Release Day! A Kiss of Blood,The Pact #1.5 by Kallysten

This is an interim short in The Pacts series.  You do not need to read the other books in the series to understand or appreciate this story – but trust me, you will WANT to read them!

Book Review: 

This short is a bit different from others by Kallysten: yes there are vamps and demons and characters that you can care about. What’s not there is the incredibly sensual and steamy sex; it leans more to that ephemeral “love” connection, and in the end it really is a question of how much would you give up for love, and to stay true to your word?

In this short in The Pact series, we are introduced to a world where humans have contracted with Vampires for blood offerings in return for protection from the ever-increasing Demon attacks. New vampires are chosen from the residents willing to sacrifice their human lives for an eternity as a demon-fighting vampire.

Deidra is the first to be chosen from her village in many years, her sire’s favorite childe Tristen is tasked with training her and teaching her the vampire way. Deidra can’t give up her belief that vampires can love, for eternity, in fact she is in love with Tristen. When a failure of battle tactics lead to Deira’s village being destroyed by demons, she disappears.

The emotion and story in this short are well-crafted and engaging, you will be draw in into the world of Kallysten’s creation and find this an entirely wonderful escape. A short in The Pact series, it is a perfect complement to the series, and I’m planning to read all of the books.

Release Day!  A Kiss of Blood,The Pact #1.5 by Kallysten

Title: A Kiss of Blood
Author: Kallysten
Genre: Historical Romance, Vampires
Published by: Self-Published
Source: Author
Pages: 40
Rated: four-stars
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All Deidra wanted was a family.

Instead of a husband and children however, fate gives her a Sire, a clan, and a village she is sworn to protect from beastly demons. It also gives her Tristen, who teaches her what it means to be a vampire—and what it means to love.

When her duties to her village conflict with her Sire’s orders, she has to choose which part of her family is the most important. And Tristen, confronted with her disappearance, also needs to decide where his loyalties lie.


A copy of this title was provided via Author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Kallysten

Kallysten is a writer of romance novels and short stories, most of them with paranormal elements.

Her first eBooks were published by Linden Bay Romance in 2005. The defunct Venus Press subsequently published a few of her short stories. Because so many of her stories are linked as series and part of the same universe, she decided it would make sense to have them all in the same place, which is why she self-published, first with the co-op Alinar Publishing and now on her own. When she sees calls for submissions that speak to her muse, she sometimes tries for them, and was published this way by Samhain and Torquere.



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