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Blood Flows Deep (Ryze #1)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  325 Ratings  ·  134 Reviews
Formerly known as the Szolite Series. The entire series has been renamed, reworked, revamped, and is now being re-released with new scenes and details never seen before!

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He wants to kill me . . . More than that, he wants to see me die.
I don’t know him. I’ve only heard about him throughout my short life.
It is my destiny to die at his hand when he sacri
Published August 17th 2016 (first published March 7th 2013)
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Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥

The Fates and Our Destiny rule us all...

Eleven Thousand Years ago
Salicyar, God of Fertility witnesses the vicious Aviraji murdering the woman he loves and extinguishing a whole civilization along with her. In a fit of rage and persuaded that it is his Destiny, he locks his powers, he changes his name to Dyletri and he promises the Fates a sacrifice. A soul for a soul. An innocent woman, to bring him his love back.

And Eons passed....

Ismini, the woman destined to bring back Dimithinia'
Feb 22, 2013 Kathleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really good paranormal romance with EXCELLENT use of Imagination

Story Rating 4 Stars
Character Rating 4 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 3.5 Stars
Imagination 5 STARS
Overall Rating 4 stars

Every once in a while I love to read a good paranormal romance. The best types for me are the ones that stretch the imagination and this book was spot on in that department. I thoroughly enjoyed this book from the first page to the very last. The characters were original and I loved the different elements t
I honestly never expected how erotic this read was. Sure, it's labeled as an erotic romance but damn! Dyletri is one dirty talking mofo. Please excuse my language. I can't even explain how dynamic his relationship with Ismini was. I guess you can call it lust at first sight because they were attracted to each other from the very beginning. Of course, it became love in the end.

Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first paranormal erotic romance from debut author N. Isabelle Blanco and it was def
Reposting my review as posted it way to early for an arc, this is released 7th march, have your ordered this book, or read it on an arc.........

Dyletri, God of Fertility, has locked away his powers. No woman is allowed to touch him, not until he can return his long-dead lover back to life. All he has to do is sacrifice one human girl, a girl who unlocks his powers and rips his dormant lust right out of his body. Trapped by his promise, Dyletri has no choice but to watch Ismini die, no matter how
It's just me Shelly B
This is what happens when I judge a book by it's cover.

It goes wrong....TERRIBLY wrong!!

But the cover is so beautiful how could the book not be good? Well, I guess I'm not saying the book isn't good but did it work for me? NO!!!

Could it work for others....I'm sure it could!!!

The main problem I had with this book was the NAMES, every character had a name that was impossible to pronounce and there were ALOT of characters.

I also never connected with the main characters, Dyletri and Ismini. Dyletri
Mg Herrera
Jul 20, 2016 Mg Herrera rated it it was amazing

Welcome to Enzyria where FATE is a crazy bitch and the alpha Gods of the Ryze are waiting for you.

N. Isabelle Blanco has constructed a world and create extraordinary characters who are based on a crazy mix of Mythology and Sci-Fi. With a vicious and sexy vibe, hooked me straightaway just after the Prologue. Hence, I have already read it twice this month.

There was a time when all the Gods of the Universe wanted the same thing. But sometimes ambition is a whore, leaving destruc
Dec 23, 2012 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars rounded up for obvious thought and effort author put into creating this new Szolite universe

What's that sound I hear? It's the sound of thousands of future Szolite fangirls screaming for more of these delicious gods. Yes, the word 'Szolite' is fucking godawful and I really do wish N.I. Blanco would have chosen something sexier or catchier but hey, her world, her characters, her long ass glossary filled with crazy ass made up words and names (there are over 40 of them but don't bother

From the moment that humans first walked their planet, it was known to the Gods that their corner of the Universe would be pivotal. Their race was destined to become intertwined with Fate on a level no mortal species had before. It shall begin with the death of a new soul and the rebirth of an old queen...

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After the death of his lover, Dyletry aka God of Fertility, locked away his god powers and made a promise, to kill a new soul in exchange of the chance to let his lover live again.
After th
Tracy Shikapwashya
First off I LOVED this book!! Thank you to The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House for the opportunity to review this book.

Reading this book took me back to the days when I started reading series like the Darkhunters, Black Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lords of the Underworld, The Dark Series and Dirke & Steele. The excitement of what was going to come next and the angst of oh my goodness I'm almost done, were all there! I couldn't wait to see what coming next and wasn't disappointed when it
Wow. Just wow. There are no words.
When I began to read N. Isabelle Blanco's "Blood Flows Deep in the Empire" I knew that it would be hot--that was expected because no one does hot quite like her. What I didn't expect was to feel so much on behalf on both Dyletri and Ismini. Dyletri, who went through so much to give away his powers so that he could one day bring back his love, only to find himself enthralled by Ismini leaves me completely breathless. Ismini on the other hand has always known she
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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

What an amazing paranormal tale!
Full review to come.

4 Stars
I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. Actually, I was really skeptical about it. This book was so erotic and I found myself literally clenching my thighs. The Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first book in The Szolites series. Dyletri is the God of Fertility and he's suppressed his powers and became celibate to save the soul of the woman he supposedly loves by making a promise of a sacrifice to the Fates. Eleven thousand years later he meets Ismini, the woman he's supposed to ...more
Laurynne Gouws -
I haven't read a paranormal romance in quite some time and when I started getting into Blood Flows Deep in the Empire, it reminded me of the reasons why it is that I really do love a great paranormal.

But combining my favorite genre, erotic romance, with one of my equally favorite categories, paranormal romance... that's where things just spiral out of control for me.

I don't know why it is, but for some reason most of the Paranormal Romance books I've read in the past have all either been YA or b
Julia Valentine
Mar 18, 2017 Julia Valentine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My mind is completely blown right now!!!!

When I go into a paranormal romance I never know what to expect because it can easily go in any can be ridiculous or it can be amazing and let me tell you Blow Flows Deep went the amazing route!!!

The imagination N Isabelle Blanco has is incredible..she took me to a world of beautiful Immortal Gods and I wanna stay there forever!!! This story between God Of Lust Dyletri and a human girl Ismini who is destined to be sacrificed by him consumed
FV Angela
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Sometimes I decide to read a book based on how badass the cover looks, this was one of those times. Well, the cover and all the four and five-star ratings on Goodreads. Which confused me, I kept going back and forth to check and make sure I wasn’t missing something. I could barely get a quarter of the way through Blood Flows Deep in the Empire without snorting, rolling my eyes and laying my Kindle down
You know how when you're reading a book you LOVE & when you finish it 2 things happen; 1) You. Are. Wrecked! The book just completely wrecks you in every possible way imaginable & you end up with this massive book hangover. AND 2) You're thoughts are consumed with this book. You think to yourself, 'I wish I could read that book again for the first time & experience it again for the first time.' Well, that happened with this book for me. I actually got to read this book again for the ...more
Liz F
Review and author interview posted on Kindles & Wine

I can’t begin to tell you all how excited I am to share my review of Blood Flows Deep in the Empire today. The author, N. Isabelle Blanco, was new to me – I’d never even heard of her before. But I saw the book on NetGalley and, well, you can see the cover below…I think you can guess why I was interested! LOL! Then I read it. Holy hot Sexy Time! It was phenomenal. (Don’t tell anyone, but I’ve read it about three times already!) I really thin
Dec 28, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Where to start.... half way through I had already rated this 4 stars, now at the end I give it 5 stars. Can one believe that even Gods are ruled by fate as well has the mortal world? And Fate being such a fickle thing and precarious as well. (smiles) Dyletri will find that out for himself, as his destiny has been wrote , shaped and intertwined with that of a human girl. Dyletri has changed his name, has been celibate for a millennium if not more( did I mention he is the God of Fertility), has ke ...more
Aug 17, 2016 Dita rated it it was amazing
This is my first book from N. Isabelle Blanco, and when i found out it was Paranormal Romance i was so excited.
This world of Goddess and Goddesses is so facinating.
I'm hooked from the Prologue. It keeps me wondering what will happen.
It keeps me intrigued who is the one that got Dimithinia out of control and did that horrible thing.
The most important one, what will happen to Ismini, when she doomed by that predicament even before she was born.
And there's a twist that make everything more complic
Elena Reyes
Dec 27, 2012 Elena Reyes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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So, I finished reading BFDE today and I must say that I am completely blown away by the entire universe this author has created. I have been a fan of N. Isabelle Blanco for a while now – know how hot her story lines can be, but this…JESUS!
I will start with the male lead: Hot, passionate, domineering…hot as all fuck, but sweet and tender at the same time. He is torn between what’s right and the promise he made. A promise that has manipulated the fates and has him harder than steel and complete an
Jan 29, 2013 Deb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I don't even know where to start reviewing this book, it's so incredibly well-written that I don't know if any of the good words I've got for it would do justice to the author and her amazing plot.-
I absolutely loved reading it and it kept me waiting for the next chapter, full of imagination, very detailed description of every scene, feelings and thoughts of every character left me wanting more and more and it almost made me believe I was there living every adventure they were on and feeling
Mar 08, 2014 Shena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I freaking love this book! It isn't your usual paranormal that has been done to death. This is a fresh take on old concept. I love how the author entwined the different paranormal beings and came up with these amazing characters. The hero and heroine took my breath away. The supporting characters were all interesting and very well written. At times I laughed out loud, and at other times I couldn't wait to get to the n ...more
Jan 16, 2013 Patricia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Hot gods...a touch of mythology ....and a truly captivating list of characters that will lead to a wonderful series. At the beginning I was a little concerned about terminology and character names...but I was able to follow the list of characters..their roles and became entranced family quickly. I recommend this book to all who love paranormal romance..mythology ....and a touch of the erotic. The author even threw in some humorous which appreciated. Give this book a read :-)
Aug 09, 2016 Katja rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This was my first book from N. Isabelle Blanco but not the last. This book was about Ismini and Dyletri and we get to know them. How they meet and what should happen later on. She was great heroine. We also meet Ismini's friends Evesse and Soleria. I liked all of them and can't wait Evesse's story. I really liked being in this world and meeting all these gods. How they behave together and their thoughts.

*ARC for honest review*
Aug 10, 2016 Shazy rated it it was amazing

Who is this author because that was freaking amazing.
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here:

YES!!!! Yes, yes, yes! Oh my goodness, this was so good. This is my kind of PNR read. I loved this book so much. This was like Larissa Ione's Demonica series, but with gods. The imagination and the dialogue used in this book made me so happy. I had a fun time with this book and I couldn't put this down even if I wanted to. Simply put...this book had everything I could ask for and more. This de
Liz F
Jun 20, 2016 Liz F rated it it was amazing
Review copy courtesy of the author.

This book was previously published as Blood Flows Deep in the Empire. According to the blurb for this new edition, Blood Flows Deep, it has been re-worked and re-edited. Now, I thought this book was damn near perfect when I read it the first time around. Let's see how this one went...

Ismini is still a great heroine. She's fiesty and strong and she's perfectly modern. I felt for her because she grew up knowing that she would need to be sacrificed (like, literall

Originally written for my blog

Wow. I never expected this book to so good. But, I freaking love it. I definitely find there to be a strong element of creativity in this book. My most favorite genre is supernatural/paranormal. My second most favorite is erotica. This book series has the best of both worlds. Hats off to the author for putting the best of both genres together so well into one story.

The story starts about 11,000 years ago, when the God of fer
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N. Isabelle Blanco is the Amazon Bestselling Author of the Allure Series, the Need Series with K.I.Lynn, and many others. At the age of three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she began to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life.

That is, until
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