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This book ends on a cliffhanger.Hurt and hurting, Tessa wages war against her own as she tries to protect those she loves and save those that can’t save themselves.
Ravaged by the constant attacks, afraid for her friends and family, Tessa is driven to the ends of her reserved as she strives to beat back the never ending wave of war. Thankfully she’s never alone…inside or out.
Kidnapped and injured, Cody struggles to escape and find the girl whose connection to his heart, mind and soul Is growing by the moment. The chances of them all surviving this chaos are slim…but he just knows he can’t live without her.
Jared is determined to help his father and friends. He can’t leave them alone to their fate, even when his own life becomes endangered…again. Only this time, he has allies on his side… Or does he?
The war unites humans and vamps as the war ratchets higher to a survival of the fittest…but the people most deeply involved cant take much more. And then they find out the worst…
At the end of the last book, Jared finds his father among the humans in the blood farm, he knows at this point his Uncle and Aunt are behind everything. He was definitely sold to these vampires, just like his father.
After a major battle, Tessa discovers Cody has been taken. Now they have to find him.Tessa and her family and friends seem to have opened a hornets nest of enhanced vampires, battle rage throughout this book. Most disturbing are the council links to the blood farm. So many connections make things so much more difficult.
Jared is with Taz when the lights go out in their section of the blood farm, that’s totally not good.
Tessa is finally able to hear Cody in her mind, and finds they are in the same area, having survived some serious battles.
This is a favorite scene.
Cody stepped out carefully into the cavern. He’d been caught in this place once. He didn’t plan on it happening again. But Tessa was somewhere close.
He searched the skies. Nothing moved. Absolutely nothing. Hoping his wing was up to it, he jumped lightly into the air and up onto the roof of one of the partially finished rooms. So far so good. His muscles ached with the movement, but the wing was functional. It would heal the rest of the way soon enough.
Staring into the massive room, he realized it was silent and empty.
He frowned. Tessa? Where are you?
She sounded like she was standing right beside him, and yet he couldn’t see her.
Then she laughed.
He spun around to find her standing behind him, grinning wildly.
Cody opened his arms.
She launched herself into them.
He hugged her close then picked her up and spun her around. When he lowered her to her feet, she giggled and tried to step back, only he tugged her forward and squeezed hard. When she protested, he pulled back slightly.
Damn, she looked good.
Heat suffused his face. Okay, this is embarrassing.
Her smile faltered. But is it okay?
He grinned. Yeah. Besides, it’s not like we know how this started or what to do about it. For all we know, it will stop just as suddenly as it started.
Tessa nodded. True. I just wonder what it all means.
I don’t care. It’s special. You’re special, and I’m glad we can talk this way.
He watched her eyes widen then start to warm, a light glow shining from within. He felt happy and sappy and so not like himself.
And then he realized the two of them were alone. Like really alone. Tucked up high in the shadows above the main room. There was no one around see them.
He couldn’t resist.
He lowered his head.
And kissed her.
Mayer, Dale. Family Blood Ties: Books 4-6: A Family Blood Ties collection (pp. 67-68). Valley Publishing Ltd.. Kindle Edition.
Now regardless of the attraction and the mind speak between Cody and Tessa there is much going on.
The Human council is almost as useless as the Vampire one, talk, talk, talk, no action. Of course that’s gonna have to change.
More insight into the contents of the computer Serus hid with Rhia, so many questions and not a whole lot of answers.
However there is much more to this, and the heartbreak it causes not only Rhia because of Seth, but also Goran and Cody as they begin to understand the depths of the project Tyson, Goran’s eldest son is involved in.
I love the way the suspense builds with plenty of action even as the romance between Cody and Tessa takes hold. Of course there is the requisite cliffhanger.
It’s okay though, I bought the collections and it is a completed series.
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Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It’s a Dog’s Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).
She honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!
To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.