Julien Lacusta is a troubled soul, born into tragic circumstances, and raised in a violent time. Despite being a Master Warrior in the house of Jadon, and one of the most elite trackers the Vampyr have ever seen, he is damaged to the core: tormented by endless shadows, haunted by unseen ghosts. And he knows - by all the celestial gods he knows - that if he ever releases those demons, the beasts that lurk within, there will be hell, fire, and brimstone to pay.
The very earth will suffer.
Rebecca Johnston is fighting hellhounds of her own: a stalker who won't let her go, an enemy she cannot defeat, and a life that is no longer safe. Or free. When she ventures into Dark Moon Vale to raise funds for a worthy cause, she has no idea that she is knocking on the door of fate. She has no idea that an ancient Blood Moon and an inescapable dark Curse are about to change her life.
Caught in a web of ever-increasing danger, the machinations of an ancient foe, and a burgeoning house of lies, Julien and Rebecca must summon their courage, face their fears head-on, and fight their way through the chemical allure of Blood Ecstasy.
©2016 Tessa Dawn (P)2016 Tessa Dawn
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Blood Ecstasy was amazing! Julien's backstory was equal parts compelling and haunting. Rebecca's story-line was hard hitting and very well done. Action. Suspense. Darkness. Light. Evolution. Love. And every emotion imaginable. Just what I've come to expect of a Tessa Dawn novel. Excellent narration by Eric as always. I loved it!!
"Sometimes the biggest battle is on the inside"
Yes and no. I personally love reading a story. It sinks in a little better. But, I love hearing the characters come to life. Plus, Eric singing... That's not available by reading!
I liked that the main characters both had realistic demons that they had to fight before they could be together. That love could find a way even after a wicked past that neither deserved.
Singing! Wowsers. But really, he is an incredible narrator. He brings the characters to life. The feminine voice in my head while reading has been replaced by a smooth, masculine voice.
Tragedy. Redemption. Reborn.
If you loved this story, check out the rest of the Blood Curse Series. They are all fantastic stories.
"I am in Ecstasy over Blood Ecstasy !"
Tessa Dawn you have done it Again !!!!
The book was worth the wait! I love the way you keep all of the characters involved in the drama even when they are not the central characters of the story. I especially love the way you make a way to emotionally heal Julien and then Braden, good job and perfect example of it taking a village to raise a child….no matter the species or age. Well done !
Love, mayhem and tear jerking ….and honor…god I love the honor. May be we should send some of your books to a few politicians, they could learn a few lessons from Napoleon.
Tessa your prequel cliffhangers are killing me…and this time you only reveal the next destiny but with a twist, and no indication of the warrior ! To quote Nachari Silivasi to Saber Alexiares….” Dude…you are so incredibly jacked up…. You do know this right !”
Lastly, Eric Dove’s narration of the story…man what can I say, his voice and intonations were created just to read your books. The man is flawless ! The two of you are like a fine beer in the perfect glass, magical.
I cannot wait to hear the next one!
Yes! This book is intriguing from start to finish
Julian most of but the whole story from start to finish.
He brings the excitement with his voice that brings the characters to life! The different voices he dose for each character.
If you have read the series I suggest that you pick it up it's one of the best series that I've read of all time!
A phenomenal storyteller does it again with the 8th book in her dark ORIGINAL series. From the first page to the last, I was riveted by this story, seeing, hearing, and feeling everything these characters experienced. I honestly don't know how Tessa Dawn manages to make each new book so fresh and unique and suspenseful, but she does! Another favorite that I will read again and again.
"Evocative and poignant, Blood Ecstasy delivers"
Absolutely. Having recently finished reading the e-book version of Blood Ecstasy, I was eager to listen to Eric G. Dove's narration as I wanted to hear the characters come alive.
While I have read – and re-read/listened to all of Tessa Dawn's novels, Blood Ecstasy gripped me in such a powerful way that I found myself thinking of Julien, as well as the story for many days following. There was *something* about this book that reached deep down, nestling firmly into my consciousness.
Yes I have, as he has narrated other books in Tessa Dawn's Blood Curse series. His narration style is brilliant, in that his rendition of each of the characters is believable and realistic.
It made me think. As a writer, this is the biggest gift of all: to be affected by a story that much that it makes me think. For that alone, I offer my thanks and respect to Tessa Dawn.
I would suggest that listening to one of Tessa Dawn's books will lead to listening to ALL of her books. She *IS* that good.
Thanks for reading my review.
"OMGosh! What an Emotionally Charged Journey!"
5 out of 5 Hearts
Tessa Dawn is a phenomenal Word Smith! This eighth installment of her Blood Curse Series, Blood Ecstasy, blew my mind!
Well written with a picturesque and raw writing style, Miss Dawn has taken me on an emotionally raw rollercoaster ride into a world that is dark and at times, completely diabolical. The Sinister twists and shocking turns are what blew my mind. Let's just say Julien is a complex and multi layered character, he has ATTITUDE and then some.
Eric G Dove is a perfect match for this series. His voice characterizations are outstanding as he reads. I just close my eyes and listen to him as he sings to me...that is how I hear it anyway.
The beginning of this book wrapped it's arms around me and shook me up... I Love that in a book. Then there are those scenes where I almost threw my tablet across the room, but instead, I set it down and grabbed the tissues saying, "Oh. No. He. Didn't!!!"
If you Love strong and HOT vampires why bite, then this is a story for you. I LOVE IT!!
I listen to this series every night and can't get enough of it. Love the series!love Tessa!!!! 5 stars always five stars she hasn't let me down yet and I know she never will! Amazing books!
"Fabulous read! Great BCS addtion!"
All of the stories in the BCS are amazing tales. When read by Eric Dove, they truly come to life in a spectacular way.
Any fan of Dark Fantasy will enjoy this series and this installment. Those that enjoy the Black Dagger Brotherhood series or the Midnight Breed series should check this out!
I have listened to Eric perform each of the BCS novels and each time it's better than the last. Each character comes to life, richer and fuller than before and the listener is completely drawn into Dark Moon Vale.
As always, Tessa Dawn's work keeps me wanting more. Several scenes in the end shed new light on some existing characters and made me feel connected to them in interesting ways. I loved learning more about the thoughts and feelings of Julien and Braden.
Blood Ecstasy takes the reader on an intense emotional journey where we see Julien (and others) learn to accept and forgive himself and truly take stock in what is important in life. This series continues to be so much more than just a vampire novel. It continues to explore the complex emotions that we all experience and shows us how to love, understanding, acceptance and loyalty can help you overcome anything.
"I had to stop and breathe"
Definitely in the top ones I have listened too
There are moments that take your breath away, make you shout in outrage and fear, then fill you with joy. It's intense and moving. The bablance is perfect.
He delivers every time with this series.
Absolutely. It's addicting!
Another fantastic installment to the Blood a curse Series.
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