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Friday, March 15, 2013

Review & #Giveaway: Descent of Blood (The Red Veil Series, Prequel) by Elizabeth Marx #FMBBooks


Title: Descent of Blood
Series: The Red Veil Series, Prequel
Author: Elizabeth Marx
Genre: Paranormal romance
Publisher: Self published
Format: Ebook, Paperback
Length: 50K words
Purchase: Amazon | B&N |

Book Description:

When times are darkest, some vampires desire more than blood …

England, 1465. Mortal men clash in the War of the Roses for the English crown, while vampire warriors’ move undetected among their ranks, savoring the flow of blood that battlefields provide.

Vampire prince, Severian Pearce, fears the revelation of the immortal clans to humankind should King Henry fall from power. While in pursuit of Henry’s enemies, Severian comes to the aid of Meridian Neville, a human woman he craves—and not for the scent of her blood … Meridian is torn between honoring her father’s dying wish and her unexplainable yearning for Lord Severian. But as Severian and Meridian work together to protect a relic hunted by mortals and immortals alike, the red veil descends over them. This all-consuming attraction can drive immortals to the brink of madness. Will the existence of this powerful bond between a human and a vampire be enough to unite the immortal clans or is the red veil a scourge set on destroying any chance they might have of happiness?

When all hope is lost, one vampire will fight unto death for his forbidden love.


I am a huge fan of historical romances; I have been ever since I read my first one and that love has not subsided since. However what first drew me to reading and that thrill of new discovery was paranormal romance novels.

Author Elizabeth Marx gives us a wonderful mixture of both in her novel, Descent of Blood, the prequel in the Red Veil Series.

I loved this! It was
two of my favorite genres together in one book, combining that old world feel, dialect, and ways of the time with vampires, war, lust, and blood. The only thing that could have possibly made it even better is if the men were Scottish and were kilts. LOL

Descent of Blood drew me in from the very start, capturing my attention with Meridian and then with Severian and knowledge of the vampires and the war that is going on. 

Meridian and Severian’s really is a love at first sight—they are, the way I see it, mates. Vampires call it the red veil. It is a very rare thing that happens between a human and vampire, and can drive vampires to the brink of insanity, creating a need so deep for the human that calls not only to their hunger for blood but sexual desires too.

While at times bloody Descent of Blood is the start of an extremely detailed and intriguing world and race of people. I can only image where this series is going to go, but if the prequel is anything to go by then it is going to be amazing.

Overall I really enjoyed Descent of Blood and look forward to picking up book one, Ascent of Blood and seeing how the Red Veil series continues! I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good paranormal romance read and likes historical romance.

5 Moons!
*I received a hardcover/paperback/eBook copy/ARC of this book for free to review from the author/publisher/tour site; this in no way influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.


Windy City writer, Elizabeth Marx, brings cosmopolitan life alive in her fiction—a blend of romance, fast-paced Chicago living, and a sprinkle of magical realism. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs. She grew up in the city, has traveled extensively, and still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.




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