Saturday, October 8, 2011

Review: Blood on Silk (Awakened By Blood #1) by Marie Treanor

Blood on Silk (Awakened by Blood, #1)


The debut of a seductive new series of vampires, lust, and revenge.

Scottish academic Elizabeth Silk is spending the summer in Romania researching historical superstitions for her PhD. While she is tracing local folktales, one subject in particular sparks her imagination. His name is Saloman, legend's most powerful vampire, a seductive prince staked centuries ago. Now, in the ruins of a castle crypt, Elizabeth discovers the legends are real. Her blood has awakened him. Her innocence has aroused him. But Elizabeth unleashes more than Saloman's hunger.

An army of vampire hunters has amassed to send Saloman back to hell. Sworn to help - yet fearing Saloman's deadly blood lust - Elizabeth seeks to entrap him, offering her body as bait. But something stronger than dread, more powerful than revenge, is uniting Elizabeth to her prey. Caught between desire and rage, Elizabeth must decide where her loyalties lie...and what the limits are to a yearning she can no longer control.


Book Details

Title: Blood on Silk
Author: Marie Treanor
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Signet Eclipse 
Release Date: September 7, 2010
ISBN-10: 0451231562
ASIN: B005B1H9X4
Source: Bewitching Book Tours


Blood on Silk takes our history and vampires and weaves them in a way I haven’t read before. It was interesting to read that all the great rulers of the past were actually influenced by the head vampires of the time. I thought this was a pretty cool take on history and on mankind in general.

Saloman is an ancient, the last of his kind and the strongest of all vampires. I loved the way Treanor wrote  Saloman. He was what I would think a real vampire would be after being alive for so long. Saloman is a smart, arrogant, calculating, deadly, and sexy as hell. He has been out of the loop for three hundred years after being betrayed by his friends and former lover. Now after being awakened by the blood of Elizabeth Silk he wants his world back. Saloman is that character you know you shouldn’t be rooting for, but you just can’t help yourself.

Elizabeth didn’t mean to wake Saloman up, she had no idea what she was doing. I went back and forth between liking and not liking Elizabeth. On the one hand she sort of reminds me of the watchers from Buffy the Vampire Slayer you know the people that weren’t allowed to get involved but were really smart and collected information. But then she kind of turns into a vampire slayer. I would have been ok with this except for the fact that she is training to kill the vamp she so obviously has feelings for. I did however like the fact that Elizabeth did train and it wasn’t just some overnight “wow look at this amazing fighting skill I have that I never knew existed.” (I hate it when author’s do that.) I did feel that everything Elizabeth could do she earned.

Overall I enjoyed Blood on Silk. I think the back story for each character was very well done. I am excited to see what is going to happen in the next book and that is what I am going to go do now, read Blood Sin.

Happy Reading,

Awesome! Reread worthy.

Recommended For
Adults: For language and graphic sex scene.

Other Books in This Series
Blood Sin (Awakened by Blood, #2)  Blood Eternal (Awakened by Blood, #3)

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