Thursday, April 25, 2013

Blood Debt (Touched #1)

Blood Debt (Touched, #1)
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Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately wants.


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
On her deathbed, Camille's mother finally gave her the means to contact her father. Thinking that she is now alone in the world Camille is pretty eager to find a link to herself.
Not only does she find out that she has a father who never new she existed, but she happily realizes that she has five step brothers and a step mother who is only too happy to get to know her and welcome her as the daughter she never had.
She also finds out that she has been kept in the dark her whole life, Camille is a Centaur and as she gets used to her knew life she learns all about her heritage and what that means for her now.
First off I would just like to say, WOW!! Centaurs, I absolutely love them and this book gives a totally new spin them and their origins. Yes, Blood Debt starts off this series with a very enjoyable bang! Camille, was a great character I loved experiencing all her revelations along with her. I truly loved the enjoyable beginnings, hanging out with her brother, learning all about her possible new abilities. When her mother's past started to catch up with her I was truly invested and I have to say towards the end my heart was in my chest
This book is an incredible wild ride, with lots of new information and characters.... a whole new world. However, it was incredibly easy to read and highly enjoyable. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one, Centaur Legacy. Thank you Nancy Straight for a truly original story.

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The Earl in My Bed (Forgotten Princesses, #2.5) 
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Intended for one man ... All her life, everyone assumed Paget Ellsworth, the vicar’s daughter, would marry the Earl of Winningham’s youngest son. And when he left for war with his older brother, Jamie, words and promises were not necessary. She would wait. But destined for another … Four years pass, and the death of his father forces Jamie home to take up the reins as the new earl, leaving his brother fighting on the front lines a world away.
Maddening, infuriating, sexy Jamie makes Paget question her feelings. One glimpse, one word from him awakens desire in her heart. When a simple kiss spirals out of control at the annual Valentine’s Day ball, she realizes the man she never wanted is the man she needs ... but will Paget cast aside all she’s ever thought to be true to win the man of her dreams?


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Paget, Owen and Bran had always been the best of friends leaving Jamie out. When Owen and Jamie go off to war Paget grows up and realizes she wants something more than just a friendship in her marriage The eldest son Bran dies and Jamie comes home from the war, Paget and Jamie start a war of wills. The two of them are perfect for each other but neither one of them will admit it. This was a good novella, the two main character had a hot passionate relationship that was sweet at times. I liked how Paget really stood up for herself and didn't compromise. Jamie came across as harsh and cold at first but as you get to know him you find out that he is really a marshmallow. He always felt left out, he also has wanted Paget for a long time. This was a nice quick read, I did have a problem with the ending being rushed but it's a novella so I kinda expected it. Overall this was a nice read nothing really special but still good all the same. 
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