First off let me make simply say thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to review this book as an ARC.
Enter a world of immortal danger and desire—and discover an incredible fate borne of blood.
One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .
How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.
This is a Megan Erickson book which means this book is going to be like many of her other series, it’s going to have detail, character depth, and an urban fantasy/erotica type of vibe, trust me you’re going to live it.
There are two main characters within the series Athan and Tendra.
Athan has spent his entire life training to become a Blood Guard of the Sanguivita, which just so happens *wink wink* to be Tendra. His duties include collecting her and bring her safely to his brother Idris the future King. I will say that once Athan brings Tendra to his brother there is a little bit of a cliche since Tendra’s blood is prophesied to be special and will gift the King with special abilities once drank. Like any plans I ever make about my financial future things just don’t go as planned, instead, Athan and Tendra have two different vampire clans after them, none of the friend all enemies. Did I mention the small problem that Athan has the hots for Trendra? That might be a relationship deal breaker since he’s supposed to deliver Trendra to his brother in which she will die faster than a thirsty drinking a Caparison after a long hot day.
In terms of character development, I do love how Tendra character development was established. Tendra is a bad ass bitch who won’t take dying easily. Even though the plot for Megan Erickson’s Blood Guard runs close to the lines of cliche, I feel the series has a lot more to offer than what is written in the first book. Megan Erickson is an amazing story teller, author, character, developer. The only issue I have with this book is I hate how this book ended. I think it should have been a double book ARC! Why must I suffer to wait to read the next book within the series! Why most good books are so short!