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Ryan Deasmhumhain and Nayara Ybarra are probably the two most powerful vampires in the world. Together they run the Cronologic Conservation Agency. Playing a major role in the first book of this series, Bannockburn Binding. Here they have their own story told. It is one of great tragedy and heartbreak. But also a love of the ages. They have loved and lost. Being together is a constant reminder of everything they no longer have. But to be apart would cause more pain.
Cael Stelios is a powerful human, a member of the world assembly. Clever and very resourceful. He has sworn to win Ryan and Nayara for himself. But he is human and they are vampires, if that wasn't enough of a barrier, he must persuade them to let go of their pasts.
Running parallel to the main story, is the danger that is threatening all of them, vampires and humans alike. Gabriel a psi filer is gathering those of his kind to threaten and impose their will on the world.
Here in this second book of the series, the author takes us on a journey with her beautifully drawn characters to the twenty third century. The vivid description of this world set in the future is a major plus side to this book. The reader is swept along by the events happening to the characters. Of course the love scenes are explicit, but written with sensitivity and passion. An excellent addition to the series. I am grateful to the author for ARC.
on 1 November 2013
The second book in the Beloved Bloody Time series is an emotionally stimulating and passionate story that keeps the reader entertained from beginning to end.
The leaders of the Chronometric Preservation Agency, Nayara and Ryan, are the most powerful known vampires in the 23rd century, but their personal lives are on hold, they love each other but grief keeps them apart. Cael, a World's Assembly member, wages a political and social campaign to bring the humans and vampires together as allies against the psi, but he also has another hidden agenda, one that includes Nayara and Ryan in a personal alliance. Meanwhile, Gabriel, the leader of the psi-filers is becoming a very real threat as he builds an army against the world.
The author's unique story line continues to entertain and intrigue with surprising twists and turns, compelling characters, and scorching hot frequent sexual interaction that includes sexual language, menage and anal sex. The chemistry and emotions of Nayara and Ryan are conveyed with great detail and arouses the reader's passion and empathy for their situation. And when Cael joins the couple, things become even more arousing.
At a slightly slower pace than the first, this book gives the reader the past drama through the memories of Nayara and Ryan as well as the present drama taking place in this world with many layers of complexity that flow clearly and smoothly from one event to the next. This futuristic world is described with clarity and vivid detail that grabs the reader's imagination and keeps them totally captivated.
The author uses well written dialogue and an interesting and enticing world to ensure that the reader will keep coming back for more. The only drawback to this story is that it ends in a major cliff hanger in the conflict with the psi. I can't wait to read the third book in this great series.