Customer Reviews for

Death Defying

Average Rating 4.5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Captain Tannis has one goal in her life. She wants to get enough

    Captain Tannis has one goal in her life. She wants to get enough credits to become immortal using the Meridian treatment. She is part snake and part human and while she could become a vampire and become immortal that way it isn't the way she wants to go. She gets a job that will give her enough money to get the treatment. All she has to do is protect Callum Meridian the most powerful man in the universe. Callum is one of the founding members of the Collective and he knows things are changing,. He is changing as well but not sure how. He is bored and now he is out to figure out why things are changing.  No one is going to stop him from his goal, not the Collective, the Church or even the crew he has hired. Tannis has never wanted a mans touch but she doesn't mind Callum's. Callum hasn't wanted anyone in a long time but Tannis heats him up. They both have different goals but they have to work together to put a stop to the Church and to let the truth out about what is going on. 

    Tannis has a horrible past and she has never forgot it. She wants to become immortal by the Meridian treatment and will let nothing stop her. She also will stop at nothing to pay back those who did her bad. She has a great crew she cares deeply for and will protect them any way she can. She isn't afraid of danger and while she doesn't like it Callum brings something alive in her she doesn't like. She begins to feel for him. Callum wants everyone to know what is going on with the Collective and while they want to keep it hid he will be out in the open about it. He is very sexy and even when Tannis says she wants nothing to do with him he keeps trying. They both bring out the best and the worse at times in each other.

    I haven't read any of the other books in this series but I wan't lost in reading this one. I will be reading them to get some of the other characters story. I really enjoy the different feel of this book. It's in the future, in space and you have all kinds of paranormal creatures. Tannis is so awesome being part snake and part human. She has venom and will use it if she has to. She may have been treated awful growing up but it only made her so much stronger. She doesn't want to like Callum other than what he can get her but she can't help it. It isn't an insta love and that is great. There is a great plot and I love finding out what the secrets were and I actual felt sad at one point. I won't spoil it. There is plenty of action as it seems everyone is out to stop this crew for one reason or another. You see how great Tannis is as she has a hard decision to make and she does what she has to do. I love the ending. If your looking for a new paranormal book to read you may want to try this series.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 26, 2014

    Blood Hunter 3: Death Defying During this month, I have been re

    Blood Hunter 3: Death Defying

    During this month, I have been reading a few books that are part of my goal to take myself out of my "I hate romance" shell and give a few things a try. Seeing that this was based mostly on Science Fiction and Space - in the future, vampires, werewolves and other such creatures - I decided it couldn't be that bad (haha). I must say, the romance part of it wasn't actually as gross as I thought it would be :)

    This is the third in the series and, in all honesty, the only one I've read. The author did a decent job at making this story stand alone (which I think is something that other authors fail out) - there were no places I was confused, but plenty of places that made me want to go back and read the first two.

    There were some issues, but on the whole I found it to be enjoyable. I grew attached to the members of El Cazador's crew and even Callum as well. (The change that came over him during his time on the ship was really well done.) They were all completely different, yet so much like a family and the emotions they felt when one was hurting was really well written. I like the ending, but at the same time it felt like it all ended just a little too easily. I sure hope the series continues because there is much more that I want to know.

    Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 25, 2014

    Tannis guards her heart. The pain she endured as a prisoner won'

    Tannis guards her heart. The pain she endured as a prisoner won't allow her to love. She escapes her prison but not her memories. Her job now, as the Captain of the El Cazador, is to protect Callum Meridian, a powerful leader. He admires and desires Tannis, but she doesn't want to risk her heart and body. The danger that surrounds them increases as do their emotions. Can Callum convince her to take a chance? Will their enemies destroy them? Nina Croft has written an exciting and emotional story. Tannis has endured so much that I wanted her to find the peace and safety she needs. Her bravery broke my heart. Callum comes alive emotionally when he falls in love with her. His tenderness and caring for Tannis brought me to tears. The secondary characters are intriguing and add to the story. I want to know more about them. The interwoven storylines merge romance, secrets and revenge. I couldn't put down Death Defying. I loved it.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 25, 2014

    This book is a great read. Tannis and Callum's story was an adve

    This book is a great read. Tannis and Callum's story was an adventure from beginning to end and a happy ending.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted February 24, 2014

    I Also Recommend:

    The third book in the Blood Hunter series is a thrilling adventu

    The third book in the Blood Hunter series is a thrilling adventure that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat.
    Captain Tannis of the starship El Cazador  is part snake and part human and she has one goal in life – to earn enough credits to pay for the Meridian treatment to achieve the immortality she craves and this one last job will her there.  Founding member of the collective, Callum Meridian is the most powerful man in the universe, but the Meridian is changing him and he’s not sure what he’s changing into.  Determined to find the truth he hires the crew of the El Cazador to help him do it. But not everyone agrees with his plan, his own people will stop at nothing to prevent the truth coming out, the Church is attempting a coup, and even the crew seems close to tossing him out him airlock.  Defying death has never been more dangerous, sexier or fun.
    This fast paced and smooth flowing plot gets the adrenalin pumping with lots of action, intrigue and romance.  The author brings the story to life with vibrant images and details that make it seem as if the reader is part of the story.  The strong compelling characters grab the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go and are easily related to.  
    The attraction between Tannis and Callum explodes from every page, but the romance has lots of obstacles to be overcome not to mention that they are constantly fighting for the lives which make for a very entertaining and engaging read.  A couple of scenes brings tears to the eyes and there are quite a few laughs caused by snarky dialogue and characters attitudes. 
     The author introduces new characters that are as fascinating as the previous characters and the story line just keeps getting more absorbing and enjoyable. I totally caught up in the story from beginning to end and while I was upset at a couple of events, it is obvious that they had to happen or the story wouldn’t have been as believable. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series, I can see several possibilities, but I do believe the Nina Croft will just keep surprising me.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1