I am pleased to be a part of this blog tour organised by Ultimate Fantasy Books. Today I’m reviewing this novel by Jane Ederlyn and there is also a tour-wide giveaway at the end of the post which I wish you luck with!
Marie Josette d’Orgemont, cousin to Louis XVI, watched in horror as a rogue creature took her husband’s life before turning on her. A powerful vampire swept in and spared her life, but she never suspected surviving meant immortality or the price she’d have to pay to protect her surviving son.
Centuries later, in Miami, with her family on the verge of extinction, Marie is preoccupied with the continuation of her human bloodline. When she meets sexy and persistent Odin Ulfsson, his icy-blue gaze and burning touch are hard to resist. Will a forbidden romance with the Nordic werewolf be the key to her happiness, or will it set in motion a wrath that endangers not only her last human heir but her entire existence?
I almost didn’t read this book, I found the cover off-putting and even now having read the book I find it hard to relate the cover to the book. Luckily, I did choose to read the book letting my curiosity sparked from the book blurb override my scepticism from the cover.
Marie was cousin to the French King Louis XVI, one night her life was torn apart when the Husband she adored is killed in front of her and she is drained to the brink of death by the same attackers. Saved by a powerful vampire who rushes in to save her she has lived centuries ensuring her family line is safe and now protecting the latest member of her bloodline Abby.
When she meets Odin, a viking cum Werewolf (I mean seriously, swoonville!) things get interested as she starts feeling things she hasn’t felt since her Husband died centuries ago. As Odin brings members of his pack, including the rather adorable, Egon, in to help protect Marie and Abby from unknown dangers the book develops into a race against time.
I found Marie quite a cold character and I loved that Odin was so forward and warm, he brought out a warm human side in her that she either wasn’t prepared to show or didn’t realise she had otherwise. Odin was a strong capable character who knows what he does and doesn’t want, he’s a capable leader and knows where the line is between reckless and necessary.
Despite this being their story the parts I loved most in this story and what I look forward to most in the second book is the story around Egon and Marie. There’s a strong sense of connection between these two which is such a pleasure to read and follow. Egon was by far my favourite character and I could happily read a whole book focused on this man.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable paranormal romance that I highly recommend.
With many thanks to Jane Ederlyn and Ultimate Fantasy Books for the eARC so that I could honestly review this novel.
About Jane Ederlyn
Jane Ederlyn is the alter ego of a writing duo from South Florida.
Jane, a registered nurse by day, by night lives to create havoc and conflict in their stories, relentlessly strategizing ways to kill off one more character.
Ederlyn, a cruise-line professional by day, by night loves to plot meticulous happily-ever-afters for the hero and heroine, often battling Jane to save her favorites.
They can usually be found at their favorite Barnes & Noble sipping lattes and pondering “what ifs?” or at the mall shoe shopping.
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Book & Buy Links
Series: Princess of the Blood #1
Author: Jane Ederlyn
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: 19 October 2016
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: N/A
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US