Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blood Bond Blog Tour & Giveaway!!

Yay!  I am thrilled to be a part of the Blood Bond Blog Tour for Heather Hildenbrand's latest in the Dirty Blood Series.  First, let's take a look at the book and my review. 

Blood Bond (Dirty Blood #3) 
Heather Hildenbrand


If I had to choose one word to sum up all of my problems, this would be it.
Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to watch my best friend slowly becoming a monster. Without hybrids, I could let go of the mentality “hunt or be hunted.” CHAS wouldn’t be scouring the Earth, intent on slaughtering and using Alex to do it. Without hybrids, I wouldn’t have to be on guard that losing my temper meant losing my shape. There would be no monster inside me, struggling to get out.

Then again, without hybrids, I wouldn’t have Wesley St. John.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads.

My Review  
Man, the action never stops in this series! Every time Tara & Wes manage to conquer their problem, an even bigger one is right behind it. Never a dull moment! I liked this book because Tara was finally back at home with all my favorite people, especially Wes. Although, there were still a couple of times that I wanted to smack her upside the head for not appreciating what she had, but I still love that she has such a big heart & cares so much for everyone around her whether they really deserve it or not. I loved learning more about the hybrids in this book, too. And we get a meet a few new people, some I could definitely do without, but one slightly unstable one that I absolutely love! Once again I’m left ripping my hair out while I wait for the next book!

Now I have something very special for you.  Although, I am warning you ahead of time that it may be kind of spoilery, as it pertains to the second part of the book.  So you may want to wait until after you have read the book to read this. (If you wanna skip it, just scroll on down to the Rafflecopter to enter the giveaway.) For those of you who couldn't wait... here is a letter from Grandma Edie to Alex.  

I understand your hesitation. You are a loyal Hunter. One of the most loyal I’ve ever known but consider this: your purpose is to protect. Humans.Fellow Hunters.Those in danger from monsters. Unfortunately for us, in this case, this means we must protect against our own kind. Steppe has gone too far.
I know you heard about the Lexingtons being taken into CHAS custody. I’ve just been informed that Steppe has ordered their release. He has inserted a tracking device and plans to use them as bait for the hybrids. When found, he will kill them all.
Normally, I wouldn’t disagree as the hybrids obviously pose a threat, but it is wrong to make the Lexingtons so disposable. They’ve done nothing wrong. They’ve retained enough of their humanity—they are capable of willpower. They pleaded for asylum and Steppe is throwing them out on their ear. Kane’s orders—your orders—are to kill on sight.
This is wrong and you know it. Steppe has taken his power too far.
If you won’t accept my offer based on my word, then do it based on Kane’s orders. His next assignment to you will be to track the Lexingtons and as soon as they’ve led you to the hybrids, to kill them. Even if they do not fight back. I’ll let you decide for yourself if that is right.
I know you are a soldier first, but I cannot do this alone. You have been there when I needed you most. And if I am right, I am not the only member of my family who will need you before this is over. Steppe will go after anyone with wolf blood. We both know where that could lead. If you choose to work with me, call me at the number I gave you. And burn this letter.
-Edie Godfrey

Hmmm... that gives us a little insight.  And I have to admit, Grandma Edie is one of my favorite people!  Don't let this post fool you, though, I am Team Wes all the way!! ;)
Now, if you would like to get to know the author a little better, here's some info!

Heather Hildenbrand was born and raised in a small town in northern Virginia where she was homeschooled through high school. She now lives in coastal VA, a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, with her husband and two adorable children. She works from home, part time, as a property manager and when she's not furiously pounding at the keyboard, or staring off into space whilst plotting a new story, she's helping her husband with DIY projects in their home (he woodworks - she paints) or she's lying on the beach, soaking in those delicious, pre-cancerous rays.
Heather loves Mexican food, hates socks with sandals, and if her house was on fire, the one thing she'd grab is her DVR player.
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Heather is a co-founder of Accendo Press, a publishing group she operates with fellow authors: Angeline Kace and Jennifer Sommersby. Accendo (a-CH-endo), A Latin word, means “to kindle, illuminate, inflame, or set fire.” This is something Accendo strives to doinside a reader’s imagination with every title released. For a complete list of titles and author bios, visit

I know you are super excited to get your hands on this, so just fill out the Rafflecopter form below & you will be entered to win an Ebook of Blood Bond.  The giveaway will last until Sat. Sept. 8 at midnight & the winner will be posted & emailed on Sun. Sept. 9. 
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1 comment:

  1. I'm just stopping by as a fellow team member, but WOW!!! that letter is.... not what I expected :) gooooo grandma!!! :)