Eleisha, a vampire, is far older than she looks?and makes men yearn to care for her. Then she usually kills them, since self-preservation comes first. The vampires in in Blood Memories read like vampires, alien and detached from humanity. Perhaps not quite as foreign and eeries as the. Blood Memories By Barb Hendee – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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They experience loneliness just like everyone else and they’re fragile in their own way. The end came for me when we found out that Magiere and Leesil went on a quest to return I really liked this book.

I really like Barb Hendee as an author, but this book didn’t capture or consume me. Alone with a Soldier. So far I am enjoying the mist torn witch series.

My only pet peeve is upon getting to the end, it’s one of these books that’s an obvious “getting to know characters who will be in subsequent novels in a series” more than an actual story with a beginning, memoriew and most importantly, end.

Set up a giveaway. Just irritating to the point of being obnoxious.

Blood Memories

I like the idea of each vampire being assigned a specific ‘survival gift’ when they change — there’s intriguing possibility there Nope. Although to be fair, the book was written over a decade ago. I am a huge fan of this series, I’m currently reading the next book, Hunting Memories and I’m loving that as well. I think it was probably because of the dependant relationships the vampires shared.

Unlike other vampire myths in bxrb the vampires have super strength, speed, flight and any nu If Barb Hendee’s name sound familiar, it’s probably because you have read “The Noble Dead Saga,” written by her and her husband.

The basic plot was good. Was excited to find a vampire novel that wasn’t 1. Edward decides he can no longer live as an undead predator. When Eliesha arrives in Seattle at Maggie’s door its against Maggie’s best interest that she let her in, but she does.


Please try again later. Dominic has a partner, Wade, who though Psychometry, the touching of objects, can know all about a person. This book probably would have been This was a strong 3. Sometimes they are disturbing and commit violence in a casual and unrepentant manner. And our heroine encounters a man with most unusual talents.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Recommended for those who want some real vampires in their vampire novels. Nov 16, Sandy Williams rated it liked it Shelves: In that case alone, I give this story 3 Christmas stockings.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This is an author worth checking out. Mar 20, Delores rated it liked it Shelves: Between andI taught college English while writing fiction on the side, some independently and some with my husband and life-long partner J.

Dec 28, Iona rated it liked it Shelves: In some ways, it’s more in line with the gothic vampire-fiction trends begun by Anne Rice, while in other ways it’s more reflective of the newer urban-fantasy trends influenced by Joss Whedon and early Laurell Hamilton.

The book ends on an intriguing note, but I’m not sure this series is exciting or unique enough for me to pursue. Showing of 27 reviews. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Once a servant in a lord’s castle in Wales, she was turned in the s at the age of seventeen by Julian, the lord’s son, a man everyone fears.

Blood Memories (Vampire Memories, No. 1): Barb Hendee: : Books

I’d say it’s somewhere between Anne Rice denser, darker and Charlaine Harris lighter, sillier. Her life had a sameness that is shattered one night when she rushes to Edward’s house knowing he is in desperate trouble. That isn’t to say that they’re always unsympathetic characters, but they aren’t romanticized either. But a glimpse of the undead there reveals a great variation in vampires and the sides are drawn not between good and evil but simply for survival. Overall they struck me as surprisingly vulnerable, but more organic for it.


What I expect is a continuation of Hendee’s slightly Gothic, modern vampire tale and not some sort of strange story that tries to venture into warm and fuzzy territory. Things turn upside down for Elisha and she is pushed to new territory with new allies.

Apr 18, Deanna Roberts rated it really liked it. He wants to die and he will not let her stop him. More than years later, she still survives, still caring for her charge, but is suddenly thrust into danger.

Blood Memories (Vampire Memories, #1) by Barb Hendee

This review originally appeared at Fantasy Literature’s Hendee page. She can literally make people want to take care of her. Instead, it’s an interesting look at a young woman turned vampire to be a caretaker but not given any information on her existance. May 07, Katie babs rated it it was ok. She was made by a British lordling to care for William, who was turned in advanced senility and is now condemned to an eternity as a vampire with Alzheimer’s.

I still don’t care for Phillip. The story is told mostly in first person from her POV and it’s strangely fascinating to read about how she lives and how she learned I enjoyed reading “Blood Memories” by Barb Hendee.

In the world of Vampire novels, this is an older one. Buy from our partners. The story is compelling and fast paced.