I am so sad to have read the last page of "Blood Vow" because now I know it is has officially ended the trilogy...moreReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I am so sad to have read the last page of "Blood Vow" because now I know it is has officially ended the trilogy of Falon, Lucian, and Rafe. I have fallen in love with this trilogy since the moment I read the first page of "Blood Law". I am saddened that it has ended, but now I am intrigued even more with the last page of "Blood Vow". Karin Tabke, you know how to write a book that makes my emotions go haywire...I went from about to cry, to smiling, to squirming in my seat (or actually bed), to about to go through the book and knock some sense into Rafe and Lucien's heads...and to back to ecstatic again. I LOVE YOUR WRITING!! I also must say I STILL am in LOVE with Lucien!!!
"Blood Vow" picks up where "Bloodright" left off. Falon has been taken by Fenrir, who is helping the Slayers kill off the Lycans. The Blood Moon Rising is coming and Fenrir wants Falon on his side and as his. She of course knows that Lucien and Rafe will come for her. Falon finds out the truth when she is with Fenrir and that she has lycan blood and slayer blood in her as well. She finds out who her father is and she is determined to not tell Lucien and Rafe because it will break their heart and they will forced to kill her since they vowed to take revenge on their parents. When Lucien and Rafe rescue Falon...Falon has terms that both the alphas have difficulty coming to terms with. She wants both of them...not just one of them. Lucien and Rafe must decide if they can handle sharing Falon with each other, as well as prepare their packs of the fight that is coming to them. Fenrir wants war and wants the Lycans dead for what they did to them hundreds of years ago. It is up to the power of three to kill Fenrir...but Falon knows the truth on what is supposed to happen and how to kill Fenrir...but she is not ready to spill her secret.
Oh boy...."Blood Vow" has a lot going on and I definitely do not want to spoil this book for anyone who has read the other two books and is waiting to read this one. Or for the readers who are wanting to read the trilogy and haven't. This book opened up a huge secret and it definitely put Falon in a bind. When the truth did come out...I could have beat the crap out of the two alphas. GRRR!! Although, in the end one of them comes to terms before the other. Can you say TRUE LOVE?! =) I knew he would in the end. Rafe was a complete jerk in this book and I hated him for certain things he did. I would have rather Falon fallen for one of the characters, but I could see why she wanted both. She made them both stronger Alphas and they also helped her. I swear every chapter left me hanging and maybe move onto the other chapter to find out what happened next. I love how Karin switches back and forth to all 3 characters so we know what is going on inside their heads. (LOVE her writing style)
Falon has been one of the FAVE strong female characters throughout all 3 books. Karin definitely wrote the perfect character to carry the trilogy. Falon grew so much in each book and this book, she proved how strong she is and how stronger she could be compared to Rafe and Lucien. Also....the steamy threesomes between these characters were definitely HOT! You will take cold showers after each one, which is saying a lot since there were many. Oh my GOODNESS! =)
Falon does have her happily ever after in this book and so do the two male characters who have stolen her heart, as well as mine. This trilogy will be a re-read in the very near future because I know I will miss the characters a lot. If you have not read this trilogy yet, what are you waiting for. If you love the paranormal romance genre with erotic elements...and well menage trois elements as well....READ this book...but first read the other two...otherwise you will miss out on some fabulous books. Karin Tabke has closed out an amazing trilogy that definitely will be missed....but in the end, she leaves us asking ourselves...is that truly the ending? Darn you, Karin! =) Much love to a fabulous Author who knows how to make us fall in love with her characters and the world she has created. I love how she came up with this trilogy and I definitely look forward to her future books. She has a fan for life. =) (less)
I always love reading books from new authors that I haven't tried out yet. I came across Robin P. Waldrop at Goodreads.com...which is my fave site to...moreI always love reading books from new authors that I haven't tried out yet. I came across Robin P. Waldrop at Goodreads.com...which is my fave site to be on. Once I read the description of "Ties of the Blood Moon", I knew I had to see what it was all about.
First off, this is my first book I've read that has it's location in Alaska. Usually, when you read about Vampires it's in Louisiana or another southern state (except for Twilight of course). Werewolves are usually in northern Washington, Colorado, etc. It's time for a book to have most of it's action in Alaska. One state I would love to visit.
Robin P. Waldrop takes you into a different world of Werewolves and Vampires. They work together, actually. Well...kind of. The werewolves have been waiting for their princess to come back and take the throne. ***That's a storyline never used before...and I really enjoyed it***.
She throws in twists and turns you weren't expecting...like the ending. Really...Robin...that was not expected. I kept thinking other things, but you really threw me off. Sorry, everyone I'm not spoiling anything about this book. If you want to find out what Robin does, you need to read it for yourself. I hate giving out spoilers.
Now for one of the things that I wasn't really fond of...in the beginning it just dragged on, with a love development story between the characters. It did remind me a little bit about Twilight in the beginning, but after awhile, it took it a different turn...which made me like it again. Sometimes, having too much of a development of romance in the characters and not enough action, makes me want to put down a book and stop reading it. I can't stand heroines who also complain and whine. Genevieve did irritate me in parts of the books, but that's because she's a teenager. I remember being a teenager, but I'm glad I didn't act like her in certain parts of the book when she gave her Aunt a hard time.
I will say this, Robin, definitely had me loving the characters, Joseph and Luna in the book. I especially loved Joseph. There is just something about him, I like better than William. Luna of course is an amazing friend to Genevieve and I loved how Robin writes about the friendship between Luna and Genevieve. You don't usually see that in books. You usually just read about the romance, not friendship.
I recommend this to anyone who loves a different twist to the vampire/werewolf stories and who also loves twists and turns. You'll definitely get a few "What the heck" and "No way" in this book.
Thank you, Robin for giving me a chance to read/review your book. I look forward to reading more about these characters and find out what their next adventure is. (less)
The first book I finished in 2012. =) I was determined to finish "Touch of Surrender" by the 1st of the year and I'm glad I did because I have a stack...moreThe first book I finished in 2012. =) I was determined to finish "Touch of Surrender" by the 1st of the year and I'm glad I did because I have a stack of books that I need to read in the next month. This was not my favorite book in the series at all and I think I'm being a little nice by giving this book 3 stars. The only thing I enjoyed about this book was Morgan, the Heroine in the story and Ashe. The Hero, Kierland, was pissing me off. I wanted to go through the book and slap him like crazy. He sounded like whiny B**** instead of a Man. Grrr!!! I also felt like the story was dragging and didn't really have much action to it. It was mostly going back and forth to Morgan and Kierland's point of view. Morgan would complain about Kierland's mean attentions and Kierland would say how difficult it was to work with and be with Morgan. There was a few times, I wanted to throw the book across the room. The only thing that got me interested was when Morgan's ex-lover, and close friend, Ashe came into the book. It was about time someone knocked some sense into Kierland and even Morgan. I was upset the book didn't have much of a storyline to it also. It was focusing on Kellan's character, Kierland's brother and getting him back. I do love Kellan though and I'm looking forward to his book...but Kierland didn't even many fight scenes like the previous books did. He had more of a emotional drama instead of a physical one. He just didn't know what he wanted until he almost lost Morgan and even then, he was being a big pain in the ass...not seeing the BIG Picture. Gr! I plan on reading the next book in the series and hopefully it will get me back to loving the series...but as of now...the only thing that saved this book was a Vampire who I wish I knew more about. I was even hoping Morgan would hook back up with him instead of Kierland. I recommend this book who loves the series...and who actually adores Kierland in previous books...but for me...Kierland didn't live up to his potential like I thought he was. (less)
This book had it moments where I lost my interest at times and I had to put it down. I would come back to it the next day...but all and all...I really enjoyed this book. I definitely love the story to it. This reminded me of the series Fallen at first by Lauren Kate until it started taking a different love twist that I wasn't expecting. Adrian Mitchell is a Sentinel Angel. He's actually the most powerful on Earth. His job is to regulate the Fallen-Angels. He's not supposed to kill them, but punish them for what they did. He also keeps an eye on the lycans in the book. He has them stand guard for the Sentinels. Adrian has it rough because he has lost his true love who he was never supposed to be with in the first place because she was a mortal named Shadoe. Shadoe was Syre's daughter (Syre is a the Main Vampire to the Fallen who used to be a Angel). Adrian is forced to do something no love one should do and that is kill his beloved...but doing so, Shadoe's soul is forever reincarnated into a different body, putting Adrian through hell again and again. Lindsay Gibson is now Shadoe...Adrian must find away to keep Lindsay safe from her real father and keep her from the truth. All he wants is Shadoe to be free from the torment she's had to go through in the last couple of centuries. The only way of doing that is Adrian must kill Syre. Syre though doesn't realize his daughter, has been reincarnated until later on in the book. He wants his daughter back and the only way of doing that is changing Lindsay into his kind. Sylvia Day takes you into a different world of Angels, the fallen and lycans. She puts twists in the story and then leaves you hanging at the end of the book making you want more. What is happening to the Sentinels, Vampires and Lycans? Why are they all working to find out the truth to what is happening in the ranks? Why are the Lycans turning their backs on the Sentinels and why are the Vampires becoming diseased? Those are questions that leave you pondering what is to come next. I gave this book 4 stars...I enjoyed reading about the love story of Adrian and Lindsay (Shadoe). I gave props to Lindsay for being so strong against Adrian. I also gave props to Adrian at a certain point when it comes to Lindsay and Shadoe. The sex scenes were not as great as I'm used to, but they did get heated a certain times. Especially, when Adrian ties up Lindsay. You will have to read the book to find out. I loved the ending and I want to know what happens next. One character who I didn't mention that I enjoyed alot was Elijah. I want to know what happened to him. I don't want to spoil the book for anyone who has it on their To-read list any further. If you enjoy reading about Angels, Lycans and Vampires...you will enjoy this book. You'll also enjoy it if your looking for a different take on the Angels and Lycans. You will find it interesting on how Lycans came about.(less)
I finished this book October '11 and had to get it back to the library in a hurry. Thanks to my local library f...moreReview also posted on Book Lovin' Mamas
I finished this book October '11 and had to get it back to the library in a hurry. Thanks to my local library for ordering this book so I can read it. I gave it actually 4.5 stars. I enjoyed reading this book and think I will have to buy it eventually for my own collection at home. Now onto my opinion of the book. Let me just say I wasn't really into the book at the beginning. I thought it took awhile to get it up to some action and drama that I was used to reading. After a few chapters though, it got really interesting and I had a hard time putting it down. Especially, the sex scenes between the main characters Rafael and Falon. Wow!!!! It got really heated and steamy between them and I don't think I've ever read a book where the characters had so much love and sex with each other except maybe the Anita Blake Series by Laurell K. Hamilton. It even threw in a threesome almost in this book between the two brothers and Falon...but I won't get into how that happened. All I can say is Falon, the poor woman is going through a difficult time in this book and goes through hell...but she is ONE TOUGH CHICK. I loved the ending the most because it left such a KICKASS Cliffhanger that will piss you off. At least it pissed me off because I wasn't expecting it...but in a good way of pissing off. Again, poor Falon...that woman sure has gotten herself into a jam. Now onto the characters...my favorite character has to be Falon of course because she's one strong ass female character. In fact she's been the strongest female I've read since "Dark Taste of Rapture" by Gena Showalter. Noelle and Falon would get along very well together. She goes through a lot in this book which anyone would feel sorry for her. At least I definitely did. The woman didn't know who or what she was exactly, but she knew she was different. She's being tracked down by the Slayers, but ends up coming across the Lycans. That is when she meets Rafael who she doesn't think she can trust at first. She doesn't know what world she is landed in when she comes across the Slayers and Lycans, but she has to learn quickly how to survive in their two worlds. My thoughts on Rafael in this book is this guy definitely has had it hard too. Not only is he trying to save his pack, but he's also having to deal with his twin brother who has it out for him for killing his mate. Whoever Rafael decides to mate, his twin brother has a right to kill as per the Blood Law. Poor Rafael, if he meets his soulmate, he will be forced to turn her over to be killed by his brother. Who would want that? I almost want to hug him. He'll only know love for awhile...but what if he's willing to fight the Blood Law? Now that is when it gets really interesting. You will have to read this book to find out what the brothers are fighting about. I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it. I do want to read more about the twin brother though in the next book, which I know will happen. =) You'll also need to read the book to find out what Falon finds out about herself. Karin Tabke definitely knows how to make you sit on the edge of your seat. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and getting to know more about the characters and what happens next.(less)