Book 4 in The Embraced series. The Dominion are making a play for the future of humanity. They have achieved corporeality...with the help of a traitor Embraced. Jade has been entrusted with the keeping of a Vampir known for his ruthlessness. The Embraced need him in the fight against the Dominion, but even his own friends consider him dangerous. As a Priestess of the MorriBook 4 in The Embraced series. The Dominion are making a play for the future of humanity. They have achieved corporeality...with the help of a traitor Embraced. Jade has been entrusted with the keeping of a Vampir known for his ruthlessness. The Embraced need him in the fight against the Dominion, but even his own friends consider him dangerous. As a Priestess of the Morrigan, Jade can handle most anything, but perhaps not Niccolo Romano. Jade looks damn good to Niccolo, but she proves resistant to his charms. Soon bedding her becomes a mission, but he takes one step too far in his quest to possess her and soon she possesses his heart. Jade has secrets she wants to keep, but Niccolo has a way of laying her bare in more ways than one. Every time Niccolo seduces her to his bed sometimes gently, sometimes not he unravels another piece of her history, bringing up long repressed sexual need and emotion. Soon Niccolo is fighting two battles one against the Dominion and the other for Jade....
|Title||:||Blood of the Damned|
|Number of Pages||:||234 Pages|
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Blood of the Damned Reviews
I am confused... Why is the blurb seem different from the reviews? It's like 2 different novels..??
Book four in Anya Bast's Embraced series - and admittedly my favorite. The hero is Niccolo - an ancient vampire who has been imprisoned for 200 years [this entry in the saga takes place AFTER World War III and the rebuilding of the planet so I guess it qualifies as a futuristic as well:] for a crime he did not commit. This was partly his own decision, he had spent almost 2000 years killing, first as Roman soldier, then a gladiator, and eventually as a Council Enforcer who was sent to remove rogue vampires and he's afraid he might cross the line and harm innocents. He has appeared in all three previous books. The leads from the other books appear here also - with Adam playing his usual strong supporting role. The heroine is Jade, a half-OtherKin Sidhe and a Priestess of the Morrigan. The victim of a horrific gang torture, rape, and attempted murder - she has strong issues that Niccolo has to deal with... This is another well written action oriented vampire paranormal. The Dominion has gotten extremely strong and has manifested a presence in this plane, soon to be used to open a gateway for the Dominion inhabitants to pass through to destroy the earth. The Council agrees to let Niccolo out [permanently:] as he's probably the only person who has a hope of dealing with it. Bast does her usual outstanding job of introducing multiple fascinating characters with their own plots and then weaving them into the main plot. Sex is [relatively:] conservative - one menage scene but it's more about the relationship between Jade and Niccolo.Order is important with this series and especially this book. Although if you read it as a standalone you'd be OK - but you wouldn't know a lot of important background about Niccolo, his friends, and the Dominion. It's worth it to read the whole series in order.In my opinion - this series really cries out for a fifth book. Adam really needs to find his soul mate.Embraced1. Blood Of The Rose (2004)2. Blood of the Raven (2005)3. Blood of an Angel (2005)4. Blood of the Damned (2006)
Jade springs Nicollo from prison to help catch super bad guy Drayton. (view spoiler)[they are attacked as they leave the prison...riots ensue.she is able to dodge bullets - she is very fastshe is a half breed'otherworld' and humanhe is a vampireboth are immortalshe was attacked as a young girl and raped by otherworld men who saw her as freakshe joined the sisterhood of morrigan and learnt how to fight ...then killed all the men who raped hershe is known as a death priestessbit she has not had a lover since fights happen between the two main charactershe saves her life.... she saves hishe figths his attraction to her sensing that she has issuesshe is frightened of her feelings for himhe is striking beautiful - aren't they allthey give in to their desires and there is earth shattering sex...then they are captured by drayton and Jade goes crazy trying to escapethen drayton realises he has chosen the wrong team and releases them just before the real bad guy turns up who takes drayton and leavesNicollo is nearly crazy with thirstand they(adam and Jade) have to feed him blood in bags until he comes around.....nearly too far goneNicollo wants jade to confront her fears... because drayton knows and now the bad guys dominion will know too1. being restrained or tied up2. sex with more than one partner3. open sex with another man (adam) while Nicollo watches.....that is very intense and believeable....they are juat getting used to each other when suddenly....they are back into fighting bad guys again and Jade is almost taken into another diminsion but Nicollo drags her back just in timethen he realises that he lives for her and she realises she is home for the first time in her life (105)then it is over....... (hide spoiler)]there are extreme highs and extreme lows in the booksuch changes brought the overall score down..it could have been a 5re-read 110727Still enough to make me laugh and make me hold me breath while I hurry to reach the climax......a solid 4:)
It's been a while since I last read this book and I gotta say, this time around was just as good as the first. If you haven't read Anya Bast before, get ready for hot, hot, hot. I think Book 4 is my favorite in The Embraced series. The chemistry between Niccolo and Jade is awesome. You take these two broken people and it's only by coming together do they become whole again.One thing I did notice this time around were the missed typos. No big deal, it didn't deter me at all. I think the first time I read this, I might have been fanning myself too much to notice. Again, hot, hot, hot!Loved it!
After finishing this book, I can't help but wonder if there will be a 5th or 6th book. Adam deserves his happy ever after too... And eventhough Drayden started out as a villain, in my opinion, he redeemed himself when he sacrificed his life to save the world by being sucked in by the Dominion... With all the crap and suffering he endured in his life, he is also entitled to change for the better and find love... Don't you think? For now, all I can do is just wait and wonder...
I was looking forward to Niccolo's book, and I'm sad to say that I was disappointed. Everything about the story was boring. Niccolo and Jade didn't click for me. I didn't care if the Dominion took over the world. There were way too many sex scenes, IMO and the editing was pretty bad too. This just wasn't good.
Hot stuff is right, wow.. I will say I am happy Niccolo got his HEA but Adam needs his next...
Phew, hot stuff.