Author: N. Isabella Blanco
Source: Author request ( in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Erotic Paranormal Romance
Length: 210 pages paperback
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Yet the darkness of his calling is spiraling within him, demanding he claim the human as his. If he goes back on his promise, the energy of the Fates will cause untold destruction in the Universe. That doesn’t change how Dyletri’s begun exhibiting symptoms that point to more than just lust. How does he allow Ismini to die when she’s come to own him from the inside out?
Desire and torment spiral into something much darker than obsession, more turbulent than an addiction, and something much more brutal than a mere soul-mating. As a war is being rekindled right under his nose, Dyletri will have to come to terms with a destiny eleven thousand years in the making. He thought he’d known what path his future would take, but he’d been wrong. Now the one woman he truly loves might pay the price for his decision.
Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first in a series that will pit free-will against Destiny, Destiny against Fate, and love against brutal desire. Everyone likes to think they have a choice as to who they end up with, but as they rise to face the greatest threat they’ve ever known, even the Gods will learn they have to bend to Destiny’s whim to survive.
This book took me about 10 chapters before I could fully get into. it. I kept getting lost with the characters. There were ALOT of characters thrown at you at one time it seemed. With the names being odd godly names, it made it even more difficult. Blanco was generous enough to give the reader a list a characters at the beginning of the book thankfully.
Yet one line caught my eye. One line made me sit up. one line made me clench my thighs so tight I had to stop reading and walk around for a bit. Then call a friend to ask if theyd ever heard it. "orgasmic mouth fuck" . Yep that was it. Three chapters of how Dyletri used his mouth and such sensual ways to devour Ismini AND IT WAS JUST KISSING!
The rest of the book falls into place as a good versus evil and save the girl kind of book. The sex scenes about made up for how lost I was in the storyline.
The characters I would have liked to have known more about and also the background. Every chapter you are told where you are but it wasn't thoroughly described enough to give me a picture in my head.
So overall, if you are looking for a book that will help your sensuality for the night this is it, but the plot you'd better be paying uber close attention.