Blood of Anteros

Blood of Anteros

by Georgia Cates

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I was tantalized by the mystery of her. The leech inside me came out to find prey, but found none in this enigmatic girl. The close proximity of her essence didn't entice the monster within, so what did that make her? I had more questions than answers, but one thing was unmistakable; although she released me from her embrace, her hold on me remained.

Cruel circumstances turned Curry Brennan into the wretched monster he hates and refuses to accept, but when an expected turn of events releases him from the bond of his obsessive maker, he returns to the home he knew 161 years earlier and finds the return of happiness and joy in something he didn't know existed. Puzzled by his growing attraction to Chansey Leclaire, a human, he is unable to resist the captivating relationship that threatens to reveal his existence as a vampire. He eventually discovers the reason he was destined to find what he didn't know he searched for and is faced with the cruel realization that the living and the immortal undead will always be separated by one thing. Eternity.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013293441
Publisher: Georgia Cates Books, LLC
Publication date: 10/23/2011
Series: Vampire Agape Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 374
Sales rank: 513,947
File size: 456 KB

About the Author

Georgia Cates is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Author. She resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

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Blood of Anteros (The Vampire Agape Series #1) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good but did not "wow" me. I will most likely read the 2nd book though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to say that I am so excited about this author and this series. I read Blood of Anteros and was completely blown away by the originality of the story. She gives just enough back drop to bring the reader up to date with out weighing you down with too many facts. I have to say I love Chancey, she is so likable and deserves to be loved. Curry is such a good fit for her especially after what she has had to deal with. I don't want to give away anything but this H and H are so perfect for eachother and deserve one another. Curry's story is heartbreaking and you just want to cheer him on once he finds his love. Really, really great read. So excited about Georgia Cates, can tell we are going to see great things from her! Great job Ms. Cates!!- Quinn Loftis
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Andreat78 More than 1 year ago
Blood of Anteros opens with a rare eclipse and a broken curse. The promise of a blessing and a gift. With such an intriguing opening, the story captured my attention. I've read so many vampire-centric books. Haven't we all? So I'm always hoping that an author will bring something new to the table, and author Georgia Cates definitely does so. Her vampires aren't a new offering, but her lore of the Agape, or Daughter of Anteros, certainly is. The Agape is a human with supernatural aspects that is meant for one vampire mate. Their bond is strong, and lasting, but not without complications. Naturally. Blood of Anteros is told from Curry's point of view. Curry is a vampire, over one hundred, sixty years old, who has returned to his former home. He soon meets a girl whose very essence seems to call for him. I liked the story is told through the male vampire's perspective. It's a nice change from the usual human girl's point of view. The voice for Curry is authentic. He speaks like a Southern man from the 1800s (think Bill Compton). He's a proper Southern gentleman is his actions and words. The object of Curry's love, Chansey, was lovely. I didn't feel as if I knew her all that well, since I didn't get her perspective. She's very accepting of Curry and his ways, but also strong when she needs to be. I look forward to knowing her better in the next book. The fact that Chansey is not fully human does help make up for the fact that her reactions to the events in the story don't always ring true. There is one aspect to the story that didn't sit well with me: Curry sneaks in Chansey's bedroom at night and watches her sleep. I know, he's so in love and is protective over her. But, in my world, sneaking in my room and watching me sleep only earns you a whiffle bat to the face. Does that make me an unromantic grump? Maybe. I can't help it. Starey eyes creep me out. Blood of Anteros was a book that I did enjoy, but didn't fall head over heels in love with. But that happens a lot with me and first books in a series. I did find author Georgia Cate's writing to be quite lovely and very romantic and am looking very forward to reading book two, Blood Jewel, soon.
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
Let me begin by saying I am a huge Georgia Cates fan. I absolutely fell in love with her contemporary romance, Going Under, and decided to read Blood of Anteros, her paranormal romance, and true to form, Georgia did not disappoint in delivering an outstanding story. Curry Brennan is a vampire, and he is not very happy about it. Taken and turned against his will, he has been held captive by his evil sire Marsla for over 100 years. After years of bondage a supernatural event takes place that frees him from his bonds. He meets a new mentor, who helps him learn a new way of life, a life that enables him not to give in to the monster inside himself. Twenty-one years after this event, he returns to his family home and there meets Chansey Leclaire. Try as he may, he can't stay away from her. Fate and the gods have other plans for both Curry and Chansey, but will the choice between mortality and immortality as what Curry believes is a monster be more than he can bear, or will he finally embrace his Agape and the fate the Gods have ordained? I loved this story. It is told from Curry's point of view. I love the historical feel mixed with the modern romance. Yes, this is vampire story, but it is also a wonderful romance, with some mythology in the mix. I absolutely adored Curry. I felt so bad for what he had to go through, and also wanted him to experience love and joy, and he's so hot, even though he doesn't realize it. I loved the way he desired to protect Chansey and how he was willing to sacrifice anything and everything because of his love for her. I really liked Chansey also. She is fun, very strong-willed, and very passionate in her beliefs. She knows what she wants and she knows what she was created for, and she embraces that. I especially like Solomn. He brought quite a bit of humor to the story. All the characters were so interesting and enjoyable to get to know. I love the way the story progressed and the plot was great. I enjoyed Georgia's perspective on vampires in general and found it quite refreshing. I especially liked the way the book ended. It is the first in a series, but it ended well, leaving you satisfied, yet still wanting more. This is a great book and if you enjoy vampires stories and paranormal romance, this is book you should check out.
StephWard More than 1 year ago
'Blood of Anteros' is a young adult paranormal romance that centers around a vampire and the love he shares with a (somewhat) human girl. Although the concept of a vampire falling in love with a human isn't new in fiction, I thought that the inclusion of the Anteros myth made the plot stand out from the other books in the genre. I found the mythology surrounding Anteros and the Agape to be really interesting and I think it adds a lot of depth to the story. The plot was sort of predictable, but was really well written. It had a great flow and was easy to read, which made it a page turner that I read really fast. I really liked the characters, even though they were kind of cliched at times. Curry is a thoughtful yet tortured vampire who falls for Chansey - a clueless human girl. Although the romance between the two of them was a bit cheesy at times, I completely loved it. Normally I make a face when the romantic parts of a book are really syrupy or corny - but I couldn't get enough of it with this book. It just seemed so honest and sweet, and I found myself smiling while reading more than once. The book had a really open ending, which leaves quite a bit of room for the next installment to pick up at. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Hopefully it will keep up with the sweet romance and maybe the plot will become even more unique. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Cat-in-a-hat More than 1 year ago
First off this is Young Adult reading. If you are looking for hot & steamy this isn't for you. (However that is what I prefer for paranormal romance myself) This is young love, first love. As another reviewer said it was good but it did not "wow" me. I did order the 2nd book however because the story is original even though it is a little Twilight-ish. (and that is the gateway drug that got me hooked on reading paranormal romance in the first place) Blood of Anteros is well written but there are many editorial slips; an extra word or missing word. The characters and scenes are described very well. I really liked all of the characters, even the evil Marsala. I loved the mythos that the vampires' world is based on. If you loved Twilight I highly recommend this series for you.
MarissaA More than 1 year ago
Let me just say for starters...this was wonderful. Honestly, at first I did not what to except. What I instantly did like was Curry, and his words, and then I realize that this story is all from his POV and that was interesting at first, and I really l came to like it; what it's like to be an old Vampire (oh yeah he's a vampire!) and his newfound feelings for someone else, a human in fact, a young woman named Chansey. This was a wonderful well put story. To me, I felt like there were really no cliches in this vampire read. It was uniquely different; refreshing even. This story has those good feeling scenes, where you know when you are first falling for somebody. There is this instant attraction between Curry and Chansey, and we read how they develop into something more, something like love. There is actually something really intriguing to their love connection, and it's something not to miss, believe me. Of course there are mild obstacles that threaten their love, but does it threaten their relationship? Well, it's something you have to find out.When I finished this story, I felt pretty content, and to me, it was a perfect ending, and it's one of those that makes you quickly want to read the second book :)
The_Globug More than 1 year ago
I love that this is another take on the traditional Vampire tale. With the added details that include greek gods and other mythology I was captured by the story immediately.The lead character Curry is a thief because he will steal your heart. And his beloved Chansey is sassy and sweet and worthy of Curry's forever. I can't wait to start Blood Jewel so I'll be starting it now.
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I loved this story. Can't wait for more by this author!
MollyzReviewz More than 1 year ago
Georgia Cates has got great talent! She took a wonderful plot line and splashed it with great characters, to throw her readers an impressive start to a great new series! The premise of Curry, an over 150 year old Vampire, being angry at who he is....well, that's just really cool. I've read some really good vampires and none have had this premise. Curry is controlled by Marsala, a deceitful, evil Vampiress who made Curry into the black hearted Vampire he was. But, on one fateful night, during an eclipse, Curry makes a that could change his life forever. When Curry got the chance, he found a way to break the hold on his life from his creator. He took a chance on his life, and went for it. Little did he know, that that chance would lead his heart to something brighter, something better than an evil obsession. Twenty years after that fateful plea, he moves into a home, a home that he rents from the people who live in the house that he, himself, built. When he meets their granddaughter for the first time....his heart feels different than it ever did before. The whole Agape, and Anteros thing really threw me for a loop. I had no I idea what to expect. But, I was in for a wonderful treat with this. When Chansey entered the scene and Curry realized his feelings for her, it really took the story up an interesting notch. Cates adds a twist of mysteriousness to the story when Chansey's life becomes endangered, and Curry has to do whatever it takes to protect her. When the end of the story hit, I was disappointed. I wanted more. I didn't want to wait and wait for another great story. Curry and Chansey had me hooked and I even felt drawn to the evil Marsala. She just added the right amount of depth to story. This 4 Book worthy work has me thristing for more romance, for more vampires, for more amazingness. I can't wait until we get more from this talented author. This is a fantastic story of evil, goodness, obsession, second chances and romance. I highly recommend this new Vampire with a twist. Well done, Ms. Cates! In part with a blog tour, this review originated from my blog, Reviews By Molly.
Gethsemane More than 1 year ago
From the moment of his creation, Curry Brennan has detested the fact that he was made into a vampire. A fact his maker, Marsala, has never cared to acknowledge. Spending every waking moment trying to devise his own demise, he knows it's only a matter of time before he succeeds in achieving that very goal. Drawn to Mexico to experience the coming eclipse, he decides it's the perfect moment in which to release himself from Marsala's hold. Stepping into the light, he awaits a blissful dissolution, never knowing that his life would change forever from that moment on. As he comes to realize that everything has changed, he's ecstatic to leave behind the deplorable life he's lived. Returning to his roots, he soon comes face to face with Chansey Leclaire, a woman who engages his senses and makes him question everything he's ever known. Drawn to her in more ways than one, he allows himself to befriend the beautiful woman. Losing his heart to her, he vows to protect her to the best of his ability. Dark forces begin to close in, intent on keeping the pair apart. Yet this is something Curry will not allow. The circumstances surrounding his beloved's existence soon become clear - Chansey possesses the essence of Anteros, a gift bestowed to her from the Gods. A gift others seek to make their own through any means necessary, even if it means that others must be stricken in the process. I truly enjoyed this book. It was definitely a unique take on how vampires live and the good versus bad aspects of their world. Georgia has created quite an intriguing story that draws the reader in from the very moment they begin reading the book. I look forward to reading the next part of the series soon.
Csescapes More than 1 year ago
My view and review: It is true, the world has Gods. Even the evil ones know how to worship that which is above them, and with greater power. Every being knows how to plead for what they so desire, especially when what is being desired is so unattainable. It is the desires of Curry and of his maker Marsala, that create the happenings for Chansey. Her destiny is set by this pair on a specific night. One with such malice and evil intent, Chansey could be viewed as a curse. A curse to one, a heart's wish to the other. She is a woman. A young, beautiful, and brilliant woman. What makes her so special? She is born for him, for only him, and as his destiny. She is meant to be his completely and entirely. She is a gift from a God, and he can not deny the gift. She is his agape. Requited Love. Their worlds collide but not without a dreaming of and the desiring there of. It is the wish that the heart makes and it is his wish. On that day, on the day she is born, he is free from the evils that have set him apart from being the creature, or rather the man that he so wants to be. Blood of Asteros is written in a voice of the mid 1800's and with the vampiric charm most vampire fans want and are use to. These vampires are flesh eating, blood drinking monsters and do not tempt their fates to be close to humans. Evil and good is somewhat separated here and the good are making efforts to not kill human beings. While evil holds back on nothing. Curry knows his limitations as the true monster that he is, however it is Chansey and her being that gives Curry more human instincts and a more humanistic being. What he begins to crave and desire is new and much more human. Curry's character keeps the story held tightly in the century that he was made, and born into the vampire world. The other character's such as Solomon, give a more modern voice and tone to this tale. Playfully romantic, alluring and mesmerizing. I really enjoyed this book. I was completely taken back with what was happening in the beginning. A really awesome opening with a total eclipse in Mexico. The mythology made it very interesting and the evil of Marsala was intriguing. I want more of her. Really brilliant! I think this is going to be an awesome series and I am looking forward to reading book 2.
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