eBook, 321 pages
Expected publication: September 14th 2012 by Tracy Cooper-Posey
ISBN 13: 9781927423110
Source: Author, for the purpose of an honest review
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance, m/m/f ménage
Series: Blood Stone, book #2
Best read in order: yes
I enjoyed Blood Knot and its characters so much. I was so pleased to see that Nial, Winter, and Sebastian had large roles in the second installment of the Blood Stone series. I was also very pleased by the fact that readers are given some more knowledge about Winter and her incredible abilities. Nial is still the master manipulator, which I just absolutely love. He has spent the past year (since ending of 1st book) dropping hints and trails that will lead unknown players to a movie set to be exposed as participants in his new game.
Blood Stone is heavily wrapped in Hollywood, a movie, and the production of that movie and all of the tiny details that go along with it. I think this is where I got lost. I’ll also admit that I skimmed much of the movie biz details. I’m not into movies and the inner workings of one did not hold my attention. The detail that Tracy puts into this portion of the book is very thorough. There is much posturing and grandstanding between two of the main characters and the fight for one of them to be part of the movie. I was once again lost to this portion of the book.
Kate, Adrian/Roman, and Garrett/Calum/Micheil have complex relationships. Garret and Roman have had romantic interludes in the past, but currently despise each other. They repeat their trysts throughout their lives, but never settle into a relationship. Kate has been attracted to and flirting with the idea of either man for a while, but Adrian is the one to earn her trust first. Garrett makes himself her nemesis in his effort to become part of her next movie. That would be a movie part of this book that I just didn’t get.
The one part of this book that sucked me in and had me completely enraptured was the Blood Stone. The history behind this was amazing. The origins of it were very interesting. I want to know more about this stone. The stone itself is just a very small piece of Blood Stone. Once it was finally introduced on page I was expecting more and what I got was so little.
I was very disappointed in the epilogue. It seemed like it was tacked on as an afterthought. It did answer two huge questions I had since possibly the middle of the book. That is part of my annoyance with Blood Stone though. There are entirely too many unanswered questions. I suppose it possibly leads to a buildup of anticipation for the next book in the series. Blood Stone and its breadcrumbs are much like Nial and his breadcrumbs. The details (breadcrumbs) are plentiful, keep your curiosity piqued, but are stretched far and thin and risk getting lost in other particulars.