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Blood Ties: Language in the Blood Book 2 (Volume 2) Paperback – September 27, 2015
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About the Author
Angela Lockwood-van der Klauw was born in the Netherlands. She learned her trade as a jeweller and gemmologist at the Vakschool Schoonhoven before moving to Edinburgh as an apprentice jeweller. There she met and later married her husband Adam. Angela ran her own jeweller’s shop in Edinburgh for ten years before she and her husband moved to the south of France in 2011. Like Cameron, Angela prefers the climate there, but often thinks about the town she left behind and its people. Cameron’s story was born in the spring of 2013, a very wet spring during which Angela found herself climbing the walls, frustrated that she couldn’t go out and have her usual long walks along the seafront. Seeing his wife’s frustration, Adam suggested ‘Why don’t you write a book?’ Angela thought about it for a few days, then switched on her laptop and started writing Language in the Blood. Blood Ties is the second book in the series and Angela has also published a collection of short stories Something Short with her friend, Elspeth Morrison. Blog: http://languageintheblood.blogspot.fr Website: http://www.cruftslover.adzl.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CruftsloverAkaCameronBlair
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The fact that the story was such a fresh take on the genre immediately got my attention. But what continued to string me along were the wit and the charm of the central anti-hero, namely our vampire. And despite his ruthless nature, the fact that you couldn’t help but empathize with him. I especially loved that he had such a romantic side and up to the end was convinced that his jailors would be only too happy to put his skills to use as a kind of James Bond super-spy. From where he’s sitting, the notion does make a certain amount of sense. Who wouldn’t want to avail themselves of his superpowers to bring in bad guys? Unfortunately for our anti-hero, the police don’t quite see it that way. Leaving him with one option, to escape.
While he’s trapped inside, however, we have a chance to get to know the florid life he’s lived, spanning many eras. And once he’s out of prison he’s headed for another remarkable journey, this time, one that is full of romance.
The author writes in such a way that you do not need to read the prior installment before delving into this one. In fact I was rather surprised, though happy to hear, there was a prior installment.
I came to care for Cameron despite his multiple shortcomings. He is one of those mischievous “golden boys” who are always up to no good and yet they remain lovable no matter how many times they mess up. Only after his escape Cameron finds himself in much more danger than he could have possibly imagined. His sarcasm and musings were a perfect addition to an enthralling plot, and the unorthodox way in which he was presented definitely made “Blood Ties” stand out amongst the books written in the same genre.
If you’re a fan of vampire stories and love dark humor – this story should certainly be on your “to-read” list. Five stars.
The book continues with his various adventures with humans and other vampires. You get a good look at the lonely and brutal live of a vampire, without all the glitter and glamor that goes along with so many other vampire stories.
Although this is part of a series, it can be read by itself. It has a great twist at the end that readers will enjoy, and leads you into Cameron's next adventures.
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