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Blood and Rain ❰Download❯ ➺ Blood and Rain Author Shira Anthony – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Adrien Gilbert has spent several lifetimes searching for the love he lost Born in the s into a clan of fabled vampire hunters Adrien once wanted nothing than to tend his family s vineyard in southern Adrien Gilbert has spent several lifetimes searching for the love he lost Born in the s into a clan of fabled vampire hunters Adrien once wanted nothing than to tend his family s vineyard in southern France or read a good book But Adrien s peaceful existence ends abruptly when his older brother Fran ois is murdered Bound by his hunter s oath Adrien sets out on a path that will forever change his life when he agrees to execute his brother s killer the vampire Charles Duvalier After months chasing the elusive Charles Adrien Blood and MOBI :Ú reluctantly makes a bargain with Nicolas Lambert an ancient vampire Adrien will escort Nicolas to Paris for his marriage to a rival clanswoman and Nicolas will help Adrien find Charles Nicolas s uiet strength and gentle heart soon convince Adrien that Nicolas is nothing like the vampires he has sworn to destroy As the wedding date draws nearer a force intent on destroying the fragile peace between the vampire clans threatens to tear apart both the vampire realm and the world of the hunters To secure both past and future for those he loves Adrien must find a way to stop the looming war between hunters and vampires But first he ll have to let Nicolas go.

  • ebook
  • 268 pages
  • Blood and Rain
  • Shira Anthony
  • English
  • 03 April 2016
  • 1632166070

About the Author: Shira Anthony

Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily ever after and rarely reads or writes a story without one Never a fan of instalove Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work In her last incarnation Shira was a professional opera singer performing roles in such operas as Tosca Pagliacci and La Traviata among others Her Blue Notes Series is loosely based upon her own experiences as a professional musicianShira is married with two children and two insane dogs and when she s not writing she is Blood and MOBI :Ú usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children When she s not working she can be found aboard a catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel She s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M M romance on her KindleInterested in hearing Shira sing Here s a link to a live performance of Shira singing an aria from Puccini s Tosca can subscribe to Shira s monthly newsletter for updates free fiction and subscriber only contests here.



10 thoughts on “Blood and Rain

  1. ☆ Todd ☆ Todd says:

    I really enjoyed the first installment of Shira Anthony s new vampire series, Blood and Rain There were plenty of really good guys and just as many really bad guys, with lines pretty clearly drawn on that front.I loved the brothers, Adrien and Fran ois, as their fates lead them away from their small pastoral vineyard in France and on toadventurous pursuits than tending to grapes You see, in addition to being farmers, the brothers were also born into a long line of vampire hunters.There i I really enjoyed the first installment of Shira Anthony s new vampire series, Blood and Rain There were plenty of really good guys and just as many really bad guys, with lines pretty clearly drawn on that front.I loved the brothers, Adrien and Fran ois, as their fates lead them away from their small pastoral vineyard in France and on toadventurous pursuits than tending to grapes You see, in addition to being farmers, the brothers were also born into a long line of vampire hunters.There isn t a problem with vampires per se in this book, since vampires and humans co exist peacefully, for the most part The hunters only come into play when a vampire doesn t honor their treaty with the Council of Hunters that allows humans to live unharmed and in peace.But as usual, humans don t always want to live and let live either, instead grabbing for power, not caring much about an already fragile peace Such a human is Verel Pelletier, the insanely evil Regent of the Council of Hunters, whose lust for absolute power is all consuming If you ve read Shira s other amazing series, Mermen of Ea, picture Pelletier as the evil island council and you d be very close Add to that, Nicolas, a self sacrificing hot and hunky gay vampire prince willing to give up his own happiness to marry into the clan of enemy vampires to strengthen the peace and Pelletier being a complete and total arsehole at every turn and Shira has given us a very entertaining read indeed PS I petition to replace the above Nicholas with the one of much lesser hotness currently on the book s cover Sexy sells. From death orders issued on an innocent, to prison breaks, to abruptly halted weddings, to kidnapping the heart of our hero Adrien, this book has it all and there is never a dull moment This book had so many moving pieces, which could have very easily gone off the rails, but Shira kept the story tight and running like clockwork, so kudos for that.The only thing that I found a bit distracting about the book was all of the magical swords of light play during the fights It was always the swords and the vamps never really got vampy and chomped down on an enemy throat during battle You re vampires Bite a bitch now and again already The swords spewing out magical light of heat for the hunters and ice for the vampires felt a bitlike I was re reading the Finding Home vampire trilogy by Jennifer Wright which was all kinds of awesome , too, BTW However, in Wright s story, the vamps were very bitey and the mages were the only ones who wielded any sort of magic.But do not get me wrong Other than a few minor points, I LOVED THIS BOOK.Since it s part of a series, there were plenty of open ended plot points left, we re still left waiting for the happily ever after and for the bad guy to be thrown into the proverbial Sausage Grinder of Comeuppance and lots, lotsI personally can t wait for that grinder, because Pelletier is pretty fucktacular as far as evil villains go Christ, I can t even begin to tell you how HARD it was to not give awayof the plot than that, but you re welcome 4 1 4 sex it up a wee bit forplease stars from me this time around My copy of this book was provided by the publisher for a fair, unbiased review

  2. Shira Anthony Shira Anthony says:

    The first installment in my 3 book Blood series from Dreamspinner Press And, never fear, there is a HEA at the end of the series Well, three HEAs to be precise, since there are three MM pairings in the series.Adrien Gilbert is a vampire hunter who received the gift of immortality from an ancient vampire born a vampire, not created , Nicolas Lambert Adrien unwittingly becomes caught up in a struggle for the heart and soul of the powerful Council of Hunters Naive and bookish, Adrien has des The first installment in my 3 book Blood series from Dreamspinner Press And, never fear, there is a HEA at the end of the series Well, three HEAs to be precise, since there are three MM pairings in the series.Adrien Gilbert is a vampire hunter who received the gift of immortality from an ancient vampire born a vampire, not created , Nicolas Lambert Adrien unwittingly becomes caught up in a struggle for the heart and soul of the powerful Council of Hunters Naive and bookish, Adrien has despised vampires since witnessing his mother s murder by a vampire years before Adrien s world turns upside down when his older brother, Francois, is murdered The Council activates Adrien s commission and sends him off in pursuit of the vampire believed to have killed Francois.But things aren t at all what they seem, and Adrien realizes that the true danger to humanity comes not from vampires, but from the hunters themselves When vampire Nicolas offers to help Adrien find Francois s murderer, Adrien finds himself falling for the gentle vampire and an entire universe of possibilities begins to unfold before him.Adrien s journey of the heart will take him to the past and back to a future he doesn t recognize The stories are part historical, part contemporary paranormal, adventure romance.Series books 1 Blood and Rain2 Blood and Ghosts3 Blood and EternityBooks in the series should be read in order.NEWS FLASH A special thank you for Blood Series readers is now up on my website The Price of Blood, is a previously unpublished scene from the Blood Series that didn t make it into the trilogy, but tells the story of how Charles Duvalier became a vampire No spoilers for Blood Series books, so no matter where you are reading the trilogy, you ll be safe Happy reading

  3. Sheri Sheri says:

    It s alwaysfun to experience great books with great friends Deirdre and I had a blast sucking this book dry and let us tell you why.Sheri Let me kick this off by saying you are one of my favorite buddy readers even though I have to race to keep up with your mad reading pace and this was one of my favorite buddy READS we ve done in a long time It was awesome Deirdre Yes We Always have fun reading together, but this was great Vamps are so fun, and being able to text, email, and cha It s alwaysfun to experience great books with great friends Deirdre and I had a blast sucking this book dry and let us tell you why.Sheri Let me kick this off by saying you are one of my favorite buddy readers even though I have to race to keep up with your mad reading pace and this was one of my favorite buddy READS we ve done in a long time It was awesome Deirdre Yes We Always have fun reading together, but this was great Vamps are so fun, and being able to text, email, and chat made it evenfun Of course, having a great fast paced book series certainly helped And added to my mad fast paced reading Thank you Sheri Ha Thank heavens for smartphones The first third of this book was overwhelming I kept grabbing the phone, wanting to reach out and make sure I was following things correctly It was heavy on the world building character building and it was complicated Definitely akeep your eyes open book Deirdre I completely agree I did find myself rereading sections The pace of the book was FAST, the action scenes sucked me in, my heart was pounding and I was clicking the page turning business as fast as I could process words So fun BUT It did get overwhelming sometimes, confusing There were sections that became a tad bit of an info dump I do understand all the world building that had to happen for this book to be a standard Ebook length, but all the telling in certain spots was dry Sheri Yep, it was speedy and a few scenes flew by with very little focus Or I felt slightly cheated wantingin select scenes It was a heart pounder for sure I almost felt as if I was watching a movie at times Harry Potterish magical twist would you say Deirdre all the magic made me think of Harry Potter But some of it made me think of Star Wars too Some of the characters seemed to share wonderful qualities of Obi Wan and Yoda And I loved that The all knowing Roland who has this quality that makes me think he is a power broker behind the scenes There is definitely muchto Roland Sheri Oh yes You nailed it I was quickly smitten with most of the main cast Especially Charles, I think he might be my favorite Then again, I am a huge Sean Connery fan and he screamed Sean to me The brothers were fantastic despite Adrien being a bit of a hot head and I easily fell for Nicholas too Strong secondary characters rounded out the cast nicely It was obvious that time and care was spent creating deep and rock solid characters Who was your favorite Deirdre Charles I was quickly smitten as well He has this dapper quality to him that I find enchanting Over time though Adrien won me over We meet him in the present, but quickly head back to a young Adrien Immature, untested, untrained with all the arrogance of youth Then he meets Nicolas And I was sold.But I have another but The world building and action aspect of this story steal the show The romances, while building, do take a back seat I did not mind that at all as I was completely invested in the action and intrigue It also makes sense that I did not feel completely invested in the romance aspect just yet Sheri Gahhh I absolutely adored the flashback, which is honestly 95% of the story You know me, not a big historical fan butcoughI actually loved the late eighteenth century setting I did NOT like Adrien in the present, he was jaded and cold But young Adrien I am holding my breath that he gets his HEA I desperately want him to have the peace and happiness he s fighting so hard for And you are spot on, the romance takes the back seat I have a feeling we will getintimate scenes in the next book This was my first Shira Anthony book, but you are familiar with her work, aren t you Deirdre Historicals I have a list for you, Sheri A big list The romance taking the back seat It really isn t an issue This is a three book series and we meet all the couples in book one So it makes good sense it will take a bit to develop each couple and story line I am willing to wait as I have a feeling the payoff is going to be great And yes, I am a Shira Anthony fan Her Blue Notes series is just swoon worthy and I may have read them each an embarrassing number of times You need to try her mermen series as you seem to have a soft spot for shifters think shifters in the ocean Sheri Well.maybe I ll take you up on that list Maybe.but don t tell anyone yet Ohhh, I am definitely pushing her books closer to the top of my endless TBR I was quite impressed with the writing You are right about the trilogy aspect and speaking of, we have three couples 3 Deirdre Yes Three Building this complex world, MAINTAINING the anticipation and action, as well as these three pairings is one heck of a task with just three books.One of the things I love about this alternate world is the complete lack of homophobia There are political pairings and arranged marriages, but people are not defined by heterosexuality It was refreshing Wouldn t it be great if it were real life One of the characters who both intrigues me and break my heart is Adrien s dad He is characterized as a haunted man We see him mumbling and going through the motions of life running an unprofitable vineyard He is a soupy athletic character that I hope we see later on with joy in his heart Sheri That s the thing.so much is not as it seems I found myself dumbfounded again and again Adrien s dad, Nicholas brother, housekeepers.I was stunned countless times And a real life free of homophobia It would be amazing.I still can t believe that

  4. DaisyGirl DaisyGirl says:

    1.5 Woeful StarsWow Color me disappointed I am a Shira Anthony fan, big time Blue Notes series Love it Mermen of Ea Mermen are hawt In short, Shira Anthony is an auto buy for me and deservedly so Sadly, Blood and Rain missed the mark by a mile I never really connected with any of the characters Adrien was uptight, insecure, and contrary Read TSTL Francois was a martyr to the max I hate martyrs and this book was full of them Charles also had his moments as did Nicholas Which 1.5 Woeful StarsWow Color me disappointed I am a Shira Anthony fan, big time Blue Notes series Love it Mermen of Ea Mermen are hawt In short, Shira Anthony is an auto buy for me and deservedly so Sadly, Blood and Rain missed the mark by a mile I never really connected with any of the characters Adrien was uptight, insecure, and contrary Read TSTL Francois was a martyr to the max I hate martyrs and this book was full of them Charles also had his moments as did Nicholas Which brings me to Nicholas He was the best of the bunch but that s not saying much I somewhat understood his intended sacrafice of entering into a loveless marriage for the sake of peace between the rival clans But this backstory was one hot mess Between the immortals and vampires and hunters, I was frustrated by the confusing world building or perhaps the lack thereof Maybe there was some rhyme or reasons to it but,frankly, it escaped me Instead, the plot seemed riddled with inconsistencies and holes The inner monologues irked me and smacked of telling rather than showing.Bottom line It bums me to say this but this was a total bust

  5. Barb ~rede-2-read~ Barb ~rede-2-read~ says:

    Note This book was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review One of the things I most love about Shira Anthony, aside from her highly creative imagination, is the way she yanks on my heartstrings and literally drags me into the story even though I know I m going to be heartbroken and devastated along the way when she sets me up with ill fated lovers And she does that brilliantly in this book right from the opening scenes when she gives Note This book was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviews in exchange for an impartial review One of the things I most love about Shira Anthony, aside from her highly creative imagination, is the way she yanks on my heartstrings and literally drags me into the story even though I know I m going to be heartbroken and devastated along the way when she sets me up with ill fated lovers And she does that brilliantly in this book right from the opening scenes when she gives us a glimpse of Adrien Gilbert, immortal hunter, longing for Nicolas, his vampire lover whom he hasn t seen in several lifetimes The story unfolds in flashback as we learn that Adrien was born into a family of hunters, those who protect the peace among the vampire clans and the hunters When vampire Charles Duvalier murders his brother Fran ois, Adrien vows to hunt him down But when the Council of Hunters makes Adrien a member of the Council of Hunters and charges him with Charles s execution, Adrien feelsthan justified in leaving his father and sister to tend their family vineyard as he sets out on a quest which will change his life forever In order to find Charles, Adrien reluctantly accepts a proposal from Nicolas Lambert, a vampire prince from an ancient line Ancients are stronger than other vampires and uniting two ancient clans may bring about peace among the vampires and hunters after years of war Nicolas is planning to marry the daughter of a rival ancient clan and wants Adrien s assistance in getting to Paris for the wedding Apparently, the combo of a hunter and a vampire is difficult to beat, and in return for his help, Nicolas will help Adrien find Charles What he finds, however, isthan just Charles He finds his brother Fran ois who is not dead but has become a vampire He also finds love along the way love for Nicolas that will eventually become a bond for life when Nicolas saves his life and grants him immortality in a battle led by hunters The story is complex and highly imaginative, very emotional and compelling, and will leave readers stunned when it ends As I said, Shira Anthony grabbed my heartstrings right from the beginning, but that cliffhanger ending really turned me upside down I want , and I want it now stomps feet Please don t make us wait too long for the sequel, Ms Anthony I couldn t bear it Obviously, I highly recommend this story It s perfect for lovers of vampires perfect for those who enjoy a fantasy in which the world building is highly detailed and provides a different twist on the same old, same old vampire stories It s also the right note for those who want romance, undying love, and eternal longing Both the primary MCs and the secondary characters, Charles and Fran ois, fill that need and give us that perfect bond Don t miss a chance to read this book

  6. Rick Rick says:

    Oh my gosh I ve never read a vampire story that was so well tailored and told Nicholas, Adrien, Francois, Charles, Remy all of the characters were grippingly interesting.I won t say what the story is about, you can read the blurb But..I can t bloody wait for the sequel Spectacular Read Thank you Shira Anthony you ve done it yet again.

  7. Lena Grey Lena Grey says:

    You used to captivate me by your resonating light Now, I m bound by the life you left behind Your face, it haunts my once pleasant dreams Your voice, it chases away all the sanity in me I ve tried so hard to tell myself that you re gonetoo much that time cannot erase Evanescence, My Immortal Adrien Gilbert, from Blood and Rain by Shira Anthony, has been trained from birth to be distrustful of vampires In spite of a truce between hunters and vampires, Adrien finds it hard to put You used to captivate me by your resonating light Now, I m bound by the life you left behind Your face, it haunts my once pleasant dreams Your voice, it chases away all the sanity in me I ve tried so hard to tell myself that you re gonetoo much that time cannot erase Evanescence, My Immortal Adrien Gilbert, from Blood and Rain by Shira Anthony, has been trained from birth to be distrustful of vampires In spite of a truce between hunters and vampires, Adrien finds it hard to put old feelings aside, that is, until he meets Nicholas Lambert Nicholas causes Adrien to doubt some of his preconceived notions, since Nicholas is so different from what he expects Adrien s assignment seems simple, although somewhat unconventional Adrien is to be Nicholas s bodyguard while traveling to meet his intended When strong emotional and sexual feelings develop between Adrien and Nicholas, it puts them in a seemingly impossible situation, one which can only lead to heartbreak.Adrien has sworn allegiance to a group called the hunters Although Adrien trains like others born into the hunter group, he never expects to use his abilities He always considered his brother, Fran ois, to be stronger, theproficient of the two, and the one who would carry on the hunter legacy When his brother is killed, Adrien takes up his brother s mantle and has to give up the idea of a simple life as a farmer As Adrien travels, he learnsskills necessary to his calling and he is shocked to realize that many of the beliefs he s had are not valid Also, all things are not as they seem this underlying current of deceit and lust for power insinuates itself into Adrien s life with dangerous consequences As time goes on, it becomes consistently harder to distinguish the truth from the lies Adrien s notions are further challenged when he meets and quickly comes to admire Nicholas Lambert, a vampire born to a very ancient and powerful family.Nicholas is a beautiful, intelligent, and powerful vampire who has been raised in a somewhat sheltered environment Although exquisitely trained, Nicholas has never traveled too far from home He is too important to the family, considered to be the crown prince of the Lambert clan Nicholas agrees to an arranged marriage in hopes of bringing a lasting peace between two warring vampire families He s surprised to learn that Adrien, a hunter, will be his bodyguard during the journey As powerful as Adrien is, he still has a lot to learn, not just about other vampires and hunters, but about his untapped abilities Nicholas sees Adrien s vast potential and takes it upon himself to show Adrien what he s up against, while helping him develop to a level where he s a match for almost anyone hunter or vampire.The first section of the book shows Adrien s mental and emotional state and almost broke my heart with its intensity Shira has captured Adrien s sadness and longing in an exquisitely excruciating, almost tangible fashion Many of the ideas about vampires in this series are unique departures from the norm Shira shows their power, blood lust, cunning, and attractive appearance, yet she also portrays them as men and women, capable of reproducing, with deep emotions and loyalties Vampires have always been shown as charming and cunning, but Shira s vampires have a finesse and a depth of feeling which I ve seldom seen I couldn t help but admire and actually like them If you enjoy a lyrical writing style with a different brand of vampires, as well as conspiracies, intrigue, angst, and passionate, star crossed lovers, then you may love this book Thanks, Shira It looks like it s going to be a rough, but gratifying ride I can t wait to see how the series develops NOTE This book was provided by Dreamspinner Press for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews

  8. Dianne Hartsock Dianne Hartsock says:

    I ve read a lot of vampire stories, but oh my Blood and Rain is so deliciously unique The characters captured my attention right from page one and never let me go Adrien has me cheering, when I m not scared to death his temper will get them all killed Words cannot describe the exquisite beauty of Nicolas, the power and charisma of Charles and Francois The magic is done in fire and ice, masterfully written imagery that will steal your breath The plot leaves your heart racing and wanting mor I ve read a lot of vampire stories, but oh my Blood and Rain is so deliciously unique The characters captured my attention right from page one and never let me go Adrien has me cheering, when I m not scared to death his temper will get them all killed Words cannot describe the exquisite beauty of Nicolas, the power and charisma of Charles and Francois The magic is done in fire and ice, masterfully written imagery that will steal your breath The plot leaves your heart racing and wantingThis is a thoroughly enjoyable, fresh take on the vampire legend I do believe this author has come into her own

  9. Simon Simon says:

    Nice Starts and finishes in modern day America, but the majority of the novel takes place in 19thC France.Beautifully written, the period style language flows easily from the author s pen keyboard, and this Vampire Hunter novel is certainly action packed Cliff hanger ending, so be warned Loses one star for me as the plot moves along at such a pace, it s at times, difficult to keep up Lots of secondary characters, so concentration needed.Great read Looking forward to Book 2 Nice Starts and finishes in modern day America, but the majority of the novel takes place in 19thC France.Beautifully written, the period style language flows easily from the author s pen keyboard, and this Vampire Hunter novel is certainly action packed Cliff hanger ending, so be warned Loses one star for me as the plot moves along at such a pace, it s at times, difficult to keep up Lots of secondary characters, so concentration needed.Great read Looking forward to Book 2

  10. Lisazj1 Lisazj1 says:

    This was very uneven for me I loved the world and the plot but that was almost spoiled for me by Adrien Though I know Adrienne is only seventeen, he is so damn immature and childish I wanted nothing so much as to slap him silly He consistently, through the whole story, refused to listen to anyone or anything, even when it could have gotten him killed He was foolish to the extreme and I was over him by the end, when it appears that he gave up for hundreds of years and just played the woe is This was very uneven for me I loved the world and the plot but that was almost spoiled for me by Adrien Though I know Adrienne is only seventeen, he is so damn immature and childish I wanted nothing so much as to slap him silly He consistently, through the whole story, refused to listen to anyone or anything, even when it could have gotten him killed He was foolish to the extreme and I was over him by the end, when it appears that he gave up for hundreds of years and just played the woe is me card Somebody needs to kick that boy in the ass I volunteer.However, despite Adrien getting on my nerves, the rest of the story and other characters were strong enough for me to want to read the next book view spoiler and find out what happened to Nicholas hide spoiler

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