Monday, December 19, 2011

Blog Tour // Review & Giveaway: Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates

Today I have another great book tour for you guys! I am  happy to be a part of the tour for Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates. This tour was put together and is hosted by Bewitching Book Tours



Book: Blood of Anteros (The Vampire Agape #1) - Georgia Cates
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Buy A Copy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Smashwords
Available Formats: Paperback / Ebook
Publication Date: September 21st, 2011
How Did I Get This Book: Book Tour
First Sentence: "Humans chased eclipses so they could say they were witnesses to them, but we chased the darkness of the moon covered sun because it coincided with spectacular supernatural events for our kind."
Description:
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. 


the overall tone of the book changes after the first few pages. The very beginning of the book is written as almost a diary entry and it.
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.

 
Blood of Anteros has a creative storyline that manages to make the worn out vampire paranormal romance interesting. What makes this story interesting and exciting is that the main focus is on Curry and Chansey. Sure it’s a supernatural story with vampires, but that all takes a back seat to the relationship between the two characters. 


The relationship between Curry and Chansey is a dynamic one and I enjoyed seeing it develop over the course of the book. Although at times, I must admit, Curry got on my last nerve and I found him difficult to pin down. Cates describes him as an old fashioned gent who never really learned how to talk to women. Which is understandable; he comes from a time when men and women really didn’t interact before marriage. Then, he was enslaved by his psychotic maker for a hundred and twenty something years, so he obviously isn’t up on the dating scene. What really threw me about Curry was his internal dialogue and narration. He is supposed to be this extremely old fashioned man, but his narration sounds like a contemporary man. Sure, he fumbles a lot with Chansey and how to woo her, but he sounds like a modern man. Although Curry got under my skin at times, I absolutely adored Chansey. She's a little firecracker who refuses to sit by idly and watch things pass her by. She is the kind of girl to take action and I love her for it.


My only other complaint is that we didn’t get to see much of Marsala. Marsala is Curry’s maker and she is completely off her rocker. She’s evil and insane to the core and completely obsessed with him.  We are introduced to her right away, yet she really doesn’t end up playing much of a role in the story. I was really disappointed with that. I can only hope that we will see more of her in the upcoming books, because if there is one thing I love, it’s a crazy vampire. Plus, we all know there is nothing like a woman scorned. I am fully prepared for Cates to bring on the crazy.


Blood of Anteros was definitely enjoyable. If you are looking for a vampire romance that is heavier on the romance than the steaminess, I would give it a try. It’s got an interesting storyline that has a sweet romance at the core.



Favorite Quotes:
 "Boy, you look like you don't know how to talk to a female."
"Apologize, but keep it simple. Let her know it was all your fault and she is not to blame. Again, I strongly suggest you tell her it was all your fault."
We both knew we had just shared a significant moment, although neither of us voiced it.
"You can't imagine how impossible this is for me because I can't bear to see myself as a monster in your eyes."
I prepared to say the words that would forever connect and condemn us.
"I'm not afraid of you, so don't be afraid of me."
"He is yours and you are his."







 
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.


Contact Georgia:



Now for the giveaway! Georgia has been kind enough to offer one lucky reader an ebook copy of Blood of Anteros! The winner will receive the ebook from Smashwords, so you will be able to download whatever format you like. Please just fill out the form below to enter!



1 comment:

Author Georgia Cates said...

Just wanted to stop by and leave a special thank you to Sarah for her honest review of Blood of Anteros and the opportunity to be featured on her blog. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday.

Thanks again, Sarah!
Georgia

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