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. Refreshingly told from the perspective of a male vampire, this book is an enjoyable read that captures perfectly the love between Curry and Chansey. The book begins with the mysterious severing of the bonds that bind Curry to his maker — a vicious vampire whom he hates. Curry spends 21 years learning to assimilate with humans, and finally decides to move into his childhood home, renting with the elderly couple who own the house now. When their grand-daughter comes to stay, Curry is afraid that he is a danger to her, young blood being so much more desirable than old blood.
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Preview — Blood of Anteros by Georgia Cates. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.
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. I offered and I insist. Then, she surprised me by stepping forward and put her arms around me. She placed her head against my chest, leaving me without an option and I returned the embrace by placing my arms around her.
I lowered my face to her hair and inhaled deeply, taking in the scent of lavender and vanilla. I dropped my face closer to her shoulder and smelled the lingering fragrance of jasmine, cherry blossom and peach, mixed with a slight release of salty perspiration due to the combination of heat and anxiety.
The monster, deep within me, unexpectedly resurfaced. He no longer laid dormant as he screamed in agony, begging to be set upon this innocent creature. He pleaded with me for one taste. It has been so long. One scent of her blood essence would surely send me over the edge, giving the awakened one the upper hand as he urged me to side with him.
I braced myself for the battle against the leech within me and begged him to leave me in peace. When I could no longer hold my breath, I exhaled, then inhaled slowly and shallowly.
I waited for her fragrance to signal my defeat, giving the leech the permission to strike. I readied myself to charge against this inner beast when her aromatic essence penetrated my line of defense. When her aroma registered in my brain, I waited to see what my level of temptation would be. The beast received the verdict first and my battle was won as he retreated.
It was neutral and I was spellbound. She lifted her head from my chest and leaned back to see my face. I wanted more, I needed more. We both knew we had just shared a significant moment, although neither of us voiced it. I regretfully watched her walk up the steps to the backdoor.
She saw a life saver in a skilled killer and I was tantalized by the mystery of her. She remained standing at her window, believing she was hidden in the darkness, and briefly watched me before she crawled into bed. She was lying in her bed, unaware of the strange emotions flooding me.
I remembered the way she leaned forward to kiss me and it left room for no doubt in my mind; I wanted her with all of my heart, body and soul, if there still was one within me. Get A Copy. More Details Original Title. Other Editions 4. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Blood of Anteros , please sign up. Lists with This Book.
Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Jul 16, Krisi Keley added it. Amazing coincidence or not, I have no way of knowing, but it is certainly interesting to note that reviewers of another of this author's books, Going Under , said it was "just like" a novel called Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles. The brush of her skin against mine was enchanting and I was overcome by the oddest sensation. Despite the corporeal act of love my bloodthirst so intensely imitated, I wanted more than her body.
I wanted everything. I wanted all of her. They were words I used twenty-one years before. I had heard the words before, you see.
On the Soul of a Vampire : The vampire finds out the girl has been dreaming of him her whole life. It was foolish to allow myself to become so deeply involved with her because she represented life and I represented death. Too much like Catholic marriage theology… too much like Christian Incarnation theology — one Man of a dual nature, a being both human and divine. Referring to Jesus Christ, of course. I am your wife. Oct 18, Quinn Loftis rated it it was amazing. I have to say that I think Ms.
Cates has really done a great job at giving the vampire genre' a new angle. This book was good in that you got some intersting history behind the vampires plus a sweet romance. I loved Chancey, she was so great for Curry.
She had just enough attitude to bring him out of his shell, but she wasn't over the top. Really, really great book. Don't miss this one! This is the first book I've read by this author and overall I enjoyed it.
It did have a more adult Twilight feel to it but with more depth to the characters and their actions. I'll definitely check out the next book in the series. Aug 20, Jessica rated it did not like it. This is the first book in a series that I will not be continuing because I couldn't even get through the first half.
I said it and yes, you read correctly. I am writing a review for a book that was, in my opinion, so terrible that I will never find out how Curry eludes his maker Marsala. I won't ever find out how the doomed romance between him and Chansey resolves. I'll never get a chance to figure out what being an Agape really means to any of them. And what's worse? I don't care to.
For t This is the first book in a series that I will not be continuing because I couldn't even get through the first half. For the first time in my brief history as a book reviewer I'm throwing out the golden rule of bracketing every critique in two compliments. It just isn't possible for me this time. In fact, I almost didn't review Blood of Anteros because after looking at all the glowing reviews for this series, some even written by other reviewers that I follow and trust, there is a small part of me that believes that maybe, just maybe, I'm the outlier - and it's my opinion that stinks But after further consideration I truly feel like this one needs to avoided.
But why? I'll give you three reasons: 1. Curry is a vampire. A vampire who can walk in the daylight because of some strange elliptical happening. Which is all well and good but once you get reading he'll say things like he can't eat real food, making a big excuse to avoid going down to breakfast because he doesn't want his non-food-eating self revealed.
But then a chapter or two later he'll be scarfing breakfast with the same group of people. Even by the halfway point I still got the sense that the author was still trying to figure out the point and overall, vampire element felt like it was jammed into the story.
Lastly, the editing is terrible! This in and of itself makes it really, really, difficult to read because I constantly found myself trying to make sense of a misused or totally missing word or poorly punctuated sentence.
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