Blood King (Heart Stones #1) by J.P. Sayle
Can two fated souls survive murder, lies, and treachery?
As heir to the throne of Dreemskerry, Aion must reach his thirtieth cycle to claim the throne. But his world is shattered when he returns home from his quest to find a bloodbath. With scores dead, and many more vampire soldiers, magic users, and humans missing, Aion has no choice but to flee. His goal? To avoid becoming the next victim of the faceless foe that ravaged his family. Fate steps in by bringing Aion to his fated mate, Shiesha. But mystery surrounds Shiesha, making Aion wonder if their meeting is a gift or a curse. Hunted and on the run, he has no choice but to place his trust in the fates and his mate if he wants to survive and discover who—or what—slaughtered his people. Blood King: part one of the Heart Stones Series is a paranormal MM romance, where nothing is as it seems for a vampire and shifter, fighting to reclaim something that was lost that will change their lives forever. This book ends on a cliffhanger.
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4 out of 5 (very good)
BLOOD KING is the first in the Heart Stones series and we start the story with Aion and Shiesha. One is heir to the Vampire King's throne, and one has no memory prior to two weeks ago. But fated mates they are, and you know what that means... instant heat, sexual tension, and lots of banter/sniping.
There is so much to this book. It was a delight to read. Nothing is straight-forward and I take my hat off to Ms Sayle for being so goddamned cryptic with those monks! Absolutely brilliant.
Fast but perfectly paced, we see the story through both our main characters' eyes, giving a nicely rounded view of what's going on. Just don't expect too many answers. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've got more questions than ever now, but I was warned so fair enough.
This was a great start and I'm really looking forward to getting some answers and seeing where Ms Sayle takes me next!
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