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Monday, 26 November 2012

BLOG TOUR!! Blood Debt by Nancy Straight

At the Other End:

Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires. 

 





Author Bio:
Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC.  She has two fantastic son, three rotten dogs and an amazing husband.  When not writing she enjoys RVing with her family, swimming and reading all types of romance genres.  Her favorite is paranormal romance.



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First Impressions Last:
Blood Debt is it's own brand of unique. We enter a whole new world that we haven't seen before, nested right in our own world. What we thought about Centaurs before has changed and is brought into a new light, leaving us truly captivated.

 
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Behind the 194 Pages





This is such an awesome book. READ. IT. NOW! This is my first book by Nancy and I can say without hesitation that I am not let down. I've wanted to read her Destiny series for a while now, but haven't gotten around to it. (P.S. Meeting Destiny (Destiny #1) is FREE on Kindle!)

We can easily get into the book and set a continuous pace. This book pulls us through effortlessly and we don't realize where the pages have gone. It flies by, and so does the time. The characters, the plot and the world and history are easy to get into.

We relate to Camille straight away, she is one of my favourite heroines of 2012. We connect with her from beginning to end and try to understand all that she is going through. She is such a 'real' character and fits perfectly into this new world. Everything that she does and believes in make us feel the same way, especially when things occur in the novel, we instantly get the same reaction that Camille does.

Reading this, even though we don't know too much about her mother, we get to know her throughout the book. She influenced a lot of things on how this all came to be. I really wish that we get a novella in this series about Camille's mother, before she had Camille, and what drove her to make the choices she did. We get to see some of it in her journal, but not enough to satisfy us. Even though we didn't know her, we feel like we do once we finish this novel. We get frustrated when Camille is trying to learn about her powers, and about how she hid everything from her to try and protect her. The same reason as all novels come up here, she would be able to protect herself better if she knew exactly what she was going up against and protecting herself from, and practicing on how to protect herself than find it all out when there is basically no time left to do anything. Love makes people strange sometimes, maybe her mother didn't want her to embrace her powers because she thought that she might not like living in seclusion from the herd or from her father's family.

The rest of the backing characters are also done like this, although they are alive. We find them strange at times and a little weird in their beliefs, because we are unfamiliar with their Centaur ways. Especially with Bianca, we love her to bits, but she is so comfortable with knowing that Drake is in love, and is going to fall in love, with Camille, even going to the lengths to draw them together! Speaking of, how can you not fall in love with Drake? Seriously though? no further explanation on this, it is self explanatory once you read this. Sigh, Drake, Swoon.

We have a love-hate relationship with the Richardson's, at one point we hate Kyle because he is out to get a blood debt, but then on the other hand, Gage and Kyle try to help when they figure out what Camille's grandmother is doing to her. Like seriously? CRAZY MUCH!?

We get annoyed with Camille's progress in communicating with her Centauride self. She doesn't seem to quite get the hang of using her 'powers', maybe because she is so desperate to use them to communicate with her mother that she is not getting to her full capacity because she is distracted and in her mind, half still doesn't believe that this is all real.

The end is something we don't expect. This is the same with all of the plot throughout the novel, we don't expect much and we get surprised with it all, mainly because we are still taking in this new world. A gripping final to the novel that leaves us hanging for more in this unique series. Everything is starting to unravel and we anxiously wait to see more of it and to figure out what happens. Can't wait to read the second novel, Centaur Legacy. It was just released on the 22nd November 2012 and really want to see what happens to Camille and Drake next with chasing up their legacy and if they end up being together.


*Spoiler-y*
We still don't know who Daniel really is, we get the feeling that he is something more, even if he doesn't know it yet, but we know that his father does. My suspicion is that he is a half breed. Anyone else agree?

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What's Next:
Centaur Legacy (Touched #2)Centaur Legacy (Touched #2)
At the Other End:
Camille and Drake are on the run from the head of the Centaur Council, seeking the mythical pasture of Thessaly and a family heirloom that may keep them safe. As their journey progresses from the rolling hills of Ireland to the snow covered forests of South Dakota, Cami learns more about her mother’s secrets, including a twin brother and a Centaur legacy that puts a death warrant on her entire family.

Camille and Drake don't know who to trust or where to hide. Camille’s family is quick to come to her aid, but who among them can be trusted?
A supernatural benefactor forces Drake to choose between being the man he wants to be and the Centaur warrior Camille needs him to be

 


Want more of the tour? Check out these stops:


Nov. 15 - A Dragons Love *Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
              - My Seryniti *Review, Author Interview              
Nov. 16 - Wishing on a Shooting Star Reviews *Review, Giveaway
              - Chocolate Covered Reviews *Review, Giveaway
              - Rumor Has It *Diary Entry Guest Post
Nov. 17 - Better Read Than Dead *Review, Author Interview, Giveaway
              - Bookworm Babblings *Review
              - Beth Art From the Heart *Review
Nov. 18 - Booktastic Reviews *Guest Post
              - Simply Infatuated *Character Interview, Giveaway
              - Lovely Reads *Guest Post
Nov. 19 - Book Briefs *Review, Giveaway
              - Books and Other Spells *Author Interview
              - Addicted To Books *Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
Nov. 20 - My Reading Addiction *Review, Giveaway
              - Stuck on Reading *Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
              - Reading & Things *Review
Nov. 21 Jenn's Review Blog *Review, Giveaway
              - The Cover (and Everything InBetween) *Author Interview, Giveaway
              - Megan Likes Books *Character Interview
Nov. 22 - My Pathway to Books *Review, Giveaway
              - Night Owl Reads *Review, Giveaway
              - I am a Reader Not a Writer *Promo Post
Nov. 23 - Nazish Reads *Review, Giveaway
              - JennReneeReads *Review, Guest Post
              - Sweet Southern Home *Guest Post
              - Waiting on Sunday to Drown *Review, Guest Post
Nov. 24 - Howling Book Designs *Review, Giveaway
              - Simple Books *Review, Author Interview
              - Just a Booklover *Review, Character Interview
Nov. 25 - Bending The Bind *Review, Giveaway
              - Nette's Bookshelf Reviews *Guest Post
Nov. 26 - Behind a Million and One Pages *Review, Giveaway ( <-- You Are Here)
              - A Bibliophile's Thoughts on Books *Review
              - Bookishly Devoted *Review
              - Finding Bliss *Guest Post on marketing/publishing
Nov. 27 - Doctor's Notes *Review, Author Interview
              - Arianne Cruz *Review, Giveaway
Nov. 28 - Mademoiselle Le Sphinx *Review, Giveaway
              - The Book Hookup *Review
Nov. 29 - Starry Night Book Reviews *Review, Giveaway
              - Reader Girl's *Review, Character Interview
Nov. 30 - The Silver Sleeps *Review
              - The Book Lover's Report *Review, Giveaway
              - bookmarkbelles *Review


 

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This novel was received for review via SupaGurl Book Tours. This review is entirely my own, no bribery or any deals have been made to sway this review or change my personal opinion of the novel.

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review of Blood Debt!!! You made my day!!

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  2. Hey there! I found you through Book Blogs and I'm now your newest follower! I hope you are having a wonderful Tueday evening! :)

    Leigh Ann
    MaMa's Book Corner

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  3. I totally agree with your review. I LOVE this series. It's so unique, and the characters are easy to connect with. Since I have Blood Debt already, I'm not entering the giveaway, but you should all jump at the chance to get this book!

    It was quite a ride, and Centaur Legacy is a fantastic sequel! I'm on my second read!!! and I'm loving it even more than the first time around.

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