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"imaginative take on both the vamp and Other World themes"

I finally bought an e-book. It's by Charlotte Boyett-Compo and is called "BloodWind". It's a vamp story with an intriguing twist. The hero is from a race/species that is very militaristic. Terran women, the brightest, most beautiful, and most fit, are kidnapped to help repopulate the hero's world, which lost all its women when germ warfare backfired. The hero is a beast is more ways than one, but you and the heroine are sympathetic because the hero was raised without love, or any human warmth, and even as a baby was kept under a harsh regime. The hero keeps his actual beast under control through special drugs. What he turns into without the drugs led to ancient Terran, specifically Celtic vampire myths. If you like alpha males who are conquered by their love for their women, this is the story for you. If you can't accept that the hero is a product of his culture, and comes from a very violent, macho, militaristic though technically advanced world, then this story will get your back up.

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It also has a gory scene or two, and the hero undergoes some brutal treatment, without suffering a single scratch.

When he goes all caveman on the heroine, it didn't offend me, because at the same time, we see him helpless (struggling hard but sinking anyway) before his attraction to the heroine. And he never hurts her. His brutish possessiveness was made understandable because you remember the poor innocent baby he used to be, cruelly starved of love, and you know that the heroine is the only source of warmth he has ever experienced in his cold world. As a reader, I saw his behavior as being like a child who fears what he loves may be taken away - and all his life he has been taught that the only way to respond to a threat is to fight (he actually doesn't get that far, in that particular scene, but the earth practically trembles! When it comes to the heroine, he is all instinct and aggression, and he goes by the "What I want I take" thinking that all the top males like himself are encouraged in. He doesn't even realize he's caught until much much later. He doesn't even admit he wants to bed her, at first. he thinks he spent a fortune to get her just cause he felt like it. From the beginning he acts in uncharacteristic ways in her� presence, trying to please her without knowing why.

Yeah ... I really liked this story. Very imaginative take on both the vamp and Other World themes.

Carol Castellanos / June 2000

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 21, 2002

SUMMARY

The Rysalian Empire, in their determination to crush their enemies, had unleashed their horror upon themselves instead. But the women of the megaverse and beyond, even unto Terra, paid the price. Plucked from their home worlds and enslaved by the Rysalian warriors, they were bought and sold, bred and discarded or slain at the whim of their captors … until the Resistance was born of their hate and suffering.

The Elite warriors, the Reapers were the demons of every Terran woman's nightmare. And one in particular was a nightmare in his own right, a killer among killers. His name was Kamerone Cree. But the Resistance needed him and it fell to Dr. Brigit Dunne to do the unthinkable, the impossible--she must seduce Captain Kamerone Cree and make him fall in love with her to turn him from the Empire.

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Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.

Please note: this title was previously released elsewhere but has been revised for its NCP release.

LENGTH: Full Novel--PLUS
SENSUALITY: Spicy

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BloodWind
(Wind Demon Trilogy: Book 1)
by Charlotte Boyett-Compo

New Concepts Publishing
September 1, 2006
ISBN #1586089617
EAN #9781586089610
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Other Books by
Charlotte Boyett-Compo

Winds Through Time
WindWarrior
WindChaser
Emperor of the Wind
WindFall
Kiss of the Wind
Craving's Chinook
Windchance
BlackMoon Reaper
In the Arms of the Wind
Dancing on the Wind
Wyndsheer
The Wayward Wind
Embrace the Wind
My Reaper's Daughter
Windretriever
The WyndMasters Son
WyndRaider
Her Reaper's Arms
NightWind
Ellora's Cavemen: Seasons of Seduction II
Journey of the Wind
WindDeceiver
In the Heart of the Wind
Ghost Wind
WindBorn
WindBeliever
WindDreamer
Evil Wind
The WyndMaster's Lady
Tears of the Reaper
Dreams of the Oasis IV
Prime Reaper
DarkWind
Windseeker
Reaper's Revenge
Desert Wind
Prince of the Wind
Windweeper
WyndRiver Sinner
WindWolf
Windseeker
Taken By The Wind
Windkeeper
In The Winds Eye
Viraiden and Bronwyn
Sean and Bronwyn
Lucien's Khamsin
Fated Mates
Longing's Levant
Rapture's Etesian
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Desire's Sirocco
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NightWind
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WindChance
The Windreaper
In The Heart Of The Wind
Twilight Obsessions
In The Teeth Of The Wind
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