Monday, January 2, 2012

Book Tour: Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates--Review and Give@way

First, I would like to apologize to Bewitching Book Tours, and to the author, for my late posting of this review.  I've had some personal issues in the past week and was only able to finish reading the book today.

My thoughts:
Even after finishing this book, I'm really not quite sure how I feel about it.  It is a good story and the premise is really something different.  However, there are certain elements that I can't help but compare to the Twilight series and True Blood (the television series, since I still have not read the books) series.  Curry Brennan, like Edward Cullen and Bill Compton, is a tormented vampire who can't quite reconcile his vampire existence.  He continues to see himself as a monster, even if he has changed and become a 'good' vampire.  So, as can be expected, he is not keen on turning anyone into a vampire, including the woman he loves.  And, of course, since there is a love interest, he is fiercely protective of her and will stop at nothing to protect her, even if it means leaving her.  Sound familiar?  With all this said, I still can't say that I didn't enjoy Blood of Anteros.  As I mentioned, the concept behind the Vampire Agape series is very interesting.  It's actually a new idea behind a vampire being drawn to a human, which is somewhat refreshing.  It's not like a past life thing, which has been done.  It's totally different.  I won't go into details because I don't want to spoil the book for other readers.  Another complaint I have with the book is that it could have used some editing to correct some missing words and some extraneous words.  Also, there were points when the dialogue was very stiff.  An overuse of 'are not' instead of 'aren't', and other similar usage contributed to that effect.  Overall though, Blood of Anteros is an interesting read and I am intrigued to read the next book to see what happens.

Blood of Anteros 
By Georgia Cates

Book Description-
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.

Brief Excerpt-
I was tantalized by 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.

About the Author:
In addition to being an author Georgia is a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse. 

She recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to her list of things that keep her busy, but she is ecstatic to release her debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series

Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, she is easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When not tied up with family or delivering babies, she is working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.


One entrant will win an eBook copy (format of your choice) of Blood of Anteros.  Open to everyone.  Please leave a comment and include your email address.  You do not have to be a follower, but followers will receive an extra entry.  Giveaway will end on Monday, January 16 at 11:59pm CST.  Good luck!


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  1. No need to enter me since I don't read ebooks, but I'm not sure this would have been for me anyway. You know how much I dislike anything that even smells of Twilight.

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