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(The Blue Fire Saga #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  2,911 ratings  ·  327 reviews
College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That’s when her mom started acting weird, refusing to go outside during the day and insisting the sunlight hurt her skin because she had been bitten by a one-fanged vampire…

But fascinated doesn’t mean Leesa believes—any more than she believes in blue fire, people who live for centu
Hardcover, 254 pages
Published 2010
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Jacquie Talento
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was going thru some of the books I had downloaded and realized I had downloaded this months ago and thinking to myself what an idiot I hadn’t started reading it sooner. I fell instantly in love with this book. What had I been missing? The story starts out as Judy Nyland being pregnant and coming out of the woods to her sister with blood on her neck from a bite from a one fang vampire. As time went on, Leesa has been born and has heard her mother’s story many times and now seems to show signs o ...more
The beginning of the story was intriguing: a one fanged vampire!

The one fanged vampire phenomenon was a great way to catch a paranormal reader’s attention. I mean, who gets bitten by a one fanged vampire? It’s unusual, not unheard of, and definitely not an angle that is used very often in vampire stories so it gives off the impression of some originality. A disabled vampire seems most certainly on the right side of originality…

But, then the rest of the story needs to display the same kind of cr
Carly Wallace
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Scott Prussing Hi y'all Anne here I've just finished reading Breathless, I enjoyed this book. The first few chapters give you a well detailed view and introduction to all the characters that will play a main role in the book. The characters are beautifully flawed like real people they don't project a perfect life or life style. They truly are realistic with their struggles in life with a paranormal twist tossed in..
Leesa a shy and loving girl recalls past stories her mother told of a one fanged vampire wh
Aug 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires, teen
It was okay. It was slow in some parts and a little TOO descriptive in others. The first thought in my head during one part was... "This isnt some Twilight wannabe, is it?" The stories kinda paralleled for a bit there.

Pretty and shy girl goes to school, meets a handsome auburn haired stranger, they feel an instant and undeniable attraction and pull to each other...

It does make fun of Twilight for a bit there, but mostly in just a couple paragraphs.

To tell you the truth, it was kinda difficult
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Everyone knows I love a good vampire book. The Blue Fire Saga by Scott Prussing promises something new and original. It keeps this promise.

Leesa Nyland is far from your average heroine. Despite being born with a physical handicap, she is both unassumingly beautiful and independent. She decides to attend her brother’s university in New England, shortly after he mysteriously disappears. Her family had fled from Connecticut to California when
I like the one fanged vampire hook!!! With a descriptive writing style, Scott Prussing delivers a refreshing spin on vampire reads.

Leesa Nyland is a young and naive college student looking for her brother after he leaves her notice he is leaving and not to come look for him.

Despite her brother's request, Leesa sets out on a journey to find her brother, only to come face to face with entities she does not believe in or even know they exist. One valkaane and one vampire, loving one and needing so
Sep 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014, ya
This was an easy and well written read. It could have gotten pretty complicated with all of the various supernatural creatures and terms, but the author did a good job explaining everything and reminding the reader of the various details, which I appreciated! This is also a great book for Fall reading, because it is set in Connecticut in the Fall... And there is a Halloween party too :) The author really put a lot of details into descriptions of clothing and food... Sometimes too many clothing d ...more
I have a few problems concerning this book. It is not that I did not like the plot. In fact, I think that the plot is really unique and quite interesting. There were twists and turns that I never saw coming in this book. The plot and story deserve 5 stars all by itself, but the problems that I encounter in this book pegs it down to two stars making it a series that I will never finish. I will read different books by this author, if I think it is interesting, but I will never finish this series. ...more
Alexia Purdy
Jul 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Breathless was a riveting tale. The story is woven intricately with mystery, suspense and paranormal flavors. It starts with Leesa, who is leaving for college in Connecticut. Her main goal is to find her brother Bradley, who has mysteriously gone missing. In the process of investigating, Leesa finds that vampires are not the only thing running around her college. Her curiousity is not only fueled by her intense need to find her brother, but also by her own mother, who was once bitten by a one-fa ...more
Breathless was a quick, easy read. Although the main character is a new college student, the story read more as a YA novel to me. There were some early similarities to Meyer's series, but they didn't continue throughout, thank goodness.

When her older brother sends a letter saying he's going away and not to look for him, Leesa Nyland does the opposite. She heads to her Aunt and Uncle's in Connecticut and starts attending the same college as her brother. While trying to solve the mystery of her m
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
OK here it goes, the start was a little bit slow but not by any means enough to put the book down I still wanted to hear what was next. The story line was different and new and the vampires as well. I was excited that it was not all the same old vampire stuff I've read or even the love story in the book the same as most. Yes, there was an awesome love story for sure and I was excited to be a part of it, it made me happy and sad all at once. You will love it too! The book was for sure a page turn ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Breathless, Book #1 of the Blue Flame series

Author: Scott Prussing

Breathless is a modern fantasy/romance novel in the mode of Twilight and Vampire Diaries, with enough new ideas to excite even the most devoted fans...
Weston College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was three years old. That's when her mom started acting weird, insisting sunlight hurt her skin because she'd been bitten by a one-fanged vampire.
But fascinated doesn't mean Leesa believes. An
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was swept along and filled with curiousity ... the entire read...(( Wandering as to where the read was taking me )) I was Tantalized by the male characters ** swoon** and intrigued by a unique and interesting storyline... I was mystified..... And now think somehow the book has compelled me into buying the other two on my kindle!!! Very clever indeed!!!!

I can see this series being a great movie!!! ** Chuckles ** the writing was completely enthralling..... And I’m now waited with Baited breath
Lynn Worton
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
College freshman Leesa Nyland has been fascinated by vampires since she was a small child. That's when her mother began acting strangely, saying that the sunlight hurt her skin because she had been bitten by a one-fanged vampire.
This doesn't mean Leesa believes in them. Nor does she believe in blue fire, people living for centuries, or kisses that can kill. But when her brother disappears, she's forced to consider these and more. She knows her new boyfriend, Rave, likes her a lot, but why won't
Shelly Crane
Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ok. So I was skeptical about this book. A YA romance a dude?? :) However I was pleasently surprised that the romance spectrum was exactly the kind I like. Sweet and lots of it.

The book did start off with a lot of background and there was alot of descriptions in the book; clothes people were wearing, the characters surroundings, the way people looked.

There was enough action to keep me interested, but I didn't feel like I was bogged down with useless fights just to make the story see
Apr 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
WOW JUST WOW! This book was an awesome story about love sacrifice and extremes people are willing to go to for their family. Leesa Nyland without knowing it was thrown into the world of vampires when she was born, her mother bitten by a rare and shunned vampire called a grafhym. Leesa attends a college in Connecticut a complete 360 degree difference from her home in San Diego, CA. But what and who she will run into at this school is way more than she bargained for and she falls completely head o ...more
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I got this book from Amazon when it was listed for free. I wasn't sure what to expect, I mean who ever heard of a one-fanged vampire? And people who live for centuries that have blue fire and whose kisses can kill? That is what drew my attention, I had to know more about these deadly kisses.

Surely vampires are just fiction, just the imagination of some writer, but what do you do when your whole life has been turned upside down because your mom believes that she was bitten by a one-fanged vampire
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Breatless is about a young girl named Leesa, who seemed to have quite the sense of humor, considering the unraveling of her family. A mother who was bitten by a one fanged vampire, a dad that left her after the fact, and a brother who disappears.
A mix of Desiratu causeing the bloodlust raged, uncontrollable hunger. a young vampire and all can barely control, and the Volkaane (vampire hunters) that go after them was a great mix into the story.
Young Leesa heads off to college in Middleton, CT.. f
Paranormal Reads
Feb 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
The book starts off with Lessa telling us how a new breed or unusual vampire has ruined her family. The book pulled me in and made me feel like I was right there and it was quite the ride. The characters in Breathless are easy to love and Scott makes it feel like you could know them. The love story is new the vampires are different and the plot has some twists I didn’t see coming. This is not your normal vampire story and I can’t wait to see where book 2 Deathless takes me.

Breathless is well wr
Deborah Neil
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Breathless by Scott Prussing

Was an excellent read that I couldn't put down. The whole book is excellent. I gave it 5 stars. It is one of those books I will re-read a million times and never tire of it. It is an excellent read and I can't wait to read his other books in this series. This is an excellent read you don't want to pass up!
Misty Blankenship
Jul 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamps, owned, romance, ya
I really enjoyed reading Breathless! Who would have thought of using a one-fanged vamp other then Scott!!!!!
This book had a wonderful love story mixed with suspense and fun! I really loved Cali, just about everytime they talked I was either smiling or laughing!
Thank you Scott!!
Breathless will set UR heart ablaze I'm absolutely hooked on Leesa & Rave!!! The Blue Fire Saga is completely addictive Full of Forbidden Love, Dark Mystery LOL Funny, Humor, Thrills N Chills! If U haven't read this series yet, what's stopping U??? U are missing out on something spectacular! Scott Prussing is a Writing Rock Star! I give it 5 Smoldering Hot Stars All The Way! I'm already devouring book 2 Deathless!!! ...more
Erin V
I really loved this book. It's hard to find a male author that writes a good vampire romance story at least in my opinion. I can't wait to see what happens next. ...more
Jun 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Not sure what to rate this YA book. I liked it enough to want to read another book. It's not as fantastical as the average vampire book. But from a Google search of a new being I had yet to hear of, this author created this particular vampire hunter. I liked the concept of a new being. Part fantasy, part romance, part friendship, part family. Enjoyable story. One thing that bothered me was that during certain scenes every item of clothing worn by each character was described. I understood it for ...more
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A fanged vampire, vampire hunter who’s kisses can be deadly, a brooding vampire, a missing brother, Oh my!

It all started with Leesa’s mother whose walk in the woods would turn out changing her whole life and the ones around her. Exiting the woods with a bite on her neck and saying a one fanged vampire attacked her. After that Leesa’s mother was never the same, eating or drinking only red and staying out of direct sunlight. With her mother believing in vampires, Leesa is fascinated with them as w
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Warning: This book is One Fanged TERRIFIC! To learn more about the Blue Fire Saga, go to

My Rating: 10 of 10

My Cover Thoughts: I love this cover! The blue fire coming from Rave’s hands into Leesa’s body is BEAUTIFUL!

My Thoughts/Review: WOW is the first word that comes to mind. I laughed and cried and threw this book because I wanted more. Lord this book had me up all night reading like a mad person. Tehehe I really enjoyed it!

Leesa is your all American girl but with a twist.
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Jul 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
My rating is 4 1/2 stars.

I was so happy to be given the chance to review this book. I'd read a few mixed reviews about it, but I wanted to form my own opinion. I loved the blurb, and the cover is just gorgeous!

We have been given a new and exciting twist to vampire stories, we are introduced to a new breed of vampire, one that is so unbelievable it'll intrigue you to read more.

This book has it's own unique quality, it that takes you on a spellbinding adventure. A story of passion, young forbidd
When I saw the the authors name it took me a while to process it, in my mind I kept saying "SCOTT, SCOTT". Hmm? Did I every read a PNR written by a man before, especially one about vampires? No, I don't believe so. The synopsis sounded very interesting so I decided to give it a try and I was glad I did. I really enjoyed it. I wasn't sure if Prussing would write a paranormal romance the way I like it and he sure could weave a good paranormal romance, i'm kind of a sucker for the 'consumed with ea ...more
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
‘Breathless’, by Scott Prussing is a fantastic take on the paranormal, romance genre. With Leesa Nyland’s fasciation regarding one-fanged vampires – all started by her mother’s claim that she was bitten by one - this initially made me feel a little bit dubious, but it all paid off! I found this book to be intriguing, both full of mystery and suspense. With the disappearance of Leesa’s older brother, she finds that her belief system is put to the ultimate test; all of these thought-to-be-myths ul ...more
Mad about
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: vampire
Leesa's off to College and what should be and exciting and scary time is tinged in sadness as she's heading to the College where her brother attended...and disappeared.

All she's got is an email, a name and some far fetched myths to go on.

She'll do anything to save Bradley but with so little to go on it's not a quick process and she is still in College. Friends are made and new things experienced , a complete first for Leesa.

This is definitely some of the better Twilight fan fiction written and a
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Scott Prussing was born in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego as soon as he received his Master's degree in psychology from Yale University. He is the author of the critically acclaimed paranormal romance series the Blue Fire Saga (nine books), as well the post-apocalyptic fantasy Anomaly, the mystery/suspense novels Unturned Stones and Tangled Webs. Scott has also pub ...more

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