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Bloodfire Audiobook

Bloodfire: Blood Destiny, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Mack might be, to all intents and purposes, a normal looking human, but she lives with a pack of shapeshifters in Cornwall in rural England after being dumped there by her mother when she was just a young child. She desperately wants to be accepted by her surrogate family, not least because a lot of them hate her for merely being human, but for some reason her blood just won't allow the transformation to occur. With a terrible temper to match her fiery red hair, Mack is extraordinarily useful in a fight, and when her pack alpha is brutally and abruptly murdered, she swears vengeance. Unfortunately, his murder also draws in the Brethren - the leaders of the shapeshifter world - who will slaughter everyone in Mack's small rural pack if they discover her true identity. Unfortunately Corrigan, the green-eyed muscle-bound Lord Alpha of the Brethren, doesn't let much slip by him.

©2013 Helen Harper (P)2014 Tantor

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    Amazon Customer 19/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Thrilling"

    Mack is a very strong kick ass heroine but too hot headed and stubborn for her own good, still its a fast paced story with lots of action and a hint of romance (future) chemistry is there just that Mack is too pig headed because she is an alpha female in her own right, can't wait for the next book. It would have been nice if she has more power though. Saskia Maarleveld is awesome as the narrator, she very convincing in her narrative that invokes emotions into you. X

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Andy
    Canberra, Australia
    25/07/14
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    "Much better than I was expecting"

    The book summary really didn't do this book justice. I found it an excellent read with a lot more complexity than I was expecting..

    It follows the well-trodden path of a magical world separate to the "muggle" world with rules about not letting the non-magical people find out about the reality of magic. However it establishes a good universe through which the story unwinds. The characters are all rich and have a depth to them, and the author doesn't separate them into distinct good/bad groups.

    After reading this book I immediately downloaded the next in the series. I rarely do that.

    To top it all off, the narrator is brilliant. Her performance significantly enhances the experience and adds an additional dimension to the main character.

    She is so good that I would pay to hear her read a telephone directory.

    22 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Nashville, TN, United States
    31/07/14
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    "Finally a real heroine"
    If you could sum up Bloodfire in three words, what would they be?

    It seems that half of the books I read with a female super power lead have them as either self abusive women, or caught in excessive bad boy mode. Mack is neither of these and refreshing, the other characters and story are also refreshing.


    What other book might you compare Bloodfire to and why?

    The Mercy Thompson series or Kitty Norville series are other great female lead series. While I generally loved those as well, this story had its own sense of flare and unexpected results and subtle sub stories.


    Which character – as performed by Saskia Maarleveld – was your favorite?

    The lead Mack, she was not weak, not into bad boys, she had great depth and convictions right along with her flaws. The internal struggles were great and not over powering the story and she resulted in a very believable character.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes, and then some.


    Any additional comments?

    So far I like the world she created for her story.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    Lithonia, GA, United States
    7/07/14
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    "Wow!"

    Took a chance on this series and I don't regret a second! All the elements that I enjoy - great story, kick-a** strong female lead, alpha guy, action and great narration.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Marianne
    OK, United States
    1/06/14
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    "Urban Fantasy at Its Best"

    A kick-butt heroine
    A smorgasbord of supernatural creatures including many I've never read about before
    A slow-building and entirely believable attraction between the heroine and the Brethren's Alpha
    An ending that simultaneously satisfied and left me eager for the next book.

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Uma
    ATHENS, OH, United States
    12/02/15
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    "Lovely narrator. Downer of a story."

    I liked the way the story developed. But what a downer! I kept waiting for some reprieve - and it never came. Not only that, but the lowest point is at the end. The unsatisfying ending May eventually motivate me to read the next book. But I really wish this one had a self contained arc that is satisfying on some level. The highlight of the book is the narrator. Loved her voice!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • krop
    Taylordville, KY, United States
    11/07/14
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    "Greeat new Mix of Otherworld Beings"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Bloodfire to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the printed versions but I can see the movie playing in my head.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mac, and the gargoyle.


    What does Saskia Maarleveld bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She has the ability to change her voice to bring out the other Characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    I like the book Titles as is, but maybe something simple like (Human-Dragons the other paranormal


    Any additional comments?

    The stories are coming to few and far between. I need More PLease.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Vamparilla
    Atlanta, GA, United States
    28/06/14
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    "Awesome British series!"
    Where does Bloodfire rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was really good!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I hadn't realised it was set in the UK!


    What does Saskia Maarleveld bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent accents!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was lol at times!


    Any additional comments?

    Mac is awesome as snarky and kickass as they come!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • S-j
    Frisco, TX, United States
    27/07/14
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    "Celtic is not pronounced with an 'S'!"

    Great starting story - though a bit heavy-handed with the love interest. The narrator has a nice english accent - either by inheritance or talent but the pronuncication of far too many of the words is inauthentic enough to be thoroughly distracting. Timbre great, but it seems that no effort was put into researching place names, slang, intonation of insults of many infractions. That said, the story and otherwise pleasant voices and characterizations worked fine.

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Teresa
    NAMPA, ID, United States
    9/10/15
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    "A series I can be excited about."

    When I first started to listen to this book, I thought it was likable but nothing special. But about at the second half, the book hits it's grove and I really liked it. I will be getting the next one in the series, especially since it is a Whispersync selection. That doesn't mean it isn't without its problems. Mac takes way too long to figure things out and she is a bit immature but I still like her a lot. The author does repeat over and over that Mac is human and I feel that it was a bit redundant. There is no sex in this book, but I can't guarantee there won't be some later because I suspect the romance that was hinted at in this book will heat up in future books, hopefully. Narrator does a good job, it's nice not to have a really hard accent but a nice lilt.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Miss Leigh
    North East USA
    18/09/15
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    "weak"
    What disappointed you about Bloodfire?

    The storyline was weak and didn't really hold up. The "heroine" has to be saved. It might make an ok pre-teen book if the swearing was left out. It might be one of those books that works better as a read rather than a listen too. There is a lot of repetition......we get it, if the brethren find out she is human it's a problem.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    All of the main character's emotions are more or less in the same slightly breathy tone.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was shorter than some


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Frances
    3/09/14
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    "Light sort of romanticy chiclit with fighting?"
    What made the experience of listening to Bloodfire the most enjoyable?

    The narration was really good. The characters were fun, the action scenes were thought out.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bloodfire?

    The bickering.


    What about Saskia Maarleveld’s performance did you like?

    Good all round.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The Cornwall you never knew existed.


    Any additional comments?

    The heroine got a little bit whiny from time to time but it was nice to see her try her best and not need rescuing all the time like so many other heroines in this genre.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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