Blood Debt by Nancy Straight (Audio Review)
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Her whole life it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.
©2012 Nancy Straight (P)2014 Nancy Straight
Cami has lived her life essentially in the dark, until her mother passes and her world turns into an alternate universe. She begins to learn the secrets her mother has tried desperately to keep and meets family she did not know existed. She is thrown into a world where her hopes and dreams are twisted into her worst nightmare. She is sure she has been sucked into an alternate reality, but has she?
Centaur legend has begun to sink into her, a life she does not appreciate not having been raised with the “proper” way to act, date, live…..her destiny is up in the air and she is left wondering if it is worth seeking out.
Cami is a strong, determined young woman who has her mind set on love, life and integrity. She resists the Centaur way of life at every turn with the exception of acceptance of her new family.
I love the romantic story meshed into this book. The friendships are strong, the characters determined/strong and personalities are so well developed, I could not stop listening. I cannot wait to see where this story goes. The author has done an amazing job tying centaur legend to the gods, giving this “race” their own skills.
I read this in e-book years ago, while listening to this audio book, I was able to really appreciate this story so much more. The narrator has given this book true life.
Five fangs from Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock.