Title: Dark Blood
Series: The Dark Blood Saga, # 1
Author: Caleb James
Genre: Mystery & Suspense / Paranormal
Length: 295 pages
Publisher: DSP Publications (June 28, 2016)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Blurb: Handsome, brilliant, and surrounded by good friends, twenty-three-year-old medical student, Miles Fox, has a secret–and it’s not that he’s gay. Though he harbors a crush on his straight best friend, Luke. Miles, like his grandmother, Anna, possesses the healing gift, an ability she’s made him swear never to use or divulge, lest horrible things befall those he loves. It happened to her when her family was butchered by Nazis.
But it all goes to hell when Miles heals a terminally ill father on a New Orleans cancer ward and wakes to find himself on a locked psych unit. Worse, news of the healing miracle has spread. For millennia, its carriers have been hunted by those who would steal it. Dr. Gerald Stangl and his teenage son, Calvin, know what Miles possesses. They, like their predecessors, will stop at nothing to take it, including kidnap, torture, and murder. As the Stangl’s noose tightens, Miles and Luke are trapped in a death match with stakes higher than they could ever imagine.
Review: Oh my god this book was so good. You have Miles Fox who has a secret gift he was told never to use lest he lose everyone he cares about. Now a medical student he goes against what he promised his grandmother and uses his gift to heal a man.
Unfortunately, it brings negative attention to him in the form of Dr. Gerald Stangl, who has been following Miles waiting and planning for the perfect time to have Miles in his clutches so he can covet the gift and have it for his own. I loved the background details on Stangl’s family and what they represented. It brought awareness and a deeper understanding to Stangl’s motives.
This story is full of twists and heart stopping moments. Dr. Stangl’s family has been trying to figure out how to get the gift out of one person and into another for a very long time. There are mentions of Nazi’s and prisoners and what was done to these individuals as result.
Spellbinding and mind-blowing it shows just how far one is willing to go to get the ultimate gift for themselves no matter the cost. Brilliantly written it is a roller coaster ride of deception, suspense, murder, experiments and love. I loved it and am looking forward to reading more.
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