Thank you to NetGalley and Loveswept for providing me with an e-ARC to read and review. Blood Veil is set to be released April 3, 2018.
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance Fantasy
Series: A Mission Novel, book 2
Recommend to Others?: Yes
For 18+ readers.
Summary (via NetGalley):
In the midst of supernatural chaos, worlds and hearts collide.
Celia: Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze. . . .
Idris: Terror. Curiosity. Arousal. These are the natural impulses of a human female, not the spawn of the ruthless Valarian king. Is it possible that Celia is unaware of her bloodline—and the power coursing through her veins? As the daughter of my archenemy, she was supposed to be my ransom. But how quickly the heat of desire changes everything. Now the family Celia has always craved is trying to kill her, and it’s up to me to save her again—when all I really want to do is make her mine.
Blood Veil was an okay, quick read. It’s more talking and self-reflection, some tension and action, and less romance. I wish the book could have just slowed down so I could really enjoy, really know more about everything that was happening. Celia and Idris didn’t seem to have a realistic enough time to really fall in love, but I will always root for them.
I do like the (continued) new angle Erickson is taking with vampires. The new concept/lore she’s written is interesting and opens up the possibilities of more unique vampire stories.
I would keep reading this series because of the characters and the vampire world that has been created.
Blood Guard (A Mission Novel, book 1) (ARC)