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Thursday, June 28, 2018
BLOG TOUR: Blood Match by K.A. Linde
Welcome to the Official Blog Tour for Blood Match, book 2 in the Blood Type series, by K.A. Linde. On our tour stop today, we have an exclusive excerpt to share!!! Plus, take a look at what I thought about this second book in the series! So... check it out and grab your copy now!!! And pre-order Blood Cure (book 3) now, too!!!
Blood Type, #2
June 26, 2018
As the provocative, sensual Blood Type series continues, the rare bond between Reyna and Beckham is threatened by betrayal, greed, and twisted secrets.
A desperate human. A powerful vampire. A world divided.
Reyna Carpenter was promised paradise. She was delivered into hell.
Giving up her body for money was supposed to be the hardest part of becoming a blood escort. She never expected to lose her heart to her dark, enigmatic boss, Beckham Anderson. After being taken by a depraved captor who plans to rule the world, Reyna will do anything to return to Beckham.
She just has to find the will to survive this game.
From the pawn, rises a queen.
Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story begins in Blood Type and continues in Blood Cure.
“Please.” She wasn’t above begging. “I’ve waited so long.”
“I won’t bite you,” he said, his face sliding down between her legs. A fang nipped at the sensitive artery in her inner thigh. “But I bloody well want to.”
Did she even care if he bit her? It would be a relief after what she’d endured. A relief to feel that connection so acutely. But she wouldn’t press him this time. She remembered how they’d gotten carried away. He’d taken too much, drank too deeply, and she could have died. They needed to take it slow.
The blood. Not the sex. She needed that right now.
His finger slicked through her wetness and began to massage her clit. She vibrated from the sensation. She didn’t know if she’d be able to hold out before he was inside of her.
Then his eyes found hers again. His boxers disappeared and then his cock was in his hand. He massaged the length of himself as he watched her walk on a tightrope. Any second she was going to fall off and into oblivion. Nothing and no one had ever made her feel so good. No. No one had ever made her feel.
“So . . . close,” she ground out.
One powerful thrust seated him to the hilt within her. She cried out as he stretched her to the max. No warning or preamble just his cock inside of her, filling her to completion.
Her walls clenched around him. She was so close, but instinctively, she knew he wasn’t going to let her release without him.
Then he started moving. A slow pull out and a quick drive inward. Once, twice, three times.
“Not yet,” he said, his eyes commanding.
She tried to hold back. She could wait. Oh God, she could wait.
Then he started up the rhythm again. Setting his own course, owning and claiming her body. Reclaiming everything that he’d lost in that one moment of stupidity on her part. In his one moment of weakness.
She could see in his eyes the weight that loss had cost him. The toll it had taken on him for giving into his urges, for finally relinquishing his hold on himself. His eyes said he’d never do it again. His eyes were a promise.
“Becks, come with me,” she cried, clutching the sheets.
He grasped her hips and owned her body where he refused to own her blood. Taking everything she would give him, but not everything he wanted. Not everything she wanted.
She was so close. She looked in his eyes and knew they would finish together.
Reyna woke up screaming.
She jolted upright in her overly plush king-sized bed with its too many pillows and too much softness. Her hair was plastered to her face. Sweat coated her body, soaking through the thin white shirt she’d worn to bed.
Her eyes adjusted to the dim lighting and she looked around the small room. Everything was in place. Nothing had changed. Not a damn thing.
Beckham wasn’t here.
It had been a dream. A sick dream. A desperate horrible dream.
Her hand moved to her cotton panties and found the slicked wetness still there. The ache still building in her lower half from lack of release. The aftereffects of the dream. It had felt so real. So very real.
She had felt him moving inside of her. She had seen the love in his eyes. She had known his remorse.
But none of that was real.
That was her imagination at work. Conjuring his face just to torture herself with his absence. Remembering the feel of his body and the love in his eyes, only to know that he hadn’t found her. Aching for one more view of him.
It had been fifty-five days since she’d last seen his face.
Reyna made a mark in the notebook next to the bed.
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She lives in Lubbock, Texas with her husband and two super adorable puppies. Stay connected with K.A. Linde
Note: This review contains NO spoilers
WHAT THE F#@$ JUST HAPPENED!!??!! Oops.... Pardon my language. But, seriously, just like the first book in this series, I was completely blown away at what happened. Then there's that freakin' cliffhanger. Wow... Really!!??!! This was a heart-pounding and intense read all the way to the end. Moreover, one MUST read book 1, Blood Type, first before reading this. Yeah, this is one series that you will need to read in order to get the full story.
Where to begin... Hmmm. The story itself follow after the cliffhanger in Blood Type. I would have to say that Blood Match is like a slow burn that hits it's maximum heat where it counts. Reyna and Beckham's story continues to unravel and evolve further into this second book of the series. The character development is consistent and progressive with each book. It is obvious that Reyna has come a long way since the first book. We are also introduced to more characters that are closely intertwined with Reyna and Beckham's story.
As for the world building, it remains consistent and it progresses. More players are involved and so are locations. Yup! Setting is important in creating the dark and gripping atmosphere and environment that helps the story and characters come together. And, this second installment nailed it in creating this dark world of vampires and humans.
This series has an interesting and unique spin on vampire/human romances. Blood Match took this crazy and addicting romance to another level. In this second installment of the Blood Type series, Blood Match is an emotionally charged romance that is laced with action, suspense, mystery, and even espionage. These elements made for an intriguing and heart-pounding adventure.
I am so looking forward to the third book in this series.