Water's Blood [NOOK Book]

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Nature?s Elementals?Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water?have lived for countless millennia. Disguised as humans, they are charged with one mission: protect the innocent from fallen angel clans, who reap human souls and force them to do their bidding.

Brooke, a Water Elemental stationed in New Orleans, broke the rules once?she mated with a human. For her indiscretion, she is forbidden to share a life with her loved ones: NOPD officer Alex and their ...

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Overview

Nature’s Elementals—Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water—have lived for countless millennia. Disguised as humans, they are charged with one mission: protect the innocent from fallen angel clans, who reap human souls and force them to do their bidding.

Brooke, a Water Elemental stationed in New Orleans, broke the rules once—she mated with a human. For her indiscretion, she is forbidden to share a life with her loved ones: NOPD officer Alex and their half-breed daughter, Ella.

Now Ella is about to turn sixteen, and the local clan of fallen angels is determined to snare her soul by Halloween.

Brooke broke the rules once by allowing love to interfere with her mission. Now she and Alex must put consequences aside to break the rules again—-if they wish to save their daughter’s soul.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044661394
  • Publisher: Elaine Calloway
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Series: Elemental Clans , #2
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 136,339
  • File size: 365 KB

Meet the Author

Elaine Calloway writes paranormal fantasy books with romance elements. She sets her tales in iconic cities such as New Orleans, New York, and San Francisco.

In her books, you'll find characters such as Elementals, Ghosts, Fallen Angels, and more.

She is currently writing the Elemental Clan Series, which casts Nature's 4 Elementals--Water, Fire, Earth, and Wind--and their quest to save innocent souls from the evil Fallen Angel packs.

Originally from New Orleans (she can still do a decent Cajun accent upon request), she grew up with fresh seafood, a love of old steeples, cemeteries and architecture, and exposure to a melting pot of people.

For more info, visit her Web site at www.elainecalloway.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    I really liked this book. I've only been to New Orleans once, bu

    I really liked this book. I've only been to New Orleans once, but I think this author captures the flavor of New Orleans, especially in the way that she incorporates the iconic cemeteries.
    I really liked the characters, too, especially one of her bad guys, Christos. His motivation was really clear--you know, one bad choice can be hard to come back from. I liked the love story between the star-crossed lovers, too--the main character Brooke and NOPD Detective Alex. According to the author's website, this is the first of four books in a series. I'll be buying those when they are available.


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Fine start to a new series

    Excelkent sense of place. Intriguing characters. Great blend of reality and fantasy. Can't wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2014

    ***I receive this book in exchange for an honest review from the Lovers of Paranormal Group on Goodreads.com***

    The plot is not something most readers haven't read about but the characters itself is something new for me. It is a good book, but I felt the ending climax was a little bit fast and too easy. There are moments I get so frustrated at Ella I just want to grab her and tell her the truth. A favorite character of mine is Cristos, he makes the story intriguing like you want to know more about him. All in all this book is nice to read and it's a book series as well making you want to know more about the characters.

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    Posted February 3, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2013

    Water's Blood (The Elemental Clans #1) by Elaine Calloway Water

    Water's Blood (The Elemental Clans #1) by Elaine Calloway

    Water's Blood (The Elemental Clans #1) by Elaine Calloway tells about Brooke, who is a water elemental and Alex, a human who end up having a child named Ella. They live in New Orleans where Brooke is the owner and bartender of a neighborhood bar, and Alex is a cop for the New Orleans Police Department. It is Brooke's job as an elemental to protect humans from the Fallen Angels of Minare. It is against the elementals laws to have a relationship with humans and having a child is forbidden. Brooke was then punished by her boss, Universe and she was not allowed to be around and live with her family. The head of the Minare Fallen Angels, Soren, returns to New Orleans and has plans to take over the area and get back at Brooke for ruining his plans for a takeover he planned years ago. Brooke and other Elementals need to thwart his plans. All the while, Brooke works with Alex to find and get their daughter away from Soren and the Fallen Angels of Minare.

    The reader is introduced to the world of Fallen Angels and Elementals in this first book of the series. The beginning of the book throws the reader right into the action and drama. The story builds slowly but this allows the reader to better understand the world of elementals and the Fallen Angels of Minare.

    The characters are well rounded and have their own unique voices. Thanks to the author's impressive writing style, you realize the tremendous amount of love that Alex and Brooke have for each other as well as their daughter throughout the book. Calloway even makes the villain of the story, Soren look good in an evil way. Calloway has given each of her characters a uniqueness that helps the story come alive for the reader.

    The storyline is very good and flows nicely. I think that the authors writing style and her unique ability to fill her characters with such appeal enables the reader to immerse themselves into the story and it also allows the reader to appreciate the story more on an emotional level.

    The only problem that I found with the book was the page length. I felt it could use just a bit of editing. However, even with it being 500+ pages, the story goes by quickly.

    Water's Blood is a great start to this series and I can't wait to read about Phoenix, the Fire Elemental in Raging Fire.

    4 Stars

    *I won this book through Goodreads First Reads giveaway. In no way has this influenced my rating or opinion of this book.*

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  • Posted May 1, 2013

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    This is the first book in the Elemental Clan Series and focuses

    This is the first book in the Elemental Clan Series and focuses on the water elemental Brooke. Brooke has the job of watching over humans and keeping the city of New Orleans from falling into the hands of the Fallen Angels or Minare. That is her job as an Elemental. There are rules that both the Elementals and Minare are supposed to follow to keep humans relatively unaware of the war being waged all around them for their very souls.

    But Brooke has a hard time concentrating on her job because she had broken the rules and fallen in love with Alex, a Lieutenant for the New Orleans Police Department. Not only did they fall in love, but together they had a child. Unfortunately, their love had to be kept hidden and Brooke was not allowed to be part of Ella's life. In fact, Ella doesn't even know who her mother is. Now Ella is just days away from her 16th birthday, when she will finally be told all about her absentee mother and her heritage and be able to choose what she wants to do with the rest of her life - be a human or elemental. However Soren, one of Minare Leaders, returns to New Orleans and he is there to turn Ella, thereby seeking revenge and retribution on Brooke. Brooke and Alex end up battling for not just their daughter and their lives, but their right to live as a family.

    I will admit that this book was a little slow getting going. Of course, we are getting a lot of information and background on both the Elementals and Minare to get us up to speed. Once it got going though, I really got into the story. This was a very unique idea, one I have not heard before. I really enjoyed it when the POV switched to Soren. He was just this side of a caricature of the evil villain. I know it will sound naughty, but I loved reading his version of things. He was the character you love to hate.

    I believe that Fire's story will be next and I can't wait to see another side to the hot tempered, hot headed elemental that showed up in this book. I am giving this book 3 stars on Goodreads. It was a nice start to what could be an awesome series.

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  • Posted April 29, 2013

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    I wasn't really sure what to expect out of Water's Blood. There

    I wasn't really sure what to expect out of Water's Blood. There weren't that many reviews of it that I could find when I started reading it, but the premise itself was interesting. I assumed that it was either going to be a hit or a miss kind of a book and decided to suck it up and take a chance. It turns out that I was wrong. It was somewhere in the middle.

    Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of things I liked about this book. I thought that Mercury and Cristos were fantastic characters, and I really enjoyed the scenes from Soren's point of view. I've always thought that it's interesting to see things from the villain's perspective.

    My favorite thing about this book, however, was how easy it was to see how much Brooke and Alex loved their daughter, Ella. Elaine really nailed the relationship on all parts there.

    One thing that I wasn't too fond of was the occasional lack of explanation. In certain areas, it wasn't really a problem, but sometimes it felt like there wasn't enough time devoted to explaining how things worked in their world. Especially some of the finer details regarding the back-story and extent of the Fallen Angels' abilities. Yeah, I get that they can do some really cool stuff, but I was always interested in finding out why.

    Taylor

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    This is a surprisingly great book. It's different, interesting,

    This is a surprisingly great book.
    It's different, interesting, and just a cool book.
    It may be over 500 pages but I hardly noticed. I flew through this book a weekend.
    And the great is, Calloway created characters that brought out emotions in me.
    They were more then just blah characters.
    While I disliked Ella and sometimes even Brooke, Calloway also created a few characters that I liked and even rooted for though out the book.
    The whole book takes place in a month but it wasn't slow. It was fast paced when it needed to be and calm in between.
    However, the whole snake thing was kind of confusing and weird.
    And it sucks that the Elementals can't use even a little of their power and not get weak. Sometimes it was just like were humans.
    But I did like the concept of the Elementals.

    Over all, Water's Blood is a fun read that is worth a weekend of your time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Water's Blood takes you through the streets of New Orleans, givi

    Water's Blood takes you through the streets of New Orleans, giving you the feel and vibe of a one of a kind city even if you've never been yourself. Author Elaine Calloway clearly knows her way around.

    She also knows her way around keeping people real. Yes, her Elementals are super-natural beings but they're a lot like the rest of us. When's the last time any of us read a paranormal where the hero/es weren't something so far ahead of humanity that we couldn't relate if we had to. I found it immensely refreshing to read about character's who didn't ooze unique powers every other scene. The character's of Water's Blood have their gifts, their limitations, and have to function all too often the way we mere mortals have to.

    This story wove together a number of story lines (paranormal, family, young teen, romance, contemporary) in a way that makes most publishers nervous. They simply don't know what shelf to put it on. My Kindle doesn't care about shelves. And I find I like the new feel this book evokes. Until you step out of the easily labeled genres, you don't realize how much feels predictable.
    Three elements to go. Here's to keeping us guessing.

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