Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blood Betrayed: Saint

For the second book in the Sons of Navarus series, I turned to Saint. Made a vampire on the battlefield at the Battle of the Somme in 1916 during the First World War, Saint was born Declan Collins. He and his brother Teagan were turned that fateful night in France, with Vasilije, Saint's fellow warrior Son being Teagan's sire. Saint is the quintessential brooding vampire. He keeps to himself, and after a betrayal by the only vampire he's ever loved for which he was shunned for a decade from the vampire world,  he has been with human woman exclusively for almost 100 years. This is the reason why he's been saddled with the nickname Saint for years. This also makes him an outcast to many vampires.

Saint and Vasilije are uneasy allies because of their past. Brother and sire have knocked heads more than once over Teagan, and much of Saint's past revolves around his relationship with his brother. In fact, while there is a great deal going on with the Archons in the overall series story arc and a very sexy storyline in romance plot, one of the main facets that joins both of these is the storyline that involves Saint and Teagan.

Brotherly relationships can be dicey at the best of times, but when you get two brothers competing over a woman, the stage is set for a showdown. Solenne, the heroine of Blood Betrayed, is Teagan's vampire, sired by her in the 1920s. Gorgeous with her strawberry-blonde hair and ocean blue eyes, Solenne is also strong-willed and feisty. While Teagan was her sire, Saint was the man she loved. But the bond between sire and vampire is strong and for a vampire, a sire's command is rule.

In many ways, Blood Betrayed is a story of second chances, but anyone who's ever tried to return to the past knows that the ghosts that haunted two people in love then are still somewhere deep inside the heart, waiting to come out and jeopardize the happily ever after we all wish for. For Saint and Solenne, that's even more true because the man he's become in the century they've been apart is hard and defensive. It's going to take a strong woman to break down those walls around his heart.

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Dawn said...

I really enjoyed this book so much! Lots of passion and emotion.
Cant wait for the next in the series :)

Gabrielle Bisset said...

Thanks, Dawn! And I just heard from a beta reader who said she thinks she might like Terek even more than the first two Sons!

Love that!

julie beasley said...

i really enjoyed this second book the love scenes between saint and solenne were so beautiful and sensual. while the ongoing story involving the sons flows nicely. i liked the ending too

Gabrielle Bisset said...

Thanks Julie! I agree. Saint is definitely a soulful kind of hero. :)