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Divergent Bloodline Paperback – December 9, 2015
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A cop who was an orphan, raised by nuns, and falls in love with the vampire king....who would have guessed that? Her finding out what her father is, another surprise! There's murder ( ie cops) , kidnapping, forced " turning ", bitchy ex girlfriend, odd advisor, solid bodyguards, and the most beautiful vampire king in the history of civilization! What more could you ask for?
While I enjoyed reading it, there are still questions left unanswered soooo I am hoping the writer gives us a follow up novel.
Divergent Bloodline is set in a world that I could easily walk down the streets. I might be afraid, look over my shoulder at shadows but I could easily accept this world’s reality. While there aren’t legions of secondary characters, the ones we meet matter. Funny, serious and even deadly – they help make the story itself come alive with visions I’m seeing through their eyes. I don’t do sparkly vampires. I simply do not. If that is your thing I’m totally happy for you – enjoy. A vampire that I can believe exists is really closer to the ultimate bad boy ever. A hint of darkness. An air of sensuality. An underlying fear of being in the presence of a contained (for the moment) predator. A sense of knowing if this being gave you the ultimate gift of their affection and protection your life would be infinitely changed and improved. Maybe I ask a lot of my vampires – but they must feel powerful and beyond human control. I need a heroine who is strong in her own skin, a bit stubborn, sometimes careless with her own safety, one who is definitely cocky and does not need a man to complete her life, thank you very much. She must be strong enough to stand up to her hero, yet female enough to enjoy their differences. An absolute necessity is a story that draws me and and never lets go until the final word – and them leaves me wanting just a bit more.
Yes, I’ve just described Divergent Bloodline.
Viviane’s day started with a dead body on the docks. One without his heart. Her investigation will send her into Julian’s lair, his very high rise lair. While she doesn’t get the straight answers she’s after, she does get something else. An unmistakable attraction to a powerful man who is most definitely a suspect at this time.
Julian is the most powerful immortal on the planet. This vampire king has not kept his place of power by being sidetracked by a beautiful mortal – until Viviane walked, or stormed, into his office. There is something about her that draws out his demon, that whispers things that would break every single rule his kind lives by – rules he has ordered others to kill over when disobeyed. What is it about this mortal that winds him up so much that he would consider risking everything for?
Divergent Bloodline will slowly reveal why Viviane is such a draw to Julian – and why this smart, stubborn detective cannot walk away from this man. Within this story you will discover secrets, lies, betrayal and a love that surpasses everything an immortal ever thought possible. With expertly woven threads, you will laugh, cry, be outraged and seduced. This story, in my opinion, has everything I’d look for in the first of a series. And I seriously hope that Ms. Shaw considers returning to this world again. I think there are still untold stories there in the shadows.
If you love vampires, paranormal romance and the feeling of standing on the edge of a cliff throughout – then have I got a story for you! I’ve given Divergent Bloodline a 4.5 rating, which will round up on the places I re-post reviews.
My favorite types of books are the ones that you fall in love with the characters you feel their love and pain. An amazing author that puts you in the world she is writing and gives you a front row seat !!! Another book please!!!!
by T J Shaw
I received a review copy via NetGalley for review purposes
DB is more than your average PNR or UF. TJ Shaw has created a fascinating new vampire type, world and great female character who is as powerful if not more than her hero!
I discovered Shaw from an ARC and instantly fell in love with Viviane in a way haven't fallen in years. Honestly, not since I picked up my first Rachel Harris novel. Yes,Viviane is that great! She is strong, holds her or overcomes situations that the hero is having trouble handling. Her past is tragic but the fact she has grown so far beyond it. Her passion for justice is only rivaled by her love for Julian, the Immortal (please, vampires are so passe'!)King, the ancient leader of the failing vampire clans and her mate.
Shaw has an amazing touch at all important PNR/UF/ACTION novels. She gets the emotions down, to the point you begin screaming at the book that NO! THAT CAN'T HAPPEN! Or begging the characters to do something. She masters that. The action, wow, ending battle! Just wow! Well done, madam, well done. And of course the steamy scenes, or eroticism. Oh, yeah!
This book is a fantastic trip into what I hope is a continuing series (Wilson, anyone? I'm much about Team Wilson) and a world to play in.
5 sexy immortal stars out of 5
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