Monday, April 9, 2012

Bloodright by Karin Tabke

Title:  Bloodright
Author: Karin Tabke
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Series: A Blood Moon Rising #2
Main Characters: Falon and Lucien and Rafael
Release Date: April 2012
ISBN: 978-0425243015
Publisher: Berkley

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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:

The coming of the Blood Moon will lead two Lycan packs into war, spur two rival brothers into conflict, and spark an act of vengeance so evil that its effects will be felt for generations.
One woman stands at the center of it all...
After years of waiting, the Blood Law is at last avenged. Lycan Alpha Lucien Mondragon takes revenge on his brother, Rafael. Lucien is poised to slay Rafael's life mate, the Lycan/Slayer half-breed Falon- but cannot complete the kill. For Falon's mystical powers and fiery nature awaken a heart Lucien thought long dead. Instead of ending her life, Lucien defiantly marks Falon as his own, tormenting his brother to insanity and spurning Rafael's blood thirst for his own revenge.
Though terrified by the savage Lucien, Falon finds herself inexplicably drawn to his primal rage and strength by a desire she cannot resist. Torn between the true love she has for Rafael and the burning hunger she holds for Lucien, Falon knows that the will of her heart will lead her to her destined life mate. But it may also doom the Alpha brothers-and the Lycan race-to extinction...

My Review:
Book 1 in this series was easily one of my favorite reads of 2011, so I couldn't wait to find out what was in store next for Falon, Rafael, and Lucien. OMG, this series is HOT! I didn't know if I would be able to fall in love with Lucien as much as I loved Rafael from book one, but Karin wrote this brilliantly. 

Lucien is the brother who sees himself as wronged 16 years ago when his twin Rafael killed his mate. He's been after vengeance ever since and at the end of book one, the Council set it up so that he could have it in a HUGE cliffhanger. But his plan for vengeance quickly goes awry when feelings get the better of him. It's that humanity that made me (and Falon) fall in love with him. OMG, talk about a tortured hero...Lucien is definitely that. You can't help but fall in love with him. But equally tortured is his twin Rafael who has lost Falon. All three of these characters is caught in this web of love and betrayal...and none of them is wrong. It's heartbreaking.

Lots of emotion here from all parties and at the heart of it is Falon who apologetically loves them both. I love how she gets in both of their faces throughout this book when they make her feel guilty. She is one tough girl who hasn't had true control of her life since she met these twins. BUT she does NOT let them, either of them, push her around. She's an alpha in her own right and she pushes right back when they get all alpha on her. I love that.

But the one thing that all three have in common is that at the end of the day, they ALL love each other and want what's best for their packs. They know that they are going to have to work together to make sure the packs survive, regardless of any jealousy or hurt feelings. It's a really amazing dynamic within these books and makes for absolutely riveting reading. I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it and now am sitting on pins and needles for the final book to come out. 

A couple of warnings: this book is erotica and definitely pushes the envelope. This is a world of shifters and animals are involved. I thought Karin wrote those scenes really well and believably, but it's liable to make some people uncomfortable. Also, knowing the way that book one ended, I was expecting the cliffhanger this time and yep, it was there. So if you hate've been warned. 

Now I just need December to hurry up and get here (yes, this is probably the only time in my lifetime you will hear me say that) because I NEED to read Book #3...NOW! I love these three characters and cannot wait to read their HEA!!!


Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

YEAH! This is on my TBR :)

Julie said...

I am waiting until all the books are out to read this one because you said they are amazing and I believe you. Wonderful review Christi! :)

Karin* Tabke aka Harlow! said...

So happy you enjoyed!