"I agree to pay Sergio Velenci one million pounds if the female takes less than nine days to fully turn."
Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly developed talents for their own gain.
©2011 Connie Suttle (P)2014 Connie Suttle
I saw this on sale and thought I would give it a chance. I found myself rapped up in the heroin's story... now I'm hooked. I hope they release the rest of the Blood Destiny series on audible.
Not a bad vampire story, though it wasn't super original. I enjoyed most of the 9 odd hours it took to listen. The character is strong and likeable, almost to the point of being a Mary Sue.
The writing is alright, though the author has a tendency to really repeat herself, lots of redundant explaining, unnecessary reiterating, and the jokes/sarcasm aren't nearly as funny as she (the main character, or author) thinks they are. She can really beat a one liner to death, let me tell you.
The narrator is ok. A good female voice for the main character, though honestly her voices for the other characters are pretty atrocious at times.
I would continue the series maybe if the rest went on sale, like this was in the "hidden gem" sale, but I probably wouldn't spend a credit on it.
It read like real people and I liked the sort of feeling like you were reading a journal.
Lissa. Main character because she was likable even tho she is in not perfect. She is real and trying to figure out her way in this world.
Real voices. Not snotty better than everyone voices.
Loved it. I was sad to see that this is currently the only one at audible. I want to listen to more of her books.
I already read the series over and over again. If they keep the same narrator, I'll purchase them all. I'll purchase them anyway.
The heroine, and the storyline. Connie Suttle has the history for her characters down pat.
When Lissa was helping Weldon, the Grand Master, when he was being attacked.
Blood Destiny, which is the name of the series
Please Audible do the whole series?
P.S. and the connecting series': Legend of the Ir'Indicti, High Demon, The God Wars,and Saa Thalarr.
If you're looking for a new female, vampire, action hero, this is NOT the book for you. While it begins well enough, there are elements of the story (what little story there is) that are hazy and some that are just pointless. Why does the big, bad male vampire force her to shower in front of him? Was this supposed to be sexy? It wasn't. Why does she start to report to the big, bad male vampire when she actually has seniority? Why does she run errands for her male co-workers on her day off?
You are probably beginning to get the picture. The author does some lip-service in attempt to establish the heroine as a strong, independent woman but she then turns herself into a den mother for her male co-workers.
I didn't even finish the book. It was too lame to bother with.
Home is where my books are.
This was a great read/listen. Lissa Beth Workman is a dumpy, sobbing drunk in a local bar when two vampire walk in and take an interest. They make a wager and proceed to turn her just so they can time the turn. Then they planned to make her dead dead.
What happens next makes for one action packed adventure that takes place all over the supernatural world.
Could. Not. Put. It. Down.
Don't miss this one. Can't wait for more.
Cut the bla bla filler out & get to the story. The story was ok, but it was to thin & full of nothing BS. Every thing was over described. Who really cares if she needs shoes & pants.
I will be listening to this book again - when subsequent books come out and just for a good listen.
Lissa's anger and fear when captured and her distress when she finds out who betrayed her
The writing is clumsy at time but if you can see past that the story is original and well worth a listen
"Well, I made it to the end..."
Not a bad story, and unlike a number of the vampire story tellers around I made it to the end quite easily But she's one of those authors who states the obvious all the time, and has ponderous attempts at "humour". The thing about someone "being saved from a tree by a cookie-baking vampire" was really done to death. The reader isn't bad, but I suspect it would have been slightly less plodding prose without the double whammy of author and reader.
Unlike some reviews, I rather the liked the idea of a dumpy middle aged woman getting a fresh lease of power and vitality. But I found it disturbing that she allows herself to he pushed around, patronised and treated like a chattel by almost every male character, and not just the ones she objects to.
In two minds about whether to try book 2. If the author gets more into her groove it might just be worth it.
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