Thursday, 19 January 2012

Hi Everyone, welcome to the 4rth stop of the Half-Blood Blog Tour
This blog tour is so celebrate the upcoming release of Half-Black Soul, the second book in the Alexa Montgomery Saga by HD Gordon.

Book 2, Half-Black Soul is due for release January 31st.

Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga) by H.D. Gordon

Author: H.D. Gordon
Publish date: 5th September 2011
Source: Book blog tour
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Blood Warrior (The Alexa Montgomery Saga #1)Blood Warrior by H.D. Gordon

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Description:

When her home is attacked by murderous vampires, 17-year-old Alexa is forced to leave her mother for dead in order to save her sister. She soon learns that she is the last known member of an elite race of supernatural Warriors, and is thrust into a world full of vampires and werewolves who all seem to regard her as some sort of savior. Meanwhile, Alexa battles a monster within herself that seeks to gain control; a monster that seeks blood.

The hidden city she finds herself in appears perfect, but Alexa's instincts tell her that all is not right within its walls. When she is asked to attend a school of fighters, whose exams consist of gladiator-style competitions, she must decide who she can trust among the smiling faces. And, when she meets Kayden, a vampire she feels undeniably drawn to, she must decide if she can trust herself.

Kayden's Character Post
If I had been forced to speak in the instant after I saw her, I’m certain I would have stumbled over my words. For a small moment, I could do nothing but stare, and time seemed to be extra generous to me, as if it understood that what I’d caught sight of deserved decelerated perception. It took only a heartbeat to memorize her, so that I could, and most certainly would revisit the image later at my own leisure. Sure, she was beautiful, but what was stunning, what made me dumbfounded for that instant, and seemed to freeze the very air in its place, was the sheer… light that radiated from her. I had to look away. If she caught me staring, and returned the favor, I may well have melted into the earth and disappeared. It would have been a fine way to go. When I realized Gavin was going to send her away, I panicked. Send her away? Was this one moment all the time I would have with her? I couldn’t let that be so. Now that she was here, I couldn’t imagine her not being so again. I suppose I’d never imagined that I would find her; I’d been afraid to entertain the idea that she existed. And, now, nothing would be the same again. I’ll admit that it was frightening, as all major change tends to be, and I could tell by looking at her that gaining her trust would be like convincing a starving lion not to eat me, but I had no choice. Perhaps I never had one at all. My Warrior had arrived, and with her, the purpose to my existence was made clear. My world had righted itself in one rapid, mind-numbing moment, and finally, life seemed to truly begin. That’s all I can really say about it, and even these words fall helplessly short.  

My Review:

A new author H.D. Gordon debut novel is worth picking up and reading. If you love PNR/UF then you will not be disappointed with this book. H.D. Gordon’s writing was very thought out and her words flowed and kept me reading till late in the evening.

When I first opened the book it seemed it was about a lonely young woman who was living in a very abusive home. It talked about her mother hitting her and I had to remember what genre I was reading so of course I knew there was a reason.

We are introduced to her sister Nelly, her mother and her one and only friend Jackson. In a fight for their life’s Alexa finds out more about herself and why all the practicing she has done with her mother is going to come in very handy.
This story is full of suspense, mystery and of course has a few young men who are falling for Alexa; I would almost say it’s more than a love triangle as there are a few men introduced to the story. This book is a page turner and left me wanting more. I cannot wait for this saga to continue. As any new series we know we will have to wait for book two. I am hoping H.D. Gordon is writing as I type.

I would recommend this book to all my friends who love reading PNR.

I don’t give book 5 stars a lot, to be a book that rates 5 is a novel that one I can’t put down or stop thinking about. The writing was excellent and like I said I never put the book down. This novel deserved the 5 star rating.

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