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Drawing Bloodlines

(The Princeton Allegiant #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Sink your teeth into this new vampire series from Golden Leaf Finalist Deborah Garland.


Dr. Alexander Manning has drawn too much blood from his beautiful patient. Overwhelmed with thirst for her, he drinks it immediately. But when she catches him and passes out, he must report what happened to his allegiant’s Commander. Or…he can deal with her
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published April 3rd 2019 by Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
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Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
DRAWING BLOODLINES (The Princeton Allegiant #1) by Deborah Garland is the first book in a new paranormal vampire romance series. The vampires are a bit different from the norm and this leads to new world-building opportunities for this author.

Dr. Alexander Manning is a doctor, a professor and a vampire. He is a valued member of the Princeton Allegiant due to his ability to supply blood to the group. Alex was turned over one hundred years ago and is still learning how to use the “special” gifts h
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Drawing Bloodlines is the first book in The Princeton Allegiant, and we meet with Alexander, a young vampire of only five hundred years old or so. He is the doctor who draws the blood from our main female, Elizabeth, which is okay until she catches him drinking it.

The attraction between Alexander and Elizabeth is off the charts from the start, but I actually wished it wasn't for part of the book! Now, don't get me wrong, steam isn't a bad thing at all, but for me, it actually took away from some
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There are a few twists in the book and some good sex scenes that is sure to heat your blood. If you love vampire romances (huge Trueblood fan here), I’d suggest giving Drawing Bloodlines a read.

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Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Garland breathes new life into the vampire world with a gripping story and compelling characters. From the first few pages, I was hooked. The writing was really good, and the story holds some unexpected plot twists!
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

Drawing Bloodlines is the first book in The Princeton Allegiant Series by Deborah Garland. OMG- this book is sooo good. I was hooked from the first page, and didn’t put it down till I had read every word. If this first incredible instalment is anything to go by this series is set to be AMAZING!!! I absolutely loved Ms. Garlands Darling Cove Series, but this book managed to eclipse them. Let’s face it though, Ms. Garland had me at the mere mention of vampires- as I LOVE a good paranormal r
Liberty Ireland Historical Graffiti
This is the beginning of an Outstanding New Vampire Series! Of course, Ms. Garland had me at Vampire...hehehe (Twilight, TVD & Originals, TrueBlood, them all!).

Ms. Garland's world-building was exceptional in this book. There are all sorts of new and exciting characters that I want to know more about, a plot and storyline that are both intriguing and unique, filled with action, passion, drama and angst, and the sex baby, oh. the. sex. It is graphic but not gratuitous so I was more than
Chantelle Smith
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines is Book 1 in The Princeton Allegiant Series a new series by author Deborah Garland. This is my first read from this author and after experiencing this read, it most certainly will not be my last. I would love to read more from this author whether that's other books or more from this series, I can't wait to see where she takes it!

Its been a while since I read a vampire read, and boy this didn’t disappoint. It has elements of what you already have read or know about vampires, bu
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland
(The Princeton Allegiant Series)
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!

This is not your average vampire story. There is romance and action that balance out nicely for a terrific read! The character are all fantastic and the story line flows smoothly.

Elizabeth is a strong woman, and I think she is as strong as she is because of her fierce protection of her daughter Annie. When she meets Alex and discovers what he is, she is taken aback and hesitant of keeping anything g
Laura Furuta
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1)
By: Deborah Garland
5 out of 5 stars

The story Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland is a wonderful book that includes vampires and romance. I have always loved vampire stories and this one only made me love them more. It pulled me in from the very beginning and didn’t let me go until I had finished the final page. There are moments when the suspense is high and I was wondering what was going to happe
Cindy Reifel
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Lockspier has had a lot on her mind with her classes she teaches and, trying to get her PhD, along with taking care of her daughter. She passes out and ends up in the ER, waking up to having her blood drawn by a doctor who is the best thing she's seen in ages! Unfortunately, when he leaves, she gets up to follow him and, sees him in the lab, drinking HER BLOOD???!!! And, she passes out again!
Dr. Alex Manning is a vampire who is a few hundred years old but, he has NEVER has an instant,
Kaitlynn Taylor
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland


Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland was simply phenomenal! This is the first book in her paranormal series, The Princeton Allegiant. This isn’t my first book by this author but it’s definitely my favorite!

I completely devoured this book, I read it in record speed as I was so captivated by the storyline that I couldn’t bring myself to stop! This storyline is intense, addicting, detailed, action-packed, aromatic, romantic and so perfectly steamy! I lo
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland is the first book in The Princeton Allegiant series. I was excited because I always like a good vampire story and this did not disappoint. Alexander is a vampire and he gets a taste of Elizabeth, a mortal. She has sweet, irresistible blood to vampires and he realizes he must keep her safe. Will the two be able to fight and survive together.
This is a story with suspense, romance, a bit of horror. I enjoyed the story and the characters. I look forward to seein
Bobbi Wagner
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a well written, creative story that had me on the edge of my seat a couple of times. I enjoyed how I was pulled into the story right from the beginning. Alexander is a hot vampire and Elizabeth is a single mother just trying to provide for her daughter. What happens when she passes out and awakens to him drinking her blood? They are great characters that made me feel part of the story and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. I highly recommend this book.
Claire Cronin
Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 1 in the Princeton Allegiant series, and the author did a good take on this version of a vampire story, some bits are different from what we would say a normal vampire would be, so this leads to a good world building scenario with lots of scope for more.

Dr Alexander Manning was turned by around 500 years ago, his sire Loren had many specialised vampire skills which have been passed onto Alex, which he hides away from other vampires. He works at a doctor at the hospital, where he meets Eliza
Alexander is stunned at finding “her” she is a rare human, her blood is so sweet and special that vampires would do anything to taste it, even abduct the host to keep that sweet blood all for themselves. But he’s here to do a job, and he resists the temptation to “taste” the human in front of him.
But Alex has left it too long between feedings, and after a hundred years of being a vampire he should have known better. But surely a sip wouldn’t hurt ...... But he gets caught drinking one of Elizab
Sydney M Neblett
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A scent too tempting to resist
The perfect beginning to a series. These vampires are so much more than many we have read about. Their powers, their rules, the people in charge, all of these work against this couple, but with just the right backing things might just go their way. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more.
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant #1) by Deborah Garland was a hooking, hot read, that had me flipping the pages.

My, my, I have to say for a book, that for me had a shaky start, it quickly turned itself around and quickly made me a fan. As I an a fan of this author, I was super excited to get my hands on this different book from her. As her other series is non-paranormal, I was intrigued to see what new twists, and myths this author would bring to the vampire table. I was not disappoi
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
A great read about love. Elizabeth goes to the doctor, Alex Manning for an appointment but gets ore than she bargained for when she sees him drinking her blood. She puts it out of her mind and carries on with her life. But she soon meets up with the doctor and attraction blossoms between them. As they follow this up into dating, events from his past threaten his future. Can Alex pursue this relationship and keep his true nature from coming out?
A great read. Well developed plot. Well developed c
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
I give Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland, 4 stars.

Elizabeth isn't feeling too well after she's had blood drawn at her doctor's office. Feeling nauseated, she opens a door to what she thinks is the bathroom. Instead she finds the sexy doctor who just drew her blood and sees the unthinkable -- he's drinking her blood!!! Surely she is just hallucinating. This leads her learn that vampires are real. But can this sexy vampire fall for a woman like her? The
Michelle Austin
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines was a great 5 star read and book one in The Princeton Allegiant series.
This is my first read from Deborah Garland and I loved it. I’ve gotten away from the vampire reads but Deborah has pulled me back into the genre with this book.

We start with Elizabeth at the OBGYN, and I had so many LOL moments with her thoughts. When she meets Dr. Alexander Manning during her blood draw, she has even more thoughts that seem to cause him to react in certain ways. After the draw she is a lit
Jenni Bishop
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland is a supernatural paranormal romance story that grabbed my attention and kept me intrigued from start to finish. It is not your average vampire story and it was good to read something a little different. I love me a good supernatural paranormal story and this one is unique and a little thrilling. There is plenty of passion and drama, lots of angst and political vampire factions that made for an exciting tale. I loved t ...more
Anna Hirsch
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland
4 Stars

This is the first book that I have read from this author. I love vampire novels and Ms. Garland put some interesting twists in this story. Her vampires have some unique traits that I appreciated.

Elizabeth is a teacher trying to adjust to being a single mother. While at the doctor’s having a blood test done, she catches the doctor drinking her blood from a vial. Alexander is overwhelmed with the scent of her b
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland is the first book in the Princeton Allegiant series and is a fresh perspective on vampires in my opinion. This story is about Alexander Manning and Elizabeth Lockspier, these characters meet at Elizabeth’s doctor appointment when Alex draws then drinks Elizabeth’s blood. She definitely handled that little scenario better than I EVER could! The story just progresses from there and is a page turner to say the least. I was drawn in from the very beginning. Alex ...more
Heidi Eich Woodring
May 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book One) By Deborah Garland is a HOT and AMAZING read!! This paranormal romance was such a good read that I was able to get finish in one sitting because I simply could not put it down. The vampires are not your normal you read about so I am excited to get lost into this world and see what the series has in store for us! Alex, a vampire, doctor and professor who has a high standing with the Princeton Allegiant and his sire Loren. No one knows a ...more
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland

5 Stars

So I fell in love with this author while reading her Darling Cove Series and I couldn't wait to see what she would do with a paranormal story involving vampires. I'm not normally a fan of paranormal but because it's a new series and its this author I had to try it.

I Loved It!! I already can't wait for more. This one was the whole package tied up with the most beautiful bow. The flow, the characters, the twists an
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
Drawing Bloodlines
By Deborah Garland
5 stars

Drawing Bloodlines was a fantastic 5 star read! I was completely hooked from beginning to end. This isn’t the first book that I have read by this author, I absolutely loved her Darling cove series so when I saw that she has a new series coming out that was different I was really excited to start it and I was not disappointed at all! I can already tell that this is going to be a fantastic series.
The characters in the story were amazing to read about! Al
Apr 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland is a paranormal/vampire romance. This story/series is unique compared against some of the other paranormal novels out there. I found the imagery, character interaction and story line refreshing, adventurous and suspenseful, as well as, quite intriguing. Elizabeth is a strong, steady in her convictions and how she perceives life. Alexander is amazingly strong, but yet, at the same time vulnerable which makes him irresis ...more
Kerry Baker
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drawing Bloodlines by Deborah Garland is the first book in the Princeton Allegiant series. This book is absolutely amazing and has definitely made it to my just read list of 2019.
I have read previous books by this author and I’ve always enjoyed them but this book was nothing at all like i expected in a good way!!! Quickly and easily I found myself fully immersed in these characters and thief story. I realm enjoyed the fact that it was a bit different to other vampire stories as well. It wasn’t j
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read this author before in her "Darling Cove" series - I enjoy her writing style and the way she tells a tale. DRAWING BLOODLINES was a little bit of a departure from the "small town" feel of her previous series.

From the very first sentence to the very last period, this book turned its own pages. It's a well balanced story that has a paranormal aspect, romance, amazing characters and terrific world building. The main characters are a great read and the secondary characters not only hold
Dawn Daughenbaugh
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star
Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland

Drawing Bloodlines (The Princeton Allegiant Series Book 1) by Deborah Garland is a wonderfully written story that I couldn’t put down once I started reading. Its also the first Book in The Princeton Allegiant Series. Who doesn’t love a good book about romance and vampires? I know I do. This story will hook you from the beginning and I found myself turning the pages fast trying to figure out what happens next. Th
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