The Blood King

The Blood King

by Calle J. Brookes
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The Blood King by Calle J. Brookes

War was cruelty, cruelty was war. Sacrifices must be made by both sides.

Rydere Dardanos was king of the Dardaptos people—the race of beings responsible for the ancient vampire legends. He’d do anything to protect his people in the war between the Dardaptoans and all those named Taniss.

Emily Taniss was the new CEO of Taniss Industries, the company her grandfather started sixty years ago. The company responsible for so many horrific acts against the Dardaptoan people. Her grandfather’s actions held many repercussions for Emily and her cousins. It would take them years to straighten it all out.

But Emily didn’t have years, she had only moments.

Rydere saw the young woman’s death as a necessary sacrifice for his people. So many of his people had been lost at Taniss hands, her death was only fitting. Owed to his people. He didn’t have to like killing her, but he would do it. He held her small body clutched against him as he lowered his fangs toward her neck. He would make it easy on her, he would make it quick.

Until his first taste of her blood made it clear to him she wasn’t just a sacrifice. She was his destined mate...and queen of his people.

Now he would have to convince her of that...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940032823353
Publisher: Calle J. Brookes
Publication date: 10/19/2011
Series: Dardanos, Co. , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 28,843
File size: 117 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Who is Calle Jaye Brookes? Calle Jay is fun, playful, ironic, professional and sophisticated. She’s super-educated in the field of fiction and would spend most of her time walking around in “Book World” (or”eBook World”). Does she have slight control freak tendencies? Yep. Why else would she chose to self-publish? In her day job she gets to read romance novels. In her night job she gets to write them! Her favorite color is bold purple. She likes rock like Kid Rock, Shinedown, and Nickelback. Add in a bit of Anastacia and Adelle, too. She collects rocks. Watches crime dramas. Abhors Lifetime Movies and Titanic (especially Leo…) and refuses to read or write about sparkly teen vampires. She’s married to a cop she strongly suspects is a vampire. They’ve made vampire babies, too. They live in Indiana with their vampire relatives and their vampire dogs.

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The Blood King 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 154 reviews.
pepper-ann More than 1 year ago
this was a really short book that i was able to read in less than two hours but it was a good read and hopefully the next one will be longer. i love a good vamp romance and i really liked the characters and hope that the author will write more indept in the next book. highly recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vampires, Humans, Werewolves, and Destined Mates all wrapped up in a short story. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. It is a Novella, so be prepared the the story to move along quickly. But Calle J. Brookes is really a great author and ensures the reader is intterested. So hold and enjoy the reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This ebook was really good! The characters (Ryder adn Emily) were believable and reacted in ways that fit them! I also bought the rest of the series and can't wait to read them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked this but it is really short. 131 pages but its not even that long due to having a preview for the next book. I do plan to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, so I'm buying the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always love a story were a protective male falls utterly in love with a woman. Short 100+ pages.jas
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cant wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick and very readable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was great but way to short. Now I will add yet another author to my list of favorites.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series and it just gets better from the first book. Can not wait for #8.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story was alright
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoed it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanted more the moment i finished
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining. Ended up buying the other books. The plot lines all meld together so well. There are some typos but not enough to distract from the storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate that it was a short story though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One great Read and Ride!! It will have you reading the other books that go with this story ENJOY!!
reddfox More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the author and look forward to reading more of their material.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
short story- good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really got into this book then it was over there was to many unanswered questions
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
If you want to dip your toe into the world of Calle J Brookes and see if her world of the Dardanos vampires is for you, then why not try this free short story? Yes it is a short story but it introduces a wealth of characters and background which has left me wanting more (surely the idea of a short story??). There are enough reviews that dissect the story so I won't do that but I will just say that I really liked this story and definitely want to read more of the author's work. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My only complaint thus far with the two books that I've read which includes this one, is that they are too short and seems to be missing the endings! They both have potential.
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Intriguing enough that I looked into the rest of the series and had to bump this review to four stars. The first read through there were a few gabs that left me scratching my head, but after completing the series I'm very pleased. I'll definitely be look forward to more by this author. The only thing I would note to readers is that the books are not written in chronological order. I would love to see the author change the numbering of the books so that the series flows smoother for the reader as they move from book to book. Recommended series. All read