October 31, 2013

Blitz + Giveaway: Blood Redemption by Tessa Dawn

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 Redemption
Blood Curse 5
Tessa Dawn
October 31, 2013
Paranormal Romance
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.

Books in the series
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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.

(Now you see why I post more on facebook, LOL)

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.

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Tessa is giving away a copy of Blood Redemption via Amazon or B&N.

Good luck!


  1. That cover does not scream PNR. lol. Great interview though.

  2. I didn't know this series, but I don't know if it's for me...

  3. Sounds pretty good! Thanks Braine :)

  4. If you are looking for a light book to read this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book with Grit and Depth than this book is for you!

    You know you are reading a book written by a Great Author when your emotions are all over the place.

    When you have to put the book down just to get your emotions in check. When you have to put a book down just to get your breathing back to normal.

    These Vampyr's are not your run of the mill, there is no other Vampyr book(s) out there that even come close to this book

  5. I can NOT wait to get my wee paws on a copy of this book, still waiting, whimpers, Tessa Dawn is one of the greatest authors for thrilling, romance and who dunnit's, yer always left wondering!

  6. The beauty of this series is that it goes beyond your typical vampire lore. Through these characters, these fierce creatures of the night we find the humanity that exists in all of us. We find ourselves deeply invested in the wide range of emotions they experience. We root for them, we yell at them, we fear them, we love them...and in the end...we want more of them, because somewhere inside we ARE least in part ;-) This is by far the most amazing Dark Fantasy series I've come across. I've been waiting for this story for several months and cannot wait to dive in!!

  7. Thank you so very Much for sharing Tessa Dawn's Newest Release Blood Redemption just hit # 1 in Dark Fantasy on Amazon!!!!!!!!!

  8. If you have not read this series you definitely need too, Tessa Dawn is an amazing author and a must read, once you start the first book you wont be able to stop!! :)

  9. so excited that this book is finally here! this is an awesome series! if you are not a fan you will be. Tessa writes with such emotion and detail you feel like you are there! Love this series and look forward to many more!!!

  10. Thanks for the shout out, Talk Supe! As always, your blog is amazing, and this was a wonderful release day. Happy Halloween and my best to you always... :-) Tessa

  11. Thank you for featuring Tessa Dawn and Blood Redemption. This series is amazing and you know it is well written when you are laughing, crying, yelling and fighting with yourself about how you feel and think you should feel. Amazing is all I can say

  12. Thank you for featuring Tessa Dawn, Her books rock and so does this blog..

    Guys, I am having issues with the blogs and cant leave anything on some of them. Any of you who can, would you please copy and past what I am going to put here and put it wherever is needed???Thanks

    Step into the world of the houses of Jadon and Jaeger where you will meet the Silvasi brothers and the other residents of Dark Moon Vale.
    I am so pleased to be able to tell you about this series. It is Dark Fantasy at its best. Tessa Dawn has created a world full of Danger and excitement that starts with page one and doesn’t end until the last word in the book. Blood Redemption is the story of Saber who was raised as a Dark One believing he had no soul for over 800 years but finds out he is not who he thought he was. The old question of nature vs. nurture is at question. Can Saber who has lived and breathed evil for all these years actually be redeemed? Should he live or die? Will the one person meant for him by the gods save him? Things are not always as they seem. We think we know Saber, but do we? This book will have you crying, laughing, angry and praying that the agony for this character will stop and yet you will ask yourself the question, Can he be saved? Saber says in the book “Breathe for me” and you will find yourself holding your breath and waiting for what happens next. Don’t deprive yourself of one of the best series I have ever found. Blood Redemption is out now and everyone is finding out how great this series is. Come with me to Dark Moon Vale. You will be glad you did. Order yours today and find out what everyone is talking about…


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