Forbidden Blood by Felicity Heaton

In a dark world where vampires exist and where Source Blood, a rare human blood type, can bestow godlike powers upon them, the vampire Venators of the Sovereignty fight to protect the humans by banishing those who drink it to the endless dark.

Exiled from his family and with only his duty to sustain him, Kearn has been on the trail of an elusive Source Blood abuser for three years. When he saves a beautiful human female from the vampire’s grasp, it turns out she’s the lead he’s been waiting for.  Amber is a Source Blood and the perfect bait, but for who?

As they race to catch the vampire and survive the cruel games he plays, Amber is pulled deeper into Kearn’s world and discovers the painful secrets he hides behind his handsome but emotionless exterior—hurt that she has the power to heal if she is brave enough.

Forbidden Blood is a dark, sensual tale of betrayal, revenge and a love that knows no bounds.

Honestly, Felicity Heaton isn’t the only author that I have been reading lately. Really! I just got swept up in her books, thanks to her generous freebies in the beginning of the month of April. Once I started one, I just had to pick up another. At first it was because of the quick novella reads, but then it was because of stories that she wove. Let’s just say that I am now an official Felicity Heaton fan.

As promised, Forbidden Blood was a dark, intense read. Kearn wasn’t just any vampire. He was a Venator, which really made him an enforcer of vampire law. To make things even more interesting, Amber wasn’t just a potential victim, her blood was like a drug to vampires. The very thing that Kearn was bound by law to make sure vampires stayed away from. Having Kearn be totally drawn to Amber for reasons beyond her blood – which he has tasted – gives you just a taste of the intensity of this story. Wow… that pretty much sums it up.

It wasn’t just the intense draw between these characters that kept the pages turning in Forbidden Heat. Amber was a victim and Kearn was broken. Perfect scenario for a paranormal romance. The twists, turns, betrayal, action and flipped alliances added to the draw of this book.

Even though that this book comes to a satisfactory end, it was great to find out that this is the first in an eventual series. The next book is un-named and I have no idea who the main characters will be, but the important aspect is that there will be more. From the end I can almost guess where the story may lead, but I’ll just have to wait and see. ;)

I received Forbidden Blood as a free download from Amazon on April 7. 2012.