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Bleed For Me (Loved By Gods #1)

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The Greek gods are alive and well. But, unfortunately for the gods, the humans have all but forgotten their glorious existence…and this fact really pisses off the all-powerful, immortal beings.

Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, takes one look at the mysterious Terese Lafitte and knows that he wants her. Even in this modern century, a god takes what he wants. But Terese isn
Kindle Edition, 76 pages
Published August 5th 2012
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Blacky *Romance Addict*

Nice hot shortie. Can't wait to read about the other gods!!

Ares and Poseidon, yeah!!!!!
A wonderful mix of two of my favorite topics; Greek mythology and vampires. Add in some insanely hot love scenes, and you have a recipe for an awesome novella.

The Sun god Apollo falls hard for a newly turned vampire. The chemistry is smoking hot, and the danger element involving the vampire who 'turned' Therese works well. I am amazed at just how much Eden was was able to pack into this short story. And while I would have preferred this to be a full length novel, the story didn't feel unfinishe
Shari Kay
Jun 25, 2016 Shari Kay rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr-uf
This one was way too short. So short, it felt more like a straight up erotica than even a novella. They were having sex within a few pages. obsessed a few more beyond that. Just not enough time for any character or story development.

I would definitely read this author again as I've like her in the past. I won't be finishing this particular series though.
2.5 stars = okay to pretty good - Apollo is hanging out at Hades, his brother's bar looking for some female company to break up the eternal boredom when he spies the dark haired beauty. Apollo likes a challenge and when Terese - a vamp newbie looking for her first meal - turns him down the chase is on. Terese wants a man that she can control and she can tell that the golden hunk is more than a match for her untested vamp powers, but he's very persuasive and a girl's gotta eat...

I liked the idea
Laura the Highland Hussy
Feb 21, 2013 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it
First impression: Greek gods? yep, I'm in!

This is a new direction for Cynthia Eden. She’s added gods and goddesses to her repertoire in this Loved by Gods series.

I really liked Apollo. He was a sexy and possessive and everything I like in an alpha male (without being the dreaded "alpha-hole" character).

Terese is a new vampire who needs to feed, and she is used to being the biggest and the baddest, so to speak. But mistaking Apollo for just another man leads to a night of crazy sexiness.

And it
Jul 22, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it
Sexy Greek gods and vampires!!!! Tell me this is not just a one off, tell me we will get more of this world!!!!!

Short but boy did this book pack a punch. Maybe because it combined two of my favourite things vampires and greek mythology? Who cares!! It was just a good satisfying pr book and I will be looking out to see if we get Artemis's book or Ares. In fact any of them would do!!
Sep 22, 2012 Saly rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
Too short to actually forge a connection . Hero is the god of the sun and heroine a newly turned vampire who needs blood, is running from her maker and thinks she is a monster. Loads of sex ensues , insta- luv from hero's side and you are mine and he vanquishes the bad guy. Not bad but too short to be memorable .
Jun 11, 2014 Cherri-Anne rated it it was amazing
WOW! A terrific short story!!!

This is a terrific short story from Cynthia Eden that has a hilarious twist – Apollo (yes, the Greek God of the Sun) sees this woman in his brother Ares bar aptly named Hades (ha! Love that name!) and since he still has the same Greek God mentality, what/who he wants, he gets. Well, the ultimate joke is on him! His chosen woman is Terese Lafitte, but she is no “ordinary” woman. Yup you guessed it. She is a Vampire! A Vampire and the Greek God of Sun???? Oh, trust me
Bleed For Me was a great story. It combined two of my favorite types of books, Vampire Romance and Greek Mythology!
When I read what this book was about I thought "It's too good to be true!" but nope it was true and I was not disappointed.
I loved the characters in this book. Terese was a very strong character that refused to be the monster that she was convinced she was. She was only slightly bitter about the fact that she had been turned into a monster by a douche and handled it with great matu
Aug 11, 2012 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Cynthia's novellas are great. They give me just enough to keep me going until the next one of her novels arrives :).

We have Apollo bored and hanging out in Ares bar. The gods like to hang in the mortal world. Gives them something to occupy themselves with since they are no longer worshiped as they once were. This night in comes the beautiful Terese. All the males notice her as well as Apollo. He decides she's going to be his for the night.
Terese on the other hand is hungry and looking
Douglas Meeks
Aug 23, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it really liked it
Bleed For Me (Loved By Gods, #1)Bleed For Me by Cynthia Eden

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This WAS a good story, it did however follow a few easy plot starters like the "MINE" effect and the damsel in distress but by books end you are happy with it, wish it would go longer and find you have enjoyed this quick romp. Terese is a new vampire and on the run from the evil vampire that "turned" her, Apollo is exactly that, Apollo God of the Sun (not a match made in heaven for a vampire who become crispy critters in the sun). The story is
Sofia T. (♥ Dimitri Belikov)
“And who might you be, my lovely?”

“Terese Lafitte.”

“It’s a pleasure to—”

“Cut the shit and stop hitting on her,”- Apollo

Another 5 stars for Cynthia Eden.
Bleed For Me is the first book in Loved By God series.Although it is a short story,it definitely isn't boring.
Apollo,the God of the sun,is bored and hanging out in Are's bar,the God of war.Terese Lafitte needs blood and the only way to get it is to find a willing host.And who's better than a God?The biggest irony of the story is that they are b
Aug 07, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing
What happens when a god from Mt. Olympus in the 21st century falls for a vampire on the prowl for a little snack? Especially when the god is the SUN god Apollo, death to vampires! And the vampire is on the run from her creator-a vampire of some power who won't take no for an answer? God help them all...because Apollo will stop at nothing to keep the woman he has found and fallen for and the woman will stop at nothing to protect her god of a man. It's a love story, it's an action adventure story, ...more
Terese was his. HIS. The perfect match for his bed. The only woman who'd ever equaled his passion. And the thought of her with other was unacceptable. God don't share!

An Olympian God and a vampire! What a mix?! Especially the god of sun. This book is one of the strangest combination I've ever read, but two thumbs up for Cynthia Eden.
Khristine Stain
Aug 07, 2012 Khristine Stain rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful Cynthia Eden Novella!

I like this new 'world' she wrote in. It is not the paranormal world you may be used to with her Midnight/Nightwatch series. The rules have changed this time around. Gods walk the earth. The vamps are darker. The heat we all come to expect in a Cynthia Eden novel is still there and its scorching.

I especially like how she set up for the next novellas (I am assuming and hoping!) throughout the story. This is looking to be another outstanding novella series.
Jan 18, 2013 Bube rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
" Love is enternal...
And so are the Gods."

Before this book,I read series Bound by Cynthia Eden,and I have to say that Cynthia has phenomenal,naturally,understandable style of writing, and I really like her books,this is another her fabulous book, one of the series Loved by Gods...
Appolo and Teresa are the perfect couple!
Perfect dialogues, everything in it's place, and I can't wait for the next book to come out!

Bravo Cynthia!

Give us more books for the irresistible gods! :))
Nikki May
What can I say? Well this was another great written story by Cynthia, she hasn't failed to disappoint me so far and for that I'm glad. I love her work short or long they all draw me in just as much, the characters so well formed they're people you can relate to easily, it must admit I fall in love with the characters in her books, the good and the bad because Cynthia describes their own personal battles so well, you know when your meant to hate a bad guy and well you kind of do well you also und ...more
May 29, 2014 Ana rated it liked it
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Apr 26, 2016 Heather rated it really liked it
Super short read about the sun god Apollo and a vampire named Terese. Real fast romance; they fell hard for each other in hours! But I did enjoy it. It is the only one in what I think was supposed to be a series, and I would have liked to have seen what Eden would have done with the other gods and goddesses. If you want something that will only take you a few hours to half a day, then this is an enjoyable read. The antagonist was a typical stalker type who was obsessed with Terese and Apollo had ...more
Jenny Delandro
May 16, 2014 Jenny Delandro rated it really liked it
She was an artist who loved to paint sunsets..
But she was turned into vampire by an arrogant vampire elder who decided she was going to be his new plaything...
She ran away
He was a bored immortal god sitting in his brothers bar when she walked in ... and suddenly he was not bored anymore...
They make fireworks happen and her maker tries to cause trouble.
But drinking from a sun god has unexpected benefits
Loved it but is was way to short...
I know it was a novella.. but I wanted more..
Already on the
A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ Purchased on Amazon

Terese Lafitte has a big problem. She needs to feed and now. Unfortunately, the bar she walks into has a big oaf bugging her. He may be a handsome big oaf with plenty of sex appeal, but since she’s a newbie vampire with very little bonus points such as strength and mesmerizing humans, she needs to feed on a puny guy she can overpower. But Apollo won’t leave her alone. Desperate to feed she decides he’s big and strong enough that he won’t be affected by her takin
Dec 21, 2015 Carrie rated it really liked it
Shelves: calibre-library, 2015
This was everything I have come to expect from this author: Fun, quick, quirky paranormal romance. Who doesn’t love a god being humbled by a quick and sudden love story?

Apollo is pretty much used to getting what he wants all the time. While slumming it with the humans that frequent his brother’s bar, he’s struck by a mysterious stranger. She’s hot and seems completely uninterested in him, which just fuels his competitive nature. Terese is determined to accomplish her first feed as a vampire. Tur
Heather Wiese
Oct 26, 2012 Heather Wiese rated it liked it
I really like Cynthia Eden's books. They are hot romances that also make me laugh. :) I would say I probably liked this one a bit less then the books in the Bound series, but still good.

Terese is a newly turned vampire who was force-changed by her crazy vampire stalker. I am not going to call him her ex-boyfriend because I think they went on one date before crazy made itself known and she tried to extract herself. Obviously, that didn't go over well. She has temporarily escaped from him and is
Nov 04, 2012 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Original Post at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust on 11/4/2012
Bleed for Me: Lots of Hot Sex, Less Hot Story

By Cynthia Eden
Author Published
e-short 76 pages
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The Greek gods are alive and well. But, unfortunately for the gods, the humans have all but forgotten their glorious existence…and this fact really pisses off the all-powerful, immortal beings.

Apollo, the Greek god of the sun, takes one look at the mysterious Terese Lafitte and knows that he wants he
Aug 11, 2012 Sandy rated it liked it
BLEED FOR ME (Loved By Gods #1) by Cynthia Eden

BLEED FOR ME is the first novella in Cynthia Eden’s new LOVED BY GODS series. With the combination of both vampire and Greek Gods, Cynthia has blended two of the paranormal storylines most popular creatures.

Terese Lafitte needed blood. It had been one month since she was brutally turned and she had yet to feed, so entering HADES, a popular night club would hopefully find her a willing host. Dressed for a night on the town, Terese knew she had found
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Sep 13, 2012 Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog) by: Tina
Shelves: read-in-2012

Review also posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

I love Ms. Eden’s Angel series, and when I saw a friend reading this on Goodreads, I could not resist.

Ms. Eden did a great job with this Greek-God-finally-meet-his-mate story. Terese Lafitte, a newly turned vamp was in need to feed and wouldn’t you know it, she meets the Sun God, Apollo. And in most books I’ve read including this one, Apollo is portrayed bored and in search of a woman who will leave him enthralled. Terese did just that and brought
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Loved by the Gods, Book 1

Terese Lafitte is in a tough situation. She is hungry. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem but her ex-boyfriend had the audacity to turn her into a vampire. She finally escaped her crazy ex and all she wants to do is feed but she doesn’t want to hurt anyone. Good thing she walked into the right bar.

Apollo, God of the Sun isn’t the type of guy to settle down but when he spots the sexy Terese he wants her like he’s never wanted anything. Terese and Apollo cannot deny the p
Jun 07, 2013 Nicole rated it liked it
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Feb 19, 2015 Lettee rated it liked it
I always say this: I love Cynthia Eden's writing. I also state that I won't give a lot of details away in my reviews, because not only can it ruin for you readers, but also, if I write a book of a review about the book, why would you even read the actual book then?!!

Anyways, this book was really short. I was surprised. You have a God who finds himself wanting a Vampire and the Vampire wanting the God in return. You also have a Sire of this Vampire that wants her all to himself. You have vengeanc
Feb 20, 2013 Nina rated it really liked it
What do you get when you put a vampiress & the sun god together? A wonderfully sexy story that's what! Bleed For Me by Cynthia Eden was a fantastic read. I loved this new world that Cynthia has created. Thrown into the mix of the paranormal world & creatures is Greek mythology featuring Gods which I love and Cynthia mashed them up so well together. For a short read, Bleed For Me packed in plenty of action & steam. I

n fact, this may be the steamiest read that I've read from Cynthia (a
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