Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Trailer & #Giveaway:The Breaking of Bonds (Bad Blood, #2) by Alina Popescu

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Title: The Breaking of Bonds
Series: Bad Blood, Book Two
Author: Alina Popescu
Genre: paranormal, supernatural, paranormal romance, vampire
Length: Novel

A human sacrifice throws vampires of two worlds, trueborn and baseborn, into an escalating conflict. One side pushes for revenge, the other for freedom. The trueborns stubbornly hunt for Anthony and Louis, pushed by Hesrah’s desire to avenge her human best friend, Alexa. The baseborns are divided between rallying with those challenging the rule of Ankhsis and obeying the trueborns.What emerges from the portal between Earth and Ankhsis in the middle of the turmoil rocking both worlds is more dead than alive. Neither human, nor baseborn, and certainly not trueborn. This new being will either damn them all or be their race’s most powerful weapon. Will they trust it not to destroy them, or will Ankhsis decide putting it down is the only solution?In the end, who is guilty? Who will pay? Will anyone survive its wrath?

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Now I hardly ever read MF vampire books anymore, but seriously, this is an Alina Popescu and after The Edge of Hope, of course I had to find out what happened next. Alexa. Hesrah. Louis. Anthony. Magnus. When that first book ended, the mystery of the disappearing trueborn vampires deepened, Louis' inactions became a critical turning point, Hesrah was forced into doing something, and that confounding character mentioned but never expanded on, Philippe. My question then, as it is now: who or what is he?

For those of you who never read that first book, go get it now. It is a vampire story that is truly unique and sets the basis for this second book. At this point I have to warn readers, you are going to get lost if you have not read that first one. This book opens like the next chapter.

The author has this unique style of being highly visual and does not go around the bush like I do. She allows the reader to open the book, dive into the story, and come out breathless. So take a deep breath and have the time of your lives for Alexa is one newborn vamp who kicks ass like no one I've seen or read before. Not even Bella can compare to her. 

Alexa is highly sexual but is also all emotions. She struggles to rediscover who she really is as the old human and the newly transformed. In the first place, she is supposed to be dead. Not alive and stronger than most. She confounds Magnus and that is not saying it lightly. She is stronger than most, again confounding the other vampires. She is more gifted than most which terrifies everyone around her. She is also like a snake whose territoritoriality can mean certain death. If there ever came a point in my life where I would want to be a role play character, I am leaning hard on Alexa. She is awesome. And then there was Seth, the SEAL-looking brother of Hesrah and Magnus' assistant, he is no Renfield. He is actually quite the character impossible to ignore or not love.

As the plot thickened, we finally get out answer why Louis acted immobile while Alexa was tortured in that last chapter of the first book. The answer? Philippe. ah ah ah **wavingfinger** you go read and find out who and what he is. I did. He is truly... obnoxious. As for Anthony? Well, he dropped a bombshell and I want to find out: who is it that Philippe worked for... the plot thickens even more...

Alina, you owe me the third book. Like, Pronto! Please don't make me wait????

Make sure you read book one of the series before enjoying book two!

badblood cover blog promo The Edge of Hope – Bad Blood Trilogy, Book 1

Everyone she loved betrayed her. She felt lost and broken. Getting away from the pain and embracing a new path, Alexa decided to leave her old life behind and chase a long forgotten dream in Malta. There she met a gorgeous man, bearing the scent of fresh love. He led her to a new city to explore, Amsterdam. Is the tall, dark, and delicious man a dream come true or just a risky gamble?
Alexa chose hope and new beginnings over fear and warning signs only to be brutally dragged into a world she never really thought existed. Vampires, their feuds, and her future held tightly in their hands.
Trapped in a mysterious world, Alexa gives love chance after chance. Following her quest of self-discovery in a blood bound world, will she survive the journey?

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Prizes: 3 e-copies of The Edge of Hope, 2 e-copies of The Breaking of Bonds, 1 bundle of Bad Blood, books 1 & 2


About the Author

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and even won awards in local competitions. She has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm, which explains her deep love for vampires and is also to blame for this trilogy.

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