Fifth Of Blood by Kris Austen Radcliffe

Fifthofblood

Fifth of Blood

book release info

Book name — Fifth of Blood

by — Kris Austen Radcliffe

release date — February 27th, 2014

Series name — Fate <> Fire <> Shifter <> Dragon series

book no. 3 in the series

blurb —

Rysa’s out of control abilities are eating her alive. No one—not Ladon and Dragon, nor their sisters—dare stand within thirty feet of the lethal power her body exudes. But when Ladon’s ruptured past consumes his mind, only Rysa holds the cure he needs.

But she’s out of his reach. And she’s wasting away.

To make a bad situation worse, an old Fate family caught Rysa’s scent. Now she must find the answers to their problems—and recover her talisman—before a Roman Emperor finds his prey.

With the help of the newly-healed, newly-invincible Derek, Rysa plays a game of cat and mouse with the worst Fates and Burners on the planet. And maybe—just maybe—they will all come out alive.

Rysa’s out of control abilities are eating her alive. No one—not Ladon and Dragon, nor their sisters—dare stand within thirty feet of the lethal power her body exudes. But when Ladon’s ruptured past consumes his mind, only Rysa holds the cure he needs. But she’s out of his reach. And she’s wasting away. To make a bad situation worse, an old Fate family caught Rysa’s scent. Now she must find the answers to their problems—and recover her talisman—before a Roman Emperor finds his prey. With the help of the newly-healed, newly-invincible Derek, Rysa plays a game of cat and mouse with the worst Fates and Burners on the planet. And maybe—just maybe—they will all come out alive.

Excerpts from book —

Fifth of blood, excerpt no. 1

“Sorry.” Andreas’s voice returned to the speaker. “We’ve been letting the Seraphim trickle out as their enthralling sets, but the last one wanted to stay.” He chuckled. “I told Renee not to tell her arrogant prick of a boss.”

Ladon sniffed. Andreas’s comment would be funny if wasn’t true.

“But you didn’t call about the Seraphim, did you.” The fatigue curled around Andreas’s voice again.

“No.” He wasn’t calling about the “buyers,” either. They had a lead on Rysa’s talisman, and the other Fates, the ones who had been looking to kidnap her, could wait.

“Is it because she’s not sleeping?”

Andreas knew? “Why didn’t you say something?” Ladon glanced in the rearview mirror. Were they all conspiring?

“Because Rysa said, for your health, my legatus, that you were not to be taxed with extra worries. Which is exactly what she said. ‘Do not tax Ladon with extra worries.’ So no extra taxing. And I have not taxed you. Because you worry.”

Rysa was correct to ask Andreas not to tell. Dragon pushed his big head between the front seats, but kept himself below the sightlines through the windshield. You are having trouble controlling your moods.

Excerpt no. 2

Derek jogged toward the Praesagio buildings. “Keep up, Burner.”

“Aye, Captain Russia! You’re the one with the enchanted swords, not me.” Billy followed behind. “If I can’t have one, can I name them?”

Derek shook his head. “No. Be quiet.”

“I shall call them Poke and Stab, killers of Fates and slicers of Shifters!” Billy pulled up a bush so they could get by. “You need to find a two more so we have a complete set. Poke and Stab and George and Ringo!”

“You really do need to be quiet, Billy.”

Review:

3.5 out of 5 Fangs
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
To be completely honest I have to confess that I jumped into Fifth of Blood totally blind. Fifth of Blood is actually the third book in The Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon series, an established series that also includes two novellas. The series order is:
#0 Prolusio: Three Prelude stories of Fates, Fire, Shifters, and Dragons.
#1 Games of Fate
#1.5 Conpulsio
#2 Flux of Skin
#3 Fifth of Blood
#3.5 Silence: Coming this Summer
Fifth of Blood finds Ryssa Torres, the Draki Prime, on the move desperately searching for her stolen talisman. Without it, Ryssa’s growing powers spiral out of control destroying her body. The explosion of power also forces those most important to her, Ladon and Dragon, to keep their distance. Can Ryssa and her crew outwit teams of other dangerous Fates and Burners to find the talisman or will Ryssa and Ladon be doomed to face more tragedy?
What worked for me: Ryssa is the best kind of paranormal heroine. She’s fierce and rough around the edges but has just a smidge of frailty. Biting sarcasm coupled with her struggle with ADHD, ground her and make her feel real in a very chaotic paranormal world. Also, the relationship between Ryssa and her man Ladon was a treat. The chemistry between the pair is super strong and carries hints of sadness, heat, and true love.
What didn’t work for me: Fifth of Blood definitely should not be read as a stand-alone. Being new to this series I was lost for the majority of the read and struggled to follow along. The story is also told from multiple POV’s and at times I found it hard to shift between characters and focus on the story.
Favorite Quotes:
“Grandpa Andreas told her she was dangerous. He called her a true hornet’s nest. The douchebag asshat in front of her didn’t know the half of it.”
“She didn’t argue. This time, she understood. He meant – You are mine to love. You are mine to protect. Domination wasn’t his desire. Mine wasn’t a state for Ladon. Mine was an action.”
If you like quirky kick-butt paranormal heroines and epic life or death quests, Fifth of Blood may be for you. Do yourself a favor and check out the first books of the series before jumping in.

Other release info —

Other books in the series:

#0 – Prolusio: Three Stories of Fates Fire Shifters & Dragons – http://www.amazon.com/Prolusio-Stories-Shifters-Universe-ebook/dp/B00B7O2FYM/

#1 – Games of Fate

http://www.amazon.com/Games-Fate-Fantasy-Shifter-ebook/dp/B00B7PI158/

#1.5 – Conpulsio: A Fate ~ Fire ~ Shifter ~ Dragon novella

http://www.amazon.com/Conpulsio-Shifter-novella-Universe-ebook/dp/B00CEPT96K/

#2 – Flux of Skin

http://www.amazon.com/Shifter-Dragon-Fantasy-Universe-ebook/dp/B00EJWT66O/

Facebook release event link —

https://www.facebook.com/events/605974006147297/

Advertisements

Posted on February 27, 2014, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Jade Aurora Waters

Bedtime stories...and more...

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

Jeanne Fury

Could we have everything louder than everything else?

Vicky Combs - The Vixen

Vicky Combs owner of The Vixen and friend of my author Anna Dubois.

WordPress Tavern

WordPress News — Free as in Beer.

Thrill of the Chaste

Personal experiences in the world of Male Chastity

Lady Smut

We know what we like...

Christina Mandara

Erotica, BDSM, Bondage and More...

Lace Winter

Romance Novels with an Erotic Edge

Release Parties @ TRS

The best books from the romance genre's best authors.

Romance Novel Giveaways

♥ Freebie and Giveaways of all things romance ♥

SEX w/ Annie

Lets talk about Sex. It's so important in any relationship. This site should give you some ideas on how to put the spice back into your relationship.

Freedom Hunter

Wear the World like a Loose Garment

E J Frost

Writer of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Hard Romance

Wicked Wednesday

Be wickedly sexy or sexily wicked!

Stormy Night Publications

Publishers of BDSM and Kink Erotica

Mia Kerick

Love is What I See

Beauty's Punishments

Book Reviews and News You Can Use

Alice Dark - BentAlice

Your Daily Spanking

Mary Wehr

SEXY SPANKING ROMANCE

Chelle Bliss

Author of the Love at Last series

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Creative Writing Tips and Authorial Support from Fantasy Writer Victoria Grefer

UF & PNR Series Bibliophile

This is for lovers of UF & PNR series discussion.

Books by Alyna Nyx

a.k.a. Author Cassandra Burchett

irobert.me

The internet home of Robert Emmett

Anastasia Vitsky

Governing Ana: Spanks, spoons, and happily ever after

erzabetbishop

Erotic romance with an edge

SSLYblog

Smile Somebody Loves You!

Jade Aurora Waters

Bedtime stories...and more...

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

Jeanne Fury

Could we have everything louder than everything else?

Vicky Combs - The Vixen

Vicky Combs owner of The Vixen and friend of my author Anna Dubois.

WordPress Tavern

WordPress News — Free as in Beer.

Thrill of the Chaste

Personal experiences in the world of Male Chastity

Lady Smut

We know what we like...

Christina Mandara

Erotica, BDSM, Bondage and More...

Lace Winter

Romance Novels with an Erotic Edge

Release Parties @ TRS

The best books from the romance genre's best authors.

Romance Novel Giveaways

♥ Freebie and Giveaways of all things romance ♥

SEX w/ Annie

Lets talk about Sex. It's so important in any relationship. This site should give you some ideas on how to put the spice back into your relationship.

Freedom Hunter

Wear the World like a Loose Garment

E J Frost

Writer of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Hard Romance

Wicked Wednesday

Be wickedly sexy or sexily wicked!

Stormy Night Publications

Publishers of BDSM and Kink Erotica

Mia Kerick

Love is What I See

Beauty's Punishments

Book Reviews and News You Can Use

Alice Dark - BentAlice

Your Daily Spanking

Mary Wehr

SEXY SPANKING ROMANCE

Chelle Bliss

Author of the Love at Last series

Creative Writing with the Crimson League

Creative Writing Tips and Authorial Support from Fantasy Writer Victoria Grefer

UF & PNR Series Bibliophile

This is for lovers of UF & PNR series discussion.

Books by Alyna Nyx

a.k.a. Author Cassandra Burchett

irobert.me

The internet home of Robert Emmett

Anastasia Vitsky

Governing Ana: Spanks, spoons, and happily ever after

erzabetbishop

Erotic romance with an edge

SSLYblog

Smile Somebody Loves You!

%d bloggers like this: