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Blood Wager (Blood Destiny #1)
     

Blood Wager (Blood Destiny #1)

4.8 27
by Connie Suttle
 
"I agree to pay Sergio Velenci one million pounds if the female takes less than nine days to fully turn."

Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by

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"I agree to pay Sergio Velenci one million pounds if the female takes less than nine days to fully turn."

Lissa's life as a vampire begins on the day her husband is removed from life support. Turned by rogues who wager her life, Lissa is running from her maker who is determined to kill her, hunted by the Council who has branded her a rogue and blackmailed by werewolves, who utilize her newly-developed talents for their own gain.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012855619
Publisher:
Connie Suttle
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Series:
Blood Destiny , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
253
File size:
213 KB

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Meet the Author

Connie Suttle received her MFA from the University of Oklahoma, and after a brief stint at independent filmmaking, settled down to work in a bookstore. Connie adores reading and writing fantasy of all kinds. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her patient,long-suffering husband and three cats.

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Blood Wager 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
BrendaWallace More than 1 year ago
Lissa, the main character, is a reluctant vampire, and I bonded with her immediately, always wanting to see what happened next to her. She has an unusual and wry sense of humor that somehow gets her through all the intriguing things life constantly throws at her. I'm not the usual vampire fan, but the author has such a great skill of world-building with a unique take, that I would come out blinking, thinking vampires did exist. There's a great deal of unpredictable action and a slow building romance that doesn't make for any slow spots in this book. I feel extremely lucky to be one of the early discoverers of this prolific author on the rise!
Katya_Sozaeva More than 1 year ago
Lissa's husband had just died, and she decided to go to a bar and get drunk. Since she never drank, it didn't take her much. She noticed the two men who came in, of course, since one wanted to buy her a drink, but she refused and after her 4th glass of wine she went out to her car. That's when it happened - as it turned out, the men were vampires and they had decided to turn her and see how long it took her to rise. It was a game to them - the wager was £ 1,000,000 that she would rise within 9 days. Of course, they would then have to kill her, because otherwise they'd have to take her in and take care of her and they had no intention of doing that. Once Lissa realizes that she is probably going to die at the hands of the vampires, she flees and this book - "Blood Wager" - is about how she survives the first few months as a vampire. There are certainly some plot holes - how, for example, did Lissa suddenly just know she was a vampire? But these certainly do not detract from the overall story, which is very well written, flows smoothly and has a nice, tight plot. The characters are all well-defined and interesting and I enjoyed reading it very much. In fact, I loved "Blood Wager" so much that I purchased the next two books in the series, "Blood Passage" and "Blood Sense." Connie Suttle plans 9 books in the series (at this time) with the 4th book - "Blood Domination" - due out October 15, 2011 and the 5th - "Blood Royal" - due November 15, 2011. I suggest that those who enjoy a good vampire novel check out Suttle's books - they are very enjoyable!
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I could not put the book down. Husband came home from 4-12 and i was still up. Went to bed at 3:30 am go back up at 7am.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very pleasant surprise. Love Lissa's strength
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KaylnuTX More than 1 year ago
This is such a great storyline. I haave read the whole series and can''t wait for the next installment. Good job Connie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this series was one of the best i've read. I have all eight books and could not stop reading them. The characters were well written and the story flowed smoothly. I felt for lissa and all she went thru. Would recommend this series to anyone.
readalotchick More than 1 year ago
This is the most unusual book I've read in a long time, in a very good way. It grabs you at the begining and you think you're reading another vampire book. Then it changes to include warewolfs, ok, I like them too. From there it goes to all sorts of supernatural beings with different skills and powers, involving Lissa in all of the exciting travel, back and forth in time. Truly one of the best written books I've had the pleasure of reading. Highly recommend it to people with a little imagination and want to open your mind to different beings living together in a caotic harmony. Connie Suttle you rock.
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I loved this book.
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great read
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I just finished with the 5th book - reading a book a day, they were that good. The story is great and I really like Lissa and hope the story doesn't go where it sounds like it is going.
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I am so thankful that I found this series when there were already 5 books available. The wait might have killed me. The characters are wonderfully full and complex. The dialogue believable and engaging. The storyline gets complicated at times but if you are used to scifi/fantasy in addition to your paranormal romance - this will work for you. I have laughed out loud, have had to grab the tissues and have gotten very little done for several days because of these books. I can't wait for more!
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Rabid-Reads More than 1 year ago
Connie Suttle's debut novel is about to receive a glowing four star review from me! Yet another self-published author who's not only surprised me but has also made me question my reluctance to review indie authors. Blood Wager is original, modern and has unusually good intentioned characters for a vamp/were book. The combination of superb world-building, engaging personalities and a sassy writing style make this novel a must read for all Urban Fantasy fans. I only have one small beef with this story which I'll get to a bit later but no author can expect to be perfect on their first try! Blood Wager starts off with the story of how Lissa becomes a vampire. Unfortunately for Mrs Workman, her turning is the result of a cruel joke which makes for a severely lacking intro to the un-dead world. At first she doesn't even realize that she's now a member of the fanged population. I really enjoyed this aspect of the plot. Lissa's flying by the seat of her pants as she attempts to uncover the intricacies that come with her new vampire status. I couldn't help but admire Workman from the get-go. She's having what very well could be the worst day of her life yet she manages to keep a level head and do what must be done. It was fun watching Lissa discover her new abilities. Her only point of reference is pop culture so she tries anything and everything that she's ever seen in movies. Some work, some don't. Suttle also comes up with her own short-form lingo in the form of FVM (f$@%ing vampire manual) which I adored. Every time something backfires Lissa jokes about how useful it would be if she had a vamp 101 book. I was anxious for the werewolves to make their appearance. I enjoy a good vamp read but my heart belongs to canine shifters. I had a hunch early on and Connie was kind enough to drop a few breadcrumbs here and there but the mid-point twist was still a welcome surprise. I enjoyed unraveling Suttle's take on pack and vampire hierarchy. She develops each supernatural's world superbly by merging existing lore with her own and the result is a well-rounded, believable, Blood Destiny universe. On top of exceptional world-building, Blood Wager is also overflowing with unbelievable characters! There's Lissa, of course, who despite having been constantly put through the wringer still manages to maintain her big heart and do-the-right-thing attitude. William Winkler is Workman's new boss. At first I disliked him to the extreme but he continued to surprise me throughout this book and by the end I actually liked him! Last but not least is this book's man candy, Gavin Montegue. My verdict is still out on him but I can't deny how hot he is! Maybe he'll pull his head out of his butt in Blood Passage. Now time for the not so good stuff. This book could have finished a good 50 pages earlier in my opinion. It was almost as if the main plotline concluded and then a second one started up in the final chapters. I understand the reason behind it; Connie wanted to tie up a few loose ends and create a segue for the next installment. However, I think she could have done it in fewer pages which would have resulted in me feeling less frustrated towards the end. Blood Wager was going to receive a 5 star review from me until I found myself having to wade through an unnecessarily long ending. Read full review at Rabid Reads blog.
peacedanceCR More than 1 year ago
everyone has blood on the mind. Vampire lit is in full swing and this book adds to the genre. I have read/reviewed quite a few of these lately, but that's fine by me. I really liked the take on the main character, Lissa, being a bodyguard. I thought that was a perfect scene and really got a kick out of it. You can tell the author is from the area she's writing about and I love that it adds a nice real touch to an otherwise unreal story. Since this is a series I would have liked to have known a little more about Lissa before she was turned because she becomes so very different physically. But, I do think Lissa's character mentally keeps that previous human part and enjoyed that contrast. Wouldn't it be great if you were 40ish, overweight, and a little frumpy and woke up twenty years younger physically? Gives knew meaning to the phrase - if I only knew then what I know now. It makes for a very no-nonsense female vampire in a fast-paced read.