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Blood Bond: 1

(Blood Bond Saga #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  2,250 ratings  ·  444 reviews
Vampire Dante Gabriel is starving. What he craves is red gold—human blood. After being held captive as a blood slave to a female vampire for years, he has finally escaped. Unchained at last, he follows his nose to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger.
ER nurse Erin Hamilton expects just another busy night shift…until she finds a gorgeous stranger vandalizing the hospi
Kindle Edition, 117 pages
Published August 21st 2018 by Waterhouse Press
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Jennifer Gaarder
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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By Helen Hardt

Waterhouse Press, August 21, 2018

117 Pages, Kindle Edition

From the Blood Bond Chronicles, this is book 1 of the Blood Bond Saga. Dante Gabriel is starving. After suffering in captivity for years a slave to a female vampire, he finally escapes, unchained. He follows the scent to the nearest blood bank to sate his hunger and need for blood.

ER nurse Erin Hamilton is working the night shift at the hospital when she is sent to the blood bank
Kathy West
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Let me say that this is my first ever vampire book. Honestly, I would have never picked this book up if it wasn't a Helen Hardt book. With that being said, I am GLAD I did.

"Humans don't realize they each possess their own scent beyond perspiration and pheromones, a fragrance that coms from their very life force - their blood."

Dante and Erin meet under very interesting circumstances, aka, him stealing blood from the blood bank at the hospital she works at. But he doesn't hurt her when she finds h
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it

Blood Bond Saga 1 by Helen Hardt
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
BOOK DETAILS: 6 part series although all 6 books a short reads

Dante Gabriel has just escaped being held captive for ten years by another vampire. He was tortured and made a blood slave. He is lost, hungry and trying to find his family.

Erin Hamilton is an ER Nurse and discovers Dante in the blood bank of the hospital. Erin has an unexplained pull towards this strange man.

Dante has
Jacqueline's Reads
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, pnr
5 Vampire Stars

I got the audio version of this book and in the audio version it’s the first three parts in one. I just finished the first part and here are my thoughts.

The male narrator is a new narrator for me and he has a SUPER deep voice. Deep voices are pretty hard because you never know how you will react to them but I have to say his personality fit the character. If I am picturing an animalist Hero Vampire, then yeah he will have a deep voice. I like his acting and voice transitions as we
Angel Payne
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After the magnificent Steel Brothers Saga, Helen Hardt has taken a daring turn, trading Colorado for New Orleans, and diving into a favorite romance subgenre: the vampire romance. I have to admit that I opened this book with a double whammy of high standards. Not only am I a huge fan of the Steels; vampires have been a favorite of mine as a genre, and I wondered what was going to make this series stand out for me.
Well, Ms. Hardt didn't leave me disappointed by one delicious drop. With a bold an
I picked this up after seeing it as a promotion on Facebook. $2.99 for 117 page "book." Part 1 of a (currently) 9 book serial series.

This is my own personal opinion and personal take on this "book" realizing everyone has their own opinion to decide on purchasing a book (as I did myself) and that gives the purchaser the ability to share their thoughts.

I guess I did not realize this was a serial series "book" when I started reading it (after reading the sample option first). Typical of a serial,
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Helen Hardts writing, she is a wonderful storyteller, and this book is no exception.
Totally captivating .
I would have loved it to have been longer, but it was great for a taster of what's to come .
It's impossible to put any of Helens books down once you start, so this was read in one sitting . Looking forward to starting part 2 tonight!
Marta Cox
Mar 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
The first part of a serial about Dante a born Vampire. Dante was kidnapped at age eighteen and held prisoner but somehow after ten years he escapes. Desperate for blood he raids a hospital blood bank and there he meets Erin who tempts him like no other. Trouble is Dante doesn't really know what it means to be a free Vampire and his family clearly have secrets.
This was free but obviously as its a serial it's not a complete story.
Another instance of the lying 5 star reviews. The book was ok. It wasn’t bad but it really wasn’t good either. Way too unrealistic, even for a vampire book. Dante was not a strong character. He was actually frustrating. Erin made absolutely no sense. I don’t know this blood covered man but let’s make out with him. And the numerous attempts at “suspense” were overdone. There was “something suspenseful” about every freaking character but Steve the orderly. But that wasn’t the worse part. This is a ...more
This is the story of Dante and Erin. Erin is a RN in a hospital where Dante goes and ends up stealing blood; however, when he eyes Erin he just has to have her.

I liked the book and story line okay, but I didn't find a lot of it believable, even in the paranormal world. When they first meet, he needs a place to stay and he hasn't seen his family in years due to his situation, so he needs to do some internet research. He somehow manages to get Erin to take him home, let him use her computer, and
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG..... thrilling
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Karen Aguilera
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved how Helen came out of her comfort zone and has given her readers what is the start of another amazing saga.

Erin Hamilton who is the ER Nurse is drawn to Dante in a way that she can't even believe. She feels the need to protect him when she could have turn him over to the police. Her chemistry with Dante is something to be reckoned with. She doesn't know why she keeps going back to him to there is something that keeps her going back for more.

Oh My Lanta Dante. Helen has painted such an vi
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Helen is truly one of the most incredible, amazing authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of discovering and obsessing over. Yet again, she delivered an amazing start to what seems like its going to be an intense, incredible and addictive series! I’ve read my fair share of paranormal romances, and this right here just tops them all! She put a different kind of twist on things and it’s not the same old vampire love story and it’s exactly what I needed! I’d star
Jul 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Helen Hardt has done it again... It is so amazing when an Author gets out of their comfort zone and wows you with their abilities. This is a MUST READ!!!

Tell me.. Who does not love a story with twists and turns, vampires and a setting in New Orleans? If any of that sounds appealing to you... READ THIS SAGA!!!

From the moment I met Erin Hamilton (ER NURSE) there was an instant connection. She is very easy to relate to. Dante instantly peaks her curiosity and interests her from the moment they
Naughty Mom Story Time
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
Blood Bond Saga 1 is a very intriguing and captivating story. Helen Hardt continues her usual style of sensual storytelling as she taps into the genre of paranormal romance.

Blood Bond is a sage told through multiple novella style releases with this being the first and I was immediately transported to the streets of New Orleans in a world where vampires roam and live among humans. With a slightly different physiology and their need for blood to truly sustain them, the vampires of this world work
Cindy M. Green
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paranormal romance is my catnip and I was over the moon when I heard that Helen was writing a new series in this genre. Once again, Helen captivates my heart and attention in this tale of a sexy vampire, Dante, who meets ER nurse Erin. Their chance meeting strikes a chord in both and little to they know their lives will never be the same.

Dante is haunted by recent events that caused him to be estranged from his family. He has been reunited with them all, but his transition back into his daily li
Beneath The Covers Blog
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sonal, arcs, 2018-reads
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow!!!! I swear Helen Hardt is truly amazing in all of her books I have read and this one was amazing as well!! I have read a few paranormal romances but I was never big in paranormal but I'll tell you this book really opened my eyes!!! I can't wait for part 2!!!! Wow I can't wait for more of Dante and Erin's story!!!!!!
Nov 02, 2018 rated it did not like it
Don’t waste your money

The vibe that I got reading this book was that the Arthur took a book of three and decided to extend it and make it into 10 books. Within an hour I was done reading the book.
Spoiler alert:
To summarize Book one.
Dante is the vampire that is being held captive as a sex slave and then escapes. Then he needs Erin in the hospital she is an RN.He cannot control himself around Erin and then the queen comes back looking for him practically that’s the end of book one. There was real
Diana Gioia
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Ugh I really hate cliffhangers. until the next one I guess.
Heather Bass
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read books by this author but she keeps on blowing me away. I absolutely love Paranormal romance but this story exceeded all my expectations. This is the first book to a new series. I was hooked on this book right from the beginning. These characters will pull you in immediately. I read this book in only one sitting.

Dante Gabriel is not your ordinary guy. He is a vampire but he is not your average vampire that we all grew up thinking about. Dante was held against his will for years and f
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty

Dante is finally free from his captivity. Being alone and confused he finds the one thing he needs to survive, blood.

Erin is a nurse working the night shift when she happens upon a disaster that has been created by this strange man who is clearly lost.

So begins an interesting tale that is far from over. Dante has lost years of his life and he just wants to get them back, but he wants to do it his way. His way may or may not be the best choice. Erin just wants to keep on with status quo and the
Emma James
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Aug 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I've enjoyed paranormal romance in the past, but this book didn't do anything for me.

I loved the Twilight series, but now, I would want more vampire nookie considering I was younger when I read them. My favorite paranormal romance to date is the Existence Trilogy by Abbi Glines. Although those books were paranormal, the writing and the creativity made it feel like vampires and death existed.

With Dante, I didn't feel like that.

This novella is a short read and can be read in an hour or two tops
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh, I didn't want to read this book. I'm easily frightened. But, I promised one of my book buddies, I would give it my best shot.
In the beginning, I was ready to throw in the towel. But, my friend begged me not to give up. So I pushed myself, slowly.
Well, let me just tell you, Helen, with the help of my book buddy, has converted me. Once a vampire everything hater, to now kinda diggin' them. Well, Dante anyway, can I just say HOT!!!
Loved this story about Dante and Erin, and now here I am, havi
Jan 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
DO NOT READ! If you like books that make you think and keep you going til the end, this is NOT the book for you. By the time I reached the quarter mark in the book I started skipping just to see what would happen. I eventually returned this book, which I never do. This book is a poor attempt at a crossover between Twilight and Fifty Shades. The lead characters are over the top with their dramatics. It reads like a fan-fiction story written by a high schooler who loves Soap Operas. I occasionally ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Wow, I wish I could get my time back. But at least the book had been free on Amazon. I read this in about an hour, 117 page of meandering meaningless story. This has the feel of another series of empty promises. I didn’t really get a feel for the characters either, which really made me not care about them. The writing is ok, but 117 pages of nothing important. Some authors can pack so much into a novella, others need to write a 450 page book to get the same affect. Those types of books should ne ...more
Robin Miller
Jan 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF 31%

I really hate to give bad reviews but I honestly just can't understand why this book got so many 4 and 5 star reviews. Maybe my standards are just too high but I was expecting more. This reads like bad fanfiction, in my opinion. And, please God, let me never have to read the words "milky estrogen" ever again.
Sep 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
I kinda of felt ripped off. I have love the authors other books but I felt like the storyline wasn’t going anywhere. Glad it was a short book. I hate that it was left in a cliffhanger. But I don’t care enough to read the other books so I will never know.
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#1 New York Times, #1 USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author Helen Hardt's passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, an attorney, a black belt in Taekwondo, a gram ...more

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