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Perilous Partnership (Partnership in Blood Spin-Off #1)

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  93 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A year after the end of the war that brought them together, Raymond Payet and Jean Bellaiche have found a balance in their relationship: Jean drinks only Raymond’s blood; Raymond sleeps only in Jean’s bed. The demands of their public roles as president of l’Association Nationale de Sorcellerie and chef de la Cour of the Parisian vampires keep them busy dealing with fallout ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 7th 2010 by Dreamspinner Press (first published October 1st 2010)
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Nov 07, 2011 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of romance who don't mind m/m relationships
Recommended to Katy by: Ariel Tachna
Shelves: ebook
Please note: I originally read this series in November 2011. I'm updating the formatting and adding the disclosure that the author provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

My Synopsis: In this first spin-off novel from the Partnership in Blood series, the war is over and the wizards of l’ANS and the allied vampires are working to deal with the changes that have been wrought in their respective communities through the partnership bonds. With Marcel having retired, Ray
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4.5 star review by Vicki

Sigh…. Raymond and Jean! Love them!

This series is interesting, it was originally a four book series, ending with the end of the war, especially with the epilogue at the end of the last book. It was pretty clear it was over. But there was more story to tell in this world, and apparently Jean and Raymond needed to have their own story! This first book is really a spin-off from the last four. It takes place a year later, and focuses on two things: The development of a resear
Caroline Brand

4.5 Stars

After Orlando and Alain, Jean and Raymond are my next favourite couple in this series and this book is primarily about their growing relationship.

Jean is an immensely old vampire who has seen the very best and the very worst of people during his lifetime. His is well respected by other vampires and is the head of the Cour in Paris, a position he has held for over 400 years. He never expected to find someone like Raymond when the vampires joined the wizard
Joyfully Jay
Nov 13, 2014 Joyfully Jay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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A Joyfully Jay review.

5 stars

I love these guys, I love this world, and I really loved this book. I suppose, in theory, you could read this as a standalone (though I have no idea why you wouldn’t want to read them all) as Tachna gives good explanations of everything you need to know, but I can honestly say the impact is much greater having read the first four and already knowing and loving the characters and the world.

Raymond and Jean are the heart of this book. Raymond is a particular favorite
This is a spin-off from the Partnership In Blood series, which was really one long story split into four books. After the first book I got hooked and immediately read the rest. This story focuses on the developing partnership and relationship between Jean and Raymond and the events a year after the war. There was enough background information from the previous stories interwoven into the new story that a person not familiar with the series will not be lost and might find it enjoyable.

For me, thi
Jun 05, 2011 Jaime rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not that I expected any different, but I loved this book. I'm decidedly biased here. I have yet to read an Ariel Tachna book I didn't like, especially from this series. I thought I'd said goodbye to these vampires and mages with the close of the war and the end of the forth book. Imagine my surprise and delight to find out two of my favorite guys were to get a book of their own: Jean and Reymond, possibly my very favorite couple from the whole series, did not disappoint. Not often do I have a mo ...more
Jul 24, 2011 Lee rated it really liked it
Perilous Partnership, the first spinoff novel from the Partnership in Blood series, is a wonderful addition to Ms. Tachna's finely crafted Parisian world of partnered Vampires and Wizards. This is very much a seamless read, picking-up shortly after the war between the Wizards, and focuses on the relationship between Raymond and Jean. While their relationship is front and center, it doesn't overwhelm the overall story. There's plenty of action and subplots that keep the story rolling right along. ...more
Chris Jeffreys
Perilous partnership is significantly better than this author's prior works. It is the same cast of characters from her first three books in the blood partnership series; however, this book is a better representation of what M/M romance should be all about. Surprisingly, this is a prequel to the third book in the series. We ultimately know how this series will end with the two main characters, Alain and Orlando, dying in approximately 90 years. This book however traces the history of the wizardi ...more
Chancey Knowles
Plenty of other reviews. Very solid, consistent series with some unique twists. Great characters and interesting world building. For fans of the genre this series is a must, but I would recommend it for nearly anyone except those with an aversion to M/M or vampires. Read the spinoff series before reading the last 2 books in the main series for chronological order.
Jan 23, 2013 Andrea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 03, 2013 Gwendolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires, paranormal
I read this a awhile ago. No idea why I never marked it.
I give it a 4.5
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Ariel Tachna lives outside of Houston with her husband, her daughter and son, and their cat. Before moving there, she traveled all over the world, having fallen in love with both France, where she found her husband, and India, where she dreams of retiring some day. She’s bilingual with snippets of four other languages to her credit, and is as in love with languages as she is with writing.

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