Monday, May 2, 2011

Review: Chosen By Blood (Para Ops #1) by Virna DePaul

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"Five years after the Second Civil War ends, humans and otherborn- humanlike creatures with superhuman DNA-still struggle for peace. To ensure the continued rights of both, the FBI forms a Para-Ops team with a unique set of skills."

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: May 3rd 2011 by Berkley

0425241548 (ISBN13: 9780425241547)
primary language
original title
Chosen by Blood
series  Para Ops #1

Chosen by Blood is the first book in the Para-ops series. This new world that Virna DePaul has created is very similar to the real world with a paranormal twist that will take you on a exciting roller coaster ride. Put on your seat belts because I couldn't get enough of this dark, different and hot read! 
The story takes place 5 years after the war has ended. Humans and otherborn- humanlike are having a hard time finding peace. The FBI has been working on finding an antidote for the vampire population that just happens to be killing them off. Will they be able to find it in time or will the death toll continue to rise? 

Knox Deveraux is not only the leader for his clan, but is now in charge of heading the para-ops to find the antidote and bring it back to the United States. Felicia Locke is a FBI agent who just so happens to be the only human working on this paranormal team. Knox and Felicia have had a history for years. They also have been in love for years but do to other issues regarding Knox's clan they have never acted on any feelings. Hell, Felicia has tried to avoid him time and time again. Avoiding him isn't very easy to do especially now the tension will rise when they are set up on the same time. Will they finally give into there every desire? 

Now I have tried to break away a bit from paranormal romance of late only because a few books I recently read have been lacking for me but Virna DePaul brought back all the fun with a whole new world that I had no problem getting lost in. This book has me more than intrigued but ready to follow the series to the end. But I hope that wont be anytime soon. To be completely honest putting this book down a serious problem for me. This fast paced debut did not only keep my attention but has me dying for more. 

DePaul brings an awesome plot that captures you from the beginning. The characters aren't only interesting , but the way she brings them to life is phenomenal. They are witty, strong, and so well written. Everything flows so wonderfully together. Even the secondary characters will peak your interest. The romance was well written. The sex scenes were super hot! Knox and Felicia both had that " I don't give a shit" attitude ,but even when they were together they had there soft spots and DePaul brought that out perfectly. 

I want to thank Virna DePaul for bringing me back to the paranormal romance world. Now I am super excited to get my hands on the second book in the series, Chosen by Fate, which is set to be released on October 4, 2011. This wait will not be a easy one, but I am sure it will be very well worth in the end. Welcome to my auto buy list Virna DePaul.

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