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The Vampire's Temptation

(Bloodwite #1)

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Even cursed blood can fall prey to love’s bite.

Kenton Morley and Lawrence Derrickson have hated each other since they were feuding border lords in medieval England and Scotland…seven hundred years ago.
When their bloodlines were cursed, birthing the world’s first vampires.

Their feud has carried through the centuries based on an old argument: Kenton seeks to destroy the Chel
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Published January 24th 2019 by Altiora Press
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Maggie Whitworth
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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AWESOME! STUNNING! TOTALLY BRILLIANT!
A new series, a new genre, same wonderful author!
This is a great book , it takes you far away from where these two characters originated, but they keep their strong ideals , they also keep their war . Kenton and Lawrence were once knights and now they are 700 years into the future and Vampires but their arguments and differences are still as strong as ever .
Enter Alessandra she’s strong, beautiful and very much a Temptation to Kenton , their opposite p
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Vampire's Temptation by Cecelia Mecca is the first book in the Bloodwite Series. This is the story of Alessandra Fiore and Kenton Morley.
Kenton and Lawrence Derrickson are sworn enemies who are on opposites sides of a war of sorts.
Kenton has come to Stone Haven, Pennsylvania to kill Alessandra who is a Cheld. Cheld's to his family are dangerous enemies that need to be taken out. Lawrence has come to town to stop Kenton and to help Alessandra. Kenton is finding himself drawn to Alessandra,
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Angie
Mar 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 22%

I don't really have anything bad to say about this book, but something was just not connecting with me. It seemed to take a while to get through all of the early setup and get to the actual story. Oh well, on to the next book!
Monika
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a brand new vampire series. And it's refreshingly different from other series. There is a new spin to an old favorite. How about vampires walking in the sun? How about a villain who is also a hero? Want to know more? You better read the book! I thoroughly enjoyed this book and can't wait to find out where Ms. Mecca will take us. I do know that the stories will be great and the characters interesting and the vampires swoon-worthy.
Elaine
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. Since this is a new series for Cecelia, I do not want to give away much of the plot for now. But this is a very intense, suspenseful, sensual and scary story about Vampires and ancient curses. Set in a picturesque Pennsylvania town full of normal people, it seems even scarier. This could all happen in my town! And Cecelia avoids all the Vampire legend cliches and creates her own fascinating mythology around the characters that have roots in her Border Series of books set along the ...more
Alison
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Vampire's Temptation
Bloodwite Book One
By Cecelia Mecca

Alessandra Fiore lives in Stone Haven Pennsylvania. She's a teacher who is on summer vacation before she becomes a history professor at a college. As her friends and her are having their last drinks of the year her best friend Toni is startled by the sudden appearance of a man with green eyes that is very good looking and is watching them. The next day Allie goes for a run and is shocked that she feels so good after over indulging at th
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Candace N
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire’s Temptation by Cecelia Mecca is hands down one of the best paranormal romances I have read in years! I am always interested in what twists an author brings to a vampire story to make it different from the others and stand out. And this story definitely STANDS OUT!! Cecelia Mecca created a completely captivating world, enticing characters and made it seem effortless. You name it, this story has it! The writing is fantastic, it is full of adventure, fast paced, and completely interest ...more
Lorrie
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I ate through this book like a starved monkey. No lie! I'm talking my coffee growing cold and hours melting away. What could be more enticing than the Hero being the Villain? And even moreso, the Heroine is attracted to him not knowing that he has come to kill her! This book had more twists than a hot pretzel and was equally as delicious!

Kenton, a 700 year old vampire, has descended upon Stone Haven with one goal in mind... to kill her. Eliminating her from this earth was a necessity to keep his
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Kristin Davison
Jan 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arcs
I would like to thank the author for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. I am a part of the authors review team.

Kenton is one of the oldest and strongest vampires to walk the earth. Alessandra is a chield, a being with skills to kill vampires, only she doesn't know. What happens when these two fall in love?

I'm really interested to see where this story goes.
Cyndi
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*Arc copy given and review freely given*
Cecelia Media's new series is going to be a smash if this first book is any indication of what is going to come ! I read this book in 2 days ,family/house endeavors accomplished aside, and if not for those interruptions i think I'd have read in one day! It really is that good!
Kenton Morley and Alessandra Fiore are your central characters to kick off the "Bloodwite " series , with support from Lawrence Derrickson and his siblings.
This books nicely ties the
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Lori D
It has been a long time since I have read a paranormal romance about vampires, but wow, what an amazing story to get reacquainted!! Of course, this is by Cecelia Mecca, one of my go to authors for historical romance! But when I knew she was taking two border lords from those books to the future, I was hooked and knew this series would be outstanding!
Kenton and Lawrence where strong knights, who were at war with each other. Forward 700 years and now they are vampires, still having arguments and
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Niki
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Honestly don't even bother reading the review, just read this book. You won't regret it.

Feuding Scottish/English border lords turned blood-cursed vampires, Kenton Morley and Lawrence Derrickson are still on opposite sides in modern day Pennsylvania. Kenton wants to destroy and human of the Cheld bloodline, descendants of Lawrence's late brother, and the only ones capable of killing old vampires, but Lawrence wants to protect them. In the small town of Stone Haven, Pennsylvania, the two clash onc
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Janet
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kenton Morley and Lawrence Derrickson have hated each other ever since they were feuding border lords in medieval England and Scotland…seven hundred years ago. When their bloodlines were cursed, birthing the world’s first vampires.
Kenton seeks to destroy the Cheld—the only line of humans capable of killing their kind—while Lawrence seeks to save them.
When the vampires move to Stone Haven, Pennsylvania because a Cheld is on the cusp of discovering her powers, Alessandra Fiore, lives there. No ma
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Amy Burkhart
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This new series from Cecelia Mecca is outstanding!! She has taken an entirely new spin on vampires for us and turned this into an awesome story.
Set in an idyllic little historic Pennsylvania town of Stone Haven you first meet Alessandra, who comes from a long line of vampire hunters known as the Cheld, unbeknownst to her. Now enter Kenton a 700 year old vampire who has come to kill her but is drawn to her instead.
All I can say is that you won’t be able to put this book down! I finished it in a
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Tam
Feb 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Vampires crafted for the modern era. Fast-paced, addictive plot. Believable, multi-layered characters you instantly bond with.

Mecca's first foray into paranormal is beyond-the-realm good! Bring on the next book in the series, please!

*I received a complimentary ARC of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
Gina
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful

I just loved this vampire story that takes place in a small town. This enemy to lovers story had interesting characters and storyline. It was different from other vampire stories I have read and I mean in a good way. This is a book you won't want to put down. I could see myself in this town from the descriptions. I will anxiously look for the next book.
Lail
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Vampire’s Temptation by Cecelia Mecca is a wickedly addictive 5 STAR read. I’ve read a lot of Paranormal books and this one stands out and no doubt will be a best seller!
The author’s writing is masterfully flawless with enticingly cleaver and witty characters and dialogue. The storyline rooted me with it’s suspense, danger, unforeseen plot twist and turns, and a four alarm passionate Romance between unlikely enemies.
This is a new original and fresh vampire story with different variables th
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AnnMarie
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Vampire's Temptation is the first book in the Bloodwite series by Cecelia Mecca.

What I find unique about this story is that the vampires were actually border lords in medieval times and were only turned into vampires accidentally by a curse made in the hope of stopping the fighting between the border clans, English and Scottish alike. I enjoy reading this author's books based in those times so am thrilled that in her endeavour to write another genre of books she still manages to add medieva
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Patricia King
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bloodwite-series
The Vampire's Temptation by Ms. Cecelia Mecca is my first ever read of a paranormal novel about Vampires. I have Ms. Maggie Whitworth to thank for introducing me to this amazing author.

The story stems from Ms. Mecca's Medieval Historical Romance Border series. The story takes place in present day, in Stone Haven, Pennsylvania. The young beautiful Allessandra Fiore has just acquired a teaching position, as a professor, in the history department at Stone Haven University. She lives with her long
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Kat Tolle
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book 10 stars I would it is that good. The Vampire's Temptation by Cecelia Mecca is book 1 in her new Bloodwite series. I have been reading Cecelia’s books for a while now and they are all mostly historical medieval border romance story, which I love, so when I was given this book and it was a contemporary vampire PRN which I don’t normally read but, seeing it was a Cecelia Mecca book I thought oh what the heck. What an amazing surprise! I am still in awe over this book. Fro ...more
djc-
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lawrence and Kenton are from two different vampire families that have been enemies for centuries. They discover that Alessandra is one person who has the power to take them both down and she didn't not even know it. Alessandra has just found out that she has secret powers and will need help finding out what they are. She does not know who to trust but feels a strong connection to Kenton and asks for his help. What happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation. Not enough wo ...more
Michelle
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a totally different twist on vampire stories.
Two vampires come to a little town in Pennsylvania – one to kill and the other to protect.
Can these two long term enemies come to a truce?
This is a new series for Cecelia Mecca with a new genre. As with her border series books the writing was good – kept me glued to the book - had to keep reading to see what happens next.

Alison
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t think Paranormal was my cup of tea. Boy, was I wrong!
I have to admit I love a good Medieval Romance novel and never ventured much from that time period. I first started reading Cecelia Mecca books because of her Border Series set 700 years ago. So I started following her on FB. I discover that she was going to start writing Paranormal and was quite shocked. Got to say I never read much of that genre but decided I would keep tabs on her new series since she is one of my favorite writers.
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Kristy
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is without a doubt one of the best vampire books i have read in awhile with its centuries old curse bitter enemys and vampire hunters it kept me turning the page one after the other i couldn't wait to get to the end then when i was finished i can't wait till the next one in the series comes out. The blood fued Between Kenton Morley and Lawrence Derrickson started long ago with a curse cast over the death of Lawrence's brother and the supposed involvement of Kenton family the curse caused th ...more
Lisa Hemming
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alessandra leads a normal life and had just accepted a position as a professor at the local university. She never expected to meet two devilishly handsome men at the same time who happened to know more about her life than she did. She thought Lawrence was sexy and fascinating, but Kenton made her feel special and coveted at the same time. He was mysterious, with his sultry eyes that looked right through her into her soul, his dreamy voice, and chiseled body. She was concerned at how fast she was ...more
Leslie OBrien
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay, let’s backtrack. This story actually starts back with story 9 of the Border Series with “The Guardian's Favor”. If you haven’t delved into that series, it’s a historical romance set in 13th century Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border and comprises strong female heroines, alpha-male heroes, and sizzling romance. It’s there you’ll first meet Lawrence Derrickson. And yes, you did the math right – 700 years ago.

Fast forward to 2019 to Stone Haven, Pennsylvania, where we meet Alessandra
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djc-
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
Lawrence and Kenton are from two different vampire families and have been enemies for centuries. They discover that Alessandra is one person who has the power to take them both down and she didn't not even know it. Alessandra has just found out that she has secret powers and will need help finding out what they are. She does not know who to trust but feels a strong connection to Kenton and asks for his help. What happens next will keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation. Not enough wor ...more
A NOVEL
Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it
The Vampire's Temptation is only the eighth PNR book I've {ever} read, and Cecelia Mecca is only the 3rd PNR author I've been introduced to.

Full disclosure, my PNR experience is fairly limited, so my comparisons & opinions may differentiate slightly from more" in-tuned" PNR fans.

There were a lot of elements in this book that I enjoyed. I liked the story line - it's an original twist on vampires that opens the doors to a lot of possibilities. The characters were likable and not always predictable
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Shannon Janssen
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this authors foray into paranormal romance and with a story that isn't targeted at the Teen/YA audience. I think the story was well written and believable. I like the idea that there could be other "kinds" living among us with the same type of moral dilemmas and complexities of their unique existence. This book is an enjoyable, easy read. Due to a crazy work schedule, I have the luxury of time and was able to read this in one sitting, which was nice because I didn't really want t ...more
Petula
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kento Morley has been a vampire since medieval times.  He and his brothers have spent centuries honouring their parent's deaths by killing any of "The Cheld" they find.  The Cheld are humans who develope extra powers that help them keep the balance of power against the vampires. 
Alessandra Fiore is a history teacher.  She has just landed a job at the university. 
There are two new very attractive and obviously rich men in town. They both seem to make her hair stand on end. Something very strang
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Cecelia Mecca is the author of steamy historical and romance that transports readers to a world of love, passion, power and control. She also writes paranormal romance as C.L. Mecca.

Every heroine, from Lady Sara in the Border Series to Alessandra Fiore in Bloodwite, is your best friend-- the one who kicks ass and takes names. When these ladies meet alpha-males who try to take control, sparks fly w
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