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Ties of Blood

(Amaranthine #3)

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With Kateesha dead, it’s time to face the consequences – in both worlds.
When Katelina accepted her new life of night and vampires, she left behind a worried mother and an abandoned apartment. Instead of wrapping things up, a trip home starts a chain reaction. They meet Verchiel, a strange vampire who seems too eager to befriend them, then the police arrest Jorick for kidna
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published September 9th 2011
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D.M.
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished 'Ties of Blood', the third book in the Amaranthine series. I absolutely loved it! I have gotten well acquainted with her characters by now, and they are fascinating. this book delves even more into Jorick's past, answering even more questions. Katelina is changing and evolving. She has begun to accept vampires more although she has learned to fear them. The fighting scenes were really well done. Jorick becomes even more protective of his human, and it is sweet to read how he care ...more
DEBIE WILLIAMS
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good idea in theory but falls flat in actuality

I kept buying the next book in this series just to see if Kat either smartens up to leave this jerk, or grows a pair enough to make him start treating her better, but, sadly it hasn't yet happened and now I just don't care.
Lance
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ah, yes... book 3 in the Amaranthine Series.

Does it feel like we have been here before? Ties of Blood marks the sixth book I have reviewed by Joleene Naylor-if you include Strange Portals-which features two of her short stories and was edited by her. Joleene, what can I say? You just keep me coming back for more :-)
So, I was wondering how I was going to tackle this review, given that it is number 3 in the series. I think that it is pretty much impossible not to at least give out spoilers from t
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Maegan Provan
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Returning from the nightmare of battle against Kateesha, Katelina begins to think more and more about the life she led before Jorick. After deciding that a trip to visit her grief stricken mother was probably for the best, she begins to realize how much her life has changed in just a few short months. They have a run-in with a bright haired, overenthusiastic vampire, Jorrick gets arrested for Katelina's kidnapping, it seems like things couldn't get worse... right? Of course they could! The Guild ...more
Tricia Drammeh
Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Jorick and Katelina have overcome so much--Claudius, Kateesha, an inquiry by their own people. In a normal world, they would have earned a much-needed rest, but in the dangerous world they live in, peace is impossible. When Katelina tries to reconcile her past with her future, she finds herself faced with her greatest challenge yet. Ties of Blood takes us into the heart of vampire hierarchy when Jorick, Katelina, and Oren are summoned to face Malick. It seems terror lurks around every corner as ...more
Amanda Masters
Wow! True to form Joleene Naylor wows us again with her amazing talent in this amazing third novel in the Amaranthine series. I couldn't put it down! around every corner something new and sinister lurked and on more then one occasion I thought they were all doomed.

This book starts off were the last left off with Jorick and Katelina finally home after the long battle with Kateesha. Katelina feels that maybe its time to call home as she is still technically reported kidnapped after all and it wou
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Steve Evans
Mar 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Joleene Naylor is both an author and a graphic artist and I came across her when looking for someone to design the covers for my own novels. She does a great job. We became friendly and I read a "beta" version of this novel before it was published.

Now, vampire novels are not what I usually read, and anyone who looks at my own books, or at the reviews I write on goodreads will see that it's not something I can claim to know at all well. I had assumed before reading Ties of Blood that vampire lit
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Stephannie Beman
Jan 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this third installment of the Amaranthine Series. The entire series has been done from Katelina’s POV and she’s just as clueless as the rest of us and I love everything about her voice. How she sees event, how she reacts to everything around her, what she does when she’s escorted against her will to the “Vampire King.” Her voice is a refreshing change, and though there are times that I wonder what Jorick is thinking when he gives her one of his smiles or mocks the young human, I’m glad ...more
Becky Fisk
Apr 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The only thing I didn't like about completing Ties of Blood is that, after reading the three released books as well as 101 Tips for Traveling with a Vampire in a matter of dasy I now have to wait for book for in the Amaranthine series.
Each book has a great balance of great charachters who you learn ot like, love or hate through Katelina's eyes. Brutal action, moments of sheer terror, erotic personal encounters and hilarious moments where Katelina pokes her nose where the vampires don't want her
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Tanja
Aug 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I think this one's my favorite out of the series so far. The story continues where "Legacy of Ghosts" left of and moves on quickly. The introduction of a new vampire, red haired Verchiel, who is a wind walker and shows up whenever things seem hopeless for Katelina, adds spice to the third sequel of Amaranthine.
E.G. Manetti
Another great installment in Katelina's & Jorick's story. When Katline gets dragged to the Guild Stronghold we finally meet Malick who's creepier than imagined although not the scariest vampire of them all. Happily, Jorick and Katelina survive the adventure and it's on to book 4.
Tonia Lancaster
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better with every book! The author has such a great imagination. She keeps you guessing all throughout the book and her vampires are different than all the other run of the mill vampires you usually read about. Love this story line!
Heather Stanley
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In this one I think I've met a new favorite! Verchiel a crayon red haired vampire with the best spirit!!!
I have been hooked into this series and now cannot get enough!!!
WINONA F.
May 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Again, I have to say Miss Joleene Naylor is totally rocking this series and I can not get enough!! whoever you are, Read this series, you won't be dissapointed!!
Christine Connolly
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is truly my addiction! This series is amazing, never a boring moment and I had to fight myself to put it away when need be. I cannot wait for book 4. How long must I wait Joleene? ;)
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Joleene Naylor is the author of the glitter-less Amaranthine vampire series, a world where vampires aren't for children. As a compliment to the novel series, she has also written several short stories, including the Vampire Morsels collection.

In her spare time, Joleene is a freelance book cover designer and for-fun photographer . She maintains several blogs full of odd ramblings, and occasionally
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Amaranthine (8 books)
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  • Heart of the Raven (Amaranthine, #5)
  • Children of Shadows
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