Monday, June 7, 2010

Royal Blood - Review & Giveaway



***I just received word from Ms. Topel.***
She is generously offering up TWO copies of her book as a giveaway! 
Just leave a comment with your email address and she will pick a winner at random! 
Good Luck.

I just finished this fast paced read over the weekend and thought I would share it with you.






From the Amazon Product Page.  (Copied from product details)
When you discover that everything you thought you knew was a lie told by the people you trusted the most, how far do you go to find out the truth? When others will stop at nothing to keep you from what was born in your blood, do you fight for it? Christina is about to enter a world she never knew existed, and find out things about herself that she never thought possible. With Alex by her side she goes to Sangre Real to discover the truth about her past, present, and possibly her future. She is about to make the most difficult choice in her already complicated life. Walk away from the world she was born to lead, or answer the call that is ever present in her blood. But at what cost? Who will she lose? Who will betray her? Will Alex stand by her side when he discovers what she truly is? The answers may surprise you.

I just loved this quick read!


Royal Blood is a story that picks you up right from the beginning and won’t let you stop. I read this wonderful novella in one sitting!

Right from the beginning Ms. Topel introduces you to the life and trouble surrounding Christina. Haunted by disturbing nightmares and strange circumstances, she is forced to take a second look at the life she thought she had. Everything from her parents to her boyfriend is called into question as she learns the truth about what and who she is.

In this book, Ms. Topel takes a new stance on vamps introducing her own breed into the mix. In her world vampires can have unique and terrible abilities. She also introduces a half-breed mix of vampire and human. I really enjoyed her explanation of how  things work but for the sake of leaving some mystery to the book I will let you read and find out for your self.

In the end, Christina must make some very hard decisions as the final climactic battle commences. I loved how the character admits that “Nobody ever promised her a happy ending.”

She leaves the story open for more adventures and I for one look forward to seeing what else she has in store for us.

14 comments:

E.J. Stevens said...

Great review! I've been looking forward to reading Royal Blood. Now I can't wait!

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Toni said...

Anything that Katie suggests has to be a good read, I would love a copy!!!!

Thanks,
Toni Tilley

Toni said...

BTW Katie, the site looks fantastic!!!!

Kolina Topel said...

Two copies my love, I'll give away two copies! ;) Also, if anyone wants to know more about myself, Royal Blood, or my next book you can visit my site @ www.Kolinatopel.com. And Katie, I'm with Toni, I love love love your site! Wish mine looked anywhere near as good! Lol!

Katie S said...

Thanks Toni and Kolina! I've made the correction now too. Your awesome to offer up 2 copies!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Kolina! I would love to read your book! Pick me pick me lol!!!! Cant wait to read Royal Blood and the next book as well :) My email address is....luv_my_sailor07@yahoo.com.

Thank you!

Tara

donnas said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing today.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi,my name is Nora and I was so very please when my friend Katie Salidas posted your book contest on Facebook! As Katie already knows and I will share with you, I have an enormous collection of Vampire novels from various authors. My friend, Ms. Maggie Shayne started the whole adventure for me with her 'original' Twilight series. I could not put them down. That started a whirlwind adventure for me, always seeking out new vampire books/series that I can add to my collection. The world of Vampires has always been a very mysterious and exciting adventure and I lose myself within the world as I read. I am so looking forward to reading Royal Blood!! And hope to see more come after it because I will always be in line waiting with baited breath!! Here is my email addy: msnorabarteau@att.net . Great work! If per chance I do win will you sign it? Thanks. That is another thing I cherish,, my autographed copies of books by my friends. Thanks!

Nora (no matter if I win, I will still follow your work) *smile*

night owl in IL said...

Kolina,
Can't wait to read your book. I'd love to win it, of course!

Happy writing to you,
Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
borg_66@hotmail.com

Kolina Topel said...

Also everyone, I have just created my own blog, trying to keep up with the times! Lol, so if you want to add me that would be great! (If you don't want to don't feel bad, it will not affect my two random winners of the free, signed, books.) Thanks guys!
Kolina

www.kolinatopel.blogspot.com

Ariel said...

This book sounds great! I look forward to reading future reviews from you :) Please enter me!

pinkdaddysgirl@msn.com

Aimee said...

This sounds great! I'd like to be entered as well!

villatemprance@gmail.com

Marsha A. Moore said...

Hi Katie!

You've been working hard in the past few weeks. Everywhere I go, I see you've been promoting. I wish you much success. Here's a tiny reward and a bit of fun. I've nominated you for a creative writer award. Please claim your award on my blog and follow the directions to continue bestowing this award to others.

http://marshaamoore.blogspot.com

Hugs,
Marsha

ernesto6103 said...

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