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Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion (The Gastien Series) Paperback – May 21, 2012
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"This is the third book in this series, and it is breath taking...so many twists and surprises in it, it takes you on a ride and doesn't stop until the last page." - Crystal Trent Dotson, All My Book Finds
... if you've read my review of book two, you will remember how upset I was about Tristan's actions at the end. YES it stayed with me for that long, which should tell you a lot about the deep emotional connection that Caddy Rowland forges between the readers and her characters...It takes a powerful writer to make a reader absolutely loathe a character for months, but it takes a master to make them fall in love again. -Misty R. TheTopShelf
"...EXCELLENT story teller...heart wrenching and impossible to put down..." Christina Baker Irelan, Intoxicated by books
From the Author
Gastien: The Cost of the Dream (Book 1)
Gastien: From Dream to Destiny (Book 2)
Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion (Book 3)
Giselle: Keeper of the Flame (Book 4)
Gastien: Circle of Destiny (Book 5)
The Gastien Series is many things: historical fiction, drama, family saga, psychological novel. Some are also coming of age and love stories. The last books include gay coming of age and gay romance. Just like any family, there are many stories to tell.
It is dark, sad, upsetting, heartwarming, funny and always thought-provoking. There are a few blatantly cruel scenes and some extremely tender ones. The series tackles social issues such as class struggle, homelessness, the quest for power, bigotry, family secrets, and shows how one man's choices effect others for generations to come.
Be prepared for an extremely emotional read. Yes, at times the characters will upset you. You will love, hate, pity, respect, disrespect and cheer for them. Just like in any family, no one is perfect. Their personality warts are fully displayed. You will grow to feel like a part of the Beauchamps, and when the series is over the characters will stay alive in your mind for weeks.
Come along and join the family. Let them tell you their story. I think you will find the ride unlike any you've taken before.
*This series is meant for adults. As such, it contains adult scenes and themes.
More About the Author
Why do people make the choices they do? Why do some abuse power? How do the powerless learn to survive? Why do a few dare to be different, while others conform--and why are so many disturbed by those who don't? These are the questions that have always haunted author Caddy Rowland. Those questions keep her pounding away at her keyboard, creating novels showcasing the sublime joy and bitter tragedy of being human.
Caddy has always been a nonconformist. She likes to push the proverbial envelope when it comes to characterization and world building. Heroes have warts; villains have soft spots. Main characters don't always learn their lessons because all too often we don't, either. There isn't always a happy ending, but sometimes there is. Otherwise she'd be predictable.
She writes for readers who like to think and feel; who like their stories to be raw, graphic, unpredictable, "real" and sometimes brutal. For readers who like their boundaries challenged; to be shown how rarely life decisions are truly black and white, but instead shades of grey.
Think of a carnival midway with books instead of rides. She asks you make sure you're the minimum height if you plan on riding alone. You must also leave prejudices and inhibitions behind the entry gate. If you can't, Rowland's reads might be a tad much for you. Don't worry. There are plenty of safer reads out there. Just step out of the line and find a more appropriate book for your reading enjoyment.
No, Caddy Rowland's novels aren't for everyone. But then again, they just might be for you.
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Caddy Rowland also writes gay m/m romance under the name of Sibley Jackson.
Top Customer Reviews
I literally had tears rolling down my cheeks with certain parts of this story. I actually laughed so hard my husband looked at me like I was crazy at others. When I called the first book an "emotional roller coaster" I wasn't exaggerating and books 2 and 3 have most definitely followed suit.
Caddy Rowland is an EXCELLENT story teller. All of her books have been heart wrenching and impossible to put down. The story just grabs you from the very beginning and makes you feel like you are there with the characters watching the scenes take place rather than reading them.
I'm absolutely sure that book 4 will be just as amazing as the first 3 and I can't wait to read it!
Things are dark for Tristan when his very proper wife refuses to loosen up but they get even darker when tragedy strikes. Even my heart melted for Tristan and his plight and I found myself falling in love with his character all over again. Not as much as Gastien, but I found it in my own heart to forgive him and I even shed tears at the end. It takes a powerful writer to make a reader absolutely loathe a character for months, but it takes a master to make them fall in love again. This book can be read as a stand-alone but I strongly encourage you to read the other books to get the full effect. You'll be glad you did.
the 1st two are very very sexual,definitly for a mature reader
the story line begins in the late 1800 and continues to the 1940's..the history depicting the growth in Womens rts is spell bounding...A must read series
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the first book and just had to see if Tristan would have the strength, determination and passion of his father. A great read, fast paced and exciting.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Caddy Rowland never disappoints the reader as she goes deeply into the psyche of her main characters. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judith D Sugg
I could not buy the next book fast enough. I love anything Caddy Rowland writes. Nothing I can say will prepare you for this 2nd book in this series.
ONCE YOU START ONE OF THE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ ALL OF THEM. bO PREPARD THERE IS A LOT OF VIOLENT SEX.Published on January 28, 2014 by Dianna White