Start reading Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion: A Caddy Rowland His... on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Tristan Michel: Bloodline of Passion: A Caddy Rowland Historical Family Saga/Drama (The Gastien Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Caddy Rowland
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $14.99
Kindle Price: $4.99
You Save: $10.00 (67%)

If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 60%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $4.99  
Paperback $13.48  
Hero Quick Promo
Year-End Kindle Daily Deals
Load your library with great books for $2.99 or less each, today only. Learn more

Book Description

From the bustling streets of New York City to the smoky speakeasies of Roaring Twenties Chicago, Tristan finds huge financial success. Along with respect, tradition, and family, he promises himself that this will be enough. Having achieved peace by forgiving his father his debauchery, he's certain that there is nothing that could induce him to follow in his father's lascivious footsteps. Like father, like son will never apply to Tristan.

Then the urgent whisper that has been telling him there should be more than what he is experiencing with his wife becomes a full blown roar. With a very proper wife that refuses to loosen up, Tristan learns that the passion of the father is very much the passion of the son. To deny it may be impossible, but to embrace it could cost him everything.

This historical fiction novel is book 3 of a 5 book drama/family saga for adults (The Gastien Series). As such, it contains adult themes and graphic scenes. Each book can stand on its own, but is most compelling read in order.

Historic people, places, events and things mentioned: Paris, New York City, Chicago, skyscrapers, Vito Cascioferro, Chief Petrocino, Salvadore D'Aquila, The Titanic, Spanish Influenza, Prohibition, Margaret Sanger, J.P. Morgan Bank, Wall Street bombing, stock market crash, Drake Hotel, Tribune Tower, Green Mill Jazz Club, "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn, Al Capone, speakeasy, Joe E. Lewis, Cotton Club, The Red Head (21 Club), Gold Coast Room, Le Procope, Black Tuesday


Editorial Reviews

Review

"...The Gastien series is becoming a great historical epic, following the twisted fortunes of a family that seems torn between the desires of different generations...The third book in Caddy Rowland's Gastien series sees the narrative shift a little and find a new focus. The backdrop of America is well developed and gives great colour to the story, while Tristan effortlessly carries the narrative as a genuinely fascinating and complex protagonist." - Chris Algernon, IndieBookspot.

"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

The Gastien Series is complete and includes the following titles:
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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1664 KB
  • Print Length: 351 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Caddy Rowland; 2 edition (October 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00839JVAU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #91,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gastien's bloodline is unstoppable. How exciting. January 24, 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Tristan Michel's story is ever as delightful as his father, Gastien. Caddy Rowland once again throws us into the world of color and love. Love of art and that of humanity shines through once again. The book leaves us spellbound, breathless and yearning for the next page. Gastien went far, so his bloodline must go even further. Well written and highly praised. Well done Caddy Rowland
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another winner in this series of books July 29, 2013
By S. Ford
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I throughly enjoyed this book. To me it was not as intense as the first two books about Gastien's life; but Tristan's life itself was not as intense. That doesn't mean the book was not as good it was - usually by the time you get to the 3rd book of a series the book is getting predictable and the story watered down and drawn out. But not in this series. Each book has its own story that is very well written with charachers that are very real. I'm on to the next book. This is the first books that I have read by this author - if there are any more out there I'll certainly read them as well.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review by Intoxicated by Books December 12, 2012
Format:Paperback
I don't think Caddy will ever disappoint me and she has literally set almost impossible standards for herself. Her first book, Gastien, was so good I didn't think the story would get better in the second book. Caddy surprised me, she exceeded my expectations with books two and three.

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!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYED THE ENTIRE SERIES January 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
ONCE YOU START ONE OF THE BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ ALL OF THEM. bO PREPARD THERE IS A LOT OF VIOLENT SEX.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Shocking!!! January 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Captivating series. I was shocked by the ending and look forward to reading the next. Let yourself become addicted too.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars series of Great passion April 19, 2013
By john
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
the books just keep on getting better, you can't put them down,I'm anxiously waiting for the last book of the series
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
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars I found forgiveness in my own heart! March 19, 2013
By Misty
Format:Kindle Edition
In Tristan Michael: Bloodline of Passion, we pick up sometime after the end of book two. Here we find Tristan has grown up to be a successful adult with a wife and a family. He has forgiven his father for his lifestyle but still is certain that nothing could ever make him act like him. That is until he starts feeling the urgent whisper that has been telling him that there should be more to his marriage in the bedroom department. I found myself grinning evilly and thinking to myself finally Tristan is going to get what he deserves. Vengeful much? Yes but 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.

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.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

The drama of humanity. We live, die, love, hate, win and lose in a never-ending variety of ways. Often those ways are heart-wrenching. Other times they are not.

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.

Sign up for new book release information by copying and pasting this in your browser: eepurl.com/rfjaX

Caddy Rowland also writes gay m/m romance under the name of Sibley Jackson.


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category