Blood Guard by Megan Erickson (Review)

1Release Date: Sept. 12th 2017

Rating: ★★★★☆

Genres: Paranormal, Vampire, Romance, Fantasy

Summary: Tendra: One minute, I’m a bartender in gritty Mission City; the next, I’m whisked away by a vampire named Athan who tells me that I’m the lifeblood of his clan. It sounds unbelievable, but he’s got evidence I can’t deny. Turns out, Athan belongs to an underground society of vampires who feed only on humans with their consent. Their enemies have no such qualms, and they want me dead. The only thing standing in their way is strong, sexy Athan. And the closer we get, the more tempted I am to let Athan feed. . . .

Athan: How could I have known when I snatched this snarky, beautiful human off the streets that she would change my destiny? As a loyal soldier, I must deliver Tendra to our future king—my brother. Empowered with the blood of ten generations of the Gregorie breed, she is fated to rule as our queen. But there’s something between us that’s so intoxicating, so carnal, I can’t help wanting Tendra for myself . . . even if it’s treason.

My thoughts: I am a sucker for a good vampire novel (pun intended), and this novel was just what I needed in order to escape reality, for a few hours. It had everything I wanted in a vampire novel: a fast paced plot, a brooding vampire lead, and a steamy romance as well. Blood Guard was the perfect novel to pick up and fall head over heels for because it offered me the nostalgia I craved when reading a paranormal novel.