Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven Trilogy
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Blood Brothers: Sign of Seven Trilogy

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by Nora Roberts

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In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it's called The Seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys-Caleb, Fox, and Gage-went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone. And twenty-one years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men-and the women who love them.


In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it's called The Seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things happen. It began when three young boys-Caleb, Fox, and Gage-went on a camping trip to The Pagan Stone. And twenty-one years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men-and the women who love them.

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Sign of Seven Series , #1
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18 Years

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Nora Roberts is truly a publishing phenomenon. With over 250 million copies of her novels in print, she has come a long way since she wrote her first novel in a spiral notebook using a No. 2 pencil. Now she has published over 150 novels and her work has been optioned and made into films, excerpted in national magazines and translated in over twenty-five different countries. "I always have stories running around in my head," she explains. "Once I start putting them down on paper, I just keep going; I just keep writing." In addition to her amazing success in mainstream fiction, Nora Roberts remains committed to writing for her category romance audience that took her to into their heart in 1981 with her very first book, a Silhouette romance.

Nora Roberts continues to write futuristic romantic suspense as J.D. Robb, and her characters Eve Dallas and Roarke have become two of her most popular creations ever. Her J.D. Robb titles are hailed as "a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedure and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment" by Publishers Weekly.

Reviewers agree that Nora Roberts deserves praise. The Los Angeles Daily News describes her as "a word artist, painting her story and her characters with vitality and verve." Kirkus Reviews comments on True Betrayals saying "Roberts' style has a fresh, contemporary snap." Roberts is said to be "reminiscent of Jacqueline Briskin and Sidney Sheldon" by Booklist, and Rex Reed lauds her saying, "Move over Sidney Sheldon: the world has a new master of romantic suspense, and her name is Nora Roberts." Publishers Weekly claims "Roberts keeps getting better...[her] prolificness shows no sign of abating." They add, "When Roberts puts her expert finger on the pulse of romance, legions of fans feel the heartbeat." USA Today calls Nora "a consistently entertaining writer."

The remarkable Ms. Roberts did not become a success overnight. By the time her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981, she already had three years of hard work behind her and several rejected manuscripts languishing in drawers. Today, according to Entertainment Weekly, "her stories have fueled the dreams of twenty-five million readers." One of America's leading novelists, her books are published around the world. She is frequently invited to promote her novels in other countries. Her recent travels took her to England, Italy, Australia and Japan to meet fans, fellow authors and aspiring writers.

Sanctuary was made into a television movie which aired in 2001 on CBS as "Nora Roberts' Sanctuary." The cast includes Melissa Gilbert, Emmy-winner Kathy Baker and Costas Mandylor. CBS has also optioned The Reef for another television movie. Montana Sky has been optioned by TriStar Television for a two-hour television movie. Her book This Magic Moment became the television film "Magic Moments" starring Emmy-winner John Shea and Jenny Seagrove. Sacred Sins has been optioned for film by Kaleidoscope, and Private Scandals has been optioned by Burt Reynolds Productions. Reflections and The Law is a Lady were selected by Good Housekeeping magazine for presentation as condensed novels. Honest Illusions and Private Scandals were featured as Readers Digest's Condensed Books.

The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine and Entertainment Weekly have all featured or mentioned Nora Roberts in articles about writing and the romance genre. She has appeared on ABC-TV's Good Morning America and Cable News Network, and has been featured on the television programs To Tell the Truth, Entertainment Tonight, and Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. She has been interviewed by local television and radio programs across the country, and she has been featured in dozens of newspapers, including the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun, Washington Times, Detroit Free Press, Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Constitution.

Her extraordinary accomplishments have also received recognition from her peers. The first author ever to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America's Hall of Fame, and the first author to receive their Centennial Award when she published her 100th novel Montana Sky, she is the recipient of almost every award given in recognition of excellence in romance writing. In 1997, she was honored at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when she was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition to her awards from the Romance Writers of America, she has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Waldenbooks, and she has been honored by B. Dalton Booksellers, the New Jersey Chapter of Romance Writers of America, and BookRak Distributors.

Nora Roberts is a charter member of the Romance Writers of America, and a member of their Washington, D.C. chapter. She was the keynote speaker at their 1994 national conference in New York. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Crime Writers League of America, and Novelists Inc.

The youngest of five children, she was born in Silver Spring, Maryland. She now lives in Keedysville, Maryland.

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Blood Brothers (Sign of Seven Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 324 reviews.
Purpleglo More than 1 year ago
If you like mystery and science fiction, this book is for you. This is the first book of the series and will keep you up waiting for what happens next. I love Nora Roberts; but this is not your typical romance. This one has lots of action and suspense. Enjoy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. my mom actually got me to read it. she is a total nora roberts fan. and now i am too. congrats nora!! i cant wait til the third one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
First, I picked up this book because the overview snagged me with the promise of a mystery. Instead, I was greeted with an insane mix of Stephen King meets Harlequin Romance..only written by a confused 12yr old girl. I found the path of the story ..once it did grab my attention..was constantly interrupted by silly daydreams of someone sitting in the corner playing barbie dolls. Now sit over here with Barbie, and GI Joe, you are dating my Bratz doll Cloe and ..well, you get my point I hope. While Nora gave us a glimpse of the imagination she's capable of expanding on, she also showed us..when all else fails, give everyone a boyfriend..after all, a story just isn't worth reading unless you cram your personal sexual fantasies into it,or is it? I'd like to see what she could do with a single character line, someone undatable that possibly doesn't resemble the 'tall dark and handsome' outline that she seems so stuck on. Maybe then she could concentrate on the story line and not seem so confused in her delivery.
ljmheart More than 1 year ago
Great series if you like super natural events with demons and angles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her books always leave you wanting more. I love Ms. Roberts books and hope she takes no offense that I wish she would not use the name of God or Jesus Christ the way that she does. Her books are so great and I feel that she can still get her story over without using Gods name so commonly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually like NR. Fail on this trilogy. I can typically see the scene she describes in my head but this time all three books were poorly written, in my opinion. She could have saved herself the trouble and me some money by writing one book and been done with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book and all the characters. I've finished the series and now I miss them :(
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In writing Blood Brothers, Nora Roberts has joined an elite club of authors who combine Romance and Horror to create page-turning thrill rides. I love this book!
Fanasty_Lover More than 1 year ago
Let me start out by saying that Nora Roberts is a all around great writer who can write in just about every genre and be successful.   "Blood Brothers" is the first of the Sign of Seven Trilogy which includes such characters as Cal, Fox, Gage, Quinn, Layla, and Cybil.  These characters are well developed, each one having a certain ability and quirk about them that makes each one so likable. The characters are a wonderful mesh of personalities that make the book not only a great thriller but fun to read.  Though this book mostly focus on the chemistry between Quinn and Cal the reader still learns little odds and ends about the others through flashbacks and specifics of each of their abilities.  The way that the author ties all these characters to each other as well as the town is a true talent not many conquer.  The paranormal aspect of this book is a pleasant twist, surprising the reader more and more with every page turned.  I have to say that though i have read quite a few works by Nora Roberts (mostly paranormal) after book one of the "Sign of Seven" trilogy this has the possibility of being one of my favorite series written by her.  There are so many twist, turns, and surprises, page after page, that it becomes hard to put down, making me extremely excited about what adventures await within the other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't pit these books down. The great thing about discovering a trilogy after they have all been wrtten... no waiting! You just go from the 1sr through the 3rd and then regret when you've read them all. I just wanted the story to go on and on...
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I loved this book right from the start.Loved,courage and loyality.Who could asked for more.Book 1.
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Kruisin1 More than 1 year ago
This book grabs your attention right off the get go. You won't want to put it down. Once done, you are on to the next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this book last night and started the 2nd. This book kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time, I usually dont like demon stories, but this was amazing
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e-reader_in_NoVa More than 1 year ago
It started out just fine. I thought it would be an entertaining read. About halfway through it just started to make me angry. By the last quarter I didn't want to finish it. The author has no idea how men think and behave in real life. The male characters were only male in name. They didn't speak the way actual men do, they didn't behave nor think the way actual men do. The author failed at the task of keeping her own feminine voice out of her male characters personas. This was suppose to be horror story but the horror plot was thin and devolved into a vehicle for progressively schmaltzy, PG rated, heaving bosom romance. For instance, there was a scene in which the male lead was sleeping next to the heroine. She was wearing flannel pajamas and slept with his arm pinned down. He thought to himself that her, in flannel pajamas and his arm asleep with pins and needles, "just felt right" to him. Good lord. Most men have experienced this same situation and I would venture to say many have at least a fleeting thought, wondering even if only for a moment, if it would better to just live alone than to endure more similar nights. At best they might accept this situation for the sake of someone they think is worth it, but I'd be willing to bet big money few have thought it felt "just right." Most of the book was more of the same—men behaving how the author apparently wishes they behaved, which is basically subservient and gushingly adoring with no spine of their own. The supposed horror aspect of the novel seemed like an after thought. This would have made a better short story. As a novel, it grew frustratingly boring and way too corny. If you're a guy, pass on this one. If you're female and looking for a good scare, you'll probably wanna pass as well.
knitter888 More than 1 year ago
A good read. Plenty of action.