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Vivienne Sena is Elder Hammerthynn’s Fixer and adopted Outcast daughter. In a world with vampires ruling from the shadows, the werewolves have migrated to the eastern seaboard of the US, and to the center of the Hammerthynn and Jameson Blood Memory.

What is the Blood Memory? An all encompassing vicious hate for one Simon Huntington, Leader of the vampire clan, Tacharan.

Vivienne is sent to the US by her adopted father and encounters who Greater Pack Beta, quasi-brother Iov Hammerthynn and his Piper Commander, Brig Jameson. The truth of the Greater Pack Alpha’s parentage has put the Beta, coincidentally his biological father, in a furious fight with the Piper Commander, and it is up to Vivienne to help them make things right. To make matters worse, Viv and Brig are drawn together by a rare werewolf love, and are bound by scents, much to their dismay.

Enter Simon Huntington, enigmatic Vampire and one of the leaders of the Vampire nation. He offers Vivienne a deal: his unlimited resources for helping him discover what the Blood Memory is, since he has no memory of a wrong he’d happily put his name to, if he actually did do it. Together they cross Northern Europe, into Siberia, on one word from her Elder father, with the Beta Hammerthynn and Commander Jameson on their trail.

What is the Blood Memory? Half the fun will be dodging the bullets and finding out.

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Blood Memory: Origins (the story Book 1 should have been)

 

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More action, more romance, more werewolves and vampires. What can go wrong, right? Dive into the new edition of Book 1, the book that ‘should have been’. Learn how Brig and Viv meet, about the dispute tearing Brig and Hammer apart, and when Simon first meets Vivienne. Hope you enjoy it.

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Excerpt from Blood Memory: Origins

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“I don’t know what hurt me worse, Hammer – you breaking the Alpha’s trust or you not being able to tell me after what we’ve been through.” Brig looked away, swallowing the large lump in his throat. “I know there are some secrets you just can’t tell, but,” Brig felt a large tear spill from his eye and he quickly wiped at it, clearing his throat, “I might have been upset then, but you’re still my cousin, Hams. You have always been closer to me than my own brothers, and I love you. You were such a little shit when we were kids, but I didn’t help you because I pitied you. Not because our father’s pushed us together, planning from before we were even born. I did it because you were my best friend. Fought those fights with you because we were blood. Protected you in life and for the pack because I respected you. Regardless of the circumstances, I would have been there for you, if only so you wouldn’t have had to suffer alone.”

Both men, alpha males and deadly werewolves, sat quietly in their seats. Hammer closed his good eye and turned away as he let the emotions that had been beaten down in him release into a strangled sob. Brig got off the couch and pulled Hammer up, embracing his cousin. Together, they silently wept, mourning the loss they had to suffer as men, fixing what had went wrong. Hammer bear hugged his cousin, unable to control the massive wave of emotions.

They were blood, through and through, balls to bone, and despite being forced into a symbiotic relationship for the families, their friendship was true and real. There wasn’t anything they wouldn’t and haven’t done for each other.

 

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All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

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Admittedly the movie drew me to search out the book it was based on. I should have known better to think the Hollywood version was anything like its predecessor, but I was still pleased to read this book.

I won’t nitpick the differences between the movie and book. However, I will say that, despite the obvious differences that you pick up immediately, the book’s premise is pretty damn interesting. It’s been likened to a ‘scifi Groundhog Day’. One soldier spends months preparing for the day he unceremoniously dies. There is nothing glorious in his death, which ends 15 minutes after his battle starts, other than not wanting to go out with ammo left. A pitiful attempt to redeem himself, but doing so starts a repeated series of events that leads him to realize that, if he’s going to die, god damn it, he’s going to try and live before death comes for him.

There’s no running from death, which comes in the shape of starfish evolved with nanobites from far off worlds. An alien race needs a new home and it doesn’t have the time to double check if there is life on this little blue planet they’ve chosen. An 80 year round trip for an answer? No, we’ll just take your planet with some very pissed off starfish with excrement that inevitably terraforms our planet to suit them. No offense.

The main character decides to take a stand, and in doing so, discovers he is not only in his approximately 32 hour time loop. Enters The Full Metal Bitch.

The book manages to weave a little bit of romance without gutting the story, which stays incredibly true to high action, science fiction adventure. It’s a short novel with a science that takes, more than it gives, but keeps the story intact. I gave it 5 out of 5 because a good premise is easy to f8ck up, and Mr. Hiroshi Sakurazaka did not.

 

 

 

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