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HEY THERE FRIENDS! TODAY I HAVE A BOOK THAT IS OUT OF THE NORM FOR ME, BUT I REALLY ENJOYED IT! I LOVE THOSE BOOKS THAT CAN TAKE ME HAPPILY OUT OF MY ELEMENT LIKE THAT! I HAVE MY REVIEW, BUY LINKS, THE BLURB OF BOOK TWO IN THE SERIES, AN EXCERPT, AUTHOR BIO AND LINKS, AND EVEN A RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY, SO LET'S GET STARTED!





BOY OH BOY DOES THAT APPLY HERE! HERE IS MY REVIEW:


        The Edge of Hope (Bad Blood 1) by Alina Popescu
                                               reviewed by: Becky



Everyone she loved betrayed her. She felt lost and broken. Getting away from the pain and embracing a new path, Alexa decided to leave her old life behind and chase a long forgotten dream in Malta. There she met a gorgeous man, bearing the scent of fresh love. He led her to a new city to explore, Amsterdam. Is the tall, dark, and delicious man a dream come true or just a risky gamble?

Alexa chose hope and new beginnings over fear and warning signs only to be brutally dragged into a world she never really thought existed. Vampires, their feuds, and her future held tightly in their hands.

Trapped in a mysterious world, Alexa gives love chance after chance. Following her quest of self-discovery in a blood bound world, will she survive the journey?




Oh my goodness, where to start! This author has done what no other has done in a while, she made me enjoy a m/f book! I just didn't think that was possible anymore ;)! This one is full of surprises, and I will spoil none for you, so this review will be short!

I emplore you to read this book, it is well written, the characters are engaging, and just when you think you have everything figured out, uh uh forget it, you know nothing! 

This is the best kind of book to me, the kind that keeps you on your toes, this book has a massive cliffhanger, so you will HAVE to have book two, and soon (May release)! Read The Edge of Hope, you will be glad you did, and you will be itching for the next one just like I am!

This book has strong female characters, so no sniveling idiots here (thank heavens!), even if you are a staunch mm supporter like I am, give this one a chance, it won't let you down, that much I know! Thanks Alina, for giving me a m/f book I was happy to sink my teeth into!


                                         the 4.5 bleeding heart rating


THAT RATING APPLIES FOR SURE! HERE ARE THE BUY AND MEDIA LINKS:



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HERE IS AN EXCERPT:

He gently helped me get dressed and the more he touched me, the more I felt safe around him. So safe that, for a moment, I forgot how weak I was and, as I completely lacked the needed power to hold myself up, I nearly fell. He caught me and held me tightly in his arms. My internal dam gave in at that precise moment and I really started to cry. Not just tears casually flowing, but anger and pain making their way out through my eyes and mouth.
It will be all right. Don’t worry,” I heard him whisper, but I had a really hard time believing it.
Exorcising part of what was making my soul and mind rumble helped me regain a bit of my strength so I slowly nodded when he asked if I could walk. I was taking the steps, but he was still supporting most of the process. We went down the stairs, but instead of going through the club, we went outside through another door, some kind of service entrance. There were a few cars parked out back. He got me into the back seat of a Honda Civic. I couldn’t tell what color it was.
Just when he was about to get in the car, Anthony appeared out of nowhere right next to him. I instinctively moved to the farthest point from him I could possibly squeeze into.
Leaving so soon?” he asked, a touch of anger in his voice.
Anthony, I can’t really help if you’re never careful enough and leave girls in a state of shock. Be more careful next time,” his friend scolded him.
What’s the point if you can’t go all wild and enjoy their helplessness? That just diminishes the pleasure,” Anthony said and shrugged. I felt a surge of anger, but fear quickly overpowered it when his gaze met mine.
The point is she can stay out and play longer, but you have a horde more inside so I get it. Now I need to take her to your place and clean up your mess… again!” I didn’t really know him, but even I could sense the disgust in his tone.
Fine, have it your way. I won’t be going there for a few days. I need to keep her alive and I am sure you can guess how tempting her blood is. Keep an eye on her. I don’t want sweet Alexa getting any ideas and making me chase her around Europe.”
He turned on his heels and left. Apparently, he had no need to wait for any form of consent.
I finally relaxed when the car drove off and I could feel the distance growing between me and Anthony. The car was very warm and I allowed myself to lie down on the seat and close my eyes.
I woke up as I was being carried inside. I looked up at him and he was smiling warmly. I wanted to smile back, but I could feel that my face wasn’t moving. He placed me on the big sofa in the living room and covered me with a blanket he had brought in from a different room. He stepped into the kitchen and I could hear drawers and cabinets being opened and closed, and then the microwave opened. He came in ten minutes later with a big bowl of steaming liquid.
Here, drink this. And drink it all,” he ordered.
It was a thick soup that didn’t look or smell half bad so I ventured and took a sip.
Easy, it’s really hot,” he said, jumping from his armchair.
Don’t worry,” I said in a barely audible voice. I had always had an abnormal tolerance to hot liquids. When I could finally taste it, I frowned and forced myself to swallow. It had a metallic aftertaste, as if he had mixed iron dust in it.
God, this is awful!” I complained.
Just drink it. You’ll thank me in the morning.” He winked and gave my shoulder a little squeeze. He stayed with me, giving me an occasional nudge to make sure I kept drinking. He kept shifting and frowning, even after I showed him the empty bowl.
What’s wrong?” I asked, annoyed by his overbearing care.
You’re very weak. You almost passed out three times while drinking this.”
I didn’t realize. I’m sorry.” I really hadn’t. I didn’t feel anything, neither light-headed nor sleepy, so it came as a surprise.
Well, you managed to drink it all. Now you’ll get some sleep and you should be fine.” He tried a smile to reassure me, but it wasn’t really working.
What’s your name?” I asked. I probably was feeling better if I had realized we had never been introduced
Louis,” he said, taking the bowl from my hands and tucking me in.
Thank you, Louis. And nice to meet you…sort of.”
Go to sleep, Alexa. And you’re welcome.”


NOW HERE IS AN EARLY LOOK AT BOOK TWO (EEEEPPPP!!!)

Coming Soon: The Breaking of Bonds, Bad Blood #2
The Breaking of Bonds, book 2 of the Bad Blood Trilogy will be released on May 28th, 2015

A human sacrifice has forced vampires, trueborn and baseborn alike, into an escalating conflict with one side pushing for revenge, the other for freedom. The hunt for Anthony and Louis is the trueborns’ main objective, driven by Hesrah’s desire to get even with the two baseborns and avenge her best friend, Alexa. The baseborns are rattled and divided between rallying around the rebels and obeying the rules imposed by Ankhsis.
What emerges from the portal from Earth to Ankhsis in the middle of the turmoil rocking both worlds is more dead than alive. Not human and not baseborn. Certainly not trueborn. This new being will either damn them all or be their race’s most powerful weapon. Will they trust it not to destroy them, or will Ankhsis decide putting it down is the only solution?
In the end, who is guilty? Who will pay? Will anyone survive its wrath?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Writer, traveler, and coffee addict, Alina Popescu has been in love with books all her life. She started writing when she was ten and even won awards in local competitions. She has always been drawn to sci-fi, fantasy, and the supernatural realm, which explains her deep love for vampires and is also to blame for this trilogy.


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