Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Blood Debt (Touched, #1) by Nancy Straight

Blood Debt
Blood Debt by Nancy Straight 
Publisher: CreateSpace
Release Date: July 15, 2012
Purchase: Barnes & Noble / Amazon
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 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 wants.

My thoughts:
Love this and swooning over Drake!I loved being whisked away into this original and fabulous story. There is something to be said about a book that can pull you in, you don't want to put it down, and you don't want it to ever end. Blood Debt did that to me. Nancy Straight has penned a marvelous story with many swoon worthy moments packed full of action, suspense, a forbidden love, and brings a new twist on mythological Centaurs. This was a total “me” book, and I say this because even though there were a few tiny flat spots, the story itself was just so enticing and fascinating.

From the very beginning I was tuned into the story. My attention never wavered due to lack of consistency or pace or cliché material. These characters were awesome ! I loved the protagonist, Camille. She was strong, snarky and a force to reckon with. Camille just lost her mother to cancer, and she never knew who her father was. Before her mother's death, she told Camille where her father was and his name.  Camille caught a flight to meet her father and from that point forward, everything changed for her. She learning she had a family which included 5 very gorgeous brothers! Five!! The cast of characters were awesome. Camille wasn't the normal twenty-two year old she thought she was--Camille was in for the ride of her life and a quest to channel her unknown bloodline gifts from the gods.

"Right, I know you still have this idea that your're human and can go roll in the hay with any guy who catches your fancy, but that isn't your reality anymore."

There's a blood debt to be paid and Camille is tossed in the middle of it.

"I owe a blood debt to Kyle Richardson. He isn't going to force me to marry his son, at least not right away, but if his son hasn't been chosen by a Centauride by his twenty-ninth birthday, I have to choose him."  *shivers*
If you are looking for that "next-hot-guy-to-swoon-over" or "next-hot-couple" this is it!! Let me just tell you about this amazing guy, Drake. Not only is he described beautifully, but he is as swoonworthy as they get. I don't want to give away all the goodies, so you'll just have to trust me on this. The chemistry between Camille and Drake was intoxicating. These characters were awesome. So awesome in fact, that I couldn't get them out of my mind. Bianca was such a great friend to Camille and I just adored her.
This was full of many unexpected plot twist and turns. I think my jaw had dropped at least 5 times, I kid you not. I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on the second installment, Centaur Legacy (Touched, #2).

This story was packed full of chemistry, mythological characters, and plenty of hot swoonworthy guys. Throw in a sinister, power mad grandmother and a crazy uncle, too.

This book was addicting! Trust me, you'll want to read this!
5 Snowflakes!


Nancy's Future books!!

Centaur Legacy (Touched #2)
Centaur Legacy (Touched, #2)
Expected publication: November 15, 2012 by Smashword

 About the author:
Nancy Straight 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 with her husband and two children.

She enjoyes reading all types of Paranormal and Young Adult literature.


  1. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds really interesting. I mean, CENTAURS? That's one of my faves after fauns. Okay, I'm weird, I'll admit it. And did I hear the word swooning in your review? I love swooning. I'm definitely going to check it out. Thanks for the great review!

    -Megan @ Book Brats

    1. Megan, trust me when I say this....its fantastic!!! When you read it, let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Outstanding review and the book sounds wonderful! I really have to get a copy and read it!

    1. Thank you, Rick. Give it a try. I absolutely loved it. Hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Drake sounds like someone I'd like to meet! Great review Amber. :)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! Oh YES!! You must meet Drake!! I LOVED this book. You really need to read this! :)

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