Title: Fire and Blood
Author: Cadence Denton
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Vampires
Jeannette’s life sucks. An outcast orphan addicted to junky blood, she is desperate for a chance at redemption. She’s the most powerful of her Firewalker race, but that’s not saying much since the Firewalkers are on the verge of extinction ̶ thanks to Jeannette’s disastrous mistakes. For centuries she’s searched for her personal unicorn, the elusive Fecund, the Firewalkers’ human mates. He’s out there…somewhere.
She lost everything ̶ family, fortune…her future when the ruling Council of Seven declared her a traitor for her part in the genocide of the Fecund race. Her desperation is understandable simply because the Council refuses to believe that she was set up by the Revenant vampire, Alexander the Great.
Devin McIntyre’s life imploded eleven years ago when his twenty-first birthday celebration collided with a blood sucker named, Alexander. With his parents slaughtered and his twin sisters taken by the psychotic vampire, Devin turned to the ultra-secret Society for Eternal Illumination for training in urban warfare and help with confronting his demons.
In a dilapidated hotel in Jackson, Mississippi he set a trap, certain he’d tracked down his old, old enemy. Finally, he’d get vengeance and find his sisters. Instead, Devin uncovers a myth.
When a long-legged beauty walks through a wall of fire, Devin’s beliefs are shattered.
When Jeannette tastes his Fecund blood after centuries believing his race extinct, she knows she has found a priceless treasure.
From their first kiss, their first intimate touch, Jeannette realizes that in Devin, she’s found salvation. This human male can save a race that is balancing on the precipice of extinction.
But, when allies become enemies and havens become traps, she suspects her “treasure” has his own agenda.
If you like your vampires all sparkly and fluffy-bunny like, this is not the book for you. However, if you are a fan of classic vampire lore with violence, passion and bloodshed (like me), you’re going to love this book!
Devin is on a mission: to purge and destroy the vampire responsible for the massacre of his family. He’s part of a secret group of vampire hunters and will stop at nothing to find his sisters. That is, until he meets Jeanette.
Jeanette is not your ordinary vampire and in fact, she’s ascended from the Ancient Ones. Deemed a traitor to her race for the extinction of the Fecund (soulmates to the Firewalkers), she’s carried the burden with her for centuries.
In a moment of weakness after a brutal battle, she tastes the blood of Devin and her world is turned upside down. He’s her salvation; she just needs to convince him of it. Little does Jeanette know that her true enemies are not human but those she’s trusted for hundreds of years. Can she survive their betrayal and hold onto Devin or has she doomed them both?
In the same vein as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Denton takes the vampire legend and kicks it up a few notches. Detailed action scenes, viciously evil vampires hell-bent on violence and passion, deep betrayal of Jeanette by those closest to her and a swoon-worthy romance between Devin and Jeanette are what make this a fabulous book. The ending was a hair disappointing but I’m hopeful Denton is close to releasing a sequel.
If you’re a fan of Paranormal Romance and looking for a new spin on Vampire Romance, read this book! It’s gripping, graphic and violent so I’d also recommend it to fans of Game of Thrones. What more could you want?
Devin. I love his honest reactions to not only Jeanette and the other vampires but realizing he’s destined to love the one thing he despises. He’s an alpha male on all accounts and I swooned several times.
“Liquid flames lapped at the vampire’s skin, the fiery maelstrom causing her hair to fly about her head like a steel-colored nimbus, turning her body into a living tiki torch.”
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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My love of books began in elementary school with Nancy Drew mysteries. By high school, I was immersed in Jane Austin and Georgette Heyer. So, naturally I write dark (and light) paranormal romance, gritty hitmen contemporaries, and time travel. A daughter of the South, I live on the banks of the Mississippi opposite the oldest settlement on the river where I share my writer’s cave with four dachshunds and a slightly ditzy cocker spaniel.
Visit my website for more information on all my series and upcoming projects. You may not find everything to your liking but you won’t be bored.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N
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