Tuesday, October 16, 2012

"Blood Rage" By: Tory Michaels Giveaway and Review

Welcome to a tour stop for Tory Michaels 
The Dream-Walker War Tour! 

Blood Rage
The Dream-Walker War, Book 1
By: Tory Michaels
For eighty years since the Great Awakening, humans and non-humans have lived in relative peace together. The peace is threatened when three bodies turn up less than a mile from the Bureau of Non-Human Affairs in Tampa, all bearing the signature of vampires who once terrorized Europe.
The Bureau’s chief liaison to the vampires, Dara MacKechnie, learns that the Tampa victims are not alone when her ex-lover, and head of the vampire’s Great Council, Anthony Caldwell comes calling.
The pair discovers the lie that separated them two centuries ago only banked their passion, not extinguished it. Dara must decide whether she can trust Anthony with her heart a second time as they try to head off the war that threatens all they hold dear.

About the Author

Originally from the Sacramento Valley, Tory packed up and moved all the way to Southwest Florida in 2004 with her husband (a Florida native) under the premise that ‘hurricanes almost never hit that part of the state.’ That year, 4 blasted the area. 4 more came the following year, and her husband blames her for bringing the hurricanes. She now resides in Jacksonville and is relieved that, thus far, no more hurricanes have followed her around.

She began writing in kindergarten when a turnip wished to be human and, other than a hiatus shortly after getting married, has never stopped. Her love of vampires began somewhere in junior high, and combining the two loves didn’t take long. She loves music, considers herself a ‘book slut’ whose reading habits would break her family financially if given free reign, and is (usually) delighted to be a mommy of twin Shrimpettes and a Shrimp.

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My Thoughts
     Before I read this book, I decided to check out reviews for this book. I think something that stuck out to me was how most of the reviews mentioned how fresh this book was...and now that I've had a chance to read this great new paranormal author, I completely agree!
     Dara is a vampire living in a world where vamps, humans, shapeshifters and what have you live together. Sometimes in harmony but more often than not there is a little strife. When Dara had been a human, she fell in love with Anthony. I'm sure its no surprise that there was a bit of heartbreak and now she absolutely hates him. It wouldn't be a great paranormal romance if they didn't come back together  now would it? The true magic is in the journey these two characters take and how they deal with one another.
      The storyline is so original and Tory really does a great job of approaching vampires in a new way.  Fast paced and fun, I just loved Dara and how she dealt with Anthony. She wasn't taking any attitude from him and she definitely gave it back in spades. Oh and Anthony...who I think can pretty much be summed up in one word - YUM! A fun new series from Tory and I am definitely looking forward to the sequel Blood Mage Rising.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review, Brunette. :) I appreciate it. And, for the record, LOVE the book you have as part of your profile pic. I adore Hoyt and she's very nice in person.