This is not your sweet sparkling vampire story. Old-school vampires have re-surfaced, responsible for brutal murders and more blood than anyone can cope with. In "Tangled Blood Lines", Cianna Fitzgerald, a young but "retired" crime scene investigator, finds herself back in a world she walked away from some years ago.
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About the Author
Born and raised in North Eastern Pennsylvania, Deborah Noel fell in love with writing at age 12. She has written plays, short stories and poetry. Married at sunset on Hawaii’s Maui Island, Deborah and her husband, Herb, still reside in Pennsylvania, where they enjoy moments of joy with their Jack Russell Terrier, named Rocket. While their demolition business was slow in 2009, her husband encouraged her to follow her novel-writing dream. “Tangled Blood Lines” is the result.
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Tangled blood Lines based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
This is Liz, from Science Fiction and Such, and I received this book in exchange for an honest review. The beginning of this book is a nightmare. No, I mean, literally a nightmare. Deborah Noel drops you right into the middle of Cianna’s flashback nightmare… the first crime scene she ever investigated… Flash forward, and her life is very different… and … she’s in hiding. Now, before I inadvertently insert spoilers (I really hate those) let’s jump out of the plot and into perception. I have to be honest, that just after the awesome nightmare that made me post on Facebook and Tweet away, I spent a good day completely confused. I didn’t dislike anything I was reading. Far from it, in fact. However, I couldn’t always tell when I was in Cianna’s present or past, until the end of a passage. I was constantly swiping back to see where I was. Under closer scrutiny, I don’t think this was due to Ms. Noel’s writing, but due to some possible formatting issues with my copy of Tangled Bloodlines. As I purchased this on Amazon, myself, I want you to be forewarned. You will love this book, but you may have to go back and check your time periods every once in a while. That being said, about a third of the way into this story, everything irons out and I had no trouble sticking with it for the rest of the story. Ms. Noel writes very real, likable characters in Cianna and Declan, as well as their daughter, Mattie. They have some kind of mixed blood (I promise I didn’t ruin anything there) and that lineage is what is going to pull them into the middle of a boat load of trouble. Highly perceptive, they rise to any challenge, together. Now, for the end…. it’s a huge cliffhanger. I really thought I was going to be turning the page for another chapter. There was none. There was also no resolution of any kind. I find that disconcerting, preferring some kind of personal ending for my characters, even when I know that the book is part of a series. Without that, I feel out of sorts, so right now, I’m pulling my mind back together and gearing up to wait for the next installment of the series.
So this was filled with some major twists but they pretty much make sense. It’s not your normal Vampire book forsure. I love the characters and the story line. The surprises were unexpected but awesome. I wasn’t able to stop reading until I finished the book in one sitting. I cannot wait for the next book because I am dying to find out what’s going on and what’s going to happen! Let’s just say if the second book was out right now. I’d be staying up to read and finish it right now also. Deborah Noel is DEFINITELY an author that needs to be watched and is officially a new fave author of mine. **Disclosure—I was given this book in exchange for an honest review**
I was excited to read this story just the title was pulling me in. This is not your typical Vampire/Wolf/Witch kinda story,and I am glad I have read it. The characters are a great team and the story has twists and turns that you wouldn't expected. The journey Cianna and Declan take not only rekindles the love they have for each other but leads them to learn more about there heritage and the connection this has to there work. I can't wait for the next book.
Cianna Fitzgerald is a great crime scene investigator. After seeing a several brutal and unsolvable deaths, she retires, leaves her husband, Declan and takes her daughter Mattie to a safer area to protect her. Five years later, Cianna is still troubled by nightmares and more in love with her husband than ever. After a random father/daughter camping trip, life as she knows it is drastically changed and she tumbles deep into the paranormal world. I started this book without reading any reviews, so I wasn’t even sure it was a paranormal novel until several chapters into the book, my first thought was possibly detective novel. This book was a great surprise, a wonderful combination of paranormal romance and crime drama. The author described the scenes with such detail, I could picture them vividly. This was a great read and very hard to put down. I would definitely recommend and give it 4 out of 5 stars.
My Thoughts/Review: OMG this book came to me about a month or two ago when I was in school. I got so caught up in school that it was hard for me to start it. To say that I was very angry I did not pick it up sooner is an understatement. Once I started reading it I could not put it down. It captivated me right from the start and I had to know what happened to these unique characters Deborah has created. So without further ado here is what I thought. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!! Cianna is an investigative crime scene photographer. She goes to the scenes of crimes and takes pictures. She has an eye for detail and she loves to take pictures until one crime scene was so brutal she passed out. She went to a crime scene and started taking pictures of all the corpses until she points her camera at the last corpse and she thinks it is her husband. She screams and passes out and when she awakens she finds out it was her husband's twin brother and not her husband. She is so devastated she retires because she can't handle the work. But once she is retired she misses her work so when her Uncle Sam calls her and asks her to look at some crime scene photos she jumps at the chance because she misses it. The only thing is she misses her husband to and she does not want her daughter caught up in any police business. Her Uncle Sam convinces her he can talk to Declan and he will be okay with her looking at the pictures. As the story goes on Cianna looks at the crime scene photos and she tries to see what the link is between the murders. She must also learn to trust some people on the way because she will need them. Not everyone is what they appear but through all of it she knows who she can trust and who she can't. Cianna will go on an adventure of a lifetime and she will travel far and wide to get back what was taken from her. She will stop at nothing to get it back. She will learn in the process what she is and what she can do. She was raised to believe she was one thing but the truth comes out and she has to come to turns with the fact that she is a Supe and she never knew it. She knew she was different but what she never knew. What will she do with her new knowledge? Will she embrace her future or will she rebel against it? Will she be able to solve the murders in time? Will she get back what she loves most in the world? Read on to find out! This book will leave you BREATHLESS! I know it did it to me! Memorable Quotes: Page 43 Declan and Cianna talking: He broke his body away first. Keeping his forehead against mine and our noses touching, he lingered. I moved my hand to push his lips back to mine from the back of his head, but he arched his neck to stop it from happening. I opened my eyes to look into his. They were so close I couldn't get them into focus. We didn't break the embrace. It seemed if time had disappeared and we were all that was left. "There is much to do," he was barely audible. I blinked once. "Lots of planning," he said no louder than before. I blinked again. He pulled back from our embrace and smiled wildly. "Really?" he asked in the same tone. I slowly closed my eyes and opened them again. A single tear fell from his eye. I caught it halfway down his cheek with my finger. "The walls are gone, Declan," I winked. "You are officially allowed back in." "A chuisle (a kwish-la)," his Gaelic native language filled my brain. My love. I replied in Gaelic out loud, "Is tu mo grha (iss two muh guhraw), Declan." I love you.