Title: Blood Slave
Author Name & Publisher: Caitlin Ricci (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: December 28, 2015 – 200 pgs
Prince Jai, a merciless vampire warlord, has taken up a crusade to stop the enslavement of the humans and werewolves by his own kind. He’s heard tales of the time before a comet came and changed the world, and though they may just be stories told by an old human woman, he finds hope in them. After months of killing the other vampires, he’s nearing his goal of taking the king’s throne for himself. It’s the only way to bring peace to everyone, and he won’t stop until he sees that happen.
However, his men are tired, and when one clan proves to be too much for him, he agrees to a temporary peace treaty. To sweeten the deal, Jai is given the use of a blood slave, Ash. Jai detests the use of blood slaves and wants nothing to do with them. But when he realizes Ash could be another weapon in his arsenal, he spends the months training him to be everything his master has ever feared.
This world this author created in this book was awesome I really loved it!
Now I do like slow burns so please don’t get me wrong when I say this but sometimes they can really be too slow and I will find myself getting annoyed and really wishing they would just get together already. Well unfortunately I felt like that with this book it just felt like it took forever for them to finally give in to their attraction for each other then the book was over. So honestly I would have liked to have seen more of them together. But other than that I really liked this story and all the action you get in this book and the different take on vampires this author created in this story.
There was a few times I wished Jai would have gotten over himself he was a little annoying sometimes. But I really loved the characters this author created even Jai which I grew to love his character by the end of this story .
So I will leave this review with I really liked this story! I would recommend this book!
Prince Jai was a very noble vampire. He was trying to bring together all of the beings of the world – not have the vampires take blood slaves and have a leader that can leave everyone and not just their own groups’ interest.
This book was a world of vampires, humans and werewolves. It was a world of somewhat ordered chaos at times, but it was a very interesting place we are in – Ricci did a great job at allowing the reader to feel in the setting. I could understand the chill in the water, the feel of rain on bare skin, the boredom and the adrenaline of fighting.
Ash is a blood slave, but not a human one. He is a slave that is shy, kind, sympathetic towards others and one who wants to learn, grown and become more than a blood slave.
While I enjoyed this story immensely, I did feel it was a bit slow at times. It might have been Ricci’s intent for the reader to feel the boredom of the characters by allowing the reader to read about their boredom for quite a few scenes. I would have liked to know more about the M/M/M group of the second in command and their charge too. I think that would have helped me to enjoy the story more since she hinted at their relationship, but we never really got a glimpse head on at it.
Overall, this was an entertaining story, but kind of slow.
Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. If she isn’t writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful fiance and their dog. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.