Origin: An Ancient Blood Prequel

Origin: An Ancient Blood Prequel

by Nora Ash

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Love is a curse.

Three hundred years ago, Warin lost his humanity.
The night he met Thea was the night he lost his soul.

For more than two hundred years, Warin has roamed the wilds with only his blood brother Aleric for company, terrorizing villages and feeding on human life. Sating his dark hunger was all he ever cared for...
Until she crossed his path.
From the moment he meets his beautiful Thea, her emerald eyes and tender heart call to him like a siren's song. But she is human, and unless Warin can uncover the truth of their connection, he'll never be able to possess her the way he so desperately desires.
Enlisting the help of the Ancients of his kind always comes with a cost. Especially when Thea is revealed for what she really is: either a gift from the gods...
...or a curse on his bloodline.

Origin is a prequel novella to the Ancient Blood series. Although I only deal in Happily Ever After, we haven't reached the end of our tale yet, so make sure you pick up book 1 - Wicked Soul!?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158744938
Publisher: Little Huldra Media
Publication date: 12/30/2017
Series: Ancient Blood
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
Sales rank: 467,242
File size: 340 KB

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Origin: An Ancient Blood Prequel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lori_Hammons More than 1 year ago
Warin's story is incredible. And Aleric. The things your brother will do. Makes me shake my head. I am anxious for more of Warin's story to see how it all plays out.
JudyLewis More than 1 year ago
ABSOLUTELY CAPTIVATING!!! Title: Original Series: Ancient Blood Author: Nora Ash Designation: Book 0.5, Series Prequel, Novella, NOT A STANDALONE, Cliffhanger Ahead #paranormal #fantasy #supernatural #darkromance #vampires #witches My Rating: Five Sinfully Delicious Stars***** Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I'm literally bouncing in my seat with joy! I love, love, love Origin, the prequel to a brand new paranormal/supernatural romance series entitled Ancient Blood by the amazingly talented Nora Ash. I've been a fan since reading her deliciously dark Demon's Mark Series four years ago, which was her first foray into the world of erotic paranormal romance, and have followed her blossoming career as Ash spread her wings and successfully conquered other subgenres. With the release of Origin, Ash has returned to her roots, and I couldn't be happier! Don't get me wrong; I love everything she writes, but no one writes dark paranormal romance like Nora Ash! Now, let me tell you why! Ash is a gifted storyteller and skilled wordslinger who excels at creating spellbinding storylines with vividly depicted worlds, then populating them with compelling characters who literally explode from the pages and capture your imagination as well as your heart. And this book/series is no exception! Origin is a riveting, fast-paced paranormal tale filled to the brim with spine-tingling danger, chilling suspense, sinister machinations, heart-wrenching angst, explosive passion, and seductive romance. The narrative is beautifully written in the third person with multiple perspectives. The dialogue is smart, well-executed, and flows effortlessly. But without a doubt, my favorite component of every Ash story is her intriguing cast of well-developed characters, always flawed but always imperfectly perfect. I was immediately fascinated by the three protagonists and what role each would play in the progression of the story. And again, Ash didn't disappoint! There's nothing better than a well-written antihero, and Ash pens some of the best I've ever read, and that's saying a lot since I'm an old codger whose favorite vampire book of all time is Bram Stoker's Dracula which I've read several times since discovering it 50 years ago. Yeah, I'm that old and still passionate about the written word! As usual, I digress, so to wrap up comments, there are 5 questions I always ask myself after completing a book. First, did I like this story? No, I LOVED it and can hardly wait to read the first book of the series, Wicked Soul, which I've already preordered. And FYI, just a reminder, Origin is not a standalone and does end with a cliffhanger. Second, was there anything I didn't like? Honestly, not a darn thing! Like everyone else, I always want instant gratification and would love to already have the next book of the series in my hot little hands right now. Thankfully, it's scheduled for release February 10, 2018, and I've already preordered my copy. Third, would I recommend this book? You bet and I am, but only for adults. It's novella length, coming in around 150 pages, and a relatively quick read, but it is a dark romance with some violence and explicit sex. Fourth, will I read this author again? I think I've already answered this question but just to be clear - ABSOLUTELY! And finally, was I entertained? Completely! I was glued to my seat, white knuckling my reader with my heart fluttering wildly in my chest as the pages flew as quickly as the time. Fabullous entertainment!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These monsters have hooked me on this series. Warin and his vampire blood brother Aleric have been killing and pillaging across Europe, relishing the chaos and destruction left in their wake as they prey on human battlefields and unwary villagers. They’re monsters and, like all true predators, don’t regret their violence. Their carnage is interrupted when Warin is drawn to a human, Thea. He’s so smitten that he takes her with them instead of draining her dry. Warin knows this isn't normal, but he can't leave her. He has to find out what this pull is. She calms his monster and makes him want to be better-something more than a sadistic killer. Alaric’s character isn't played for laughs, but he's tempered with a little low-key cuteness. I love how he’s sort of a vampire wingman and reluctant dating coach and actually has to tell a clueless Warin to clean all the blood and gore off of his body before trying to seduce Thea. This doesn’t have the author's usual high level of sex and violence, yet it’s still exciting. It’s only the prologue. I’m guessing the series will heat up. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
crazy4peanutbutter More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. I was pleasantly surprised at how this book played out, and am definitely looking forward to the next installment. I've found myself a new author to follow!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This Is my first Nora Ash book. Warin is very complex character, that I found very intriguing. The journey of finding himself, through Thea, has me looking forward to the first book in the series. Nora’s characters are like a fine wine, full bodied and complex. I would recommend this book as a start into her vampire world. Thank for a lovely read.
MelissaHedrick More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic read. It’s the prequel to her next book, and it’s a definite must read to get the full background. She quite literally brings you with her in the Middle Ages where this all begins. I don’t want to ruin this and post any spoilers so I’m making this as generic as I can. This author brought me on a roller coaster of emotions. I felt hate (especially at first), than I fell in love, and even brought tears to my eyes. This is not an erotica, but something much better.