Dyletri, God of Fertility, has locked away his powers. No woman is allowed to touch him, not until he can return his long-dead lover back to life. All he has to do is sacrifice one human girl. A girl who unlocks his powers and rips his dormant lust right out of his body. Trapped by his promise, Dyletri has no choice but to watch her die, no matter how much he wants her. Yet the darkness of his calling is spiraling within him, demanding he claim the human as his. If he goes back on his promise, the energy of the Fates will cause untold destruction in the Universe. That doesn’t change how Dyletri’s begun exhibiting symptoms that point to more than just lust. How does he allow Ismini to die when she’s come to own him from the inside out?
Well my very first thought when I started this book was, “Well alright this is interesting” but it was not to long before I was fully engrossed and read it in one sitting. Blood Flows Deep in the Empire takes us into a story of myth and legend with Gods and Goddesses and alternate universes. It is a blend of geek science stuff, myths and of course some very hot sex.
Dyletri and Ismini are gripping characters who both struggle with the past and what is going to become of them in the future. It is not easy to accept emotions that come barreling at you when you think that your destiny is something completely different. There were a few formatting errors in the book but because it was an early copy I think that they will be fixed before the release date and overall they were not bad enough to take away from the overall story of the book. The whole cast of characters was entertaining and I found myself literally laughing out loud as some of the interactions that took place. I look forward to reading about the other stories that have been set up and will take place.
If your an erotic romance reader who loves some paranormal and adventure this is going to be a great read for you. N. Isabelle Blanco has created a very hot and very interesting universe that pulls you in. Blood Flows Deep is not your normal erotica at all, although trust me there is plenty of heat to get you through as well.
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