Dust to Blood (Red Slaves, #1)

Dust to Blood (Red Slaves, #1)

by Tonya Cannariato

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Overview

It's a simple formula: Magical power equals political power...

Sparks are flying between researcher Anne Crosby and no less than nine men--but it's not what you think. Whenever these nine amnesiacs touch anyone, electrical mayhem results. More surprising: all of them have dust instead of blood in their veins, even though they're quite alive. It's Anne's job to track down who and what these men are, even though she takes a dim view of the supernatural.

Her research takes Anne to Russia and the discovery of the devastating magical source behind the former Soviet Union's power--a source the resurrected KGB wants back. Anne must stop them, and they'll do anything to stop her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152240207
Publisher: Katarr Kanticles Press
Publication date: 09/10/2015
Series: Red Slaves , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 392 KB

About the Author

A voracious reader since she was a toddler, and an ordained spiritualist, Tonya Cannariato has now presided over the marriage of her love of reading and her love of writing. She's lived a nomadic life, following first her parents in their Foreign Service career through Africa, Europe, and Asia, and then her own nose criss-crossing America as she's gotten old enough to make those choices for herself. She's currently based in the Washington, DC suburbs with her four loves: her husband and three Siberian Huskies. She suspects her Huskies of mystical alchemy with their joyous liberation of her muse and other magical beings for her inspiration. She loves to sleep, to watch her interesting dreams, some of which are now finding new life in written form.

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Dust to Blood (Red Slaves, #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
rockrchic923 More than 1 year ago
Dust to Blood by Tonya Cannariato is the first book in her new series Red Slaves, and what a fantastic hit out of the park in the fantasy/paranormal realm. Following the story of Anne Crosby on her investigation of the nine amnesiacs and how their torture is connected to their dust blood. With this dust blood they have more strength, intelligence and electricity than anyone could have believed. The torture of these men put Anne and her investigation into dangers path more than once, making her look over shoulder at every turn. The more danger that comes Anne’s way, she finds herself turning toward Ivan, one of the nine amnesiacs, and things start to get complicated. Can Anne find out who is out to get these young men without getting herself or Ivan killed? Is Ivan being truthful about everything that happened to him and the eight others? As things start to get hot and heavy between Ivan and Anne they will have to work together to get out of Russia in one piece and keep their relationship alive. There is allot going on in this book, and while it pulls you in, there are several twists and turns that will have you flipping pages back and forth trying to keep up to pace with this one! Cannariato is a new to me author, but I have fallen hard for her writing style. Her story telling is full bodied and gives a plethora of detail about her terrain as well as the people and mysteries of her storyline. Having this story set in Russia was interesting because you could tell that she really did her research and gave the reader an in-depth understand of everything from the politics to the backdrop around them. I would have liked to have some more dialogue between the characters to give a little better insight into their thought processes and their interactions. If you are looking for an in-depth look into Russia with a great supernatural story attached to it, this is one to add to your cart today. I can’t wait to see where this series goes from here because it is only looking up from here.
E_A_Walsh More than 1 year ago
Dust to Blood (Red Slaves) by Tonya Cannariato was a interesting read, with an engaging plot with a original concept, and tons of potential. Lets get down to it. As far as the overall story, it was good, wasn't epic like I was expecting but it was good. It made for a light read that was easy to follow and a good book to ease me out of the crazy crime novel I had finished before hand. There are some things that I wasn't too keen on. There was at times a lack of proper dialogue. Lulls you could say, and it gave me that awkward feeling. It broke the flow, and made the story fell, for me, choppy. Outside of that, the plot and the characters were quite put together. I will highlight that I loved the detail that went into the world building. Rich and engaging, it made me feel like I was right there with them. I also like the mystery surrounding the 9, though I did at times had a time following their names. But that's a me thing, not a book thing. I found their creation, and purpose to the story unique and intriguing. Now, I think this is a RH, it sort of reads like one, but I'm still on the fence about that. I'll just have to keep reading to get my answers. With that said, I will leave you with my recommendation that you will get lost in this otherworldly tale of finding the supernatural, and learning that anything is possible, and anything could be real. Happy Reading. -E.A. Walsh
Erinwolf79 More than 1 year ago
I give Dust to Blood (Red Slaves Book 1) by Tonya Cannariato, 4 stars. Anne is sent on a mission from her boss to Russia to investigate a weird occurrence. Something about orphaned men not remembering years of their lives. He looks for all the crazy stories and she has to to see what's going on. Besides, she's always wanted to go to Russia. But this takes her on a crazy ride involving strange men, ex-KGB who always seem to be after her, and things she cannot explain. This was an interesting book and like nothing I've read before. The story is interesting and quite different. I will admit that I had a hard time connecting with Anne, but maybe that's just me. Also, there were terms and words mentioned that I did not know what they were, since I do not know anything about Russian culture of history. But other than that, the story was very good and I cannot wait to see where else this story takes us.
EALANGE More than 1 year ago
Dust To Blood by Tonya Cannariato is book one in the Red Slaves series. This is a paranormal fantasy. Although I ended up enjoying the book I found the beginning to be a bit slow At the beginning. Once I hit about 50% in though it was good and I flew through it. I liked the characters and writing. The author did a great job. And I would definitely read others in the series. Overall I enjoyed it and would rate it 4 Stars.
Kez689 More than 1 year ago
Dust To Blood by Tonya Cannariato is the first book in her Red Slaves series. An intricate story of supernatural power and mystery. Imagine feeling a spark between you and someone. Now imagine feeling that spark for nine different men. That is exactly the situation Anne finds herself. However there is more than play than chemistry. Mystical amnesiacs with dust running through their veins it is Anne’s job to find out what they are - and where they are. Her journey takes her far and wide. And when she runs in to forces with a mystical connection Anne will have to fight even harder. This wasn’t an author or a series I knew anything about until I started reading this book but I am glad I found it. The book has an intriguing story that was well written. I liked Anne’s character and the journey she takes throughout the story. I found this story to be unique and not like anything I had read before. I am looking forward to seeing what else this series has to offer.
dory7205 More than 1 year ago
Dust to Blood (Red Slaves Book 1) By: Tonya Cannariato 5 out of 5 stars The story Dust to Blood (Red Slaves Book 1) by Tonya Cannariato is a fantasy/paranormal book. I loved reading this story and found myself not wanting to put it down until I had finished the final page. It takes you on a journey that includes danger and magic. Anne Crosby finds herself in Russia investigating who nine amnesiacs are and why even though they are alive have dust for blood. Where did these men come from? As she travels she makes discoveries that cause her life to be in jeopardy. She begins to realize that magic and the paranormal may not be a myth. The list of those she can trust is short. Will Anne be able to keep one step ahead of those who want to keep a magical power for themselves? They will do anything to stop her. Will she survive? This is a book that has plenty of action and had me on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next. I loved the character of Anne. She is finding herself quickly become paranoid on this investigation and not without good reason. She is resourceful and uses every tool to her advantage in order to find the truth. I also enjoyed reading about the characters who help and support Anne. This is the first book that I have read by the author and it will not be the last. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series to find out where the story goes next.
Bobbi Wagner More than 1 year ago
Dust to Blood (Red Slaves Book 1) by Tonya Cannariato is the first book in her Red Slaves series. This is a paranormal story that is engaging and easy flowing. This is my first book by this author and I enjoyed it until the end. Her attention to details made me feel as if I was right there with the characters. Her characters are creative, connectable and relatable. I enjoyed how some were dragons and witches. They took me on some twists and turns that left me sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what will happen next. This book is about Annie. Annie is a researcher who is sent to Russia to figure out who and what 9 men are. What she discovers is more then she was expecting. I enjoyed how this story was told in Annie's point of view. I think it helped make her character more real. She made the story fast paced and kept the mystery in the story. The secondary characters were just as engaging and help make the story flow. I highly suggest this book. Will Annie figure out this mystery and who these men are?
Samantha Lundergn More than 1 year ago
I really found this to be quite good. I really liked Anna who went to Russia to discover the reason of nine amnesiacs who had been imprisoned. I found the plot to be fast paced and interesting as well as keeping me guessing. I will definitely be reading more books in this series.
cutelittleearsAB More than 1 year ago
Anne Crosby is sent to investigate nine men who have no memory, except for the last five years. She discovers they have dust, not blood, in their veins. When they touch someone, sparks fly. What happened to them? Is magic real? Anne is in for a surprise. Great read.
jcresce1 More than 1 year ago
In this story Anne goes to Russia to investigate why 9 men have no memories except for the last 5 years. There are dragons and magic involved so you get a paranormal aspect. It's a very interesting concept and I liked that it was unique. There was definitely a lot of details to this story but I think the author is trying to set the scene and properly set things up for the rest of the series. My mind wandered a bit at times but I will definitely be reading the next book.
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
I liked the concept of this book. Anne Crosby is sent to Moscow to investigate the rumors of dragons. It's a little fast paced, which is perfectly fine for me. However, I don't know if it was the writing style of this author or just all the details but the book could only hold my interest for little spurts of time. I'd have to put the book down then pick it back up to try again.
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
I struggled with this book the whole way through. I think it was the way it was written it just didn’t grab my attention. While the concept was good I found my mind wondering the whole way through. None of the characters really hooked me either. I’m not sure what it was but the story just fell flat for me.
amartinez87 More than 1 year ago
I struggled with this book the whole way through. I think it was the way it was written it just didn’t grab my attention. While the concept was good I found my mind wondering the whole way through. None of the characters really hooked me either. I’m not sure what it was but the story just fell flat for me.