Published by Loveswept on 4/24/18
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.
For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.
In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.
Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.
For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.
When it comes to PNR I can’t get enough. I absolutely love losing myself in a story where the characters are otherworldly, where there’s danger and mystery and intrigue, and K.A. Linde gave me everything I want and needed in Blood Type. This is the first book in a new trilogy that promises to be your next addiction. It’s intense from start to finish. Today, I have an excerpt and a review for this must read!
4.5 “OMG. LOVE.” Stars!
Calling all PNR lovers, holy vamps! DO I HAVE A NEW ADDICTION for you. K.A. Linde has sunk her teeth into the world of vampires with a deliciously sensual and wicked new series. The first book, Blood Type, kept me on my toes, consuming me completely. It has everything you want in a vampire romance. From sizzling chemistry, to a powerful hero, to a series of gasp worthy twists and turns, to a wicked ending which leaves you breathless, Blood Type has it all. I seriously want to fast forward to June just so I can get my hands on Blood Match, the sequel, because when it comes to PNR this is definitely the start of your next addiction! I know it is mine, I am obsessed, and I cannot wait to see what happens next.
Reyna needs money. Living with her two brothers, unable to get a job because the economy has crashed, she does the one thing she knows her brothers will hate—signing up with Visage (the largest corporation in the world) to be a blood escort. Terrified yet resolute in what she knows she has to do, Reyna gets the call she’s been desperate for. Visage, a corporation which places humans with vampires for feeding, has accepted her application.
Now, let me pause right here. The concept of this novel is absolute book crack! It fresh and original and I could not read fast enough. I was consumed with the storyline, so much so that I almost wanted to read ahead to find out what was going to happen. THE ANGST. THE ANTICIPATION OF WHAT WAS TO COME! Gah. Gah. Gah. I can’t even. There are so many twists and turns. And the hero, Beckham, will destroy you in the BEST way. He’s masculine and powerful and decadent. Seriously, the way he is described, the way he is, will make you weak in the knees.
::: Swoons forever :::
Anyway, so back to the story. Reyna goes to Visage, they test her blood, she’s placed in a special program where she gets permanent placement with a vampire and she’s paid double! Hooray. Desperate for money, she obviously accepts and is put with Beckham—who happens to be the Vice President of Visage. AHHHHHHHH! (Gosh, when I think of him my belly flutters!) And from here the story takes off.
You never settle in or relax with this book. Blood Type keeps you on your toes. It’s full on vampy GREATNESS. Reyna and Beckham destroy you with a slow burn that has you yearning and tingling and dying. Add in the world building, the characters who play the villains, the subplot… I can’t even tell you. K.A Linde outdid herself, bringing to life a PNR Romance that pulls you in and takes root inside you. I loved everything about it and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel. This is most definitely a must read for any PNR romance fan! So great.
She opened her mouth to ask another question, but then quickly snapped it shut. Some other time.
“Was there something else?” he asked.
The few feet of distance between them felt like an eternity. He was so close and yet so far, and she felt reluctant to ask the one question she had regarding their situation. The one question she dreaded.
“I read through your schedule and didn’t see anything on there about eating,” she whispered. “I didn’t know if it was a mistake or when . . .” Her voice trailed off as she watched the hungry glint in his eye reappear. Why the hell had she brought this up again?
“Why?” he asked, taking unhurried steps toward her. “Are you so ready to give your blood to me, Little One?”
Reyna stood stark still, uncertain how to respond. She wasn’t eager. She just wanted to be prepared. But the way he was looking at her set her blood to boil. She had never been looked at like that before.
He was directly in front of her now, and she couldn’t hide her racing heartbeat. She had unlocked Pandora’s box. Any minute now she would feel what it was like to have a vampire take from her. She felt shaky and afraid and like she couldn’t breathe, all at once.
Beckham raised his hand and slid it through her hair. Her eyes automatically closed at the feel of his large hands taking control of her. She realized it was the first time he had actually touched her, and it made her so very aware of how powerful he truly was. This was what she always saw brimming under the surface. With the weight of it directed at her, she felt as weak as a lamb beneath his fingertips.
Slowly he ran down the curve of her neck to the vein beating fiercely against her skin. She opened her eyes and was certain fear reflected back into them. Here were her fears magnified tenfold.
His head dipped down to the soft skin. She inhaled deeply as his lips caressed the tender skin. Her eyes fluttered closed again, and all thoughts seemed to flee her mind.
This wasn’t what she had expected. Terror, stark terror. That was all she had anticipated. Not this. Whatever this was fluttering around in her stomach and heating her lower body at his nearness. Some part of her mind told her to pull away; that this was the last thing she wanted . . . she would give her blood out of necessity. She wouldn’t like it. But it was quickly silenced by the soft kisses trailing up her neck.
Then she felt it . . . a sharp prick against her neck. Her entire body shivered in anticipation of what was to come.
And then she was roughly shoved away from Beckham.
Her body collided with the wall five feet from where she had been standing. Her head cracked back against it. It wasn’t all that hard, but she could already feel a headache blossoming, and her vision went blurry for a second. Her hand went to her neck where there was the faintest trace of blood.
“What? What happened?” she asked. Fear crept back in, obliterating everything else that had just shot through her.
He was breathing heavy and refused to look at her.
“Beckham?” she whispered, using his name for the first time.
His eyes snapped to hers. “Nothing. Nothing happened,” he growled, and then stormed from the room without another word.
She was so terribly confused.
Why hadn’t he followed through? Why did she wish he had?
About the Author
K. A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and more than twenty other novels. She grew up as a military brat and attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a master’s in political science. She works full-time as an author and loves Disney movies, binge-watching Supernatural, and Star Wars. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.
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PS: Blood Type is the first book in this trilogy. Blood Match and Blood Cure are up for pre-order.