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Blood Heat

(Blood Lines #4)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Texas is heating up. . . .The summer heat wave that's hit Rio Seco, Texas, has even the vampires complaining, but now that Keira--the Kelly Heir--is home from Vancouver, the weather isn't the only thing too hot to handle. Keira should be setting up her court and planning the big reception at which she and her consort, vampire ruler Adam Walker, will receive the magical lea ...more
Paperback, 351 pages
Published October 26th 2010 by Pocket Books
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Nov 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Blood Heat (Blood Lines, Book 4) by Maria Lima
Paranormal Romance -Oct. 26th, 2010
4 stars

Maria Lima’s Blood Lines series is 1 that readers who love urban fantasy and a strong heroine (particularly fans of books like Laurell K. Hamilton’s early Anita Blake books) will enjoy.

This is the author’s 4th book in the series and her heroine, Keira has just returned to her small town in Texas after extensive training in Canada . Keira learned she was the Kelly Heir. Her extended family has special mag
Nov 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
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The book starts as Keira has completed a 3 month training stint with Gigi on being the Kelly Heir and is now back in Rio Seco. The whole Court is getting ready for the big reception where all the of the people Keira and Adam will rule over come in and meet them and also where Keira will Blood Bond with her Brothers/protectors. If the stress of that isn't bad enough they are visited by a local werewolf pack that has been having members
Jul 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
When I finished this book, I didn't have the satisfied feeling that I usually have when I read a book that I like. It took me a little while to figure out why. I mean I like the characters in the book and the world is interesting. I really like the concept of the Clan, for example. So why didn't I like the book? I figured out it was because the whole book was about how bad the people in small towns are, that if they don't have the same views at Kiera's family they are bigoted. It's about how tho ...more
Teresa Bratcher
Nov 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
This was different from her last 3 books. Honestly I didn't really enjoy this book like the others.
Rating: 3.0
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Blood Heat is the fourth book in the Blood Lines series by Maria Lima. It features Keira Kelly, who is the named hair to the Kelly clan. For the first seven years of her life, Keira spent it with the Fae and with her own mother who has since turned her back on her. Then her father came and rescued her from the Fae. Keira is bonded to Adam Walker, a vampire and king of his own clan as well as an Unseelie Fae prince. Keira’s change has brought about the
May 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
I have to tell you now I didn't like this book. I skimmed a lot of it that mostly nothing to do with the real story. Hope the next one is better, if I read it.

A lot of the scenes have gotten trite and argumentative and the problems solved too easily. I was bored waiting for the action to happen. And a lot of the events and characters seem to be just thrown in as needed: i.e.: Joe.

The first three books were packed with good action story that follows an interesting series story line. This one s
Nov 16, 2010 rated it liked it
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Jan 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
Blood Heat is the fourth book in the Blood Lines series. Maria Lima has introduced a world that co-exists within the framework of the world we all live in, but is hidden in plain site. Keira Kelly is heir to many worlds. She is the Kelly heir, Co-Ruler with her husband Adam who King of his own Vampire Fifedom and both are also Heirs to the Seeley and UnSeeley courts of Faerie.

Keira has returned to Texas from her family's home in Canada after going through 3 months of training in her new abiliti
May 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, fae, magic, shifters, uf, vampires
So Keira is now the heir and is back home in Texas after her training with Gigi and getting ready to formally announce herself and Adam as ruler of the land granted to them from Gigi. Keira is sent an invitation from the local werewolves ahead of the ceremony. Hoping for some good will Keira meets with them, where she discovers a forgotten encounter. These wolves have some problems of their own and quickly Keira is drawn in to help them out, finding a larger problem in their community.

What I re
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Mar 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Keira has spent the last few months in heir training, learning the magical and political ropes from Gigi, the family matriarch. Now she and her partner Adam are getting ready to throw a big reception at which they will formally present themselves as the rulers of their area.

One group, however, wants to meet her early: a pack of werewolves who have recently settled near the neighboring town of White Rock. Several pack members have gone missing lately, and the alpha wants Keira’s help in figuring
Dec 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
j'ai autant aimé ce tome que les trois précédents, Kiera s'affirme de plus en plus, meme si cela n'est pas vraiment évident pour elle. Elle apprend petit a petit à controler et à se servir de tous ses differents pouvoirs.

Dans ce tome elle devra préparer une cérémonie pour toutes les puissances magiques et pourtant en meme temps s'occuper d'une meute de loup garous dont 3 personnes ont disparus puis sont retrouvées mortes. Kiera en tant que future suzeraine tente de comprendre ce qu'il s'est pass
Tara (box5angel)
I did finish this last night or rather the night before. (1/11/11). lol

Best cliff-hanger EVER! I can't wait for the next book.

This one was really good. Although, I still would have liked more scenes of Adam and Keira having some alone time. Love those two together.

And in this, it really wasn't about Keira herself, but her helping others. Still written in the first person, which I love, but a lot of the problems were not about her but about people in her "care". And about her taking the initiat
Jan 03, 2012 rated it liked it
I do want to like this series, but sadly I can't - or at least, not as much as I'd like to. There's just something that rings false throughout the dialogue; real people wouldn't say the things that the characters do, when placed into the same situation. They'd probably not need to keep reminding themselves of their relationships, for starters! (I can't remember the last time I called a cousin "Cousin".... and if most of my family were comprised of cousins, I definitely wouldn't use it!)

Still, it
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: urban-fantasy
In this book the twin brother who share a wife--and the wife herself--who were introduced in the previous novel become more visible, and Keira refers to her brother Tucker and Niko and "married". Definitely a lot of variety in relationships. It is also interesting how she meets the first guy she had sex with as a teenager and it ends up being nothing (nobody cares). Kudos for Lima.
Oct 06, 2011 rated it liked it
This series has got better. Initially it was a bit slow but the plot has got more convoluted, with a heroine who doesn't see things in a very contrived black and white, but wonder of wonders is able to see shades of grey.
So it's not my favourite urban fantasy but it's not too bad.
Apr 08, 2012 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Got almost 100 pages in (over the course of two weeks) when I decided to throw in the towel. I liked the earlier books in the series so I'm not sure if I've changed or the writing has, but I was bored out of my mind.
Karen Desmond
Nov 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Jul 15, 2014 rated it liked it
These are just so long winded! They have good action at the end but that's about it!
Sep 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Argh!!!! Curse you cliffhanger ending!!!!
May 31, 2011 rated it liked it
4rth book in the Blood Lines series with an intriguing plot….but, gosh, I hate cliffhanger :p
Sep 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Quite decent paranormal series...this book leaves off on a cliffhanger, but thankfully I have the next one lined up and ready to go! Enjoy.
Linda Thompson
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I haven't read others in this series. I think it's more than a 3 but not quite a 4, maybe a 3.7?
It had a slow start. I ended up quite like the story. I'll be looking for the rest of the series.
Lexicon Aficionado
Jan 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
A slow start but got better towards the end. Wish the casualties in the pack could have been avoided. Gotta read the next book now, talk about cliffhanger!
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