry from their bond. C
I read this book based on a rec from a Goodreads reader... glad I did.Ü I am really enjoying these indie authors and their creative ideas on paranormal romance. Blood of Anteros was an enjoyable read. I wasn't so sure about it the first few chapters in, but then all of a sudden there was a spark of energy in the writing and I couldn't put it down. I loved reading the story from Curry's POV-we usually get the "human" perspective and I loved having the perspective of the vampire himself. Near the ...more
Blood of Anteros is was wonderfully different take on vampires. The novel is told from vampire, Curry's point-of-view. He is created against his will by an evil vampire, Marsala, and basically kept as her slave. In 1989, during an eclipse, he decides to end his life and walk into the sun, effectively committing himself to the "Second Death." Upon the exposure of the sun he feels his life change and instead of burning to death as vampires tend to do when standing in sunlight, he feels his bond br ...more
This is the first book in a series that I will not be continuing because I couldn't even get through the first half.

There. I said it and yes, you read correctly. I am writing a review for a book that was, in my opinion, so terrible that I will never find out how Curry eludes his maker Marsala. I won't ever find out how the doomed romance between him and Chansey resolves. I'll never get a chance to figure out what being an Agape really means to any of them.

And what's worse? I don't care to. For t
Jul 20, 2012 KC marked it as owned-unread
Frightfully familiar to On the Soul of a Vampire...
LOVE the cover of this! It's BEAUUUTIFUL!
Jan 01, 2012 Molly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: BewitchingBooks Blog Tours
Georgia Cates has got great talent! She took a wonderful plot line and splashed it with great characters, to throw her readers an impressive start to a great new series!

The premise of Curry, an over 150 year old Vampire, being angry at who he is....well, that's just really cool. I've read some really good vampires and none have had this premise. Curry is controlled by Marsala, a deceitful, evil Vampiress who made Curry into the black hearted Vampire he was. But, on one fateful night, during an
Stephanie Ward
'Blood of Anteros' is a young adult paranormal romance that centers around a vampire and the love he shares with a (somewhat) human girl. Although the concept of a vampire falling in love with a human isn't new in fiction, I thought that the inclusion of the Anteros myth made the plot stand out from the other books in the genre. I found the mythology surrounding Anteros and the Agape to be really interesting and I think it adds a lot of depth to the story.

The plot was sort of predictable, but wa
Amy (Books, College, and Other Random Things)
Curry Brennan’s maker, Marsala, vies for his attention and love, but he has long since despised her and what she’s made him. They’re currently in Mexico to see the historical eclipse, but all Curry wants to do is escape and decides to do so. Marsala hopes that the eclipse will enable her to be able to have children and get Curry to love her again.

Instead, the eclipse somehow releases him from the invisible forces that keep Curry by his side, so he escapes and hitches a ride to the States with S
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Curry Brennan intended to end his cursed life and escape the enslavement of the cruel vampiress who brought the forced change upon him over 150 years ago. Instead of death though, Curry has found favor with an ancient God and has been granted an Agápe. A woman created to love him without hesitation and judgement. Chansey LeClaire feels the pull towards her grandparents new boarder and he seems too good to be true, but can she afford to become involved with someone when she’s being stalked by a m ...more
Laura Hartley
I was really surprised by the opening passages of this novel. The cover is just so fantastically beautiful that I had in my mind a form that I thought this book would take, but I was completely wrong. The beginning of this novel is so intriguing and right from the onset the author is setting you up for something big to happen later in the novel. The first chapter was just so mysterious, I couldn't stop reading and the writing of this book is absolutely mesmerising.

I never really understood it w
Donna (BLHmistress)
As many know I am a huge lover of vampires and I am always looking for new author's to read, I signed up to give this book a try.

Curry is very angry and eager to part from his maker, he hates her and everything about the vampire world, til one day he steps out intending to end his miserable exsistance. Then unexpectedly his bond is broken and he runs away back to his home that he lived in 161 years ago.

Where he meets a woman he is drawn to for the first time in vampire life, Chansey, the grandd
My thoughts:
Completely enjoyed this story! The story is original, the characters are fantastic, the plot is clever and intriguing. It is well paced and well written.

I was thrilled with the fact that Georgia Cates brings us into the story at what should have been the end. We begin the story with Curry planning to end his life, but what happens is incredible - in the moment when his life should end, it begins anew.
Curry is a wonderful character, creatively constructed with a great personality an
Annette M Guerriero Nishimoto
Today's review is on Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates

Sometimes the best things come in the smallest; or in this case, inexpensive packages. The for small cost of just $.99, the Blood of Anteros takes the reader on a fantastic journey.

Curry Brennan was turned into a vampire against his will over 160 years ago. The woman/vampire responsible; Marsala, turned him, claimed him, and as far as he is concerned took everything away from him. When she decides to take him and the two other vampires she cl
Let me begin by saying I am a huge Georgia Cates fan. I absolutely fell in love with her contemporary romance, Going Under, and decided to read Blood of Anteros, her paranormal romance, and true to form, Georgia did not disappoint in delivering an outstanding story. Curry Brennan is a vampire, and he is not very happy about it. Taken and turned against his will, he has been held captive by his evil sire Marsla for over 100 years. After years of bondage a supernatural event takes place that frees ...more
Apr 03, 2012 Bethaney rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who likes vampire books
I loved that this book was a vampire story told from a males perspective! It's nice to know some men think like this and can feel this kind of emotion. The characters were strong, like-able, and relatable (for the most part, since no one is a vampire). The story was intriguing (but so short!) and refreshing from all the other YA paranormal vampire books I've read so far. The love between the two seemed real and their interactions with each other, falling in love, was adorable. The love was forme ...more
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I hadthis book on my to-read list since I read Georgia Cate's Going Under. I thought the book sounded interesting and it was not going to be the typical vampire meets human girl story.

Curry Brennan was held captive by his maker, Marsala, for over 130 years. Then on the night of the Eclipse he was ready to meet the "True Death" but instead was released through a strange event (you have to read it to believe it). During his escape he was helped by another va

"I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained."

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events re
From the moment of his creation, Curry Brennan has detested the fact that he was made into a vampire. A fact his maker, Marsala, has never cared to acknowledge. Spending every waking moment trying to devise his own demise, he knows it's only a matter of time before he succeeds in achieving that very goal.

Drawn to Mexico to experience the coming eclipse, he decides it's the perfect moment in which to release himself from Marsala's hold. Stepping into the light, he awaits a blissful death, never k
Let me just say for starters...this was wonderful. Honestly, at first I did not what to except. What I instantly did like was Curry, and his words, and then I realize that this story is all from his POV and that was interesting at first, and I really l came to like it; what it's like to be an old Vampire (oh yeah he's a vampire!) and his newfound feelings for someone else, a human in fact, a young woman named Chansey. This was a wonderful well put story. To me, I felt like there were really no c ...more
This is def one of the best vampire romance books I've read in a LONG time. There's too many of them out there and most of them are just repetitive knock offs.

I love the complex relationship between Curry and Chansey. They don't just meet and fall in love like it's the easiest thing in the world. There's lots of drama that has you going up and down, which I really dig. At times, I really wanted to choke Curry, but in the end, I love him and I want him for myself.

And how did the author come up w
Gloria Green
So Hootie read this one before me but of course I have an opinion. It may not be a colorful as hers though ;) I just had to agree with her on how fabulous this book is (although I did not skip any needed trips to the potty).

I love that this is another take on the traditional Vampire tale. With the added details that include greek gods and other mythology I was captured by the story immediately.The lead character Curry is a thief because he will steal your heart. And his beloved Chansey is sass
Kimber Shook
This was my second book that I read by Georgia Cates. I absolutely loved Going Under, which was not her first book but rather her second. I couldn’t wait to dive into Blood of Anteros. It is just my kind of genre.

It did not disappoint in any way. The fact that Curry is a vampire and Chansey was born as an Agape is just an unique idea. I love how the story plays out. Curry’s love for Chansey has an undeniable hold over him that he can’t let Chansey go when he knows it’s for the best.

Thankfully fo
Darcus Murray
The Blood of Anteros was nothing like I though it was going to be. The book was really great and I enjoyed it immensely. I finished it as soon as I could and read every chance that I got.

A lot of vampire books seem to have the same storylines and even though this one still had elements we have read before, they were done in a really different way and were very well written and though out. There's a mystical quality to it that I have never seen before.

I didn't realize that I was so close the end
The synopsis and the beautiful cover of Blood of Anteros captivated me and I had to know more about it. The overview hints that Chansey is "something different" than human. I totally expected something like fairy or werewolf, but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome because I didn't see that coming!!! I loved the twists and turns and ups and down. Nothing less than 5 stars will do for this book. I can't wait for the 2nd book to be released. Does anyone know when it's co ...more
Tiffany Daniels
The second book I have read by Georgia and I have to say I absolutely fell in love with Curry and Chansey!!! Its a fresh look at vampires to me. I always love a well written vampire tale. To me personally this was a great book. I didn't want to put it down and of course only took me a day or so to read, but only because of work. Otherwise I would have had it read in less than a day! This is not your average love story that ends with a HEA. I can't wait to read the rest in this series. Its hard t ...more
Holy Smokes! Why did I wait so long to read this book!?!?? This book was amazing, nothing and I mean nothing what I expected. The story captivates you and takes you on a journey that you just don't want to end. I simply love the writing style and the history back round given bring you to the present. Without giving away the story my suggestion is for all to read this book and experience for yourself this wonderfully written book!
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“I’ll be waiting for you right here, inside my heart, always.” - Chansey from Blood of Anteros” 14 likes
“There would be many that would take back the experience of falling in love if it meant also carrying the pain associated with losing them, but I couldn’t agree less. To feel the pain of loss is to know you once had something worth losing and I would always carry the memory of how the world was once right, when I laid on a couch, holding the woman I loved in my arms while she slept.” 5 likes
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