By Megan Erickson
Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.
Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .
Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.
BLOOD GUARD is the first book from Megan Erickson I’ve read, and I can honestly say that it will not be the last. I don’t read too many paranormal books any more, so it’s always good when I pick one up and enjoy it. This one includes one fierce and protective vampire, some scorching hot cave sex, a dash of conspiracy and a dose of betrayal. What’s not to like?
In BLOOD GUARD we are introduced to three warring vampire clans, and it really is a case of the good, the bad and the ugly. You have the Gregorie clan (good), the Valarian clan (bad) and the Quellen clan (ugly), and all three have their different beliefs on how vampires and humans should interact. Hence why they’re at war. As it’s the first book in a new series, I felt the story was more focused on giving us the lay of the land instead of the romance between Athan and Tendra. Don’t get me wrong, there is chemistry and romance, but for me it wasn’t what stood out in this story. That’s not a bad thing, just something I thought worth mentioning.
BLOOD GUARD is told in dual POVs and comes with a HEA for Athan and Tendra. It’s the first book in the Mission series and the ending did set us up for book 2, BLOOD VEIL, which will be about Athan’s brother, Idris. BLOOD VEIL is currently scheduled to come out in April 2018.
Blood Guard (Mission # 1)
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