Blog Tour Stop: Blood Debt by Nancy Straight- Review & Giveaway
Author: Nancy Straight
Release Date: July 15, 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace (Self-Published)
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by Zeus.
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.
About the Author:Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in rural SC. She has two fantastic son, three rotten dogs and an amazing husband. When not writing she enjoys RVing with her family, swimming and reading all types of romance genres. Her favorite is paranormal romance.
My Thoughts:Warning, guys! This book is about a non-teen (22 years old), but I don't exactly think it would qualify as an adult book, per se. It was more like a 'New Adult' book. If you all are wondering about this new genre called 'New Adult', worry no longer because I will definitely post about this genre soon.
First, I've gotta say... it had Greek mythology in it (which I absolutely love... I wanna minor in anthropology because of it)... BUT it was quite a different angle used for it. I don't think I've ever read a book about the Centaurs in Greek mythology, nor have I ever wondered of they had created human-like offspring... Which was awesome.
This book is about twenty-two year old Camille Benning (changed to Strayer, then Chiron) whose mother has just died. Camille has always lived without her father, consistently asking her mother about him, and always getting a non-answer. Finally, right before her mother, Angela, dies she tells Camille her father's name and where he lives.
Camille does a background check on him before finally calling him, and she's slightly surprised that he sounds excited about a long lost daughter (really, long unknown daughter), and that his wife will be seemingly happy. Camille gets to William's (her father) home state and is surprised to find out that she has five older half-brothers. She's also completely surprised to find out that William is loaded.
Now that she's got the perfect family, something doesn't seem all that right. She keeps wondering if she's just walked into a cult-like family, but that isn't it. But, what she does find out completely changes her life... for the better, or worst.
I liked Camille's spunky attitude it made me want to be friends with her, just so that she could be my outside, funny shield-type person. I really liked how she interacted with everybody; it seemed more teenager than anything, so I kind of understood her more.
All of these centaur guys... GAH! They're like the type that you can tell are over-chivalrousness, and it would get all of your nerves sometimes, but other times it would be the perfect thing.
What I don't like about the centaur society, though, is that they're so DEMANDING. You have to do what they want, and only what they want, or they think you're performing some type of taboo.
So... I LOVED this book, and I want MORE of it!! It did end on a cliffhanger, but it wasn't such a bad one that I was reading to go off the crazy cliff for the next book. This book most obviously got a perfect score of five for all of the reasons listed ^^above. :)