With Blood of Anteros Georgia Cates introduces self-loathing vampire Curry Brennan, weary of his monstrous lifestyle after 136 years spent among darkness. On the brink of suicide, Brennan is unexpectedly reacquainted with a long-forgotten emotion: Through the love and affection of Chansey Leclaire, Brennan finds renewed hope of escaping his terrible curse. Nevertheless, even as Brennan is rediscovering his freedom, it becomes increasingly evident Leclaire is not all she appears. Despite his dark subject matter, performer Ted Branson exudes an air of casual familiarity, at once alluring and authentic. As the brooding, suicidal vampire Brennan, Branson is surprisingly charismatic, fashioning a protagonist with whom listeners can relate. Indeed, Branson’s voice acting is vibrant and convincing throughout, whether he’s playing softhearted southerners or omnipotent undead.
I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn’t entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.
Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn’t know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn’t know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.
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The story overall was OK, but, the narrator sounded tired or bored with the whole thing. Maybe, he was actually trying to pull a bored vampire sound off. What was up with that? Hope the second book is better due to I have already got it in my library. Georgia Cates books usually are good. I don't know what happened.
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