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Bloodlust (Nightshade #2)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  1,068 ratings  ·  111 reviews
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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Paranormal Haven
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
Patricia BookExhibitionism
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 acci­de
Tara SG
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
Vanessa theJeepDiva
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
Mandi Schreiner
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 th ...more
Amy Jacobs
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
Bloodlust by Michelle Rowen
Paranormal Romance –July 5th, 2011
4 ½ 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
My English review:

Mon avis en français:

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
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
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
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* Urban Fantasy


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
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
Feb 11, 2014 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult Urban Fantasy Lovers
I really enjoyed "Nightshade" by Michelle Rowen and was truly looking forward to "Boodlust." So many times the second book in a series disappoints but I am happy to say this second book was equally as impressive.

Jillian and Declan are on the run and living in one lousy motel room after another. After getting attacked while waiting for Noah she finally finds him. Imagine her surprise when Matthias is with him. He wants his daughter but Declan refuses to give up her location.

Meanwhile, Matthias is
Jill, Declan and Noah team up with resurrected king Matthias to protect his infant daughter from Matthias' brother and the Amarantos (a group that wants to sacrifice the child for immortality). Jill continues to struggle with her new life as a walking fatal attraction to vampires as well.

Have you ever read a book where you know who the HEA is early and you just can't get behind the character? That happened with this series. Jill is more dynamic in this book (impulsive and a poor decision maker,
I loved Nightshade, and in it I loved Jill and Declan's relationship. I loved Bloodlust just as much, but found myself wavering from Team Declan. He obviously cares for her, even when he doesn't have the emotional capability to show it, but his actions are confusing more often than not.

Declan has a little competition for Jill's attention/affection in Bloodlust and I loved the possibility that brought into the story. I can't reveal who Jill's other option is without being spoilery, but it's safe
“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
A fan of all of Michelle Rowen's books, I have definitely enjoyed the more darker aspects of Nightshade and Bloodlust. Reading poor Jillian's and Declan's story (Michelle Rowen is the first to admit that she loves to put her characters through as much rough stuff as they can possibly handle), is definitely a real roller coaster ride! Lot's of action and hard times and decisions to make it through. There is also some seriously sexy moments in there too! That being said, I had to give Bloodlust on ...more
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Beth Dawkins
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 th ...more
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BLOODLUST starts off pretty much right where NIGHTSHADE left off. If you have not read book 1 yet I don't recommend starting on Book 2, there is way to much going on and you will be lost pretty much immediately. This is also a really hard review to write because so much was left up in the air in book one that anything I write is going to be some type of spoiler so here is your fair warning that there might be minor spoilers ahead so read at you
Helene Stackhouse
Un deuxième tome encore meilleur que le premier ! Une très belle réussite pour cette mini série ! Aucune longueur, ni lourdeur, vous êtes tenus en haleine de la première à la dernière ligne ! Jill dont les jours sont comptés à cause du poison qui court dans ses veines, va devoir se battre pour sa survie mais aussi pour celui qui a ravi son cœur, Declan, le dhampire tueur de vampires, qui est redevenu simple mais terrible machine à tuer depuis que feu son "père" lui a administré le sérum permanen ...more
Jessi (Novel Heartbeat)
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)
Michelle  novelsontherun

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
Jan 27, 2013 Kelly rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013

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
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
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 abou ...more
This is the follow up to Nightshade and picks up where the last one left off. The author continues to develop the relationship between Jillian and Declan. Jillian continues to try and survive another day trying to fight off the effects of the Nightshade poison and avoid being killed by the Vampires who find her scent irresistible because of the Nightshade.

What I found intriguing about the continued story was my complete inability to get a handle on the motives of Declan or Matthias (the Vampire
Book two picks up a few weeks after the events in Nightshade. Jill is on the run, trying to protect Mathias' daughter while also finding a way to deal with the poision that runs though her veins. Declan is, of course, by her side trying to protect her. He's back on the serum that keeps his desires and emotions at bay, but something is not quite right with him. On top of all that,Declan and Jill are trying to figure their relationship out, their places in eachother's lives and what that means, wh ...more
Encore un 4. Dans la même lignée que le 1er : Declan, notre héros toujours atypique (oui, oui, monsieur est non seulement borgne, mais couturé de cicatrices bien qu'ils soit plutôt bien équipé ailleurs semble t il ^^ ) nous déconcerte, Jill essaie de sauver tout le monde en faisant des choix parfois difficiles, Matthias reste surprenant, et il y a de l'action, des révélations et retournements de situation à tour de bras.

Je n'ai pas eu le temps de m'ennuyer un seul instant car l'action bouge sans
Cana Elene (
Ok, so I had read Nightshade and had enjoyed it enough to get the 2nd (and final book) of this series. Let me tell you it had me a bit confused. First it starts with Declan being so anti-emotional, you are thinking the romance part of this paranormal romance is going to bomb (which it does, but not the way you are thinking at the beginning of the book). Instead he goes all "multiple personality/bi-polar/freaking CRAZY", and continues in this mind set through the rest of the book. Jill decides sh ...more
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National bestselling author MICHELLE ROWEN writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and young adult fantasy, both light and dark, sexy and sweet, long and short -- it all depends on the story! She's won a Holt Medallion for Best First Book and a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award for Vampire Romance. For more information, please visit Michelle at her website at
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