Friday, August 15, 2014

Review: Blood Purple by Ashley Nemer

Blood Purple 
Synopsis: In a world we think we know, live other races entirely hidden from the mortal perspective. Creatures of legend, of fable and myth, their very history and nature have allowed them to walk side by side with humans since time immemorial. They are warriors, they are hunters, and they are Algula. Vampire. And in their own midst, a battle is brewing for supremacy, for dominance, that can and will affect all around them. Old hatred never dies and vengeance is a fiery sword that cuts a bloody swath.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Okay so, it's a good thing that I was warned that this was not a romance when I picked it up. I don't know why, but every time I saw this series I thought it was PNR...boy was I wrong. Ms. Nemer is not afraid to kill people, no spoilers promise. She delivers a wonderful storyline about a civil war between the Alugla vampires. Nemer is not afraid to show the dark side of war. It is not all flowers and happy ever afters in this book. I loved Nikole off the bat, though she makes rash choices she's determine to be a strong female and not let her brother's paranoia and over protectiveness get in the way of what she wants: proving that she can fight with the soldiers. Zayn is also very rash which is why him and his sister clash heads so much, they are both stubborn but I found their personalities believable. I love the relationships that developed, but like I said, this isn't a PNR so that is not the main focus of the story.

The sex in this is decent, and I'm trying not to be bias because I've read some of Nemer's newer works and this just doesn't compare. For a first novel it was decent, the writing style is different than I normally like. If seeing different points of view in a single paragraph is not your thing than this won't be for you. It took a little getting used to, but now I expect it for the series. The ending made me go an snatch the other book right back up. I was SO mad at the author for where she ended it....but that's all I'm saying. 

Star Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars 
Heat Rating: hot (mild, medium, hot, spicy, scorching) 
Links: Amazon BN Goodreads

About the Author
Ashley, also known as Niki Becker, is married and lives in Houston with her husband Tony. They have two dogs, Toto and Doogie. They have been together for over 8 and a 1/2 years and he brings her more joy than she could ever imagine as a child. She loves to read and has been hooked on the romance genre ever since her lifelong best friend gave her "Ashes to Ashes' by Tami Hoag to read when they
were younger.

Ashley finds her strength through her family, especially her parents. They always support her in life; they push her to strive for greatness. There once was a motto that Ashley heard in her youth through her Taekwondo life 'Reach for the Stars' and that is what Ashley has always done. It was through her upbringing that the values Ashley has and displays come from. With her parents always cheering her on in life she was able to grow up having faith in herself and her ability to conquer the world.
Ashley enjoys writing many different genre’s of fiction. Her areas range from science fiction/ paranormal, mystery, romance, poetry and erotica (using pen name Niki Becker.)


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