Author: N. Isabelle Blanco
Adult Book 18+
5 out of 5 Stars
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Dyletri, God of Fertility, has locked away his powers. No woman is allowed to touch him, not until he can return his long-dead lover back to life. All he has to do is sacrifice one human girl, a girl who unlocks his powers and rips his dormant lust right out of his body. Trapped by his promise, Dyletri has no choice but to watch Ismini die, no matter how much he wants her.
Yet the darkness of his calling is spiraling within him, demanding he claim the human as his. If he goes back on his promise, the energy of the Fates will cause untold destruction in the Universe. That doesn’t change how Dyletri’s begun exhibiting symptoms that point to more than just lust. How does he allow Ismini to die when she’s come to own him from the inside out?
Desire and torment spiral into something much darker than obsession, more turbulent than an addiction, and something much more brutal than a mere soul-mating. As a war is being rekindled right under his nose, Dyletri will have to come to terms with a destiny eleven thousand years in the making. He thought he’d known what path his future would take, but he’d been wrong. Now the one woman he truly loves might pay the price for his decision.
Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first in a series that will pit free-will against Destiny, Destiny against Fate, and love against brutal desire. Everyone likes to think they have a choice as to who they end up with, but as they rise to face the greatest threat they’ve ever known, even the Gods will learn they have to bend to Destiny’s whim to survive.
Blood Flows Deep in the Empire for me was one of those books where you start off reading and your not too sure this is going to be something you like then BAM! your hooked. Once I surpassed the first couple of chapters I was hooked. I love stories involving Mythology. The intense connection between the main characters Dyletri and Ismini is off the charts. The action and suspense took a back seat when it came down to those two. I am also a fan of kick ass female characters, and this story is
packed with them. The merge with today's culture and the history which these characters have lived was hilarious. Sorry not to be a spoiler but when a thousand year old immortal is watching Vampire Diaries, yeah that was funny. The only issue I ran into but did not affect my rating whatsoever was the terminology. It was hard to follow and understand at times because I had no idea what some words meant and trying to move to the front page on my kindle to see the definitions was tiring. All I can say is be reading to sit on the edge of your seat while reading this, you won't want to put it down. I can't wait for the next book. Enjoy!
~Continue for Author Bio and Giveaway!~
N. Isabelle Blanco was born in Queens, NY (USA). At age 3, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she had already begun to read and write. By the time she’d reached kindergarten, she had an extensive vocabulary and her obsession with words began to bleed into every aspect of her life. An avid reader in her teens, a fascination with Japanese anime eventually led her to the universe of fanfiction.
Her on again, off again hobby for the next ten years, She amassed a following of fans that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It was those fans who encouraged her to step beyond the fanfiction realm and try her talent in the publishing world.
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