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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Keeping Blood by Courtney Breazile

Keeping Blood by Courtney Breazile
Publisher: Extasy Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (228 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 cherries
Reviewed by Fuschia

Born into a world of immortal creatures, Alexia is a one of a kind hybrid between her vampire mother and werewolf father. Shunned by both species, she is alone in her world, wishing only to be human and for once, truly accepted. Ian, a werewolf from another pack, shows up and claims she is his fated mate, much to his own displeasure. When Alexia’s parents disappear, she is forced to ask Ian, and a very unpleasant vampire, Paxton, for help in finding them. Thrown together in their mission to save her parents, will they also find that they share a fate to be mated? Will Alexia finally find acceptance with Ian, or will their differences keep them apart.

What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire? It may sound like the beginning to some sort of joke, but what you will actually find is the basis for a really great story.

Keeping Blood has everything a reader could want in my opinion. The female lead is determined to be strong against impossible opposition, the male lead is an alpha who doesn't even want to let his instincts tell him what to do and the passion that ignites between the two of them is strong enough not to let any of the above get in its way. There's danger, drama, passion, humor and just enough of a hint at what's to come to have you straining your eyes for just one more glimpse of the future.

The only drawback I could find in this story was that the next in the series wasn't included in the download and I wanted to read it right away. I definitely recommend Keeping Blood to any reader who enjoys the paranormal.

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