Saturday, July 7, 2012

Lily's Review of Blood Lust Rising, by Fayth Devlin

Blood Lust Rising (The Vampire Queen Trilogy, #1)Vampire Queen and Demon son – Together they will wreak havoc and total destruction. Or at least, that’s what the prophecy says. When a sex-seething succubus focuses in on Ella Grey, a half-breed vampire and her Shadow Hunting partner, Micah McGregor, a power is released neither can control or comprehend.

A chain of events is triggered, forcing Ella and Micah down a shadowed path riddled with unrestrained passion, violence and betrayal. The truth of Micah’s demonic origins will reveal a heart-breaking conspiracy within the Shadow Agency that once swore to protect humanity from vampires and demons. Ella and Micah are proof that nothing is as it appears.
Published May 4, 2012

Lily's Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing

Hell yes ladies! This was one heck of a debut novel. 

I admit, I felt in the beginning like there was some history that I missed when it came to our female character, Ella. But the gaps were quickly filled in (no pun intended). 

There was no mistaking the attraction between Ella and Micah from the very first page. When a demon appeared on the scene, drawing them together in the most raw of fashions, you are pulled right into this story. It was raw, passionate, and thigh squeezing delicious. And it was no surprise when it is discovered that their mutual intense attraction was not solely due to a nasty succubus spell. 

Ella is an intense female. I love these strong female characters. She is independent, strong, and a no nonsense fighter, who can hold her own. But there is a sense of vulnerability about her that makes her so much more endearing.

Micah is primal, raw and ohhhh sooo delicious to read about. He is the epitome of male sensuality. Strong, protective and intense. And of course, he has the perfect hint of sensitivity. He's a warrior with a guarded heart. Exactly the kind of guy that make our lady hearts pitter patter erratically. 

Fayth Devlin kept me pretty riveted from beginning to end, with her well written action scenes, conflicts and betrayals (and of course, those sexy scenes were hot, hot hot!). The characters were very full bodied and intriguing. I completely   cared fully about individual characters and similarly, hate others. A great example was the Vampire Queen. She was not physically within the novel until the very end, and a short lived scene at that, yet her past had been well explored, her character well built, and as a reader, I felt that I knew the little deviant and wished for her demise. 

Fantastic debut! Definitely an author to keep an eye on. If you enjoy paranormal romance, you will definitely not be sorry to pick this one up.  I will wait for the second installment with much anticipation.

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About the Author:

Fayth Devlin wrote her first horror story when she was ten, penned with neon pink ink in a loose-leafed binder. Captivated by romantic literature, yet intrigued by the paranormal, she continues to develop her own voice, writing the kind of stories that inspiredher as a teen.

Her current novel, Blood Lust Rising, exemplifies what Fayth most enjoys about the Paranormal Romance genre, a reading experience that both quickens the heart and tingles the spine.

Fayth Devlin was born andraised in Southern California, where she presently resides with her husband and three sons. She is currently working on the final book in her Vampire Queen Trilogy and the first novel in a brand new series.

You can connect with Fayth Devlin on Goodreads.
You can also check out her Website.



  1. Thank you SO much for the wonderful review Lily! I really appreciate you taking a chance on a new author *grin* And, my only goal is to knock the next book out of the park! I'm really glad that you enjoyed the book! ((Hugs)) Fayth!

  2. Looks like a good book, putting it on my TBR list! Great review.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in and checking us out!! And thank you for the follow. We are now following you as well.

    2. How did you know, Antonietta, that I loved being on TBR lists? LOL. Kidding! I hope when my book swims to the top you enjoy it! I'm going to go check out your blog :)

  3. I just read and reviewed this also. I can't say enough about how amazingly great it was!!!

    1. Hey Laura, thanks for checking out the review. I really enjoyed reading it. Got to go check out your review, would love to read it!


    2. Thank you Laura!


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