Thursday, July 21, 2011

Embraced by Blood by Laurie London-Review & Giveaway: Bewitching Tour Stop

Welcome Ya'll!!  Today I am happy to host the final tour stop for Laurie London and her new book, Embraced by Blood.  My review is posted below and there is a final giveaway opportunity.  Just comment for a chance to win a signed PRINT copy of Embraced by Blood PLUS a very cool pack of Embraced by Blood Romance Trading Cards. So scroll and down and find out the all the details.

Embraced by Blood (Hqn)
BLURB (from the back cover)
Deep within the forests of the Pacific Northwest, two vampire coalitions battle for supremacy—Guardian enforcers who safeguard humanity and Darkblood rogues who kill like their ancient ancestors.

Alfonso Serrano is a hunted man. For months he’s managed to elude the Darkbloods, vengeful foes who won’t rest until he’s dead. But he still craves one dangerous temptation: Lily DeGraff, the sexy Guardian agent he’ll risk anything to protect. 
Lily is a wanted woman. Her talent for tracking Sweet-a rare blood type that’s addictive to vampires-makes her a prime target for enemy capture. Her only hope is the stealthy vampire operative who stole into her bed...then left her in despair. Danger aside-Lily won’t let Alfonso near her heart again-until an irresistible hunger draws them back together...and into an assassin’s snare.

My REVIEW  4 Stars
This is the second book in Laurie London’s Sweetblood series, and I have not yet read the first novel.  However, this book easily stands on its own with just enough back story to pique my interest and whet my appetite for the first book so that I can find out the whole story of Alfonso’s older brother and enticing details of the events which caused the rift between them.

I genuinely liked Alfonso and found myself immensely sympathetic to his character.  His protective instincts, especially where Lily and little Zoe are concerned, were occasionally somewhat caveman-ish, but still, caused my heart to do little flips, because he always considered their safety above his own needs and desires.

Lily and he are positively a perfect, romantic match.  Each of them is made better by the love of the other…and isn’t that the way true love matches should be?

I loved the world-building that the author has crafted.  I fell into her alternate reality and remained there; experiencing the same heart-ache, doubts, desires, travails and triumphs of the various, assorted characters as their stories were played out through the pages of the novel.  This book was exciting and fun to read. I am looking forward to the next book, as well, which will feature Jackson, a rather jaded, lonely soul, who loves frosted brownies, and whom we caught fleeting glimpses of in this book.  Laurie London’s vampires are strong and sexy, with cool powers. They inhabit a covertly dangerous world with unsuspecting humans where some blood types are particularly sweet. Are you an unsuspecting sweetblood?

Thank you, Harlequin and Netgalley for providing this book to me in return for my honest review.

Reviewed by Laurie

This review has been posted to the following sites:

Shelfari  | LibraryThing  | Netgalley 


Comment for a chance to win a signed copy of Embraced by Blood and a beautiful full-color set of Sweetblood Romance Trading Cards.
This giveaway is US only and ends July 30th 11:59 PM CST.

This contest is OVER and a winner has been selected via
Thank you to everyone who commented......
Maria (pronounced Mariah) is the Lucky winner!!

Thanks for visiting today and being here at the LAST STOP of this tour with Laurie London and her exciting Paranormal Romance Adventure, Embraced by Blood.  I hope you had fun and entered the giveaway.  Best of Luck to all commenters!!     

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Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book from the publisher, Harlequin, and Netgalley in return for a review.  I have not received any monetary compensation in return for my honest review, whether positive or negative. Promotional banners and information was provided through Bewitching Book Tours. I am an authorized Tour Host.


Misha said...

Great spin on the vampire story. ^_^

Krystal said...

I would love to win this! I love the author, thank you! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

ruby95660 said...

Great review! Embraced by Blood sounds really interesting.
Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Anne R said...

Great review!
I have this book on my "to-read" list.

areeths at new dot rr dot com


Julie said...

I haven't read the first book either, so I'm really glad to hear that you can read it as a stand alone if necessary. I'm already looking into getting the first book, though, just in case I win *wink, wink*! Thanks for a great review and an awesome giveaway:)
jwitt33 at live dot com

Maureen said...

It looks like an exciting story.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

Maria (pronounced Mariah) said...

I have scene this book on several blogs recently and have been wanting to read it...please include me!

Thanks for the chance!
mmafsmith at gmail dot com

mbreakfield said...

The book looks really good. Please enter me in the giveaway. thanks

donnas said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Julie S said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)

Lori in Philly said...

Just got Hidden by Blood on my Kindle think I'll start there . Promised I wouldn't go crazy since I just got it but there is so much to read at our finger tips now. Glad I'm on vacation til Sept. Thanks.

Laurie said...

Thanks everyone for your comments! A winner has been selected via Congratulations Maria (pronounced Mariah)!!