Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Review: Bloodgifted

Blurb:
What’s a girl to do when she learns she’s descended from a vampire? Being unable to age is only the beginning… 
Laura Dantonville is a Primary school teacher with one wish—to marry her boyfriend, Detective Matt Sommers. When her aunt Judy reveals a frightening family secret that explains her rare genetic mutation, it threatens to propel her into a dark underworld where her true family waits. 
Laura’s future with Matt hangs in the balance. 
Alec Munro never wanted to become guardian to a Dantonville regardless that her blood is coveted by his vampire-kind. But his sire, Lucien Lebrettan, gave him no choice. Now he’s faced with not only protecting the girl, but fathering a child with her in order to end his servitude—and a centuries-old curse. 
… which some among his kind will do anything to prevent.



Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS



Review: Aren't birthdays supposed to be joyful and filled with fun? How about learning your history and what's next in line for you? Yeah, that's a mouthful for Laura. She's already 'cursed' and no one else seems to understand the difficulty of it. So now add a few more things on top of that....and there you go.

Bloodgifted is a fast paced read filled with excellent world building that had me intrigued from the start. I loved the characters, the plot and the pace of this story, it definitely kept me turning the pages.  I appreciate a good new world building that's a bit different from the others, and this one definitely had that twist. 

i'm anxious for more! Great mix of paranormal, suspense, romance, and so much more in between! 













Author Bio:







Hi, I’m Tima Maria, and I write vampire books, but not just any vamp books – mine are Roman soldiers cursed by a Pictish witch in the 3rd century.
So, how did I start this series? In a previous life (before I started writing) I was a practicing archaeologist and historian, specializing in Roman Britain. Later, I took up high school teaching, as It gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they’d only seen in books.
Then one day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer.
Bloodgifted is the result.
In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award – sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher – and eventually came fourth.
In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition.
In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation.
Bloodgifted is just the start of a three part series I’ve entitled, The Dantonville Legacy. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story.

Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I’d like to write.

Connect with Tima!

Twitter - @TimaMariaLacoba

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3 comments:

  1. Thank you for that lovely review, Nikki, and I promise Bloodpledge is coming soon - in June.

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  2. Looks good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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