Sweet Blood of Mine [NOOK Book]

Overview

From Mega Nerd to Super Stud.

Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the "nerd" crowd certainly don't win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school's Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing?

Determined to improve himself, he joins a gym and meets a sexy girl ...

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Overview

From Mega Nerd to Super Stud.

Justin Case and women do not mix. Man boobs, a love of Kings and Castles, and being tight with the "nerd" crowd certainly don't win him any points either. After rescuing Katie, his crush, it turns out she might not be the girl he thought she was, while Elyssa, the school's Goth Girl, turns out to be more. Can high school get any more confusing?

Determined to improve himself, he joins a gym and meets a sexy girl that just oozes a "come hither, Justin" vibe. Until she attacks him in the parking lot, and Justin realizes she's no ordinary girl but a being with supernatural speed and strength. After a narrow escape and an excruciating migraine headache, he wakes up with supernatural abilities all his own: speed, strength, and the ability to seduce every woman he sees.

While that might sound like the perfect combo for any hormonal teen, Justin is a hopeless romantic who wants his first time to be special. Is that too much to ask for? But he doesn't know what he is or how to stop his carnal urges. One thing is clear: If he doesn't find answers there are other more sinister supernaturals who would like nothing better than to make him their eternal plaything and do far worse than kill him.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033183111
  • Publisher: John Corwin
  • Publication date: 4/23/2012
  • Series: Overworld Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 4,873
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Corwin has been making stuff up all his life. As a child he would tell his sisters he was an alien clone of himself and would eat tree bark to prove it. For John, making stuff up was about one thing: teasing his sisters.In middle school, everything changed. A class assignment to string random words together into a coherent story led to the birth of Fargo McGronsky, a young boy with anger management issues whose dog, Noodles, had been hit by a car. The short story was met with loud acclaim from classmates and a great gnashing of teeth by his English teacher. At this point, our esteemed author realized that making stuff up had broader uses.Years later, after college and successful stints as a plastic food wrap repairman and a toe model for several well-known men's magazines, John once again decided to put his overactive imagination to paper for the world to share.In 2009 John started work on No Darker Fate after having a bizarre dream. During the course of the day he morphed the dream into the outline for a complete novel.No Darker Fate is his first published work.
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  • Posted September 21, 2012

    The cover, synopsis and title. The Title was actually quite good

    The cover, synopsis and title. The Title was actually quite good, I think the combination of that and the -awesome- synopsis are what made me choose to read this book. Why not the cover? Well, the original cover of this book didn't look so good for me, this one is so much better, so now it's an improvement and definitely all three ticked off in that section, all good.

    Justin does not have an easy life. But I guess it comes with the turf, being a nerd and all. But things go from bad to worse once he decides to help Katie - a girl he's been crushing on for a long while - away from the unwanted attention she's been getting from the head football player. He becomes her sort of confidante when her boyfriend cheats on her, and yet she chooses the loser boyfriend over him. Justin goes all mad alienating everyone around him including his best friends, turning his life into a bully-fest. He finds himself sitting with a group of goths and with them he decides to change his image. With them he finds a great friendship, and maybe even someone he'd actually fall for that was worth it, Elyssa. He changes his hair, the way he dresses and works out in the gym. The changes are slow and barely visible, until one day - without a warning - they become more noticeable! Like super strength and good looks. His detention turns from cleaning - with Elyssa - to being forced on the football team. His noticeable change has them winning games, him making new friends, and Katie notices him again, but it also alienates Elyssa big time. He misses her more than he can imagine and hates every minute of being popular and being on the football team, all he wants is her back. The problem is, she'd called him a monster, and he doesn't know what she meant. No one is explaining, and he's stuck not knowing what he is anymore, only that he's completely changes and can seduce anyone. Oh, and that his mom ran away and his dad is being hunted then kidnapped by mythical creatures, making him need help to get him back, from more mythical creatures. His life is obviously not letting up.

    I think this book is one that I hadn't expected to like so much. I mean sure, the synopsis, cover and title were great, but the whole nerd wanting a popular girl was all played out for me. But the way it turned out in the end was so unpredictable and absolutely awesome! I love the mythical creatures thrown in the midst, but seriously hated the headmaster, coach and most people in the administration in school. I can't believe they'd allow Justin to go through so much crap. I wanted to punch them for him, they were so ridiculous. I did get a chance to get the feel of each character and enjoyed getting to know them. The Goth kids, Justin and Elyssa. I want to know more about what goes on! About where his mother went, and the Slade family - his dad's- what's going to happen? I guess I'll have to look forward to reading book two.

    As for the writing, it was quite good, and I enjoy it being written in first person since it's more likely for me to get attached to it and read it quickly. Speaking of which, it was a quick read! I finished it in no time and enjoyed every minute of it.

    Here are some parts that made me laugh:

    With a team like this, I was more certain than ever we were going to die.

    And this one:

    "He's a special case."

    "Special in the head maybe."

    "Hey," I said and playfully punched Elyssa in the arm. "That's not nice."

    Elyssa smiled a sad little smile. "We're all special in the head for going through with this crazy plan."


    Rating: 4/5

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    It was an interesting read, some might consider it to be a typic

    It was an interesting read, some might consider it to be a typical young adult book, that.... is not the case here.i found it to be quite entertaining and found the writing style to be quite refreshing. The author portrayed the characters so well, it would have to be someone completely heartless to not feel for them. Overall i would say an exceptional idea and a compelling read, I'll bet you will want to read the next one.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2013

    Cute story

    While a bit immature for my taste the lead character was likeable. It was nice to read about an underdog becoming more than he could have hoped for. Recommend for YA but not too young as there is some sexual references that may be a bit much. Paranormal theme was a little different from a lot of that type genre out there which was a nice surprise. Writing was good but would probably not continue series. I enjoy YA (even though i'm 30 something) but as i said the main character was just too immature for my liking.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 25, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    This is a great book for YA. There was a lot of twists and turn

    This is a great book for YA. There was a lot of twists and turns with the love stories. This is a great book for my daughters that are into paranormal stuff to read just wish the schools had AR tests on some of these great books.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Highly recommend

    This book was so interesting it got me hooked and I purchased the next 2.
    Great story line, can't wait for book #4.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2013

    Justin goes from loser to super star but has a few problems alon

    Justin goes from loser to super star but has a few problems along the way. His life starts to change and he doesn't understand




    what is happening to him.
    He has no one to help him get through the changes but finally his dad comes through

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    WOW

    This is an amazing book. A great start to a good series. I love that he is an everyday nerd who became something more. Twists and turns you dont expect or see coming & keeps you hooked! I highly recommend this book. In fact Im going to read the second one now :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Good book

    Good book,can't wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Fun read

    Really enjoyed this story of a clueless, nerdy young man who tries to follow his own moral code. Problem with that, is that everytime he tries to do the right thing it makes the situation worse. Add social ineptitude to dealings with bullies, a crush on a girl and some strange changes to his body,and you've got a heck of a boredom reliever! If you like well drawn characters and generally good writing, and heros with charm you will enjoy this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    This book was a lot of fun to read. It was great to see the hero

    This book was a lot of fun to read. It was great to see the hero wasn't
    a GQ model right from the start, and he didn't need to get bitten by a
    radio active creature to suddenly make women find him attractive. He had
    the charms and skills in him all the time, but needed a reason to find
    them within himself. Justin was a kid that everyone knew in high
    school. Too nerdy to be cool, but too sweet and kind to completely blow
    off. He wants the sweet girl that doesn't know he's alive and then when
    she does notice it's only because someone else has noticed him. The
    story line was easy to follow, but I wish it had gotten to the good
    stuff a little earlier, I was getting as frustrated as Justin waiting to
    find out "what" he was, and why. I ended up skimming parts
    that were mostly descriptions and details to get to the action. But once
    the action got started I didn't want to put the book down. Great
    characters! Mr. Corwin's writing made it easy to immediately connect
    with the characters and feel about them the way Justin felt at any
    point. I am also glad to know that this is one installment in a series,
    because I finished the book with some questions that were left
    unanswered. I am looking forward to reading the second book, and hope
    that I will get to visist again with some of these characters as well as
    some of the other players I am sure will be introduced in the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 24, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    It took me a little while to finish this one. It's a really goo

    It took me a little while to finish this one. It's a really good story
    about a chubby teen boy named Justin Case. There is more to him then
    that of course. Confused about who and what he is, Justin goes looking
    for answers. But in this world, he no longer understands, he has to
    be careful who he trusts. I'll be honest at first, I didn't think I
    was going to enjoy this book. But I was happily surprised. Justin
    (aside from having an awesome name) is a lovable character. The book is
    full and witty commentary and some of it is more then a little nerdy. I
    really enjoyed it. I give this book an 8 out of 10.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Was surprisingly good

    Once it got going I couldnt put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Great read

    A little slow to get "hooked" into but a wonderful read, couldn't put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Great Book!

    Loved this book. I started reading it, and next thing I knew I was over 200 pages into it. Can't wait to read the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2014

    Well Worth the Read

    Interesting progression from nerd to supernatural with little to no previous knowledge or traing. Good characters allowing the reader to visualize them and perk interest in other books.

    Full length novel, well written. First in series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2014

    Great read

    I really got into this book, and the others that followed. Unfortunately, when I got to, I think, the 3rd book in the series I experienced problems getting it to load on my NOOK. I never ended up finishing the series :-(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    not bad

    nice super-natural high school story. good underlying moral. I think he tried to make it as clean as one possibly can when writing about teens and their raging hormones. I don't know who the expected audience was, but the writing is a bit naive. Probably good for young teens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2014

    Not for me

    All in the title

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Could not put down

    Way to good finished it in3days

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Sweet blood of mine

    I loved it!!! One of the best young adult urban fantasy series i have ever read!

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