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Born in a breeding compound, Valena has never known a day of freedom. As a child, her master burned her retinas to prevent her from mind-controlling those who meet her gaze. But she still controls people’s thoughts with a touch. Sold to the Xelix Prime Blood Houses, she is forced to use her ability to keep the other slaves compliant. When Fate places a powerful Counselor iBorn in a breeding compound, Valena has never known a day of freedom. As a child, her master burned her retinas to prevent her from mind-controlling those who meet her gaze. But she still controls people’s thoughts with a touch. Sold to the Xelix Prime Blood Houses, she is forced to use her ability to keep the other slaves compliant. When Fate places a powerful Counselor in her path, she plots and schemes to use him to escape, until her feelings for him complicate matters. As her master’s plans take on a darker turn, lies, betrayal, and tragedy threaten any hope she ever held of a better future. This book is standalone and the sequel to Escaping Fate....

Title : Blind Fate
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ISBN : 35823102
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 444 Pages
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Blind Fate Reviews

  • Laura
    2018-09-21 10:17

    Thank you very much to Regine Abel for providing a copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review. Regine Abel’s Blind Fate is a phenomenal expansion into the Veredian Chronicles and a must-read for all Sci-fi Romance fans. The fast-paced novel never lets up for a second with a whirlwind plot, sensual romance and first-rate prose.Blind Fate follows the story of the elusive Valena, who we briefly met in the first novel in the series, Escaping Fate. Valena is a key member of an international kidnapping ring, assisting the Guldans in assaulting young Xelixian women in order to ‘heal’ the Tainted – but all against her will. Valena is an incredibly intelligent woman who wants nothing more than to escape from her life of slavery, but she is blind. I am so thankful that Abel decided to feature a blind Romance protagonist, because so often the Romance characters tend to be perfect and flawless, which can get a little draining.Valena uses her considerable wits to achieve her goals and is quite the badass. I also had a lot of empathy for her character, for the life she had been forced into when she so desperately just wants to lead a ‘normal’ life. Valena does not trust easily, due to her past, and has a difficult time letting anyone through to see the real Valena within. Although she desperately wants to escape her circumstances, Valena is trapped by a cruel and crafty master … until she meets Rhul.Rhul, Valena’s love interest, is one of my favourite characters (well, after Ghan) and one of the ‘villains’ from Escaping Fate. He comes across as a little standoffish and cunning, but through his POVs and Valena’s psi ability, we learn that there is much more to the male than meets the eye. Zhul’s past is fraught with betrayal and disappointment, so he finds it extremely difficult to trust anyone, especially women.Although you don’t need to read the first novel in the series, Escaping Fate, I would suggest that you do – because it’s so enjoyable, and because the main characters from the first novel appear in this one – but primarily because the you get the chance to experience Zhul’s exceptional character development. In Escaping Fate, Zhul is one of the antagonists and is suspected of having ordered the murder of Khel’s family, one of the love interests in Escaping Fate. Throughout Blind Fate, I couldn’t help but contrast Zhul from the first novel and how much he has changed – or rather, how the reader’s perception of him has changed. We learn much more about Zhul: his past, his desires, his family, and his heart. Much like Escaping Fate, Abel’s world building just blew me away. From political intrigue, to complex social issues, to well-defined cultures and species, the world of Blind Fate is deeply relatable (despite the inclusion of alien races) and the suspense will keep you on the very edge of your seat. But at its heart, Blind Fate is a love story about two very different people who, for all intents and purposes, believe they are unlovable but who find acceptance and passion with one another.The plot was fast-paced and made the book impossible to put down. While the novel is primarily a Romance, Abel successfully weaves a complex storyline about international politics and the dire effects of slavery throughout two – and eventually, three – books that captivates the reader and has us completely engrossed within the story and characters. Abel’s writing style is engaging and arresting, which allows the reader to breeze through the book, totally entranced by the story.Blind Fate is one of the most compelling Romance SFF books I have read in a very long time. Although a standalone, Abel cleverly interweaves multiple storylines and characters across novels, while also allowing the reader to immerse themselves in Rhul and Valena’s story. Don’t miss out on this fantastic book – and while you’re at it, check out Escaping Fate too!

  • Kate
    2018-10-04 07:33

    I had the great pleasure of getting to help beta read and edit this fine story. And while I have yet to see the final product I was still thoroughly enchanted and consumed by this second tale in the Veredian Chronicles. Blind Fate, the sequel to Escaping Fate, by Regine Abel, (Voted First Canadian Author), is a sweeping saga of intrigues and alliances, of deceptions and desires, of forgiveness and family. Ms. Abel's story carries you along, alternating points of view, offering surprises and suspense while also building her world, developing her characters and providing her readers with a passionate and very satisfying love story that transcends planetary cultures, races, and misunderstandings. While this is a standalone novel (Abel deftly gets the reader up to speed on the backstory with a no-nonsense Prologue) with a satisfying ending, it does incorporate the characters from the first novel and advances their stories alongside those of the primary protagonists. Ultimately, I believe it is all the more enjoyable if you've read the first in the series. I can't wait to see where the next tale in the saga takes us!

  • Francine Bateman
    2018-09-21 07:29

    Regine is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. Another great book, I love the way Regine is able to bring her characters to life and make you feel like you are a part of the story while wishing you could actually be there. The story flows nicely from Escaping Fate and reveals more of the characters I came to love. Excitement, frustration, humour, anger, tears this story has it all and the twist you may not see coming. Give it a read, if you enjoy paranormal romance this is a must for your shelf.

  • Ashley
    2018-09-25 12:14

    Some awesome and exciting stuff happening here! I am glad to have gotten the pleasure of reading this sequel as an advanced copy. I love the world and how the characters fit into it. Abel is great at making characters that really tug on your heartstrings. I just couldn't put this down until I had finished it. If you loved the first you will assuredly love this one!

  •  ♡♡~Cyborg-Scifi-Lover~♡♡
    2018-10-06 09:26

    I love this serie from Regine and this one was no execption!I am a sucker for SciFi romances and I really enjoyed reading this one!***I received a free, advance copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review***

  • Kelly
    2018-10-13 09:42

    MAN, I like this series. The world building is top notch, the hits keep on coming, and the romance is both sweet and sexy. Plus, we got to see more of Amalia and her dudes and I LOVE revisiting couples after the fact.But this is Valena and Zhul's story. For the most part, at least. I guess I should say it's their romance. The story itself is bigger than any one couple. After all, there are still Veredians in captivity, not to mention the intriguing secret of who the Tuureans are and why they're working so hard to rescue the Veredians. (I have suspicions, mind you. SUSPICIONS!)As for Valena and Zhul, they both have their fair share of issues to get past. Valena's ability to control others isn't something she shares willingly and Zhul's father's indiscretions have left in him in a tough place. Being forced into the position they're forced into is probably the only thing that made Zhul give Valena a second chance once her secret is revealed. That and Lhor's words of wisdom.Blood houses, danger, the ever-present hope that the Taint can be contained in some way, and a smokin' hot romance (even when held in captivity). This series is amazingly captivating and I'm ALL IN on wherever the next installment takes us.-Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal

  • BCD Book Review - Rachel & Jen
    2018-10-01 14:21

    Amount of sex 2.5 / 5How explicit 2.5 / 5Story 5 / 5OVERALL 5 / 5Blind Fate is the second book in the Veredian Chronicles series by author Regine Abel. Even though this story does focus mainly on a different couple, the underlining storyline is a continuation of the first story. Ms. Abel does a fabulous job of beginning the book with a recap for those in need of a refresher. Although to get the best understanding, you really need to read Escaping Fate first.We met Valena in Escaping Fate working at one of the Blood Houses and I instantly felt compassionate towards her. It felt so wonderful to be back in this world with all my favorite characters that I became engrossed from the start. The unique and gripping storyline had me growling at my kids when they asked me for dinner! Gah, put the Kindle down? Never! Needless to say, my kids received microwave meals while I continued to read.We also met Zhul in the first book and he was one of the main adversaries. I wasn’t quite sure how I felt about him, but I kept reading and OMG… I just love him! I really wish I had someone to buddy read with me because I want to tell you ALL about the plot, but I won’t. You just need to trust me and go out and read this series!It’s simply Marvelous!*Voluntarily Reviewed a Gifted Copy*

  • Sassy Southern
    2018-10-11 11:12

    5 Amazing Out of this World Stars So when I read the first book in this series I was blown away and now that I have read the next book I must repeat myself! Wow! What an out of this world adventure this book took me on. I was hooked from the very beginning and on the edge of my seat with all of the twists and turns. There was romance, action, adventure, danger and some very hot and steamy moments. Now, this book is listed as a stand alone, however, I highly recommend reading Escaping Fate first in order to really get the full experience of what is going on. While Amalia, Lhor and Khel are not the main characters of this book, they do play a large role in the story line. Having an understanding of what happened in their book makes this book so much better. Blind Fate follows Valena and her journey to free herself from slavery. Like Amalia, Valena also possesses psi abilities which make her extremely valuable to the ones who want to control her. Finally getting the opportunity she has been waiting for Valena embarks on a journey to not only free herself, but the rest of the women being held as well. This book drew me in and didn't let me go from start to finish. It is a must read book for sure! You will not be disappointed.- By Alisa

  • Kathy Hackett
    2018-09-27 13:13

    I loved this book just like I loved Escaping Fate. The continuing saga of all of these people sucks me in and I have begun to feel like they are family. I was honored to be able to read a advanced copy of Blind Fate and I couldn't put it down, I was up until 3 am for a few nights. Regine Abel is a phenomenal story teller, I felt like I was watching this on a movie screen playing before me. Paranormal romance was never my thing before I started reading Miss Abel's books. Do yourself a favor read Escaping Fate and Blind Fate and anything and everything she puts out, you absolutely will not be sorry.me in and I have begun to feel like they are family. I was honored to be able to read a advanced copy of Blind Fate and I couldn't put it down, I was up until 3 am for a few nights. Regine Abel is a phenomenal story teller, I felt like I was watching this on a movie screen playing before me. Paranormal romance was never my thing before I started reading Miss Abel's books. Do yourself a favor read Escaping Fate and Blind Fate and anything and everything she puts out, you absolutely will not be sorry.continuing saga of all of these people sucks me in and I have begun to feel like they are family. I was honored to be able to read a advanced copy of Blind Fate and I couldn't put it down, I was up until 3 am for a few nights. Regine Abel is a phenomenal story teller, I felt like I was watching this on a movie screen playing before me. Paranormal romance was never my thing before I started reading Miss Abel's books. Do yourself a favor read Escaping Fate and Blind Fate and anything and everything she puts out, you absolutely will not be sorry.

  • ( Jo ) bubbles the book pimp
    2018-10-14 06:23

    Book 2 in seriesContinuing 5 months or so after the first book. 2 of the four blood den’s have been found. Still held captive by the illusive V, our heroine is praying for a miracle to occur and find her way free. With general khel and his cousin lhor inching ever closer and a planned raid of a third blood den V moves his mind controlling slave...she is his control chip to use as his who’ll desires. What he doesn’t plan on is Council lee zhul, for years considered general khel’s nemisis and wrongfully suspected of being the person who ordered his parents and brothers death, khels cousin lhor has doubts..believes there is more to zhul than he lets on..... when zhul finds an alien woman hidden in his lands he knows his fool father is involved and wants to do nothing except help free her and the other blood slaves and clear his and his fathers names..He doesn’t expect to fall in love.Utterly utterly engrossing from the start. Action packed, heavy with plot, laughter and feels... I have enjoyed this series so much that my words do not do it justice. The original and inspiring world building, the fantastic charachters with their foibles and flaws adding to its brilliance. I’m really enjoying how the story is evolving and progressing and literally cannot wait for more!!!

  • Susan Foulkes
    2018-09-24 14:42

    The second book in this series picks up where #1 finished and it doesn't disappoint!It was good to catch up with much loved characters from Escaping Fate but this is the story of Valena and Zuhl.Both these characters are well fleshed out and have believable back stories. The attraction between them lights sparks but their relationship has many obstacles before they can achieve their HEA.This is a tale of twisted politics, family rivalry, and it is not without surprises. There is action, near death, betrayal, and help from unexpected quarters, but at its heart this is a love story.The world building just gets better and better, and you can imagine yourself there, in the thick of the action.Whilst this story can be read as a standalone, you really need to read #1 to get the most out of it.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book, and was pleased to be chosen as a Beta reader.

  • Jannie Cv
    2018-09-27 08:29

    A stunning story!Zhul Dervhen is in quite a precarious position. He is suspected by General Praghan as one responsible for the Blood Houses. Now, there is evidence because of his father's actions. Valena, a slave, is willing to give up her own hopes because others would suffer more without her assistance. What a predicament! This is an extraordinary tale with so many pitfalls that it seems Zhul will not come out ahead. Even the woman he loves seems willing to sacrifice him. Yet, there some stunning revelations that can alter everything. These Veredian women are something else! I love seeing them in action!It all begins in "Escaping Fate" and builds beautifully in this book. Each book can be read as a stand alone (no cliffhangers), but there is certainly more story to unfold. Don't miss it! I voluntarily reviewed an author's copy of this book.

  • Connie
    2018-10-08 06:19

    I was provided an arc for an honest reviewWow, I was totally enthralled with this book. Regine Abel is a new author to me and I would definitely recommend this series to all my fellow readers.Valena was born into slavery in a blood house under a sadistic master who burned her eyes at a young age.to prevent her from using her powers.She plans on an escape by using Councilor Zhul. Valena dies not know that Zhul is her soulmate, he does not trust easily.Valena is keeping secrets!!! Will this affect her plans with Zhul? Will Zhul ever trust her? will she ever be free?I was very intrigued with this book. I was able to follow the character and the plot!! Well done Ms Abel. I would recommend this book!! Some books you read, Some books you enjoy, but some just swallow you heart and soul!!! Thank you Ms Abel

  • Vanessa Charles
    2018-10-15 14:36

    Amazing!I thought the first book was great, well this one is as great as the first book. I love Valena and Zhul story. With this book, you get a better understanding of the Prime and the corruption happening in the Prime class. I love this world that Ms. Regine created. You never get lost with the storytelling. Although Regine's world is fiction, the explanation and the objects mentioned are not too far-fetch from reality. I wanted to see more of Khel but midway to the book I understand why we see more of Lhor than Khel. I think Valena is onto something and I can't wait to see where her questioning takes her in the next book.

  • Cece
    2018-10-10 11:36

    Every now and then, I pick up a book a little different from my usual reads to change things up, discover a new author, try a new style. This series was just that. The first book was good, but this second one was so much more.Half way through this book, I realized the author had a big plan for this story and for the stories of the books to follow...it felt like a puzzle slowly taking shape, however, I don’t think I realized up until mid-way the intricacies of all the details and how they are all tied together.. slowly the author is pacing us in her reveals and I was so drawn into it. This is great storytelling. I am looking forward to the next one.

  • Courtney
    2018-10-01 12:22

    I really enjoyed the latest from Regine Abel and the Veredian Chronicles. Valena is a Veredian who has the horrible job of stimulating the oxytocin from the females who are used and abused in the care of her Master. When she is hidden on a property she doesn’t know and belonging to a Xelixian named Zhul and the one some believe is has something to do with the Blood Houses. Zhul knows others believe him to be a monster, but he finds the captivating woman named Valena doesn’t see that. Their story is sweet, with some heat, add in some secrets and misunderstandings along with trying to take the bad guys down and I loved it. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

  • Jayme Goebel
    2018-10-04 09:19

    What a great story!! I really love that the length of this book . Often times books in this genre are too short (in my opinion). There was enough details that while I was reading, it was like a movie playing in my head, I knew exactly what the characters and scenes looked like. Plus, I adore bad ass hot aliens that will go thru anything to protect the ones they love. Please Please Please tell me there will be another book with Ghan story??

  • Tiffany Ransier
    2018-10-07 12:35

    *I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC version of this book. My opinions are mine and truthful.*I am in love love love with this series. If you love world building stories, this series is for you. Valena and Zhul are great characters. Valena has been a slave in "V"'s Blood Houses for five years. Zhul is Khel's nemesis from the first book. I didn't think I'd like him as much as I do. I also enjoyed having Lhor's point of view included as well because honestly, you can never get enough Lhor. I got emotional all over again when things happened. I was hooked the whole time and I have to say, this book was even better than the first one. I am in desperate need of the third book. Regine Abel has quickly become one of my favorite authors. Read this book! The writing is too good not to.

  • Sherrie Merrell
    2018-09-30 06:28

    5 💥 read!! Must read them All..

  • James Ransier
    2018-10-16 09:35

    I loved this book even more than I did the first one. I love the characters and everything to do with it.

  • Nikolina
    2018-10-22 10:28

    This book is my first look at Regine Abel's work. It is a well thought out and written story with interesting characters and plot. It's a story that I would encourage anyone to read.

  • Breanna Pollard
    2018-10-02 10:35

    THIS BOOK IS EXCEPTIONAL! CATHING, RIVETING AND AMAZING.

  • J.A. Cintron
    2018-10-12 09:22

    I loved this while Zhul an ass overall I understood him with his reaction. Valena she was lovable and to finally see more of the twins was awesome and I hope the finally catch that jerk V.

  • Jody
    2018-10-21 08:13

    I love this continuing saga of intrigueValena is stuck working for V in the Blood Houses. She is a Veredian who can read a person's mind and control what they do through a mind link. Her job is to get the captured women to orgasm on their own so that the tainted, who can pay for it, can extract the oxytocin in the slaves body through sucking it out via their fangs. She doesn't like what she does but feels that it is better than the women being raped to produce the hormone.Zuhl is a council member, who finds out that his father has done some sketchy things. His father unknowingly helped V with smuggling victims onto the planet. He also finds out that his father allowed V to place Valena on their property to hide her.As Zuhl and Valena get to know each other, he is trying to figure out a way to save her and the other captives. He decides that he can get Lhor to help him without framing himself in the process.When things go wrong, Zuhl and Valena end up being captured by V and experimented on. Khel gets hurt and almost dies which in turn would kill Lhor. Zuhl also finds out about Valena's power and feels like he has been tricked the whole time he was trying to help her. He wondered how much she controlled of his actions.Later on Amalia, Lhor and their son Vhal gets captured too.There is plenty of intrigue as to who is the enemy and who is friend. Betrayals seem to be around every corner. But there is also new relationships and friendships formed. As well as some past hurts that are repaired.This is not a stand alone book. This is a continuing saga but with a different couple as the main characters. The previous characters are all involved in differing aspects of this story. I have an idea who the helpful alien group the Tuureans are, so it makes hard to wait for the next story. I hope it is about Khel's second-in-command Ghan. I recommend this book but please start with the first book or you will be confused.

  • Lori Hammons
    2018-09-27 07:27

    I absolutely loved Valena's story. Enslaved and blinded, she still manages to get away after making a friend of Zhul. There is a lot of suspense, hot scenes and some pretty amazing things to read about. I hope there will be more in this series. Ghan needs a story, and I have my suspicions about Admiral Lee that need to be answered.

  • Gladys
    2018-10-04 07:40

    Blind Fate by Regine Abel is book #2 in The Veredian Chronicles. Features strong storytelling, good writing and complex characters. The high drama and hard choices keep coming in this standalone sequel to Escaping Fate. This unique, engaging and highly entertaining sci-fi romance is perfect for fans of this genre. I am posting an honest review after reading an ARC copy of the book.

  • Caroline
    2018-10-10 06:42

    Great book and wonderful sequel. The characters alternately made you cheer with them and wince with the. Some things from the first book were explained and new mysteries have been brought forward. I look forward to seeing this series continue.