Dyletri, God of Fertility, has locked away his powers. No woman is allowed to touch him, not until he can return his long-dead lover back to life. All he has to do is sacrifice one human girl, a girl who unlocks his powers and rips his dormant lust right out of his body. Trapped by his promise, Dyletri has no choice but to watch Ismini die, no matter how much he wants her.
Yet the darkness of his calling is spiraling within him, demanding he claim the human as his. If he goes back on his promise, the energy of the Fates will cause untold destruction in the Universe. That doesn’t change how Dyletri’s begun exhibiting symptoms that point to more than just lust. How does he allow Ismini to die when she’s come to own him from the inside out?
Desire and torment spiral into something much darker than obsession, more turbulent than an addiction, and something much more brutal than a mere soul-mating. As a war is being rekindled right under his nose, Dyletri will have to come to terms with a destiny eleven thousand years in the making. He thought he’d known what path his future would take, but he’d been wrong. Now the one woman he truly loves might pay the price for his decision.
Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first in a series that will pit free-will against Destiny, Destiny against Fate, and love against brutal desire. Everyone likes to think they have
a choice as to who they end up with, but as they rise to face the greatest threat they’ve ever known, even the Gods will learn they have to bend to Destiny’s whim to survive.
Dyletri is the God of fertility but he fell in love with a human woman and she was murdered after going crazy. However, she’s not truly gone. Her soul’s twin may be able to bring him a happy ending. That is if he can find her soul twin eleven thousand years later and sacrifice her to return his lost love.
I love stories where Gods are explored. It thrusts me back into the world of Xena and Hercules. In this story, each God and Goddess had unique powers as well as personalities. The author did a great job building this world where the Gods watch over the mortal humans. It was a
difficult to scroll back to find the explanations to certain words on the index since I was reading on my Nook. Along with these ‘alien’words were common curses so it was silly to have an index in the first place. Still don’t let that deter you. Dyletri is a fantastic character. I constantly found myself amused or smiling at his thoughts and actions. Ismini is the girl he is supposed to
sacrifice and I instantly liked her. She was tough but also vulnerable. Ismini really hit a nerve with me. Her best friend Evesse was one of my favorite characters and the author hints at Evesse being mated to one of the other Gods. Some parts were long winded and I had to focus on not skimming. Still everything intertwined nicely to give this story a real bang.
The romance aspect of the story was wonderful and very sweet. That scene in the temple was scorching! Yes, there was action, a lot and very well written. Then we come to the ending, where I sat on the edge of my seat, eyes glued to my Nook. The ending of this book was intense and explosive. I couldn’t get enough! I can't wait to read the next book in this series and really hope it’s Evesse’s story!
Blood Flows in the Empire is an intense, wild adventure!
TBR REVIEWER: Christine
N. Isabelle Blanco, the woman who would come to be known as “Nyddi,” was born in Queens, New York. By age three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she’d already begun to read and write. By the time she reached kindergarten, she was reading at a second-grade level, not to mention talking up a storm and showing off her extensive vocabulary. Her obsession with words and reading ended up bleeding into every aspect of her life. As she got older, romance novels took the reins of her obsession, leading her to devour
every romance story she could find.
Thanks to the world of Japanese Anime, N. Isabelle was introduced to the wonderful universe of Fanfiction. She would come to write fanfics on and off again as a hobby for the next ten years,
but it wasn’t until the Twilight phenomenon came along that she began dedicating hard hours to writing. For the next year and a half, she amassed a following that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It is those fans that encouraged her to step beyond the fanfic realm and take her talent out into the publishing world.
N. Isabelle’s first ebook novel, Destructively Alluring, came out in July of 2012, followed by "Addictive Lunacy" in September, and "Allure Magnified" in November of 2012. The Writer’s Coffee shop Publishing House has recently signed her first print novel, the highly anticipated first book in the Szolite series. Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is scheduled to be released in March of 2013 and will be available in both print and ebook formats.
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