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Blood Destiny (Blood Curse #1)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  2,536 Ratings  ·  269 Reviews
He is a lethal vampire, bound by an ancient curse. She is an agent of homeland security, investigating a dangerous cult. Theirs is a Blood Destiny about to unfold. Descended from the progeny of Celestial Gods and humans, Nathaniel Silivasi is handsome, seductive, and powerful beyond measure: a lethal vampire. Belonging to an ancient civilization that sacrificed its females ...more
Paperback, second edition - reissue, 368 pages
Published November 23rd 2013 by Ghost Pines Publishing, LLC (first published November 23rd 2010)
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Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
3.5 Stars

So like I said in one of my status updates on this thing, it was...well, it was bloody.

Like we might as well be in the stands of an Alabama football game what with the flood of crimson that leaked from these pages.


For serious though, I feel like just even talking about it requires a disclaimer.


We had detailed torture, murder, and mayhem...


Some really awful shit happening to some innocent people...


And to some not so innocent people too.




I know, right?

...Luckily, I have no problem w
4 to 4 1/2 THRILLING stars

OMG!!! I'm at a loss for words to describe my feeling about this book. Blood Destiny is one of the most intense, shocking, and thrilling stories I've read. I was intrigued, I was captivated, and I was repulsed, not to mention grossed out by the animalistic violence in this dark paranormal romance.

Blood Destiny is more horror than romance though, which the horror-movie-junkie in me loved. It's brutal and gruesome in its explicit mayhem (just think of the movie Saw) and

Rape, Torture, Murder, Dismemberment, Bloody Battles, and Explicit Sex... This book has it all!

If you like Paranormal Romance, but also want to bathe in the blood of your enemies, you will probably like this book.

Shelly would like it!

So, not the most original of ideas: two types of vampire - good & evil. The good ones have to find a mate and get her preggo within 30 days. They then have a set of twins - one good, one evil. The evil twin is sacrificed and the good one is kept. Sounds reasonab
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
I think I read this book wrong. Several of my friends posted warnings in their reviews that this book and series were super super bloody and violent. This confused me, I didn't find it excessively gory. It's probably because I'm inured to such from reading and watching murder mysteries + I'm an evil axe wielding murderous penguin.

How I felt after reading this book and wondering where the massive amounts of blood everyone said were. (P.S. I feel odd posting a pic of your beloved, Future Jess, bu
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Blood Destiny is the first book in Tessa Dawn's Blood Curse series and the start to an exciting series.

I have to say, I was pretty excited to find out about this series because I adore vampires but they've been done to death and I'm pretty sure I've read them all. Blood Destiny is edgy, fast paced and sexy, with vampires, shifters, mages, gods and goddess making up this unique world and complex characters. The writing isn't perfect in that there were some moments of cheesiness and the telepathi
Marta Cox
Jul 25, 2014 Marta Cox rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
I've had this series recommended to me with such passion by close friends that I had to give it a try. I confess the pricing initially put me off but I noticed that recently it's not as exorbitant so was really happy to finally give it a go. I will admit that the Blood Curse series has quite an unusual way of setting up with two very different types of cursed vampires but I'm sorry for me the first twenty five percent or so was very similar to a series I've read featuring dark vampires from the ...more
Dec 21, 2011 ~V~ rated it liked it
** 3 1/2 stars **

This was a pretty good first book in the Blood Curse series. I read this with my friend, Sharon, and i agree with her that there are some similarities with Christine Feehan's Carpathian series...and it's mostly because of the way these vampires carry themselves/act and speak to their woman...very old school vampire novel.

I would have to say that the one thing i didn't care for much was the romance between the two main least in the 1st half of the
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When I started the prologue, I was beyond intrigued. I had to know where this particular branch of Vampyr story, was going to take me. The 1st 3 chapters had my mind blown already. Had me COMPLETELY grossed out & confused. Yet, I still could not look away. I didn't even realize I was sucked in til the "sucking" was almost over.

This book is AMAZING! I mean I'm like...
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There is so much going on here. There is ALOT of set up. But everything that occurs is interesting. There is brutality he
Melissa (Ever So Mela)
I really don't know how to go about this book. You see, I know I have a tons of friends that if they read this all hell would break loose. Yet by the end I still have a slight inclination to read the next one, albeit, a small one.

It's just that the list of cons could go on and on... and on. For starters, Nathaniel is an abusive boyfriend. No, he doesn't hit her but what do you think when she knows she angered him when she disagreed about anything and when he comes for her she basically runs the
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
I won this book from

Tessa Dawn introduces us to a new type of vampire in her new book Blood Destiny. Blood Destiny is book 1 in the Blood Curse Series.

Nathaniel Silivasi is a descendant of the Celestial Being Jadon. He is a vampire, a being of both darkness and light. His job as an Ancient Master Warrior vampire is to protect the Earth and it's inhabitants from the Dark Ones. His truly evil vampire brethren, the descendants of Jeager.

Jocelyn Levi works for ICE, a hig
3.5 stars
The mythos: the Blood Curse which is put on the vamps, who are human descendants of an ancient royal family. One concession of this curse is that some of these descendants get to have a destined mate, and has to convert-her-or-die. Yet, while reading this cumbersome tale of these descendants, divided by two brothers, two houses, good and evil, and twins begetting twins, I couldn't help but hope for cleverer dialogue and connection to character( the couple).

From the ancient royals, twin
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Finished this last night. Easily one of the best books I have ever read. Yes, I said it and I mean it. Review coming tomorrow. YAY!

Review poster here:

HOLY SHIT! That is all I can say about this book. I am going to say something only because it is absolutely true; this is one of the BEST books I have read in my life. It is everything I ever wanted my vampires to be, scary as hell and yet too sexy for your eyes
Tracy T.
Hmm Where to start. The eye rolling cheesy moments made this a 2.5 star for me. Sad it could have been a 5 star story. (audible whispersync review)

This story line and plot had potential but lacked character development and building. The chemistry between Joselyn and Nathaniel was forced and just not believable. Regardless of the "destiny" or "curse" I was just lacking. There was sex in this book and it was okay, nothing great, nothing bad. Not erotica, not BDSM, not that romantic either. Some of
Incredibly good book! Not for the faint of heart... there is a lot of graphic violence. There is some smex, but this isn't standard erotica where there is a 15 page smex scene every 10.5 pages... there are actually about 3 of them and two are good/loving, one is sort of violent. Not your JR Ward vamps for sure! The Silivasi vamps are truly butt-kickers! But, I loved them all and will be pre-ordering the next book.

I am impressed with Tessa Dawn's writing and her ability to make the characters lov
Carrie (Badass, Alpha-male, Cowboy Connoisseur )
Tessa Dawn has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Her style is full of emotion and I feel like I am living the story. Simply put, I love her books.
Jeannette Rubio
Feb 23, 2012 Jeannette Rubio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book this was! I have not read something that grabed me like this in a while.

Ms. Dwan puts a new and creative twist to the ancient vampire warriors tale. I loved the concept of the cursed vampires bloodlines, and oh my the execution is just masterful and unique. The plot has all the elements I love in a good vampire history. It's all romantic, humorous, unpredictable, dark, disturbing & gory and un-put-down-able.

Yes! Un-put-down-able!!! If you love all these elements into a bo
Jun 16, 2011 Amber rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Well one thing I'll say about this author is she is raw!! And I effing love it!! She's not afraid to do things with her characters and she sheds some blood with them as well.
A lot goes on in this book but to try and sum it up it's about 5 brothers. And long before these brothers came out there were two brothers, twins to be exact named Jadon and Jaegar. The two brothers did some pretty evil stuff and now have the Blood Curse apon them. Their sons and their sons will one day meet their Destiny an
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
**3.5 stars**

Blood Destiny is the story of a power hungry group that wanted to be more god like so they sacrificed women for power until they were stopped and had a curse placed on them. The two leaders were twin princes, Jaegar and Jadon but Jadon was against the sacrificing and asked for leniency. The curse was to affect them and all the following sons who would be born as twins. For the sons of Jaegar, the Dark ones, they are born evil, must drink blood, cannot go out in the sun, can never kn
Aug 11, 2011 BookHookup rated it it was amazing
Although cursed by The Celestial Gods, Nathaniel Silivasi was born a son of the light and therefore must find his true destiny… his one and only soul mate. Finding the woman that was made for him seems hopeless and out of reach, but when Nathaniel stumbles upon the distressed, petrified yet determinedly strong willed, Jocelyn Levi, in the forest that surrounds his property, (complete with the tell tale mark upon her wrist signifying that she is indeed his) he must convince her to become a part o ...more
Nov 10, 2012 Dennis rated it it was amazing
Knowing my love of all things Vampire…a friend turned me on to Blood Destiny. I read the premise, reviewed the website, and I was immediately hooked. As a reader of vampire novels and Dark Fantasy I long for three things; a new take on an established legend, amazing characters, and a story that is instantly engaging.

Tessa Dawn delivers this in spades!

With a stroke of her pen, Tessa explains to us the origins of the Vampires of legend, and then introduces us to the Silivasi brothers of the House
Emily Rose
Feb 22, 2014 Emily Rose rated it did not like it
Honestly, I'm at 41% and I give up. I just can't get into the story at all, for a lot of reasons. The whole idea of sacrificing a child is repellant to me to begin with, but there are a lot of situations I don't agree with and still read about. I'm not a person who needs a perfect fairy tale story line at all, so the whole baby thing is just a starting point. I'm sure there are some authors that could pull it off, but Tessa Dawn isn't one of them. The writing doesn't flow well, so it's impossibl ...more
This plot had so much promise but things just fizzled out. I barely felt any chemistry between the H/H. With too many characters I had a hard time keeping up as to who was who, doing what.
I might try the next book in the series just to know what further happens. But not anytime soon.
Jan 22, 2017 D.G. marked it as dnf
Shelves: audiobook
DNFed at 5%

So this curse mandates every couple to sacrifice one of their children because they are supposedly evil? Are you freaking kidding me?

And what kind of stupid curse lets these savages reproduce? Wouldn't have been better to make them all sterile?
Jan 01, 2011 Chelsea rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, uf-pnr
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Quinn Cullen
May 25, 2011 Quinn Cullen rated it it was amazing
Making myself comfortable, I grabbed a warm blanket, the last cup of coffee for the evening, and a book. Tessa Dawn's Blood Destiny. My intention was to read a few chapters before calling it a night. I did not sleep! I literally could not stop reading. My first question to Tessa would be does she have an agent? For her book Blood Destiny, without a doubt is blockbuster movie material.
Tessa's imagination surpasses that of many of the authors whose novels have graced the big screen. Her words flo
Jul 08, 2011 MoonGlitter rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, favorites
I loved Blood Destiny!! Tessa Dawn takes us into a new world of vampires. It's unique and exciting and I absolutely could not put this book down! I read it in one day and loved it so much I ordered it for a friend and gave it to her.
This is a fresh look into a world of vampires. It's definitely got some dark moments. (Please, be warned that some of the scenes in this book are very dark and disturbing!) But it has it's fair share of humor! It's full of passion and emotion. It has a lot of suspen
Tracy Burley
Dec 25, 2010 Tracy Burley rated it really liked it
WOW I thought I was going to hate this book but sure enough close to the end I fell in love with all the characters. Very interesting Spin the author had on the history of the Vampires. There were two types of Vampires the light vs the dark. In the beginning I didn't much care for the Heroine, the author really didn't do alot of character development in a sense. I felt like she was just kindof stumbling along which she was in a sense on a case but then she ends up meeting the Hero and than the s ...more
 Patches Braz
Oct 21, 2011 Patches Braz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved, 2013, 5-stars, erotic
Back in 800 BC in Romania two brothers 1 evil, 1 honorable both cursed.
The House of Jaegar cursed to walk at night only, Wholly Evil.
The House of Jadon cursed also but with 4 mercies.... Brothers of the Light.

Jocelyn Levi is an agent for ICE. and is working on human trafficking. She is in the Rocky Mountains on a tip from her source. What she stumbles across is horrifying.
As she runs through the Rocky Mountains Nathaniel Silivasi hears her scream of pain. He quickly sets out to find the human, w
Jan 28, 2011 Crystal rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: People over 18
Recommended to Crystal by: author
Blood Destiny
By Tessa Dawn

Jadon and Jeagar are punished for their crimes, killing women. The punishment didn't stop with them, for the children and the children of their children and so on are cursed too. The curse, to wonder the night, living of the blood of innocents to survive, they will never know the love of women and will not produce female offspring, they will produce sets of twins made from darkness and will have to sacrifice their first born, failure to sacrifice they will meet a hideou
May 03, 2014 Kaycee rated it it was amazing
An exciting, unique, dark and sexy vampire romance.
I love Blood Destiny, first book in the Blood Curse series by Tessa Dawn. Ms. Dawn shares a fresh and unique outlook on the vampire culture in the modern world. The story has two main factions: the House of Jadon, who are good, and vampires of the light and the House of Jaegar who are evil, and vampires of darkness. This world includes ancient gods, a blood curse, fated mates called Destinies, action, violence, alpha males with old world style a
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human concept of jealousy. I'm not afraid of any other male taking you from me because no man who ever tried such a thing would live. But yes I hold what is mine close to me.”
“I'll tell you what: How about no more suicide attempts; no more walking off with strangers; no more trying to fight vampires with silly, human weapons--silver bullets only work on werewolves, Jocelyn--and no more holding Nachari's hand. And we'll be just fine.” 18 likes
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