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Bloodlust (Nightshade #2)

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Jillian Conrad's blood has killed the vampire king. Now an enemy to all vampires, she is targeted for elimination. So is the infant daughter of the dead king. If Jillian doesn't stand in the way of her death, then everyone, living or dead, is in great peril.
Paperback, 283 pages
Published July 5th 2011 by Berkley Sensation
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Patricia
Original Letter to my Future Self was posted here.

Letter to my Future Self

Dear Patricia,

in a moment of deep daddy issued rage you ordered those two novels despite your initial belief that they were written for young adults – an age-group you shy away from in real life and in fiction. Looking at the cover one would believe this was way more Urban Fantasy than PNR, but this someone (and I’m talking about me here) would be wrong.

Nightshade was pretty good. It is about a woman who accidently stumble
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Stephanie  G
3.5 stars


After Jill and Declan get away with the Vampire King’s baby, a dhampyr female, Declan hides the baby. This story picks up with Jill meeting up with Noah, to see about her and Declan’s condition. It is safe to say I recommend reading Nightshade before this one. Declan is a dhampyr who has taken injections for years to suppress rage. At the end of the first book he was injected with a permanent serum. The serum strips away his emotions, even his sex drive. In the first part of this story
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Vanessa theJeepDiva
Feb 01, 2012 Vanessa theJeepDiva rated it it was ok
Shelves: vampires, fantasy, 2012
It has been two weeks since Jill has been injected with the Nightshade that made her a vampire’s favorite flavor, a flavor that has the harmful side effect of death. She is on the road with an emotionless Declan and they are searching for a cure or reversal or any piece of hope to her current situation.

With the minimal romance this book felt more urban fantasy than paranormal romance. The spine clearly lists this book as a paranormal romance. I was intrigued by the idea of a hero that could not
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Iris (Paranormal Cravings Book Reviews)
Series changed from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy YA
Tara SG
Jul 06, 2011 Tara SG rated it liked it
Shelves: on-kindle
In Six Words:
liked plot but didn’t like romance

Why did I read this? And am I glad I did?:
I read Nightshade earlier this year and loved it. I even had this pre-ordered. Now let me first mention that I read this front to back. It held my attention with no issues (well unless you consider me not wanting to stop to eat an issue). So why only 3 stars?! I didn’t like how the romance played out. It seemed far too back and forth. I was shocked to find that I had switched sides and then was ultimately di
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Lainey
Feb 26, 2016 Lainey rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Ahhhh, I'm so happy I started and finished this duology in February. While it didn't on a cliffhanger, giving me a satisfying ending, you can just feel the potential it would have for a longer series.

I miss the world already.
Shelley
Aug 09, 2011 Shelley rated it liked it
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy

*Review*

Bloodlust is the second installment in the Nightshade series. The story picks up shortly after the events of Nightshade and finds Jillian and Declan on the run from vampires who know all about the Nighshade virus that flows in Jillians veins. They are also working with Noah, a former government scientist who has become a friend, to find a cure for the toxin before it's too late for her to do anything about it.

*Please refer to Nightshade to what actually
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Inessa
Feb 28, 2013 Inessa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
My English review: http://betweendandr.blogspot.com/2013...

Mon avis en français: http://betweendandr.blogspot.com/2013...

Suite et fin donc de la série Belladone. Autant vous dire que j'attendais cette suite avec impatience pour enfin connaître le dénouement de cette surprenante histoire. Après un premier tome riche en action avec des rebondissements en tous genres, j'étais curieuse de découvrir ce que Michelle Rowen pouvait bien réserver à son héroïne, Jillian. Et on peut dire qu'encore une fois
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Mandi Schreiner
Jul 07, 2011 Mandi Schreiner rated it liked it
Shelves: uf
I read the first book in this series, Nightshade earlier this year and really enjoyed it. Michelle Rowen set up a very engaging, action-packed vampire world. Bloodlust starts right where Nightshade leaves off. Declan has been injected with a serum to control his dhampyr abilities. This leaves him unable to love, or feel any emotion. This is a problem since Jill thinks she is in love with Declan, but he can’t return this sentiment. Jill is still struggling with the poisonous Nightshade running ...more
Bookaholics
Jun 29, 2011 Bookaholics rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bloodlust by Michelle Rowen
Paranormal Romance –July 5th, 2011
4 stars

Michelle Rowen's second book in her Nightshade urban fantasy series starts out with a bang. The main characters are on the run from evil vampires and covert, deadly human forces. Although this is the second full-length novel, it can be read by itself but by doing so I think the reader will lose some of the intense dynamics between the two main characters which kept me spellbound.

Jill was an ordinary girl, that is until she was
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Amy Jacobs
Nov 10, 2011 Amy Jacobs rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
When I first started this series, I got the feeling of it being more of an urban fantasy than a paranormal romance. While there was definitely some sexy scenes in the first book, it was still edgy enough to be a darker read. So when Bloodlust released, I was excited to jump back into the world of dark and suspense with Jillian and Declan.


What I loved the most was the turmoil between Jillian and Declan. While they are both attracted to each other, they each have their reasons for staying at a saf
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WildAboutBones
Oct 05, 2011 WildAboutBones rated it it was amazing
This is the second book, but third story, in Rowen's Nightshade series and it doesn't disappoint. It is my favorite of the three. Declan, scarred physically and emotionally, is still one of urban fantasy's sexiest characters. The chemistry between him and Jill is off the charts in this story.

While it is written as a stand alone book, there is so much background and relationship minutiae you'll miss if you don't read the others first.

This installment in the series has the former vampire king, Mat
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Starfire
Wow. It probably tells you everything you need to know about my reaction to this book that when I bitched about the thing that most annoyed me about it, a friend asked me if I was finally reading Twilight.

The thing is that the premise (a heroine who'd been injected with a serum that made her blood both irresistible AND deadly to vampires) had SO MUCH potential had it been handled skillfully. Alas, however, the serum also appeared to afflict our heroine with a complete loss of any sense of self-p
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Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
3.5 stars.
Ok so I did enjoy this book a bit more.
I liked Mathias already, but in the first book we only got a glimpse. Now his role was more prominent and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Now, I can't say I was crazy about Declan or that I get how Jillian could fall in love with him so fast especially seeing how he was at first and how little time they spent together. For me he was so-so ,but whatever it was a good book overall and I like the crazy evil twin idea. It reminded me of the movie Prestige fo
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Suzanne
Jan 07, 2016 Suzanne rated it it was amazing
I loved this. Really took to the characters and I enjoyed the story line. I was slightly torn between Declan and Matthias, but I was happy with how things turned out in the end.
Beth Dawkins
Aug 31, 2011 Beth Dawkins rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
After Jill and Declan get away with the Vampire King’s baby, a dhampyr female, Declan hides the baby. This story picks up with Jill meeting up with Noah, to see about her and Declan’s condition. It is safe to say I recommend reading Nightshade before this one. Declan is a dhampyr who has taken injections for years to suppress rage. At the end of the first book he was injected with a permanent serum. The serum strips away his emotions, even his sex drive. In the first part of this story we see ...more
Melliane
Feb 28, 2013 Melliane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mon avis en Français

My English review


Après la fin du premier tome j’étais vraiment curieuse de voir ce que le deuxième tome nous réservait. Étant d’ailleurs aussi le dernier tome de la série, j’avais un peu peur de voir comment allait se dérouler les événements.

On retrouve donc nos deux héros sur la route, Declan essaye de se maîtriser du mieux qu’il peut maintenant qu’il vit sa vie en dehors du laboratoire et Jillian aux portes de la mort après la diffusion du poison dans son organisme. Elle te
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Karissa
Jul 25, 2011 Karissa rated it liked it
This was the second book in Rowen's Nightshade series. This series definitely has more of a urban fantasy bent to it than Rowen's other series. While this was an okay addition to the series I found the chemistry between the characters and the plot to be a little bland.

This book picks up a few weeks after Nightshade. Jillian and Declan are on the run; the poison in her blood continues to slowly kill Jillian as well as tempt Declan, while Declan is gradually loosing the control that the serum gave
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Heather Book Savvy Babe
After reading book 1 in this series, Nightshade, I was hooked and I had to see what happened next. Bloodlust picks up just a few weeks after Nightshade. Jill is on the run, charged with protecting the former Vampire King’s (Matthias') daughter, who was in danger from a society that would kill for her blood. Declan, a Dhampir again under the influence of a serum that curbs his emotions, is with Jill, trying to protect her. Jill’s poisonous blood is slowly killing her, and a terrible enemy is ...more
Nora-adrienne
Aug 21, 2011 Nora-adrienne rated it really liked it
Bloodlust
By Michelle Rowen
Copyright July 2011
Published Berkeley Sensation/Paranormal Romance

For those who feast on blood, Jillian Conrad is a fatal attraction. After being injected with a poison that made her blood both irresistible and deadly to vampires, she was used as a pawn to assassinate the vampire king. Now the vampires want her eliminated. So is the infant daughter of the dead king. If Jillian doesn't stand in the way of her death, then everyone, living or dead, is in great peril.
But a
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Candyshy
May 20, 2013 Candyshy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Il serait temps de donner et de poster cet avis quand même !!!

Je crois qu’il m’est de plus en plus difficile de donner mon ressenti sur des sagas que j’adore ! Ce second tome a été tout aussi excellent que son prédécesseur.

J’avais hâte de lire ce second tome, j’ai dû patienter et faire passer des lectures déjà programmées, mais cela a été dur d’attendre. J’ai profité d’aller au salon pour l’amener et le dévorer dans le train.

Que c’était bon et génial, je n’ai pas eu le temps de m’ennuyer et null
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Starry
Sep 04, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Joshua Burns
Jun 13, 2013 Joshua Burns rated it liked it
As seen on Rabidreads.ca:

Bloodlust may have a shot at Most Vulnerable Protagonists Before the Plot even gets Underway. The triangle of Matthias, Declan, and Jillian is poisoned. Each one of them makes it clear to the other that they have anywhere from a couple of days to a pair of weeks to live. It is with this high volume of danger and brisk pacing (everything takes place within three days or so) that the pages fly. The twists, mainly of an emotional nature since the triangle is already so
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Michelle  novelsontherun
Nov 28, 2012 Michelle novelsontherun rated it really liked it
RATING: 4 VAMPIRE STARS!!

I enjoyed this installment more than the first book, ‘Nightshade’ in this series. I am rather baffled after reading some reviews that some readers thought to read book 2 before book 1. That kind of doesn’t make sense to me as it’s a series to be read in order. I think you would miss some of the reasoning’s behind certain things Michelle Rowen has written into book 2.


Having said that, I still think Michelle can dig a bit deeper with her writing. I am really getting into
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Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
Jul 17, 2016 Jessi (Novel Heartbeat) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
All my reviews posted on Auntie Spinelli Reads

Man, this book was intense. Rowen outdid herself in this one. This was an emotional rollercoaster of a read...from shock to anger to despair, I felt like I was right there with Jill at every turn. Rowen really injected you as a reader into the story in a way that surpassed the first book. There were so many times I was engrossed in this book, reading open-mouthed in awe (and exclaiming "oh shit!" out loud).

Declan's mood swings (caused by his serum)
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Novels On The Run
Jan 11, 2012 Novels On The Run rated it really liked it
MICHELLE'S REVIEW:

RATING : 4 VAMPIRE STARS!

I enjoyed this installment more than the first book, ‘Nightshade’ in this series. I am rather baffled after reading some reviews that some readers thought to read book 2 before book 1. That kind of doesn’t make sense to me as it’s a series to be read in order. I think you would miss some of the reasoning’s behind certain things Michelle Rowen has written into book 2.


Having said that, I still think Michelle can dig a bit deeper with her writing. I am re
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Jenna Howard
Aug 12, 2011 Jenna Howard rated it liked it
So...I didn't hate this book. I haven't read the first one yet but there was all this back story to fill in the blanks. Always nice that you don't have to read the first book to know what's happening.

This was so close to being a 4 (seriously Goodreads...1/2 stars) that I hate to give it three but the problems I had I couldn't really ignore.

And that landed firmly in the laps of Jillian and Declan. Jillian because she somehow managed to ignore the wants and wishes of everyone she cares about becau
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Jessica(Spinecracker)
Originally Posted at http://thespinecracker.blogspot.com/

I am still shocked by the amount of twists and turns this book had in it. Just when I thought I was getting a grip of what was going to happen next, the author rips it out of my hands. Some of it was well placed and exactly what the story needed to continue, and some of it wasn't. It actually ended up created a weird pacing for me. Normally I'm fueled to continue reading "just 1 more chapter" because I can't stop until event "whatever" hap
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Kelly
Jan 27, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILERS

I absolutely loved the first book, but this book just didn't do it for me. First of all the more the book progressed the more I started to dislike Jillian. I don't normally have a huge problem with selfish characters, but if you change certain people into vampires against their will just because you don't want them to die? Yeah, what's up with that? God knows I can be quite the selfish prat myself, but to take someone's choice away isn't something I would do. Especially i
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Maria
Aug 06, 2011 Maria rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampires
“Bloodlust” by Michelle Rowen is the second book in the Nightshade series and it’s as good as the first one!

The story continues and now Jillian the ex-ordinary girl and now too lethal for the vampires because of the injected formula in her blood is hunted from the vampires and she is in run with her Dhampyr protector, Declan, who has another poison in his system to fight. The two of them are trying to find ways to save themselves from the poisons. But, now they have to deal with other matters to
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