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Ruby
     

Ruby

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by Jettie Necole
 
Ruby unites the seductive and sinister actions of the supernatural with the allure and elegance of a Regency romance.

A historical romance begins to blossom around Lady Ruby Waterfield, but family secrets and unpredictable suitors expose a world of supernatural creatures�ancient enemies bound by war: vampires and warlocks.

Set in 1811 England, Ruby

Overview

Ruby unites the seductive and sinister actions of the supernatural with the allure and elegance of a Regency romance.

A historical romance begins to blossom around Lady Ruby Waterfield, but family secrets and unpredictable suitors expose a world of supernatural creatures�ancient enemies bound by war: vampires and warlocks.

Set in 1811 England, Ruby finally attends her first London Season at the age of eighteen. After departing from her safe, secluded childhood in the country, she quickly discovers that taking her rightful place among the aristocracy is the least of her worries after she becomes the target of a vindictive vampire. Determined to learn the truth about her family bloodlines, this clever debutante must navigate her pursuit while two gentlemen�one, her loyal best friend; the other, a mysteriously handsome stranger�grow increasingly tied to her future. From the dark alleys of Covent Garden to the lavish balls of the high society ton, clandestine agendas leave Ruby's heart exposed to a dangerous new world of mystery, magic, and love.

Ruby is the first novel in the Tree of Blood series that takes root in exposing the origins of supernatural bloodlines.

Ruby: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Historical

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149549689
Publisher:
Jettie Necole
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Tree of Blood , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
472
File size:
798 KB

Meet the Author

Jettie Necole was born and raised in Kentucky, during which she spent most of her time daydreaming, reading, taking photos, shooting movies and searching for four leaf clovers. Having a passion for the art of storytelling and dynamics of film production, she earned a bachelor's degree in Film & Television from the University of Texas at Austin, during which she wrote, directed, and edited her own films. After graduation she moved to Los Angeles where she worked in the Television & Film industry. Currently she lives in Kentucky with her husband and their fluffy Goldendoodle named Oliver.

Visit Jettie's website at www.jettienecole.com

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Ruby 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mathphilosopher More than 1 year ago
Jettie Necole's “Ruby” is the first book in the “Tree of Blood” series. It's a historical, paranormal romance. So far, it is definitely historical and paranormal, but I could have done with a bit more romance. The writing is very detailed and the book is nice and long and has a lot of meat on its bones. The characters are very nuanced and each character is a work of art. There are lots of plot twists and turns. It starts out like any historical romance and then takes a hard left turn – if you've ever seen or read “The Hunt for Red October,” then you might say Necole is a master user of “Crazy Ivans.”
histgirl More than 1 year ago
I normally tend to stay far away from historical romances. My background in history makes it hard for me to sometimes delve into the stories without finding myself overly critiquing the historical accuracy or trying to ignore the reality of hygiene and sanitary issues in the midst of a steamy romance scene. I know, I know, I am missing out on some great books because of my hang-ups but I promise I am really trying to tackle it and take on historical romances. After I read the blurb for Ruby I knew this was the book to help me battle my hang-ups. The idea of a plot set in Regency England that combined sinister characters, heart stopping romance, supernatural creatures and Persian mythology sounded fascinating! Once I started reading I was completely absorbed and hooked.  Jettie Necole weaves an intriguing and detailed story of Regency England where Vampires and other unnatural creatures roam the night undetected by normals. The vampires are hunted by magic wielding Warlocks who are Zoroastrians lead by 12 guardians whose duty is to guard the Fire, the greatest power against vampires.  The story starts off by introducing us to the charming and elegant Lady Ruby Waterfield. Ruby is leaving her childhood home in the country and setting off to her grandfather Lord Caxton’s exquisite estate in London where she will make her formal and first introduction into London Society amongst the aristocracy. Ruby isn’t like most other young aristocratic ladies. She’s clever, independent and curious. She doesn’t enjoy the snobby high society debutantes, gossiping, or the idea that she’s being put out on display as a prize for suitable bachelors interested in marrying her because of her status. However, Ruby doesn’t let the politics of aristocratic London dictate her life and she makes sure to enjoy her time in London. She forms a sisterly bond with her maid Sara and develops a friendship with a quirky handsome professor named Gerard. Life is full of adventure, wonder and so many possibilities but things began to take a dark turn.  Her grandfather’s past has come back to haunt him and as a result he finds himself at the mercy of his business partner, a vindictive vampire named Nathan Vanderbilt. Ruby’s grandfather concocts a plan to get Nathan off his back by offering up his beautiful granddaughter as an enticing prize. Ruby is overwhelmed by this dark gentleman whom she abhors yet finds herself unwillingly drawn to. Nathan isn’t the only suitor who has his eyes set on Ruby. Ruby’s childhood best friend Fredrick has arrived back in London confessing his love for her while offering her his hand in marriage. Fredrick is everything Ruby could ask for. He’s kind, protective, handsome, loyal and intelligent. However, a dashing and mysterious stranger named Druvirro has swept her off her feet. His touch alone sends sparks of longing that bring Ruby to her knees. Ruby is torn between these two men in her life and as she explores her feelings her world is turned further upside down. She’s discovers there are things about her family and herself that will forever change her life. Secrets that when revealed place her in the center of a dangerous war between Warlocks and Vampires.  The characters are multifaceted and engaging, even the secondary characters, Sara and Gerard, are enchanting. The story has everything a reader could ask for from suspense, to action, to drama, and romance. I’ll be waiting impatiently for the next book there are so many things I want to know and so much more of the story yet to be revealed. I’m interested in reading more about the home world of the Zoroastrians and finding out once the magical binds are removed from Ruby what power she holds. Plus, I have developed a bit of crush on Druvirro and can’t wait to find out what happens to our dark fallen hero. Sorry, Fredrick, but I’m team Druvirro.  Copy provided for review. Reviewed by Joy for Crystal's Many Reviewers