Indies on PJV Review: Blood Betrayal

PJV Quickie: A great vampire story. With blood, lust and betrayal. I loved it.


Title: Blood Betrayal
Author: Alison Beightol
Source: Author provided review copy
Genre: PNR/Adult 18+

Blurb: Being the world’s oldest vampire, Eamon Rutherford has enjoyed women throughout the ages as beautiful meals and one night stands. That is until Eamon decides to find a mate and settle down. His less-than-perfect choice is temperamental ballerina Lauryl Mellis. When Lauryl escapes from Eamon in London, Eamon discovers true commitment requires him to love another more than himself. As he struggles with his inner awakening and Lauryl’s rejection, Lauryl is busy planning her own special event, the death of Eamon Rutherford!

Lori’s thoughts:

Blood Betrayal is a classic vampire tale with a modern setting. Eamon is Vlad and Lauryl is the reluctant Lady Glynis. The characters are the star of the show here. They morph and switch roles from sympathetic to villain effortlessly.

Eamon is like a piece of wood. Unbendable, but capable of bending with the right tools and pressure. Lauryl is fire. She burns almost everything that she touches. Clearly, they were never meant to be together. But if they hadn’t then well, quite frankly, this book would not even exist. The relationship that they have is horrible and fun to read. It was a case of wrong relationship right time. In the beginning of the book Eamon and his actions made me want to hurl my kindle across the room. The end of the book, well Lauryl had me spitting mad.

This book contains mature material and it is pretty steamy. This book will get your blood pumping one way or another. Either in anger or, well, you’ll fan yourself.
This book is full of classic vampire awesomeness. It’s got the blood factor that hardcore vamp lovers crave. It’s got the romance aspect, and there laugh out loud moments scattered throughout. This book was a fast and fun read. I certainly enjoyed the ride.

My one hang up would be some early scenes between Eamon and Lauryl. I am uncomfortable with domestic violence in any form. It’s a small aspect and shows how ruthless Eamon is and how he, and Lauryl should not inhabit the same space. However, the change in his character is really quite interesting. I love how the author allowed both of her main characters to grow and mature in such a short book. Is this book short? Hmm…around 400 pages. Those pages passed very quickly.

Recommended for people:

Who love bloody vampire tales. For fans of Rhiannon Frater’s Gothic vampire book The Tale of the Vampire Bride, and for people who want a romance with a lot of human emotion and depth. (and blood).


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