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Ties of Blood by Joleene Naylor

Ah, yes... book 3 in the Amaranthine Series. 

Does it feel like we have been here before? Ties of Blood marks the sixth book I have reviewed by Joleene Naylor-if you include Strange Portals-which features two of her short stories and was edited by her. Joleene, what can I say? You just keep me coming back for more :-)

So, I was wondering how I was going to tackle this review, given that it is number 3 in the series. I think that it is pretty much impossible not to at least give out spoilers from the first two novels. For those of you reading this that have not read Shades of Gray, or Legacy of Ghosts, I highly recommend taking a look at my reviews of those two books.

Okay, now that you are up to speed, book 3 picks up where Legacy of Ghosts leaves off. Katelina and Jorick have survived the ordeal with Kateesha's coven and now have to face the repercussions of Katelina's actions. They are summoned to the Citadel to face Malick. There are some tense moments here when our heroes are unsure what their futures hold-or if they have futures...

For me, Ties of Blood keeps the thrill ride rolling. I always feel for Katelina as she gets more and more enmeshed in this undead world. Book 3 also sees the delightful addition of Verchiel, a red-headed asian vampire with clown eyebrows? Yes, he is very interesting and gives some comic relief to the brooding performance of Oren and the often angry and abrupt Jorick. What new vampire characters will Katelina encounter in book 4?

Guess we will find out when I get around to reading Ashes of Deceit.

Oh! And be sure to cast the parts of the characters in the Amaranthine Series over on Book Caster.

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Comment by 4-LAN on June 12, 2015 at 10:12am
4-LAN, a customer just told us your review was helpful to them while shopping on Amazon.
Ties of Blood (Amaranthine Book 3)
5.0 out of 5 stars
What I Am Reading
June 3, 2015
Comment by 4-LAN on June 2, 2015 at 9:50pm

Hi Affan, thanks for stopping by :-)

Comment by Affan Ghaffari on June 2, 2015 at 2:41am

Hi just stopping by..:)

Comment by Joleene Naylor on May 30, 2015 at 12:53pm

Thanks so much for the awesome review! :D

@E.G. Manetti - Yay! Hope you enjoy it! I've been enjoying Bright Star :) In fact I killed my Kindle on it LOL! (need to charge that today!)

@MM_Angelo - sounds like a fun time! And as cold as it has been here I think I;d appreciate some heat (we're in South west Iowa and it's been unseasonably chilly)

@Ian - LOL!

@Jason - He's in his early to mid thirties. Well, I mean he LOOKS like his early to mid thirties ;) He's really a few hundred years old. 

Comment by 4-LAN on May 30, 2015 at 8:02am


That's a good question. Hopefully Joleene will be stopping by soon to give a definitive answer. But, I believe he mentions being around during the 1700's. As far as his apparent age (how old he looks), I would guess somewhere between 30 and 40.

Comment by Jason on May 29, 2015 at 8:41pm

I love the Colin Farrell casting selection for Jorick, but how old is Jorick suppose to be again?

Comment by 4-LAN on May 29, 2015 at 3:31pm

Lol :-) 

Good one, Ian. Thanks for commenting.

Comment by 4-LAN on May 29, 2015 at 1:29pm

Hi MM,

glad you could stop by :-) 

AL is Alabama-yes? Sounds like a great time. I think our San Diego Padres are getting ready to host the Mets.

To answer your question, we are reading Ties of Blood by Joleene Naylor. I hope you can check out the links to my reviews of books 1 and 2 her Amaranthine Series. 

Everyone, please welcome MM_Angelo!

Comment by MM_Angelo on May 29, 2015 at 1:17pm

Hi All!  What's everyone reading?  I do hope you're enjoying your spring thus far!

Just got back from AL - OMG!  it was hot & humid...went to the Rickwood Classic - baseball game to honor the old Negro League Baseball players of our past (some are still with us).  THEY HAD SO MUCH FUN....!  It's good to sit and listen to someone's life story - or pieces thereof!

Comment by 4-LAN on May 29, 2015 at 12:04pm

Marilyn, yeah, you better hop to it :-)

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