Saturday, March 23, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: Love and Blood by Jessica Gibson: Review

Title: Love and Blood
Author: Jessica Gibson          
Genre: Paranormal
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours


Bronwyn Fitzgibbons was young and reckless. It was easy for Ronan to steal her human life and make her a vampire. She ran, but she never forgot him--or how he made her feel.

Rider saved Bronwyn from the new life she loathed and the new self she detested. His love restored her sanity. 

Now Ronan is back to claim her. She struggles like hell against him, but she cannot deny the overwhelming power of her maker. Will Bronwyn surrender to the one who could possess her utterly? Or can she find the strength to choose the one who loves her as she is?

My Review

I just want to point out that I fell in love with this book.  Not only did this story have vampires, but it had other supernatural creatures as well.  I love books that include more than one supernatural creature.  Love and Blood was a captivating story that had me hooked after the very first page.  I couldn't believe how much time passed when I finished.  I was able to read it in one sitting, because I had to know what happened next.  The world-building was on point and the plot unraveled perfectly. 

Bronwyn was turned into a vampire and of course despised it.  Once Rider came into her life, she was able to live again.  Bronwyn is a strong character that I was able to relate to easily.  She had her life taken from her, but learned to live as she is now.  I must say that Rider is AMAZING and GORGEOUS!!!  He really does care for her.  But her maker, Ronan wants her as well.  She cares about him too, but doesn't like the way he lives as a vampire.  How he treats humans.  

Love and Blood is a story that I really enjoyed.  This is a book that I will definitely reread.  There were so many twists and turns that it left me on the edge of my seat.  I can't wait for the sequel!!!  I need to know what happens next.  The only issues that I had was that I wanted more.  I wish there was a little more detail with the characters.  In the next book, I am hoping to learn a lot more about them.  I also felt that the ending was a little rushed.  Over all though, it is a great book!!!  I definitely recommend this book to everyone!!!


She hated herself right now, loathed what she was doing to Rider and to herself. After a while, she grew tired of hating herself; so she wandered into her room. She lay down on her bed, wanting nothing more than to turn off the horrible thoughts in her head.
She heard a soft tap at the window. She knew who it would be before she turned to look. “I can’t do this tonight Ronan; I thought I made myself clear when I left earlier.”
“You said what you wanted to say, yes? I, however, did not. I’m asking as a courtesy to you; so either open the window or I will break it.” His tone left no room to refuse.
Bronwyn got up slowly and opened the window, allowing him entrance into the room. He sat down on the bed and studied her before speaking. “Would you care to sit?” He gestured to the bed next to him.
“I’ll stand, thanks.” She shot back and leaned back against her dresser. “Say what you have to say and leave, Ronan, I’m really not in the mood for this.”
“I’m not going to change, you know that. The idea of having a soul or a conscience is absurd to me. We are Vampire!” he shouted. Ronan’s expression softened, “I love you Bronwyn; you’ve intrigued me since I first saw you. I sired you because once I spoke to you, I could not be without you.” He was next to her in a split second and he gently caressed her cheek.
Despite her earlier resolve, she turned into him and kissed his lips. “Loving you has never been the issue, Ronan; I never stopped. I just can’t stand the senseless killing.”
“Did you, yourself, not kill tonight? I tasted blood on your lips,” He said..
“I did; but you and I both know it's different.”
“It’s not.”
Bronwyn looked at him, sadly. “This is where we always end up.” Tears slipped down her cheeks, leaving behind red streaks. She tried to hold them back, but everything within her was broken. “I can’t just turn off my humanity like a switch. I refuse to do that, Ronan. I. Will. Not.” She sobbed into his chest, beating her hands against him.
“I can’t let you go,” he whispered into her hair. He tipped her chin up and brushed his lips against her. “Is this where we are then?” He whispered.
“I can’t...”
He kissed her once more and vanished into the night. 

Jessica Gibson is a recovering bookaholic, she's down from four books a week to a more reasonable one. It was that love of words and creativity that made her dream about writing her first book. That dream was hidden for years, always put on the back burner, filed away in the "someday" section, until her husband Matt gave her the kick in the pants she needed to actually get off her butt and write.
Jessica and Matt live in Southern California and have a serious addiction to reality tv shows like Pawn Stars and American Restoration. They have one son and hope to add to the family in the near future.
Aside from writing, she runs an online event planning business called the Release Day Diva. In addition to novels, Jessica writes and maintains the blog Book on the Bright Side. Keep up with Jessica and her latest releases and events on her blog.

Twiter: @jessicajgibson


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