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Blood Debt: Touched Series, Book 1 | [Nancy Straight]

Blood Debt: Touched Series, Book 1

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.
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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 family acknowledges 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 desires.

©2012 Nancy Straight (P)2014 Nancy Straight

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    Rodger W. 08-28-14
    Rodger W. 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I am so glad this series is on audio now!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Blood Debt to be better than the print version?

    The audio version is better than the print version because you can relax and fully imagine the story instead of having part of your focus on text. It also allows you to listen while driving. Huge plus when devouring books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like the way the characters were developed and the idea of a different SciFi creature/family.


    Any additional comments?

    This author rocks and I would highly recommend reading her other works! You wont regret it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Angela Fitzgerald 09-03-14 Member Since 2015

    When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,

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    "Brilliant!"

    Brilliant....absolutely. undeniable, extraordinarily brilliant. Okay, yes, I most definitely was blown away. Nancy knocked me right off my feet. I'm surprised that publishers haven't ran Nancy Straight down trying to get her to sign with an agency. Of course, what do I know? Nancy might not want a publisher and I know in ways it's great to have a publisher but in other ways it's not. All I can say for any publisher out there, what in the world are you waiting on? Author Nancy Straight's story is written to pure perfection. This story is unique in so many ways.I never cared for mythology in school so I felt like listening to mythology in a story wouldn't be any better but I was wrong. I do have to give a special thank you to author Eva Pohler because she changed my mind about mythology. Still yet the authors stories are completely different. Nancy has written a story about Centaurs and Centaurides. Mythology doesn't talk much about Centaurs so Nancy picked something wonderful to write about. The story flows smoothly and the story is filled with intrigue. It's unlike anything that I've ever listened to before. There's so much I can say about this story but there's not enough time in the day, seriously there's not. This story draws you in and I know if you give it a chance you'll be drawn in as I am.

    Camille Chiron lives a simple and ordinary life but when her mom tells her the name of her dad before she dies Camille's life changes drastically. Camille calls him and he invites her to South Carolina. Before going she has a background check done on him and even tells her best friend Daniel where's she's going. Cami learns that her dad Will has five sons and even a wife. She's extremely happy because they all welcome her and seem to adore her. Will tells Cami why he lost touch with her mom and her. Cami also finds herself shocked because of the things she's told about her family and herself. She learns that she comes from a long line of Centaurs and Centaurides. She was told that Centaurides are females who should also have powers, including reading thoughts of others. Cami seems to find herself being thrown from one thing to another. She learns of this blood debt that is owed because her mom ran away from an arranged marriage and she's now expected to pay this debt to the Kyle Richardson, the man her mom was suppose to marry. Camille also learns that she has more relatives from her mom's side of the family. Her mom never spoke of a grandmother. Things become more complicated and her future at risk and even her life is at risk.

    Narrator Terri Schnaubelt does an amazing job. She brings the story to life as if you're there. Terri did an excellent job distinguishing the characters accents. Her performance was absolutely brilliant. I've listened to Terri narrate other stories and every time I listen to her it's like being at a play and I close my eyes and it's as if I'm watching a play. I mention this when a narrator knocks me off my feet and Terri happens to one of those narrators. She's a very talented woman and it shows in her narration of this story.

    This story is extraordinary and unique. I found it touching and heart rendering. Author Nancy Straight has written a story that I will re-listen to for years to come. In all honesty this story is remarkable and once I finish all the Touched series, I will then start listening to the Destiny books written by Nancy. I hope the Destiny series will be as enjoyable as the Touched series. This was a wonderful combination written and narrated by two very talented women. I loved the storyline and the character development. I think Drake is by far my favorite character in this story. I highly recommend this story, especially in audio format. You'll be happy if you get this story and once you listen to Blood Debt you will find yourself immersed in the other Touched books. If by chance you can't get into the story, which is unlikely, remember Audible's return policy. I can pretty much guarantee you'll love this story and you won't be returning it, rather you'll get the rest of the series that's available on Audible.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Terri B. GAS CITY, IN, United States 06-26-14
    Terri B. GAS CITY, IN, United States 06-26-14 Member Since 2014

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    "What an exciting story!"
    What made the experience of listening to Blood Debt the most enjoyable?

    I loved all the mythology tales! The way the narrator (Teri Schnaubelt) read the story also made it more exciting! It was like listening to the movie. All the different voices for the different characters,. I could almost see the entire book as it happened!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Debt?

    2 things were most memorable for me. The 1st is when Gage showed up in Florida with Bianca & Drake to save/help Camille. The 2nd most memorable part was when Grandmother had told Gage & Camille that she just killed both Drake & Bianca, thus removing the competition! WOW!!!


    Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I have listened to Teri's narrating before & enjoyed it too!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is a book I would like to have listened to straight thru, but it is a very long book and sleep had to come, so I finished it the next day.


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent book! I thought when I read description, that I might like this book. I LOVED this book! Well written storyline & plot mixing past & present together. I look forward to the next book in this series! Good job to both Author & Narrator!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-04-14
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    "Simply Amazing!"
    Would you listen to Blood Debt again? Why?

    I'd definitely listen to Blood Debt again! Nancy Straight is such a well written author that gives you such an imaginative love story, Teri Schnaubelt did an amazing job Narrating she truly brought everything to life.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blood Debt?

    What wasn't memorable moment in this book? Drake and Cami's late night visit were some of my favorites.


    Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first and it was absolutely wonderful to listen to


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Most definitely! I listened while I did all my daily activities! I just couldn't stop.


    Any additional comments?

    Even though I've read this series listening to it made me fall in love all over again with the characters.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Young 08-24-14
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    "Superb story and excellent performance!"
    What did you love best about Blood Debt?

    The storyline and characters are wonderful. This was an easy book to get sucked into and I loved it from start to finish.


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    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-30-14
    K. April Holgate Moosic, PA, United States 08-30-14 Member Since 2012

    Take a look it's in a book...Reading Rainbow!

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    "A different kind of paranormal"

    This is a fresh new take on paranormal reads. Not a lot of centaurs out there, not that I have read. This takes elements of mythology and wraps them into a modern setting. Really fantastic world building.

    Cami is a great character. I love that even though she comes from humble beginning she is pretty solid in her background. To be thrown into a suddenly rich lifestyle but to keep yourself, is tough. I like that she wasn't letting it change who she was as a person.

    The romance is really well done. At first I was a bit wary, cause he was attached to another lady. Fortunately this is a mixed narrative and you get to see how it shapes up.

    This book has a great supporting cast, many of then take over the narrative for a bit. It is a little jumpy at times, but it helps get make a fuller story. There are a lot of elements to keep track of throughout. The mixed narrative helps you understand everything and keeps the story pooping.

    I listened to the audiobook narrated by Teri Schnaubelt. She does a fabulous job with all the voices and accents. There was so much to do, with all those narratives. She keeps it consistent and distinctive. Her pace is swift and really helps move the story along. I enjoyed her energy and am eager to hear her in the rest of the series.

    I am very eager to see where the story goes next, This is definitely a series that is connected and needs to be read in order. This book ends on a happy note, not a cliffhanger but not a happy ever after.

    Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for and honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    med c 08-04-14
    med c 08-04-14
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    "A very enjoyable audiobook to listen to"
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    This audio book was lovely! The characters were well written and true to themselves. Never haven read about Centaurs before the back story was so interesting. The romance between Cami and Drake was good. The narrator did a good job.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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