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Blood Lust

(Devil's Gate #1)

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4.09  ·  Rating details ·  201 ratings  ·  80 reviews
An ancient dark power. Three species at war. A witch to unite them all.

Life in Devil's Gate is hell on earth. With no Regent to maintain order between the species, humans live in fear of what lurks in the shadows while the vampires, wolves, and fae that inhabit Devil's Gate battle for territory and power.

And nineteen-year-old Estelle Cotillard is caught up in the
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Kindle Edition, 170 pages
Published December 12th 2018 by Delesty Books
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Tasha Mahoney
Oh my! This sexy, intense and completely gripping paranormal romance has pulled me into the world of Celeste and her paranormal men. I love the delicate world building, that doesn't overwhelm and is laced throughout the story. It was like a map unfolding at a pace that felt natural.
The well woven story was one that I could not get enough of. I needed to know what happened next and the romance felt natural and not forced.
While this reverse harem tale is undeniably sexy, the relationships between
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Marianne
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF @ 70%
There's nothing really wrong with this book except the lack of originality. I felt like I've read this story countless times already.
Saira Moodley (BookedMercy)
Arc provide in exchange for an honest review

5 stars!!!!

I was very nervous to read this book as I’ve said countless times that I will never read a harem let alone a reverse harem book. But I finally tried one….and yes I loved it!! This book was simply amazing. I’m kinda shocked that I enjoyed it so much. The author’s writing sucked me in on the first page. I could not put this book down!

This is my first (most probably only) paranormal read this year and I am so happy I read this particular book
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Jessica *The Lovely Books*
Update:
Interesting enough for me to want the next book. Especially with an ending like that.


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Reading the prequel and I don’t know how I feel about Gage being one of the harem in this book. Blech.
Jess
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was ok
Skip it.

I hate to knock an authors work, but I would recommend skipping this one. It reads like the author took all of their favorite elements of various paranormal books and copy paste them into one book with a reverse harem theme, because that is trendy right now, and called it a day. I spent the first 1/4 of the book feeling like I was missing part of the story until I realized the author just didn't bother to write those parts. The reader doesn't get world or character building, you
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Amy~My Book Obsession~
Great set up to what should be an awesome series!
We only really get to see Gage and Celeste interact together. Gage is a broody alpha male that doesn’t want to share but knows he has too. He and Celeste will have to learn to trust each other so they can change their world for the better.
I can’t wait to see what happens in the rest of the series. I think it’s going to be explosive! Lucas and Laken are hot as hell too but We just don’t see enough of them.
Narration was good. No complaints this
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Becky Rendon
Nov 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I should be ashamed to say this...should, but I'm not, Blood Lust definitely, definitely has me lusting. Full on hussy rubbing herself up against several men kind of lusting. I didn't start out this way...

I actually started this book immediately after finishing The Vessel. It was a difficult transition for me because I didn't realize the true nature of The Vessel. As a prequel, it starts the story off and I latched onto the idea of Sierra. However, Sierra isn't the main character and once I got
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Ally *Wasted Life Books & Romance*
Wonderful Starts to a Sexy RH PNR

I wasn't sure what to expect! This book was focused on world-building and setting up the love and relationships between CeCe and her three men! Ends on a significant cliffhanger but book two is pi I love that she is a witch and falling for a vampire, faerie, and wolf!
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Siobhan
Blood Lust intrigued me from the moment I heard about it, sounding like the kind of paranormal romance book I would adore. With the promise of so many good things, I was eager to dive into this one.

Although Blood Lust was enjoyable, I feel as though this one only touched the surface of what could have been. It was well written and interesting, but I’d been expecting something a bit more explosive than what we were given. I think, in many ways, this book was just the set up to what is to come in
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Jennifer / JG's Reads
This book begins approximately 5-6 years after the end of The Vessel. Celeste is still dealing with the death of her sister and the recent death’s of 2 women close to her, in addition to trying to learn how to control her magic. She meets Gage, a vampire that knew her sister, and they strike up an uneasy friendship (initially). Their friendship quickly turns into more while Gage helps Celeste learn how to navigate the tense situation in Devil’s Gate. She eventually meets Lucas, a fae, and Laken, ...more
Gina Burkart
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
wow this book will have you crazy excited about reading this book. this is a thirsty read that will have you loving this dark twisted read.
Book Addict
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow...this book! As soon as you start reading it kicks you in the guts and keeps you excited all the way through! Celeste is s good FMC and she is written very realistically...she has so much put on her quickly and yes she acts quite immaturely, but let’s give her that, she has lost everyone, find out how important she is and learns those close to her have been lying...let her get drunk and sook a little!! I absolutely love Gage, he is an alpha vampire who is very protective of Celeste and hates ...more
Jeanny
Dec 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 33%
I’m sorry but it was so DULL I had to call it quits.
Roxs Reads
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story has everything! I was totally wrapped up in heart-sinking drama, nail-biting suspense, and thigh-clenching sexual tension. It totally drew me in. I've given it 5 Very Magical Stars and I can’t wait for the trilogy to continue. Blood Lust: A Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance - (Devil’s Gate #1) is by far my favourite book from Grace White yet. She has converted me into a lover of all things paranormal, given me a thirst for vampires, a longing for wolves, and a desire for faeries, while ...more
Beyond The Covers Blog
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romaine
Blood Lust takes you on a magical adventure into the paranormal world of humans, faes, wolves, witches and vampires.

Sierra sacrifices herself in order to protect her younger sister. Celeste has been hidden for years in plain sight until she becomes of age to claim her birthright as Regent. She is a strong and determined young lady who has no control over her powers. She is the last of the La Fleur witches and is The Vessel. As The Vessel it is her duty to unite the vampires, faes and the wolves
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Dawn Higgins
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this first book.I read the prequel The Vessel about Sierra and how it all came about, but this book was all about Celeste her sister and what she was going to become, the Vessel.This story tells of how she comes into her own,with the help of alpha Vampire Gage Coreil,plus Lucus a fae and Larken the wolf.

Wasn't sure how this was going to work as Gage was a hot sexy and very protective vampire who did not want to share Celeste at all,but meeting Lucas and Larken i can see how this
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Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
This is the first book in a brand new paranormal romance series by an author that I've never had the pleasure of reading anything by up to this point and I loved this!

I'm so glad that I was given the opportunity to read and review this one since I fell in love with the characters from page one! Estelle is amazing and I loved reading about all of the interesting situations she ended up in. She's brave and strong and her entire life is about to change forever once the huge secret she's been
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Jessica Robbins
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tour, own-kindle
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

Great start to what is going to be an amazing new series by White. Estelle, or should I say Celeste, is one really powerful witch that is destined to be the Regent of Devil's Gate. The problem is that she has been in hiding for years while she finished growing up. Now her life is interrupted by powers she cannot control, vampires trying to hurt her, men she should be attracted to yet us, and lots of
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Carolyn
ARC provided by the author.<\i>

Solid start to a series. There are witches, vampires, fae, and wolves. All at the brink of war - with each other and within their groups.

Celeste is the last witch in her family line, her sister died to protect her, and now 6 years later, she is ready to step into her role.

It is a reverse harem, so we get three males interested in her. I'm glad she won't have to choose. I wish their relationships were built differently.

Overall, entertaining, the second half of
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Bec
I guess I'm lucking out tonight... This is a bunch of UF elements thrown together with little world building and very rushed writing. For the first quarter of the book, you don't really know what is going on or why; the next quarter the MC decides to trust her mortal enemy because reasons... Still don't really know what is going on... I'm moving on now, DNF.
Sheena
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bewitching tale...

Having fallen in love with Sierra in The Vessel, it was with excitement and some trepidation that I embarked on the story of her sister Celeste...but of course this fantastical story of love and sacrifice in the face of great evil is in the hands of a wonderfully talented author..and my fears were unfounded...

That being said, I did not immediately fall in love with Celeste, I felt she was reckless and a little bit selfish, considering the protection she had been afforded by
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Nicole Dunton
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Updated Review:

Celeste has been hiding her true identity so she can live life as a normal human. She also has a blood spell on her to disguise her appearance from the paranormals. The spell is only meant to last until her 18th birthday, but a tragedy keeps them from removing the spell and telling her the truth about herself. That is until she is approached while out and about one night by Gage.

This is my third time reading it and I was just as entranced by it as the first time around. I
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Felicia
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blood Lust by Grace White is a Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance. I listened to this book on audio narrated by Sarah Puckett. Sarah did an amazing job narrating. This is the first book of Grace White's that I have read and look forward to reading more of her books in the future. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Romance, Paranormal, or Reverse Harem books.
Dominique
I have read other works by Grace White, this one was a good read. Blood Lust is a reverse hare with paranormal characters (an all-powerful witch, fae, vampires and wolfs). The plot is quite a twist and keeps you wanting to read, simply to understand the mystery that is presented. The main character Celeste is a witch with immense power, who is supposed to become the leader of an entire community. While, I understand the gravity of this position after being in hiding for the last couple of years, ...more
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Saved only because her sister made the ultimate sacrifice, Celeste La Fleur has been hiding in plain sight for the past few years from the magical community she was born to lead. As the last La Fleur witch, it’s up to Celeste to restore balance between the warring species of vampire, fae and wolves so that the human inhabitants of Devil’s Gate can escape the constant fear and threats of death and violence that have become their existence.

Now that Celeste has come of age, it’s up to her to claim
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Jennifer G
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Estelle Cotillard is not who the world thinks she is. Her sister sacrificed everything, including her life to keep her safe. She's been hidden in plain sight for years. But now it's time to step up, claim her rightful identity, and carry on her family legacy. Devil's Gate is in chaos. Vampires are facing a coup. The fae and wolves are about to go to war with one another. Humans live in fear. Years without a regent have been costly. Only the vessel has the power to unite and save them all.

I was
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Keyrsten
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The minute I read the synopsis for Blood Lust I was intrigued and had to have it. Grace has crafted this dark and broody world that is fascinating to read about on page. She really painted a picture of this world she created and it felt like you could actually see what was going on. The concept is rather unique and I'm curious to see how this all plays out.

Celeste is quite the female lead. She has spent the last several years hiding who she really was to jumping out from behind the shadows and
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Keryn
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Celeste La Fleur has been hidden in plain sight of the magical community when her big sister Sierra saved her life. At the age of 13, The Ancients told her big sis that she (Sierra) had to give a special blood oath on a special blue blood moon for the Ancients to remain Regent (one who helps keep the peace between witch, fae, wolf and vampire)....what they neglected to tell her was the sacrifice was to be her 13 year old kid sister Celeste. Using her wits and love for her sister she went to the ...more
Lynn Reynolds
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: finished-reading
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Estelle Cotillard feels more at ease when she’s around family. Gage Coreil always seems to be in the right place at the right time. Terrin is an important person in Estelle’s life. He’s more than what usually a secondary character seems to be. There’s also a prequel that is important to this story. The Vessel should be read first because it’s a better way to understand the pain that you see at the beginning of Estelle’s story.

There are moments of confusion and of anger. The
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Debbie Turk
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
This Story Is A Great Continuation From 'The Vessel'!! 4 Stars

(I loved how this book started with the short story called The Vessel. It really sets this book up brilliantly. The World that 'Blood Lust' is set in is just so much more full & satisfying if you read it first!!)

Estelle finally retakes her rightful name and blood in Devils Gate. She's over a year older than her late sister, Sierra, planned! But at 19 years old she is once again Celeste La Fleur, the last witch in a bloodline that
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