Breathless (Blue Fire Saga #1) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Breathless is Book 1 in The Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance series filled with passion, suspense and supernatural danger. There are currently 5 books in the saga.

Readers have been loving Breathless, call it "fabulous," "amazing," and "a page-turner."

"A book you will fall in love with and want to read over and over again." ~Bite This! Vampire Book Blo

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Breathless (Blue Fire Saga #1)

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Overview

Breathless is Book 1 in The Blue Fire Saga, a paranormal romance series filled with passion, suspense and supernatural danger. There are currently 5 books in the saga.

Readers have been loving Breathless, call it "fabulous," "amazing," and "a page-turner."

"A book you will fall in love with and want to read over and over again." ~Bite This! Vampire Book Blo

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044473225
  • Publisher: Scott Prussing
  • Publication date: 9/10/2011
  • Series: Blue Fire Saga , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 2,111
  • File size: 627 KB

Meet the Author

Scott Prussing was born in New Jersey, but was smart enough to move to beautiful San Diego as soon as he received his Master's degree in psychology from Yale University. In addition to writing, Scott enjoys hiking, riding his bicycle near the beach, and golf. He is one of the few remaining people in the United States without a cell phone.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Grammarianed

    Before I begin my rage-fueled grammarian rant, I must point out that I truly enjoyed the plot of this book. Tantilizing mystery, romance, and the supernatural - what's not to love? However, I strongly advise someone - anyone, really - to hunt down the editor of this book, shoot him in the foot, and repeatedly beat him with an eighth-grade grammar book. Violently, if it isn't too much to ask. The improper use of tenses left me wishing I could jump out a fifth-story window and hurl myself into oncoming traffic. The use of the *word*, if you will, "cuz" made my eyeballs bleed fire and my heart break at the utter lack of respect for the English language. In reading this book, I found myself glad it was an e-book, for, had it not been, I would've been forced to do what any good, God-fearing American would've done, and broken out the proofreading marks.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 11, 2011

    Too Much Twilight

    This book for me was just okay. I think he must have read Twilight before he wrote this book because there are too many references to Twilight. At first I was like ohhhh they said Twilight, Bella & Edward...so cute. After a while it made wonder if I reading Breathless or Twilight.

    I only keep reading because I want to know what is going to happen. If you are a die hard Twilight Fan...this might not be the book for you. This book made me Breathless for Twilight. If I go now I can watch all 3 movies on Showtime. :)

    6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Looking forward to the next book......

    Breathless was a truly enjoyable read. Filled with passion and suspense, Breathless puts a unique new slant on the vampire world. The story contains several underlying mysteries and very likeable characters. I can't wait to read more about Leesa, Rave, Cali and the rest...

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2011

    Cheesy

    Relied too much on Twilight references. Too sappy, don't waste your time!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

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    A fanged vampire, vampire hunter who¿s kisses can be deadly, a b

    A fanged vampire, vampire hunter who’s kisses can be deadly, a brooding vampire, a missing brother, Oh my!

    It all started with Leesa’s mother whose walk in the woods would turn out changing her whole life and the ones around her. Exiting the woods with a bite on her neck and saying a one fanged vampire attacked her. After that Leesa’s mother was never the same, eating or drinking only red and staying out of direct sunlight. With her mother believing in vampires, Leesa is fascinated with them as well, but believing in them is a different story. Was Leesa’s mother crazy, or did that day in the woods really happen? Soon Leesa will find out just what her mother was always talking about.

    Leesa a college freshman who has a slight handicap, with one leg shorter than the other, but her handicap doesn’t stop her from what she wants to do. Leesa is a beautiful girl, who is on the mission to find her missing older brother Bradley. With just a note, saying not to come looking for him Leesa can’t leave it at that and has to find out what is going on with her brother and where he is. This isn’t like him.

    While on the search for Bradley, Leesa’s whole world opens up to new things, only things that she read in books or seen in movies.

    Meeting Rave, would change everything Leesa has known and believed in. Rave is a handsome boy, who lives on the edge of town and with rumors of him being in a cult. Soon Leesa falls for Rave and finds out what he really is. Rave is a Vampire hunter, a Volkaane who goes after vampires, their mortal enemy and kills them with internal fire, and can destroy everything around them in the process.

    Finding out what Rave really is, Leesa takes it in stride and falls for Rave. But, she can’t help but wonder why her boyfriend won’t kiss her. He is her boyfriend and they do like/love each other, so why won’t he kiss her? She will soon find out because with one kiss, Rave could kill her.

    With having a boyfriend who is a vampire hunter, befriending a vampire probably isn’t the best decision, but she needs his help. Will Stefan help her and can both guys not kill each other?

    With having to fight vampires and challenges due to Rave’s internal fire, trying to find her missing Brother Bradley. Leesa has to decide between love, saving her Bradley and herself. Leesa has to make a decision that could change her life as she knows it. Will she or wont she do it?

    You will have to read Breathless to find out all these questions and go on Leesa’s adventure. In the end will Leesa be a vampire herself? YES YOU JUST HAVE TO READ TO FIND OUT :)

    Breathless was such an amazing read and it kept me captivated and wanting to hurry up and find out what was going on and get to the end. There is a lot of twist and turns that a great book needs to keep their readers wanting more and to keep you turning your pages. All the characters are likeable and well created. Breathless isn’t like your other typical vampire stories, and I really enjoyed that fact. The story will make you laugh as well! I loved the fact that Leesa wasn’t like every girl in every book you read, yes she is beautiful, but she has a slight handicap, she’s not this flawless character. I’ve heard of Scott Prussing from Facebook, but hadn’t got the chance to read his book, even though it has been on my to be read list for a while and I’m so glad I finally got to read it. It was a breath of fresh air and I’m so excited that there are so many more books after this one. YAY! This is defiantly a book I would recommend to my friends and others. And I absolutely give it 5 HUGE STARS!!!!

    Quotes from Breathless:

    “Don’t worry, I’m not into girls, if that’s what you’re talking about, I like guys way too much.”-Cali

    “Even if you two get past me, I’ll just throw myself into your fight. I know neither of you want me to get hurt, so you may as well forget about fighting. Do I make myself clear?”- Leesa

    “Ha! A horse and carriage, maybe. Or a beautiful girl, whichever comes along first.”-Rave

    “I love you, Rave.”-Leesa

    “I was afraid you’d think I was crazy. ‘My mom was bitten by a one-fanged vampire’ or ‘by the way, I think I met a vampire at the frat party tonight’ isn’t the best way to start off a friendship.”-Leesa

    “Sexy works for me. I’m always happy to keep an eye out for sexy.”-Cali

    “Oh, Leesa. How can I do that? How can I kill the girl I love?”-Rave

    “So I guess you can say we owe it all to ol’ one-fang.”-Leesa

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

    Great series by a great author!

    Breathless is a must read! Scott Prussing's writing pulls you in and makes you feel like your a part of the story. His characters are unique and interesting. The whole Blue Fire Saga is amazing! I strongly suggest it!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2014

    just awful

    So cliche with meandering narrative

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 4, 2014

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    I don't really know what to say about this. It's not bad but it'

    I don't really know what to say about this. It's not bad but it's not good. The concept is intriguing but I think it needs further development.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Intriguing Vampire Romance book!

    I truely fell in love withBreathless! It captivated my attention from the beginning through the end. I found it really hard to put the book down...drat having to go to sleep and get ready for work.
    You know you have a good book when you hope the day goes quick so you can escape to continue reading more.
    I would definatelyrecommend reading this book! You won't be dissapointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Great Read!

    I LOVED this book. It has deep, intriguing characters that keep you completely interested. Plus, an awesome plot with a few new "vampire issues" to deal with. I cannot wait to start book 2!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2013

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    Breathless is the first in a series of Blue Fire Saga Series.  A

    Breathless is the first in a series of Blue Fire Saga Series.  A delightfully written paranormal romance set in the northeastern United States. I found the descriptions of the settings striking. Scott has created a visual tapestry that pulls you into the story. It was delightful to remember college days, walking the quad and the frat parties, as the college girls explored their new lifestyles. 
    I enjoyed the paranormal world opening and discovering ‘new species’ that I’d never heard of before. Leesa, Rave and Stephan created an interesting love triangle and the development of the story pitted them in several no win situations. 
    By the end of the story my heart was breaking and I really did tear up because I really cared about the decisions that were being made. It made me realize that I really did become engrossed in the characters. It takes a talented author to weave a story in a way that will pull you in and make you care. An excellent read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    I liked Breathless, though YA is not my usual genre. The myriad

    I liked Breathless, though YA is not my usual genre. The myriad of ways writers have teens avoid sex is one of the reasons I generally avoid YA, basically because teens don't really avoid sex all that much. I thought the idea of volkaanes was interesting, but it mostly served as a way for Leesa to avoid even kissing her new love interest for the most part, though it did serve as a plot point.

    Leesa's dilemna over how to save her brother when the time came was not actually spelled out until she told Rave, and that was a bit frustrating, kind of like when friends make intentionally vague posts on Facebook, fishing for us to ask them what's going on, so they can ramp up the drama.

    The triangle with Leesa, Stefan and Rave was mostly told instead of shown and was frankly boring. Leesa was drawn to Stefan, but never interested in him romantically, which took the heat out of the love triangle and pretty much made it pointless.

    While I did like Breathless, it was written much too simply and the end glossed over what happened to Leesa, so the resolution was much too easy and anti-climactic. Bradley magically recovered in a couple of days and everyone lived happily ever after, in the sunlight. Yay?

    Anyway, I didn't like the story or the style of writing enough to want to read the next installment in this adventure.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

    A wonderful surprise!

    Our Review:
    Let me start by saying that I purposely didn’t read the synopsis of this book before I started it. I try not to do that as a general rule, since I don’t want anything influencing my thoughts and expectations.
    Let me also be honest and say that I was apprehensive to even start it—a paranormal romance said to straddle the line between YA and Adult written by a dude—yeah, just wasn’t sure what to expect.
    However, let me finish by saying that Breathless was fantastic! A unique, creative, fresh approach to the vampire genre that we’ve all come to know and love, but with characters that are NOT from your ordinary Supe Groups or perfection personified and who wrap you around their little fingers just pages after you meet.
    As I continued to read I got more and more lost in the story and the vivid imagery that Scott weaves for his readers, and couldn’t wait to have another spare moment to pick up my Kindle and continue on. Where some authors just don’t know where to draw the line between too much and too little descriptive imagery and character building, Scott has it down to a science and gives you enough to clearly picture the scene realistically, but not so much that the reader suffocates and forgets what they were reading about in the first place. The pop culture references kept the story incredibly current, the wit was finely crafted and distinctly placed, the romance tender and believable [even in a Fantasy setting], and I can’t think of one point in the story where my mind wandered and I found myself wishing “oh if only he’d have done…”.
    All in all, I am SO glad that pushed aside my apprehensions to read and review this book, and while yes, it was a lot like Twilight, it also wasn’t. Breathless is its own beautiful beast and deserves to be judged on its merit alone and not against something whose name alone elicits preconceived notions.

    LITERAL ADDICTION Paranormal Book Club gives Breathless 4 ½ Skulls.
    We definitely recommend it for Young Adult readers, but also to anyone looking for a light paranormal breath of fresh air. We’re looking forward to what Scott brings us with book #2 of the Blue Flame saga.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2014

    Breathless!

    I loved reading this from the start. I am stuck in a place away from my home in a "lush" New England birthplace and found joy in the full and so accurate description of Connecticut. The new and exciting story was wonderful also.

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  • Posted August 22, 2014

    Very good book

    I really enjoyed this book. The devotion of a young girl to her family & the lengths she is willing to go to save & defend them. Young innocent love & intrigue to keep the story going

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  • Posted June 15, 2014

    I never heard of Scott Prussing until a friend of mine suggested

    I never heard of Scott Prussing until a friend of mine suggested that I read one of his books...I am really glad that she did....because I fell for this book hook, line and sinker....And might I say who doesn't love vampires....At first the book started a little slow but I continued to read I fell in love with Leesa and her determination to find her brother...With everything that was going on in her life , she also meet Rave a person that you might say was the love of her life but also knew that she couldn't have him because he was a vampire hunter and of course she also meet a vampire that wanted her.......Scott sure know how to put a twist to a story....For those of you that have not read this story please do, because you will also fall in love....In my book it is a must read, especially if your into the paranormal....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Not bad

    It was a free book that kept me reading and wondering.

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  • Posted April 30, 2014

    Though this is the first book in a series, it stands well on its

    Though this is the first book in a series, it stands well on its own - no frustrating cliff hangers. That said, I'm looking forward to reading the sequel to find out more about this fantasy world and the characters. It was just a bit different from the cookie cutter vamp novel, introducing a new type of hunter, to make it interesting. The only (minor) thing I wasn't too fond of was that it seemed to move a little slowly at times.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

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    Breathless.....left me ... well Breathless! This is such an amaz

    Breathless.....left me ... well Breathless! This is such an amazing read! I'm a huge twilight fan and vampires are a part of my list of literature that I love. I had the opportunity to read this book and I really enjoyed it. I loved his take on vampires and vampire hunters this was very different than your commonplace vampire story. The one toothed gratham was also super interesting. Scott is a master storyteller and paints a beautiful picture in your mind of his characters and of the places they interact. I loved the main character Lisa she was so amazing, flawed yet beautiful. I also have a soft spot for Callie she is so perky and loveable! I cried during the final confrontational scene. I don't want to spoil it other than to say WELL DONE! I love this story and I will be reading the rest of the series for sure!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2014

    Breathless fron this dick

    Its true gets bigger

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