Title: Blood Divine
Author: Greg Howard
Publisher: Wilde City Press
Release Date: 24th Aug, 2016
Genre(s): Supernatural, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Magic
Page Count: 271
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Cooper Causey spent a lifetime eluding the demons of his youth and suppressing the destructive power inside him. But a disconcerting voicemail lures Cooper back home to the coast of South Carolina and to Warfield—the deserted plantation where his darkness first awakened. While searching for his missing grandmother, Cooper uncovers the truth about his ancestry and becomes a pawn in an ancient war between two supernatural races. In order to protect the only man he’s ever loved, Cooper must embrace the dark power threatening to consume him and choose sides in a deadly war between the righteous and the fallen.
“Blood Divine” by Greg Howard was exciting and a supernatural adventure which I absolutely loved. The blurb drew me in when I first learned about this book. There have been a lot of M/F books based on this theme but this take was different and fresh and exciting.
A southern town setting with dark and dangerous family secret, add to it a couple of vampires, opinionated ghosts and an entire new breed of monsters and you have got an explosive book full of action and magic. The entire imagery of this story will stay with me for quite a while. The hanging Spanish moss and a crumbling plantation was the perfect setting for Warfield, the place where it all began. It was creepy and the perfect setting for this supernatural saga.
This is the author’s debut book and I am thoroughly impressed with the detailed and expert way he has shaped this supernatural adventure. The revealing of the secrets happens along with the progress of the plot and every time my mind was completely blown. The twists and turns kept me hooked till the end and left me clamoring for more.
The main character is Cooper Causey. He is the guy the vampires are after while he does not have any clue about the entire supernatural world present right in his backyard. His powers are kind of his family legacy and he has to step up his game to save the entire human race. When he first comes back to his hometown he is absolutely clueless about the dangers that are lurking around the corner. We learn about his family secrets and his powers and about his magical bloodline along with him. After that ending I think that Cooper has a long war ahead of him and we will get to read about some more fantastic supernatural ass kicking in the near future.
The romance element in this book is not that significant. Cooper gets together with his long time crush and they fight alongside each other. There are no sex scenes and with the pace in which this story progressed I don’t think that would have been possible or completely viable. If you are looking for a romance then this is not it. It was more of a brilliant combination of horror, thriller and adventure.
I will be waiting for the next part of Cooper and RJ’s journey. Their story is far from over. There were a lot of things that were left hanging and I hope that Mr. Howard won’t make us wait for too long.