Riptide: Betrayal of Blood

Riptide: Betrayal of Blood

by Claudette Nicole Melanson

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Overview

The 3rd book in the 1st of several trilogies featuring Maura & her family!

Maura has never felt so alone in her life…nor has her existence ever been so overshadowed by peril…

Not only do both her parents—her distant but loving mother and recently- returned father—remain absent from her life, but due to the hideous error in judgement executed in collusion with her best friend, Valdamir, and adoptive sister, Susie, Maura has been cut off from the pair’s friendship and support, forbidden by both her father and the fallout from the dire outcome to see either of them. The heartbreak she suffers, brought on by the weight of these estrangements, is only intensified by the continued mysterious absence of her supernaturally-destined mate, Ron…whose disappearance delivers grave consequences Maura would have never dreamed possible…

Despised by her vampire cousin, Aldiva, for reasons Maura cannot yet comprehend, the young changeling will be forced to guard her back with every step, as she comes to realize this member of her vampire family would love nothing more than to bring about her demise. Aldiva’s wrath calls forth other members from both Vancouver covens, forcing them to rush to Maura’s aid—even though her father, their king, has expressly forbidden the other vampires to initiate contact with his daughter. Will her extended family on Vancouver Island obey, abandoning Maura to her doom, or will they instead rebel against Maxwell’s wishes in order to save her life?

In addition to the menace personified in her unsolicited enemy, the unlikely vampire princess will find herself drowning as she is pulled down into the depths of a far more devastating crisis…one which may condemn her to a fate she considers much more undesirable than death. But in order to tear herself free from the deadly pull which is drawing her under, Maura must enlist the help of her preternatural family, exposing her newfound friends to a danger none of them have ever had the misfortune to face before. Can she be saved or will the riptide drag Maura under…along with those she loves the most…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780994909060
Publisher: Claudette Melanson
Publication date: 04/20/2017
Series: Maura DeLuca Trilogy , #3
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Claudette Melanson writes dark fantasy in Kitchener, Ontario with four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English, BS in English Education and an MA in Literature. Harboring a deep admiration of vampires since the age of five left her with the desire to eventually become one, and now fuels the creation of her favorite paranormal characters. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many stories playing out inside her head.

In her very scant spare time, she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories...along with other genres of great fiction, as well as riding every roller coaster she encounters in both her hometown and away at signings. An advocate for good health and ketogenic eating, her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew-flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include a cabin boasting a roaring fire, isolated inside a snow-filled wood in the Yukon-the perfect writing spot-and the completion of dozens of future novels and stories. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic and loving bunmom, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

Table of Contents

1. Wave & Snowflake

2. Resurfacing

3. No Longer

4. Wax & Wane

5. The Last Place You Look

6. Intervention

7. Family Extended

8. Now You See Me…

9. Astral

10. Squall

11. Recovery

12. Discovery

13. The Bitter with the Sweet

14. Virtues

15. Tick Tock

16. No Stone Unturned

17. Venture Forth

18. Into the Rainforest

19. Hope Fades

20. Of Moonlight and Memory

21. Devine Creatures

22. All As It…Mostly… Should Be

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Riptide: Betrayal of Blood 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Riptide: Betrayal of Blood (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 3) by Claudette Melanson is a young adult paranormal novel. Riptide will appeal most to a young adult audience that enjoyed books one and two of the Maura DeLuca Trilogy, as well as young adult paranormal fiction fans. Riptide follows a young vampire princess changeling named Maura as she fights to survive and uncover the mystery surrounding her life. Maura is left mostly alone as she is forbidden to see her friends, her parents remain distant, her cousin wants her dead, and parts of her family have been ordered by their king never to initiate contact with his daughter, Maura. Move over Twilight, Supernatural, and Bitten, and make room for Riptide: Betrayal of Blood (The Maura DeLuca Trilogy Book 3) by Claudette Melanson. Riptide holds an entirely new and different world within its pages. This world has all sorts of supernatural creatures ranging from vampires to fae, to angels, to elves, all the way to pixies. I have never read a book that had this many different supernatural creatures inside it and that gives details of each race without taking away from the book itself. My only regret is that I read Riptide without reading books one and two first.