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A Variety of Chains (Bloodhavens, #1)

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Kathryn McClusky is an ErGer – a rare and highly prized individual in the supernatural world.
She has spent her life running and hiding, but circumstances have changed and the only way to protect her family is to hand herself over to the Vampire Lord of London to face slavery or death.
Lucian Neben runs his London court with a stern but fair hand, but political pressures are
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Paperback, 292 pages
Published August 20th 2016 by Sinful Press
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Anne
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This genre has been hit or miss for me lately, but fortunately this book was one that I really enjoyed. Very well-written, with a compelling plotline and spicey love scenes. Just what I was looking for. I will be re-reading.
Cathy Galloway
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I really enjoyed this book. I thought the author did a great job using description to build mood. The author included background to explain the characters and their motivations. They behaved consistently and their changes were believable. I would describe this book as dark sexually since most of the sex was done under duress, although much of the violence referred to was in the past.
The story ended well with just enough unknowns to ensure that I read the next book in the series.

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Philip Pogge
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received from the author for an honest review. A slow sensual book with a surprise. Interested to see where this goes.
Lisabet Sarai
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Kathryn McClusky is an ErGer—a mortal woman with a rare mutation which makes her blood addictive to vampires and predisposes her to bond mentally and sexually with blood drinkers. Since she discovered her nature as an adolescent, she has been a fugitive, fleeing the cruelty of greedy immortals for whom she is both a drug and a political asset. With nothing but her wits and her courage, she has managed to protect her small family over the years— two adopted sisters, a mysterious daughter, and her ...more
Isis
I would like to thank Sinful Press & LibraryThing's Early Reviewers program) for a copy of this e-ARC to review. Though I received this ebook for free, that has no impact upon the honesty of my review.

Goodreads Teaser: "Kathryn McClusky is an ErGer – a rare and highly prized individual in the supernatural world.
She has spent her life running and hiding, but circumstances have changed and the only way to protect her family is to hand herself over to the Vampire Lord of London to face slavery
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David Pauly
Aug 07, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was given a free copy of this book through the Goodreads free give away. I treated this book as if I bought it, so the review that I post is an honest portrayal of my views.

Spoiler alert!! I talk about the plot!

Frankly, I am not sure what to make of this story. The first 1/3 is an emotional hodgepodge of anger and fear from the main character. Time and again, Kathryn babbles on through endless reflection about her history of running, running again, and finally more running. Initially, we know
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Loren
Aug 28, 2016 rated it liked it
This is book 1 of the Bloodhaven series, and being a huge vampire fan, I was happy to read in exchange for an honest review. Despite giving the book a 3 star rating, I did enjoy it, but it frustrated me at times. Truthfully, it was the lead female character, Kathryn, who frustrated me. Kathryn is an ErGer, which by book definition, is a human with a rare genetic mutation which allows "them to instinctively channel a wide range of energy strands from, and to, those with a physical or mental bond ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This highly steamy paranormal romance made for a really good read. In it we have Kathryn, who is a highly sought after being in the supernatural community. She has been on the run most of her life from people who want to catch her and use her to increase their power. She's finally caught by Lucien, a powerful vampire lord who wants her not only for the increased power she can give him, but also for the possibility of home, family and maybe a chance at love.

I really liked Lucien. He was very swe
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Coral
Sep 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: fluff, romance
It's a well-written book, but it's not my thing. The shaping of a strong and independent (if self-loathing) mind into the mind of a submissive dependent: interesting, in its way, but not what I go to my escapist fiction to get.

Oddly, I liked the short story (novella?), set in the same world and exploring the same themes, much better.
Sashiel "Shy" Gawerecki
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
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