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While tracking down a killer, clues lead homicide detective, Viviane Taylor to suspect, Julian DeMatteo. From the get-go, DeMatteo unsettles and irritates her. He is a force she has never encountered, someone who excites her even though he is forbidden. Her instincts warn that he’s hiding something and she is determined to uncover those secrets.

As king of the vampires, Jul
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 360 pages
Published December 9th 2015 by The Wild Rose Press
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Divergent Bloodline is by T.J. Shaw. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by the author.

Viviane Taylor is a cop. It’s what she is, who she is, all she is. She was abandoned as a baby and grew up in foster care. Her work is pretty much what her life revolves around, her only friend being her partner, Mike. It was not unusual to be called out in the middle of the night for a murder. This one, though, was particularly gruesome. The next day the investigation lead
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

4.5 'make me yours' stars!

Divergent Bloodline is T.J. Shaw's newest novel and it's one exciting story!
Blurb:

While tracking down a killer, clues lead homicide detective, Viviane Taylor to suspect, Julian DeMatteo. From the get-go, DeMatteo unsettles and irritates her. He is a force she has never encountered, someone who excites her even though he is forbidden. Her instincts warn that he’s hiding something and she is determined to uncover those secrets.

As king of the vampires, Julian DeMatteo pr
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A killer is on the loose and homicide detective Viviane Taylor has her eyes on the mysterious and powerful Julian DeMatteo as the prime suspect. A seasoned and dogged criminalist, Viviane’s life revolves around her job, as her friends and family list is pretty much non-existent. Little did she know, Julian wo
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MelissaB
Dec 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
**2.5 stars**

I guess I will be the lone dissenting negative review for this book but I just did not like it. First off, I should state that I have high expectations for paranormal romance. If you are going to create a world, do a good job with the world building. I felt like this book was a let down with the world building, the story and the characters. First, I felt the vampire world was not explained very well. We didn't find out enough about how everything works and how the different clans in
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Marta Cox
Jan 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
A new vampire series has arrived! This is my first book by this author but I noticed a few positive reviews and as I'm a fan of vampire stories could not resist. It begins with murder ( don't all the best stories?) and the reader is pulled into this crazy world where immortals hide in plain sight. Our heroine is Viviane, a tough no nonsense detective. She has a partner who really gets her and joy of joy her fellow officers are friends too! Finally a story that doesn't feature misogynistic guys b ...more
T.J. Shaw
Oct 30, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Write What You Know

They say to write what you know. I don’t know who “they” are, but the advice seems sound. Since I’ve been a felony crimes prosecutor, worked the road as a police officer, and now write policy and procedure for the same police department, I decided to combine some of my passions into what is now Divergent Bloodline.

Cops are a rare breed. They witness not only the good people do for each other, but also respond to volatile, emotional situations often resulting in heartbreak. Th
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AJ
3.5 stars!

I’m always keen to explore a new paranormal world, and with this book T.J. Shaw has given us an intriguing story with a great supernatural foundation, a crime/mystery/suspense plotline, a bit of action, a gorgeous romance, and a brand new vampire king to fall in love with.

Viviane Taylor is a homicide detective investigating a brutal murder, and clues are pointing her to an enigmatic, high-powered businessman with suspected Mob ties, Julian De Matteo. Her initial meeting with Julian sp
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PepperP0t
***A complimentary copy of this read was furnished by NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review***

Little did homicide detective Viviane Taylor know her life would never be the same the moment she went to a murder scene at the dock. Clues point to 'businessman' Julian DeMatteo and luck of the draw sends her to his doorstep for the requisite questioning. From the moment Viviane entered Julian's office they were both doomed by their mutual instant attraction.

As a master vampire and King of the
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Debbie
Independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, I was gifted my copy of this book.

As King of the Northern Clans, Julian has seen everything, and done everything in his time. But Viviane is a surprise. His beast within, long dormant, springs to life and cause Julian to put his reign into jeopardy. Viviane just wants to solve this murder. Julian is a suspect. But her reaction to him is primal, and leads her into a world she never knew existed.

Its been a while since I had a vampi
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D. Messing
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book. I loved the character development of Viviane from a cop to a mate, with all the highs and lows that happened in between. This is a nice, fast paced read that the storyline brought quite a bit of complexity into an otherwise typical romance. Divergent Bloodline is well written, with a broad, complex storyline that leaves plenty of room for future books, which I for one would love to pursue. Well done, and thank you for the opportunity to review!
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

There are three things that tell me if the book in front of me is going to be a keeper. World building. Secondary characters. And the believably of the main couple. For me personally, if those three magical elements do not come together – then it was simply a decent story, and I’ll easily move on to the next one.

Divergent Bloodline is set in a world that I could easily walk down the streets. I might be afraid, look over my shoulder at shadows but I could easily accep
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Deb Smith
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW OF DIVERGENT BLOODLINES by TJ Shaw
5 stars
This book blew me away. From the world created to the storytelling it was beyond superb. With vivid descriptions and action packed scenes it drew me in so that I felt like I was surrounded by the Immortals and I never wanted to leave! Viviane is bright and tough and soft and vulnerable all at once. And Julian, well I want him. Plain as that. He is one hot alpha and unfortunately, all Viviane’s. More than that, he is loving and compassionate but wil
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Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

Dark, edgy, sexy, and intense, Divergent Bloodline by TJ Shaw is one of those paranormal romances that take you away fully into a world that is dark enough to keep your hair standing on end, yet incredibly entrancing. The characters are terrific and well developed. And the plot, absolutely thrilling!

This world that TJ Shaw created is eccentric and well, impressing. The cover alone had me curious but the story itself not only drew me in, but had me nibbling my li
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Anna (Bobs Her Hair)
2.5 stars

I really wanted to like this book since I loved another book by T.J. Shaw Caller of Light so much. Divergent Bloodline was a bit confusing and not as cohesive a story. Even the ending seemed HFN and open to continuation. There were secrets that were divulged too late and seemed out of the blue. The direction of the story seemed more about the instalust than the more interesting facets of the heroine revealed late in the story. Although I found this book disappointing in comparison to Ca
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Lissette Hicks
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book was a really nice surprise. it reminded me of books by Lara Adrian and JR Ward . I love the world building and the connection between Viv and Julian. I have never heard of this author but I am most certainly going to continue reading her books because I HIGHLY enjoy this one. I don't think this is going to be the end of the series and I think we're going to see more of the King and Queen and I really really can't wait to read about some of the other characters that she only gave us a l ...more
InD'tale Magazine
4.5/5.0

This is not a typical vampire story. It dispels old myths and eloquently writes new ones of its own.

Read full review in the 2016 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.
 Diana Davis
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Divergent Bloodline Kindle Edition
by T J Shaw 
I received a review copy via NetGalley for review purposes

DB is more than your average PNR or UF. TJ Shaw has created a fascinating new vampire type, world and great female character who is as powerful if not more than her hero!

I discovered Shaw from an ARC and instantly fell in love with Viviane in a way haven't fallen in years. Honestly, not since I picked up my first Rachel Harris novel. Yes,Viviane is that great! She is strong, holds her or overc
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Beth Tilley
Jun 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
GREAT BOOK! Viviane meets immortal, Julian, during a homicide investigation. They are instantly drawn to one another. Viviane's life begins to immediately change and that leaves her wary. I don't want to leave any spoilers about Viviane. So I'll just say that will Viviane realize her true love for Julian before it's too late?
Sonja
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
While this book was definitely not bad, it just didn't impress me all that much either. I did like the world the author created here and the hierarchy of the vampires though. The first half was pretty slow with not a lot really going on, then everything started happening. The latter half was chock full of all the activity and we had so much information shoved at us with little to no explanation or expansion on it...or which just seemed like it was thrown in there just because. Which was unfortun ...more
Vera mallard
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
THE BEAUTIFUL COP

THE HUNKY VAMPIRE KING

AND AN ATTRACTION THAT CAN’T BE DENIED





They don’t what know has hit them when the heat, attraction, and longing begins; they are confused and worried. Can the lonely cop and the vampire king form an alliance of life and love?

STORY-LINE:

Viviane Taylor is a detective in the homicide division; she is a good detective with excellent instincts and hunches. Called to the scene of a gruesome murder, Viviane has a hunch that Julian DeMatteo’s involved. DeMatteo, rep
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Tracie R
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgally
Divergent Bloodline is an intriguing paranormal suspense. I enjoyed the character interaction and the engaging storyline. I look forward to reading more by this author
Mistress Mary
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: marie tuhart
Shelves: reviewed
Vampire Love!

Viviane is a tough cop trying to find a murderer. When a member of Julian DeMatteo’s gang is killed, Viviane is forced to confront the lethal man of power.

Julian DeMatteo is the king of all the vampire clans. Viviane is drawn to him but she doesn’t back down. Julian can’t believe she treats him like a common criminal. He knows it isn’t wise to get involved with a human because things can go terribly wrong and he has to protect their secret of being vampires.

When Viviane can’t say
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Virginia Lee
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful written story about immortals (vampire) that they draw you in. Meet Viviane who has always been a loner since birth, so she does not have any friends except her partner on the police force Mike. Not much affects Viviane in her job as Homicide but their latest crime can make the hardest rethink things. When Viviane goes to meet someone of interest in the case, Julian. Viviane has never felt this instance chemistry with any one. Julian is an old immortal and when he meets Vivia ...more
Book Review Virginia Lee
May 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful written story about immortals (vampire) that they draw you in. Meet Viviane who has always been a loner since birth, so she does not have any friends except her partner on the police force Mike. Not much affects Viviane in her job as Homicide but their latest crime can make the hardest rethink things. When Viviane goes to meet someone of interest in the case, Julian. Viviane has never felt this instance chemistry with any one. Julian is an old immortal and when he meets Vivia ...more
Kameron
May 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
(Review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)

We are all familiar with the allure of vampires/immortals. Through television and movies, we have grown to love many: Angel and Spike (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Bill and Eric (True Blood), Tom Cruise as Lestat de Lioncourt and Brad Pitt as Louis de Pointe du Lac (Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice), and (not my favorite vamp but....) Edward (Twilight series, Stephenie Meyer).

So, it is not surprising Viviane succumbed to temptat
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Jackie
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Viviane is a hard nosed detective. When she goes after her man she gets him no matter what. This changes when she meets the very handsome and wealthy suspect, Julian. She is unnerved by him from the moment she meets him. Julian finds himself enthralled by this woman that doesn’t fear him. He is used to people being scared since he is the king of the vampires. This is a secret that he keeps hidden from Viviane until she is thrust into their world. She feels her world is turning upside. Its not on ...more
Fiction  Vixens Blog
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading anything by T.J. Shaw and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this great vampire story. T.J.Shaw has given us a story that draws us in and keeps us there until the end ,and then leaves us wanting more from this author. The sex is spice hot and very steamy and your need a fan close by for this one This story is about Julian DeMatteo who's the king of all the vampires and then there's Vivian Taylor who's a homicide detective and she's drawn to Julian and won't back ...more
Rebecca Austin
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-magic
Detective Viviane Taylor is investigating the murder of Victor Gleason and the trail has led her to the powerful businessman Julian DeMatteo. Viviane knows that Julian is definitely hiding something and she knows she must find out what, while putting her attraction to him aside.

Julian DeMatteo is the king of vampires and knows he is walking a fine line with his attraction to Viviane and protecting his people. When one of his enemies puts Viviane in danger Julian knows he must protect her at all
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K.J. Simmill
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Divergent Bloodlines by T.J. Shaw is a paranormal romance. Viviane Taylor works with her partner Mike hunting down the bad guys and closing case after case for her precinct. She is driven by her career, her dream is to be the first female lieutenant in her department, and her career seems to be on track. That is until an early morning call rouses her, another murder. But this will be unlike any she had faced in her career. She is thrust head first into a world she knows nothing about, and Julian ...more
Eva Millien
Jan 11, 2016 rated it liked it
While tracking down a serial killer, detective Viviane Taylor comes across a force she has never encountered, someone who excites her and even though he is forbidden she’s determined to uncover his secrets in this captivating paranormal romance. This a vampire world with some interesting and different elements that caught my interest from the very beginning and the story covered quite a bit of time from the beginning to the end which I felt made it a little choppy but it didn’t really take away ...more
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As a child, TJ thrived in the Arizona desert. By the age of five she was riding horses through cotton fields and by eleven bought her first motorcycle, a Honda 125cc dirt bike. Growing up with teachers as parents meant traveling during the summer. Hiking, backpacking, fly fishing, climbing pyramids, surviving earthquakes, and flying in hot air balloons were just some of her adventures. An
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