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Seven organized crime Families, known as the Seven Blessed Families, rule the World of Exodus and its people with the use of their mysterious magical artifacts, called Relics. Relics give powers to the Blessed members of the Families, and they use those powers for corruption and control of everything in Exodus.
Maretto Rose, the patriarch of the Rose Family, celebrates his
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Kindle Edition, 449 pages
Published June 19th 2017 by Jordan Petrarca
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Koeur
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Publishing Date: June 2017

Publisher: Jordan Petrarca

ISBN:9780692921616

Genre: SciFi

Rating: 4.3/5

Publisher’s Description: Seven organized crime Families, known as the Seven Blessed Families, rule the World of Exodus and its people with the use of their mysterious magical artifacts, called Relics. Relics give powers to the Blessed members of the Families, and they use those powers for corruption and control of everything in Exodus.

Review:Look out everyone, there is a new Sheriff in town that writes
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Pegboard
Oct 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
The intensity of this novel pulls you into the Rose family as they prepare to enter the public as celebrities, celebrating the patriarch’s birthday. Jordan Petrarca recounts the attempt on Don Maretto Rose’s life in great detail. He puts you right there while the security guards are scrambling to set up a barrier of protection against incredible odds. The elder Rose escapes but at the expense of one of his sons.

The Blessed families of the Exodus each own a relic that gives their sons a unique a
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Amanda
Nov 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review-2017
Blood and Roses is like The Godfather meets Game of Thrones and it's fantastic! Petrarca opens with a gritty letter from the narrator giving a brief and crass synopsis of Exodus, the seven "Blessed" families who wield all the power, and the mysterious magic known as Relics that are the key to maintaining that power. In the beginning of the book, the patriarch of the Rose family is targeted by his enemies, the aftermath of which demands that the youngest son, Ric, return home and get his life tog ...more
Carol Flythe
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gangsters
Blood and Roses takes place in Exodus and it is run by Seven Families. These Seven Families basically have free range to do whatever they please and the President just looks the other way. What’s interesting about these families is that they aren’t just your regular gangsters but they also possess magical relics which gives them control.

The story focuses on one particular family, the Maretto Rose. Trying to enjoy his birthday, the patriarch of the family attends the theater with some of his sons
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Kristen
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: upwork
This book had a sort of greater world soap opera feel to it. The head families are the equivalent to royalty with their power and wealth. The story is not very big picture and, like I said, has a soap opera / shakespeare feel to it. The drama and betrayal between the families is what make up the story. It often gets very real and the author does not shy away from any sort of censorship. Good to know before buying this book for a young teen.

Despite these aspects, it is so much more than a thrille
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Molly
Mar 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: mafia family romance / adventure fans
Recommended to Molly by: Booksprout
in this magical mafia family drama, the foundations of that new world order are shaken and challenged.

mayhem, murder and new ideas about family, loyalty and state.

blood sex and drugs meets philosophy.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
B Whitaker,
What a surprise this book was. I was expecting the typical mafia/erotic romance read and instead found that and much more within it's 450 odd pages. I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, pant or all of the above. Magic and supernatural mixed with futuristic sci-fi, this book has a little bit of everything for every reader. Jordan Petrarca is a new author for me, but will watch with bated breath for the next book from this author.

I was offered this selection from book sprout for an honest review.
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