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Book Critique – Blood And Roses

For review of all books in this anthology: Go here

Stars: 2.5 / 5

My Recommendation: A short novella with dangers, romance, love and above all saving the world by the protagonists, what not to love. However, I will not be picking her books, just for the fact that there are too many books out there with similar plots and parallel theories. 

Blood and Roses is the second novella in the Burning Up anthology by Angela Knight first published in August of 2010 and later republished in February of 2014. Angela has her book along-side three other authors - Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra and Meljean Brook - in this anthology. The plot is set between Amaris - a Blood Rose - and Lord Raniero - a Vampire.

Lord Raniero is sent into the Varillian Territory to investigate treason and find the traitors. Instead he gets kidnapped by the cruel Wizard with aid of Amaris, a Blood Rose, a wizard with powers of her own. Now he has to use his wits and his prowess in bed to find a way out of the situation; while Amaris has to use his strength for her own personal reasons. But a bigger evil lurks close-by threatening every living being around. 

Amaris and Raniero, both come with their share of bitter experiences - Amaris with a Vampire while Raniero with a Blood Rose. It is startling to see how they cross their fears and distrust in the end, to save innocents. 

Angela Knight truly spun a story filled with steamy scenes and involving extensive sexual instances to burn up the reader, just like the title. She did mix in a great plot through the steam though. In a mere 66 pages or so she packed a punch.

A short novella with dangers, romance, love and above all saving the world by the protagonists, what not to love. However, I will not be picking her books, just for the fact that there are too many books out there with similar plots and parallel theories. 

However, it’s a very easy and fast read for anyone want to pick it for your ride on a bus to work or as a travel book on airport.

Spoiler Alerts:

1. Sub-Plots: 

a. Amaris has a step-sister Marin

2. Grammatical / Character / Plot / Geographical / Historical / Mythological Errors:

a. On Pg. 125, Angela has her hero Raniero screaming for Amaris to escape, by calling her with her name. Until then there was no where it was shown that she had revealed her name to him. So how did Raniero know her name all of a sudden?

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