The Blood That Bonds [NOOK Book]

Overview

Two is trapped: hooked on heroin and forced to sell her body to feed the addiction. Her vampire lover Theroen can lift her from this dark life, but his plans conflict with those of the dangerous elder Abraham, to whom he is bonded by both blood and a long-held promise. Two enters a world of darkness, violence, and despair. She must fight for freedom, both for herself and for those she loves.

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The Blood That Bonds

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Overview

Two is trapped: hooked on heroin and forced to sell her body to feed the addiction. Her vampire lover Theroen can lift her from this dark life, but his plans conflict with those of the dangerous elder Abraham, to whom he is bonded by both blood and a long-held promise. Two enters a world of darkness, violence, and despair. She must fight for freedom, both for herself and for those she loves.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000704653
  • Publisher: Christopher Buecheler
  • Publication date: 10/3/2009
  • Series: II AM Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 9,438
  • File size: 341 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher Buecheler is a web designer and developer, an author of both fiction and non-fiction, a student of mixology and brewing, a player of guitars and drums, a follower of professional sports, and a fan of of video games, genre and mainstream fiction, and horror movies. He lives a semi-nomadic existence with his amazing wife Charlotte, and their two cats: Carbomb and Baron Salvatore H. Lynx II. You can visit him at http://www.cwbuecheler.com

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  • Posted April 17, 2010

    Please Sir Could I have some More?

    I've download all the free ebooks to my nook and I've read almost all of them. So far TBTB's is by far the best one. As soon as I turned the first page I was pulled into Two's world, wished Revenge to fall on Darren and wanted Theroen and Two to be together forever. There's one thing that happened that was really sad and I really didn't like it
    but may be in book 2 I'll be happy again (fingers crossed)(I can't tell ya what it is for it would be a spoiler.) (-:
    The characters was well written and I can't wait till the next one is out. I read the excerpt for book 2 and now I wish I hadn't for now I'm hungry for more Now!
    (Thumbs up & A+++ from me)

    52 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2010

    I am in love with this book

    Being an avid Dean Koontz, John Saul, Stephen King reader for 22 years it was hard for me to leave to go to a different type of writing style especially from an author I didn't know. That being said I am in love with this book, the characters were real and I felt all their emotions from this author. It didn't have the ending that was expected in most vampire books and kept me enthralled the entire duration of the novel which is a great feat. I can write so many praises for this book I cannot sum it up but I will be rereading this novel for years to come.

    23 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2010

    The Beginning's Great and the Ending's Great but the Middle...ugh

    If you're interested in reading page after page of what vampires feel, how they think, what they sound like, and act like then go for it. I felt like I was studying a vampire manual. The actual story is intertwined within learning all about vampires from cover to cover.
    The story itself is great but, like I said, you have to read 10+ pages before you get back to a portion of the actual story line. The ending kind of picks up and takes off finishing the story and once I finally reached this part of the book, I enjoyed it greatly.

    16 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

    I loved it!!!

    I dont know how to explain it but i just simply love this story. it was thrilling, dramatic, touching, interesting and much more. I was so close to tears when two of the characters were killed (i wont say who). I think that its definitely worth the download and will keep you interested from the moment you begin reading.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

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    Not bad, needs work.

    I downloaded this book to my Nook, if it wasn't free I probably wouldn't have done so. A vampire story filled with love and violence. Intriguing that our main character is a prostitute and drug addict, not your typical storybook heroine. While her background does not initially endear her to the reader she does become more likable as her life is forever changed by her lovely vampire. I do have to say I think the schizophrenic sister vamp was by far the best and most interesting character. The story isn't bad and with a bit more work I think could be very good and picked up by a publishing company.

    9 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

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    I would have paid money for this!

    I downloaded this free book because I am like so many others out there that love vampire stories! I was very suprised at how good this book was! I can't believe this was free and I would have paid money for this! I didn't want this to end and I hope that the author will continue this story with a second book - it could definetly turn into a series!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 23, 2010

    I loved the appearance of it, that is what grabbed me

    Oh my goodness this was such a great book. I just wish you would have let her bring him back to life she deserved to be in love with him after all they went through.........I hope you make a second book where he comes back........It was so great really a great vampire book

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 17, 2010

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    An interesting first book

    I found Christopher Buecheler's The Blood that Bonds to be a good, quick read, one that delves into a sorid world of vampires, yet leaves the reader with a message of hope. I like his take on vampires, that they're more complex than just blood drinkers, that they change and evolve, that they have a society that while exclusive, is still dynamic. The world, and the gritty nature of this reality, is center stage in TBtB, and Buecheler renders the setting in great detail, probably the strongest part of the novel.

    Weakest is the plot; the denouncement drags on and on, the classic mistake of trying to clean up too many loose ends after the somewhat abbreviated climax of the story. The prose, while useful in some places to add to the realism level, could use a good solid polish, also.

    Overall, I'd recommend this ebook to someone who wants a quick vampire read, one that entertains, but doesn't linger in the mind.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2010

    A good read.

    I generally don't read this type/style of books, but since it was free, and I was between books, and it had a good amount of positive feedback, I thought I'd give it a try. It was a quick read and I really enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to the next one from this author. I wanted to make sure that I gave it a good review to help entice others like myself to give it a try.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 24, 2010

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    I love it and it's free!

    I can't believe this ebook was free! I just became a Nook owner in the last month and have read a good chunk of the free ebooks. So far this has been my favorite. I was thrilled to read there will be a sequel. I loved the characters, the story line, and most importantly it captured my attention right away. I love this genre and this is a great addition to my collection.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2010

    The book Sucked!!!!!

    I see why the book was free, It sucked, I can tell a man wrote it. He does not know anything about paranormal romance.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 25, 2010

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    I got MORE than I paid for with this one!!

    I love a good vampire story! This one was a pleasant surprise, especially since it was a freebie. I eagerly await the release of the second book!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2010

    An enjoyable read

    It was a free ebook, so I couldn't pass it up. I couldn't put it down! Not my all time favorite, but I'm planning to read the sequel. There were a few too many typos, though.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2010

    Not for me

    I like the idea of the book more than I liked reading it. I just couldn't get into it and it felt like a chore to read. I had a friend tell me what happens in the end b/c I couldn't read it anymore.

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2010

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    Fantastic Book

    I will repeat as others have said. I cannot wait for the sequel. This was a great read. I had a hard time putting it down and could not wait to get back to it. The characters and plot were well thought out. Bravo to Christopher Buecheler for a great story!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2010

    Surprisingly good

    I downloaded this to my new Nook and had it for about 3 months before I finally read it. I wish I'd read it sooner. Aside from a few grammatical errors, it was a pretty good book. The author took a different approach to the vampire story and it make for an interesting plot. I loved Two and Theroen. Although the book didn't have a "happy" ending, it was still great. I'm looking forward to the sequel and hope it's completed very soon.

    I'm actually surprised this wasn't picked up by a publisher. If the plot were a bit more fleshed out and the grammarical errors fixed, it would be a book I'd pay for.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2012

    Omg

    I freaking love this my biggest regret. Losing theron

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 27, 2011

    LOVED IT!...GREAT READ.

    Can wait for part Two.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 21, 2011

    Bad...almost not worth being free

    Sorry you guys but I found this book to be choppy at best. There are characters that aren't fleshed out nearly enough and the main character is fleshed out way too much. The main character 'Two' is not very believable and I wondered throughout the book how the two main characters came to know each other and then finally, barely a sentence on it...disappointing at best. I really had a hard time finishing this and kept on reading hoping it would get better...which it didn't.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2010

    Loved it!

    Got this one b/c it was free...figured I had nothing to lose :) Ended up being a great book. I loved it...great characters, plot that drew me in and I had to keep reading! Only upsetting part is that I have to wait for the sequel :( I highly recommend this one!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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