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Drew Ruthin and The Blood of Changes (The Ruthin Trilogy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Tessa Stokes
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** Third Edition**
Left for dead by his only love, Drew is helped by his old vampire friend, Greta. He's lost his memory and as he tries to go back to his old life, he begins to change. As the days go by events spiral out of control and all he can think about is finding the woman who left him for dead.
Suspense, fun, romance, a vampire hunt, and a love story.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 510 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007MEVI1C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #576,519 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A British author Tessa writes paranormal romance and urban fantasy romance generally set in the UK and says it gives her more scope for happy endings.
She has lived in many places in the world because of her work but now happily lives back in England.
Tessa is interested in history and visits as many ancient, historical and sacred places as she can find the time for.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous follow up to Devon Ruthin 21 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The book picks up where Devon Ruthin stops and immediately recaptures the drama. I found myself fascinated by the changes Drew was going through. Ms Stokes writes so cleverly that it started to make me think outside the box. Are vampires evil humans or a completely different species - predators following their natural instincts. Can a vampire be evil, any more than a tiger or a shark? Is the definition of evil something that preys on humans, or is that simply our perception of it because we're the prey? What if we hadn't happened to evolve at the top of the food chain? Do the animals we eat think we're evil? (And that isn't a plug for vegetarianism. I like a good steak as much as anyone).

Anyway, not to digress from the story, the scenes where Drew struggles with an awakening human conscience, while still trapped in the physical needs of his vampire's body, were incredible. I began to empathise with Drew, even when he was ripping apart innocent young women, because you could feel his growing anguish so strongly.

But above all, of course, this series is a beautiful romance. And so it's only natural that love will provide the solution to Drew's dilemma, and those who care about him will help him through.

Unfortunately for Drew, some still judge him by his past and refuse to believe he can have reformed. The ancients debate what to do about him, leaving us with a nail biting finish.

The romantic threads from the previous book also continue. Devon and Bliss are still together, but Devon worries about Bliss's mortality. Has he found his soul mate only to lose her in what for him is a few brief years? And some new couples come into the story, providing some wonderfully steamy scenes (which you might not want to read with your granny in the room).
This is a fantastic book in a magical series. If you're looking for a paranormal romance to curl up and get lost in, then you can't go wrong with the Ruthin series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read this series! 18 April 2012
By Annie
Format:Kindle Edition
Tessa Stokes' prose weaves an elegant web in "Drew Ruthin and the Blood of Changes." This is a great, imaginative series with terrific characters. In the first book, we meet Drew, a ruthlessly manipulative and selfish vampire who goes hunting for humans, along with his better brother, Devon, and Devon's human love, Bliss. The first book ends with Drew's death--and yet he doesn't die. Somebody saves him, and now he awakens a very changed vampire in this second installment of the paranormal romance series.

After centuries of peace between the vampires and ancients, Drew now poses a terrible threat. Unknown to Elise, a vampire named Greta brought him back to life. Drew remembers nothing but soon realizes he's rich and delights at finding plenty of blood in the fridge.

Meanwhile, Balthazar Crane, a mysterious ancient with an obscure history, knows all about Drew's past and is obsessed with Greta, the tall, striking female vampire who reminds him of someone he used to love a long time ago. And yet he knows they are hunters and chides himself for not killing them, and fears they will only wreak more havoc.

Stokes understands the complexity of love, the messy tangle of fear and resentment and tenderness and patience and regret that fuels most relationships. How these intriguing characters' fates are intertwined keeps you turning pages until the very end. But it's Stokes' lyricism and keen observations that carry you away. "She always signed her name with two kisses no matter who the note was for." Seagulls are described as "clouds of diamonds in the sky as they surged around."

Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Woven! Five Stars! 6 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Drew Ruthin and The Blood of Changes picks up right where we left off at the end of Volume One and takes us on a continuing paranormal romantic journey. Drew Ruthin has awakened from death more than a little changed. He has no memory of his former life as the ruthless vampire he was and because of his former manipulative, selfish ways he has very few people willing to help him recover. As the beautifully intricate scenes unfold, Drew finds himself more than just a little altered in his re-vamped state and feels compelled to understand why.

Ms. Stokes expands her cast of engaging characters as we follow the paths of several couples, some new, some carried over from Volume One. Each of them adds depth and intrigue to the fascinating storyline. The transitions between scenes and events felt absolutely fluid, never disrupting but only adding to the stream-of-consciousness feel of this expert writer.

Ms. Stokes writes in a lovely, hypnotic style that draws the reader into the world she so masterfully paints. I couldn't help but turn page after page, so immersedin the dream-like trance her writing creates. The end has me very anxious to find out what will happen as we are very definitely heading toward a huge event that could mean war between the vampires and ancients! Highly Recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous follow up to Devon Ruthin 21 April 2012
By Alex Le Soum - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The book picks up where Devon Ruthin stops and immediately recaptures the drama. I found myself fascinated by the changes Drew was going through. Ms Stokes writes so cleverly that it started to make me think outside the box. Are vampires evil humans or a completely different species - predators following their natural instincts. Can a vampire be evil, any more than a tiger or a shark? Is the definition of evil something that preys on humans, or is that simply our perception of it because we're the prey? What if we hadn't happened to evolve at the top of the food chain? Do the animals we eat think we're evil? (And that isn't a plug for vegetarianism. I like a good steak as much as anyone).

Anyway, not to digress from the story, the scenes where Drew struggles with an awakening human conscience, while still trapped in the physical needs of his vampire's body, were incredible. I began to empathise with Drew, even when he was ripping apart innocent young women, because you could feel his growing anguish so strongly.

But above all, of course, this series is a beautiful romance. And so it's only natural that love will provide the solution to Drew's dilemma, and those who care about him will help him through.

Unfortunately for Drew, some still judge him by his past and refuse to believe he can have reformed. The ancients debate what to do about him, leaving us with a nail biting finish.

The romantic threads from the previous book also continue. Devon and Bliss are still together, but Devon worries about Bliss's mortality. Has he found his soul mate only to lose her in what for him is a few brief years? And some new couples come into the story, providing some wonderfully steamy scenes (which you might not want to read with your granny in the room).
This is a fantastic book in a magical series. If you're looking for a paranormal romance to curl up and get lost in, then you can't go wrong with the Ruthin series.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Woven Second Book in the Trilogy! Five Stars! 6 April 2012
By Karen Luellen - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Drew Ruthin and The Blood of Changes picks up right where we left off at the end of Volume One and takes us on a continuing paranormal romantic journey. Drew Ruthin has awakened from death more than a little changed. He has no memory of his former life as the ruthless vampire he was and because of his former manipulative, selfish ways he has very few people willing to help him recover. As the beautifully intricate scenes unfold, Drew finds himself more than just a little altered in his re-vamped state and feels compelled to understand why.

Ms. Stokes expands her cast of engaging characters as we follow the paths of several couples, some new, some carried over from Volume One. Each of them adds depth and intrigue to the fascinating storyline. The transitions between scenes and events felt absolutely fluid, never disrupting but only adding to the stream-of-consciousness feel of this expert writer.

Ms. Stokes writes in a lovely, hypnotic style that draws the reader into the world she so masterfully paints. I couldn't help but turn page after page, so immersedin the dream-like trance her writing creates. The end has me very anxious to find out what will happen as we are very definitely heading toward a huge event that could mean war between the vampires and ancients! Highly Recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intrigue, Passion, and More!!!!!!!!!!!!! 23 May 2012
By Amazon Reviewer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I can't tell you how much I loved the unique characters and the detailed world building in this novel. And if that's not enough, there's enough romance and intrigue to keep my total attention. I read the first book in this series and just recently picked up the second book. There is new characters, as well as old ones too. I wasn't disappointed with this read!

I love the vampire community set in Britain. The scene starts out when Drew Ruthin (leader of the vampires) opens his eyes with a raging thirst. He was saved with ancient magical blood. (I won't say whose.) A tall, beautiful vampire named Greta is at his side caring for him. He can't remember anything about his old life, so he doesn't remember his evil ways. I do feel bad for Drew as he learns he really has no friends. He feels alone. Taking care of drew takes a lot of Greta's time and she feels like she's tired of babysitting and wants the old arrogant, but charming and entertaining Drew back. She is busy with running a restaurant. Balthazar Crane enters the story and watches the beautiful Greta. The plot thickens as with turns and twists, romance, danger, spells, magic, and secrets you won't believe!

For a vampire book, it's hard to be original but this author somehow does it by creating a world that is unique and different from all the others out there. I was sucked in! (No pun intended) I fell in love with all the couples featured in this story and I felt like I was right there with them in their journey.

The story is structured impeccably well, and flows at a comfortable, natural pace making a classic vampire story vibrant and contemporary as well as passionate. This is 5 stars without a doubt and highly recommended!!!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Read this series! 18 April 2012
By Annie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Tessa Stokes' prose weaves an elegant web in "Drew Ruthin and the Blood of Changes." This is a great, imaginative series with terrific characters. In the first book, we meet Drew, a ruthlessly manipulative and selfish vampire who goes hunting for humans, along with his better brother, Devon, and Devon's human love, Bliss. The first book ends with Drew's death--and yet he doesn't die. Somebody saves him, and now he awakens a very changed vampire in this second installment of the paranormal romance series.

After centuries of peace between the vampires and ancients, Drew now poses a terrible threat. Unknown to Elise, a vampire named Greta brought him back to life. Drew remembers nothing but soon realizes he's rich and delights at finding plenty of blood in the fridge.

Meanwhile, Balthazar Crane, a mysterious ancient with an obscure history, knows all about Drew's past and is obsessed with Greta, the tall, striking female vampire who reminds him of someone he used to love a long time ago. And yet he knows they are hunters and chides himself for not killing them, and fears they will only wreak more havoc.

Stokes understands the complexity of love, the messy tangle of fear and resentment and tenderness and patience and regret that fuels most relationships. How these intriguing characters' fates are intertwined keeps you turning pages until the very end. But it's Stokes' lyricism and keen observations that carry you away. "She always signed her name with two kisses no matter who the note was for." Seagulls are described as "clouds of diamonds in the sky as they surged around."

Highly recommended!
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A First Rate Follow-Up 1 April 2012
By D. Everetti - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
"Drew Ruthin and The Blood of Changes" by Tessa Stokes, starts off where "Devon Ruthin and A Vampire in Love" had ended; Elise left Drew dying on the floor when she leaves for home, or at least she thought he was dying and dead by the time she made it home. What she doesn't know is that he had enough strength left to make a phone call to a cohort named Greta. When she arrives and sees what is happening she feeds Drew some of her own blood. Drew awakens changed. For starters he can not remember a thing and needs others to tell him just about everything he thinks he may need to know. Of course he is living with a hole in his heart and feels that he is forgetting something or someone important, maybe even the love of his life, but what can he do his memory is totally gone? Who would he even ask something like this of? And here is where I will stop as I do not want to give anything away.

This is an amazing combination of vampire/paranormal/romance. If you enjoy curling up and reading any of these genres if not liking the whole combination then this is one book you will not want to miss out on. If you haven't read book 1, "Devon Ruthin and A Vampire in Love" then get that one first but by all means treat yourself to this wonderful series and get to know this talented author.
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