Thursday, August 23, 2012


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Blood Jewel Blog Tour. The tour is being hosted by AToMR Book Tours. You can find the complete tour schedule here. My stop on the tour includes my review of Blood Jewel and the tourwide giveaway.

Blood Jewel (The Vampire Agápe Series #2)Series: The Vampire Agape #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: May 31, 2012
Pages: n/a (ebook)
Source: Received from author for review.
With the mystery of Chansey Leclaire and Curry Brennan’s connection solved, they are free to explore their newfound love for one another. Or so they thought...

When Marsala uses a witch and black magic to discover Curry’s whereabouts, he and Chansey are left with no choice. The newly engaged couple is forced to relocate away from their families at the new compound in Savannah, which causes some major changes in the plans for their upcoming wedding.

Relocating to Savannah might have saved Curry and Chansey from being discovered by Marsala, but it doesn’t stop her attempts to reach Curry or her efforts to harm Chansey through the use of black magic. As Marsala closes in, Curry faces the decision he never wanted to make. Will he keep Chansey human or condemn her to eternity as the thing he hates most? As Curry waits for his hand to be forced, a newly turned vampire arrives at the Savannah compound in need of help. Not only is she a fledgeling in transition, she brings reports of escaping from a vampire cult still in possession of her sister, a human. Any attempt to save the captive human from a cult of vampires puts everyone in jeopardy. Can they risk entering a large cult to save one human being? And is so, how could they possibly do it successfully? Love will grow. New mysteries will arise. A battle will ensue. A Blood Jewel will be found.

**This review is spoiler-free for Blood Jewel. There may be spoilers if you haven't read Blood of Anteros.**

With star-crossed lovers and captivating prose, Blood Jewel sure to win over those looking to get swept away with a romantic story.

After the way Blood of Anteros, ended, I was anxious to start reading Blood Jewel. Now that the "getting to know you" phase was over, I wanted to know what happens next. What do you do when the one you love is a fragile human, and you are timeless? Curry and Chansey have plans for a long, happy future together, but Curry's maker Marsala still hasn't given up on him. She wants Curry back, and Chansey out of the way for good. Chansey and Curry's Agape bond continues to grow stronger, changing them both in impossible and miraculous ways. Meanwhile, the Coven learns of the Blood Jewel, and what they find out may put the most unlikely person at risk. From start to finish, Blood Jewel is full of conflict and revelations.

If you're looking for a romantic super-couple, look no further than Curry and Chansey. When I first began the series, I assumed Chansey would be a meek, soft-spoken shadow to Curry. I'm happy to say that is so not the case. Chansey is a firecracker! Most girls would be afraid of a centuries old vampire hell bent on revenge. Not Chansey. When she learns what lengths Marsala will go to in order to get rid of her, she basically says "Bring it, b*tch." How awesome is that, right?

I think I mentioned in my review of Blood of Anteros that while I did like Curry, I found him to be a tiny bit creepy with the way he watched Chansey. I'm happy to say that I didn't find him to be at all creepy in Blood Jewel, just a bit overprotective and uber-romantic. And he even pokes fun of his stalker tendencies, which put a big smile on my face. Curry is definitely more vulnerable in this book, and I loved seeing that side of him.

I found Blood Jewel to be romantic, exciting and surprising. I can safely say that I did not see most of it coming! The plot twists keep coming until the very end, taking turns that I didn't fathom when I started the series. The writing is beautiful and romantic. The love story is swoon-worthy. To be honest, when I think of how long I must wait until the next story, I want to cry a little bit. If you love Paranormal Romance with a strong emphasis on the romance, Blood Jewel (and Blood of Anteros) is the book for you.
Favorite Quote:

  "She continued to hold her arms up with a rather serious, contemplating expression on her face. She took about three steps toward the wall and I finally took the bait. 'Okay, you have me. What are you doing?'
  'This is the spot,' she said.
  She loved to play games with  me. 'What spot?'
  She leaned closer and placed her palms against my chest, then whispered low enough that Harvey wouldn't hear. 'This is where I'm going to rock your world every night, Curry Brennan.' " (ebook, 17%)

You can purchase Blood Jewel at:
Amazon  |  Barnes & Noble  |  Smashwords


Author Georgia Cates is giving away twelve ecopies of Blood Jewel. This giveaway is open Internationally. All you must do is fill out the Rafflecopter form.
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Georgia CatesMeet Georgia Cates -

I am a wife, mother of two daughters and a labor and delivery nurse. I have recently added Paranormal Romance Writer to my list of things to keep be busy, but I am ecstatic to release my debut novel, Blood of Anteros, the first book in The Vampire Agápe Series. Like others that enjoy a great story of paranormal romance, I am easily bored by the tale of an obtainable, ordinary romance and was inspired to create The Vampire Agápe Series. When I am not tied up with my family or delivering babies, I am working feverishly on the second book in The Vampire Agápe Series.(from Georgia

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  1. This was a beautifully romantic book. Can't wait for Blood Doll!

  2. I like that this book was able to keep you guessing and I'm glad Chansey was an awesome MC and not some push-over!

  3. Beautiful review! I am really looking forward to Blood Doll also.

  4. I didn't read your review because I don't want to spoil anything in case I get around to this series. I just read your last paragraph to see your final thoughts. It sounds good. I love plot twists and great romance. Hopefully, maybe, I can get around to this series sometime. :)

  5. I haven't read this series but I'm happy you seem to be loving it! It's good when a character can kind of annoy you in one book but not get on your nerves in the second. Also, gotta love having a firecracker of a female character. I'll have to keep my eye out for the first book in this series. Great review Andrea!

  6. I don't know this series but I always like a good vamp story.


  7. This series sounds really good! I am always looking for good indie authors to read. I am definitely going to check these out. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I'm excited to start reading this series! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  9. I haven't had the chance to start this series yet but I've really wanted to. It seems like a great paranormal romance. I'm glad you really enjoy these books because our tastes are pretty similar and I totally trust your opinion ;)

    Great review! I'm glad that there was constant twists and turns -- makes me even more eager!

  10. Thanks for your beautiful review, Andrea. I'm excited about finally getting to reveal all of The Vampire Agápe secrets I've been holding in for so long. It's been hard to pace it and not give it all away.

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