The last time I was excited about a book…this happened:
As I stated in one of my reviews, the beauty of this series is the fact that these men know and embrace who they are while learning to understand and embrace the humanity within. This was doubly true for Saber Alexiares in Blood Redemption. As a vampire born of light and raised in darkness, Saber battled inner demons in a very literal sense. Blood Redemption gave us a glimpse into the heart and soul of a man who had never known that he had either. I waited a long time to read his story, to learn his history, and to experience his journey toward redemption and I was not disappointed. Tessa Dawn delivered a powerful story filled with a wide range emotion. We felt the anger and fear of a man lost, in brilliant union with the love and passion he discovered on his path. Blood Redemption was an amazing addition to the Blood Curse Series and Saber brought us face to face with the conflict that can often exist within us all.
The end of Blood Redemption felt like an old time serial cliffhanger. You’re sitting there, enjoying the story, rooting for the hero, the hero wins, the tale is wrapped up and then…BAM! Saber drops a bombshell that rocks the House of Jadon and sends the Silivasi brothers into action. Thankfully, that action will take flight in the form of:
And here I am…excited about a book again.
An important aspect to any novel is the ability to draw the reader in and make them feel as if they are a part of the story. In the Blood Curse Series, Tessa Dawn has created characters that fit the description of legendary creatures of the night, but who are, above all, beings who experience and act upon their emotions like ordinary humans. They are…in a sense…us.
Only stronger, faster and deadlier!
And what draws the reader in is the empathy that manifests. We feel for these characters. We wonder about their motivations, we feel their pains and we celebrate their joys and successes. At the end of the day, we want to be them. So if you have not yet taken a journey into Dark Moon Vale and shared in the experiences of the Silivasi brothers and the House of Jadon…get on board. The next fantastic tale arrives on June 12th!
For more information on this series, check out http://www.tessadawn.com and learn about the author, the books in the series, and the characters.