Tessa Dawn's Blood Curse series is one of the first books I've reviewed for Talk Supe and the first book, Blood Destiny, is the very first book I won since I started blogging. I'm behind the series but it's an honor to be part of the series' latest release.
Blood Curse 5
October 31, 2013
Saber Alexiares is no ordinary vampire. He is like a cruel, fire-breathing dragon. Reared in the bowels of the colony by Dark Ones, he has no conscience, no compassion, and no saving grace. Captured by the enemy, he is sentenced to execution by sunlight only to discover that his body will not burn — he isn’t who he thought he was. He was stolen at birth. He was reared by the wrong house. And the sunlight isn’t going to kill him because he does have a soul.Vanya Demir is the very heart of goodness and light, an ancient female from a magical race, the progeny of humans and celestial deities before they were cursed by the Blood. With her deep-rooted sense of duty; naïve upbringing; and tragic, personal history, she has unknowingly packed her heart in ice and dedicated her life to the service of the Vampyr. She is wholly unprepared to face a fire-breathing dragon.
When their paths converge beneath a Serpens Blood Moon, they will each have thirty days to reconcile the irreconcilable, to confront the primordial darkness that threatens to destroy them both. Can a being lost in darkness for eight-hundred years ever find its way to the light? Can a heart that’s been buried for as long as it can remember risk the ultimate in betrayal and damnation simply for the hope of BLOOD REDEMPTION?
The author will be hosting an all-day Book Release Party on her BLOG, from 8AM – 10 PM (MST) on Halloween. She will be giving away several free prizes, including two free eBooks and one autographed copy of the Trade Paperback.
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BRAINE: 5 books in! Congratulations! How many more books are you planning to write for Blood Curse?
TESSA DAWN: Thank you! It’s hard to believe we’re on book #5 already!
As for how many books will be in the series? I really don’t know, lol. I definitely plan on 1-2 more, but after that, I’ll have to reevaluate and take the series’ temperature, so to speak: How is the series doing? How am I feeling about the writing process? And how much enthusiasm is still out there…for more.
BRAINE: Whatever you decide, we're here to support you. Speaking of series temperatures, what direction is the series now taking after Blood Redemption?
TESSA DAWN: Kagen, Kagen, Kagen. It’s time for the last Silivasi brother to take center stage, and there’s going to be a major reveal in Blood Redemption that launches his journey.
BRAINE: Exciting and a little alarming. The last Silivasi's brother's story, makes me a little sad to hear the next arc. How is Blood Redemption different from the previous books?
TESSA DAWN: Oh, I think it’s very different! Don’t get me wrong: The series is the series, and it follows an identifiable pattern, but Blood Redemption is the first book that spotlights a truly dark and lost character as the protagonist: the BAD BOY of all bad boys!!! This book was far more character driven than plot driven.
BRAINE: Fluck! I really need to catch up with Nachari's story so I can jump to this. Are you planning or currently writing anything outside Blood Curse?
TESSA DAWN: Mmm, always, lol. It’s just a matter of finding the time. I have outlined and started a dragon trilogy, so we’ll see where that goes… J
BRAINE: Oooh Dragons! I am personally loving that trend in PNR/UF books nowadays. I hope you do find the time to start it. But for now, can you describe Blood Curse Twitter-format.
TESSA DAWN: 800 BC: the last female of an ancient race was sacrificed and the males were cursed for the crime. Present Day: their Vampyr descendants live with The Curse and struggle to claim their female destinies.
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Thanks for having me! J
BRAINE: Thanks for stopping by, Tessa, always a pleasure!
After graduating with a degree in psychology, Tessa Dawn worked in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her Masters Degree in Nonprofit Management.
Tessa began writing as a child and composed her first, full-length novel at the age of eleven. Her first published works were in the areas of poetry and education. She currently lives in Colorado and loves to weave her knowledge of the Rocky Mountains into her suspenseful settings.
Tessa, the series, and her blog can be found at her web site.
Tessa is giving away a copy of Blood Redemption via Amazon or B&N.