Author: Linda Howard & Linda Jones
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 27, 2010
I received this book for review from Random House.
Summary: When the human and the vampire worlds collide
Luca Ambrus is a rare breed: He is a vampire from birth, begotten by vampire parents: blood born. He is also an agent of the Council—the centuries-old cabal that governs vampirekind, preserving their secrecy and destroying those who betray them.
When a cryptic summons leads him to the scene of the brutal killing of a powerful Council member, Luca begins the hunt for an assassin among his own people. But instead of a lone killer he discovers a sinister conspiracy of rogue vampires bent on subjugating the mortal world.
All that stands in their way are the conduits, humans able to channel spirit warriors into the physical world to protect mankind. Chloe Fallon is a conduit—and a target of the vampire assassin who’s killing them. When Luca saves her life, an irresistible bond of trust—along with more passionate feelings—is forged between them. As more victims fall, Chloe and Luca have only each other to depend on to save the world from the reign of monsters—and salvage their own future together.
Thoughts: A war is brewing. Vampires, Warriors and humans will all play a roll. Luca is blood born meaning he was born from two vampires. He works as the assassin of the Vampire Council. When the Council leader calls telling him to come in there is trouble is on it's way, he never thought that it would lead him straight to Chloe Fallon.
While I had heard of both Linda Howard and Linda Jones, they were still new authors to me. So I was excited to read this one and see what their take on vampires was like. I wasn't let down. The world building was pretty amazing. Besides Luca & Chloe there are few other story lines going on in this book.
Blood Born was an intense thrill ride, filled with drama and danger. I really liked the character of Luca. He's sexy, commanding and very tempting. Everything you like to find in a vampire. This was a good read. There were a few spots that were a bit slow for me, but other than that this book was fast, and action packed.
Score: 4 Stars.
Warrior Rising- January 25, 2011