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Bloodgifted: Book 1 of the Dantonville Legacy [Kindle Edition]

Tima Maria Lacoba
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Being unable to age is only the beginning ...

Laura Dantonville is shocked to learn her strange genetic mutation is linked to a dark family secret--a centuries-old curse that turned her Roman ancestor into a vampire. Now that she has come of age, she is the key to breaking that curse. But she's also the prey of rogue vampires who inhabit the city's frightening and violent underworld, as her blood gives them the ability to daywalk. For her protection she's assigned a guardian--the handsome, sexy and dangerous Alec Munro.

Former military doctor and current leader of the Brethren, Alec Munro has no intention of being responsible for Laura. After all, it was her damned family who was responsible for his untimely death and subsequent transformation. He owes them nothing, yet he also knows his own fated role in breaking the curse, and the unthinkable consequences should he not accept.

To the Brethren, the ending of the curse spells disaster.
Among a powerful few malice grows... 

About the Author

My name is Tima Maria Lacoba and my background is in archaeology and Ancient Roman History, especially Roman Britain. I was a practicing archaeologist for many years before taking up high school teaching. It gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they’ve only seen in books. One day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students’ creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn’t hold it in any longer. Bloodgifted is the result. In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award – sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher – and eventually came fourth. In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition. In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation. Bloodgifted is just the start of a three part series I’ve entitled, The Dantonville Legacy. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story. Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour’s drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I’d like to write. Twitter - @FatimaLacoba Facebook – http://www.facebook/TimaMariaLacoba Goodreads – http://www.goodreads/TimaMariaLacoba Bloodgifted trailer – Bloodgifted@Youtube (there are two trailers) My website – http://timamarialacoba.blogspot.com

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 975 KB
  • Print Length: 435 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477419209
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (29 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FLYG1QM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #218,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hi, I'm Tima Maria, and I write vampire books, but not just any vamp books - mine are Roman soldiers cursed by a Pictish witch in the 3rd century.
So, how did I start this series? In a previous life (before I started writing) I was a practicing archaeologist and historian, specializing in Roman Britain. Later, I took up high school teaching, as it gave me the opportunity to take my students on overseas excursions to visit the amazing archaeological sites they'd only seen in books.
Then one day, I surrendered to the itch of writing. After many years reading and correcting my students' creative writing tasks and essays, I decided it was time to write my own. I couldn't hold it in any longer.
BLOODGIFTED is the result.
In 2011, it was shortlisted in the Atlas Award - sponsored by a boutique Brisbane publisher - and eventually came fourth.
In 2012, it was listed among the top ten in the Choclit, Search for an Aussie Star Competition.
In 2013, I was offered a publishing contract, but declined in favour of going indie. I liked the idea of being in charge of my own creation.
BLOODGIFTED is just the start of a three part series I've entitled, THE DANTONVILLE LEGACY. Later, I intend writing individual books on the other characters in the series, for they all have their own story.
Currently, I live on the Central Coast, an hour's drive north of Sydney, surrounded by wooded hills, possums and seed-dropping rosellas. Between bouts of writing, I teach English and History, enjoy long walks while dodging the nesting magpies and plot the next series of books I'd like to write.
Twitter - @TimaMariaLacoba
Facebook - http://www.facebook/TimaMariaLacoba
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads/TimaMariaLacoba
My website - http://timamarialacoba.blogspot.com


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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Fantasy 26 Aug 2014
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I was hooked on Tima Maria Lacoba's Bloodgifted from the outset with its excellent historical prologue.
A refreshingly different take on Vampires, this book brimmed with action, adventure and romance, making it an exciting and entertaining read.I couldn't turn the pages fast enough, I was so invested in the lives of Laura and Alec.
Having read an excerpt from Bloodpledge,the continuation of The Dantonville Legacy, I am looking forward to reading the next in the series from this very talented Australian author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get Your Vampire Fix Right Here! 23 Jun 2014
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If you’re looking for high quality Vamp Romance then you’ve come to the right place. This novel follows the Novella Laura’s Locket. Laura Dantonville was young and innocent years ago when she fell for a handsome stranger while vacationing in Italy only to have him mysteriously disappear. Many years later she will come to find out this mystery man holds a very dark secret and will threaten her life! Laura learns of a family curse and is thrown into the world of the vampire realm. She finds out she is one of the ‘Ingenii’ which are of noble blood and keep some of the highest ranking vampires alive by offering themselves to them. One of those high ranking vamps, Alec Munro a sexy, hunky vamp is given the honor to guard her and happens to fall in love with her. And this vamp is one hot lover! Things really heat up when others try to possess her. Author Tima Maria Lacoba throws in one surprise after the next keeping the reader on the edge of your seat! This novel flowed so smoothly and was written so well. I can hardly wait to read Bloodpledge, the next book in the series.
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Laura Dantonville is an exceptional woman about to turn fifty she looks and behaves like a woman half her age. At her birthday party she discovers her true self and the secret of her youthfulness. Revelations abound and by the end of the day everything she believed to be true is in fact an elaborate facade to protect her.

Alec is the vampire destined to protect Laura in exchange for the gift she bestows upon him. He has protected her mother for the last fifty years so why should this be different?

Bloodgifted is written in the 1st person from Laura and Alec's point of views. This subjective style allows the reader to be a fly on the wall and experience Laura's confusion and devastation when she discovers her true self. Alec is sexy and alpha but glimpsing his innermost thoughts reveals his kindness and unexpected attraction to Laura.

The plot is twisty and every conclusion throws up another question ensuring you keep turning the pages. I loved the apparent ordinariness of the heroine and the existence of a paranormal world operating in secret in mainstream human society.

Bloodgifted shares many qualities of the L. J Smith young adult series Nightworld which I loved. An enthralling mix of history, mystery, paranormal, romance and suspense I can't wait to read the next chapter in the story.
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