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Royal Blood

(Royal Blood #1)

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"There was no black and white in my world. It was black or blacker. And I was the blackest of them all."

Xavier "X" Blood only remembers the last few years of his life.
Trained as an emotionless and deadly assassin, he goes through each day crossing out names on a never-ending list, not once asking why they deserve what he delivers. Death.
Then one day, his programming starts
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Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published December 8th 2014
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
DNF at 48%

Now before I say this, take a quick look at my shelves for the books I've read. You'll see that I tend to lean towards the darker and grittier reads, especially lately, and I've definitely read my share of them. It also means that I tend to be very picky with the dark books because I've read my fair share of them. So what I'm about to say goes against pretty much everything I know and thought and never thought I'd find myself saying it. EVER.

This book was too vulgar for me.

Yeah. I'll g
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Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress  #

** 1-1,5 "trying too hard to be dark" STARS **

There was no black and white in my world. It was black or blacker.

And I was the blackest of them all.



I swear I tried. I read the first %44, almost forcing myself to enjoy it, looking for SOMETHING to like about the book... But at some point, my willpower broke and I started skimming through the rest of it for the sole goal to end this torture.

I still have several reviews waiting, but I gotta get this outta my chest ASAP, so here it goes:

# Mer
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (10/21/2015)

Book 1 in series. Book 3 released.

BLURB:
A hit gone wrong, an impossible contract, revenge and the ultimate kicker… falling in love.

Mercy Reid is a runner.
She found the perfect place to hide, until it wasn't.
Xavier "X" Blood always gets what he wants.
He had the perfect arrangement, until it wasn't.

X is the mysterious tough guy from Royal Blood MC who gets shit done. Cross the Club and you get a visit from X. Only one person walks away at the end of it...and it
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TITLE: Royal Blood
SERIES (Royal Blood #1)
AUTHOR: Amity Cross
GENRE: Erotic Romance
RELEASE DATE: December 8th 2014
MY RATING:★★★★★

Reasons why I jumped on this:

(1) The cover!! Wipes chin!!
(2) The crazy assed reviews for this drove me to run from all other reading commitments to start this!!
(3) My all time fav genre!! Biker!!
(4) Then the blurb

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REVENGE

I'd say this was more dark grey than black, it had it's moments of true grit which being a dark and twisted kind of girl I loved!! It's so very uni
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Maria Kaye
**4.5 monster stars**

A hit gone wrong, an impossible contract, revenge and the ultimate kicker... falling in love.

Mercy Reid is a runner.
She found the perfect place to hide, until it wasn't.
Xavier "X" Blood always gets what he wants.
He had the perfect arrangement, until it wasn't.

X is the mysterious tough guy from Royal Blood MC who gets shit done. Cross the Club and you get a visit from X. Only one person walks away at the end of it...and it isn't you.
Mercy is hiding something. Something big. L
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ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
Nov 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Sorry but I just could not take it any longer and simply stopped reading. So vulgar and the sex....
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Dark, dirty, gritty and magical. Royal Blood has got to be one of the best MC books I've read so far.

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Xavier Blood's loyalty lies with the Royal Blood MC. He has one job; execute orders. He is an assassin. He is a killer without a heart. He doesn't feel anything and that is why he is perfect in his job.
When the MC offers him one final task in exchange for his freedom, he is determined to locate his target and kill her. He wants to cut ties with the club and he wants to be done with the job as so
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1-Click Addict Support Group
Dec 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh Amity Cross! What in the hell did you just do to me? Seriously, my brain is fried and my emotions on overload. I don't think I've read a story like this ever! Yes, I love biker books. Yes I love hard ass men and the women who tame them, as much as they can be tamed, and bring them to their knees. Royal Blood is definitely a new spin on an old trope. I love that it wasn't what I was expecting.

Mercy is trying to disappear. Her entire life has gone to shit and she needs to hide. X is looking to
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Cassia Brightmore
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
The cover of this book is what drew me in – I was intrigued by the gritty danger of it. Reading the synopsis informed me that this book would be a mix of two of my favorite things – MC romance and dark, twisty storylines. After learning all of that, how could I resist? Royal Blood jumped the line on my TBR and it was a damn good decision on my part. This was a book I enjoyed – the mystery surrounding Mercy’s past and what she was running from was interesting (although it was a bit predictable I ...more
Snow
Mar 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bikers
DNF at 34%

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I just knew it...

I'm sorry i tried cause I liked the two books I've read before from this author and I went into this because of her writting BUT i don't really give a damn what happens next...
Lustful Literature
Dec 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
** JOSIE'S 4.5 STAR REVIEW **

If you’ve read the authors warning: If you like sparkly unicorns and hearts, Royal Blood is not for you. If you like dark twisty anti-heroes and heart stopping roller coasters, Royal Blood is for you. If you like teddy bears and kittens with whiskers, Royal Blood is not for you. If you like unapologetic alpha males that talk dirty, Royal Blood is for you. You have been warned. Well let me tell you she wasn’t lying with this warning. Royal Blood was dark, twisted
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Kim Howlett
Dec 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

After reading Amity Cross previous book, Beat and loving her writing style and the book, I was looking forward to see what the authors next book was going to be and if it lived up to the first book I read by the Author. I have to say that Amity Cross has smashed it. Royal Blood was amazing. It was gritty, dark, sexy and completly different to any biker book I have ever read before.
Mercy is a hard feisty beautiful women. She is looking to get lost after failing to get revenge for something that
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Liz
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was ok
I dont know what to say other than I really didnt like this book.
It felt like it was trying way to hard to be a tough talking story and just sounded like a bunch of cliches instead.
Early on, X mentions something about being the 'darkest of the dark' or something like that and it sounded so incredibly wanky. From then on I was put off his character, having labelled him a total tosser. I think his overly crass language was more for shock factor than anything and it was WAY overdone. A guy doesnt n
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Saunders
Dec 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, bikers, two-parter
I can take sparkly unicorns and heart type stories but, Royal Blood IS NOT that kinda story.

I love (and prefer) dark twisty anti-heroes , heart stopping roller coasters, adrenaline packed stories so Royal Blood was my cuppa tea.

X (Xavier Blood) is an unapologetic alpha male. He talks dirty, he acts dirty and shows no mercy until he meets Mercy Reid. Xavier "X" Blood is the mysterious tough biker from Royal Blood MC who gets shit done. Cross the club and you get a visit from X.

Mercy Reid is a ru
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Jemina Venter
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
That. Was. IN-FRAKKING-TENSE! It’s no secret that I covet every new book that Amity Cross writes, but Royal Blood has blown me the frak away. It is so dark and so sexy and wow.. SO dark!! I loved how as a reader we got front row seats to X’s inner turmoil – the battle he wages in his mind.

I also really enjoyed the fact that although X is a member of Royal Blood MC, this story doesn’t delve into ‘club ways’ like most MC books do. It was refreshing to have it focused on the characters situation &a
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Nikki
Um wow. I've recently gotten on this revenge / mafia kick, so when my best book buddy brought Royal Blood to my attention, I saw it had the revenge part as well as bikers! So of course I was all over it like white on rice. It helped that the blurb sounded freaking awesome too! ;) So I went into this one basically blind having only read the blurb, which I almost never do. There's a reason for this. I will try to curtail any spoilers, but there is one that I simply can't not tell my fellow readers ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
This was an alright read. The premise of the story was interesting to me. I think that the execution of the plot was lacking. I thought the main characters were good. As the characters got to know each other and progress in their relationship, I felt that the book took a darker approach to the romance as there were some sex scenes that were dark and disturbing. I thought the book dragged at times. The ending was okay. I thought the book could have been way better. I will recommend this to fans o ...more
Heather andrews
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
X is someone who plays by his own rules not caring what anyone else thinks, "my c*** stirred in my jeans, pressing against the material uncomfortably. Sticking my hand down the front, I rearranged myself, not giving a s*** if she saw me." He's a very possessive man, "if they touch you again. If they even look at you..." he hesitated, his eyes flashing with something... "I will kill them. You hear me? I will kill them." He and Weiss have a strange relationship, "I've done s*** to her," I snapped. ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4 Stars

Mercy is on the run and winds up securing work at the Gambler's Inn. The run down pub is frequented by Royal Blood MC members and it is here she meets Xavier 'X' Blood, the club's Hitman. 

X is incredibly hot, dark and dangerous and Mercy finds herself with a physical attraction to the mysterious guy who everyone appears to be afraid of. She is warned to stay away from him and the fact that she's already on the run, she knows that developing anything with X is pure suicide.

At first it isn'
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dark, loved-it
This was a really fantastic read. I started this one evening and stayed up until Id finished it as its unputdownable.

I love a good biker story. I also love dark reads so I was super excited to read this.
Mercy and X are the main characters. The attraction between them is instant. Mercy is a feisty character. She's got secrets and is on the run. X is dark and twisted.

Be warned this is a dark read. If you like raw dark stories then this could be the book for you. This is the beginning of what lo
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Michelle
Mar 09, 2015 added it
Shelves: dnf
I thought this one would be good. Grrrrrr! After a couple of fucks it's insta whatever you want to call it. She's under my skin...he's under my skin. She's changing me. I'm going to save his soul. Ugh! I give up @64% DNF. It's time to move on. Another one bites the dust:(
Alice
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
STARTS: 4.5

Oh Saints Kittens With whiskers! When I know that Amity going to liberate a new book, for me is like being in a candy store waiting for the new flavor that will surprise us this time, and while we’re on the wait (if you follow her in their networks, you will understand) she gives us clues to the magical content of this dose of reading.

I was personally very excited about this book, Amity only showed us pictures with the slogan: You’re Next …, to mention motorcycles, and finally gave us
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
X marks the spot...
It was the mention of Royal Blood MC that convinced me to give this series a try. I'm a self-proclaimed badass biker addict and I can't get enough MC Romance. While I really enjoyed Royal Blood it wasn't what I expected. I did not take a trip to the clubhouse, attend church, or hang out with any old ladies or brothers of the club. Nope, while Xavier is a patched in member he apparently does all his 'club business' away from the club, at least in this installment. He had most o
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Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
This book was so damn good. I don't even know if it's possible to write a review to even begin to do this book justice.

X is a hit man for the motorcycle club Royal Blood. Like the synopsis says if you come in contact with him, odds are you never going to be seen again. He's ruthless, and unfeeling. Nothing seems to faze him no matter what the circumstances. Until he meets Mercy Reid.

Mercy is running from something. She's started a new job in a biker club, and no one seems to pry too much as lo
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Anny hernandez
Dec 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

HOLY SMOKING HOT, Really is this how it's gone end, O.M.G. I felt in love with this book, I did not wanted to finish reading this story, I want more I love the characters, love the action and the bad attitude, once I stared reading this book I couldn't put the book down, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Mercy, after four years of being away at collage, she return home its
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Carrie White
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a dark and gritty story about light VS darkness. Real darkness.
The kind of dark that blackens a soul beyond repair. No gray and white. No color.
X is darkness. Alison’s light seeking darkness…..
Alison Crawford was a lot of things.
Alison Crawford was the image of perfection.
Alison Crawford was dead.
Everything’s changed.
After years away, Mercy returns home to a blood-stained slaughtered house.
Her whole family murdered.
Bam. Right between the eyes. Night after night, her nightmares onl
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Mazmum
Dec 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Book Review - Royal Blood by Amity Cross - **** did someone mention dark and twisted stars

I’ve read a few Amity Cross books before and I simply adored her last book Beat, so I was excited to get to this book.

The strong willed female full of bite and banter is ever present which I loved and we have a new anti hero.

X is a hitman, a cold and ruthless killer. Can someone who lives in darkness find a sliver of humanity within himself and open himself up to everything that goes with that?

Mercy is de
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Shay
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I just finished Royal Blood and I just loved it. This was a dark, and gritty biker book that had me from the get go. This story is about Mercy and X. Mercy is hiding something, no one knows what it is but by just looking at her you can tell. She is working at this dirty gritty bar when X walks in. He is dangerous, dark and she cannot help but want him. He wants her, and will do anything to get her. They both have dark, dangerous secrets and being together will ultimately cause issues. You know t ...more
Pratr- Authors
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying this book is different. It has lots of dark moments and it feels a little like a Bonnie and Clyde want a be. I enjoyed the book it kept me reading, and once I started, I did have a hard time putting it down. It was well written and the characters were extremely well developed, which made reading the book easy.

I loved the plot, a girl who wants revenge on something that had happened to her family, when she tries to follow through on it she fails and has to run. Mercy ru
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Judith
Dec 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Mmmm, not too sure about this to be honest...

I started of loving it but by the end wasn't so sure.
It's certainly different, not the sterotypical MC BOOK as none of the action takes place in the club and you are only introduced to two other club members, so it doesn't look like it's going to be one of those series where you get different characters stories, not that, that's necessarily a bad thing.

Mercy is trying to keep a low profile as she recently tried to kill the President of a rival club, a
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Amity Cross is the author of wicked stories about rock stars looking for redemption, gritty romances featuring MMA fighters and dark tales of forbidden romance. She loves to write about alpha males and the strong women who challenge them to fall in love.
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“Inhuman. Turning. I held her to me, searching her blue eyes. I needed her with me. We had to go. Because without her? I'd still be sitting in the darkness, letting the monster devour what was left of my soul.” 0 likes
“Inhuman. Turning, I held her to me, searching her blue eyes. I needed her with me. We had to go. Because without her? I'd still be sitting in the darkness, letting the monster devour what was left of my soul.” 0 likes
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