Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bewitching Book Tour: Review of Blood Guilt by Marie Treanor


The first of a new vampire romance series, a sequel to the Awakened by Blood trilogy.

Mihaela, a fearless vampire hunter secretly haunted by loneliness and childhood tragedy, finds it difficult to adjust to the new world order where vampires are not always the bad guys. She's taking a much needed vacation in Scotland when she sees a little boy being chased through the streets of Edinburgh. Rescuing him brings bigger problems - two vampires from her past: Gavril, who killed her family; and the reclusive and troubled Maximilian, gifted Renaissance artist and one-time overlord of the most powerful undead community in the world. Maximilian once saved her life and now needs that favor returned. 

The earth moves for Mihaela in more ways than one. From Scotland to Budapest and Malta, she races against time to prevent a disastrous, vampire-induced earthquake and save an innocent yet powerful child – all while fighting a dreadful attraction to Maximilian, her only ally, whom she can’t afford to trust. For Maximilian, the hunter becomes a symbol of renewed existence, as he struggles to accept his past and rediscovers his appetite for blood and sex - and maybe even happiness.


Blood Guilt by Marie Treanor
5 out of 5

Oh, this was one delicious book.  Adventure, love, lust, mystery.  It was one big ball of fun that you just couldn’t put down!


Mihaela is a wounded warrior who has been missing something for a very long time since the loss of her family.  But I love how strong she is.  Even in the face of defeat and loss, she carries on.

I love her honesty, to both herself and to Max at the end of the book.  It was refreshing.  If anything, it gives you hope that they will make it. 


I loved getting to know Max better.  He had such a vague role in the previous books, but I was glad that he got to tell his story in this one.

I found his way of “punishment” for his betrayal to be interesting.  His guilt prevented him from living, but didn’t prevent him from re-living his mistake.


Robbie was/is such a cute little boy.  I truly feel that there is more to him than we know.  I hope we get to find out.


Boy, this novel starts out with a yummy bang! Which just warns you about all the sexual tension and temptation and fulfillment you will get in this novel!

Learning what happened to Mihaela’s family and how their research could be used to destroy the world was interesting.  Plus, it was a great way of tying both the past to the present.

I was so glad to see that we were going to get some time with Elizabeth and Saloman.  They were my two favorite characters, and I can’t wait to see how their story continues.

I loved that this story started out with 2 people full of guilt.  But together they worked through it.  And there was still hope for them to continue.

Overall, this is a really good book.  I really enjoyed reading it, and I highly recommend it.

Happy Reading!



  1. Just came across this via Twitter and dropped in to say thank you for the lovely review! SO glad you enjoyed BLOOD GUILT!

    :) Marie

    1. Well, I love your books so much, I want to give them as much blog time as possible :). Been dying to read this series, so I'm glad to be able to share what I think of it.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Cana Elene


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