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The Blood That Bonds (The II AM Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Christopher Buecheler
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Book Description

Two is trapped: hooked on heroin, held as property, forced to sell her body to feed the addiction. Time brings her ever closer to what seems an inevitable death and Two waits, uncaring, longing only for the next fix.

That’s when Theroen arrives, beckoning to his Ferrari and grinning his inscrutable grin. He is handsome. Confident. Eager to help lift her out of the life that’s grinding her down.

The only problem? Theroen is a vampire.

His blood can cure her addiction, grant her powers she has never had, change her forever into something greater than she was. But when he sinks his teeth into her neck, Theroen also thrusts Two into a world of danger, violence, madness and despair. The powerful, twisted elder Abraham will use her arrival to shatter the uneasy peace that exists in his mansion, bringing an end to the dark game he has been playing for centuries.


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About the Author

Christopher Buecheler is a professional web designer and developer, a published author, an award-winning amateur mixologist, a brewer of beer, a player of the guitar and drums, and an NBA enthusiast. He lives a semi-nomadic existence with his wonderful French wife and their two cats, Carbomb and Baron Salvatore H. Lynx II. Currently they reside in Providence, RI.

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  • File Size: 1279 KB
  • Print Length: 267 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002R5B0WI
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,055 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read - not your every day vampire tale October 6, 2010
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Agree with another reviewer that the book cover isn't great. There are so many vampire books out there now that it's very hard to find one that's original. This book is highly original, and perfectly paced. The characters are unique (a heroin addicted prostitute that's not a cliche? Great job!), the author makes you care about them, and they're intriguing enough to hope there's a sequel. I want to find out more about the history of this line of vampires. Hope the author keeps up the good work.
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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story; less than stellar writing January 2, 2011
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I guess I'm a more discerning critic as compared to other reviewers. I thought this was a decent story, but not 5 star worthy! The plot was interesting and the characters well developed. What irritated me was that clearly no one proofread this before going to print. Typos and blatent inconsistencies. Enough to make you stumble as you read. Examples: Theroen (male character) references Samantha (another character) by name, but on the next page says he doesn't know her name. No, not part of the plot, simply poor attention to detail. Another example would be confused pronouns: Two's (female character) mind is referenced as "his mind." And I can only presume from the plot line when I read "I do now know [xyz], I do not know [abc], I do not know [lmn]" that "now" should've been "not"... It made more sense, at least. All in all, this is a light read for those looking for entertainment, just know that this is now...er, I mean, not worthy of 5 stars (IMHO).
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41 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! What a nice surprise! Now I want more!!! October 14, 2010
By P. Rayl
Format:Kindle Edition
Plain and simple, I picked this up as a freebie because it was a vampire book. All I can say is it is unassuming AND not the same predictible story! I love reading the tried and true series, but it is so nice to find a new author (well, new to me) with 'out of the norm' characters and a fresh storyline. I'm not going into the storyline because you can read it on the cover, but when you find yourself thinking about the characters three days after you finish the book - you know it made an impression on you. This was a really good book! Sure, there were a few narratives I hurried through, but overall the author did a great job of sucking me in (no pun intended) and wondering what would come next. I finished in one day and ran straight to the computer to search the author for more. I don't see one, but I hope there's a sequel coming soon!!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read October 5, 2010
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You will not be disappointed with this tale. The cover leaves much to be desired, but the story is well written. It is raw, captivating yet heart wrenching.

Sequel? Yes, please and thank you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars couldnt put it down October 5, 2010
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i saw this book listed for free on kindle, so i figured what the heck? if i dont like it no big deal. but once again im glad my frugalness paid off. i couldnt put it down. i was sucked in from the very begining. starting with Two's sad lifestyle, then through the heart breaking and soul shattering events with Thereon. i admit that i might have had a few tears that were able to escape run down my cheeks. its a very good read, especially if you get it while its free. but even if you dont its worth the few bucks to pick it up. also according to the thank you at the end from the author there will be a sequel! cant wait
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictable Urban Fantasy November 6, 2010
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Whenever I thought that the story was heading down a predictable path it would surprise me. Even though it is more of an Urban Fantasy then a true (or at least how I define it) vampire yarn, it was not of the "Twitlight" (oh, did I misspell that?) style as a prior reviewer implied. It is quite a bit more complex then that. There were spots in the book where it appeared it was heading down that path and I almost put down the book, but since I was hooked on Two's character I stayed with it. I am glad I did.

I would not consider this a horror novel even though there are a few horrific scenes (the master vampire is absolutely delicious in his evilness). But it is way more then just a teenage fantasy vehicle. There are several typos of the their/there, wood/would variety like they had only used a spell checker for typos, and not a copy reader, BUT the writing is very well done otherwise.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars his brain was working faster than he could type January 13, 2011
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I wanted SO bad to like this book. (Spoilers so watch out !)

It was free on Kindle and when I read the description and glanced at the reviews (I only really scan the star ratings) I was siked. I LOVE Vampire novels written by men. (Ala Charlie Huston) Men have a way of making the (possible) love between a mortal and a Vampire make sense. Women go for the old, every girl likes the bad boy they think will change for them. Men, not so much.

I thought ahh ha! She was a drug addict and prostitute, of course loving a Vampire would make sense Stockholm syndrome something like that. Somehow the author took that no-brainer of a plot and made it senseless. They are in love about 30 seconds after meeting. I was literally sitting jaw dropped like "really?!? Wtf?!?" How and when did that happen? The heroine bounced back and forth between a hardened street urchin to a whiney and love struck little girl. It made no sense.

And how like a man to think that he can give her an orgasm (which lacked detail imo btw) and she will instantly fall in love. She was a prostitute. I imagine it would have taken her a bit longer to get past some things.

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this plot. I really do. I felt like the story got away from the author, like perhaps his brain was working faster than he could type and there was no one there to properly edit or add and delete and line up his story. It was disjointed. He would have me really interested and liking the style and then wham! Jump around to something that made no sense.

I, by no means think this author is lacking in talent. I think it's just the opposite. He has the makings of a very good vampire writer, but he needs honest back up.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I read this book a few years ago and didn't even realize I never made a review. Let me just say I love this book, it has history, passion and a whole lot more. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Missy
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't think I was going to like this book but it surprised me
I didn't think I was going to like this book but it surprised me. To me, the story came off as a dark "Twilight". Read more
Published 27 days ago by Mark Milosch
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great story!
I downloaded this book for free, because I like reading about vampires. Some of the free books I've read have been garbage, but this story was unique, entertaining, and kept you... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Diana L. Mahnke
1.0 out of 5 stars The sex didn't even make up for the bad plotting.
This book has lots of underage sex in it. I couldn't handle it. After the lead vampire admitted to having a three way with Naomi, some under-aged, servant girl, I just stopped. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lindy
4.0 out of 5 stars A very good read
I enjoy the book, kept me want to read more and more. Kept my attention and imagination going. A must read for Vampire Lovers.
Published 3 months ago by Darrell Fluker
4.0 out of 5 stars interesting read
I wasn't sure what to expect at first but once I got passed the poor writing, I couldn't stop reading.
Published 3 months ago by Carissa Kriehn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed the story, had to purchase the trilogy
Published 3 months ago by Frank Burka
4.0 out of 5 stars Dark, Yet Refreshing
The cover drew me to this book, looking like a good old-fashioned horror novel, the kind a grew up with. It wasn't quite the case, but I liked it nevertheless. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Sharon Joan-Figuerola
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Laughed, cried, loved it. Didn't want it to end! Now I have to see if the next one is out!!
Published 4 months ago by Kristen
3.0 out of 5 stars Romantic Vampire Tragedy
Well-written story of "girl meets vampire, girl is turned by vampire, and girl loses vampire."
Published 5 months ago by Hermitess
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Christopher Buecheler is a professional web designer / developer, a published author, an award-winning amateur mixologist, a brewer of beer, a player of the guitar and drums, and an NBA enthusiast. He lives a semi-nomadic existence with his wonderful French wife and their two cats, Carbomb and Baron Salvatore H. Lynx II. Currently they reside in Providence, RI.

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