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Blood and Magic (Blood and Darkness Book 1)

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Meet Gray. Dhampir. Undead. Cursed.

With supernatural powers and an insatiable need for blood, her existence is cursed.

When Gray awakens from a three-year spell induced coma, she not only discovers her lover as the one responsible, but that he has joined with a dangerous organization known as the Consilium to help them create a new breed of hybrid demons. Humans and

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Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by City Owl Press
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Sydney Ashcroft
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Melissa weaves a tale involving dhampirs and witches that keeps you on the edge of your seat and makes you root for the characters. The story is action packed and full of emotional depth that draws the reader in and makes them want more. The mythology she creates is unique and complex, adding depth and a vibrancy to the story and characters. The second book can't come soon enough!
Samantha Heuwagen
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*I was able to get an ARC*

If you like a new take on vampires and gothic literature, look no further! Good world building and interesting premise. Not to be missed!
Elena Mikalsen
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read from a debut author who might be my new favorite. Excellent characters, magical happenings. Great plot, couldn't put it down.
Carolyn Walker
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book! There is great worldbuilding and the magical system is fascinating. I love how it is based on mythology. It really adds depth to the story. We get an immediate sense of the characters and Gray is very likable, despite her struggles with the past and her own abilities. I also loved Valentina's character as well. I hope to see more of these characters and I can't wait to get started on the second book! This is my newest favorite series right now! I am so excited ...more
Penny Noble
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is a debut book, and I see great things ahead for this author. Gray is a very unique character who is full of revenge and wants to get back at the people responsible for her Dhampir status and her three-year sleep. What follows is a wild ride full of action, intrigue, and downright good writing. I did find the beginning just a little confusing as I kept feeling I’d missed something like a prequel or another book as the action started with not much explanation. But, I soon just went wit ...more
Rachel Pudelek
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great dark urban fantasy from a debut author. This is a quick read with a fast-paced story and a fun new take on vampires.
Neg Dardashti
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! The author weaves a complex story around the main character, a Dhampir named Gray, who's determined to make those responsible for turning her, her mother included, pay for what they've done. In a love and hate relationship with who she's been forced to become, the author's strong world-building and unique take on mythical creatures created a story I couldn't put down. Face-paced, action-packed, emotional, and interesting, this book has everything a reader can ask for. ...more
InD'tale Magazine
“Blood and Magic” is a fast-paced, suspenseful urban fantasy with solid world-building.

Read full review in the 2018 Nov issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Suanne
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Blood and Magic is Melissa Sercia’s debut novel. Her main character, Gray (love the name), was forced to become a Dhampir (witch and vampire) against her will, then was placed into a three-year coma by her lover. As a result, she is out for vengeance. The book follows her and her sidekick, Valentina, as they fight the Consortium, a group of evil doers bent on creating hybrid demons. The world building, particularly in the Underworld and the Hall of Secrets. Some of the concepts were interesting. ...more
Lisa
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Potential unmet.

I had to put the story aside when I was1/3 done. This story could be fierce and awesome. Instead, it's choppy with details not well thought out. The overarching story is great but the author missed the boat on the content needed to complete the story's vision. If I remember, I'll check this author out again in a few years. I'm guessing this is her first or one of her first books and it shows too much for me to enjoy. That said, Sercia imagined something original with incredible p
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Steph
This was the first book I've read by this author and I liked her writing style. Bonus - the book was free at Amazon. I did feel like the characters' stories moved rather quickly considering this is a series not a stand alone. I feel bad marking that down as a type of complaint because more times than not I'm wishing stories would move faster. This time, however, so much took place in this intro that little focus was spent on what I would've thought were major events in the characters' lives. I l ...more
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Melissa Sercia writes all things Fantasy and Science Fiction. She is the author of Blood and Magic, Flesh and Bone, and Gods and Demons in the Blood and Darkness series. Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she's not building whimsical fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand.