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Blooded by Nat Kennedy is a Trick or Treat Bonanza pick #romanticfantasy #99cents #giveaway



Title: Blooded


Author: Nat Kennedy


Genre: Gay Contemporary Fantasy/Romantic Fantasy


Book Blurb:


A broken mage. A penitent vampire. Can they put aside the horrors of the past to save each other? Plagued with erratic. volatile magic, Nicodemus Green focuses his entire life to stop an evil sorcerer who brainwashes or kills anyone in his path to domination. Ten years into this crusade, Nick stumbles upon his former Academy instructor in the Austrian Alps. The strict and pious Byron Domitius has cloistered himself in an isolated manor. Alone and starving, he hates the twisted, damned creature he has become. A prophecy calls for Nick and Byron to bond by blood to finally bring an end to the sorcerer's hidden agenda. The two are forced to see beyond their shared past, and Nick finds himself desiring more from his old instructor than just his magic. But are these emotions real, or do they come from the heat of their bond?


Excerpt:


They stood side by side, almost close, looking up at the twinkling stars. Byron pointed, and Nick followed his finger to the sky.


“Perseus,” Byron said. “Do you see that, the upper right branch of Perseus? Do you know what I’m talking about?”


“I had astronomy with you two years in a row. Or did you forget?”


“I didn’t forget. I nurtured the assumption that you and your gang of goons had more important things to do than pay attention in my class.”


“Goons? We did pay attention. I know the constellation.” He didn’t remember it from Byron’s class, though. They had a Mentor of the Month who lived at an observatory near the top of Mt. St. Helens in Washington, and they’d spent hours staring at the stars. It had been windy and cold, and the sky had been clear, the stars brilliant.


“Fine. That star, the bright one, is Algol. It means Demon Head. Fitting for the constellation that is supposed to hold the head of Medusa.”


Nick hmmed to show he was listening. Byron's voice was soothing, deep and quiet in the dark of night. Comfortable. Safe. “Algol is actually a tertiary star, but the third star is so weak, it puts off little shine. It’s used by celestials as a binary system to imbue power into obsidian.”


“A twin star.” Suddenly invested, Nick gazed up with a sense of wonder. “Is that the power that was in my obsidian stone, sir?”


Byron nodded, then turned to Nick, his dark eyes fathomless, his face young and smooth and illuminated from above. “Yes. There are two stars there, circling one another. Their individual gravitational pull keeps them in a perfect orbit, tethered in their eternal spin. And together, they are brighter for it,” he said softly, reverently. The air felt heavy, and then Byron faced the sky.


Nick watched his old professor out of the corner of his eyes, unmoving, like a statue, gazing upon the night sky with a depth of sorrow and yearning Nick couldn’t understand, never could understand, even after his years of wandering. He wanted to reach out, touch him, perhaps melt his cold flesh, make him come alive with contact, and then he realized he was staring and thinking inappropriate things.


He cleared his throat.


“Well, I should get back in, Byron. Enjoy your evening.”


Byron slowly looked down at him, a small smile on his lips, not a smirk, but a close cousin like he could read Nick’s thoughts. Felt Nick’s desire like a breeze on his arms.


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Explain why your featured book is a treat to read:


Vampires and magic and gods walking the earth. It's full of the mythical and the horrific. For those interested in a plotty and romantic horror, Blooded is the story for you.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $75 Amazon gift card



Open internationally.


Runs October 1 – 31


Drawing will be held on November 1.


Author Biography:


Nat Kennedy writes romantic fantasy of all kinds. She prides herself in delivering engaging, plotty romantic stories. In her worlds, Heroes abound. Here you'll find good men taking positive actions in rough places. Come along to lands of magic and enchantment—from epic, fantastical worlds to contemporary America, she'll take you on a journey you won't soon forget.


She lives in the Pacific Northwest where the rain keeps the world green. Find her online at natkennedy.com or on IG natkennedybooks.


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Oct 25, 2023

Thank you, Nat, for sharing your book in our Trick or Treat Book Bonanza!

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