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Book Review: Black Bullet by L.D.Rose

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Black Bullet book 2Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear–

Love.


REVIEW


This book was just as good as the first book Releasing the demons, if not better.  L.D.Rose always left me wanting more, her writing style draws you in and keeps you constantly guessing.  
I was very impressed with the amount of knowledge and accurate facts that L.D.Rose put into these two books, the medical and scientific parts were spot on, which obviously appealed to the nurse side of me.  I feel I have a new series addiction, which always happens to me when I read fantasy books.

The book follows on from Releasing the demons.  Instead of following Blaze and Valerie, this book explores Jon and Lawan’s journey.  Lawan is a new character and was not featured in the first book, so to me she was a complete mystery which compelled me to read on.

Jon is an ex marine, lieutenant  who supposedly died November 3rd 2016 and buried amongst other fallen soldiers.  Jon was bitten before he died by Taylon (his sire from the vampire Temhota gang),  and is now a vampire.   However Jon is not like every other vampire.  he managed to keep a part of his human self, but his sire is constantly running around inside his mind.
Jon is on a daily battle to hunt down Taylon’s brother Regin and kill him, due to what happened to him, on this journey he meets Lawan, a hybrid with a few skills of her own, that keeps Jon on his toes.

Lawan is a strong independent 28 year old woman who has also been marked by the Temhota, living in a church with her cat for company.  Lawan is a hybrid created in the same place Blaze and his friends were, in the Releasing The Demons, however not many female hybrids survived, due to being killed,  so the fact she is still alive after 15 years is intriguing to the other men.
Lawan is a vulnerable woman, suffering with what I would call PTSD.  However she is strong, inquisitive and a hero.  She is definitely not a damsel in distress, and acts more as a role model.

The relationship between Jon and Lawan was interesting.  I enjoyed reading about their skills, relationships, survival and trust.

The whole story kept me wanting more, I am extremely excited to read the third book in the Senary series later this year.
This book will keep any reader engaged.  I found this story thrilling, steamy and highly entertaining.  The erotica was kept very minimal like the last, and the story rather focused on the characters themselves and the issue at hand.

If you love romance, action, fantasy and a little erotica then this is the book for you, I enjoyed getting lost in the world of vampires in New york and the threats facing not only the humans but the hybrids.

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Current read: Black Bullet

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Black Bullet book 2Black Bullet by L.D.Rose

Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear–

Love.

*First Place Winner of The Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for Paranormal Horror!*

To be Read: New book added to the shelf

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29970013Your neighbour told you that she didn’t want your six-month-old daughter at the dinner party. Nothing personal, she just couldn’t stand her crying.

Your husband said it would be fine. After all, you only live next door. You’ll have the baby monitor and you’ll take it in turns to go back every half hour.

Your daughter was sleeping when you checked on her last. But now, as you race up the stairs in your deathly quiet house, your worst fears are realized. She’s gone.

You’ve never had to call the police before. But now they’re in your home, and who knows what they’ll find there.

What would you be capable of, when pushed past your limit?

 

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Book Review: Releasing the Demons

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Releasing the DemonsBlaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet. 

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all-he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.


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Blaze Knight:

A tall, 250 pound tattoo’d hybrid who vows to not let the Leech inside of him kill anyone else.
Blaze was a science experiment which made him half human and half vampire, therefor creating a hybrid, however, Blaze is not a normal Vampire, aside from having his human side.  Blaze can control fire that’s his “Superpower”, he helps clean up the mess that vampires leave behind at night, and saves as many people threatened by vampires on his journey.
His vow is to finally destroy Cyrus who subjected him to the worst 7 months of his life, brutally tortured and forced to become the leech he has inside, by killing humans that were thrown at him in captivity.

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Valerie Medeiros 

Valerie is a strong independent woman who works for New York’s police department as a detective.
She spends all her time fighting what humans fear in the dead of night, Vampires, along with her partner Deron Williams.
Valerie is working what she feels is a normal case of a woman killed by a vampire, however on seeing the crime scene the young woman was burned.
She focuses mainly on work, however is blown away when she is forced to meet Blaze.
Valerie suffered a great loss when she was 10, her 8 year old sister left the house in the middle of the night, and died in the hands of a vampire.  Valerie had to watch her mum go crazy while her dad then suffered from lung cancer and died.  If that wasn’t enough her mum’s psychosis made her violent, aggressive which led to Valerie admitting her mum to a home where she soon passed away.

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Overall

Valerie and Blaze meet under unwanted circumstances.  
Valerie believes Blaze is the main suspect in her murder case where a young woman was killed by a Vampire however went up into flames.
Blaze is released by his brother Rome, Rome a hybrid can wipe and read the minds of everyone in the precinct, he ensures everyone forgets Blaze was there and places a false file in place.
Valerie is furious and ends up having to take leave from the force as her boss thinks the job has finally got to her, and encourages a break.  After all we would look crazy if we started shouting at everyone for forgetting what just happened.

Valerie takes the case into her own hands however, she meets Blaze on the journey again, he explains everything about his day job but keeps his tortured past to himself.
They’re both subjected to violence and forced to face more than they can handle.
Whilst finding they want more from each other than they first thought.

I loved this book, took me a while to get into due to my workload however, I loved the mixture of Romance, Fantasy, Action and Forensics.
L.D Rose perfectly captured everything you could ever want in a book in Releasing the Demons. 
I was left wanting more and cannot wait to read the second book in the series.
I really enjoyed how Valerie becomes the hero of the book instead of the male lead which tends to happen in other books I read.


Black Bullet
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Fledgling vampire Jonathan Kerr has just met his match.

Not even his past life as a former Marine and FBI agent could prepare him for the battle against the monster inside him, struggling to take hold. After an old nemesis of the Senary surfaces in Brooklyn, unleashing chaos and terror in the battered borough, Jon sets out to take him down. Instead, he ends up with far more than he bargained for when he clashes with the beautiful half-vampire hybrid, Lawan Knight.

After escaping near death and suffering unspeakable horror at the hands of vampires, Lawan trusts no one, regardless of species. In between bouts of drunken stupor, her only goal is to exterminate all those who’ve wronged her, including every member of Jon’s vampire bloodline. But Jon’s soulful eyes and quick smile crawls under her skin, transforming her black and white world into a hazy shade of gray.

As the days rapidly grow darker, Jon and Lawan turn to one another, but their inner demons threaten to tear them apart. The only way either of them will survive is if they overcome their greatest fear–

Love.

*First Place Winner of The Paranormal Romance Guild’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards for Paranormal Horror!*

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As you’ve probably guessed from the title of this post, I’m doing my very first 24 hour Readathon, and best of all YOU’RE INVITED! The only “rule” I’m following here is that the challenge lasts for a period of 24 hours. That’s it. Now, because I’m such a slow reader I probably won’t be able […]

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Next read: Releasing the demons By L.D. Rose

26063603 Blaze Knight has been through hell and back, but the nightmares aren’t over yet.

Five years after Blaze was maimed by Cyrus Chimola, a powerful vampire with a penchant for torture, he’s still trying to pick up the pieces of his shattered life. As a genetically engineered mercenary with the ability to bend fire to his will and to see in infrared, Blaze’s mission is to protect what’s left of humanity. When Chimola and his crew return to the Bronx gunning for Blaze’s blood, Blaze is forced to face the demons of his past. Hell-bent on revenge, he seeks the help of Valerie Medeiros, an NYPD detective who manages to steal his heart and save his life in more ways than one.

Motivated by her sister’s gruesome death, Valerie has made it her life’s goal to bury every vampire in the ground where they belong. When she brings in Blaze Knight for suspected murder, she discovers he’s not only innocent, he isn’t a man at all-he’s a half-vampire hybrid working with a band of brothers for the U.S. military. Valerie has a hard time trusting anything with fangs, yet she quickly falls headlong into Blaze’s life, a life full of darkness and horror she can’t even begin to fathom. The bodies are stacking up, but Valerie can’t seem to let go of this hybrid, a beautiful monster filled with pain, rage, and passion unlike anything she’s ever known.

In a world where the line between good and evil is blurred, Blaze and Valerie will find danger at every turn, risking everything they’ve come to know and love, including one another.