Blood Master by Jennifer Loiske
(age 18 and up readers)
Part Three of Immortal Blood Series.
In the hands of a master vampire no one is safe…
Sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do. Even if it means siding with the devilish master vampire, who obviously has some anger management issues. But how far can you go before you lose yourself completely? Where is the line that you cannot cross? Can your enemies be turned into your friends? Can the hunted become the hunter? To survive, Samantha has to face the challenge of her life, but will she ever be safe again?
The fast-paced finale of the Immortal Blood Series that will keep you nailed to your couch until the very last page!
A light, satisfied smile was playing on his lips as his eyes moved from man to man, woman to woman, as if he were a general inspecting his troops. All of them stared straight ahead, with their backs straight and eyes full of emptiness.
Finally, Jason let go of my shoulder and spoke. “Brothers. Sisters. Today is a day of joy. Today is the day when you will have a new sister. A sister that will continue Lucas’s work as my protégée.” He drilled his eyes into them and made sure everyone understood exactly what he was saying. When they lowered their heads murmuring ‘aye’, he continued. “Today is the day when Samantha Catherine Green will learn the true way to be a child of the darkness.”
I wanted to scream hell no, but I knew my only way to survive at his hands was at least to try to do whatever he wanted me to do and think about the consequences later.
“Bring me the servant,” said Jason.
Before I could react I saw someone leading a young girl towards us.
“No,” I breathed.
True, a second ago I had been prepared to do whatever it took to keep Jason happy, but I hadn’t known he would drag me into his devilish games this fast. I thought I had time to prepare and at least create a decent conspiracy against him. Maybe even write ‘Sam’s handbook of surviving the impossible’ or something like that, but forcing me into his cruel world this fast was just malicious. He’s Jason, a small voice said inside my head; what else did you expect? I gritted my teeth. I had no idea what I had expected but certainly not this.
I stared at the girl and shook my head. “No,” I breathed again, as I had a pretty good hunch about what would happen next.
Jason ignored me completely. “Colleen,” he said, his voice like a caress.
“My lord.” The girl curtseyed.
Jason took her hand and lifted it to his lips. His eyes were gleaming and I swore there was a hint of red in them. I couldn’t turn my eyes away from him. I wanted to. I did. But I just couldn’t.
Slowly, he turned her hand, revealing the pulsing veins on her soft wrist. “Here,” he said, turning his eyes to me and smiling slightly, “we drink straight from the vein.”
I felt my mouth get wet. Gross, I know, but I couldn’t help it.
“Here,” he said, revealing his fangs, “I am the master.” He sank his teeth softly into her wrist, not drinking, just making her blood flow. “Samantha.” His voice was pure velvet. “Drink with me.”
I swallowed and stared at the wrist. He moved it closer to me. My eyes widened and my mouth opened slightly. My fangs ached and without even noticing I touched her wrist.
The air around felt heavy but the girl didn’t seem to be afraid of us. On the contrary. She seemed eager and quite willing. I pressed my fingers to my lips and tasted the blood on them.
Jason’s eyes were on me. “Drink,” he urged gently.
But something in his eyes made warning bells ring in my head and I couldn’t make myself do it. I let my hand drop and took a step away from him. I almost waited for him to grab me and force me to drink, but instead he just smiled and pressed his lips to the girl’s wrist. His eyes never left me. Not even when his fangs pierced her flesh again and he drank the blood she so willingly offered.
I couldn’t look at him anymore so instead I looked at the people around us. They weren’t staring ahead anymore. They were staring at the girl before me and they looked hungry.
When Jason was done he licked the blood from his lips and quickly grabbed my hand, and before I knew it his hand was on my neck, pressing my mouth to the girl’s wrist.
“If you want to survive, you must drink now,” he whispered, so quietly I doubt anyone else heard him.
A sound, half cry, half sigh, escaped from my mouth. I knew he was right but I still couldn’t make myself do it.
He pressed his mouth to my ear. “You promised to obey me, did you not?”
“This,” he hissed, his breath hot on my face as he let his lips rest on my skin for a while, “is not obeying. Drink.”
I pressed my eyes closed. This is your life now. Suck it up, I ordered myself. An image of Dane flashed into my mind but I quickly pushed it away. Forcing my eyes open I turned my head slightly. He stared right into me. Tears stabbed the back of my eyes but I couldn’t give him the pleasure of seeing me cry. So I glared daggers at him and smiled scornfully.
What readers say about Blood Master:
5***** This entire series is a WOW!
Blood Master is about vampires but has such a human touch. The author has a way of writing paranormal that feels normal. She has quite the grasp on how to do it well and in an compelling way. This is not my genre of choice but what I have discovered is if a book is done well it doesn’t matter what category it falls under. These stories have a way of grabbing you in and at the same time absorbs your consciousness that all you can think about is the story. That is what a great writer can do. Pull you in and take you to another time and possibly an entirely different dimension. I have read this series with great anticipation and this last book exceeded my expectations. I love the natural dialog and the easy flow to the storyline. There is something familiar and soothing though I haven’t quite figured out what it is. I guess you can call it a gift in which I am the receiver. In this case, Miss Loiske’s readers are too.
This book entertained me all the way through. It was an escape that was pure fantasy which I loved. The characters are intriguing and the storyline uniquely mesmerizing.
“He backed away a tad, his eyes holding mine, and for a moment I was sure he would do something rash like kiss me passionately,but instead he let his fingers run down my sides, closing his eyes and inhaling deeply.
I stayed as still as I could.
“I don’t know if I should kill you or kiss you.”
Another amazing book. This time we see Sam getting into trouble as usual but now being forced to live with Jason it turns her little troubles into life and death situations, not only for her but for others around her. It is inspiring to see such a strong female character. It is a shame that the series has ended i would love to see more of Sam and the gang.
5 ***** Sam faces her demons!
A cup winning hat trick for Jennifer Loiske with star striker Sam hitting the winning goal. The entire Immortal Blood series has been box to box action with the latest offering a fitting conclusion to a crescendo of blood, danger and fragile teenage emotions. Sam faces the ultimate master vampire and “Sire” Jason doesn’t disappoint with smouldering good looks blended with the volatility of a volcano waiting to explode. Our star doesn’t know whether to trust a new mentor/guard, but chooses right in the end. And with the introduction of Kieran comes a new string to Sam’s bow as she learns how to take responsibility for the destiny of others … her closest friends among them. Blood Master is a book about vampires, but take away the paranormal element and the plot holds up as an intriguing tale of tension and testosterone. A top class read for anybody who enjoys a good read.
5 ***** Perfect!
These books only seem to build momentum as they go along! I loved reading Blood Master – Sam, the main character of the past two books finds herself in the midst of a more unsavoury type of vampire than she’s used to. Forced to choose a blood slave and undergo training to turn her into an assassin, can she ever find her way back to her friends and escape Jason – the proclaimed Master of law within the vampire world…
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The fast-paced finale of the Immortal Blood series!