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Blood Debt (Touched Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Straight , Linda Brant , Dreamscape Covers
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Book Description

Touched Series, Book 1
Genre: Mythological Romance (suitable for all ages)

Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.

As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.

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  • File Size: 2781 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1478111046
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008L79YRO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
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104 of 121 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't consider myself picky but ... September 20, 2012
By JenB
Format:Kindle Edition
Hmmmm ... I was a little surprised that I really didn't care for this book, and wonder at the high reviews...

I like mythology, and thought this centaur storyline would be interesting, and SOME of it was, there was potential. It just never grabbed me.

I didn't care for the shifting POV ... SO shifting it made me dizzy! If I set the book down and picked it back up, I was confused as to who was telling the story, I'd even get confused while reading, especially when it was someone new (Cami was the main, but there was Zandra, Drake, Bianca, Daniel...) I really prefer third person, rather than getting in the head of characters (and here, so many characters telling their story). So many scenes were repeated in the different POV too.

I didn't connect with any of the characters, no one seemed "real" in action or words ... I tried to attribute this to the fact that most of the characters weren't actually human, so maybe they would talk a little differently, act a little differently, but it just all seemed forced/stilted. So much of the story just didn't really make sense, the timing seemed off too ... part of that could be attributed to the shifting POV, when someone else starts telling the story, they start two weeks before where it just left off ... but boy, if Cami lost track of time and what was going on while she was at her grandmother's house, so did I! And while I realize this is the first in a series, I did NOT care for how the book just stopped, TONS of unanswered questions (I guess I prefer my series, while tying together, to at least have SOME conclusion).

The formatting ... loooooong paragraphs, with spaces in between, rather than indenting the first line. Instead of a chapter starting on a new page, it would begin midpage.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
This book left me SPEECHLESS and begging at times. I haven't read an incredibly moving book in a while until I read this book. It was absolutely a masterpiece!

The book opened up with Camille mourning her mother's death and her struggle within herself on whether to contact her long lost father or to just move on with her life. Her loneliness won causing her to finally calling her father, and the next thing she knew, she was in a plane to meet him.

When she first arrived, she had a nice surprise - five half brothers, and all very attractive. I was wishing I was with her at the time to meet her brothers. I probably would have been so uncomfortable and drooling inside. They were very welcoming and warm to her. She also found that they were incredibly wealthy.

When she finally met her father, she didn't know what to say or do. It was awkward at first. And then, she met his real wife; even more awkwardness. Weirdly enough, Gretchen was very warm and kept reassuring Camille that she was welcome in their house and that they were very happy to have her.

The next day, the bomb dropped on Camille. She found out about her heritage and she was thrown into all the traditions and rules, if you may, of their race. She didn't like it one bit. She had her first taste on her oldest brother's wedding. Let's just say she got herself in a lot of trouble. A lot more if not for a handsome Centaur named Drake.

Betrothal to a Centauride (female Centaur) was sacred, and therefore cannot be broken. They had a rule that a betrothed Centaur can't look, speak to, or touch another Centauride. Drake was betrothed. Camille kissed him. Cue the chaos.

I will stop summarizing the story here.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Roller Coaster of Awesomeness August 1, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Bought from Amazon.

I finished this book in three days. It would have been sooner, much sooner, like the same day, if real life would have just backed off.

Now usually I don't start a review off by stating the flaws of a book because that's just not nice, but since the author, Nancy Straight, forgot --intentionally I'm sure-- to warn us poor readers just how addictive her book would be, I feel it's up to me to do the warning. Granted, being an enormous fan of Ms. Straight since her Destiny series (Meeting Destiny (Destiny Series - Book 1) is FREE right now on Amazon!), I probably should have clued in faster. Nevertheless, there is your warning. Beware.

On to the review!

What do you get when you put a highly talented author in the same room as a book of Greek Mythologies? Blood Debt! That's what.

"All those wagers I'd tried to make with God, to find out who he was - I'd told God I would trade anything - I never meant my mom." (1% Kindle)

I keep a lot of notes while I read a book, just so I don't forget to add anything in the review when I write it. Pathetically enough, when I went back to read said notes, I found a lot of: 'OMG!' and 'Seriously creepy family... RUN!!!' and 'YES! Voice of reason!' I think my favorite was: 'Run, dude! RUN!' Now, I can promise you that I don't normally write such weird notes, but I found note-taking took up reading time and that was unacceptable.

The explanation of my cryptic note-taking to come. But first...

The plot.

Blood Debt is about twenty-two-year-old Camille (Cami) who learns about her missing father after her mother breathes his name for the first time right before her death.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story!!
Lots of twist and turns and I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to continue this story with the other books!
Published 16 hours ago by Christina
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
its ok
Published 1 day ago by geraldine fields
5.0 out of 5 stars blood debt
I have not read this type of book before, have really enjoyed it. Have read about vampires, fairy, ect. I am going to Amazon to get book 2-4. Looking forward to next books
Published 1 day ago by Lynn Wilson
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I really enjoyed this book. The story combined mythology and love and a wicked grandmother all in one and kept you cheering for the good guys. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Gail Hodges
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Debt
This is the first book I've read by this amazing author but it won't be my last. Incredible characters and story line that continues in the series. Couldn't put it down.
Published 2 days ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I was sucked in right away. Very fresh idea.
Published 3 days ago by Amy Stoesser
4.0 out of 5 stars A page turning exciting read.
This was a well written original story plot. The only problem was that I didn't get anything done because I just had to finish the book.
Published 3 days ago by Maria C. Hernandez
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing
Loved this book
Published 3 days ago by lisa gordon
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great book!
Published 4 days ago by jennifer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I enjoyed it but it may have been a bit young for me.
Published 5 days ago by nan
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More About the Author

Nancy Straight is an author of impossible love stories, but doesn't every great love story sound impossible until you experience it?

Nancy grew up in Iowa. She spent ten years traveling the world with the US Marine Corps, and settled in rural South Carolina with her family. She has a undergraduate degree in education and an advanced degree in management, but her true passion lies in surprising readers with her unpredictable plot twists.

Contemporary romance becomes Paranormal Romance when her characters become intertwined with fables based in Greek Mythology in her Touched Series. Readers learn that not even a pesky shape-shifting demon can come between the true love of soul mates in her Destiny Series.

Nancy loves hearing from readers! You can find her on twitter, facebook, or email her on her website. She responds to every message she receives.

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