Blood Mate

Blood Mate

by Kitty Thomas

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BN ID: 2940150516915
Publisher: Burlesque Press
Publication date: 01/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 171
File size: 230 KB

About the Author

Kitty Thomas writes dark literary fiction that explores power dynamics and sexuality. Not really classed as romance, though some readers see it that way. It's a case of your mileage may vary. Romance genre conventions and rules not usually followed but some books could easily be classed as "erotic romance" such as Mafia Captive or Tender Mercies.

Her latest work, Blood Mate, is a dark fairy tale.

This work is fiction and meant for an adult audience. The author does not endorse or condone any of the behavior carried out by characters in her stories.

If you like Kitty's work and would be interested in hearing about new releases, you can subscribe via the contact form on her website at:

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Blood Mate 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AnitaBlakeFan More than 1 year ago
In this story, August is a vampire who must kill to survive and he doesn't like it. He has even tried to kill himself, unsuccessfully, to stop the killing. The only way to stop the killing is to find his blood mate, a woman he cannot enthrall and convenience her to willing give herself to him. The problem is, when he finds her, she is happily married to her soul mate.  August then does some really dumb, human male type things to win over Nichole. August isn't able to enthrall Nichole, but he can enthrall her husband. He forces the husband, Dominic, to no longer love his wife. August is hoping that if Nichole feels neglected, she will give him a chance. After months of neglect, and Nichole still loves her husband, August decides he can't wait any longer. He kidnaps Nichole. This is when things start to turn dark. There is are some scenes where Nichole is put into an insane asylum against her will and it isn't a good experience. If you've ever read a book by Kitty Thomas, you know that she writes some pretty dark books. The stories always have some sort of kidnapping or non-consensual or coercion into sex. This story is no different, but is lighter than most of her stories. It also isn't heavy in detailed sex scenes as some of her previous book. I don't feel that either of these depletes the story in any way. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wasn't as good as last girl
SuperReaderChick More than 1 year ago
Blood Mate is the first book that I have read of its kind, but I know that it will not be the last. Kitty Thomas does a great job of setting up the story and introducing the characters. I quickly became invested in their stories. Thomas then quickly turns my emotions against August as he does what he has to do to thwart the curse upon him at the cost of Nicole's HEA with Dominic. Then when I got to the part where Nicole tries to confide in her family about this experience and ends up getting committed, I felt like I was going crazy. It totally messed with my mind! When August finally reappears, only to eventually punish her, I almost couldn't handle it. August brings out a very frustrated side of me. I understand August better by the end of the book, but I still felt very strongly against him and his needs. I very much enjoy books that spark my emotions and Blood Mate definitely did that for me. I felt everything from worry to anger with each turn of the page. Having emotional responses while reading really adds to the vividness of my reading experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more of Kitty Thomas's books in the future.
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Peachs44 More than 1 year ago
This wasn't quite your normal Kitty book and yet it was. I think the main difference here was I just didn't like Nicole. Normally the female lead is a likable character that eventually finds herself in a Stockholm Syndrome situation. This time around it wasn't. Her persistent want for her husband I found eventually grating. As well normally the male MC is very dark and sinister. Instead I found myself feeling empathy for August. Cursed to kill, suffer the pain of his victims and he finally finds the one woman who can spare him the pain.  What really drew me in and me riveted was the unique psychological twist Ms. Thomas injected into Blood Mates. The disorientation and confusions were simply FABULOUS!  I won't go into details because frankly it would spoil the book for others. But let me just say, it's very different than her previous titles and that I simple LOVED it. I would like to make one minor suggestion for new Kitty readers. If you're looking to pop you Kitty cherry, read a few of her other titles first, then come back to Blood Mate. That way you can get a sense of contrast between her other works and this book. Anyone who is a Kitty Thomas fan will thoroughly enjoy Blood Mates and I do recommend reading this.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely a page turner. Just as the vampire in the book could it enthralled me. However the ending was lacking for me and it lost it's hold over me as a reader when they changed the husband into a vampire.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of her books, this book was the only one I really didn't like. This book was all over the place 1 minute I felt like I was really getting into it and the next minute its just it was just ridiculous
Anonymous More than 1 year ago