He wore blood like it was the new black.
Project Rebellion, book two
ebook, 211 pages
Published September 17th 2013 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
The only thing they have in common? Really…sharp…teeth.
Major Antonia Fielding has one goal: to escape the clutches of the Project. With the blood-virus infecting her system, though, a body bag is likely her only way out. Until her boss lets slip that he may just have a cure for her—if she brings in an escaped Lycan.
Can she trust him? Now there’s the million-dollar question. Then again, can she afford to take that chance?
Darce Foster was a Special Forces soldier, until the Project got hold of him. Now he’s a Lycan, a lab-created werewolf, this close to escaping his creators—until another of the projects experiments stops him in his tracks. Not because she has the power to hold him, but because he instantly recognizes the impossible. The vampiress is his mate.
Allowing her to bring him in is his only choice—and possibly the last mistake of his life.
Enemies or lovers, it doesn’t matter. When they discover that the Project is hiding yet more secrets, they must work together to bring it down...or die in the attempt.
Book two, book two, book two! ...or so I exclaimed when I saw this baby pop up. How could I so easily forget the Project Rebellion series? When I finished Perfect Mate (book one, and my absolute favorite read of 2013), Blood Mate was still a work in progress. How could I miss its release, and in September of 2013 at that. WTF?!
These Project Rebellion women are the last bitches you want to screw with. They have no hesitations whatsoever in spilling a bit of blood or ripping apart a few rib cages. Nic, still just a supporting character, was a force in book one. And don't anybody give Lillian an axe. Here, Toni is the chick to steer clear of.
Darcy Foster, beta to Jack Harper, has been taken hostage by the Project after the Apha Three, the first successful pack of Lycans turned by the Project, escaped. The woman responsible for bringing him in? Toni Fieldings. His mate.
So yeah, he walked into a trap with that one. Suffering the instinct to get to her, having scented her during the battle, Darcy got too close too fast to Toni, a Blood in desperate need of a cure to the virus the Project has infected her with.
Toni brings in Darce as part of a trade but finds herself too tempted by the Lycan. His kiss, his touch, brands her, and awakens emotions she never even felt as a human, much less as the twisted version of a vampire she's been turned into. When she seeks him out inside his prison, she finds him surviving a torture she never could have imagined. And once the depravity of those responsible hits a new low, she stops at nothing to free him and all of her fellow Bloods and Lycans alike.
Pinned in a ring, forced into some paranormal perversion of MMA, Darce tells Toni to go for help. Go to Jack, his alpha. Send a Blood to a Lycan for help? Yeah, right. The races are sworn enemies. And puh-lease. Darce might need help, but Toni sure as hell does not. She rips that place apart with her own creepy defy-the-laws-of physics retractable claws, human by human. And sets free every victim of the Project cage by cage.
Besides, the pack is well on their way for a rescue.
During the chaos she creates all on her own, Toni discovers four Reanimates that have evolved passed zombie stage. They've destroyed the rest, offer no threat, and look only to disappear before they can be used to further the taint that they've become.
Meanwhile, our dear Joe Sanders and his unrequited love for fellow soldier (and male) Leon Richards just keeps its teasing. And Nic... sweet, lethal Nic, confesses she had a thing for Jack, and wouldn't mind finding her mate. Despite the fact that she doesn't *need* one. After the tower goes up in flames, Nic's ordered by Jack to go find his old commanding officer, Jamison Tanner, in Arizona. There's a story there, I'm certain, but I was kind of hoping the hybrid, Steele, would have been meant for her. But no-lmao-not for Nic. Nope. Sanders? Maybe...
You're going to read a good seventy percent of action outside the bedroom before it gets down and dirty with Darce and Toni. And you're only going to experience it once, and even then, it's surrounded by the Project's plot to get their hands on little Lycan-Blood babies. But it's oh so worth the wait!
Hot damn, this baby was cooking! Steamy, pulse get to racing, on the edge of my seat excitement around every turn. And mate claiming/providing/protecting at its finest. Oh, I do love this series!
Another 5 out of 5 stars for the Project Rebellion!
- Blake grinned, unholy amusement showing on his face. "Long story short. Kid Ball. Fido here couldn't resist the chase. Got a little carried away. Hit a fence and swallowed the fucker. Now he squeaks. You'll piss yourself when you hear him laugh."
To Be Released in this series
Book 3 - Broken Mate (How dare we not get a preview with Blood Mate!)
Book 4 - Hidden Mate
Book 5 - Unwanted Mate
Previously in this series: