Thursday 17 April 2014

Book Review: Beckoning Blood by Daniel de Lorne

Title: Beckoning Blood
Author: Daniel de Lorne
Publisher: Escape Publishing
Publication Date: 1 May 2014
Pages: 242
Format: E-Book - PDF
Genre: Paranormal-M/M
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Thierry d’Arjou has but one escape from the daily misery of his work at a medieval abattoir — Etienne de Balthas. But keeping their love a secret triggers a bloody chain of events that condemns Thierry to a monstrous immortality. Thierry quickly learns that to survive his timeless exile, he must hide his sensitive heart from the man who both eases and ensures his loneliness...his twin brother.

Shaped by the fists of a brutal father, Olivier d’Arjou cares for only two things: his own pleasure and his twin. But their sadistic path through centuries is littered with old rivals and new foes, and Olivier must fight for what is rightfully his – Thierry, made immortal just for him.
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Beckoning Blood was an interesting read but one that left me with mixed feelings. I liked the idea of the story - something fresh and new I hadn't read before - and I enjoyed the first part; however, the second part left me with feelings of boredom creeping in. It felt rushed compared with the first half and didn't keep the same level of excitement, coming across as a little competitive.

But I enjoyed the plot overall and found the characters intriguing and I would read on if the story is continued in a future release.

A word of warning: this is an M/M story and contains graphic sex scenes and themes of incest, so it is not suitable for under 18s.

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