Bloodlust (Nightshade, #2)

Bloodlust (Nightshade, #2)

by Michelle Rowen

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For vampires, Jillian Conrad is a fatal attraction. After being injected with a poison that made her blood both irresistible and deadly to the undead, she was used as a pawn to assassinate the vampire king. Now all vampires want her eliminated.Hunted and unable to return to her old life, Jillian desperately seeks to prevent the formula in her veins from ending her life. And she must find a way to help her dhampyr protector, Declan, whose exposure to the poison has split his personality into one part uncontrolled desire and one part emotionless killer.But an even greater danger is rising. A secret society of vampires searches for the infant daughter of the slain vampire king to complete their quest for true immortality. And if they succeed, will anyone—living or undead—escape the darkness?

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BN ID: 2940163677580
Publisher: Michelle Rowen
Publication date: 11/07/2019
Series: Nightshade
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 379,286
File size: 432 KB

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Bloodlust (Nightshade Series #2) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 47 reviews.
BookbuffHL More than 1 year ago
The first two books in this series was amazing!!! The store is fast past, action packed and has a little something for everyone to enjoy in the paranormal scene. I was however, gravely dissapointed to discover that she has no plans to continue these stories at this point. The book leaves you wanting more and expecting to be a third book and it is an immense let down to not be able to continue the story. It makes me wish i never started reading the books as i cant really FINISH the story.
harstan More than 1 year ago
A non-believer just two weeks ago, Jill Conrad was injected with an anti-vampire toxin by mistake. She became irresistible to the vampires, but also deadly to the Undead species. As a weapon to manipulate by the various bloodsucker factions, she killed the vampire king (see Nightshade). Jill wants to go back being her former self, but knows that is impossible. Instead she is the prey hunted by vampires. She seeks a serum to make her non poisonous and wants to save her protector tormented half-vampire Declan Reese from himself. Due to her blood Declan is bipolar as a killer one moment and in heat the next. Meanwhile a secret vampire cabal plans to abduct the king's baby daughter, which Jill vows not to allow if necessary over her dead body. The second Nightshade urban fantasy is an exciting thriller that sets the dark deadly tone from the opening scene in the aptly titled North Hollywood bar Ravenous where thirsty vampires gather and never slows down until the final chill. Incredibly fast-paced with an intrepid heroine who keeps the story line moving forward and focused, sub-genre readers will believe after a trek into the perilous Rowen realm that Southern California contains nasty vampiric predators. Harriet Klausner
NoraAdrienne More than 1 year ago
Bloodlust By Michelle Rowen Copyright July 2011 Published Berkeley Sensation/Paranormal Romance For those who feast on blood, Jillian Conrad is a fatal attraction. After being injected with a poison that made her blood both irresistible and deadly to vampires, she was used as a pawn to assassinate the vampire king. Now the vampires want her eliminated. So is the infant daughter of the dead king. If Jillian doesn't stand in the way of her death, then everyone, living or dead, is in great peril. But an even greater danger is rising. The Amarantos, a secret society of vampires, is seeking the infant daughter of the slain king to complete the vampire's quest for true immortality. And if they succeed, no one, living or undead, will escape the darkness. Jillian is hanging out in a Vamp bar named "Ravenous" waiting for her friend Noah to show up with some information she needs. She's been in the bar for an hour and a half and is getting nervous about Noah's failure to appear. She sees a young woman being stupid and doing a come on to a vamp in the bar and decides to intervene to save the young woman's life. Jillian is not one to usually get involved in other's problems or actions, she just knows if she doesn't the girl will die. She past the Vamp and lets him catch her scent. She walks out of the bar knowing that he is going to follow her outside. When the vamp approaches her he tried to talk her into joining him and get to know each other. Knowing she only wanted to get him away from the girl in the bar, she says no and starts to walk away. Pissed off he grabs her by the throat and tosses her to a confederate that appeared behind her. Yeap, Jillian's in trouble again, and there's no one around to help at this point. Her friend Noah is still a no show and she's going to have to deal with two vamps on her own. Bloodlust is the second book in this new series by Michelle Rowen about a young woman who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. She is thrust into a world that she never believed existed and made a major player against her will. I read through Nightshade (book 1) in one evening and kept my eyes open for the arrival of this book to continue the story. I recommend it highly to anyone who loves Vamp stories with a heroine who grows into her role quickly and energetically. FTC Full Disclosure: I received this book as a gift from the author who asked nothing in return other then my enjoyment of the story.
pacey1927 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I just found out that this series is only planned for two books "Nightshade" and its follow up "Bloodlust". That is truly disappointing because these books have both been exceptional and original. The plot is unique and that is pretty difficult in the paranormal genre. The story is about a normal blonde woman named Jillian who accidentally ends up being injected by a poison called Nightshade that makes her blood irresistible to vampires. Unfortunately the minute a vampires samples Jill's blood, it dies in a blaze of fire and ash. In the first book Jill transforms into a dark haired vampire killing machine and comes to terms with all the things that are now a part of her new existence. She meets Declan, a dhampyr (half human/half vampire) who is involved in the Nighshade plot, and Mathias, a very old Vampire King. In this book, Mathias's evil twin brother Kristoff is rising to power after a long time locked away by his brother. And he has his eyes set on kidnapping Mathias's infant daughter to sacrifice her in a bid for immortality. Can Jillian find a way to save baby Sara? Will she and Declan be able to make a relationship against all odds? Is the Nightshade formula that flows through her veins really a fatal timebomb? The book is gripping. The characters are gripping. The action is pretty much nonstop. Although this is officially a paranormal romance, the romance definitely is secondary to the thrilling supernatural plot. Jill is a nice girl and we root for her. She truly ended up in this situation by accident and its nice to see her strength in dealing with the fate she has been given. She doesn't wallow and whine 'why me?' like so many heroines seem to. She isn't happy about it but she faces it. I also like Declan. He is a scarred man and very much not the traditional hot leading man. Mathias is truly the beautiful man and Declan's insecurities feel true and endearing. I also love sidekick Noah. He is a funny, normal guy who also seems to just kind of get swept up into the mess but although he does have some funny lines he isn't reduced to the 'comedy' guy. There is a strong resolution of all the plot threads in "Bloodlust". Rowen knew this was likely a two book only deal and she wrapped things up effectively. It was a very satisfactory ending and I have no complaints with that other than the fact that it has to end. I really think too many paranormal and urban fantasy series go on far too long. The seem to lose their focus and sometimes the characters end up far different than those we first came to know and love. The Nightshade series is strong enough and original enough that it could easily have gone on for much longer than two books. I am sorry that this is the end.
krau0098 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the second book in Rowen's Nightshade series. This series definitely has more of a urban fantasy bent to it than Rowen's other series. While this was an okay addition to the series I found the chemistry between the characters and the plot to be a little bland.This book picks up a few weeks after Nightshade. Jillian and Declan are on the run; the poison in her blood continues to slowly kill Jillian as well as tempt Declan, while Declan is gradually loosing the control that the serum gave him over his emotions. They have been tasked with protecting Matthias's daughter. Matthias enters the picture vastly weakened but worried that his brother Kristoff will rise and take the kingship from him. Now Jillian and Declan must, not only struggle with their own problems, but also stop Kristoff from creating hordes of vampires that could end humanity as we know it.For me everything about this book was okay. Jillian is the best character of the bunch; she is tough and straight-forward but maintains a girl-next-door innocence that makes her easy to relate to and fun to read about. Declan still comes off as a jerk for vast portions of this book as does Matthias. Although I enjoyed the complexity of these two male characters and their interesting personalities; I didn't feel much chemistry between them and Jillian.This plot focuses mostly on vampire politics (where as the other one dealt with a lot of lab research). This book is definitely more of a dark urban fantasy with a little paranormal romance sprinkled in. There are a lot of twists and turns that keep things interesting; although I found that most of these twists and turns were fairly predictable.There is some action, a lot of intrigue, and lots of politics. While I found all of this interesting I didn't find the world, the theory behind the paranormal species, or the characters to be groundbreaking or outstanding.The book ends well and resolves most issues, but is left open for future adventures between Jillian and Declan. I haven't heard anything yet about a third book in this series.Overall it was an okay read. It is decently written and engaging. While I love Jillian as a character I am not sold on either Declan or Matthias and don't think they have the best chemistry with Jillian. The world, plot, characters, and paranormal races are fine but nothing really new or special. This book is more focused on vampire politics than anything else and as such is much more of a dark urban fantasy. I read it and thought, "well I guess that was okay". When I was finished I didn't dislike the book, but I wasn't eager to read another book in this series either. This would be a good filler read for urban fantasy vampire fans. I personally probably won't be reading any more books in this series because there are too many other excellent urban fantasies out there.
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I couldn't put it down sooooo good
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This was another favorite for me! Loved it and recommend!! I am going thru withdrawls without a 3 rd!
Novelsontherun More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this installment more than the first book, ‘Nightshade’ in this series. I am rather baffled after reading some reviews that some readers thought to read book 2 before book 1. That kind of doesn’t make sense to me as it’s a series to be read in order. I think you would miss some of the reasoning’s behind certain things Michelle Rowen has written into book 2. Having said that, I still think Michelle can dig a bit deeper with her writing. I am really getting into this series now and am looking forward to the next instalment. Michelle is quite dark with her writing and she threw some changes at the reader in ‘Bloodlust’. Just about everybody has something go whicky whacky with them and end result is something they have to deal with for better or for worse. Jillian is bleeding black tears, not a good sign, Declan’s sanity is questionable, Noah gets a makeover, Declan gets a makeover, the twins face off, there is blood and gore and lust and love. A good baby sitter is hard to find, brotherly love...not much, a loyal soldier is breakable and Matthias gets kudos for being very organised. Jillian spends a lot of time in pain, as she is slowly dying from being injected. The pain is shutting her body down, it is gradually getting too much for her body to come back from. I do like how brave Jillian is considering, she has been thrown into a life that has forced her to be separated from the only family she has left. She handles it all very well. Then she has these two guys, who are related, like we are talking uncle Matthias and nephew Declan , one is lusting or is it love and the other is wanting to love her but can he allow himself. Either way the relies have their eye on Jillian....and then to make it more interesting....... I do enjoy Matthias, he is a bit of a laugh and he is ever so naughty. I can’t help liking Matthias that much more at the moment. I love Declan, he is uber smexi , but I can’t put my finger on it at the moment. I think I need more convincing from Michelle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I borrowed the ebook of Nightshade fom the library and liked it so much I bought the sequel, Bloodlust. I loved the characters, Jill and Declan. The story has action, humor, and romance.
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KellieRVA More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book.
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