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Blood on Silk (Awakened By Blood #1)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  647 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
Blood on Silk: An Awakened By Blood Novel
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Signet (first published July 29th 2010)
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Jun 15, 2013 Katya rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire, favorites
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My Review:

The Plot:

An academic researching her thesis, Elizabeth Silk finds herself falling head first into the one myth she's trying desperately to debunk: the existence of vampires.

Believing that vampires are merely an excuse to explain or justify communal threats and unlawful killings, Elizabeth's research is doing a marvelous job at proving her point except for the persistent re-occurrence of one man named Saloman. An enigmatic being that crops up again and again since the birth of Christia
I’ve read this book back in 2011 and re-read it quite a few times since. I loved it.
Blood on Silk is not a love story. Do not expect the usual drama of a vampire complaining about his condition and trying to change it or the brainless girl/woman who thinks she’s the one who’ll save him. Nope. None of that.
Saloman has spent the last three centuries with a stake in his heart, buried in a crypt beneath a chapel, after those he considered his friends had betrayed him. Now, he’s waiting for his Awak
Aug 31, 2010 Bookaholics rated it it was amazing
Blood on Silk by Marie Treanor
Paranormal Romance- Sept 7, 2010
4 1/2 stars

Elizabeth Silk, a Scottish scholar doing research in Eastern Europe, has unwittingly awakened the great Saloman - an ancient vampire whose was feared and revered in the past. Saloman, a figure of legends and myth, must be stopped. Vampire hunters from a shadowy organization are amassing to stop Saloman from taking over the world. Elizabeth is torn between her attraction to Saloman and saving herself. She must choose a side.
Nov 28, 2015 Karissa rated it it was ok
I picked this book up a number of years ago because I liked the cover and the synopsis sounded interesting. It ended up being a pretty stereotypical paranormal romance novel. It was okay but not great. This is the first book in a trilogy.

Elizabeth Silk is a Scottish academic researching her thesis in Romania. She is doing research on the folklore featuring vampires and trying to come up with a theory behind these legends. One legend always escapes her theories though; that of Saloman. By a stran
Katherine McCarthy
“Is Evil in the eye of the beholder?”

My first thought is how refreshing it is that we have a vampire tale based in the old world of Romania and Hungary that brings us back to its origins. It has been a while.

The main characters are complicated. Their obstacles are staggering and the situation is further twisted by many external influences. Our heroine, Elizabeth, is seemingly apathetic and content to dedicate her life to her research. Then discovers a hidden passion that leads to heartbreaking
Blood on Silk
5 Stars

An academic researching Vampire superstition in Romania, Elizabeth Silk is tricked into awakening Saloman, the most seductive and dangerous of the species. Saloman needs Elizabeth’s blood to survive but finds himself inexplicably drawn to her innocence, and the two soon find themselves on opposing sides of an age old conflict between humans and vampires. Which will be victorious?

The characterization and world building are excellent, and the plot leaves you gue
Feb 16, 2013 Karielle rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog
Elizabeth, a captive of academia, is a no-nonsense woman whose trip to Romania is solely for the completion of her thesis. Elizabeth is wickedly smart—sometimes too smart for her own good—but it is the solid head on her shoulders that has gotten her so far in life. And yet, devastatingly, it is Elizabeth, whom, in the first of Marie Treanor's thrilling Awakened by Blood series, accidentally but fatefully brings Saloman, the last of the Ancient vampires, back from his grave. And this is when her ...more
Jan 30, 2011 Shelley rated it liked it
Plot Summary: Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local foktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's hunger ...more
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Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local folktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him.
Nov 13, 2013 Ayana rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! This story truly fascinates me! It keeps me hooked right from the beginning till the end. On top of that, the best part of it that knowing I finished with this, I don't have to wait for the second book because the series is already ended. Yess! No more waiting around with barely suppressed anticipation! Banzai for that. :)

The author of the book done a good job twisting the plots and playing with the characters. Although the whole vampire thing is bit cliche but it has unique spins in
Oct 21, 2011 Stacy rated it really liked it
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I wasn't sure how I would feel about BLOOD ON SILK and it took me a really long time to even pick it up and read it. The book ended up being one of those OMG why did it take me so long to read you books. I enjoyed Elizabeth's character. She has a strong knowledge of the things she enjoys and has no troubles staying on course. When Soloman drops into her life she is torn between duty and desire. I wasn't sure about Soloman at the beginning but h
Nov 02, 2011 Cindy rated it really liked it
OK...Here's a REAL concept on Vampire love. He's a stone cold killer, he's awakened from a murder attempt, and fallen for his unplanned for "Awakener". She's a scholar and believes in the good in people...and unknowingly releases evil back in to the world after a long enforced sleep. Will love conquer all, will these two combine to create a passion no one could foresee? It's a bumpy ride and well worth the ticket. So get on board...I can't wait to crack open the next in this series!
Aug 22, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it it was ok
Very blah and dry. The sex scenes were okay but not connection between the two main characters.
May 09, 2012 Johanna rated it really liked it
Blood on Silk
(Awakened by Blood, Book #1)
by Marie Treanor

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Fantasy

Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local foktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her
Feb 01, 2011 Isalys rated it really liked it
*Note: Read and reviewed for The Season for Romance.

Treanor crafts a mature, oftentimes witty and suspenseful story with provocative and compelling characters.

Elizabeth Silk is a Scottish Academic who visits Romania to acquire research material for her thesis. During her visit, she is led to the supposed grave site of an ancient vampire who was revered and feared for many centuries but has now become the stuff of legends and stories. While inspecting the crypt, she unwittingly awakens the great
Sandy M
Jun 30, 2011 Sandy M rated it it was amazing
I’ve finally found that good vampire story I’ve been looking for lately. I’ve been putting vampire book after vampire book aside, they just didn’t pique my interest. But after receiving a couple of emails featuring Blood on Silk, I was intrigued enough to begin reading. I’m so very glad I did.

What I like the most is Ms. Treanor has given us her different take on the usual vampire story. While staking is still a way to kill a vampire, our hero, Saloman, is an Ancient, one of the last, and more th
Oct 12, 2011 Natalie rated it it was amazing
I have to say, the more I blog the more surprised I seem to get with each book I read. I really lived a very sheltered life within my world of books, I usually didn't go outside of my favorite authors and was quite happy to stay there, and then one day I finished the book I was reading and went to my shelf to get another and low and behold every obsessed readers shelf was empty lol. I didn't have anymore books to read. So I said to myself "Away to the Internet to see if one ...more
Cocktails and Books
Oct 24, 2011 Cocktails and Books rated it really liked it
Elizabeth Silk is in Romania working on her doctoral thesis on historical superstitions. Through all of her interviews, the name Saloman kept coming up. This name was the one name and superstition that she couldn't disprove, which threw a wrench in her thesis. With a helpful hint by one of the locals, Dmitru, Elizabeth heads to the crypt of a castle ruins (which coincidentally was being demolished from vacation homes. LOL!) in search burial spot of the elusive Saloman.

When she enters the crypt,
Dec 01, 2010 Beleth rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
Elizabeth Silk es una escocesa que está en Rumanía investigando leyendas y mitos sobre vampiros. Todos los habitantes recuerdan una sobre un ser especialmente cruel: Salomon. Supuestamente murió en 1697 al ser estacado por sus enemigos. Ella tiene una teoría, que todas estas leyendas están basadas en sucesos que en realidad tuvieron lugar pero que no ocurrieron exactamente así, lo llega a comparar con la quema de brujas tan famosa ya que tuvo lugar en medio mundo. Y esto es precisamente lo que h ...more
Mar 31, 2012 Marsha rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults
For over a week now I have read one mediocre book after another. I was just about to put down my Kindle and my books for a while and just take a break from reading. Fortunately for me I stumbled upon "Blood on Silk." I truly enjoyed the writing of Marie Treanor, the plot, characters, action scenes, hot, sensual sex and how I began to question my own concept of good and evil. What I discoverd is there is no black or white; just shades of gray.

Elizabeth Silk is a graduate student who is in Romania
Tishia (Paperback Opinion)
Oct 11, 2011 Tishia (Paperback Opinion) rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Blood on Silk is the first book in the Awakened by Blood series. It starts off with Elizabeth doing research in Romania for her thesis. After accidentally awakening an ancient vampire, Elizabeth finds out how right – and wrong – superstitions can be. Elizabeth was never one to believe in such folklore, and she even tries to convince herself it wasn't real when she has this well-known vampire awaken right in front of her.

Saloman wakes up 312 years after having a stake driven through his heart by
Sep 18, 2011 Michelle rated it liked it
Blood on Silk is the first book in the Awakened By Blood series by Marie Treanor and a Paranormal Romance from Signet Eclipse.

Book Blurb:

Give in to it, Elizabeth. Give in to evil.

Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local folktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination.

His name is Saloman, legend’s most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a
Aug 05, 2016 Lexie rated it really liked it
I first read Treanor's erotic fairy tale retellings she did with Bonnie Dee, and I enjoyed those quite a bit. When I heard about her paranormal vampire novel, BLOOD ON SILK (first in the Awakened by Blood books), I was interested in seeing how it turned out. The blurb makes it sound a bit more typical of vampire romance then it really is—there's a definite bite (get it?) to this book, a darker undertone that I appreciated all the more because I knew it wasn't a stand alone.

At times things were a
Christina T
Oct 02, 2013 Christina T rated it liked it
I seriously had trouble getting into this book. I started reading it in October 2011 and continually set it aside for something that looked better. I can't fault the writing or the plot though. They were solid and well done.

Saloman is an ancient vampire recently awakened after being betrayed 300 years ago and imprisoned (entombed) for all those years. He is not a warm fuzzy vampire (read this to mean completely different from Lynsay Sands' and Kerrilyn Sparks' silly vamps). He is judge, jury and
Oct 12, 2011 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Blood on Silk takes our history and vampires and weaves them in a way I haven’t read before. It was interesting to read that all the great rulers of the past were actually influenced by the head vampires of the time. I thought this was a pretty cool take on history and on mankind in general.

Saloman is an ancient, the last of his kind and the strongest of all vampires. I loved the way Treanor wrote Saloman. He was what I would think a real vampire would be after being alive for so long. Saloman i
Apr 06, 2012 Paris rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, 2012, buddy-read-2012
Rating: 3.5/5

The cover for this book is gorgeous and got my attention immediately. Thankfully I was also intrigued by the back cover copy and the promise that this book had. Elizabeth is a very interesting character. She’s smart, snarky and really doesn’t take crap from anyone. Even after she is pushed into a life and death situation, she doesn’t change, which bothered me a little. I understand that she’s an academic, a researcher and they do tend to take things in stride. They have theories, lo
Oct 26, 2011 Jonetta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Elizabeth Silk is a Scottish academic working on her thesis about the lore of vampirism and what conditions fostered the "myths." While in Romania, she is manipulated into awakening an ancient vampire, Saloman, who has been stilled in a crypt for over 300 years. The story takes off at this juncture as Saloman seeks to avenge those who caused him to be in repose and to reassume the power he once had. Elizabeth becomes a pawn for so many who have a stake in the matter.

I fell in love with the stor
Stephanie  G
Apr 01, 2011 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
Blood on Silk

Elizabeth was in Romania researching for her theses but what she got was more than the mere myth she was following. After inadvertently awakening the ancient vampire Saloman, Elizabeth finds herself unexplainably drawn to this creature. Still not sure this is all real she seeks more information but finds a group of vampire hunter’s determined to keep her safe from Saloman, who needs to kill her “The Awakener” in order to gain his strength back. Will she give in to the lust she feels
Elizabeth Silk berada di suatu desa di Rumania yang sedang melakukan penelitian untuk tesisnya yang bertema vampire.

Dia di jebak oleh Dmitriu ke reruntuhan yang akhirnya dengan darahnya yang keturunan Tsinaga (seorang pemburu vampire yang telah ‘membunuh’ Saloma, vampire paling kuat yang pernah ada) membangkitkan Saloman.

Pemburu vampire di Negara itu tau klo Elizabeth membangkitkan Saloman dan berusaha melindunginya. Sedangkan penguasa vampire di situ Zoltan berusaha membunuh Elizabeth karena al
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Marie Treanor lives in Scotland with her eccentric husband and three much-too-smart children. Having grown bored with city life, she resides these days in a picturesque village by the sea where she is lucky enough to enjoy herself avoiding housework and writing sensual stories of paranormal romance and fantasy.

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I nearly did. I nearly killed you too. The trouble with death is - his lips twisted - it's so final.”
“But, Elizabeth, what we have, what is between us, will never be over.” 4 likes
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