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As I sit here trying to write this review I find myself tongue tied. This book evoked such a powerful response in me that I have no idea how to convey it. Not to mention trying to do that without any spoilers LOL!

Blood Betrayed is the second book in Gabrielle Bisset...
As I sit here trying to write this review I find myself tongue tied. This book evoked such a powerful response in me that I have no idea how to convey it. Not to mention trying to do that without any spoilers LOL!

Blood Betrayed is the second book in Gabrielle Bisset's Sons of Navarus series and is Saint's story. Saint, otherwise known as Declan Collins, is the brother of Teagan who was Vasilije's vampire that got staked at the beginning Blood Avenged.

Blood Betrayed starts off right where Blood Avenged ends. It also starts off with a flashback - there are a lot of them in the book as the author uses them to enhance the story -where we learn that our hero is a criminal in his world. He was shunned for 10 years for his crime - dishonoring the sire bond. You see, in Gabrielle Bisset's vampire world the most important laws revolve around the bond between a vampire and his sire. The sire sorta "owns" the vampires that he/she makes and only when the sire is ready can the vampire make certain decisions of his/her own. The thing was, because Saint had an extremely negligent and absent sire his views on the sire bond were very liberal and along with some betrayal got him in trouble. Not to mention caused him to become a terrible sire himself.

Saint and his brother Teagan were both turned on the same night though Teagan was turned by Vasilije. I must say, despite all his faults, Vasilije can be a great sire to his favorites. He was like this with Teagan and Saint grew to dislike him for it. Not only had he taken Teagan from Saint but he also caused him to change into someone that Saint no longer wanted to be around.

OK, so you're probably wondering why I'm babbling about the bond between vampires and sires so much. There is a couple of reasons why. First and foremost is because the whole story revolves around it. When Saint became a Son he needed the strength that only vampire blood could provide so he could fight the Archons. Because he would only drink from his own - he got the name Saint because he only slept with human women and drank vampire blood when only absolutely necessary and even then he would only drink from his on vamps - it became a problem when none of his vampire responded to his calls. They did this because he was a rotten sire. Another reason that I put so much significance on the relationship between vampires and their sires is because though Vasilije is the leader of the Son's, Saint can't stand him because of the way he used his sire bond to control Teagan. Since Vasilije was in this book a lot, we got to see Saint's less than pleasant reaction a lot LOL! The third reason why I spoke so much about sire bonds is because that's what brought our Heroine Solenne into the war between the Sons and the Archons- the power hungry judges of the vampire world. Solenne is on of Teagan's vampires and she wanted to get back at the Archons for their part in killing Teagan. When she learned that Saint was to be the next Son to have an assassin sent after him she took him in to protect him.

So now that I've given you some of the background info let me tell you me opinion on the book. I LOVED IT!

One thing that I really loved about this book was that there were two things that happened that took me totally by surprise. The first one the death of a once beloved character. The second was the appearance of someone that I never thought I'd meet. Let me tell you, it was a true OMG moment I even had to email Gabrielle

posted by meggerfly on May 24, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

One of the coolest things about this series to me is how the vam

One of the coolest things about this series to me is how the vampires are portrayed. They’re not rally shown as good or bad people, but more like humans, except that they have stronger, more animalistic instincts and needs. This is shown even more in this book t...
One of the coolest things about this series to me is how the vampires are portrayed. They’re not rally shown as good or bad people, but more like humans, except that they have stronger, more animalistic instincts and needs. This is shown even more in this book than the first. Saint fights those needs and instincts until his weakness threatens to endanger him. And wouldn’t you know, Solenne is only too willing to help fulfill his needs, and a surprise presence will take him over the edge to surrender to his instincts.

In addition to Saint, we get to come face to face with the other Sons now that they’ve gathered together. We also see more of Vasilije, though he’s not always painted in the best light. It definitely sets up later books as we get a little peek at the Sons and how they operate. Storyline wise, I didn’t fully understand the whys behind everything that happened (what role this person really had, why this person was an asshat, etc etc). The prophecy research is slow going, only adding to the confusion.

Ultimately I took the conflicts one step at a time and focused on the romance and hope for their happy ending. Their love is deep with unconditional acceptance for the things done in the time they were forced to be apart, and you really just can’t help but get caught up in the emotions they held for each other, especially as the sex was just such a soul searing experience for them. In the end, it’s a satisfying, enjoyable read that leaves you waiting for the next book.

posted by Mebuffy on July 14, 2012

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  • Posted June 16, 2012

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    Awesome Read! Declan Collins, aka: SAINT – oh what a sexy

    Awesome Read!

    Declan Collins, aka: SAINT – oh what a sexy man! a man every women wishes she had when it comes to being worshiped and satisfied beyond your imagination. The mystery behind Saint and the reason he is called Saint is revealed in this awesome story and why he only got nourishment from and had sex with human women instead of the vampires of his own kind. Let me tell you, the steam rolls off the pages as the visual of the words become graphic. (Time for a cold shower, better yet where is that hubby of mine – LOL)

    I sympathized with Saint after I read this story and was immediately ready for him to kick assss and take names. The story kept me captivated as the unspoken betrayal from the beginning becomes clear nearing the end when the truth is finally clear and heart shattering especially when it was from your own family. My heart ached for Saint and for Solenne (Female Vampire) mainly because Saint refused to let anyone get close to him because of the past thinking of his one true love Solenne betraying him and for Solenne because she was forced by her maker to betray Saint with a lie which caused them to separate and never be together again even though they both truly loved each other. But the best thing about stories is that true love always wins in the end.

    The story gave the reader more insight about the Sons of Navarus prophecy to be fulfilled and what their purpose was along with the key to defeat the Archons. We now know that “In the end of ages at the twilight of years. They rose to heights as great.” and ”"One born not made will hold the key.”

    This is one series that I am totally hooked on and I can hardly wait to read the next installment. I can’t wait to find out more about each son and why they were chosen by the order as a son. We know about Vasilije (vampire) and Sasa (empath) but I want to know more about Dante who is the rare Clyten (Vampire Day Walker), Terek (Monk Vampire), Ramiel (Raged Vampire), Thane (Vamp who was made in Tudor England), Sion (Vamp who is their computer brain), and Nico (Oldest Vampire). We already know that Saint’s Sire Kir who was a son is now dead and now his own brother Teagan the one who betrayed Saint from the beginning is now dead. This is one interesting vampire world I look forward to getting to know more about as they wipe out the Archon’s.

    Intriguing Read!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

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    In book one of Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1), we were left

    In book one of Blood Avenged (Sons of Navarus #1), we were left with a cliff hanger with a war brewing between Archons and the Sons of Navarus. Also, we were introduced to all eight of the Sons of Navarus, whom, will be taking on the Archons. Book two of the Sons of Navarus is about Declan aka Saint.

    Obviously there is a war brewing, so there isn't a clear resolution/ conclusion as the series becomes more in depth. However, certain things were brought to the surface as it relates to the war, Saint and Solenne. Solenne was definitely a key factor in Saint's past and why he is the way he is throughout most of the book. Although there are things going on behind the scenes, the priority of the story is Saint and Solenne's turbulent relationship. This was displayed with the author periodically taking us from past to present which will not be confusing for the reader. There were new and old acquaintances that the author uses to give us her twist within the story.

    Overall, I got a sexy vampire with an attitude, betrayal and explosive physical chemistry that left me entertain as a fan of the series.

    Story: GOOD
    Intimacy: SPICY/GOOD
    Enjoyment: GOOD

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 22, 2012

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    I love Saint

    Blood Betrayed is the second book in the Sons of Navarus series. Just as I hope with any series, there was no steam lost. Gabrielle really did a wonderful job with Saint and Solenne.

    Saint is a one hundred year old vampire, and the brother of Teagan who was murdered inBlood Avenged. His actual name is Declan, but he’s sort of earned the nickname of Saint because after a hearing before a previous Archon and his subsequent shunning, he kept to himself for the next hundred years. That means no sex with a vampire female, only humans. Truly an interesting twist! And then when the secrets start coming out about why he made those decisions, they were a bit heart melting!

    This book is full of secrets. It seems that everyone has got them! Solenne, who has promised to help protect Saint while he is in “hiding” from the Archon’s assassins has kind of gone undercover to try to get information on who the Archon is sending in to kill Saint. This is so dangerous!! I just wanted to shake her and ask her “What the heck are you doing?!?” But Solenne is not some fledgling little vampire. The woman is strong and very capable of taking care of herself. I truly enjoyed getting to know her as a character.

    We got to meet a few more vampires in this series, like Dante and Terek. And we got to see a bit of Vasilije, which is always nice. I know I’m practically throwing Vasilije away for Saint… but if I could have my way, I’d keep them both locked up in my dungeon! Those two guys are so very different in every way. It really made learning about Saint and his story a lot of fun.

    There are some really shocking things to happen in this story! I was really on the edge of my seat when some of the big secrets came out! Things happened in this book that I never expected. I think that is truly wonderful that Gabrielle Bisset can write a story so perfectly that she can throw a curve ball at you, make it completely real and believable and surprise the heck out of you at the same time!

    I don’t want to give up too much of this story. Suffice it to say that Saint is hot. He is a man who is deeper than the ocean, and his level of self-sacrifice is just so commendable. When a woman falls in love, its this undying devotion that Saint has that we all hope for. So what are you waiting for? Start reading!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 9, 2013

    Gabrielle Bisset has done it again. Had work not got in the way

    Gabrielle Bisset has done it again. Had work not got in the way I would have finished this book in one sitting. I think I might have found the Vampire of my dreams in "Saint". I loved the fact the he and Solenne found each other again even though outside forces tried to keep them apart. This book give a little more insight into the other Sons but focuses on Saint and his demons. As with the first book I enjoy that heroines (Solenne in this book) are not afraid to speak their minds.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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