Blood Redemption

Blood Redemption

by Tessa Dawn

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Some souls are forged in fire.
Some hearts are packed in ice.
Some elements were never meant to be combined…
BLOOD REDEMPTION ~ a journey of elemental darkness and primordial light.

Saber Alexiares is no ordinary vampire. He is like a cruel, fire-breathing dragon. Reared in the bowels of the colony by Dark Ones, he has no conscience, no compassion, and no saving grace. Captured by the enemy, he is sentenced to execution by sunlight only to discover that his body will not burn — he isn’t who he thought he was. He was stolen at birth. He was reared by the wrong house. And the sunlight isn’t going to kill him because he does have a soul.

Vanya Demir is the very heart of goodness and light, an ancient female from a magical race, the progeny of humans and celestial deities before they were cursed by the Blood. With her deep-rooted sense of duty; naïve upbringing; and tragic, personal history, she has unknowingly packed her heart in ice and dedicated her life to the service of the Vampyr. She is wholly unprepared to face a fire-breathing dragon.

When their paths converge beneath a Serpens Blood Moon, they will each have thirty days to reconcile the irreconcilable, to confront the primordial darkness that threatens to destroy them both. Can a being lost in darkness for eight-hundred years ever find its way to the light? Can a heart that’s been buried for as long as it can remember risk the ultimate in betrayal and damnation simply for the hope of BLOOD REDEMPTION?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148604938
Publisher: Ghost Pines Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Series: Blood Curse series , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 90,724
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Tessa Dawn grew up in Colorado where she developed a deep affinity for the Rocky Mountains. After graduating with a degree in psychology, she worked for several years in criminal justice and mental health before returning to get her Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management.

Tessa began writing as a child and composed her first full-length novel at the age of eleven. By the time she graduated high-school, she had a banker’s box full of short-stories and books. Since then, she has published works as diverse as poetry, greeting cards, workbooks for kids with autism, and academic curricula. The Blood Curse Series marks her long-desired return to her creative-writing roots and her first foray into the Dark Fantasy world of vampire fiction.

Tessa currently splits her time between the Colorado suburbs and mountains with her husband, two children, and “one very crazy cat.” She hopes to one day move to the country where she can own horses and what she considers “the most beautiful creature ever created” -- a German Shepherd.

Writing is her bliss.

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Blood Redemption 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another winner in the blood Curse Series,,A world of Darkness and light, good and evil, no holds barred excitement. Come meet Saber raised as a soulless Dark One to hate, torture, murder any and all who stand in his way. Captured by the Light Ones and discovers he does have a soul, but can it be redeemed even by the one person sent to him by the gods (his destiny) pure light and goodness. Can she save him, or will she even want too. Is he lost forever or will nature vs nuture preval. This book is not your teenagers vampires, they are dark and dangerous and will make you laugh, cry, scream and pray...I highly recommend this series for anyone reading this genre. You will not regret it....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a PAGE TURNER! Make sure you are ready to stay up all night long, because you will not be able to put this book down! Tessa Dawn goes above and beyond to make sure us readers feel every emotion, hang on to every word, and fall in AND out of love through the emotional roller coaster that is her writing. In this book, the 5th book in the Blood Curse Series, Tessa Dawn has taken the impossible and made it possible. Saber, born and raised in the Dark Ones colony for 800 years, has been thrown into a tail spin when he and the house of Jadon find out that he is not who they thought he was. Kidnapped as a baby and raised as a descendant of Jaegar, no one is ready to accept Sabers true identity as a child born under the house of Jadon, even Saber himself. This book will take you through every emotion you could possible feel. Speaking deep to your heart and understanding, you will get ripped back and forth between what you know, what you want, and how you feel. Every chapter flips your world upside down, making your predictions just that, predictions. No matter how much you think you know what will happen, your heart will be broken and put back together over and over again, throwing you for loop after loop as nothing you could have ever foreseen happens to the characters you have grown to love and learned to hate! Tessa Dawn has once again burrowed a way into my soul, making me laugh, cry, and love the Blood Curse series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got the great pleasure of receiving an early review of this book and what a thrill!  Every time I read one of Tessa’s books, I feel like it’s a privilege, and like all the other books in the series, this one did not disappoint! Blood Redemption is a smooth, thought-provoking, “I’m stuck on the edge of my seat and cannot put this down” kind of story. And the spectacular twist (using a “Dark One” as the main character) was handled beautifully.  I have to admit, I fell head over heels in love with Saber, and the way Tessa played off the nature versus nurture theme throughout really sealed the deal.   IF YOU ARE TIRED OF READING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER, OR YOU WANT A VAMPIRE STORY THAT HAS LAYERS OF DEPTH BENEATH FANTASTIC STORYTELLING, THEN I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND BLOOD REDEMPTION. OH, AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE READ THE SERIES, THE ENDING IS SOMETHING WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR!  YAY!
PatchesST More than 1 year ago
Saber Alexiares is from the house of Jaegar- Dark Ones. Cursed to only walk at night , drink blood and kill, bearing children with the woman dying a most horrendous death. Caught by the house of Jadon and sentenced to die by Sunlight. But he does not die. He is the missing infant 800 years prior. Stolen by Damien and raised with no conscious. Child to Rafael and Lorna Dzuna house of Jadon. Can he overcome 800 years of living as Dark One? Let go of his anger? Nothing worth having is easy, as all are about to have to come to terms with. Vanya Demir is one of The Originals. One of two who saw what had transpired to cause the curse. She is Pure of Light. Working in Romania on the old magic , she decides to visit her sister and her nephew. Once there, the Sky revealed Serpens Blood Moon and that she is Saber's Destiny. They have 30 days to convert Vanya and for her to bear him twins or he dies a most horrendous death. But no one not even Vanya wants to get close to the monster in the cell who would kill her with no remorse. Can her pure white light reach him before it is to late or will Saber come to terms with his origins, being from the house of Jadon. If you are looking for a light book to read this book is not for you. If you are looking for a book with Grit and Depth than this book is for you! You know you are reading a book written by a Great Author when your emotions are all over the place. When you have to put the book down just to get your emotions in check. When you have to put a book down just to get your breathing back to normal. These Vampyr's are not your run of the mill, there is no other Vampyr book(s) out there that even come close to this book. At first I really disliked Saber and felt sorry for Vanya. Than I felt sorry for Saber and all that he could have been if he had not been kidnapped. Than I really disliked Saber again. Back and forth I wrestled with my emotions. Very intense writing by Tessa Dawn pulled me into the story and never let me go. There were some great sayings in this book, some that make you cry and some that you just laugh out loud and your family thinks you are losing it. 1 - Don't you have a pole to dance around"? 2-"Been there done that tossed the tee-shirt"! 3-"Damn...need attention much?" 4-Buy some Clairol for that hair"! 5-When Saber says, "Be well...mother." 6-When Nachari says, "This is our house..." 7-When Rafael calls Saber on his anger, and he (Saber) asks him why they never searched for him... The Bar scene is flat out falling off your chair laughing so hard! This is not a HEA, I mean really 800 years of depravity does not change in 2-3 mnths. I give this book 5 Stars, but really one can not count all the stars in the Night Sky, that would be the real amount of Stars I would give this Book. Patches
-Aimee22- More than 1 year ago
I've read each book in the series. I swear just when I think I loved the last one, the new one comes out and I just swoon and fall deeper in love with the new characters. Tessa really has a way of pulling me into the fantasy world of Dark Moon Vale, right there with the characters. Saber is the quintessential bad boy, the "Dark one." You can't help but root for him along his new place in life. The way he evolves is truly magical. My heart squeezed, ached, dropped into the pit of my gut, and raced as him and Vanya fought to learn who they were -- together and separate. It was a roller coaster ride of emotions and I couldn't flip through the pages fast enough. In fact, I only got 5 hours of sleep last night, so I could finish! ;) I couldn't help but fall in love. ***spoiler alert*** This scene embodies everything in this book, that I loved, and how it absolutely gripped me. "I don't want to breathe," he whispered. "But you must." He placed his hands over the backs of hers, the mildness of his touch far more frightening than his cruelty ever could have been, and he stared at her mouth as if memorizing every fine detail. He watched her inhale and exhale with rapt fascination; and then finally, he issued a new plea: "Breathe for me."
Shellyann1 More than 1 year ago
****A MUST READ***** Tessa Dawn has done it again. Another great book in the series. Highly recommended :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blood Redemption is book #5 of the Blood Curse series. If you could judge a book by it’s cover, this would be the one. It is filled with dark desire, a dangerous, untamable, ruggedly handsome Dragon of a Vampire, over the top in depth descriptions and a twist that will leave you breathless as well as speechless. Author Tessa Dawn has out done herself with this book. This book is a nail bitter, one of those books that you need to put down but can’t. Tessa waves her mystical wand so well over the pages of this book that you’re mesmerized and utterly materialized within them. You have a front row seat and aren’t about to give up your spot for fear you may miss something. 5 stars no doubt! This book will leave you needing Redemption from its grip. Happy reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to the next book in the series
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book, I have no complaints at all about this series it's written so well. I cried thru alot of it but it was worth it. I have never really read a series like this before it has a little horror in it but not so much that it's scary more or less gross really. Just read the whole series you won't be disappointed.
RachA More than 1 year ago
What I love about Tessa's vampires is that they are dark and dangerous.  Saber is of course dark and more dangerous than most and that's what makes him super yummy.  LOVED this book!
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Blood Father is now officially my favorite book in what has been my favorite series since I picked up Tessas first book Blood Destiny. BLOOD FATHER is filled with so many different emotions it's amazing, you or at least I Laughed, actually cried, I even cringed a bit but most of all I got to read a book that really pulled me in and didn't let me go till the last page and even then you get pulled right back in. I am not going into detail on the story line because I would probably give away the best parts but I will say you see all the Silivasi brothers in action and meet another member of the family .......and you absolutely will not be disappointed, this book ROCKS always Tessa AWESOME BOOK I WANT MORE PLEASE
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Jade6 More than 1 year ago
I could not put this book down I had to know what was going to happen! Tessa Dawn welcomes you into a worl that you feel like you are living in or you want to live in! The characters are created with such finesse it is remarkable! Tessa Dawn's books are a breath of fresh air!
Lovetiggi More than 1 year ago
Holy Cow! This series just keeps getting better and better. This is Installment #5 of Tessa Dawn's Blood Curse Series. I Loved it!!  Rating: 5 out of 5 Hearts Thoughts: Salvatore Nistor is demented.    Saber Alexiares is a deep, and very dark character. Evil personified! Intelligent, soul-serching, and fractured—he struggles to the very core of his being in ways that will blow your mind.   Vanya Demir, is the exact opposite of Saber, pure, innocent, and full of light—she has her own issues to face - it reminds me of the phrase or quote that says,   "Where one is weak; the other is strong." When their paths cross under the Blood Moon, the journey begins. One of self-discovery, soul-searching, all while in survival mode. Full of raw emotion, action-packed and heart-wrenching with betrayal, loyality, anger, and beautifully portrayed sex scenes that sizzle and pop!  SIMPLY SEX-I-LICIOUS!!! Saber will stay with me, because I relate to his need to understand what it is to truly LOVE and BE LOVED. The Outlaw always fascinates me - because, as bad as they are - is as passionate as they are.  Favorite Quote:  "The enemy of my enemy, is my friend." Miss Dawn has a distinctive style of writing, so picturesque you can easily visualize the world, characters, and events that take place. Calgon take me away to Dark Moon Vale.  Cannot wait for June 12th - Installment #6, Blood Father is releasing! I srongly recommend this series to the 18+ reader who like steamy sex with their vampire reads! Lovetiggi's Book Review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series has so many new ideas regarding vampires and they way they live. The author has done a great job with the series and this new book is just another great addition to the series. I enjoy the Blood Moon and how it brings them to their destiny but they only have 30 days to complete the requirements of the Blood Moon. The story here about Saber and Vanya was very intense and each coming from totally different backgrounds yet having one thing in common. Saber having been stolen when just a babe and Vanya being an original and a princess had huge obstacles to overcome if they were to ever complete the Blood Moon. The author did a great job of telling their story. I found myself at times feeling sorry for Saber but the evil in him made that feeling short lived most of the time. Vanya found she was drawn to the danger in Saber and didn't understand why until she realized that he really never had an understanding of feelings especially love. Together they came together to overcome their differences and prove the Blood Moon is never wrong in its selections for destinies. I have really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it and the whole series.
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Shunka More than 1 year ago
This book in fact the whole series is fantastic. I really love it and just wish Tessa could write faster as I can't wait for the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tessa Dawn takes on a full adventure of one vampire born of light raised by darkness.... Story was well written and brought to term.
owlspiritwoman More than 1 year ago
love this new installment, great story line and sweet love story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tessa you truly are an amazing author. I just cant get enough of the world that you have built within these books. I loved, loved, loved Blood Redemption. I cant give enough praises for this book. It definetly put Saber in a new light for me. I was not expecting for Saber to turn around the way he did in this book. The ending will definetly leave you wanting more. I cant wait for the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story! I've read them all, and now I can't wait for the next one!