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Descended by Blood (Vampire Born Trilogy, #1) [Kindle Edition]

Angeline Kace
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Book #1 in The Vampire Born Trilogy
Winner of the 2012 UtopYA Conference awards, BEST EDITING category

What People Are Saying



“This story had me on the edge of my seat and I could not put it down!" – A Diary of a Book Addict

"Descended by Blood was an engaging read with romance and danger that will have your heart pumping.” – Anna’s Book Blog

"This book has a very original and interesting story line and left me wanting more! This series is definitely going to be the next big thing!" - SeeitORreadit

"I felt like I almost walked in on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (in the good old High School days) but less chosen one and more vampires." –Ramblings of a Teenage Bookworm

Description



How would your life change if you found out vampires were real? And what if you were one of them…?

Brooke Keller's a high school junior who never spent much time living in one place. She's finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened by a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey to find out who is after her and how to stop them. Thrown into a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of herself that she never knew existed, at the risk of losing her life in order to save it.

Excerpt



A twig snapped, and I jerked my head to the right. I caught the glint from the eyes of a mountain lion creeping toward us, his ears pulled back, teeth bared.

I froze, hoping we weren’t the prey he stalked.

Kaitlynn shrieked. She grabbed my arm and tried pulling me with her as she ran back to the cars.

The lion rose from his crouch and started charging down the mountain straight for us.

We didn’t have enough time for both of us to make it out of there alive, and the lion sped up at the site of Kaitlynn running away.

I planted my feet. Something clicked inside of me; heat coursed through my veins. My vision intensified, and I could distinguish the areas of down between the lion’s coarse fur as his muscles flexed and stretched.

I’d heard before that you shouldn’t look a wild animal directly in its eyes, but my instinct screamed for me to not turn my back on my attacker. I listened to my gut and looked the mountain lion square into his charging eyes.

The lion and I connected on an intellectual level: predator versus predator. Only I knew, and I deemed the lion knew, as well, that I outranked him as the more fearsome predator. How I recognized this, or how I knew the lion realized this, I couldn’t fathom. I had never been hunting before, so this instinct didn’t come from a belief that man ruled supreme on the food chain. And this moment felt different somehow.

It wasn’t man versus beast; it was beast versus beast.


Product Details

  • File Size: 390 KB
  • Print Length: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Accendo Press LLC (August 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IQL6EA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NightlyReading Review September 19, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
This is not your typical vampire story. These vampires can go out during the day and actually are born into what they are. They are called Pijawikas and Brooke finds out that she is half Pijawikas and half human. Just when her life was going along perfectly.

After finding out her true nature, Brooke, her best friend Kaitlynn and her boyfriend Jaren are all whisked away into hiding. She soon finds out that the Pijawikas people look at her as an abomination due to being a half breed and actually will threaten her life.

Along with all of that, there also begins a love triangle. I really enjoy the love triangles in stories. I think it makes the book more intense and this triangle was really intense! I cannot say whom I like more, Jaren or Mirka. They are both pretty great, but I will probably end up being Team Mirka. He seems to have a little more "bad boy" in him;-)

"Whoa, Jaren," I stepped in front of him. "You broke up with me. Remember? Either I'm your girlfriend, or I'm not. But you do not get to push me away and then stake a claim on me when another dog comes sniffing around."

Dear Ms. Kace, How can you leave me hanging like this? Cliffhanger ending! The story builds up leaving you wanting to have the next book right there...NOW! There is a little shock factor at the end and I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book!

Will Brooke choose whom she loves more? Will she finally find out whom is threatening her life? Will she and her friends be safe enough to return home? Not sure, but the next book seems to be scheduled for release at the end of September 2011. It cannot come soon enough!!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jordan from Sleep. Eat. Read. September 20, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Now, you can't say that that doesn't sound interesting! I've read a couple vampire books in my days, not that there have been many, but I definitely have read atleast 20 vampire books before. Some of them I liked, but most of them I disliked. I love paranormal things, but I eventually felt as if they were getting kind of... repeating . I kinda took a break off of paranormal stuff. Then wonderful Angeline decided to pop into my life, introducing me to awesome!

Brooke's life has never been the easiet thing in the world. With her mom not being able to stay in one town for a long period of time, it gets difficult for Brooke. Finding friends, then being forced to move. But, finally, things change. She meets her best friend, and the boy of her dreams, and she stays put.

While with that dreamy boyfriend of hers, Brooke encounters a stalker that she has been facing, but keeping secret for quite some time. She then realizes her incredible amount of strength and potential after killing the man.

After a long discussion with her mother, Brooke begins to unravel the truth. Understanding secrets that have been kept for her whole life. She packs up her best friend, and boyfriend, and goes to Mirko, the only one who can protect her...(AND MY FAVORITE!)

The story is wonderful. LOVE the plot, and detail that Kace has put into her debut novel. It's wonderful, and SUCH a refreshing story! Ill let you guys name your own decision, but I must say, I am now claiming Mirko from this day forward! :)

The characters are so strong, with each person being an individual. I find in many books I've read, there are lots of dependence. And while that is the case in parts of this book for obvious reasons, it's not totally. And I like that!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Plot was interesting, the characters were not October 26, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If this book had a completely different cast of characters I might have enjoyed it. The plot was interesting and with some editing and attention to detail it could be even better. I appreciated the twist on the usual vampire story line and enjoyed the author's ideas. However, this is the only part of the book I liked.

When I read the sample, I was hooked because I liked the characters. The mountain lion scene was cheesy and poorly written but I was able to ignore that and hope for better later in the book. The friendship between Jaren, David, Katelynn, and Brooke made this easy and I wanted to read more about them. Unfortunately, the book only went downhill. My first problem was with Jaren and Brooke's relationship. I get that they knew each other for two years before the book begins but this does not make up for the lack of character development much less relationship development. They go on one date and suddenly Brooke is clingy and overly emotional. Jaren comes across as a pretty boy who is stringing her along. His character has no depth and Brooke begins crying over everything. Every other sentence she is crying and Katelynn is comforting her. I will not go into the fight between Brooke and Jaren but I will say that I was more than a little confused/annoyed by it.

When the paranormal is introduced in the book it takes a fast slide downhill. Mirko is a likeable character and I wish that the author would have focused more on his relationship with Brooke and his past. However, Brooke's extreme moodiness ruined everything. She was either in a rage or crying. Then, to top it all off she starts behaving like Carrie on prom night. Every chapter it seems she has a new power and is amazing everyone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Vampire series.
Good story and characters. Really was hard to put down once I started reading - that always means a good book! Already ordered #2 and would like to know when #3 will be out.
Published 1 month ago by gramcam
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved every second of this book
One of my favorites! I loved every second of this book.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book!
This book was actually really good! I was hesitant to read it at first, but really enjoyed it! It was a tad bit slow at the beginning of it, but picked up and in an awesome... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stephanie Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT READ
This was a great read and got me from get go. This book has been sitting on my kindle for ever and thought would give it a try and read it in one sitting. Read more
Published 7 months ago by dawny
4.0 out of 5 stars Rocky start, awesome end
I've had this book on my kindle for I don't know how long. A long time. It's always been one of those, "I will get to it when I can" books, even though I've seen rave reviews about... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Liz @ Fictional Candy
5.0 out of 5 stars Memorable Characters!
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Published 13 months ago by Lori
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I actually know the author, and my family is good friends with her. I think this book is amazing. I'm a teenager, and I love anything having to do with supernatural people.
Published 14 months ago by Isabeau Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow!!!
oh my gosh, where to start? This book was phenomenal. It kept me dying to turn the next page. It was unlike any other vampire book I have read which was really refreshing. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Chelsey
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm buying the next one!
I loved this little YA vampire romance but wtf ending?!? It ended very abruptly, but I will still pick up the next one!
Published 16 months ago by Carrie Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars A true teen finding herself along with learning to be a vampire
It's a great read very realistic emotionally, true in a love triangle and the changes that take place when you're I one. On top of it, first time of ever having a boyfriend. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Cozette
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More About the Author

Angeline is a Scorpio living in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and two dogs. She loathed dogs and their "stick to me everywhere" hair until she fell for a pit bull.

She works full time at CPA firm and is going to school to get her Accounting degree. While she's slaving away, trying to figure out why accounts aren't balancing, she's dreaming about books.

She started reading seriously- staying up all night to finish a book and buying every new release she could afford- after finishing Twilight. Say what you want about the series, but it got a lot of people reading, so it's brought more to this world than just sparkly vampires.

She loves all things paranormal, but her favorites are vampires, werewolves, and zombies. In that order.

You can find out more about Angeline at www.angelinekace.com.

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