OtLPR’s Review of The Blood Covenant by Emily Bex

One Really Great Vampire Read!

Shade Medici is sexy, confident, and well-to-do…And a Vampire. Will it be too much for a meek beauty such as Kate Reese, a mere mortal?

He knew when he met her how it would end.

This six-book series, The Medici Warrior, follows the exploits of a vampire dynasty that spans four generations in a multi-genre novel with elements of the paranormal, romance, and historical fiction. The saga explores the roots of the Medici vampire dynasty in Renaissance-era Florence, Italy as told through the eyes of the novel’s main protagonist, Shade Medici.

Book one begins in current times with Shade, a warrior king who is the sole male heir to the dynasty and is expected to mate and produce an heir to secure the continuation of the coven. He has waited over 700 years for the right mate when he falls in love with Kate Reese, a mortal girl. Kate is fresh off a broken engagement and reluctant to open her heart to this stranger. His pursuit is unrelenting, and her curiosity gets the best of her as she lets down her guard, letting him into her life. Their passion for each other is searing, and he ignores the anger of the ruling Council when he pursues a mortal as his future mate.

Shade is a complex character, who struggles to control his darker impulses as a vampire, and chooses instead to embrace his more human emotions. He must draw Kate into his world, and prepare her for all the changes that will be demanded of her should she choose to bind herself to him through the blood covenant. Their path is filled with personal conflict, as well as with deceit, as others try hard to destroy their union, and Kate sorts through her discovery of the vampire sub-culture, learning what is fact and what is myth. She can have everything she ever wanted, but it comes at a price.

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Emily Bex is an avid life-long reader, and a first-time writer of the epic six-book Medici Warrior Series. As she says, “Why start small?” She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, but has used her extensive travel, both foreign and domestic, to create the backdrop for her characters to play out their story.

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From page one, this book grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go. It has well-developed characters, a perfectly built world, and a unique twist on vampires.

Emily Bex creates a rich, enthralling and epic story with The Medici Warrior Series; The Blood Covenant, book 1 in a 6-book series, is a truly sublime adventure! With a completely enticing combination of fantastical elements and a swoon-worthy romance, I recommend The Blood Covenant to lovers of Historical Fiction, Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. Emily pulls out all the stops, with plenty of steamy sensuality and captivating action, the stunningly constructed world comes to life.

This is more than just a romance read. It is more than just fantasy or paranormal. It is a fight of good against evil, it is the power of faith and love, it is raw desire, IT IS… so much more.

You will smile, cry, laugh, get angry, and for many scenes, you will hold your breath and dare not move until you know the outcome. With The Blood Covenant, Emily Bex has positioned herself among the greatest authors on my shelves. She has placed herself among top authors like Anne Rice and J.R. Ward — I will love reading this one repeatedly.